Tag Archives: Apple Inc

VIDEO: Amazon Unveils $99 Fire TV Set-top Box To Rival Apple

3 Apr

Amazon has made a play for the increasingly crowded home entertainment arena by unveiling the $99 “Fire TV” video and game streaming device on Wednesday, with hopes of boosting its main online retail business over the longer term. The square device, which just about fits in the palm of one hand, streams content from Netflix [...]

VIDEO: Jury Selection Begins In Apple-Samsung Case

1 Apr

Jury selection began Monday in the latest legal battle between the fiercest rivals in the world of smartphones, with Apple and Samsung accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features. If Apple prevails in the current case, the cost to Samsung could reach $2 billion. Apple’s costs, if it loses the litigation, [...]

VIDEO: Up Coffee Is Jawbone’s Solution For America’s Caffeine Addiction

6 Mar

Americans don’t sleep enough: according to the CDC, 35 percent of adults report they get less than the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Jawbone today is launching an app that tries to tackle one of the biggest reasons we don’t sleep — caffeine. Up Coffee is an app that lets you [...]

VIDEO: Apple’s Finance Chief To Depart

4 Mar

Apple said Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer plans to leave the company at the end of September, ending a roughly 18-year career at the tech giant. Luca Maestri, Apple’s vice president of finance and corporate controller, will replace Mr. Oppenheimer as finance chief. Mr. Oppenheimer will transition the finance chief role to Mr. Maestri in [...]

VIDEO: Lower-End Tablets Take A Bite Out Of Apple’s Market Share

3 Mar

The advance of Google’s Android operating system isn’t just seen in smartphones. Worldwide sales of tablets soared 68% to 195.4 million units in 2013, up from 116.3 million in 2012, according to latest data from research firm Gartner. Tablets sold using Apple ’s iOS operating system saw their share decline to 36% from 52.8%.

VIDEO: Google’s ‘show Me The Menu’ Search Brings The Most Important Restaurant Info Up First

1 Mar

No matter how good the food is, it seems like many restaurants hide the most important info (what’s cooking, and how much does it cost?) Google Search users can now pull up those details even faster and in a standardized interface on the desktop or mobile devices, simply by starting their search with “show me [...]

VIDEO: Sorry, Samsung Fans: It Looks Like Galaxy S5 Won’t Be Cheaper After All

1 Mar

Although Samsung has reportedly considered pricing the Galaxy S5 lower than it priced the Galaxy S4 , new information posted by U.K.-based retailer Clove suggests that Samsung’s next big thing will have the same price as its last big thing, if not higher. SamMobile notices that Clove is now taking preorders for the device starting [...]

VIDEO: Apple’s Cook Tries To Tantalize Shareholders

28 Feb

Apple CEO Tim Cook is still trying to convince shareholders that the iPhone maker remains a step ahead in the race to innovate, even though recent performance of the company’s stock lags behind other technology trendsetters. Cook tantalized the crowd at one point when he told them he planned to provide a glimpse at the [...]

VIDEO: Now Serving 4M Downloads Daily, The Windows Store Has Grown 135% Since October

28 Feb

Microsoft announced that it now serves 4 million application downloads daily from the Windows Store, the application marketplace for Windows 8. Four million downloads per day works out to 120 million per month, or around 1.4 billion per year. According to Tech Crunch, that’s more than 100 percent growth in less than a half-year.

VIDEO: Microsoft Slips To 24th On Fortune’s Most Admired List, As Its Rivals Take Spots 1, 2 And 3

27 Feb

Fortune today released its annual ranking of the world’s most admired companies. Microsoft fell from 17th in 2013, to 24th in 2014. The score puts the company far behind its current rivals in the platform wars: Amazon took second place and Google took third. Why the yawning delta between Microsoft and its foes? It could [...]