While Apple has never tried to hide the fact that consumers are still its top priority, businesses have found the company to be easier to work with in recent years, adding features to its devices that make them more business-friendly.
Articles by Chris Hauk
VietNamNet reports that a Vietnamese book company has published a Steve Jobs 2012 Calendar. It is entitled “Be hungry – Be foolish,” a famous statement by Jobs. (The actual quote is: “Stay hungry, stay foolish.”)
A recent report suggests that suppliers will begin shipping components to Apple this month for an ultra-thin 15″ MacBook this month. Retail shipments of the new MacBook are reportedly set to begin in March of 2012.
MacRumors reports that Applidium, the development team that brought the open source video player VLC to the App Store, (sadly to have it pulled over licensing issues,) have announced that they have reverse engineered the protocol used to allow Siri to communicate with Apple’s servers.
Logitech Chief Executive Guerrino De Luca, speaking at an Analyst and Investor Day earlier this week, said that there are no plans to do a follow-up to the Google TV-based Revue. Mistakes implementing the device cost the company $100 million in operating profits.
Following Apple’s clearing of developer iTunes Match libraries on Saturday, the company has now seeded developers with iTunes 10.5.1 Beta 3. The update includes numerous stability and performance improvements for iTunes Match.
Over at The Startup Foundry, Paul Hontz reports that after updating to iOS 5.0.1 on his iPhone 4S the device can’t remember the name of any of his contacts! He updated using the over the air (OTA) method, and then the troubles began.
Patently Apple’s Jack Purcher reports the US Patent & Trademark Office has published a patent application from Apple revealing possible changes in the iPad 3’s backlighting system.
Apple has released SMC Firmware Update 1.5 for the MacBook Pro which fixes an issue where the machine would shut off unexpectedly under heavy processor load, even when plugged in.
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that accused Apple of “iBricking” the iPhone 3G and 3GS. Lead plaintiff Bianca Wofford said Apple told owners of its 3G and 3GS iPhones that the new iOS4 operating system was an upgrade.
Politico reporter Matt Sobocinski warns that Senator John McCain now owns an iPhone 4S, and he’s not afraid to use it!
Wondering why previous iPhone versions may never have Siri? Basically, it’s because the iPhone 4S is neurotic, and has an infrared LED in its proximity sensor to make sure it always knows where your face is.
Sure, a Retina Display on the iPad would really make family photos pop, and video games rock, but it would also bring valuable capabilities for professionals like pilots, doctors and other professionals.
So you have a TiVo digital video recorder, and you love it. But, if you’re like me, you forgot to schedule a recording, and you’re away from home and don’t have access to the DVR. Guess what? There’s an app for that!
The time has finally come – Adobe has briefed developers that they will cease development of their mobile Flash plug-in, and will focus on HTML 5 and their Adobe AIR platform.
There has been speculation, some even here on this site, by this writer that Apple may be planning to allow Siri to run on the iPhone 4. It’s been a bright shining beam of hope for those of us still “stuck” with our iPhone4.