Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference opened in San Francisco today with as much fanfare as a coronation, or a Rose Day Parade for nerds.
Amid sunny sales projections and lighthearted disses on Android, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the Cupertino company's new crown jewels, the OSX Mavericks opera ... More >>
There's a certain euphoria that comes with Thursday morning. It's all about anticipation: with the bulk of the week lalready handled, the mind begins to wander towards the leisure potential of Friday and Saturday. Trust us when we say, we know that feeling. So to assist you in your workday daydreami ... More >>
Whether it's posting pictures of breakfast cereal or "liking" a Change.org petition on immigration reform, Facebook has become one of the primary vessels through which we express sentiments and emotions. In some ways, that's deeply problematic -- and even Facebook knows that.
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This week bloggers were in a tizzy about revelations that Apple has two new iPhones in the hopper, much to the chagrin of San Francisco DA George Gascón who criticized Apple for not including anti-theft technology in the newest phones. While the DA groused about a recent surge of iPhone burgl ... More >>
After Steve Jobs died, there was a lot of talk about whether the company could ever really be the same. Some said Jobs' DNA would stay in the company. Others said his absence meant that the company couldn't possibly be the same.
Both things can be true at once. Recent events reveal that his absence ... More >>
This morning Apple issued an apology to the masses for its unfortunate mapping glitches that have frustrated consumers trying to get from Point A to Point B over the last week.As many of you Apple junkies already know, the Bay Area-based company last week released an update to its iPhone and iPad op ... More >>
Facebook's latest attempt to force us into something we don't want to do has backfired once again, but this time users might have a really good reason to hate on the social-networking company. Yes, the recent switch over to Facebook e-mail has been annoying at best, but it also seems to actually be ... More >>
Last year Apple found itself caught on the wrong side of the gay community when it allowed aspiring heterosexuals to access that controversial gay cure app on iTunes. But it appears the Silicon Valley tech giant is finally making peace with homosexuals, or at least those homosexuals with iPhones. As ... More >>
Ninety million users, zero profits.First, a word of congratulations to Pandora, the Oakland-based Internet radio service whose initial public stock offering today resulted in a nearly $235 million windfall to its investors. The company is now valued at $3 billion. You can buy its stock on the New ... More >>
Every time a company offers stock to the public, it must submit a form called an S-1 to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The form must provide a prospectus, which includes financial information as well as the risks potential investors would face in buying shares. Because lawyers and accoun ... More >>
What do you see in the iCloud?As expected, Steve Jobs took the stage at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today, announcing the company's new iCloud product, which will allow users to upload and sync data across nearly every Apple device, for free.
Jobs, who has been on me ... More >>
Is there room for one more at the WWDC?How much would you pay to hang out with Apple nerds for a week?Okay, now take that number and add $3,000 -- that's what sold-out tickets are now going for on auction sites. Tickets to the Worldwide Developer's Conference in San Francisco this summer sold out ... More >>
What will the next generation look like?Apple officials fired off an e-mail on Monday to developers, inviting them to the next conference where they can get a sneak peek at the future of iOS and Mac OS X and --as some analysts speculate -- view plans for the iPhone 5. The e-mail was also th ... More >>
What Spotify looks likeOver the past few weeks, streaming music startup Spotify has quietly been signing deals with the major U.S. music distributors as it prepares for a U.S. launch. But now that the Swedish firm has locked up EMI and Sony (with Universal in tow), it's also begun to hire people ... More >>
When they're not taking board games out into the real world or bringing cocktail-hour amusements to your phone, San Francisco startup upstarts Retronyms are hard at work making the best of music-geek technology available and enjoyable to the masses. See DopplerPad, electronic composition software ... More >>