Apple News: Nike kills off wearables instead of going to war with Apple
The news leaked today that Nike had laid off the entire FuelBand team, as the company looks to exit the wearables market. This is a strange move, especially considering the company has just released the FuelBand SE. But it’s not that strange at all. It’s been rumored for longer than I can remember that Apple is getting into the ‘wearables’ market with a watch-like device, dubbed the ‘iWatch.’ This device is expected to be unveiled this September, alongside this year’s iPhone as Apple seeks to expand into ‘new product categories.’ Today’s Nike move, to kill off the wearables part of the company and focus on software, is surely part of that strategy.
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Technology News: How Technology Is Making It Great To Be A Music Fan
I’m a music junkie. Like many of you, my life is often accompanied by a soundtrack. I’ve got playlists for working out, and just plain working. Music for when I’m feeling on top of the world, and music for when I’m down in the gutter. Songs that make me think, and songs that bring back memories. Music is important to me—and probably to you as well. But despite the importance of music, technology is really what allows it to be such a huge part of our lives. So how is tech going to shape the future for music fans like me and you? I needed to find out.
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Programming News: Moore’s Law limit hit by 2014?
Moore’s Law may lapse by 2014, according to iSuppli. The high cost of chip manufacturing–not just the impossibly smaller geometries–may be the biggest threat. Moore’s Law, named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, states that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit doubles roughly every two years. For more than four decades, chip geometries have gotten smaller and smaller, allowing Moore’s Law to remain on track. By 2014, however, the high cost of semiconductor manufacturing equipment will threaten Moore’s Law, “altering the fundamental economics of the industry,” according to a report released on Tuesday by iSuppli.
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Photography News: Five Reasons Why Your Lenses Are More Important Than Your Camera
If you’ve gotten a hold of an interchangeable lens camera of some sort, then you should know that replacing your camera every two or three years isn’t always a viable option. However, that’s something that you should think about in the point and shoot world. The best thing to do instead is to replace your lenses. In the older film days, a camera could easily last a user 10 years or even more. But in the digital world there are processors and a lot more electronics that can result in something going wrong. With that said, a lot can happen to a digital camera and they indeed tend to degrade. Plus, with new versions being introduced so quickly, it can feel as if you need the latest and greatest camera to get better photos.
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Apple News: Should Apple make Yahoo! Search the default iOS search engine? Last week, I blogged here that Apple would be well-advised to use some of its its massive accretion of cash to buy Yahoo! My reasoning? Among Apple and its two main rivals—Google and Microsoft—Apple is the only one without an Internet search engine. And since Apple is brilliant at monetizing everything it touches, an Apple-controlled Yahoo! could be…Read more...
Apple News: Why it Doesn’t Pay to Jailbreak Your iPhone Any More Before getting started, I’m a huge fan of Jailbreaking and tweaking just about every setting on my iPhone. I’ve jailbroken every Apple device I’ve ever owned, including the original iPod Touch that I had to SSH into to jailbreak it manually. I love making little changes like adding a flashing Apple logo instead of the stock loading wheel…Read more...
Apple News: When iPhoto isn’t enough: Four reasons to upgrade your software iPhoto is an excellent tool for basic photo management and editing, but if your library’s getting too big to handle or you need advanced editing options, it might be time to look into alternatives. Adobe’s Lightroom and Apple’s Aperture provide better management and image tools, while Photoshop and Photoshop Elements can augment iPhoto’s basic editing software with more…Read more...
Apple News: How to clean out old Mail downloads and reclaim disk space on your Mac! If you’re running low on disk space on your Mac, especially SSD space, every extra bit can count. One of the places you can often scrape out a few extra megabytes or even gigabytes is Mail Downloads. Any attachments you open in Mail or Quick Look gets saved right to that folder. Chances are…Read more...