Greenpeace is going to have a field day with this one.The love/hate relationship that environmentalists have with Apple Inc.
The Apple Core
Apple technology keeps gaining respect in the executive suite, with businesses and in the data center. Jason O'Grady and David Morgenstern deliver critical news and penetrating analysis.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years. In the recent past, he founded Ziff-Davis' Storage Supersite, served as news editor for Ziff Davis Internet and held several executive editorial positions at eWEEK. In the 1990s, David was editor of Ziff Davis' award-winning MacWEEK news publication as well as its successor title, eMediaWEEKly, which focused on multiplatform professional content creation. His byline can be found online and in print publications including CreativePro.com, Peachpit Press' Mac Bible and Popular Photography.
Jason D. O'Grady
Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging. He has been a frequent speaker at the Macworld Expo conference and a member of the conference faculty. He also co-founded the first dedicated PowerBook User Group (PPUG) in the United States. After winning a major legal battle with Apple in 2006, he set the precedent that independent journalists are entitled to the same protections under the First Amendment as members of the mainstream media. O'Grady is the author of The Nexus One Pocket Guide, The Droid Pocket Guide, The Google Phone Pocket Guide, and The Garmin nuvi Pocket Guide (Peachpit Press), the author of Corporations That Changed the World: Apple Inc. (Greenwood Press), and a contributor to The Mac Bible (Peachpit Press). In addition, he has contributed to numerous Mac publications over the years, including MacWEEK, Macworld, and MacPower (Japan).When he's not writing about Apple for ZDNet at The Apple Core, he enjoys spending time with his family in New Jersey.
In October 1997 at the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo97, Michael Dell was asked what he'd do if he was in charge of Apple Computer. Dell responded to an audience of several thousand IT executives "I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.
For those waiting for a larger hard drive in the Apple TV, wait no more. Apple TV Hacks has posted a tutorial for using an external USB hard drive for expanded storage.
Perennial curmudgeon John C. Dvorak may be the ultimate switcher of all time.
There appears to be a problem with the failure rate of Apple's iPhone AC adapters (part# MA816LL/A).Rob Parker from the PowerPage podcast reported that his iPhone AC adapter died about a week after bringing it home on 29 June.
Apple tonight reported their financial results for the third fiscal quarter which ended 30 June, 2007. Apple reported (compared to year-ago quarter):Revenue of $5.
Apple has also posted some tips for maximizing your iPhone battery life. Since it will cost you US$86 to have Apple replace your battery when it eventually fails, plus $29 for a loaner iPhone it behooves you to pay attention to what Apple suggests.
Apple is now offering an AppleCare Protection Plan (APP) for iPhone. The just-announced program (Apple part number MB135LL/A) extends the one year hardware warranty included with iPhone an extra year (for a total of two) for US$69.
AT&T announced their second quarter 2007 financial results yesterday stating that they signed up 146,000 new subscribers in the first two days, slightly down from the 200,000 Wall Street analysts expectated. AT&T's second quarter officially ended June 30th.
Attention eBay bidders: You'll definitely want to want to bookmark this site on your iPhone iPhoneMyeBay (now iRibbit).Just a couple hours ago iPhoneAppLab released the first eBay certified iPhone application.
A lot of hay has been made about a purported "vulnerability" in iPhone that allows a malicious Web site to extract personal information and take control of the device from the a WiFi connection. I put "vulnerability" in quotes because it hasn't been publicly demonstrated yet.
According to a MacRumors video (since removed at the request of Apple legal) the new iPod interface will look stylish and more graphical - but nothing like iPhone, as most have predicted. Most people figured that the next iPod would simply be iPhone, sans the phone part.
Yesterday was my first real test of taking my iPhone on the road. I had a long day of car travel and since I'd stopped charging my iPhone every night, electing instead to only charge it as needed, I was sure to need to charge it in the car.
A post on Apple's discussion forums sheds some light on two different touchscreen panels being shipped in iPhone. The two different panels (presumably made by different manufacturers) are indistinguishable when the backlight is off but that are, in fact, much different.
Rape.osx is an alleged worm that targets Mac OS X.