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How did Macs defy the PC sales slump?

Just as the iPod became a gateway drug for the iPhone, which itself became the gateway drug for the iPad, iOS is set to become the platform that tempts people into the OS X ecosystem.

July 24, 2014

Mozilla's Firefox OS to rival iOS, Android

The open source pioneer will take on Apple's iOS and Google's Android with a Firefox OS for mobile devices, supporting open web standards, especially HTML5. The first devices will appear mid-year, but not in the US, at least initially.

February 25, 2013 by

'iWatch': It's all about the Apple ecosystem

An iWatch could help Apple cement iCloud services with its current iOS and OS X offerings, but it's more likely that any iWatch will be more of an iPod nano than an iPhone or iPad.

February 11, 2013

Organize iPhone apps via folders, new to iPhone OS [video]

The new version of iPhone OS will have the ability to organize icons on the iPhone by creating folders. The new feature, demonstrated by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, is part of iPhone OS 4, which is due to hit iPhones and iPod Touch devices in the summer and the iPad this fall.

April 8, 2010 by

Why an iPod beats Chrome OS

Google announced the open-sourcing of its Chrome OS early this morning, and the search giant was very clear in explaining its target market for Chrome OS devices: this is a companion device, not a primary desktop machine. But is a Chrome OS netbook intrinsically better than a lowly iPod?

November 19, 2009 by

Bits from Apple's iPhone deployment guide for the enterprise

Following the release of the iPhone Software 3.0, Apple also presented corporate customers with its first edition of the iPhone OS Enterprise Deployment Guide. This manual is packed with instructions for setting up mass quantities of iPhones and iPod Touches as well as some interesting "important" notes and tips.

July 14, 2009 by

Gearing up for Apple's WWDC: Don't forget about the apps

There's always a lot of speculation leading up to Apple events - and this year's worldwide developer's conference, which kicks off Monday in San Francisco, is no exception. For some time now, the buzz around this year's WWDC has been around a larger screen iPod Touch (think Tablet PC) and an upgrade to Mac OS X.

June 3, 2009 by

Is "market share" thinking "old school" thinking?

The tech industry spends a lot of time talking about market share. Whether it's hardware (iPod, iPhone, Macs ...) or software (Windows, Linux, Mac OS, browsers ...), we seems to want to read a lot into this particular metric. But is "market share" thinking "old school" thinking?

May 24, 2009 by

Will Apple allow one or two 3rd party apps to run in the background?

As we approach the June WWDC event and the expectation that Apple will roll out iPhone OS 3.0 along with some possible new hardware, the rumors of what else may be in the OS update heat up. The latest speculation is that Apple will allow one or two 3rd party apps to run in the background. Currently, Apple lets you run the iPod music functions in the background, but no 3rd party apps have this capability. The servers side notification support coming in iPhone 3.0 may address the needs for some apps, such as IM apps, but there are still some others that would benefit from running in the background on the iPhone.

May 15, 2009 by

The $200 "Mac"

Pound for pound the best value for a machine running Mac OS X right now is the Dell Vostro A90 netbook -- which is on sale for $199. That's right, for less than the price of an iPod touch you can buy a machine that runs desktop-class Mac OS applications and a Web-browser with Flash.

April 21, 2009 by

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