One of the world’s most prosperous companies, Apple is known for its iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac, MacBook, iTunes and App Store products and services. Based in Cupertino, California, the company has been helmed by CEO Tim Cook since August 2011, a month before former CEO – and co-founder – Steve Jobs died. Expect to see unbiased news, reviews and opinion on Apple and its products in Gizmodo UK’s Apple hub here.
Intellectual property is important. There's no denying that. But there's a line between protecting yourself and just trying to kill everybody around you. It's one Apple has already crossed, and it's not doing anybody any good. Time to knock it off.
Before Steve Jobs passed away, he apparently made it known he was interested in meeting with Lytro CEO Ren Ng about the possibilities of light field capture technology in iPhones. And as the story goes, Ng obliged, setting up a meeting as swiftly as is humanly possible.
Terry Gou is the chairman of Hon Hai Precision, the owners of Foxconn. He's also an insensitive dipstick. At the company year-end party at Taipei Zoo he said: "I have a headache how to manage one million animals." HILARIOUS!
The answer is pretty obvious, right? It's cheaper labour! But is that the only reason why Apple (and other companies) outsource its workforce to China as opposed to keeping them at home? No. There's more. The NY Times has an excellent report on why Apple ignores America when it comes to making the iPhone and how that's better for Apple.
In addition to shutting down Megaupload, the Department Of Justice made another choice chunk of information public last night: evidence of multiple Silicon Valley companies conspiring to not poach each other's employees. On the surface, it may sound like tepid HR industry fodder, but it's something that affects all of us through the products we use.
Apple's iBook 2 app comes with some interesting media bundled in it. Developers have uncovered high resolution images that seem designed for use in a Retina display but the iPad 2 doesn't have one. Is this evidence that the iPad 3 will?
Apple recently opened its largest UK store in fancy Covent Garden, but that’s just not prestigious enough it seems. Cupertino’s gone and inked a deal to open up an Apple store in one of the most prestigious department stores in the world, Harrods in London's Knightsbridge.
It was almost definitely not the first time Apple thought about how to revolutionise textbooks and education, but Joe Peters and a couple of Apple interns won its annual iContest, "sort of an American Idol for great ideas that gives interns a chance to present their best thoughts to executives," by presenting a plan for cheap digital textbooks to enthusiastic Apple execs back in 2008, two years before the iPad was loosed on the world.
You may not be able to afford it, but Apple's textbook transformation is pretty neat. Its hands-on time, class. Find a cozy seat, use your indoor voices, and read along with Gizmodo. Today's lesson: Science!
iBooks Author, Apple's new iPad textbook maker, is purported to be so easy to use that [insert stupid animate object here] could go and make one. So we figured we'd try our hand at it. Even if we won't win any education or design awards, making a three page book was a walk in the park.
Between coming up with a curriculum, assigning homework, getting important messages to students, teachers have it tough. iTunes U is going to let them do all of that from an iPad. Which means students can basically take their entire course from their tablets.
It's hard to get excited about textbooks, until you see something like this: Apple just made the notecards obsolete forever. No more index cards, no more boxes — no paper. iBooks 2 turns your reading habits into instant study help.
Algebra, Biology, Geometry — these have never been particularly exciting words when it comes to textbooks, but that could change today. Apple's attempt at reinventing learning is officially online and ready for browsing — with each title offered at only $15 in the US (UK pricing has yet to be confirmed).
Steve Jobs wanted to do to education what he did for music, phones and tablet computers. Apple's new textbooks was his Next Big thing (or one of them). They want to change the way students access education material with their new iBooks 2.