If you think the lukewarm reception to Apple’s new iPad is the exception, think again: The company has a long history of questionable first impressions dating back to the original Macintosh over 25 years ago.
You’ve gotta love the Chinese knock-off market: After one company’s attempt to threaten Apple with stealing their tablet idea for the iPad failed, they turned right around and ripped off Cupertino instead.
Introduced last year with some degree of fanfare, it turns out that the iTunes LP format was actually a concept by the record labels to sell more complete albums -- but things haven’t quite worked out the way they wanted.
My kid wants an iPod touch for her birthday. I’m inclined to fulfill
her wishes, but I’m a little concerned about her looking at
objectionable content on Safari or YouTube, or running up big bills
downloading apps and music. Does the iPod touch come with parental
So patient are monks that, even in times of unsolved murder mysteries,
they manage to keep their composure and solve conundrums at a leisurely
pace. At least that’s how the monks behave in The Abbey, a
point-and-click adventure that asks you to have the patience of a friar.
Take a great thing from your youth and run with it. This could be the
motto of the Minibosses, a Phoenix-based rock band that for almost 10
years has taken original Nintendo videogame songs and strung them
together with incredibly energetic riffs and long medleys in a standard
four piece rock format (consisting of two guitars, bass and drums) to
become one of the most popular touring acts for any geek event.
Almost as soon as the iPad was shown in Steve Jobs’ hands back in late January, speculation ran rampant about whether or not some of the stock iPhone applications were missing in action, or simply consolidated into some kind of secret “widget mode.”
Veteran Mac database software FileMaker Pro 11 was released Tuesday, and among the new features are improved chart visuals, on the fly reporting, Quick Find and a host of new productivity tools to make database creation faster and easier.
While most developers won’t hesitate for a moment to sign Apple’s iPhone Developer Program License Agreement in blood to have even a piece of the App Store action, a new legal analysis reveals some disturbing reasons as to why you might want to think twice.