Apple is losing money on iTunes Movies – Will it pay off?

It was reported late last week that Apple is paying $16.00 for every $14.99 movie that it sells in iTunes under its new deal with major studios like 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., and Paramount Pictures…just to name a few. All the major studios are involved…and now its clear why. Apple Read more…

Unimaginative Apple parody in ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’

The folks at Rockstar games, apparently, are not Apple fans. TUAW thinks their parody is brilliant. I’m not as impressed. Drew over at TV Jab and I have been debating and discussing this game for weeks because I don’t have a very high opinion on of it. That was before the Apple parody, mind you, Read more…

AT&T to cut iPhone price to $199 – right after pigs fly

Yup – this rumor is everywhere. I know, I know…you want it to be true. I want it to be true – we ALL want it to be true. BUT…do you really think the 3G iPhone is going to come out at a price point that is $200 dollars cheaper than the current model? Sure, Read more…

Safari Hack exploit was public for almost a full year

Last month a Macbook Air was hacked very quickly…you may have heard of it. Well, it turns out that the “zero-day” exploit in Apple’s Safari browser was actually found in the open-source software library called Perl Compatible REgular Expressions or PCRE, which is used by many products including Safari, Apache, and more. Security researcher Chris Read more…

NBC would ‘love’ to be back in iTunes, they would also love to keep your files out of it

George Kliavkoff, chief digital officer for NBC Universal is singing a different ‘tune’ about iTunes according to CNET. The “chief digital officer” stated in a interview at the Ad:Tech conference that NBC would ‘ love to be on iTunes…It has a great customer experience. We’d love to figure out a way to distribute our content Read more…

OPINION/SPECULATION: 3G iPhone at WWDC 2008

I’ve gotten quite a few emails about the recent iPhone shortages and what that may or may not mean for for the upcoming 3G iPhone. There is a lot of speculation about the date that the 3G version of the iPhone will be released, and I guess it’s time to talk about it – so Read more…

Apple DOES care about its customers – no matter what ‘Boy Genius’ says

You know, sensationalist headlines are nothing new. There was a time, before blogging became a business, where that kind of thing was frowned upon in the blogging world – but that time has passed. This weekend Ahmed at Tech Soapbox wrote a great piece about just this subject. You can read it here. He’s responding Read more…

Apple using ‘Microsoft-like’ moves to get Safari on Windows Machines

This is one of those stories that you just know is going polarize the audience. The hardest of hardcore Apple fanboys have probably already fired up Mail to send me hate e-mail about how I should die for writing a title like that…but it’s 100% true. On Windows, Apple has decided to push Safari through Read more…

Steve Ballmer talks ‘Silverlight’ on iPhone (what a moron)

At a Keynote at Microsoft’s Mix Conference yesterday afternoon, Steve Ballmer responded to a question from the audience about Silverlight appearing on the iPhone. He said the idea is certainly “interesting.” Then proceeded to be an idiot. He expressed concern over the fact that Apple was taking a 30% cut from applications sold through the Read more…

iTunes Rentals getting off to a slow start – is this a bad sign?

Apple promised us 1,000 rentals in the iTunes store in January, but here we are on March 4th, and the iTunes store has a scant 384 titles available for rent – and only a handful of those are in HD according to Apple Insider. Some want to blame the studios for the hold up here Read more…