President Barack Obama is set to deliver the first State of the Union address of his second term next Tuesday. But if you watch closely, you may see a familiar face in the First Lady's viewing box. Apple CEO Tim Cook was invited to attend the speech by Michelle Obama, and will join another geeky hero in watching our President talk about current affairs.
The long, winding legal saga of Apple v. Samsung took another interesting turn this weekend, with a Reuters report claiming that Steve Jobs was so intent on suing the Korean manufacturer, he disregarded the opinion of Tim Cook just prior to making him CEO of the company. Why did Cook protest? You'll have to keep reading to find out...
If you've ever bought inexpensive cables or other accessories from Monoprice.com and wondered how they can sell them so cheaply, BuzzFeed has a great little story this week on how the company does what it does so well, and how it's expanding beyond the low-cost cables that have earned it such loyal fans. But there's plenty more you might have missed on Tuesday, so take a few minutes and get caught up, won't you?
Few of us can actually claim to know what Apple will do this year, especially with the curveballs that the company continues to keep throwing. (Who could have seen that fourth-gen iPad coming so soon?) But one analyst believes they have cracked Cupertino's code.
While Apple has an ever-increasing presence in China, the world's largest cell phone carrier based there is still curiously deficient on offering an iPhone -- but that may change as executives from the two companies sit down for a chat.
Marking his second visit to China since taking over as CEO of Apple, Tim Cook has apparently spent some portion of his trip meeting with government officials. While details of the meetings are not immediately clear, we can only assume Cook is looking to keep solid relations with the country producing and consuming a vital portion of Apple's products.
Dixons vet John Browett may not have been the best executive fit for Apple's retail stores, but you can bet that CEO Tim Cook won't be making the same mistake twice. But who might be the next head of Apple's retail division?
Rounded Rectangles is a design column that runs every Tuesday on MacLife.com. This week's Tuesday is Christmas, however, the one day of the year when nobody wants to read about awesome technology and the ways Apple finds to make it special. So while we aren't normally in the habit of publishing poetry, we humbly present the following for your consideration.