5:30 pm, February 18th | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s #watwc, Julieanne Smolinski and Ellen DeGeneres offer different ways to celebrate President’s Day, Margaret Brennan gives non-Apple products an existential crisis, the Burger King Twitter hack made us all hungry, and more!
6:14 pm, January 19th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Did you hear about Apple’s big iBooks 2 announcement? (We won’t bore you with the details — you can read about it here). What we will tell you is that the idea was conceived by…an intern.
4:02 pm, September 28th | by Hillary Reinsberg
If there’s debate over the definitive hot spot to work in Silicon Valley, let us put this argument to rest. The answer is Facebook.
2:50 pm, May 3rd | by Hillary Reinsberg
Jobs is on the job today. After months on medical leave, some snooping photographers on the Cupertino campus spotted Steve Jobs making his way into Apple HQ, according to the iPhone Download Blog. The Apple boss was seen wearing a bespoke pinstripe suit with an Hermes tie and fine Italian leather loafers. Just kidding, dummies, he was wearing ill-fitting blue jeans and a black turtleneck.
The photo originally came from a blog run by Italian iPhone enthusiasts, who apparently asked Jobs to take a photo with them. Surprisingly, Mr. Personality declined, and sulked away into the dark Apple abyss. Apple unveiled a new and improved iMac today, so perhaps that’s why Jobs decided to pop in.
3:04 pm, May 2nd | by Hillary Reinsberg
For those who worship at the cult of Steve Jobs, sorry, but idolatry is not permitted. An iPhone case which feature a mini “Steve Jobs in Carbonite” is no longer for sale, thanks to a cease and desist from Apple’s legal department, reports PC Mag.
Apple apparently didn’t dig the $35 case for sale on a novelty site, which featured a fully uniformed Jobs in turtleneck and jeans on the back. The mini Jobs was meant to look like he was trapped in carbonite, mirroring a famous Star Wars scene in which Han Solo gets trapped. In other words, geek heaven.
In the past, PC Mag says, Apple’s lawyers reacted similarly to a Jobs action figure.
10:39 pm, May 1st | by Amy Tennery
Word’s out that Apple is officially more profitable than Microsoft, according to All Things D, which marked the occasion with a a video memorial to one of Microsoft’s most regrettable investments (we would assume). The year? 1997. The investment? $150 million for Apple– which was, at the time, struggling to stay afloat. And this would be the damning quote that we’d assume is ringing in Bill Gates’ ears: “We think Apple makes a huge contribution in the computer industry. And we think it’s going to be a lot of fun helping out.” Oy. That has to hurt in retrospect.
7:27 pm, April 28th | by Amy Tennery
So says “South Park,” at least. The iPhone’s Tracking Gate scandal was lampooned on the Comedy Central show, in which one character’s weight and bloodtype were fair game for the Apple honcho’s henchmen. As The Wall Street Journal rightly points out, however, the show neglected to mention Google, which is known to keep, um, close tabs on its users, as well.
Apple Chalks Location Data Tracking Uproar Up to “a Common Bug,” Might Want to Switch up Its Wording
3:46 pm, April 27th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Steve Jobs is denying heated rumors that the iPhone is tracking your every move – he says it’s just “a bug.” That’s the same phrase he used to cover up his sickness in 2008 – which ended up with Jobs needing a liver transplant.
It’s a little buggy.
In 2008, critics said Jobs looked gaunt at an Apple keynote, causing people to think the cancer Jobs battled in 2004 might have returned. But the exec shrugged it off, saying he had been suffering from a “common bug,” Just a few months later, Jobs had to have a liver transplant.