Former Apple exec Rubinstein leaves HP →
Probably one of the smartest, hardworking, but unlucky man in Silicon Valley.
Apple Estimated to Retake Title of World's Largest... →
Eric Silvka, writing for MacRumors: Strategy Analytics showed Apple first taking the title in the second quarter of 2011 as it passed Nokia and held off a surging Samsung to become the world’s largest smartphone vendor. But Apple’s reign at the top was short-lived as Samsung easily topped the list in the third quarter on continued growth paired with a pause in iPhone sales ahead of...
Two Of My Favourite Pictures of RIM's Ex-CEO
From Marco Arment and National Post.
Say Goodbye to the Menu Button In Android →
Scott Main, tech writer of developer.android.com: In order to provide the most intuitive and consistent user experience in your apps, you should migrate your designs away from using the Menu button and toward using the action bar. This isn’t a new concept — the action bar pattern has been around on Android even before Honeycomb — but as Ice Cream Sandwich rolls out to more devices, it’s...
Once again, the Street blew it →
Phillip Elmer-DeWitt writing for Fortune Tech: Once again, the Street blew it. And although even the most bullish independents were surprised by the strength of Apple’s Q1 2012 results, at least they were in the ball park. If you scroll to the bottom of the post, there is a spreadsheet of accuracy of analysts predictions. Sure enough, the independent ones seems to be hitting the...
Apple's Mind Blowing Earning Call This Morning
It’s mind blowing. As bullish as I was I couldn’t believe they sold 37 million iPhones1 and reported $46.33 billion revenue. Forty six freaking billion dollars. This means that Apple has never had a 30 billion dollar quarter ever. They went from $26.7 billion last quarter to $46.44 billion dollar. If you think this is not a big deal, let me put it this way: Apple is worth more than...
On Apple's Proprietary iBooks Format
Ed Bott, writing for ZDNet: In the original version of the FAQ published in April 2010, when iBooks was launched, Apple was even more definitive about the format: “iBooks only uses books published in the ePub format.” I think the iBooks FAQ that was published almost two years ago is no longer relevant now. However what one should note is that iBooks still supports ePub up until now. If...
Holy Shit, 37 Million iPhones →
A bit more than what I predicted.
RIM CEOs Quit →
He denied the timing had anything to do with investor pressure or RIM’s weakening stock price. “It was not a reaction to that,” Mr. Balsillie said in an interview at RIM’s headquarters here. Of course. The PlayBook wasn’t a reaction to the iPad either. Has been planned all along.
Visual Studio Achievements →
Just what Visual Studio users want, I guess. Looks pretty challenging to me. (via Steve Streeting)
Wikipedia Blackout →
The day we fight for our rights.
MacBook Air Turns Four Years Old Today
Four years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the most beautiful laptop that has ever been made by the human race. When I first looked at it, I was just simply amazed by how simple and beautiful it is. I was convinced that it is truly the laptop to get for the great majority of people, and four years later it did becomes a very successful mainstream product. Shortly after Apple announced the very...
Next iPad to Support High Definition Screen, Run... →
Bloomberg: Apple’s next iPad, expected to go on sale in March, will sport a high-definition screen, run a faster processor and work with next-generation wireless networks, according to three people familiar with the product. Sounds right to me, but I’m not sure about next generation network. Not all carrier supports that at the moment. What they might do is like iPhone 4S where...
Apple's Supplier's Working Condition
Big day for Apple today. They released their supplier responsibility progress report, joins Fair Labor Association, and Tim Cook personally sent an email around detailing working conditions at factories. So much backlash from people saying that Apple is not responsible for the suicides in the factory, whereas in fact those factories produces more than just Apple components. Why are they judging...
Intel will never be the leader in silicon power... →
ARM CEO Warren East: “Are they ever going to be the leaders in power efficiency? No, of course not. But they have a lot more to offer.” Yes, and we never need more than 640 KB of memory. Never say never in tech.
Should iPads Really Be Used For Programming? →
Harisson Webber: When you develop an application for Windows, you use a Windows computer. If you create for the Mac, you create it on the same platform. But if you’re building something for an iOS device, you’ll have to develop on your Mac and simulate it in Xcode. Then you’ll update your device and test it out separately. Well that isn’t completely true. When you develop Android...
Why Apple Bought Anobit →
Removing the hard drive is what allows these devices to be so thin, assume any form factor, and run on less power. Any technology that improves the performance of flash memory, such as Anobit’s, is a critical piece of technology which Apple decided it needs to own. Probably Apple’s biggest purchase since NeXT, which brought Steve Jobs back to Apple.
Kinect for Windows →
This is what I’m talking about, Microsoft. Innovate. Don’t just copy others. Well done.
Gruber: Are they ripping off Apple, or are they ripping off Samsung’s strategy of ripping off Apple? (via Daring Fireball)
Why Codea Sharing was Removed →
This sucks. Of course I want to be able to share my Codea codes with other people. A better question is: what really is the point of section 3.3.2 of the Developer Agreement anyway? 3.3.2 An Application may not download or install executable code. Interpreted code may only be used in an Application if all scripts, code and interpreters are packaged in the Application and not downloaded. The...
'iPad 4' Headed for October Launch with iPad 3 as... →
Sounds like a De Ja Vu to me. Wouldn’t bet on this.
Spaghetti Against the Wall →
I’m just going to leave this here.
35 Million iPhones This Quarter →
Back in December, for example, BTIG’s Walter Piecyk predicted Apple would sell 30 million iPhones in the December quarter. Now he figures it will sell a record 35 million, thanks to the particularly strong demand in the U.S., showcased by the Verizon number Shammo disclosed yesterday. I say 35 million is not impossible. This will represent approximately 105% growth over the last quarter, in...