There’s a market segment that’s desperately needing a little slice of Apple [AAPL] product marketing magic, and it’s 3DTV. Introduced with much brouhaha as a ‘must-have’ killer new feature, the technology has rapidly been relegated to just another spec, consumers like it, don’t love it. Does Apple have an iPad plan to make the technology interesting?
Apple’s music cloud looks a lot finer than Amazon or Google’s attempts, and comes with two added extras: track bit rates will be improved, and there’s a chance the labels may get a little cash back from file-sharers — but who owns your data in the cloud?
“All warfare is based on deception”
The Art of War
Senior Apple [AAPL] executives are in discussion with Samsung to secure supplies of Retina Display-like screens for the iPad 3, even while the two firms turn to the courts to settle some of their differences over mobile device design.
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A UK school has announced it will be Europe’s first to equip all students with Apple [AAPL] iPad 2’s, and while critics slam such moves as a waste of cash, others believe that enabling pupils to get to grips with learning while using technology they actually like will actually boost education.
Fresh Apple [AAPL] iPhone 5 rumors: the iPhone 3GS won’t be supported by iOS 5; the fifth-generation model will be smaller, lighter and thinner, and that 8-megapixel camera seems certain, as Apple begins agreeing component supply deals for its next smartphone, expected for introduction in September.
Executives from the CEO down want iPads on their systems, forcing corporate IT staff to drop their long-held anti-Apple prejudices. Where the iPad walks, the Mac follows, which is why the Mac is stealing the enterprise while hearts close down on Windows.
I’m aware of the almost religious experience some enjoy when cuddling closely to their Apple devices in this silicon age, but just because our minds bestow these things with semi-divine powers doesn’t make them infallible — don’t trust your iPhone and Google Maps when you’re climbing a mountain, take a map.
Yesterday we learned that Apple is a religious experience, now the head of one of the UK’s biggest homeless self-help organizations wants to spread the new iSalvation as he moves to create an innovative street level news organization using iPhones.
This unique move will see homeless and near homeless street newspaper sellers given iPhone (5’s) by the head of the organization with which they’ll be asked to take pictures, videos and notes of what’s happening around them in order to send them back to the news room.
That’s what’s coming to Big Issue sellers in the UK. The Big Issue is a UK institution, founded by John Bird the principle is extremely simple: homeless or near homeless people can visit the magazine’s headquarters to buy a pile of the titles to sell on the street. They get to keep a half the £2 cover price.
The Apple [AAPL] social network for music, Ping, seems set to become something you want to use, rather than an embarrassing relative you try to ignore. That’s because the company has reached a series of key major label deals to support its mythical cloud-based music services, even as its competitors — including Google and Amazon — fail to reach deals for their own unlicensed attempts. We’ve also learned that Apple has been developing the service for years, with a new patent filing showing a unique approach to service delivery.
Look at all those software boxes. In a year or two you won’t see them in Apple retail stores any more. You’ll get it all from the Mac App Store. So, what will Adobe and Microsoft do then to sell us their cash cows?