Software gets no respect. It’s the Rodney Dangerfield of the tech industry -- always the underdog, and yet somehow, always around.
Microsoft has monopolized the PC industry for decades. Google’s control of Websearch is uncontested. Adobe and Symantec may as well be unmovable objects, and despite the perennial threat from cloud competitors, SAP and Oracle are as profitable and healthy as ever.... » more
Just when we thought we had Apple all figured out, the company still manages to surprise us. Not only that, it surprised us in the way it surprised us.
Yesterday, Cupertino ventured upstate to San Francisco and held its annual fall press event to showcase its newly revamped iPad line as well as some incremental updates to the MacBook Pros, a brand new Mac Pro desktop, and new versions of its... » more
Apple on Tuesday took the wraps off a slimmer faster tablet called the iPad Air and said it will give away Macintosh operating and work software free to its users, challenging Microsoft Corp's near-stranglehold on personal computing.
Apple announced the surprise offer, which will be available to all users of Apple MacBooks and Mac computers, at a product event on Tuesday at which it also unveiled... » more
Where Apple stands in the smartphone market is clear: The iPhone is the one to beat. It's simultaneously a leader in specs and a vanity status symbol. The high end is its territory.
So when shoppers were given the choice between the latest iPhone and the ever so slightly cheaper iPhone 5C, they decided to go big or go home.
Data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shows... » more
There’s no doubt tech companies believe wearable devices are a big part of the future of personal computing. Just ask Google, who spent untold research and development dollars on Glass, or Intel with its big investment in rival Recon Instruments, the Canadian outfit that brought the world’s first Heads-Up Display to market.
Motorola just patented a gaze-tracking and mood-detecting armband,... » more
With Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently proclaiming this year's apple crop as the best it's been in years, we can't help but be jazzed about the crunchy autumnal fruit. And we're not alone. Here are our picks for the best ways to enjoy the fall favorite:
An apple-accented smoked salmon appetizer
At Domain NYC, a Modern American restaurant near Columbia University, two-time Michelin-starred executive... » more
Apple shares rose about 2% Tuesday on news that billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn had dinner with Apple chief executive Tim Cook on Monday and “pushed hard” for a buyback.
“Had a cordial dinner with Tim last night. We pushed hard for a $150 billion buyback. We decided to continue dialogue in about three weeks,” Icahn tweeted Tuesday.
In August, Icahn said “Apple has the ability... » more
It’s no day at the plage operating a giant, successful, multinational American company, once you’ve run up against some very un-American notions about tax policy from abroad.
Such as the “data tax” on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, about to be proposed by France for adoption by the European Union.
Apparently, France would like to impose a data transmission tax on those companies... » more
When working in an office, one can nary go a week without hearing the mating call of theiPhone user: "Hey, does anyone have a spare iPhone charger? Uh, no, the other one. The smaller one."
Because of its stubborn refusal to switch to the more universal micro-USB format - the likes of which are standard on Android, Windows, and BlackBerry devices – Apple continues to make the lives... » more
On Sept. 10, after months of rampant Internet speculation and leaks, Apple officially unveiled its next generation of iPhones, including the high-end, fingerprint-scanning 5S, and the colorful, lower-end (but still not cheap) 5C.
Although Apple only made pre-ordering available for the 5C, which means you'll have to line up if you want to get a 5S on its first day, both phones will launch on... » more