American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu seems to think so. Back in March 2008 he called Apple "recession-proof" in a note sent to clients after scrutinizing Apple's supply-chain.
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Jason D. O'Grady
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You remember the brouhaha over Apple's "kill switch" in the App Store. It's a little backdoor that Apple built in (and that developers must agree to) that allows Apple to remotely kill any application on your iPhone at will.
Apple tonight released a rash of SMC and EFI firmware updates for all the new "unibody" notebooks: including the (Late 2008) MacBooks, MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs. The updates are only for the new Late 2008 MacBooks though – not for all MacBooks.
Episode 98 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (57:50, 20.
IconFactory's Craig Hockenberry, developer of such gems as Twitterific (iTunes, $9.99) and Frenzic (iTunes, $4.
A report in The New York Times claims that Apple has disabled the GPS functionality of the iPhone 3G at the request of the Egyptian government due to concerns over possible anti-military/anti-Egyptian applications.What on earth in an "anti-Egyptian application" anyway?
It's insane, but we live in an economy so bad, that some are suggesting that Apple CEO Steve Jobs either a) take over GM; or b) be appointed as federal government's "car czar" (anyone else loathe that term?) overseeing the bailout of the big three automakers.
With Tribune Company's announcement yesterday that it is seeking bankruptcy protection it's hard to find much good news in the world of print publishing these days. One glimmer of hope is the migration of traditional media from atoms to bits.
A report originally published by French technology site ElectronLibre says that Apple will spark new interest in its music store by removing DRM from tracks published by Sony, Universal and Warner on December 9th – which is today.
The Mac community was buzzing in late November when the director of Apple's Unix group showed a slide at the LISA (Large System Adminstration) conference that predicted that the Snow Leopard version of Mac OS X would ship in the first quarter of 2009. However, there were more than 100 other slides in the presentation, and they offered some interesting bits of their own.