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New Details Arise Concerning MobileMe Refresh?

Posted on 16/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

We’ve already hear a few things about Apple’s upcoming MobileMe refresh from a report by the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, however CultofMac is now claiming to have new information obtained from a new anonymous source. Among the things mentioned in their report are a love video-streaming service, a location-based check-in system, and a geo-tagging system that tags real-world locations.


How Jef Raskin Helped Shape Apple In The Early 80's

Posted on 15/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Jef Raskin was one of the first employees of Apple Inc in the late 1970’s. A memo from 1981, found by his son Aza, outlines some of the principles that Jef helped introduce in Apple during their early period.


Apple & Amazon Wage War Over In-App eBook Sales

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Apple’s policy requiring all 3rd party apps that sell content to support in-app purchasing is set to cause some trouble for giants like Amazon – in the battle between Amazon and Apple, one giant will have to bow to the other. Who will bow to who? Only time will tell. Let the battle begin!


Apple To Unleash Major Upgrade For Mobile Me, Remove Price Tag

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has been working on a fairly major upgrade for its popular MobileMe service, adding cloud-based iTunes library storage (which may operate as a streaming service or digital locker-type storage mechanism). The upgrade will also reportedly make MobileMe into a free service in order to compete with the similar free services on other platforms, such as Android.


Why Nokia and Microsoft Joining Forces Is Better For Everyone

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Recently, Nokia’s CEO released a memo in which he admitted that Nokia’s Symbian platform has been thoroughly defeated by Smartphones, and the iPhone in particular.  Since then, Nokia and Microsoft have gotten together and announced that Nokia will be adopting…


Steve Jobs Still The Big Man On (Apple's) Campus

Posted on 11/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Steve Jobs, despite his medical leave, continues to man the helm at Apple in a capable manner, and still remains very actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the massive Cupertino corporation. The report indicates that he has been working from home, and even holding business meetings there.


Sony To Pull Out of iTunes Over Spat with Apple?

Posted on 11/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Sony vs Apple

One of the big three music labels may be preparing to pull out of iTunes. It’s a move that could see the likes of Beyonce, Tool, and Pearl Jam drop out of iTunes. Sony is apparently still upset over Apple’s rejection their ebook reader app from the App Store a few months ago.


A Tale of Four Smart Phones

Posted on 10/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I’m a Mac, and I freely admit it. I’m an Apple fan boy, I own an iPhone 4 and a MacBook Pro, I drool over all of Apple’s newest creations, and I hunger and thirst to obtain the Apple products that I don’t already own. It’s been that way for years, and for most of that time, it’s felt comfortable and secure… It’s just felt right. Over the last year or so, however, I noticed a certain disturbance in the force: I was becoming a hater. I was quarreling with Android’s high priests, guffawing at Windows Phone 7 and it’s “pitiful” followers, and had somehow formed it in my mind that the BlackBerry had been gruesomely murdered by a gang of competing smart phones.


What If Apple Sold Water

Posted on 09/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Apple could sell anything, right? Even water? Sure. Why not – but I think their attention is best served elsewhere. Like on the iPad 3, iPhone 6, and see-thru Macbook Pros that can fly. But what if Apple actually really did sell water? It would probably go a little something like this….


Apple To Refresh iPod Classic

Posted on 08/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to AppleInsider, a refresh of Apple’s iPod classic may be well on its way to consumers. According to the report, inventories for the Classic are quite low, which may lead to suspicion. Additionally, new MicroSATA hard drives released by Toshiba in capacities of up to 220GB (and with some potential space and power savings) may be driving the upgrade as well.


Spotify Launching In The US Soon

Posted on 08/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan


European based streaming music service Spotify is set to take iTunes et al by the horns in the next few months with their imminent American launch. Spotify has been out in the wild in Europe for the past few years. And those of us lucky enough to use the service are unanimous in our appreciation for this innovative music service.


(Update: Winner!) Giveaway: Octiv Mini

Posted on 08/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Hopefully you enjoyed yesterday’s review of the Octiv Mini, because today we’re giving away our review unit! It’s only been out of the box for a very short period of time, plugged in just once, and only used to play 5-6 songs.


Apple Store to Kibosh Retail Box Software

Posted on 08/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to MacRumors, Apple may be about to eliminate boxed retail software from their popular stores, instead focusing on the Mac App Store. It seems obvious that software is quickly moving on to digital distribution, but would this move be too much, too soon for Apple?