Apple’s shutting Lala, sets off iTunes plan speculation

April 30, 2010

That was quick.

Apple is shutting down Lala, the Web ‘cloud-based’ music service it bought last December for a rumored $80 million. It has been widely expected that Apple would eventually integrate the music service into the iTunes platform to offer a subscription service based in the cloud.

Lost iPhone’s finder unmasked, lawyer in tow

April 29, 2010

blahThe world on Thursday finally — finally! — discovered the identity of the infamous bar patron who scooped up the lost Apple iPhone prototype from a Silicon Valley beer garden, thus setting off a chain of events that has taken us far afield from the technology world, into the murky waters of journalistic ethics and police raids.

HP buys Palm — who cares?

April 29, 2010

HP’s deal to buy Palm underlines the keenness of PC vendors to jump into the booming smartphone game, but will likely have very little impact on the smartphone market. HP has agreed to pay $1.2 billion for loss-making Palm, best known in recent years as the investment target of U2 lead singer Bono. The firm only sold 2.4 million smartphones in the last 12-month period, giving it just over 1 percent of the market.

Missing iPhone saga continues; police said to be involved

April 23, 2010

iphoneblahSure, it was one of the busiest weeks on the tech earnings calendar, but despite a crush of important indicators about the health of the industry, all anyone seems to care about was that famously wayward iPhone, which caused such a stir earlier in the week.

Dear Gizmodo, we want our secret iPhone back

April 20, 2010

Tech blog site Gizmodo set the Internet on fire on Monday when it released photos and spec details of what they said was Apple’s next-generation iPhone.

Dell says it won’t chase Apple in tablet race

April 7, 2010

dellstreakThe iPad is officially on the market, and here come its rivals. Dell and HP, among many others, are planning to bring their own touchscreen tablets to consumers some time this year.

from Shop Talk:

Check Out Line: Duke wins, but there’s another bracket to fill

April 6, 2010

duke1Check out a different kind of tournament bracket still underway.

The Duke Blue Devils may have won yet another college basketball title Monday night, but consumers can still make their "Sweet 16" picks in Consumerist.com's annual "Worst Company in America"  tournament, which runs through April 26.

What’s an IPad? HP tries to drum up buzz for its “slate”

April 5, 2010

hpblahWith iPad hysteria perhaps starting to fade — or at least come back down from the stratosphere — Hewlett-Packard chimed in Monday to remind everybody in the media that, hey, we’ve also got a tablet on the way.

from Shop Talk:

Window shopping on the iPad, brought to you by eBay

April 5, 2010

eBay_iPad_1Shopping in front of a computer or small hand-held device got you down? EBay says it has the answer with its new iPad app, completely redesigned for ultimate browsing on Apple's hippest new tablet.

LIVE BLOG: Apple’s iPad hits stores

April 3, 2010

Reuters reporters take a peek inside the iPad to reveal its design and components, and bring you news from Apple stores around the country.