Archive for February 2012
Inside OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: Safari 5.2 gets a simplified user interface with new sharing features
Safari gets a minor overhaul in this summer’s release of OS X Mountain Lion, offering a cleaner, smarter user interface with a unified search and location field and new sharing features.
An updated version of the Apple Store iOS app rolled out on Wednesday, bringing with it a number of new features including iPhone carrier selection for new customers as well as a feature that allows users to change account preferences.
The Mobile World Congress on Tuesday announced the winners of the 17th Annual Global Mobile Awards, with Samsung dubbed Manufacturer of the Year for its Galaxy S II Smartphone of the Year, while Apple’s iPad 2 took home Tablet of the Year honors.
This is just one specific case out of the many, many organizations and individuals publishing content on Apple’s iBookstore, but it’s an interesting call by Apple nevertheless. Seth Godin tried to publish a book of his through Apple’s iBooks, but the content was rejected by Apple’s system. Not because it was offensive in some way, but simply because it contained links to Amazon’s booksore. These weren’t even links to Godin’s books — they were simply links to reference books, but because they went out to a competing service, Apple pulled the plug.
Before anyone starts yelling about censorship, keep in mind that this is Apple’s playground, and it can take its ball home whenever it wants, no matter how inane the reason. But this reason seems particularly inane — Apple can’t really be worried about one link in a ebook promoting a competitor’s sales, right? Not to mention that the book in question was a hardcover copy, and unless I’m mistaken, wasn’t even sold on Apple’s iBooks store anyway.
Apple’s staked a claim to be at the center of technology and creativity, and of course it’s done plenty to cement a spot for itself there. But education and information are a key part of creativity, and if Apple is openly choosing to shut down certain purchases on its stores just for the petty reason of trying to keep one or two sales away from a (sort of) competitor, that’s a mistake.
Apple rejects iBook with links to Amazon’s store originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Are you going to the Coral Scottish Grand National? And Stornoway-based TV production company mactv wants to hear from those folks. Are you planning to attend the event? Perhaps you're working/volunteering at the National? Do you love horses and horse racing, or maybe you're having your hen or stag … Read more on Stornoway Gazette
BBC ALBA: Music House-ful of tradition bearing and new stars The enablers of this gathering of a continuum of Scotland's musical traditions were the macTV team for BBC ALBA whose cameras kept an eye on developments for the rest of us. Taigh an Dualchais / The Music House will be broadcast on Monday 5th March at … Read more on For ArgyllRelated Posts:
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Darpa Warns: Your iPhone Is a Military Threat By Noah Shachtman There's a growing threat to the US military, according to the Pentagon's premier research wing. No, it's not Iran's nukes or China's missiles. It's the iPads, Android phones and other gadgets we all carry around with us every day. Read more on Wired News
SeeUnity Mobile for iPhone Enhances Enterprise Content Mobility 29, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — SeeUnity is pleased to announce the immediate availability of SeeUnity Mobile for iPhone. SeeUnity Mobile mobilizes Enterprise Content Management (ECM) through the iPhone, and complements the recently released iPad version. Read more on Sacramento Bee
Margaritaville Mobile Brings the Jimmy Buffett Experience to the iPhone AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Feb 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced the release of the new free mobile app Margaritaville(R) Mobile(TM) for iPhone(R). Players of virtual paradise Margaritaville(R) Online(TM), available now on … Read more on MarketWatch (press release)Related Posts:
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Report: Apple to refresh MacBook Pro, Air lines in April by Josh Lowensohn February 29, 2012 10:02 AM PST Follow @Josh Apple's rumored to be upgrading its notebook line in April, what could be a few months before the release of its next OS. Apple's current MacBook Air model–soon to get an upgrade? Read more on CNET
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Now on Sale for 9 The XPS 13 has a smaller price and footprint than the Apple MacBook Air, but Dell is hoping for its same wow factor. The Dell XPS 13 ultrabook — a lithe and lovely laptop that Dell hopes will bring about a rebirth of its brand image within the … Read more on eWeek
A Mountain Lion ate my MacBook Air Wanting to be up on Apple's latest release I installed Mountain Lion on my MacBook Air 11 which is my second/backup computer. My production computer is a MBA13 and I mostly use the MBA11 as a second machine for couch surfing, day trips, … Read more on ZDNet (blog)Related Posts:
Looming iPad 3 launch sparks tablet trade-in stampede By Gregg Keizer Computerworld – Talk of the impending debut of Apple's newest iPad, including the company's announcement yesterday of a March 7 launch event in San Francisco, has pushed tablet trade-in volumes to record levels, buy-back companies said … Read more on Computerworld
Apple Presses for Rights to iPad Name in China By LORETTA CHAO BEIJING—Apple Inc. defended its claim to the iPad name in China before a high court Wednesday, alleging that Proview Electronics Co. of Taiwan knowingly signed away the Chinese rights to use the trademark and is trying to unfairly reap … Read more on Wall Street Journal
'Significant' iPad update expected to drive sales of 55 million in 2012 By Neil Hughes Apple's anticipated third-generation iPad is expected to be a "significant" hardware update with a Retina Display, Siri voice recognition and 4G LTE connectivity — all features that will help drive sales of 55 million units in 2012, … Read more on Apple InsiderRelated Posts:
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