Yearly Archives: 2012
JFK 49 Years Today
Apple’s New Spaceship Campus
More Beatles on iTunes !! Magical Mystery Tour a Fair Deal for Both Apples
Looks like the iTunes deal on all things Beatles continues, it was once thought that Apple had negotiated a one year deal , it looks as if that deal is for a longer period. Also note that Apple Inc. has gained the Apple Corp. Apple Logo which like all the Beatles media shares the rights with the Beatles empire , The best for both Apples,
Kudos to Steve for working that deal.
Apple’s New Line up (Part 2)
In September Apple introduced us to the new iPhone 5 as well as the new iPod Touch Line, on October 23rd Apple dropped the other shoe. With these two intros Apple has refreshed its entire line and added four totally new products, Below we have the latest from Apple , click on each image for more info.
Federal agency to switch to iPhone, drops BlackBerry & finds Android deficient !!
(Reuters) – The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) said it will end its contract with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd in favor of Apple Inc’s iPhone, dealing a new blow to RIM just months before it launches a vital new device.
The Real Story here is that the government also evaluated Google’s Android OS and found it lacking
It also said it analyzed Apple’s iOS-based devices and Google Inc’s Android operating system and concluded that, for the near term, Apple’s iPhone services offer the best technology for the agency because of Apple’s tight controls of the hardware platform and operating system.
The agency said the iPhone will be used by a “variety of agency personnel, including, but not limited to, Homeland Security Investigations, Enforcement and Removal Operations and Office of the Principal Legal Advisor employees.
Why anybody should be surprised by this boggles the mind GOOGLE IS IN THE BUSINESS OF CAPTURING YOUR DATA AND PROVIDING IT TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. THAT’S ONE REASON THEY DEVELOPED ANDROID AND PROVIDE IT AT NO COST. THEY HAVE NO INTENTION OF MAKING THEIR DEVICES SECURE. tv
Samsung Dumping Apple? Really!
Strange report coming out of The Korean Times on Monday 10/22 reporting that Samsung will be terminating it’s 15 Billion a year contract with Apple Inc. to supply the electronics giant with LCD screens.
Hmm , me thinks Samsung is trying to save face here, Apple has been methodically moving all its valuable business away from Samsung, a company who has shown disrespect for its largest clients best interests. tv
Update 10/22/2012 – A spokesperson for Samsung has denied this report.
Could Apple’s “little more ” announcement point to a new iWatch
Update- 12/23/2012- Nope
Steve Jobs 1955-2011
Motorola surprises by withdrawing entire ITC complaint against Apple
This may be an indication that Google and Apple are negotiating a deal on patents! tv
read about it from AppleInsider
Miracle on 34th Street? Tim Cook sends Macy customers to Gimbals, Wall Street Boys have their day!
Jeez, if you listen to all the dopey commentary out there you would think Apple had a problem on their hands, Let’s step back a minute #1 Apple walks a fine line when it comes to software, for the most part Apple places apps on their devices to set a bar for third parties to emulate. From day one, Apple’s has not made it their mission to produce the best software product, rather they will offer a product to fill a needed application gap. Apple believes that great software sells great hardware the Apple 2 made history because of a spreadsheet called Visicalc. Mac needed MacWrite before MSFT produced Word & Office. It is what has always set them apart from Microsoft, they wish to encourage third-party companies to produce great software, Apple wants a diverse echo system. #2 The new Map App has been fine for me so far but if I don’t like it, which is the case with the new podcast app I will look to a third-party. There must be one hundred navigation apps out there, priced from $.99 to $79.99. Right now the competition is exploiting an issue (they need something) and the Wall Street boys like to play the ups and downs so they add fuel to the fire.
No Big Deal!
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IOS 6, is Here, its real and it’s Fabulous!
Apple released iOS 6 today. Apple’s servers are functioning nicely. You can plug your iPhone into iTunes and click “Check for Update” or go to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone. Along with a slew of apps updated for the new iPhone and IOS 6 . Also released Mac Os 10.8.2 and 10.7.5 for those not on Mountain Lion
Read Macworld’s review of Apple’s new IOS
Will Apple introduce “The iWatch”, Should Dick Tracy Watch Out !
