The iPod blossomed for two reasons: content portability and piracy/theft. Unlike the iPod, Apple TV will require payment to view content on a big screen.
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 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 18 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
Last week after a piece of optical media destroyed my MacBook Pro's SuperDrive, I began getting more cautious (bordering on paranoid, actually) about the types and kinds of optical media that I trust my backups and data to. Some of my best practices (with some help from Jonas at Media Supply) are:Speed: Although the MacBook Pro 15-inch (Core 2 Duo) SuperDrive has a maximum write time of 6x you should buy 8x media.
Yesterday I inserted a blank DVD-R disc into my MacBook Pro (2.33GHz Core 2 Duo) like I've done dozens of times before. But this time was different. This time it destroyed my SuperDrive.
While Apple TV is more or less an Airport Express for video (streaming iTunes video content to a TV like the Airport Express streams music to speakers) it has the potential to be so much more - if it weren't for all the limitations.
Steve Jobs, speaking in Austin at a forum on technology in the classroom on Friday, blasted teacher unions.
AppleiPhoneReview.com has posted a purported ad for Cingular's upcoming iPhone service plans and the details are tantalizing...
As time elapsed on Apple's deadline to respond to Cisco's trademark lawsuit over use of the word "iPhone" Apple requested and was granted an extension.
If you're not a daily checker then there's a surprise waiting in your Software Update system preference. Apple yesterday released nine (count 'em) software updates for Mac OS X and some are more critical than others.
Taiwan's DigiTimes is reporting that Apple is planning to expand their non-pro MacBook line to include a large screen 15.4-inch model in the second quarter of 2007.
A recent screen shot that surfaced at TUAW gives creedance to rumors that Apple is morphing their iChat instant messenging application into a full-blown Voice Ove Inter Protocol (VOIP) client.