The Los Altos Historical Commission voted unanimously on Monday to designate the childhood home of Steve Jobs an "historic resource." The house, whose garage famously saw the birth of Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple, Inc.), will now be preserved.
There's one phrase from Apple's conference call with analysts on Tuesday that has resonated with me, and that was when CEO Tim Cook talked about the importance of customers being able to "access the entire ecosystem" with Apple's products. Behind that phrase is the fact that Apple isn't interested in market share for market share's sake, but that's something Wall Street has never understood.
Fall is a great time to get out in the woods and Vern Seward points out 3 free apps you might want to take along with you in this week's Free on iTunes. Backyard Scat and Tracks, The Mushroom Book, Ive Got 1. Check it out.
When a company, like Apple, makes a bold move, like giving away OS X and productivity apps, it's typically seen as a torpedo intended to sink an enemy ship. So then people argue; that bold move is no torpedo. And they're right. In fact, single, bold actions are more like cannon fire that whittles away at the superstructure of an enemy ship, slowly reducing its ability to function.
After amazing success with Burberry, Angela Ahrendts could become one of Apple's most important executives, if she is given the freedome to work her magic.
Taiwan has fined Samsung TWD10 million (that's New Taiwan dollars, or US$340,131) for mounting a fake campaign to praise Samsung's Android devices and criticize unspecified in article comments and forums. Taiwan's Federal Trade Commission began an investigation of Samsung in April and concluded the South Korean giant paid people to talk up its products and bash competitors, a violation of local regulations.
LONDON - The Apple keynote was a mixture of the free and the very expensive, and that wasn't lost on the UK fan base who were looking closely at the goings on in California. Of all the products Apple announced, it was the iPads that generated the most excitement at the London Mac User Group.
Over the years, Apple slipped into the idea that there is not much separation between the iMac and the Mac Pro in terms of overall performance. Now, with the new Mac Pro, we're seeing a renewed commitment to the pro philosophy for professionals in video, photography, music and even science. It truly is the super Mac in the style of Lamborghini super cars. But it will also cost you.
Veteran technology columnist David Pogue has left his post at The New York Times for a gig at Yahoo! The longtime Mac and iPhone aficionado announced on Tumblr (which is owned by Yahoo!) that he was leaving The Times after 13 years, but would continue his Nova series and many publishing ventures.
Traveling can leave you with a lot of time on your hands. Vern Seward points out three free iOS apps that wayward travelers might find useful. Circa, CityMaps2Go, Translate Professional.
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