Archive for October, 2011

A closer look at Apple’s Mac business

Oct. 19, ‘11: One of the bright spots in Apple’s earnings report yesterday was the Mac business, which reported a record 4.9 million shipments and passed $6 billion in quarterly sales for the first time ever. As the iPhone and iPad have become … Continue reading →

Meanwhile, RIM was having a developer conference today…

Oct. 18, ‘11: The NYT’s Nick Bilton contrasts RIM’s conference in San Francisco with the Web 2.0 Summit across town: RIM’s show for app developers for the BlackBerry and PlayBook couldn’t have been more different: noiseless and almost depressing, like a group of children … Continue reading →

Creators: Phil Oh

Oct. 18, ‘11: Sponsored by Best Buy. Start Creating Now. Phil Oh, the “Street Peeper,” is a fashion and style photographer, especially regarded for his street style photography. Follow Phil on Twitter at @MrStreetPeeper. 1) What have you been making lately? I just got back … Continue reading →

Apple’s story is still intact: Never mind today’s results

Oct. 18, ‘11: Weaker than anticipated iPhone sales last quarter forced Apple to miss earnings expectations tonight — a rare showing for the company. As a result, Apple shares are getting whacked right now, down about 7% in after-hours trading. Here’s the thing. … Continue reading →

Apple’s just-okay quarter in charts

Oct. 18, ‘11: Apple just reported September quarter results, and they’re below Wall Street’s expectations for the first time in a long time. Weaker-than-predicted iPhone sales ahead of the iPhone 4S launch seemed to do Apple in. As a result, revenue and profits … Continue reading →

AT&T testing new “Echo” social music service

Oct. 18, ‘11: Interesting. Just got this email from AT&T, my wireless carrier, offering a peek at a new social music service called Echo. Here’s a website with a little more info. (As part of the service, you will also get a pre-paid, 12-month … Continue reading →

Adventures in self-publishing: Rejected from Google News!

Oct. 18, ‘11: Google, the search company that started as two guys at Stanford, openly discriminates against entrepreneurs. At least for its Google News product. Not only is that silly and short-sighted, but it should go against everything Google stands for. Yesterday, I … Continue reading →

Instapaper 4 is here and it’s great

Oct. 17, ‘11: Marco Arment’s clean and simple reading app for the iPad and iPhone just got a major update, and is available in the App Store. (Instapaper, if you’re not familiar, lets you save articles and web pages to “read later” and strips … Continue reading →

Apple’s iBooks app rides the iPhone 4S wave, Amazon Kindle app doesn’t

Oct. 17, ‘11: Here’s one more chart showing some interesting iPhone App Store mechanics over the past week. Apple updated its iBooks app last Tuesday ahead of the iOS 5 and iPhone 4S launches, and featured it in the App Store. Over the … Continue reading →

Apple’s huge week was big for Twitter and Facebook, too

Oct. 17, ‘11: Last week was huge for Apple: It sold 4 million of the new iPhone 4S, and more than 25 million people are already using iOS 5. It was also a big week for Twitter and Facebook, according to iPhone App … Continue reading →