We all know Apple is a valuable brand, but lately that value has started to reach some otherworldly heights. That especially rang true yesterday when Apple's market cap reached an all-time high of $663.2 billion, a number that's so up there that Bloomberg says it makes Apple worth more than the entire Russian stock market.
Although the tech media loves to tout how Android is battering iOS when it comes to hardware sales, there's no denying that Apple's App Store continues to dominate the a mobile business, as its 2013 sales once again prove.
A pretty spread out bunch of news stories this week. Whether it's the nation's number four carrier picking up the iPhone at long last or the nation's number one saying they could easily follow suit in getting rid of contracts, it's all the news you missed this week while you were working or some other nonsense. So come on, Apple fans, get a load of the news of the week.
We have to confess, we don't really get the attraction to vinyl records in the year 2013. Beyond supposedly sounding "warmer" than digital music, they're just a pain to maintain and use -- a problem that Amazon's AutoRip service hopes to make easier.
Launch Turnplay and you're greeted with a gorgeous knockoff of the Technics 1200, long considered the gold standard among DJ turntables. If you missed out on the chance to own one, this richly rendered iPad version might just scratch the itch. However, if you put "The #1 vinyl record player for iPad" in your app title, you've really got to deliver. Unfortunately, this iPad music player isn't quite the equivalent of the classic wax it tries so hard to emulate.