When Microsoft took the wraps off its first retail store last month, comparisons to the Apple Store were inevitable. That is, until the employees decided to kick things up a notch by dropping whatever they were doing and dancing!
This morning, Adobe Systems made some dreams come true with pre-release updates to two of their key Internet products: Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2.0. The updates were previously announced in early October and previewed at the recent Adobe MAX 2009 event, but are now available for everyone.
In case anyone needs further evidence of just how hot Apple’s iPhone is around the world, Belgian newspaper De Standaard reports today on the theft of nearly 4,000 iPhones from CEVA Logistics, a distribution company with a warehouse in Willebroek.
Everywhere you turn these days, cloud computing is the talk of the tech world. Apple’s domestic iPhone partner, AT&T, is preparing to take on competitors like Amazon Web Services as they roll out Synaptic Compute As A Service.
With all of the bleak economic news in today’s headlines, there is one hot industry that seems to be bucking the trend — Apple’s infamous iPhone App Store. The proof of this lies in a recent Wall Street Journal piece detailing a veritable mini-invasion of App Store developers into San Francisco’s Bay Area, even as other industries in the area are cutting back.
It's a rare tech business that can score venture capital funding in
this economy. Popular note taking service, Evernote, just managed a
second injection of ten million dollars from Morgenthaler Ventures,
along with Troika Dialog and DOCOMO Capital, donors from the first
round of funding.
So what is in the works for this latest round of big bucks?
9to5Mac today cites a recent Strand Consulting report putting the spotlight on iPhone warranty risks for European carriers. The dilemma? A European law demanding a two-year product guarantee for all consumer electronics buyers, where Apple’s free warranty is for one year only.
It’s beginning to feel a little bit like the pre-iPhone days all over again as the rumors of a fabled Apple tablet computer just won’t lose steam. In a report out today, CNN Money is placing their bets that Apple’s tablet will, quite simply, be an “everything” killer.
reports that the eagerly awaited RPG Ravensword has been rejected by App Store reviewers, along with several other applications written with the Unity
engine. The engine includes API calls which, according
to one lawsuit, were used by Storm8 to steal phone numbers of people
playing the game and upload them wirelessly.
BoyGeniusReport just posted
a graphic purporting to reveal significant discounts Apple will be offering on
Black Friday sales. Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S.) is
traditionally the hottest shopping day of the year, as people get ready for the
Groklaw reports that the
California version of Apple v. Psystar is over and in their words, "It’s a
total massacre." Psystar shocked the world in February 2008 with their
announcement of pseudo Macs—essentially PC’s put together with off-the-shelf
components, but with OS X preinstalled.
It might not be as exciting as another tablet rumor, but the recent New York Times’ report that Disney and Steve Jobs are collaborating on a radical new retail shop design certainly piqued our curiosity. But the tip that landed in our inbox a few days later really caught our attention.