Steve Jobs’ last innovation to reach the market before leaving Apple might have been moving the computer desktop one step closer to the smartphone interface. … Continue readingThe Desktop in Your Pocket
On August 24 Steve Jobs made a very low key announcement that he was leaving the company he founded in 1976, was cast out from in 1984, returned to in 1996 and spent the next decade building into the most valuable technology firm on Earth. … Continue readingDoes Apple need another hero?
Or it may be broader than that. Maybe guys just love something that ties into another media they already consume. Kids’ action series like Zac Power are big if they have interactivity like websites, and the Top Gear books sell like hotcakes. … Continue readingGetting Blokes Reading Again
The complaints are actually a skewed compliment to Apple and completely vindicate their approach. The users who want multitasking on their iPhone consider it more of a little computer than just a mobile, especially with so many cool things to do that are so easy to access and use. … Continue readingDo We Multitask Or Not?
Apple is mostly right with their oft-repeated refrain It Just Works. Of course, you wouldn’t expect it any other way if you inhabit a world exclusively of Apple products. As soon as you bring another operating system or protocol into the equation, they’ll tell you that’s the element causing the problem. … Continue readingChoosing Between ‘It Just Works’ and Best of Breed
We have a better class of ebook reader now, however. Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s reader and iRex’s Iliad all have faults, but they have an expanded toolset more suited to the increasingly wireless and converged world where we not only want content on the go but see no need to restrict it to just books. … Continue readingiPhone Rescues the ebook From the Rubbish Bin of History?
If the CEO of any other multinational company fell ill, it wouldn’t generate such comment — compared to Jobs, they’re interchangeable suit-wearing lawyers, politicians and number crunchers who flit from one company, regulator and law firm to another and back again. … Continue readingApple Without Jobs?
As the only tech company whose products are anticipated as much as a blockbuster movie or video game, it can afford to be secretive, and its modus operandi not to comment is legendary. Apple doesn’t speculate, comment or advise on anything until the Cupertino High Council has decreed it. … Continue readingApple Leaks — Is There Such a Thing?
From their enviable position of almost 100% market share, Quark Inc either didn’t see the writing on the wall or were caught napping while Adobe closed ranks around them, buying or further developing the other major applications in the graphic designer’s toolset such as Illustrator and Photoshop. … Continue readingQuarkXpress 8 Reopens a Forgotten Chapter in Apple’s History