Apple is no stranger to the "halo" effect, where one popular product leads to interest in another, such as iPod sales to Windows users leading to more Macs being sold. But it's not just the private sector -- businesses are increasingly buying Apple as well.
Happy Cyber Monday! While some of you are enjoying yet another day off work today, MacLife.com is back at it, hard at work and ready to recap at least a little of what went down over the extended weekend. We won't have much in the way of deals, but strap in and enjoy the ride as we launch into the month of December!
Looking to use this Thanksgiving to head to your local Apple Store? Contrary to what you may have heard earlier, you won't be able to if you live in the United States. Several key locations were expected to stay open for the American holiday, but on what appears to be a direct order from Tim Cook, these locations will be closed as well so employees can spend time with their families.
Before a big product launch, Apple retail employees are typically enlisted for "overnights," where they prepare for the next day's big event under the cover of nightfall -- but that could change in France in order to comply with local labor laws.
Motorola Mobility employees have been bracing for job losses since Google's purchase of the ailing smartphone maker went through in May, and now those cuts have arrived in the form of a 20 percent reduction or 4,000 jobs worldwide.
An Apple retail store in Georgia is making news this week after one of its employees refused to sell an iPad to a 19-year-old U.S. resident, presumably because she is from Iran, a country the employee claims has "bad relations" with the West.
Krikey, what a day for the tech world! On top of the jury siding with Google over the Oracle lawsuit, we’ve got Seagate buying up LaCie, HP slashing eight percent of its workforce over the next two years and Apple CEO Tim Cook failing to cut a deal with Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung over their long-standing patent dispute. Oh, and DigiTimes says they’ll work harder to make Apple rumors more accurate. Yes, seriously. Read on to check out all the news for Wednesday, May 23, 2012!