From the very beginning I was optimistic about Microsoft's Zune media player. Not because I expected to replace my iPod with one, but for the same reasons that I liked it when cable companies release their own DVRs: because competition is good for marketplace and it forces all the players step up their game.
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.
There are several scenarios where recording audio can come in handy: a business meeting, a software demo or training session, lectures, seminars, classroom training and even podcast recording. For whatever reason Apple has chosen not to include a recording function in their popular iPod.
Back on 28 June 2006 I posted a story asking "Where are the MagSafe adapters for cars and airplanes?" Apple finally gave us the MagSafe Airline Adapter on 26 October 2006, but where is the car adapter?
Yesterday I posted a document that was discovered by LoopRumors purporting to be an Apple request to the FCC for confidentiality regarding their filings about iPhone. Sorry to burst your bubble folks, but Engadget has blown a hole in the story and it turns out to be a hoax.
In what will certainly be remembered as a watershed moment in the world of technology, Steve Jobs Tuesday posted his thoughts on DRM and claimed that abolishing DRM forever "the best alternative for consumers" and that Apple would "embrace it in a heartbeat." Big thinking from the CEO of the largest distributor of digital music in the world.
SubRosaSoft has announced DasBoot - a great little utility that turns an iPod or flash drive into a Mac OS X diagnostic, repair and maintenance tool.
In a not-so-surprising move, Apple filed for confidentiality with the FCC on October 12, 2006 for almost everything relating to iPhone.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates talked with Newsweek magazine's Steven Levy about the new version of Windows and shared his views on the "I'm a Mac" television commercials. In excerpts from the interview Gates goes on the offensive and claims that the security in Vista is better that the security in the Mac.
When Steve Jobs demo'd Mac OS 10.5 (a.k.a. "Leopard") at last year's Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) on August 7, 2006 he deliberately kept many of its major features "top secret." Jobs justified the secrecy by saying that he didn't want "our friends to have to start their photocopiers any sooner than they have to." Apple even went so far as hanging banners in Moscone West that taunted "Introducing Vista 2.0" and "Hasta la Vista. Vista." Now that Vista has shipped I think that Apple should be the one starting the photocopiers.
Speculation was running rampant in the lead up to yesterday's SuperBowl that Apple was considering buying a 30-second commercial to promote the new 6G iPod, possibly even a special edition Beatles iPod that would include the Fab Four's entire remastered catalog. It didn't happen and here's why.