Apple’s iPad Gets Another JD Power Award, Cheap Tablets Get Low Satisfaction

3:38 PM, May. 7th, 2014 · · Analysis

D Power Award

Apple's iPad was king of customer satisfaction for tablets, according to JD Power's 2014 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study—Volume 1. The research company announced on Monday that it was giving the iPad its self-titled JD Power Award, and that an increase in cheap tablets has led to an overall decrease in customer satisfaction for the segment.

PR Queen Katie Cotton Leaving Apple

2:31 PM, May. 7th, 2014 · · Analysis

Katie Cotton

Katie Cotton, Apple's legendary queen of public relations, is leaving the company after 18 years of managing what is arguably the most successful PR department in corporate history. Bryan Chaffin explains her behind-the-scenes role at Apple and why her departure is a loss for the company.

Biotech Industry Bracing for Apple’s Brand of Disruption

7:10 PM, May. 6th, 2014 · · Analysis

Apple in Biotech

Apple's hiring binge in the biotechnology field is already rattling the industry. According to Reuters, Apple scooping up chief medical officers, engineers, and others in field has some executives complaining, a sure sign they're worried. And, they should be. Apple is coming.

Kicking Trust in the Pants: NSA had Close Relationship with Apple, Google

2:38 PM, May. 6th, 2014 · · Analysis

The idea that Apple, Google, and other tech companies have always distanced themselves from the NSA may not be accurate thanks to emails that recently surfaced. The emails show communication between Google executives and the NSA, plus they mention other companies, including Apple, Microsoft, and HP, undermining the trust companies have been working so hard to maintain after the NSA's wide spread surveillance tactics were uncovered.

Biff, Pow! Amazon Throws Digital Comics a One-two Punch

1:43 PM, Apr. 29th, 2014 · · Analysis

Amazon and ComiXology did more than ruffle a few feathers over the weekend with the release of a new iPhone and iPad ComiXology app that removed in-app purchase options. Instead, users now must go to the ComiXology website to view and purchase titles, heralding in a new Amazon-controlled age of digital comics.

Former Intel VP Paints a Future Where Apple ‘Found’ Search

9:17 PM, Apr. 28th, 2014 · · Analysis

Find This

Imagine a future where Apple disrupts the search market. Avram Miller, retired Intel vice president of business development, has done just that, painting that future in a (maybe, maybe not) fictional look back at how Apple developed that service, which he said would be called "Found." Bryan Chaffin love it.

Former Employee Criticizes Apple’s Security Patching Practices

10:45 PM, Apr. 25th, 2014 · · Analysis

Kristin Paget

Kristen Paget, a security expert who left Apple for Tesla in January, unloaded on her former company for its security patching practices. In a blog post, Ms. Paget noted that Apple identified and patched a myriad of security flaws in Safari for OS X on April 1st, but left those same identified security flaws open in iOS until the release of iOS 7.1.1 three weeks later.