According to the Wall Street Journal (subscription req'd) former CFO and Apple board member Fred Anderson said that he "warned Chief Executive Steve Jobs about accounting implications associated with the backdating of stock-options grants."Anderson made the remarks about Jobs in a statement filed by his attorney today after agreeing to settle SEC charges for his alleged role in the scandal.
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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 18 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
If you watched last night's episode of 24, you know that when it comes to any scandal, someone's got to take the fall.At Apple, CEO Steve Jobs has managed to clear himself in the options backdating debacle, but former general counsel Nancy Heinen does not appear to be so lucky.
If you bought a Mac because you thought that it was an impenetrable fortress immune from being hacked, you may want to think again.Hackers Dino Dai Zovi and Shane Macaulay were able to hijack a MacBook Pro as part of the "PWN to OWN" contest at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Apple is one of several companies adding their support to the Patent Reform Act of 2007 which Macworld describes as "A bipartisan bill currently under consideration in the U.S.
Despite yesterday's rumored iPhone launch delays AT&T Chief Operating Officer Randall Stephenson definitively stated that "Our expectations are good. Our testing has been good," and that "iPhone is on target to launch in June.
As if it wasn't bad enough that Mac OS 10.5 Leopard was delayed by four months, now there are rumblings that iPhone may be delayed due to battery issues.
At NAB 2007 in Las Vegas this week Adobe announced a new desktop media player for Mac and Windows based on Flash. The Adobe Media Player is a standalone desktop version of Adobe’s ubiquitous Flash Player browser plug-in.
Final Cut Studio 2 and Final Cut Server are the next logical step in Apple's bid to become the HD video editing solution of choice for everyone from the freelance editor to the broadcast news monolith.Sporting a new feature set and several core technologies acquired in recent purchases, Final Cut Studio 2 appears to have made the huge jump from professional also ran to serious contender.
Apple used their Lights, Camera, Apple keynote address at NAB 2007 as a backdrop to announce a gaggle of new video products highlighted by Final Cut Studio 2 (US$1299) and Final Cut Sever. (The NAB demo reel is worth watching.
Apple has filed for two new patents that show a new direction that the company is taking with respect to input devices.