Senator Claire McCaskill has just asked Apple CEO Tim Cook about the deal Apple forged with Ireland to pay only 2% taxes, and whether or not there will ever be a country that offers Apple such a great tax deal that they would pack up and move out of Cupertino to overseas.
Tim Cook explained that Ireland originally recruited Apple back in 1980 as part of an initiative to attract technology [Read More...]
Could it be soon?
According to “two people familiar with the matter,” Apple is super close to closing a deal with a couple of major music labels for its own streaming music service, one which is reportedly better than the deal that the labels are getting from rival service, Pandora.
While other reports have Apple “lowballing” the record industry on royalty rates of up to half what Pandora pays, [Read More...]
Safari is a great browser on iOS, as well as the default one. Chrome is also a fantastic browser, and I find myself using it more and more as it integrates well with its Mac version, with bookmarks and such synching nicely due to a unified Google sign in.
Tabbed browsing is great on both the iPad and the iPhone, and Chrome implements it a bit differently per device. The [Read More...]
Moving email around between inboxes in the iOS Mail app is easy, and perhaps sometimes it’s too easy, because accidentally moving or archiving mail messages seems to be an ongoing issue for many. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions I get from newcomers to the iPhone or iPad is “where did my email go? It disappeared from my inbox, I think I pressed something [Read More...]
Not all of Apple’s new iMacs are being assembled by Foxconn.
When you open up a new Apple gadget â€” whether it be a new MacBook Pro or an iPhone 5 â€” the packaging will almost always tell you it’s been “designed by Apple in California”Â and “assembled in China.” But Apple’s new iMacs are an exception to that, because some of the all-in-ones are being assembled in the good old United States [Read More...]
If you’re an iDevice power-user and need a classically robust bag to haul all your junk, take note: Timbuk2 has just released the Power Series, two alternate versions of their best-sellingÂ Commute Laptop Messenger and Q Laptop Backpack, equipped with Joey batteries and special a pass-through for the charging cable.
The Power Q Laptop Backpack has a tricot-lined laptop sleeve, a lower stash pocket good for stowing the power brick and umpteen organizer compartments â€” and, of course, a Joey T1 [Read More...]
Content + Good Experience = Winning
Legendary entrepreneur and businessmanÂ Mark Cuban knows a thing or two about the TV industry. Besides owning theÂ Dallas Mavericks, Cuban founded HDNet Movies and is subsequently the chairman of AXS TV on the HDTV network. He also appears in Shark Tank, a reality TV show starring prominentÂ entrepreneurs and business executives.
It’s no secret that Apple has been trying to reach agreements with Hollywood to create a totally [Read More...]
Think iPhone spyware is a myth? Think again.
Apple’s strict approach to iOS software means that spyware very rarely makes its way onto our iPhones or iPads. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t at risk. A piece of mobile spyware called FinFisher, developed by U.K.-based Gamma Group, is capable of making its way onto your iPhone and recording your every move without you knowing it.
The software can secretly turn on your [Read More...]