The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela reverberated around the globe over the weekend and right onto the front page of Apple's website. That tribute to the man's legacy -- along with many others across the internet -- is still live at this writing, but the 95-year-old certainly won't be forgotten anytime soon. Here's a look at what else made news over the weekend...
It's no secret that Google TV has had a rough go of it, despite Eric Schmidt's claims of living room domination. But could a simple rebranding to connect the dots to Google's mobile products do the trick?
Security was on the minds of many readers over the weekend, and on that front, we've got all the details of how the seemingly simple SIM card has finally been hacked. But it wasn't all gloom and doom — we saw some nice app updates, and those still playing the original Angry Birds can now sync their game activity across all of their devices at long last. Let's dive in and get a quick recap, shall we?
The news about Apple's TV services just keeps getting better and better. This morning Gigaom announced the findings of a report by Frost & Sullivan that demonstrated that Apple TV accounted for a whopping 56 percent of all video streaming devices sold last year, with Apple handily beating Roku's second place figure of 21.5 percent.
The holidays are fast approaching, and everywhere you look, there's a constant reminder — the Christmas decorations are coming out and our televisions are full of seasonal-flavored commercials. And it's not even Thanksgiving yet! It looks like Apple Retail will be having a great holiday with word that the company's stores are now the king of profit when it comes to square footage. Didn't hear about that? Read on to find out more.
The war of words between iOS and Android goes on, with Google’s mobile boss now claiming the lion’s share of new device activations over the Christmas holiday. How Apple will respond is anyone’s guess, but with the close of another calendar quarter just days away, we’d expect some serious revenue boasting next month when Cupertino reports revenue from their holiday quarter. In the meantime, there’s plenty of other tech items making news for this Wednesday, December 28, 2011.
It’s 11/11/11, which just so happens to also be Veteran’s Day here in these United States of America, It’s also a Friday, which means most of us are ready to eject the grueling memories of another work week and enjoy the weekend. But first, let’s take a moment and give some thanks to all of the veterans who have made such freedom possible in the first place -- and before you slam the office door behind you, read on for some of the other things making news on this Friday, November 11, 2011.
The first full week of November is here, and with it comes a time change for those of us in the United States who gained an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning. Unfortunately, we don’t feel any more rested, which is why we were up early this morning seeking out all the news that you’ll want to read about for this fine Monday, November, 7, 2011.
Remember this time last year, when Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer stepped on stage at CES to show off HP’s Slate? That was supposed to be their answer to the as-yet unannounced iPad, but we all know how that went down. Now Microsoft is back at CES 2011, with both Apple TV and Google TV in their crosshairs.
There are plenty of ways to watch digital content on your television. Solutions run the gamut from a set of cables outputting your Mac’s A/V signals to your TV, to dedicated set-top boxes like the Apple TV, Boxee Box, or even Google’s new Google TV platform, which is currently runs on a handful of devices from Sony and Logitech. But there’s one problem: while all of these solutions are great at some things, none of them are great at everything. Frankly, I’d even settle for “good” rather than “great,” if it meant I could get all my digital content when and how I want it, without having to juggle between multiple devices, interfaces, and remote controls.