Apple wants to buy Beats mainly to bring CEO Jimmy Iovine and hip-hop legend Dr. Dre on board, according to online reports. Apple is also cognizant of its role pumping money into the music industry through the iTunes Store, and plans to operate Beats Music as a standalone service-on-the-side in order to provide a smooth transition from music downloads to music streaming. Bryan Chaffin explores these ideas.
Microsoft didn't do well selling the first and second generation Surface tablets. Those tablets were not pure, mainstream tablets. So Microsoft has altered its strategy with the Surface Pro 3 to go after notebook computers. The result? The true toaster-fridge makes its debut.
Guess what? We have a new entry into the Apple Death Knell Counter, #65. One John Benjamin believes that "Apple is rotting from the inside," and he offers nothing to support the idea. Bryan Chaffin takes you on a tour.
Analyst Trip Chowdhry recently declared that Apple had to release an iWatch in sixty days or Apple would vanish. How recently? Sixty days ago today.
The way Apple has handled the iTunes 11.2 upgrade bug that made the /Users folder invisible is troubling. It's a matter of concern how and why it happened, that an OS bug should be introduced in an iTunes update, and how Apple handled the fix.
Everyone has a story to tell. Adobe's new app, Voice, makes it so easy to tell it that Vern Seward is featuring it in this week's Free on iTunes.
Jim Henson passed away 24 years ago today and Kelly explains why he's such a big deal. For starters, Apple thought highly enough to include him its series of Think Different posters.
Amazon has been accused of bullying Hachette, the smallest of the so-called "Big Five" publishers. There has been lots of mainstream coverage of the issue, but what this situation really highlights is the stupidity of Eric Holder's Department of Justice and its campaign against Apple's iBooks Store.
Steve Jobs once talked about how the best ideas derive from intersection of technology and humanities. But when a company exhibits no humanity, what's left?
Ever since the first Apple retail stores opened in May of 2001 in Tysons Corner, VA and the Glendale Galleria, CA, new stores have been opening on a regular basis with the total in the U.S. now exceeding 250. At what point does adding new stores in the U.S. no longer make sense?
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