Apple raises ruckus with baby-shaking app

April 23, 2009

It used to be that Apple could do little wrong, if the unrelenting mania among the masses for the iPod and iPhone is any indication. Now, the company may have made an unusual and embarassing mis-step in selling a 99-cent “Baby Shaker” application for the iPhone.

Apple schedules June conference

March 26, 2009

With the Apple’s developers conference now formally on the schedule for June 8-12, that leaves more than two full months for the rumor mill to really crank up.

Dell offers gifts cards for your e-junk

February 11, 2009

As part of the ongoing battle among PC makers to out-green each other, Dell says it will now take your unwanted gadgets off your hands and give you something for the privilege. Most of us are familiar with the concept of trade-ins in some form – cars, mainly – but under the program launched today, the company will exchange Dell gift cards for your e-junk.

Apple, Jobs and health: A Reuters roundup

January 14, 2009

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs told the world Wednesday that he discovered that his health issues are more complex than he had previously thought, so he’s taking a medical leave of absence. Jobs, who earlier this month said his recent weight loss was caused by a hormonal imbalance that was relatively easy to treat, plans to be off until the end of June. Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook will mind the shop in the interim. Once Apple shares resumed trading after-hours, investors knocked off about 10 percent of their value.

Even Apple music wants to be free, sort of

January 7, 2009

The New York Times headline on Apple’s Macworld convention is so snappy that it almost frees me of the obligation to write this blog entry today:

Apple, give us some new toys!

December 29, 2008

Despite strong sales of Apple’s iPod Touch and Macbook computers, bloggers are clamoring for Steve Jobs and his team to introduce a range of new devices, or significant upgrades to existing models, beyond the usual Mac rumor mill.

iPods’ scarcity points to popularity, analyst says

December 3, 2008

With all the hand-wringing about consumer spending and the holiday shopping season, at least one technology device appears to be holding its own: Apple’s trusty iPod. In fact, the now ubiquitous music and media player is faring so well that Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu is beginning to see a shortage.

Apple says new iPod nano is “toxic free”

September 9, 2008

iPod nano 2 iPod nanoApple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a new iPod nano that lets users shuffle songs by shaking the device.

Hello Steve Jobs!

September 9, 2008

We all know about the interest in Steve Jobs’ health — how many blogs and columns have been devoted to the subject? He even joked about it on Tuesday, with the help of a video screen that read, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” Without further delay, here’s how the Apple CEO looked.

What’s Apple got in store for 9/9?

September 2, 2008

apple.jpgCircle the date in your calendar. September 9. That’s when Apple Inc is planning an event in San Francisco — an event that most believe will showcase the latest new gadget from Steve Jobs & Co.