Archive | November, 2010

Richard Branson looking to publish iPad-style Magazine dubbed ‘Project’

30. November 2010

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According to recent reports, Apple and News Corp have been working closely together to develop a new iPad only newspaper called the Daily. Priced at only $0.99/wk, the paper will be the first iPad-exclusive publication, will presumably show up automatically on a user’s iPad every morning, and may serve as a game changing initiative for [...]

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Jobs: AirPlay will hopefully support streaming from third party apps and Safari in 2011

30. November 2010

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AirPlay was one of the more anticipated features of the recently released iOS 4.2 update, but users were a bit dismayed to find out that the feature was unable to stream video content from third party apps and Safari to their HDTV’s.  Looking to see if this was all AirPlay was ever going to offer, a [...]

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Olivier Sanche, head of Apple’s North Carolina Data Center dead at 41

30. November 2010

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Mike Manos of Loose Bolts writes on Olivier Sanche who passed away from a heart attack this Thanksgiving weekend. The data center industry has suffered a huge loss this holiday weekend with the passing of Olivier Sanche, head of Apple’s Data Center program. He was an incredibly thoughtful man, a great father and husband, and [...]

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Study: iPhone owners are the most loyal

30. November 2010

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GfK, a German market-research firm, recently surveyed 2,653 smartphone owners in Brazil, Germany, China, Britain, Spain, and the US and found that iPhone owners are by far the most loyal measured against all other mobile device owners. 59% of iPhone owners indicated that they plan on sticking with Apple for future phone purchases. 35% of [...]

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Apple planning to open first retail store in Amsterdam in 2011

30. November 2010

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It looks like the land of herb and in-your-face red light districts is about to get some wholesome competition. Yep, Apple is reportedly planning to open it’s first Apple Store in Amsterdam sometime in 2011. Citing a few sources, the Dutch-language block One More Thing writes that Apple recently leased the ground floor and mezzanine [...]

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Analysts ups Apple’s December quarter EPS estimate to $5.21

29. November 2010

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Barron’s reports on a new research report from Stifel Nicolaus analyst Douglas Reid who recently raised his holiday quarter EPS estimate for Apple from $4.93 to $5.21. … “following recent store checks and industry data that suggest Mac, iPad and iPhones are tracking above our previous estimates.” He inches up his iPad unit forecast to [...]

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Why Apple offers free engraving

29. November 2010

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There used to be a time when Apple charged for iPod engraving. Nowadays, Apple is kind enough to offer free laser engraving on all iPods and iPads. So what gives? Sure, free engraving is a great way to give consumers a tiny extra bang for their buck, but could there be a monetary reason behind [...]

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Steve Jobs action figure discontinued due to legal request from Apple

29. November 2010

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What says “I’m an Apple nerd” more than owning your very own Steve Jobs action figure. Sporting Jobs’ trademark Levi jeans and black turtleneck, this figurine ignores no Jobsian detail and even nails Jobs’ hairline, facial stubble, and his New Balance 991 sneakers. The action figure was first put up for sale by the M.I.C [...]

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Apple hires top patent lawyers to fend off increasing number of lawsuits

29. November 2010

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Make no mistake about it, both Nokia and Apple are taking their ongoing legal battle with the utmost seriousness. Nokia got the ball rolling when it filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that a wide number of Apple products, including the iPhone, iPod, imac, and MacBook all infringe on Nokia patents pertaining to technologies [...]

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Even on Black Friday, Microsoft’s retail stores can’t compete with Apple

29. November 2010

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Looking to capitalize, err, emulate, the success of Apple’s retail stores, Microsoft up and decided to create its own retail stores and place them in high-traffic mall areas, sometimes right across the way from an Apple store. Microsoft’s retail initiative borrows heavily from Apple, from the architectural design to the employees wearing brightly colored shirts, [...]

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Apple going on huge hiring spree in Europe?

29. November 2010

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A poster on Reddit who claims he works for Apple writes that everyone’s favorite fruit maker is planning to hire 500 new employees in the next few months. Sound sketchy? Sure, but he provides a link to a Ireland-based job board which seems to back up his story. In short, Apple recently posted a boatload [...]

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Leslie Nielsen dead at 84

28. November 2010

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From Airplane to the Naked Gun trilogy, and hell, even Spy Hard, Leslie Nielson was the king of spoof. Sadly, Nielson passed away on Sunday at the age of 84. Interestingly enough, before getting into low brow comedies, Nielson was quite the distinguished actor. The New York Times reports: Mr. Nielsen, a tall man with [...]

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