With Apple changing the design of the iPod Nano and what looks to be a modified version of IOS could it be that Apple will be introducing an iWatch with capabilities to interface with the iPhone and iPad? I think there exists a very strong possibility.
Apple may see a market to populate these devices with custom apps like weather, exercise pedometers, email, twitter and text monitors, health apps, remote controls and Siri interface to control it all. This is a market Apple could really get into especially design wise. I can see Jony Ive having a lot of fun designing a “Fashion Accessory ” combined with a separate SDK allowing third parties to develop apps for it, this could be very interesting.
The technology of Star Trek and Dick Tracy may finally be upon us.
Click here to view one potential competitor all ready producing a product
New iPhone 5 , iPods, iTunes & Earpods.
Today Apple introduced a slew of products to kick off its first fiscal quarter for 2013. Jim Dalrymple of The Loop Insight provides a quick hands on review of the new products from San Francisco
The Verdict is in, The Apple v Samsung case is a win for American Business !
Today’s verdict justly comes on the anniversary of Steve Jobs voluntarily stepping down from his leadership role @ Apple. This issue with competitors was a chief concern for Apple’s CEO and I am sure he would be very pleased with this victory. The California jury decision is not only a win for Steve Jobs and Apple, it is a win for all American businesses that value the ideals of true and fair competition. Samsung’s distasteful public statement after the verdict is only further proof that Samsung just does not get it. Ingrained in their company’s culture is the concept that competing in business is only a matter of efficient production irregardless of the products origin, environmental concerns or working conditions. Apple plays by the rules agreed upon by international business and so should Samsung. While most Pacific Rim corporations follow a business model of copying other companies innovation and reproducing a less expensive version, Samsung has deliberately crossed the line by stealing trusted information from their own client and using it to compete against their own client.
Apple said in a statement provided to The Loop.
“The mountain of evidence presented during the trial showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than even we knew. The lawsuits between Apple and Samsung were about much more than patents or money. They were about values. At Apple, we value originality and innovation and pour our lives into making the best products on earth. We make these products to delight our customers, not for our competitors to flagrantly copy. We applaud the court for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.
”Click on the links below for two previous columns and a more in-depth analysis.
Five Reasons Why Google Android versus Apple iOS Market Share Numbers Don’t Matter.
For Google’s business model to even up to Apple’s, Android devices would need to outsell Apple’s by a factor of 30:1
Did Samsung’s Attorneys actually help Apple win their fight? Apple is right to stand tall!
During Samsung’s confusing closing arguments many of the points made by their Attorneys in one area actually strengthened Apple’s cause in others.
I am sure that the jury picked up on this.
this is not the result of competition, this is the result of a corporate culture that has been weaned on copyism (my new word), their lack of innovation and their addiction to copyism has served these companies fine when stealing industries from the innovators using low labor costs and toxic manufacturing to compete. tv Continue reading “Did Samsung’s Attorneys actually help Apple win their fight? Apple is right to stand tall!” »
Can Apple untie this Gordian Knot we call Television ? I think I see the answer!
Apple Inc. has been sitting or the fence when it comes entering our living rooms with a television solution. The problems involved have been huge hurdles to get over. Yesterday we were informed that Apple had been granted a patent for a television channel guide UI software. This got me thinking about which way Apple may be heading and the more I think about it the more I see Apple’s fingerprints all over the place. Follow me here , this could be the Game Changer we have all been looking for! Continue reading “Can Apple untie this Gordian Knot we call Television ? I think I see the answer!” »
No Freaking Way!!! This is the New iPhone , Apple’s Campaign of Disinformation must be well underway. You have been Punked (Updated)
When the new iPhone is introduced journalist, bloggers, tech geeks all over silicon valley will realize that they have been Punked.
Now this is more like it
Well I got this wrong , a little disappointed but the actual phone does look much better then the leaked models
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Why Microsoft should Purchase Radio Shack
Those that follow my work know that I have been predicting that Microsoft is going to follow Apple’s lead and go vertical (click link below). With that in mind, Microsoft would need to develop it’s own distribution channel , I think the boys from Redmond should take a look at Radio Shack to quickly satisfy their needs. Below I attempt to make my case.
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