An update to the Apple Store iPhone application has given further hints that the white iPhone 4 might not be far off.
This morning, the application's new "Reserve Products" feature offered users the option to reserve the 16GB and the 32GB white iPhone 4 for in-store pickup. However, when users clicked on the option, they weren't actually able to reserve the smartphone.
Soon after the option was discovered, Apple removed it and placed a "not available to reserve" label on each white iPhone 4 listing.
It's unknown whether the option to reserve the … Read more
In a bid to capture more corporate and government customers, Apple is seeking help from IT services provider Unisys.
In deal between the two companies, Unisys will offer maintenance and other services to businesses and government agencies that buy Apple devices, Gene Zapfel, a managing partner at Unisys, told Bloomberg. The contract was signed this month, Bloomberg reported yesterday, but so far no details have been revealed.
Though its focus has traditionally been on consumers, schools, and creative professionals, Apple has found itself pulled more into the enterprise arena, especially as employees are bringing their iPhones to work.
Santa might as well make his elves redundant: kids would rather Steve Jobs fill their stockings with expensive Apple gear.
The iPhone 4, iPod Touch and iPad were the three most wanted gifts among children aged 5 to 16, according to the Duracell Toy Report, the Telegraph reports. Nearly 4 in 10 children questioned wanted something from the Apple cave of wonders this year.
Sony has announced it has finally retired the Walkman cassette tape player, marking the end of one of the most successful consumer gadgets of all time.
At least it outlived disco.
By today's standards, the Walkman was clunky. The plastic tape player required frequent replacing of two AA batteries. There was no shuffle. There was no storage to speak of. It could play only the number of songs on the tape. Jumping to a new song tasked an owner with fast-forwarding, an inexact process that meant repeated stops to find the start of the desired tune.
How should one bring up children? Should one give them everything for which they ask? Or should one make them understand very early in life that some things are bad for them, whether it is physically or psychologically?
I wasn't sure whether to laugh, cry, admire or attempt to plait my eyebrows. You see, the interviewer offered her questions about Apple. The first was quite amusing: "Do you own an iPod, which is … Read more
Though a moot point now for consumers, in 2004 Sony came out with an ultrathin wedge-shaped laptop that was a progenitor of the MacBook Air, particularly Apple's 2010 incarnation.
At the Apple event this week in San Francisco, Steve Jobs said the new MacBook Air "is the future of notebooks." That's debatable of course but it's clear that PC makers like Sony and Hewlett-Packard already saw that kind of future a long time ago. The problem was that either their timing was off or they didn't execute the designs as well as Apple--or simply that the laptop was too expensive.
But Sony's offering may be one of the best examples of a laptop that pretty much matches Apple's design--except Sony did it six years ago. The nickel carbon body Vaio X505--no longer available--had some very impressive specs for its time. (See 2004 review.)
Like Apple's new Air, the Vaio X505 used an ultralow voltage Intel chip: a Pentium M "ULV" 1.1GHz processor. And similar to the Air, it was 0.38 inches at it thinnest point and 0.83 inches at its thickest (and keep in mind this was remarkably thin for a design that was probably conceived in 2002). The Sony X505 was smaller than the 11.6-inch Air, packing a 10.4-inch display,… Read more
The January release of a Verizon iPhone remains unconfirmed, but we may have still more grist for the ever-churning rumor mill. Call centers connected to the wireless carrier and Apple are hiring hundred of new positions over the next three months, according to job postings spotted by CNET.
The hiring companies, Salt Lake City-based Teleperformance and Kennesaw, Ga.-based Ryla, are hiring at facilities around the country, with Ryla advertising for 1,700 positions in Indiana, California, Virginia, and Colorado.
Though few of the job postings specify which company the new employees will be taking calls for, Teleperformance's Careerbuilder … Read more
Apple CEO Steve Jobs' well-known distaste for Adobe Flash on mobile devices is now extending to the Mac.
Many of us testing the new MacBook Air noted that surfing over to a site that requires a Flash plug-in to display video gets you the above screen, which is what happens when Flash hasn't been installed. Previously, Apple had done the installation for its customers--but no longer. Apple is now saying that Mac owners will have to do it themselves.
"We're happy to continue to support Flash on the Mac, and the best way for users to always … Read more