Apple and IBM Roll Out MobileFirst Apps for iPhone, iPad

9:06 AM, Dec. 10th, 2014 · · News

Apple and IBM launched the first round of IBM MobileFirst apps for the iPhone and iPad on Wednesday. The apps are part of the business collaboration between the two companies to help push iOS solutions deeper into the enterprise market.

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Apple and IBM are in a strong position to be able to own the enterprise-level mobile device market, and it's clear that's exactly what they want to do. Good luck competing with that, Microsoft.

How To Have A Smooth Holiday Genius Bar Appointment

5:19 PM, Dec. 9th, 2014 · · News

Things can happen to your Apple gear no matter what time of year it is. If you find your hardware going south during the holidays, Kelly has some tips for making that Genius Bar appointment go as smoothly as possible.

Apple Planning New R&D Center in Japan

11:47 AM, Dec. 9th, 2014 · · News

Apple is planning on building a large-scale research and development center outside of Tokyo, Japan. News of the project comes courtesy of Japan Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, and has been confirmed by Apple.

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Apple loves controlling every aspect of its product designs, so it makes sense to have an R&D center focusing on manufacturing in Japan.

Judge in iPod Antitrust Case: Find a New Plaintiff

9:16 AM, Dec. 9th, 2014 · · News

The years-old antitrust class action lawsuit alleging Apple intentionally locked competitors out of the iPod to control the portable media player market will continue, at least for now. U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales ruled the final plaintiff in the case hadn't purchased an iPod during the necessary time frame, then gave attorneys until Tuesday to find new plaintiffs.

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Considering how much time attorneys had to find solid plaintiffs for their case, you'd think they could've done better than putting someone on the stand with an iPod bought with the legal firm's credit card. They'll most likely find replacement plaintiffs in time for the case to move forward, but you can bet Apple will look at each purchase closely to make sure they're legit.

Apple Retail Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

6:16 PM, Dec. 8th, 2014 · · News

Interested in learning the basics of coding? Apple retail locations will have a variety of events in different stores. Should you be interested and not near an Apple Store, Kelly has a few alternate suggestions for you or your family who might like an introduction to programming.

Bushel Launching Mac/iOS Device Management - Get Your Invite Here

5:50 PM, Dec. 8th, 2014 · · News

Smaller organizations may not have dedicated IT staff for mobile deployment, or the bandwidth to take on such a project. JAMF is fixing to resolve that for smaller organizations with a new product called Bushel. Find out more about this invite-only pilot program, and get your own invitation.

John Martellaro Talks Apple and UHDTV on Tech Night Owl LIVE

5:45 PM, Dec. 8th, 2014 · · News

Appearing this week on the Tech Night Owl LIVE is John Martellaro, the irrepressible Senior Editor for Analysis & Reviews at The Mac Observer. John discusses why Apple may be letting a few things fall through the cracks, such as the recent late and decidedly mediocre update to the Mac mini, Apple's tardiness in updating its display line and more.