It’s Thursday, the week is almost over, and in today’s MacTrast News Digest, we’ve got a supplier responsibility report from Apple, an Angry Birds game Stanley Kowalski would scream for, Apple may be SOL (Simply Out of Luck) now that Comcast is buying TWC, and the iPad 2 is probably near the end of its long run.
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s plans for a revamped Apple TV have been scaled back a bit compared to what the company initially intended. The great metropolitan daily says that Apple originally approached media companies with the aim of obtaining content rights for an a-la-carte type Internet enable set-top box, but has since pulled back on the reins of the plan a bit.
Former Apple employee Scott Knaster recently posted a photo of old Apple employee badges. firing our nostalgia for the ’80s, and raising the question, “Would you buy a computer from these people?”
Comcast is prepping an all stock buyout of Time Warner Cable for $159 per share. The official announcement was made today. What does this mean for Apple’s plans to include Time Warner Cable as a supplier of content for its Apple TV set-top box?
Apple is reportedly set to end the iPad 2′s three-year run. Interest in the device is reportedly dropping, due to other more capable iPad models being offered for the same price, or less.
Apple has published its 2014 Supplier Responsibility Report, which contains the results of its 2013 supplier audit program. The report confirms that Apple’s partners use only ethically sourced tantalum, a primary metal used in electronic components that can be also be obtained from war-torn regions in Africa.
Rovio has announced that another entry in the Angry Birds saga will soon be leaving the corporate nest, as they’ll be releasing “Angry Birds Stella” in the fall of this year.
It’s time for the MacTrast News Digest for February 12, 2014, and we’ve got time capsules, a new Apple TV, a retro TV iPad case, a “Healthbook” mockup, and more…
We reported last year about the long-lost time capsule from the 1983 International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado was dug up. While the time capsule contained numerous items from the conference, the one item that was of most interest to Apple devotees is the Lisa mouse that Steve Jobs used during a speech at the gathering.
Bloomberg: New Apple TV On Its Way for Holiday Launch – Still in Content Talks With Time Warner Cable
Quoting the ever popular “people with knowledge of the matter,” Bloomberg reports today that Apple is planning to introduce a new Apple TV set-top box, possibly as early as April, with an actual release date during the holiday season.
A report from Japanese business site Nikkei suggests that Apple and Sony are in negotiations that would double Sony’s shipments to Apple in 2015. This could mean that Sony will soon be providing both cameras on the iPhone.
While we all wait (not so) patiently for an Apple television set, craftsman Jeffrey Stephenson gives us a peek at the retro television that never was via his beautiful wooden iPad case.
Ad network Chitika decided to test whether Microsoft’s Surface – a tablet heavily promoted by its makers as the tablet best suited for doing “real work” – is actually being used more in work settings than either Apple’s iPad, or the various tablets that run Google’s Android OS.
MacTrast doesn’t usually show “mockups” of rumored software that hasn’t even been officially announced, but the excitement around Apple’s rumored iOS 8 “Healthbook” app is just too great to ignore…
The amazing growth of the App Store has catapulted Apple’s iTunes division to a position as one of the most valuable businesses in the world, grabbing more revenue than established stalwarts such as Xerox and CBS.
Apple released updates on Tuesday for both Boot Camp, Apple’s software that allows Windows 7 and Windows 8 to run on a Mac, and Compressor, Apple’s pro video encoding and formatting software.