Posts Tagged ‘apple’

Apple Secretive About ‘Polluting and Poisoning’ Supply Chain, Says Report

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Boy, if even the Chinese are complaining, then things must be pretty bad …

Apple comes joint last among IT firms in a transparency study drawn up by leading Chinese environment groups.


Is the iPhone About to Lose its Mojo?

Monday, January 17th, 2011

For many people a mobile phone is a fashion accessory or an extension of their personality; for me, it’s just a way to know what time it is without having to wear a wristwatch.

Android is racing ahead of Apple in the US as the mobile phone struggle enters a new phase

A growing number of tech experts are predicting that the iPhone is in danger of losing the “smart phone wars” to an upstart operating system from Google, in a dramatic reversal of fortune for one of the world’s coolest hi-tech products.


Have Tech-Company Intellectual Property Policies Gone Too Far?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I had no idea that one could sue a hacker; the tricky part is probably finding the hacker in order to sue them.

Sony have announced that they’re suing the hackers who uncovered the security codes for the PlayStation 3, that the console uses to determine that software is genuine.  This means that anybody who has access to this code can use it in non-approved (and even pirated), software to get that to run happily on the console.


Tablet Strategies, Chip Strategies, 3D TV, Smart TV and MIAs

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Some interesting observations regarding the recent Consumer Electronics Show …

Looking back on the week in Las Vegas’s giant show points to some serious struggles ahead in a number of sectors.


Apple Launches Apps Store for Macintosh Computers

Friday, January 7th, 2011

This seems like a pretty significant development for Mac users …

Tech giant to offer more than 1,000 applications for desktops and laptops in 90 countries

Apple today launched its long-awaited applications store for Macintosh computers, bringing the iPhone and iPad software phenomenon to desktops and laptops.


Alarm Bells for Apple as Glitch Hits New Year Wake-Up Calls for iPhone Users

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Am I the last person on Earth who still relies on an old-fashioned clock-radio?

Frustration vented on Facebook and Twitter, after earlier malfunctions over clock changes in Europe

There was further alarm for Apple over the weekend as iPhone and iPod users complained they had missed wake-up calls because of a software programming error.


Nokia’s Patent Row with Apple Escalates

Friday, December 17th, 2010

This could get very, very ugly …

Finnish manufacturer files 13 fresh complaints in latest escalation of smartphone patent warfare

Nokia has opened up a new front in its patent war with Apple, launching 13 fresh complaints in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.


Apple Mac App Store Opens Next Month

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

It sounds like we won’t be seeing a PC App store any time in the near future …

The Mac App Store – featuring apps in categories such as education, games and lifestyle – will open on 6 January, says Apple


Richard Branson Launches Project as ‘First Truly Digital’ Magazine for iPad

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Someday, someone will figure out how to make the digital magazine format workable and profitable … I kind of think that day is still years away though.

Virgin tycoon will be up against Rupert Murdoch’s Daily

“This is not a battle! This is not a war!” Richard Branson declared, guns blazing, at the launch in New York today of his new digital venture – a monthly interactive magazine custom-designed for the iPad.


Apple Personal Computer Sells for $210,000 (and It’s Not Even a New One)

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Yikes! I’m pretty sure that my parents’ old Apple I went directly to the trash can when it finally stopped working …

Okay, so I might poke fun at the price Apple charges for its computers, but this one is truly antique.  One of the very first Apple personal computers, first sold as a run of only 200 in 1976, has just sold at auction for £133,250 ($210,000) complete with signed letters of authenticity from company founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozinak (the latter of who was present at the auction).