SAN FRANCISCO -- We just had a small keynote-eve gathering of some close friends at a nice diner at 4th and Mission to hypothesize about what we hoped Steve Jobs might announce at his Macworld Expo keynote address tomorrow.
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SAN FRANCISCO -- I'm on record that I think that the iPhone is a red herring which is loosely translated as "something being a diversion or distraction from the original objective." I think that Apple could be using it as a decoy to keep us off the scent of whatever larger scheme they have cooked up for us tomorrow, be it iTV, iPod or iWhatever.
One of most interesting collaborations that could be announced at Macworld Expo is a partnership between Apple and Google.
Today was a travel day so please excuse the tardiness of this post. I just landed in Reno/Tahoe and checked in for a weekend of snowboarding before Expo. Anyway, the weekend before Macworld Expo in San Francisco is typically when details about Apple's planned announcements begin to leak and today is no exception.
One of the most exciting announcements I've seen in the run up to Macworld Expo and CES (who's the genius that scheduled these over each other anyway?) is the Solid State Disk or "SSD."
Today is the third day in the Month of Apple Bugs (a.k.a. MOAB). MOAB is run by a hacker known as LMH, sponsor of the Month of Kernel Bugs and Kevin Finisterre. The project began with Monday's exposure of a rtsp URL handler stack-based buffer overflow in QuickTime where "A vulnerability in the handling of the rtsp:// URL handler allows remote arbitrary code execution."
Another January means another round of fortune telling. The week leading up to Macworld Expo are when pundits predict what Apple has in store for us in the new year. With that let's dive into what Steve Jobs could announce at the Moscone Center in San Francisco one week from today.
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...
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...