Monthly Archives: "January 2014"

Walter Isaacson, the author of Steve Jobs biography, recently made the headlines when he said in a CNBC interview that Google was more innovative than Apple.  However, in a new interview with Bloomberg TV (via MacRumors), Isaacson clarifies his original statement by stating that while Google might be a more innovative Apple is better at bringing products to market, which is what really matters. Walt Isaacson: Image Credit: MacRumorsRead More
Here’s Why iOS Doesn’t Have A File System And Probably Never Will One of the most requested feature in iOS is a file management system. I would say this is right up there with the request for “better sharing between apps.” However, the lack of a file management system in iOS is attributed to the fact that Steve Jobs doesn’t think you need one: Here is Steve Jobs expressing his views on file system management at AllThingsD D5 conference in 2007(mark 37:50 in the video): So there you have it.Read More
Microsoft believes that the future of personal computing lies in the convergence of the traditional PC interface with their modern Windows Phone operating system. Apple on the other hand, view this as a non-sensical idea. Writing for Tech.pinions, John Kirk provides a compelling argument as why he believes Apple’s approach will win. Firstly, Kirk rubbished the notation that converging the two operating systems is pretty straight forward: I agree with John Kirk’s point to a large extent. We’ve been using mice and keyboards as the main inputs on desktop computerRead More
Google dropped a bombshell on the tech community by announcing that they have signed an agreement to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. Despite paying over US$12 billion for the company in 2012, Google CEO Larry Page believes that selling the company for a fraction of that price will be important for Android users everywhere. I bet to differ. I believe Android users everywhere were hoping that a Google-owned Motorola Mobility will continue to produce quality devices like the Moto G and Moto X at affordable prices. Larry Page: SourceRead More

Posted On January 28, 2014By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Your Next iPhone May Come With Solar Power Feature

In  research piece for Seeking Alpha,  Matt Margolis made an excellent case as to why the next innovation from Apple will be solar powered iOS devices. When it comes to innovation, Apple has alway been proud to say that they focus on technology that will enhance the user experience instead of gimmicks like some competitors. And one area that really needs some kind sort innovation in the smartphone business is battery life. Here’s MG Sielger take on battery on his current iPhone: If Matt Margolis’S research proves to be true, thenRead More
Here are some of the most interesting things to come from Tim Cook during Q&A at Apple’s 1Q14 earnings call. Bill Shope – Goldman Sachs & Company: Can you comment on your progress so far in getting down the cost curve for the iPhone, iPad and would you say you are in line with the types of improvement you’ve seen in cycles prior to the iphone-5/” title=”View all articles about iPhone 5 here”>iphone-5/” title=”View all articles about iPhone 5 here”>Read More

Posted On January 27, 2014By Guest AuthorIn Google News

Google’s Acquisition of Nest Labs

Google’s Acquisition of Nest Labs Recently Google acquired the digital thermostat company Nest for an estimated price of 3.2 billion dollars. Financial analysts see the move as perhaps premature, due to the fact an internet startup created a competing product days after the acquisition. Yet despite such rising competition, Google and Nest shouldn’t worry. This deal represents a larger strategy employed by Google to increase their hold on smart devices, real time data, and info to enhance their search engine technology. The average consumer must look beyond the simple newsRead More
According to a new report from Digitimes, Apple will be looking to Amkor Technology and STATS ChipPAC have each obtained 40% of the total packaging orders placed by Apple for its next-generation A8 processor. The remaining 20% will be taken over by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), according to the report. “Apple’s A8 chip will be a package-on-package (PoP) SoC solution comprising processors and mobile DRAM in a single package,” Mavis Hong and Jessie Shen report for Digitimes. “Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which is believed to have landed foundry orders for Apple’sRead More
Times Tech writer –  Harry McCracken has posted an exclusive video of Steve Jobs describing the Mac as “insanely great” at the monthly general meeting of the Boston Computer Society. According to Harry McCracken, “the BCS version, all 90 minutes of it are there in the video at the top of this post, available for the first time in their entirety since they were shot on January 30, 1984.” Steve Jobs took the opportunity to decry a  future controlled by IBM and more importantly , suggests that the invention of Macintosh PCRead More
Apple’s music streaming service – iTunes Radio is appearing on the Music App on both iPhones and iPads for some users in the UK, Australia and Canada, according to a new report from AppleInsider. iTunes Radio was unveil at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 10, 2013 and was made available to users in the US on September 18, 2013. Apple promised that the service will come to countries outside the US in early 2014. Judging from this report, the launch appears imminent. iTunes Radio on UK iPhone operating on O2’s wireless network.Read More
Here’s an open letter to all of Apple’s shareholder from billionaire investor Carl C. Icahn: 767 Fifth Avenue, 47th Floor New York, New York 10153 January 23, 2014 Dear Fellow Apple Shareholders, Over the course of my long career as an investor and as Chairman of Icahn Enterprises, our best performing investments result from opportunities that we like to call “no brainers.” Recent examples of such “no brainers” have been our investments in Netflix, Hain Celestial, Chesapeake, Forest Labs and Herbalife, just to name a few. In our opinion, a great exampleRead More
According to a new report from Market Wired, Apple has been the most talked about brand in the past year with over 601 millions mentions through social channels in the past year. Apple got the world talking 30 years ago with their famous ‘1984’ Macintosh commercial during the Super Bowl. And based on the results from this study, people still have a lot to say about the company today. The study found that Apple’s products (including different Macs and Mac books, iPods, iPhones and Apple TVs) got  mentioned in 7,553,610 blog posts,Read More