Skype yesterday release version 2.5 for Mac and it's a winner. In addition to continuing its reign as the de facto VOIP client for the Mac and being an essential podcasting tool Skype has added several new features.
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.
The New York Times and MyiPhone.com are reporting that Cisco and Apple has reached a temporary truce on their battle over the term "iPhone."
ZDNet security blogger Ryan Naraine has the story on the end of the controversial Month Of Apple Bugs (MOAB) project that finished yesterday with the last day of January. The shadowy L.M.H. signed off saying "My time disclosing exploits is over" and promised to release an exploit for a remote kernel vulnerability.
The NFL announced Tuesday that for the first time ever, football fans will be able to download video highlights of the SuperBowl exclusively through Apple's iTunes Store.
A Santa Clara County Court ordered Apple, Inc. to pay the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) over US$700,000 in legal fees associated with the defense of three popular Mac-oriented Web sites (PowerPage and Apple Insider) in response to reports published about an unreleased Firewire breakout box for GarageBand, code-named "Asteroid."
I have to agree with many of you that chimed in on my article on why iPhone should remain closed that Apple needs to support Google Docs in Safari - specifically the Safari mobile variant that will ship with iPhone. The logic is that Google Docs support on iPhone obviates the need for a copy of Office, iWork or Docs To Go. For the uninitiated, Google Docs reads and writes Microsoft Word and Excel files.
Readers of this blog know that I'm a big fan of the Treo and still believe it to be the best smartphone for Mac users. However when people ask me what I think about my Treo, I usually respond: "The best thing about the Treo is that you can install any software you want on it. But the worst thing about the Treo is that you can install any software you want on it." My Treo is a veritable bouillabaisse of software from vendors around the planet and I'm starting to wonder about the wisdom of this approach.
iTunes is the master of its domain when it comes to digital music distribution and Apple is even breaking into online iPhone book? of podcasts, music videos, TV show and movies. But there's a virtually untapped new market on the horizon for Apple's venerable music distribution platform: magazines and books.
Steve Jobs was questioned by U.S. investigators about stock options backdating at the company, according to several reports citing "unidentified lawyers" published at ZDNet news.
Yesterday officials in Norway announced that German and French consumer groups have joined a Nordic-led drive to force Apple, Inc. to make songs purchased from the iTunes Store compatible with media players built by competitors.