As I caught up with my relatives over our annual lunar new year gatherings earlier this week, I was asked a question that had popped up many times before: "How do I download music on iTunes?"And the answer has always been the same: "You can't if you're in Asia (outside of Japan).
By The Way
An offbeat look at how life and social issues link back to the tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. In her B.T.W blog, she takes an offbeat look at issues about life and finds a connection to the tech and business landscape. Eileen is senior editor at ZDNet Asia, where she oversees the business tech news site.
Merry 2012 peeps! May the new calendar year and upcoming dragon lunar year bring good tidings to one and all.
Steve Wozniak should be taken out of Santa's "nice" list this year.In a radio interview with BBC this week, the Apple co-founder dissed Singapore for its lack of creative people because the city-state doesn't tolerate bad behavior.
If you're an online shopaholic, you'll be mighty upset to find out that a U.S.
Because I'm currently on holiday and running low on ideas for my blog this week, I thought I would feature someone else's great idea of what portable storage should be.We're all creating a huge volume and array of data today, from photos of our holiday in Spain, to a home video of our petdog chasing its own tail, and work documents that need to be looked at over the weekend.
The battle in the mobile space between Google and Apple has no doubt been intensifying with various numbers emerging, claiming market leadership over the other.The popular consensus, for now, is that Android is seeing strong growth while Apple iPhone rules the smartphone market.
If you've seen the movie Minority Report, you'll probably recognize the term "pre-crime".Set in the future, the storyline revolves around a revolutionary technology, dubbed "pre-crime", that's able to predict and therefore prevent crimes before they even occur.
For years, I had resisted acquiring an Apple product. I refused to buy into the hype simply because it was cool to be Apple branded, and I didn't understand the fanboys whom I thought to be often blindly, and more often irrationally, religious about their loyalty.
A severance pay of at least US$7.2 million, that's why.
I was in the U.S. couple of weeks back when an AT&T ad popped up on TV featuring a dog, which is pretty much all advertisers need to exploit if they want my undivided attention.