On 9 December 2006 I wrote about Apple Japan's Lucky Bag promotion where they sell a limited amount of grab bags of Apple goodies at a substantial discount - usually 50 percent off. The catch is that you don't know what's in the bag. Well, the cat is out of the bag...
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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 that managers need to succeed.
Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 17 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
The run up to Macworld Expo each January is unquestionably the most exciting time of the year for the Mac faithful. There's only one problem this year, the hype is being overshadowed by an SEC investigation into stock options back dating by the company.
Yesterday I crowned Apple the new king of retail when it was revealed that the company's retail stores brought in more annual sales per square foot than any other retailer including heavyweights like Best Buy, Neiman Marcus and Tiffany & Co. In addition to Apple's impressive sales per square foot it's also worth noting that Apple currently holds the top spot in three categories at Amazon...
Apple opened a retail store in Taiwan over the weekend. But it's another stat that makes it more impressive...
The LG KE850 mobile phone that appeared on a hungarian Web site and was rumored to be the iPhone turns out to be built for fashion designer Prada.
It's almost the end of the year so I thought that it would be a good time to recap your favorite stories from The Apple Core in 2006.
Readers of this blog already know that I think that the Treo 700p is still the best smartphone for Mac users. Not only does the Treo 700p sync with Mac OS X right out of the box, but there's also a ton of great saftware available for the Palm OS that Macheads will like.
I had a dream last night about the iPod (I know, I know) and how it morphed into a tablet Mac.
There is some speculation, fueled by a story about the phone at Hungarian site Mobil Portal (mirror), that the LG KE850 (pictured) could be the iPhone.From the few details available the KE850 appears to be based on a 240x400 touchscreen interface, with Send, End and Confirm being the only real buttons.
In case you can't tell by my posts for the last couple of days, I'm really into the iTV. My unhealthy obsession is probably due to the fact I've been waiting forever to get a Mac mini for my home entertainment setup. First I was waiting for Intel, then for Core 2 Duo. For those who share my fascination: a new picture of iTV's remote control popped up on the Interweb yesterday.