Thoughts on DRM – a Response to Engadget’s Post Apple/EMI Commentary

Now, there is no way for a man writing on an Apple Blog to say anything against an essay like the one posted on Engadget this afternoon without being called a “fanboy” or an “Apple Apologist” so let’s just get that out of the way up front…if you want to call me either of these Read more…

Apple announces DRM Free song in iTunes with Higher Quality Audio

When Steve Jobs releases his essay “Thoughts on Music” lots of critics responded with “put up or shut up, Steve”. Well, today Steve Jobs and EMI officially “put up”. There have been two complaints from customers about digital downloads from the iTunes Music store…. 1) Audio Quality. The 128 kbps AAC encodings bothered audiophiles who Read more…

UPDATED: Apple/EMI Announcement coming Tomorrow

Macworld UK is reporting on an invitation sent out to major media outlets inviting journalists to an event that will take place at EMI’s London headquarters. The invitation reads: “Please join EMI Group CEO Eric Nicoli at EMI’s headquarters on Monday 2 April at 1pm London/8am New York time to hear about an exciting new Read more…

Disney clears Jobs of backdating stock options

MaCNN reports that Disney has done its own internal investigation over the alleged back dating of stock options at Pixar. What they have concluded is that, while there appears to have been some misconduct in this area, none of it was by people currently working at Pixar….that includes Steve Jobs and all of the current Read more…

MadTV Apple Parody “Introducing…the Apple iRack”

I don’t like mixing politics and computers (heck, I don’t like politics PERIOD)…and I honestly didn’t even know that MadTV was still on (did anyone?), but last night MadTV produced this Apple-related skit, that I thought you might enjoy… via digg Read more…

Apple Gazette Daily Episode 5 is Live!

Is Apple looking for a Multitouch display Engineer?, Flip4mac Releases an innovative new DVD back up tool, and will the Apple Subnotebok run the iPhone version of OSX? All this and more on this edition of Apple Gazette Daily for March 9th, 2007 You can subscribe via iTunes, or by RSS feed, or… you can Read more…

Steve Jobs #132 on Forbes “World’s Top Billionaires” list

Forbes has published it’s list of “The World’s Top Billionaires” and College Drop-out/Apple Cult Leader Steve Jobs clocks in at #132 with a net worth of 5.7 billion self-made dollars. It must be nice. From the article: King of the iPods sold his Pixar Animation hit factory to Disney last May. Today Jobs is Disney’s Read more…

Fake Steve now backed by Wired?

Looks like it. Recently Apple sent the lawyers after Fake Steve, a hilarous blog that is obviously a parody of Apple frontman Steve Jobs. In response, Fake Steve called out for a sugar daddy to help him fight off the lawyers and Wired (owned by Conde Nast) swooped in to back the faker. Honestly, this Read more…

Gates and Jobs to Make Historic Joint Appearance

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs will be making a historic joing appearance onstage at “D: All Things Digital” conference this year.  The two will discuss the history and future of the digital revolution in an unrehearsed, unscripted, onstage conversation on May 30. Steve Jobs will appear on his own in a separate segment at D5 Read more…

YouTube Find: Pirates of Silicon Valley – Jobs. vs. Gates

With all the drama that Bill Gates has been stirring up over the last few weeks, I thought this clip from Pirates of Silicon Valley was a worthy post…ah the good old days…when they were both stealing from Xerox… Read more…