Apple has a long relationship with Adobe. In fact, we met Adobe’s founders when they were in their proverbial garage. Apple was their first big customer, adopting their Postscript language for our new Laserwriter printer. Apple invested in Adobe and owned around 20% of the company for many years. The two companies worked closely together to pioneer desktop publishing and there were many good times. Since that golden era, the companies have grown apart. Apple went through its near death experience, and Adobe was drawn to the corporate market with their Acrobat products. Today the two companies [...]
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The Apple iPad has gone on sale in the US, with thousands flocking to get their hands on one of this 2010′s most eagerly anticipated gadgets.
People who pre-ordered the tablet computer were able to pick up their gadgets at Apple stores across the country, scenes that will be repeated in the UK in less than a month’s time.
With positive early reviews, which nevertheless stopped short of calling the device the revolution that it hopes to be, the buzz around Apple’s latest product is not likely to die down any time soon.
An iBook [...]
Reviews from the folks who Apple sent an iPad to early are starting to come out. What did they think?
Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin called the device a “a touch of genius,” and added:
Flick the switch and the novelty hits… The display is large enough to make the experience of apps and games on smaller screens stale. Typography is crisp, images gem-like, and the speed brisk thanks to Apple’s A4 chip and solid state storage. As I browse early release iPad apps, web pages, and flip through the iBook store and books, the thought hits that this is a greater leap into a new [...]
Amazon.com Inc has struck two new deals with major book publishers on the pricing of e-books
The Wall Street Journal reports this week that CBS Corp’s Simon & Schuster and News Corp’s HarperCollins will set their own prices for e-books on Amazon.com
Amazon versus Apple
Selected new best sellers will be priced at $9.99 (£6.55), though most new e-books will be priced between $12.99 (£8.52) to $14.99 (£9.83).
Most older e-books on Amazon.com from the two publishers will cost less than $9.99.
It is a similar deal to that made by the two publishers with Apple for the iPad’s [...]
The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Apple has two phones in the works: one is probably the super-fancy next-gen model that info has already been trickling out about, and the other is rumored to have a CDMA chip in it. That’d let it hop on over to AT&T competitors, including Verizon and Sprint.
This isn’t the first time we’ve done this song and dance. An iPhone on Verizon would be awesome for folks who don’t want to make the jump to AT&T. So will it finally happen? Not yet, according to UBS Investment Research’s analyst Maynard J. Um. That [...]
Apple doesn’t just make tablets, you know. No! It makes phones, too!
We know the iPhone’s on an annual upgrade cycle, so a new one is due by the summer – and that means it could be announced as early as next week.
Despite Apple’s best efforts details of the next iPhone are beginning to leak, but what’s coming and what’s just wishful thinking? Let’s find out.
The iPhone 4G will have a “magic arse”
Some call it “touch-sensitive casing”; we call it “magic arse” – a much better description, we’re sure you’ll [...]
Apple is set to launch the new iPad this coming Easter weekend in the US with a new update to iTunes also set to arrive around the time of launch.
The latest iTunes updates should arrive on Saturday according to MacRumors, bringing a few small changes to the iTunes Store’s categories, improving the Genius Mix feature and altering the device management interface. Presumably to cope with an iPad being plugged into your Mac or PC.
Books, newspapers, magazines
“Audiobooks” will be absorbed into new source category “Books,” with Apple continuing to strive to make content [...]
Apple is working on the next generation of iPhone, according to the Wall Street Journal, and could be developing a special edition for US network Verizon.
Although it was widely expected that another year would see a fourth version of Apple’s popular iPhone, the WSJ’s story will ramp up the excitement ahead of the US iPad launch at the weekend.
The fourth iPhone is expected to arrive in the summer – a year on from the arrival of the 3GS – and predictions and hints are raining in as to what it will bring.
John Gruber on Daringfireball.net suggests that the fourth iPhone [...]
Sony is planning to release a number of new mobile devices and accompanying software services in order to compete with Apple’s iPad, iTunes Store and iPhone in the mobile internet and gaming spaces.
The latest news on Sony’s new mobile strategy revolves around something currently called Sony Online Service, which will deliver content to a number of new smartphone and tablet-like devices, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.
Sony has clearly seen the runaway success of Apple’s iTunes Store, particularly the booming market for mobile iPhone and iPod touch apps, and [...]
When it comes to finding stuff, there’s Google — and there’s everyone else.
Photo: Mauricio Alejo
Want to know how Google is about to change your life? Stop by the Ouagadougou conference room on a Thursday morning. It is here, at the Mountain View, California, headquarters of the world’s most powerful Internet company, that a room filled with three dozen engineers, product managers, and executives figure out how to make their search engine even smarter. This year, Google will introduce 550 or so improvements to its fabled algorithm, and each will be determined at a gathering [...]