Posts Tagged: ‘Apple’
It’s a little 4-minute TED talk that demonstrates where the book is headed. It’s an electronic book with illustrations, maps, animations, videos, interactive graphics, etc. and built in: A next-generation digital book Software developer Mike Matas demos the first full-length interactive book for the iPad — with clever, swipeable video and graphics and some very […]
The news broke earlier this week: Researchers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden discovered that the iPhone 4 and iPad 3G devices — essentially cellular devices running iOS 4 — have a secret file hidden away that tracks the devices location regularly. It appears that these devices determine location through pinging cell phone towers and triangulating the resulting position. Then the device records the estimated latitude and longitude with a timestamp in a file called consolidated.db. Allan and Warden hasten to add that, as far as they can tell, this information remains stored locally on your phone (though it will transfer to any computer you synchronize your device to).
The internet is alight with the news:Apple’s iPhone and 3G iPad track your location and store the data in a hidden file. Wired had one of the first reports: iPhone Tracks Your Every Move, and There’s a Map for That Your iPhone or 3G-equipped iPad has been secretly recording your location for the past 10 […]
Over the past year or so, there’s been a lot of talk about Google and Apple’s efforts at establishing cloud computing services. Apple’s been working on a giant facility rumored to be a data center for streaming media in North Carolina, and Google Music is supposed to be coming soon, too. But while the two companies have been working on their efforts, Amazon beat them to the punch today by launching its own cloud music service, called Cloud Drive.
Last weekend, I flew out to Austin, Texas to hang out at South by Southwest (aka SXSW). I had a great guide help me out: Brian Brushwood, extreme magician and tech guru. One of the many things Brian had on his schedule was to cover the opening of a special Apple store in downtown Austin for the debut of the iPad 2. Austin has two Apple retail stores already but neither are close to the action at South by Southwest. Apple decided to convert some retail space into a temporary Apple store to cater to the hardcore SXSW base. It paid off.
Marshall Brain already blogged about the announcement of the iPad 2. I kept up with the announcement by following Engadget and CNET — Apple didn’t livestream the event and my invitation to the event must have been lost in the mail. At any rate, the biggest surprise to me was that Steve Jobs himself took the stage. Jobs has been on medical leave for a few weeks now but he led the audience through yet another masterful display of marketing as he revealed the new iPad. So which predictions about the iPad 2 turned out to be right on the money and which were way off?
Here’s is Apple’s official launch page: iPad 2 – “Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. The same 10-hour battery life. All in a thinner, lighter design. Now iPad is even more amazing. And even less like anything else.” More details and pricing: Apple Unveils Thinner, Faster iPad 2 Apple […]
by Jonathan Strickland | February 28, 2011
This morning, I read a post written by Charlie White at Mashable that suggests Apple’s troubles at the executive level could potentially intensify. White cites articles from a couple of British newspapers that say Jonathan Ive, the head of industrial design at Apple, may not be entirely happy with his situation. If Ive were to leave Apple, it could be a big blow.
by Jonathan Strickland | February 24, 2011
The Apple store went offline briefly this morning, which is nearly always a sign that something new is going to pop up. In this case, the something new were the latest models of the MacBook Pro line of laptop computers. For some, like Galen Gruman of InfoWorld, the new computers were something of a letdown — they aren’t sleek cousins to the MacBook Air line. But Gruman admits that even though the new MacBook Pros won’t fit into an envelope, they pack a serious punch.
by Marshall Brain | February 9, 2011
Until yesterday, if you wanted a tablet computer, you had three options for the operating system: Apple, Android and Windows 7. Today there is a fourth option: WebOS. This is an operating system developed by Palm before HP bought Palm last year. HP has dropped WebOS into a new tablet computer called the TouchPad: Quick […]
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