In an apparent bid to shake up the home improvement industry much as they have the computer and mobile device arenas, Apple has now made the Nest Learning Thermostat available in the Apple Store. The device is available now for $250.
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Apple achieves the smooth and shiny finish of its products by manufacturing step called anodizing. The process makes metals like aluminum and titanium resistant to corrosion by growing an oxide layer into the metal. That’s right, they protect against corrosion by adding a layer of rust!
Tonight at 6PM Pacific, 9PM Eastern, Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled as the opening night interview subject at the 10th D: All Things D Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Let’s enjoy some more wit and wisdom from everybody’s favorite personal assistant, Siri! But watch out for that new movie she’s in, it’s a killer!
Apple has applied for patents on an advanced stylus, (yes, you heard right,) that will sense movement and provide feedback when it passes specific points on a screen.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has requested to not be issued dividends on his restricted stock units when the company pays out its planned dividend to shareholders this summer. He will be sacrificing a nearly $75 million payout by refusing the dividends.
A report from the most recent issue of Fortune magazine profiles Apple CEO Tim Cook as a capable leader who is in the process of leaving his own mark on the company. However, the article also quotes a former Apple employee as saying that Apple employees are “embarrassed by Siri” and that Steve Jobs would have “lost his mind over Siri.”
Apple says the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust suit against it and five U.S. publishers is “fundamentally flawed as a matter of fact and law.” In court documents, Apple argued that the DOJ is siding with Amazon’s ebook monopoly, rather than competition.
Foxconn is planning on using its new partnership with Sharp to build a new plant in China to manufacture screens for Apple’s iPhone. Foxconn will build the plant in Chengdu, China, and Sharp will receive tens of billions of yen in fees to assist in the project. The deal expands the partnership between the two companies, after Foxconn bought a 10 percent stake in Sharp in March worth $808 million.
Apple continues to grab market share in the worldwide smartphone market. The latest data shows the iOS operating system accounted for nearly a quarter of all smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012.
Social board games are all the rage on the iPhone and iPad. While Words With Friends is probably the first game of this type that comes to mind, there have been many entries into this rapidly growing game genre. What can a game do to set itself apart from all the other games?
The mobile PC market is booming, and Apple remains the top dog on the sales charts. How are they doing it? A little device they like to call the iPad. Apple shipped 13.6 million iPads in the first quarter of 2012.
Two days of settlement talks between the chief executive officers of Apple and Samsung have failed to lead to an agreement that would end their continuing legal battles over their patent infringement lawsuits.
IBM has barred the use of Siri and Dictation for iOS from their corporate networks citing security concerns. Both features send spoken data to Apple’s servers to be converted to text.
Samsung, apparently taking the “WAH!” legal approach, has accused Apple of calling expert witnesses that exhibit “slavish adoration” to the company during the continuing patent trial between the two electronics giants. Samsung says Apple’s experts have “cast aside established scientific methods and governing legal principles in favor of slavish adoration of their client…”
A report was released this morning detailing Apple’s investment in equipment and manufacturing during the most recent quarter. The investments are record breaking, and indicates that the company may be up to something.