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The Apple iPad: a Must Have as a Third Device?

4 Apr

Martin Giles, US Tech Correspondent for The Economist, writes in today's online edition about how Apple is trying to persuade consumers that an iPad or tablet is a must have. In First Impressions of the iPad he says that he had "only had a few hours to play with the new device, but his initial impressions are that Apple’s gizmo will help to convince people everywhere that there is indeed a place for tablet computers in their future as a “third device” that sits between mobile phones and personal computers."

Giles interviewed me after I purchased my iPad at the Best Buy store on Harrison Street in San Francisco on April 3. Giles writes "several of the folk at that store with iPads under their arms seemed to be Apple aficionados already. Aimee Levine, a self-confessed “gadget girl” who already owns an iPhone and iPod music player, said one of the main reasons for buying an iPad was that she planned to take out electronic subscriptions to her favourite newspapers and magazines on it, and to do away with the printed ones."

Photo: AFP

Happy 25th Birthday Apple Mac

24 Jan

Remember the baby Mac? The “1984” television commercial? Well, 25 years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh Model M0001 to the eager masses. Here’s the video of the live event to take you back in time:

Happy Birthday.

Apple’s Steve Jobs is Considering Liver Transplant

16 Jan

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc. is considering a liver transplant as a result of complications after treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2004, according to Bloomberg.

In a statement released Jan. 5, Jobs said he was suffering from a “hormone imbalance” and that the remedy for his weight loss was “relatively simple.” On Jan. 14, he announced that he was taking a five-month medical leave because his health issues were “more complex” than he originally thought.

In a telephone interview today, Jobs told Bloomberg he wouldn’t comment further on his health.

Jobs said in 2004 that he underwent surgery to remove a neuroendocrine islet cell tumor, a rare, slow-growing type of cancer that affects as many as 3,000 people in the U.S. annually. These tumors are distinguished by their tendency to overproduce hormones such as insulin. Excess hormones can lead to low blood sugar, low blood pressure or other symptoms.Neuroendocrine tumors that originate in the pancreas, as Jobs’s did, often spread to the liver. One option doctors have in these cases is to perform a liver transplant.

Apple, based in Cupertino, California, fell $1.05 to $82.33 at 4 p.m. New York time today in Nasdaq Stock Market trading. The shares lost 57 percent last year.

Here’s the full Bloomberg wire story.

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Top 10 Most Rumored Apple Product Releases for 2009

4 Jan

Here’s the list of the most rumored new Apple product releases to debut at this week’s Macworld Conference in San Francisco, according to FORTUNE:

(1. Steve Jobs cameo appearance)

2. New AppleTV/Time Capsule

3. New iPod Shuffle

4. New iMac

5. New Mac Mini

6. 64 GB iPod Touch

7. 32 GB iPhone

8. Retooled iWork

9. Unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro

10. Debut of Snow Leopard OS X 10.6


The Macworld San Francisco will be held from January 5-9 at the Moscone Center.

Hat Tip: Philip Elmer-DeWitt, FORTUNE Apple 2.0 Blog

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Top 10 Web, Social Media and Tech Predictions for 2009

30 Dec

ReadWriteWeb today released  its annual list of  social media, web and tech predictions for the year ahead. Here are my top 10:

1. iTunes adds social networking features.

2. Health web apps start getting attention from mainstream people and media.

3. Apps that do filtering, inferring and recommendation have a great year.

4. Twitter announces they have a plan to make money. They do.

5. New iPhone is released with video recording capabilities.

6. Facebook Connect becomes new de facto way to login to web sites.

7. 2009 will be like 2002 for raising money or exiting.

8. Streaming web video to the living room will go mainstream.

9. If Apple finally enables its push server, mobile social networks and geolocation enabled apps will become a major topic next year.

10. Amazon will further strengthen its position in the cloud computing market, by launching more of its Web Services and gaining more clients for existing ones.