A Middle East research organization reports that Apple's flagship retail store on 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan (between 58th and 59th) is offensive to Muslims. The report cites an Islamic Web site urging Muslims to spread the word in hope that "Muslims will be able to stop the project."
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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.
By now you're aware that Google acquired YouTube for $1.65B in stock yesterday. Back in late August GigaOm's Robert Young speculated that Apple was "the company that would benefit most" from an acquisition of YouTube. At the time, I wrote that an Apple acquisition of YouTube wasn't as crazy as I originally thought but that Apple might have a problem with YouTube's valuation and exposure to copyright claims.Now that Google's picked up YouTube we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. In retrospect, Apple didn't need YouTube and all its baggage, Google is a much better fit.
A MacRumors forum post (direct download, PDF) by Rokem details a hack for the MacBook Pro fans that can significantly reduce its operating temperature. Now my processor is 40-50˚F cooler...
All this chatter about Apple's admission of stock options backdating and CFO Anderson's resulting resignation is kind of lame coverage for a weekend so I instead wanted to focus on something cooler: bluetooth gadgets.If your mobile phone has Bluetooth then you owe it to yourself to grab a really nice Bluetooth headset (you are using a headset with your handy, aren't you?
CNet News.com's Candace Lombardi reports that Sony is planning to announce a massive battery recall. Sony manufactures the rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries cells found in almost every major notebook computer sold today.
A picture cropped up from a MacBook user claiming that it's thermal grease that leaked onto his RAM strips.
On 23 January, 2006 CNet reporters Dawn Kawamoto and Tom Krazit published a story attributed to "a source with the company." The Smoking Gun has posted an 18-page internal HP report detailing the hunt for the corporate leaker...
Instead of a planned presentation WiFi hacker Johnny Ellch delivered only a prepared statement at ToorCon, San Diego's annual security conference on Saturday.
AppleInsider is reporting that Intel plans to incorporate NAND flash memory into its next-generation notebook platform. This would enable Intel's clients (like Apple) "to develop systems that are twice as fast in some operations yet sustain longer battery life."
As you'd expect with all the problems reported with iTunes 7, Apple today released an iTunes 7.0.1 update (25MB) for Mac and Windows users that is supposed to fix a number of problems...