The Foxconn army is probably bigger than your country’s army
Apple’s main supplier pal Foxconn is massive. With multiple mega-factories that can include up to 400,000 workers living on a cramped “campus,” it’s no surprise that Foxconn has quickly become one of the biggest companies in the world. They employ more people than Apple. Not only that, but they’re actually the 10th largest employer in the world, which is freaking enormous when [Read More...]
Is Best Buy selling almost as many iPhones as Apple is directly? Seems hard to believe. But it’s true – that’s if the results of a new survey from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) are accurate. The research outfit surveyed new iPhone buyers between December 2011 and February 2012 to discover where the buyers purchased their device. All told, 76 percent of iPhone sales came from a retail store with online stores claiming 24 percent. CIRP’s [Read More...]
Episode 5 of The CultCast just hit iTunes my friends, and this one is sure to give you a pleasant, tingly sensation. This week we investigate the truth behind overheating new iPads; declare why new retina display MacBooks could be in your hands by summer; and new iPad data plans — why are some users chewing through their monthly caps in less than a week? All [Read More...]
Apple’s existing campus in Austin, Texas.
City officials in Austin, Texas, have agreed to pay Apple $ 8.6 million in incentives over the next ten years after the Cupertino company revealed its plans to invest $ 304 million in a new campus. Additionally, it will also receive $ 21 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund, and possibly a further $ 6 million from Travis County Commissioners. KXAN reports that the Austin [Read More...]
If your iPad 3 is getting too hot to handle, the solution is to use the iPad outdoors in three feet of snow. Three feet of snow is required because there is a direct correlation between the iPad generation and the amount of snow required to cool the device, thus iPad 3 requires 3 feet of snow. For those of you who don’t have access to three [Read More...]
The likelihood of Apple significantly expanding the size of the next iPhone to make way for a bigger display is pretty laughable, but LTE seems like a lock for the next iPhone. That’s why we’ve got a good feeling about a new report that says that while the next iPhone will be truly 4G in every sense of the term, the biggest change to the overall form factor of the device [Read More...]
Apple’s now-discontinued Xserve and Xserve RAID enterprise hardware
Like many technology companies, Apple offers training and certification programs. The company’s certification options have typically been aimed at three different core competencies: hardware troubleshooting/repair, IT support and systems administration, and creative professionals using Apple’s “Pro” applications. As Apple has moved out of the data center over the past year and a half, it has been making major changes to its training and [Read More...]
Be a nosey neighbor with this real estate stalking app
You know the drill. You take a walk around a nearby neighborhood at dusk, when it’s dark enough that people have switched their lights on, but not late enough that they have closed their drapes. You glance through the windows and get a tiny, thrilling glimpse into their private world. But what if you want to get even creepier? How many [Read More...]
The Highway looks great against a black car dash.
I love getting to review products from Just Mobile because I know they will always have excellent build quality. The Highway car charger for the iPhone is no exception. At about $ 40, the Highway isn’t exactly price sensitive. You’ll be able to find a multitude of cheaper solutions at your local Walmart, but you won’t find [Read More...]
MobileIron’s iPhone app
Earlier this week, we highlighted the growing need for companies to develop more comprehensive approaches to iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices than simply purchasing and implementing a mobile device management console. The device-only approach isn’t always a solution in itself and there’s a growing trend of focusing on managing the information and apps on an iOS device instead of (or in addition to) the device itself. As [Read More...]