Tag Archive: Joins


Mad Magazine Joins In On The iOS 6 Maps Fun With Its Parody Of A 1976 New Yorker Cover [Humor]

If you thought you had seen your last Apple Maps parody, think again. Mad Magazine, a purveyor of satire, has joined in on the fun with its latest parody of The New Yorker featuring Apple Maps. It’s starting to look like Mapgate will remain a staple of satire much longer than the once hilarious Antennagate saga.

The original New Yorker Cover was a parody of how those in the Big  [Read More…]

Steve Jobs Widow Joins Forbes Rich List, Is Now The Richest Women In Silicon Valley

Laurene Powell with husband Steve Jobs.

Forbes released their list of the richest people in the world today, and among the newcomers making the list is Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

Powell inherited Steve Jobs’ massive fortune, which Forbes estimates to be $ 11 billion, making her the wealthiest woman in Silicon Valley, and 28th richest person in the world.

“A Stanford business school student when she met  [Read More…]

NPD Joins The Chorus With Data To Show Apple At The Top Of Smartphone Sales

Still winning.

The NPD Group announced a report today that confirms what many other analysts and data firms have been saying for a while now: Apple and Samsung are the top smartphone brands in terms of growth. Samsung and Apple’s combined unit sales rose 43 percent in the last year, from the second quarter of 2011 to the just finished second quarter of 2012. Other smartphone makers’s unit sales fell 16 percent.  [Read More…]

Apple Joins The Fair Labor Association To Help Improve Factory Working Conditions Overseas

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights and living conditions of factory workers around the world. Following the string of scandals and suicides throughout Apple’s supply chain, the Cupertino company has joined the FLA as a Participating Company. Apple is the first technology company to join the FLA, and this will hopefully prompt many other industry leaders to do the same. The FLA will  [Read More…]

Apple Joins Digital Due Process Coalition, Along With Dropbox

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has revealed that both Apple and Dropbox have joined the Digital Due Process coalition — a group whose mission is to pressure Congress into updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The EFF notes: In April we launched “Who Has Your Back”, a campaign calling on major Internet companies like Google, Amazon and Microsoft to stand with their users when it comes to government demands for users’ data. Today,  [Read More…]

Hot New iHome iW1 Dock Joins the AirPlay Party

Everyone seems to want some AirPlay action. The newest dock crash onto the stage is this AirPlay-equipped, sleek-looking monolith from iHome, the iW1 ($ 300). Like the iP1 we reviewed almost two years ago, the iW1 boasts enhanced Bongiovi DPS technology; unlike the iP1, this dock is equipped with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery — but no actual physical dock, which is the direction these units seem to be heading in.  [Read More…]

Google Joins Apple in Mobile Tracking Scandal

Click the image to open in full size. Google has formally joined Apple on the list of tech giants involved in mobile tracking scandals. Following weeks of controversy stemming from the recent discovery that Apple’s iOS tracks user location information, on Tuesday Google joined the party as South Korean police raided Google’s Seoul offices. The raid was promoted by concern and accompanying reports that Google is collecting sensitive user information without informed consent  [Read More…]