As Internet-only news sites continue to navigate the ever changing landscape of digital content, old-school players transitioning from paper have been experimenting with new models. Now the most recent high profile experiment, a tablet-only news project from the publishers of the Wall Street Journal, supported by Apple, has come to an end.
If you're one of the thousands of New Yorkers who have found nada searching for a store-stocked iPad mini, only to be met with disappointing claims of "sold out" or promises that it's "on the way," consumer demand might not be the reason for the shortage: Apple recently suffered a major iPad-jacking at JFK airport.
What's the most you would consider paying for a watch? Currently, I've got a $50 Timex with sweet brown leather band, and I'm not complaining. I'd maybe go to $75 if the thing had a mini-sundial on it. Well, how's $21 million grab you? Because that's what Apple paid.
In a press statement released late yesterday, Apple and HTC announced the settlement of all their ongoing patent disputes. Additionally, the two companies will enter into a ten-year licensing deal.
In the run-up to the release of the iPad mini, there was a lot of hand wringing from Apple loyalists after early reviews tagged the device as a somewhat overpriced competitor to similar tablets, offering a lower resolution screen and few new options. But the weekend tally is in, and despite some reviewer misgivings, the iPad mini is officially a hit.
After the iPhone 5 was released, Samsung's Galaxy S III saw a rise in sales, suggesting that people were waiting to compare the two new smartphones (and many chose the Galaxy). Well, now numbers have been released that show Apple has lost brand loyalty for the first time since the original iPhone's release.
Monday, Apple experienced its biggest corporate shakeup since the late Steve Jobs first handed the reigns over to Tim Cook. Most notably, Scott Forstall, the man some blame for the Maps debacle, is out. But another appointment, Jonathan Ive as the new director of Human Interface, could mean the end of Apple's addiction to skeuomorphic software interfaces.
Samsung's recent intense marketing campaign (seemingly aimed at Apple) bugged a few people and definitely did its part to make the MLB post-season more than a little annoying. But it turns out the Korean conglomerate might have been onto something.
Apple's recent decision to erase the DVD/CD drive from its laptops is perhaps the clearest signal that the era of music CDs is largely over. But USB sticks and iTunes downloads have proven to be unwieldy and hard to manage, so it's no surprise that a new rumor claims Apple is working on a streaming music radio service.
An astute friend of mine once satirically defined our age of seemingly instant obsolescence: just buy and thro-o-o-ow it away. At first blush, it's funny because it can't be true — you don't buy something and then just throw it away. But after Apple's iPad press event Tuesday I'm not so sure.