If you follow Apple news even on a casual basis, you'll no doubt be familiar with the eloquent off-the-cuff zingers that Steve Jobs routinely levels at his company's competitors. Whether he's riffing on Flash or whittling down fingers, the Apple CEO always has an opinion. Sometimes, Apple's competitors respond to his quips by pouting or spewing forth propaganda in order to offset the damage a verbal barrage from Jobs can render on a company's fortunes. After listening to Jobs talk smack about how terrible touchscreen PCs were at a recent Apple Event, Hewlett Packard has come back with a few points of their own, taking aim at Apple's implementation of a touch interface.
Apple giveth, but sometimes Apple taketh away -- case in point, the iPad’s orientation lock switch, which is being converted back to the mute switch it was originally intended to be with the forthcoming iOS 4.2. But what if we like our current hardware-based orientation lock switch? Tough bananas, says Steve Jobs.
Developers were up in arms on Thursday when Apple posted documentation indicating that Java won’t have a place in future versions of Mac OS X. One such developer pinged CEO Steve Jobs for a response on the matter.
Sometimes Apple and politics seem to go hand in hand. With Apple continuing record profits despite a soured economy, and Steve Jobs becoming practically a household name, leaders are starting to take notice, which includes one in particular. The Commander in Chief.
It's beginning to look like nothing can stop the rise of Apple's star this year. Despite, multiple lawsuits, the iPhone 4's antenna woes, leaked product snafus and the bad press surrounding a few of their suppliers, the company's stock value shot up from $390 to $429 a share after yesterday's revelation of the Cupertino-based company's latest financial report.
It’s almost hard to remember a time when Apple wasn’t making money hand over fist, especially with multiple quarters in a row boasted as their biggest yet. Cupertino didn’t disappoint Wall Street once again, racking up fiscal fourth quarter revenue of $20.34 billion and a net quarterly profit of $4.31 billion.
Earlier this week, we had brought it to you that Bloomberg TV was going to feature Steve Jobs as part of their GAME CHANGERS special. The special was able to reveal a little bit more about all things Jobs through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates. So if you forgot to set your DVR or don't get Bloomberg TV, the special is up for your viewing now!
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 ventured out to see The Social Network in recent days you've been subjected to Trent Reznor's musical genius, as the movie's soundtrack was conceived and recorded by Reznor and partner in crime, Attius Ross. If the soundtrack did nothing for you, that's OK: you don't have to enjoy Reznor's music to respect the man himself. Well spoken, introspective and dangerously intelligent, the former Nine Inch Nails frontman's candor is legendary. In a recent interview, Reznor frankly declared his feelings surrounding social networking, and surprisingly, Steve Jobs.