Archive | March, 2009

Wozniak voted off of “Dancing With the Stars”

31. March 2009

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Last year at this time, this post would have clearly been received as an April fools joke, but alas, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak really was a contestant on this season of “Dancing with the Stars”. After surviving eliminations for a few weeks, and enduring a number of injuries in the process, Woz’s time on the [...]

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Windows Marketplace Ad is a snoozer

31. March 2009

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Microsoft’s new promotional video for the upcoming Windows Marketplace reeks of overproduced, boardroom inspired, convention style advertising.  Here are some of the more humorous tidbits from the video: “Browse through a myriad of options, and check their ratings with a 5 star system” -  Wow, a 5 star system?! “Purchase the application and it downloads [...]

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Apple releases updated iPhone OS 3.0 beta to developers

31. March 2009

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Just 2 weeks after releasing a beta version of the upcoming iPhone OS to developers, Apple today seeded an updated beta version of the OS to developers.  Details about the update remain scarce, but initial reports suggest that the latest build runs a bit snappier and eradicates quite a few bugs.  Shocking, huh? Also, AppleInsider [...]

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Wasting time online? Of course you are. Try using the “Self Control” app

31. March 2009

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Does it burn when you pee?  Oh woops, wrong infomercial.  Let me start over. Do you waste a lot of time online?  Time that could be better spent doing something productive?  Seeing as you’re currently reading this blog, I’d wager that the answer is yes.  Well, worry no more, because Steve Lambert of Eyebeam Lab’s [...]

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Why Microsoft doesn’t get it

31. March 2009

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In light of Microsoft’s recent commercial where it touts relatively cheaper PC’s as an alternative to Apple, the following quote seems especially on point: “Microsoft just doesn’t get it, because Microsoft has never sold personal computers. From its perspective, computer hardware is interchangeable and just a platform for moving copies of Windows. Microsoft sees every [...]

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Futurama’s Love Affair with Apple

31. March 2009

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Why RBC analyst Mike Abramsky’s bearish position on Apple is hard to take seriously – It’s time to put him in check.

30. March 2009

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Despite the upcoming launch of the iPhone OS 3.0 and rumors of a significant upgrade to the iPhone itself, Mike Abramsky of RBC remains cautious about Apple Stock, and is maintaining his “underperform” rating on the stock, along with his $70 price target.  Abramsky wrote in a note to clients that Apple isn’t likely to [...]

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Potential glitches in Apple/China Unicom iPhone deal

30. March 2009

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Well, it looks like we might have spoken too soon.  Last week we reported that the iPhone would be coming to China via China Unicom sometime in Mid May.  But now Barron’s is reporting via the research firm Wedge Partners, that a number of significant roadblocks remain un-resolved, including the following: Apple’s reluctance to disable [...]

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Macworld Expo 2010 to be held Feb 9-13, won’t conflict with CES

30. March 2009

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IDG today announced that next years Macworld Expo will take place from Feb. 9-13, 2010.  The February dates are interesting because its a few weeks later than when the Macworld Expo is typically held (early-mid January).  Last year, Apple announced that 2009 would be the last year it would officially attend the Macworld Expo, and [...]

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Motorola announces iPhone like touchscreen device with pullout keyboard

30. March 2009

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After being blindsided by the iPhone, Motorola’s place in the mobile space began what seemed to be a never ending freefall.  As consumers flocked to smartphones en masse, Motorola had a difficult time competing with its once mighty Motorola RAZR.  Today, however, Motorola announced a new touchscreen phone that evokes images of both the iPhone [...]

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What it’s like working for Apple

30. March 2009

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John Martellaro has an interesting piece up over at The Mac Observer where he lists 10 not so great things about working at Apple.  Martellaro himself spent 5 years working at Cupertino from 2000 to 2005.  One of the more interesting items on the list has to do with Apple’s apparent lack of desire to [...]

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MacBook Mini Concept/Rumor

30. March 2009

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Supposedly, the following photo came from a Russian magazine.  Some are calling this rending a rumor, but we call Bullsh*t and will appropriately call it a concept instead.  Anyways, check out a supposed pic of Apple’s upcoming netbook, originally posted on 9to5Mac.

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