A story that first came to light last week is getting more attention than it probably deserves this weekend. Nonetheless, all eyes are on Apple's potentially "illegal" activity in Boston, courtesy of an iPod marketing endeavor gone horribly wrong.
I guess you could say the writing was on the wall... literally. And, as a result, Apple is taking heat for putting up an iPod touch billboard that reportedly violates local law due to
If you look up the word "copycat" in any new dictionary these days, there's a very strong possibility you will see a photo of the first Microsoft Store, which opened late last week in Phoenix, Arizona. To say that Microsoft's new store simply resembles the typical Apple store would be a great understatement, indeed.
Blatantly "borrowing" the look and feel of the Apple Store concept, Microsoft is even opening their stores near Apple Stores. Consequently, Apple is feeling the pressure to spruce up their own stores and the surrounding areas as quickly as possible. This fallout from Microsoft's new retail run hasn't
been widely acknowledged, but Apple is beginning to shell out big bucks to touch up their retail presence.
Look no further than my backyard in Chicago for evidence. From ifoapplestore.com:
In a presentation at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Mary Meeker, the Managing Director of financial services firm Morgan Stanley, noted that the combined growth of the iPhone and iPod touch has outstripped that of every other consumer electronics platform including the Wii and Playstation Por.
In what came as a surprise to many, official word was issued last night confirming the end of Apple's ZFS open source project - an advanced file system developed by Sun that was ported to Mac OS X and released as an open source project on Apple's Mac OS Forge collaboration site two years ago.
Apple Insider reports that the mailing list and repository will also be removed shortly.
Our friends at CNET put it best. This is one small step for man, one giant leap for the iPhone.
Only hours ago, NASA released its first official app for the iPhone. The awe-inspiring application allows you to explore different NASA missions like the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Exploration Rovers. In addition to the mission details, you can also check out images, videos and keep tabs on what NASA has to report about about the
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Google Wave is a new real-time collaboration tool under development by the geniuses at Google Labs. Access to the service is still invitation-only, but if you are one of the lucky few there is a new iPhone client that is pending release on the App Store: Waveboard, which
On the day of Windows 7's release, Apple posted a terse Knowledge Base article promising Boot Camp support for the new operating system. However, the capability will only be available in a future update to the utility, which is slated for release sometime before the end of the year.
Additionally, the article noted without explanation that nine Mac models manufactured in 2006 will not
Only hours after Windows 7 was released and Microsoft's first retail store opened in Phoenix, Apple fired back after enduring weeks of recent jabs at the hands of everyone from Verizon to Microsoft.
Three new ads have been rolled out by Apple which suggest that Microsoft's new version of Windows is nothing new or special, saying Windows 7 will be no better than previous offerings.
These spots are simply the latest "Get A Mac" commercials that pit the famous PC and Mac representatives against one another. In the "Broken Promises" ad, the PC is thematically presented as a series of flashbacks that reiterate the point that Microsoft is simply offering more of the same with each new OS, which, this time, supposedly is "not gonna have any of the problems my last operating system had."
Longtime Apple antagonist and cloning maven Psystar is up to its usually tricks again. Psystar has come out with "Rebel EFI", which enables the latest version of Mac OS X to be installed on any PC with a Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, i7 and other Intel based systems.
AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega, in a conference call quoted by Computerworld, alluded to the end of AT&T's deal with Apple for exclusive rights as the iPhone carrier, a reference that many observers are seizing upon as a suggestion that there could soon be additional service providers for the device in the US.
In a question-and-answer session, de la Vega said "[w]e have a legacy of having a great