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September 13, 2013

“So, Scoble, why aren’t you getting the new iPhone then?”

Easy: for me Google Glass is the future. It works best on Android. Until I stop believing Google Glass is the future I won’t switch off of Android (or, until Apple has a decent competitor).

Robert Scoble, master of the Google Glass selfie, thinks iPhone is a better platform but is sticking with Android because he likes wearing this crazy thing on his face.

“So, Scoble, why aren’t you getting the new iPhone then?”

Easy: for me Google Glass is the future. It works best on Android. Until I stop believing Google Glass is the future I won’t switch off of Android (or, until Apple has a decent competitor).

Robert Scoble, master of the Google Glass selfie, thinks iPhone is a better platform but is sticking with Android because he likes wearing this crazy thing on his face.

10:12 // 1 year ago
September 10, 2013
breakingnews:

Apple announces new iPhones to replace iPhone 5
Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the company is replacing the iPhone 5 with 2 new iPhones. The first announced is the iPhone 5C, which has a plastic back and will come in a variety of colors. A 16GB version of the phone will start at $99; 32GB phone will cost $199.Apple also announced the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 7, will be available beginning Sept. 18.Stay with BreakingNews.com for more updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/apple-sept-10-2013-eventPhoto: Apple’s Phil Schiller shows off the iPhone 5C at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. (Wilson Rothman / NBC News)

No alarms and no surprises please.

breakingnews:

Apple announces new iPhones to replace iPhone 5

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the company is replacing the iPhone 5 with 2 new iPhones. The first announced is the iPhone 5C, which has a plastic back and will come in a variety of colors. A 16GB version of the phone will start at $99; 32GB phone will cost $199.

Apple also announced the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 7, will be available beginning Sept. 18.

Stay with BreakingNews.com for more updates: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/apple-sept-10-2013-event

Photo: Apple’s Phil Schiller shows off the iPhone 5C at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. (Wilson Rothman / NBC News)

No alarms and no surprises please.

13:40 // 1 year ago
thisistheverge:

What to expect from Apple’s iPhone event today
It’s hardly a secret that Apple will unveil an upgraded iPhone at its Cupertino event on Tuesday. But that one phone could just scratch the surface of what shows up. Here’s what you should — and shouldn’t — expect from Apple’s announcements tomorrow at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. 

I expect Jony Ive to be wearing an outfit designed by Lisa Frank

thisistheverge:

What to expect from Apple’s iPhone event today

It’s hardly a secret that Apple will unveil an upgraded iPhone at its Cupertino event on Tuesday. But that one phone could just scratch the surface of what shows up. Here’s what you should — and shouldn’t — expect from Apple’s announcements tomorrow at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. 

I expect Jony Ive to be wearing an outfit designed by Lisa Frank

8:57 // 1 year ago
August 25, 2013
17:15 // 1 year ago
August 16, 2013

In honor of the new Steve Jobs movie, here’s a spot-on Microsoft parody, called “Gates.”

17:33 // 1 year ago
August 13, 2013
We’d always go for walks. And the walks just kept getting shorter. Until near the end we’d … kind of walk around the block or maybe—maybe four blocks, something like that. And you just watched him getting weaker. And this is the strongest guy I knew. This was absolutely the strongest, most willful person I have ever met.
Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison • Discussing the last days of his close friend Steve Jobs, who he once lived nextdoor to. Ellison said Jobs made the decision to cut off his medication. ”He was just tired of fighting, tired of the pain,” he explained. “And he decided, shocked Lorraine, shocked everybody that the medication was gonna stop. He just pulled off the meds, I think on a Saturday or a Sunday. And by the following Wednesday, he was gone.”
11:37 // 1 year ago
August 10, 2013
None of the publishers nor Apple have expressed any remorse. … They are, in a word, unrepentant.
U.S. District Judge Denise Cote • Discussing Apple’s actions regarding its e-book price-fixing case, which they recently lost. The company could find itself facing some extremely tough sanctions on its business activities—the Department of Justice has proposed ending their agreements with publishers, forcing them to link to other companies in its app store for the next five years and limiting their ability to take part in contracts in any content industry that limit price choice for consumers. Despite her statement above, Cote says that she hopes to limit the actions taken against Apple to limit the intervention taken by the federal government into the e-book market.

(Source: pcworld.com)

13:48 // 1 year ago
August 9, 2013

"Breaking" news: Companies that sell smartphones are really petty

  • last week Apple, facing a potential ban of some of its older iOS devices, successfully petitioned the Obama administration to veto a decision by the International Trade Commission that would have banned the import of the company’s devices into the U.S., due to the company violating patents its competitor, Samsung, owned. The Obama administration said that the patents were fundamental to the creation mobile devices and were being abused by Samsung. It was the first time the president vetoed an ITC patent decision since 1987.
  • this week The tables have turned. In another patent case involving Samsung’s Galaxy devices, the ITC found the company in violation of Apple’s patents, putting them in danger of an import ban. One major difference here: The patents Apple was accused of violating? Seen as essential. The patents Samsung’s accused of violating? Not essential, though Samsung says it can easily modify software to get around the issue. Anyone like it when companies fight in public? source
18:48 // 1 year ago
June 21, 2013

Apple’s hold on the music-buying consumer is falling, and that’s OK

  • $12 the estimated amount iTunes users spent on music in 2012, according to an estimate from analyst Horace Dediu. This is way down from where it was in 2007, where consumers spent $42 on music. As a whole, individual consumers are spending less on Apple’s ecosystem than they were in 2007, with software falling from $42 to $9, but there are many more consumers, balancing things out. One exception to the rule? Apps have increased in individual consumer spend from $3 in early 2008 (when they were first made available) to $16 now. source
9:40 // 1 year ago
June 14, 2013
techcrunch:

I think we can all agree this is better than Apple’s iOS 7 redesign, right?


97,000 views of this photo on Dribbble, which is a record. But this points to the problem the upcoming iteration of the iOS visual interface currently has. Apple added too many thin lines — a no-no when trying to simplify — when really they needed to focus on simple shapes. And that an undergraduate design student came up with this is pretty impressive.

techcrunch:

I think we can all agree this is better than Apple’s iOS 7 redesign, right?

97,000 views of this photo on Dribbble, which is a record. But this points to the problem the upcoming iteration of the iOS visual interface currently has. Apple added too many thin lines — a no-no when trying to simplify — when really they needed to focus on simple shapes. And that an undergraduate design student came up with this is pretty impressive.

12:59 // 1 year ago