Only in the Apple world, can we get excited that others won't get time off. Sources that are familiar with Apple's retail plans say that Apple has issued a "blackout" period spanning three weeks, meaning retail employees without seniority will not be allowed to go on vacation. The timeframe is said to span from the last week of January and continue into the first half of February. New products on the way, perhaps?
As we first made mention this morning, and perhaps as you may have experienced first hand for yourself now, the iOS alarm clock bug has caused some headaches for embarking into 2011. While Apple had tried to reassure that alarms would function beginning today, such does not seem to be the case, as users are still reporting issues.
Despite rumors of iOS app subscriptions soon knocking on our door, it would appear that Apple and publishers still have a long way to go. The sticking point? Publishers are wanting to be able to sell subscriptions all on their own, or be able to hang onto subscriber info. Apple has other thoughts in mind.
Fans of BBC programming will appreciate this latest tidbit. According to the Financial Times, the BBC is planning on launching its iPlayer app as a commercial subscription for iPad users outside the UK. United States viewers are said to be the first target.
Word came about today that Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corp, and Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, will reportedly reveal a new digital "newspaper" to be named the Daily at the end of the month. Murdoch feels that the joint project has the potential to be a "game changer."
Despite the downward spiral of print publishing, news reading apps such as the popular Pulse News Reader are doing the opposite -- and now, print executives are going to follow the money trail as their readers flock to the Internet and mobile devices.
The world watched in awe this week as 33 courageous miners in Chile were finally rescued after 68 days of being trapped underground. Now praised as heroes, they’re being lavished with gifts -- including iPods.
If you’ve had the nagging feeling that Apple gets more than its fair share of media attention (and we’re not counting this site, naturally), a new report claims that it’s totally true. But how much does Cupertino dominate the news, and how did this happen?
For those of you who prefer to rock an Android handset over Apple's brand of smartphone sexy, prepare to be giddy: Mozilla has announced the immediate availability of Fennec Alpha for Android, bringing with it improved performance and responsiveness that even occasional on-the-go users are sure to enjoy. The alpha version of the software marks Mozilla's second update to Fennec for Android since April and brings us one step closer to the much anticipated beta version of the software.