Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Why Apple's Mobile Leader Scott Forstall Is Out


How Jony Ive Became The Most Important Executive At Apple

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Here's The Spaceship That Will Let Rich People Fly From NYC To Tokyo In 90 Minutes

Apple Designers Sick Of Doing Things Steve Jobs' Way Just Scored A Big Win

Apple Announces A New Version Of iBooks

It's Official: This Is Apple's iPad Mini

Apple Announces Fourth Generation iPad

Apple Refreshes Its Mac Mini Line

Apple Announces A New 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display

Apple Updates The iMac And It's Crazy Thin

Friday, October 19, 2012

What’s Really Going on With Color: A Small Apple Talent Acquisition

"You’d be forgiven if you were confused by the swirl of stories around the social video start-up Color in the past 24 hours.

 First, a leaked internal memo said the company was winding down. Then we were told that Color was not shutting down (and further, that some at the company had no idea where the memo came from — turned out it was from the VP of finance). Then Color was being bought by Apple for “high double-digits” millions.
I’ve been reporting alongside these events, and heard all these conflicting tales, too — but while I couldn’t figure out how all of them could possibly be true, I held back from writing my own story. Now, having talked with numerous people about the situation, here is a storyline that actually checks out.

What’s really happening is that Color’s engineering team — about 20 people, comprising almost the entire company — is being “acqhired” by Apple at what’s being called a “nominal” price of something like $2 million to $5 million, according to multiple sources familiar with both sides of the situation."

  CONTINUE READING at allthingsd.com: A Small Apple Talent Acquisition

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

MDI's Airpod — a car that runs on compressed air

In January 2007, Tata Motors and Motor Development International (Luxembourg) signed a licence agreement that enables Tata Motors to produce and sell compressed air cars using MDI technology in India. The agreement covered two phases of activity encompassing the technology transfer and proof of the technical concept in the first phase, and in the second phase completing detailed development of the compressed air engine into specific vehicle and stationary applications.

The first phase of this programme - proof of the technical concept in Tata Motors vehicles - has now been successfully completed with the compressed air engine concept having been demonstrated in two Tata Motors vehicles.

In the second phase of the development, the two companies are working together to complete detailed development of the technology and required technical processes to industrialise a market ready product application over the coming years.

Windows 8 Beats The Mac, Appsolutely

Windows 8 Beats The Mac, Appsolutely well at least according to InformationWeek Editor At Large, Paul McDougall

"Microsoft's new operating system looks how a modern OS should--big, bold, and centered around apps. Suddenly, it's Apple's turn to catch up.

Windows 8 apps are true apps, as I would define the term: Full-screen, specialized purpose, touchable, and always connected. And they can run on PCs or tablets, and have close cousins that will run on Windows Phone 8, which also uses Modern UI. For functions not suitable for touch, Windows 8 can be used with traditional input tools. And the classic Explorer desktop can be accessed on Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise with a single click.

 OSX Mountain Lion? Despite some new fit and finish, it remains a traditional PC operating system that is a bridge too far from Apple's iOS-based mobile products. It sticks with old-style applications (window-based, general purpose, manipulated through mouse and keyboard) and the browser as the gateway to information and services." Read about it at InformationWeek

 How People React to Windows 8 by SweetLabs with Chris Pirillo

Opinion: FBI security scare means Apple's iPhone beats Android for BYOD enterprise

Apple [AAPL] already leads the mobile enterprise with its iOS devices, and seems likely to consolidate its grip in the months ahead, with the security of its platforms giving the firm a sure grasp on hearts and minds in corporate IT, while its competitor gets named and shamed in an FBI warning. Click to read: FBI security scare means Apple's iPhone beats Android for BYOD enterprise