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Apple upsets customers by not extending Black Friday deals to the UK

Black Friday shoppers in the UK were surprised this morning to discover Apple was not offering any promotions on the sales day that kicks off the holiday shopping season. Shoppers took to Twitter to express their surprise and frustration that Apple's traditional Black Friday discounts were only av...

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12 lessons for entrepreneurs that Steve Jobs taught Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is well-known in the entrepreneurial world as an author and speaker, and he often seasons his speeches and texts with stories about his times at Apple. I say "times" because Kawasaki often claims that he's one of the only people who ever worked for Steve Jobs twice and survived. Inc. ...

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iPad sees first full year decline, is definitely (maybe) doomed

According to a new report from analytics firm IDC, 2014 will mark the first time since its launch that the iPad will see a year-over-year decline in sales. Apple's tablet offerings are expected to show a -12.7% growth figure for 2014. Assuming nothing absurd happens in the last few weeks of the ...

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Play 2048 in your iPhone Today view with new iOS app

Some things exist solely because they can. The new 2048 game (US$0.99) for your iOS Today view isn't a particularly impressive implementation of the game or a great step forward in technology, but darned if we weren't excited to see someone do something novel and fun with widgets. Apple introdu...

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Apple is probably worth more than your state (or country)

Today's big news on the Apple front is that the company topped a market capitalization of US$700 billion. That's a whole lot of cheddar -- or clams, bucks, greenbacks, simoleons, whatever you feel like calling them -- but when numbers get that big it's hard to understand what it means. To help put...

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Apple hits new record $700 billion market valuation

As of November 24, 2014, Apple Inc had the largest market valuation of any company in the world. This morning, November 25, the company's value hit $700 billion, retaining its title and setting a new record for market valuation. To put Apple's success into perspective, the second most valuable co...

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Apple email touts Black Friday gift ideas

Black Friday, the retailer's dream date, is coming up on November 28, 2014, and Apple is tempting the wallets of shoppers with an email full of holiday gift ideas. Playing on the theme that "From one gift come many", Apple shows how its products are really the gifts that keep on giving. The com...

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Google finally agrees that Apple's 'walled garden' is a good idea

Apple's App Store is "big brother" and the Google Play Store is the wild west where anything goes, right? Not anymore, as Google is implementing a very Apple-like screening process for all new Android TV apps before they land on the digital marketplace. As Android Police reports, Google's new cont...

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Slices of Apple episode 11: Making it great

Slices of Apple is a documentary series exploring the success of Apple as a company. It seeks to educate business leaders, entrepreneurs and laypeople about how Apple keeps delivering consistently great products In this episode of Slices of Apple, I'm talking to Matt Drance, a developer who w...

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Apple reportedly eying new flagship store location at LA's Broadway Trade Center

ifoAppleStore, which traditionally has a pretty solid track record when it comes to monitoring Apple's retail initiatives, reports that Apple might have its eye on a gargantuan new retail space for a flagship store in the Los Angeles area. The space in question is the Broadway Trade Center, a buil...

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Apple ranked the most valuable brand on the planet by Forbes

It's been a good week for Apple. On the heels of news that rival Samsung has seen its mobile business nosedive by 74%, the company has been named the number one most valuable brand on the planet by Forbes. Apple was able to grab the top spot on Forbes' list by moving large numbers of product whi...

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Photos from Silicon Valley's early years show Jobs in his natural habitat

If you want an unfiltered glimpse into the early days of Silicon Valley, look no further than the recently released Doug Menuez book Fearless Genius. A photojournalist in the thick of the early tech revolution, Menuez spent much of his time from 1985 to 2000 documenting the companies and faces tha...

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Apple to open highly caffeinated office in Seattle

Apple and California go together like wine and... well, California too, I guess, but the company is apparently looking to spread its wings a little bit, though it won't shake itself free of the west coast entirely. According to The Seattle Times, the company will be opening an engineering office i...

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Apple partners with Southwest for in-flight Beats Music

Travelers boarding Southwest planes are about to find a new in-flight entertainment option as Apple/Beats Music has partnered with the airline to offer streaming Beats Music. The whole things starts today and is limited to planes that offer Wi-Fi. The service will be free to Southwest customers, ...

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Jony Ive honored as "San Francisco Treasure" at SFMOMA event

Saturday night (November 1, 2014), Apple design chief Jony Ive was feted at an exclusive event at the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art (SFMOMA). The event was on the 15th floor of an office building in the city's financial district due to the renovation of the museum's main space, and it was pa...

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