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.
The annual TIME Person of the Year cover is kind of a big deal. Since 1927, the magazine has bestowed the honor to some of the most influential people in the world. Among the short-list of eight finalists for the 2012 cover is Apple CEO Tim Cook. Not the first time a Cupertino CEO has been nominated -- but could this be Cook's year?
The iPhone 5 touched down in China and more than 30 other international locales last Friday, and Apple is wasting no time popping the cork on the champagne by celebrating another two million handsets sold in three days.