Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The New iPhone 5 Pictures

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Apple Products /Tim Cook Performance

"Fortune has a lengthy profile of Tim Cook on tap in this week's issue, compiling reports of the CEO's performance through the first 7 months and how that has affected Apple. Mostly there's nothing new; Cook is an accessible, efficient CEO who is putting his expertise in factory production to good use. But there are a few bits of interest, including murmurs of Apple's future products.
As Fortune describes, Apple holds an annual event where it invites, according to its own criteria, the "Top 100" executives to check out the company's upcoming roadmap...."

More at Fortune: Executives 'Blown Away' by Apple's New Products [Apple]

Apple to release 'most important product we've done'
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Apple's chief designer and scion of cool Jonathan Ive told London paper the Telegraph that neither the iPad nor Macintosh nor the iPhone is most important product the company has ever done. It's the secret product he's currently working on that has his ...
Apple Design Chief KnightedWall Street Journal (blog)
Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive reaffirms desire to stay at companyBBC News
Apple VP: New project is 'most important,' 'best work we've done'Los Angeles Times
CIO -CNN International -PCWorld
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

iPhone 5 Very Different Design?

We’ve heard tons of speculation that the iPhone 5 will be thinner and lighter than the current model and these cases suggest it will have tapered edges and a slim profile as well. Finally, the images appear to an aluminum back on the fifth-generation iPhone, which also jibes with earlier reports.

The iPhone 5 is expected to be available in the United States in October, so we’re not surprised to see leaks like this start to spill out across the web.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Amazon's New Bigger Kindle

Amazon could be stoking a bigger Fire. Photo: Victor J. Blue/

'If rumors are to be believed, Apple and Amazon are both working on tablets that would invade each other’s turf. The latest scuttlebutt has Amazon preparing for a 10-inch Kindle Fire: DigiTimes reports that “market rumors” are pointing to a 10-inch Amazon tablet launching in the third quarter of this year. 
While Amazon is notoriously tight lipped about its sales figures, the Kindle Fire has been pegged as the number one selling Android tablet on the market, with a 54 percent share among a vast field of competitors. With such a commanding lead, it makes sense that Amazon would set its sights on expanding the Fire line, and taking on the iPad in the 10-inch tablet market. 
The irony, of course, is that Apple is rumored to be working on a 7-inch iPad mini. The smallish 7-inch form factor — once blasted by Steve Jobs as being dead-on-arrival — is actually doing quite well for Amazon’s Fire, and conventional wisdom says Apple is finding the prospect of lucrative 7-inch iPad sales too hard to ignore.
Both companies’ tablets support robust digital ecosystems that make money on their own. Apple makes a tidy profit on all its iPad sales, but also takes a 30 percent cut of all iOS app sales. And of course Apple makes money on iTunes movie, TV show and music sales as well. 
Amazon, meanwhile, takes a different route: It doesn’t make any money on its rock-bottom-priced, $200 Kindle Fire, but recoups everything on the back end (and then some) via all the digital and physical goods it sells via the tablet, a veritable gateway drug to rampant consumerism. Thanks to this pricing model, the company could effectively subsidize a 10-inch Kindle Fire, selling it for cost at between $300 and $350."
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Steve Jobs Wanted to Make an Apple Branded Automobile

Steve Jobs Wanted to Make an Apple Branded Automobile:

It sounds like a bad joke, but there are some vestiges of truth behind the assertion that Apple could produce a company-branded automobile dubbed the "iCar." As it turns out, Steve Jobs actually spoke of such a creation. And he definitely wasn't joking.

Shortly before his fall 2011 passing, the iconic co-founder of the world's most profitable company began dramatically expanding - at least on the drawing board - the potential reach of Apple's product line. In addition to laying the groundwork for a forthcoming connected HDTV offering, Jobs envisioned something much more unorthodox.

iTunes: Apple Censors "Jailbreak" in iTunes App

Apple Censors "Jailbreak" In iTunes
"Apple really doesn't want you to jailbreak your iPhone. So much so, that it has reportedly started filtering the term "jailbreak" in the US iTunes store. The search results still turn up, but most of them show up as "j*******k." Oh f**k. 
Not every single result for "Jailbreak" has been censored as a bad word . Take for example Thin Lizzy's classic record Jailbreak. For certain versions of the record—mostly the older ones—the title shows up as it should. For the new Deluxe Edition, the record's title is censored, but the word isn't censored in the description. The names of apps have also been censored, and as Shoutpedia points out, the iTunes store in other countries is still showing the full word....More at Apple Censors "Jailbreak" In iTunes [Video]." 
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

New Apple iOS 6 Features

Possible new iOS new features...

1. Expand Siri's capabilities and open up the Siri API.
2. Multiple users (on iPad).
3. Facebook integration.
4. Auto-hide an empty Newsstand
5. Multitasking gestures for iPhone.
6. Improved Notification Center.
7. Weather, Stocks, and Clock for iPad.
8. AirDrop for iOS
9. Quick access to toggle Bluetooth, WiFi, and 3G on and off. (most Important to me)
10. Universal passcode locks for apps.
11. Multiple signatures in Mail.
12. Safari Top Sites.
14. Styled Text APIs.
15. Improved cursor navigation.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Kid Earns $65K Selling iPod Parts in High School

 What a great story except for the cease and desist stuff...
"After a long day at school, the house phone rang and my mother answered. It's Apple and they want to have a word with you, she said. At the time, I was 16 and I had been hustling iPod parts to all parts of the world. 
"I'm not telling you this as an authority but as say, an uncle figure: you need to stop what you're doing," said the Apple attorney on the other end.
When I was 15, my 3rd...

Hacking the iPod: How I Earned $65K in High School Off Busted Apple Products

generation iPod had broken. This was a tragedy as music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. With no funds to purchase a new iPod, I was determined to fix it. After scouring eBay, I purchased a logic board and read countless tutorials on how to crack open my iPod and surgically replace the logic board. 
The operation was successful and I felt triumphant – functioning iPod, new awesome skill as iPod-surgeon, and none of my music was lost. I grew very curious as to how frequently out-of-warranty iPods malfunctioned and simply required a new part or two."

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