And other stories we missed while we were busy chasing down Apple analysts
It was an unusually busy week for Apple (AAPL), which released two new computers and a major overhaul of its flagship operating system the day after it reported earning that have more than doubled in a year. We covered the earnings and the subsequent pop in the stock price. Here are some of the stories we missed:
A pride MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 22, 2011 10:57 AM ET
Editor of the reincarnated publication retracts -- by strike-through -- its first opinion piece
It was not an auspicious beginning for the reincarnation of BYTE, the bible of the "small computing and software" business for much of the 1970s and '80s before it was bought and unceremoniously killed by CMP Media in 1998.
Four days after BYTE was relaunched last week as an online publication, its editor not only retracted its inaugural MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 18, 2011 7:57 AM ET
Believe it or not, the author of Ed Bott's Microsoft Report is doing Apple a favor
It's easy for Apple (AAPL) aficionados to take umbrage at Ed Bott's recent series on ZDNet about a piece of malware called Mac Defender.
After all, Bott has made a career writing books (more than two dozen), editing magazines (PC Computing and PC World) and writing columns about Microsoft (MSFT) Windows, a family of operating systems MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2011 8:31 AM ET
A collection of dire warnings from the past puts this week's alarms into perspective
Three days after ZDNet ran a piece entitled "Coming Soon to a Mac Near You: Serious Malware": Daring Fireball's John Gruber has posted, under the headline "Wolf!" more than a dozen variations on the same theme.
They date back to 2004 and all sound a familiar warning: Apple (AAPL), having achieved critical mass in the market place, is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 5, 2011 7:41 PM ET
Apple's most-delayed product in memory finally appears in the company's online store
"INT. Early Morning, Today. The Lobby Bar of a Top-Tier Las Vegas Casino Resort. The White iPhone 4 is slumped back in a chair, alone, playing a table-top video poker machine embedded in the bar. He is up late, not early."
So begins John Gruber's X-rated cinematic pastiche on Daring Fireball, perhaps the only thing that's left to read -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 28, 2011 6:24 AM ET
The VC at the center of an Android vs. iOS debate bet publicly against Apple two years ago
"I am selling my entire position in Apple this morning including the stock I bought earlier than last fall. My average price on my entire position in Apple is $96, so I'll take a small loss on this and a small gain on the stock I bought during the meltdown last fall."
So wrote MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 8, 2011 8:01 AM ET
Dan Benjamin's 5by5 podcasts are the place to go to hear Mac gurus free associate
In the middle of a live broadcast discussing Twitter's new president, Google's (GOOG) Android market share and why Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows Phone 7 is a terrible name for an operating system, the guest pauses to ask his co-host: "Speaking of well-hung Wookies, does this show have a sponsor?"
The guest is Daring Fireball's John Gruber, dean of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 15, 2011 6:16 AM ET
A casual remark by an Apple blogger sets the agenda for a tech news cycle
Daring Fireball's John Gruber was writing a brief note about HP's (HPQ) TouchPad tablet computer, unveiled Wednesday but not available before this summer, when he dropped the "3" bomb:
Summer feels like a long time away. If my theory is right, they're not only going to be months behind the iPad 2, but if they slip MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 10, 2011 6:36 AM ET
A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.
HP took the lid off its next-gen mobile strategy yesterday and unveiled the 9.7-inch Touchpad, a 1.6-pound tablet with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor running off webOS -- the same operating system Palm's most recent products used -- 1,024 x 768 resolution display like the iPad, Beats audio along with Adobe Flash 10.1 and HTML5 MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 10, 2011 6:00 AM ET
A leaked ad has the Motorola Xoom selling for $300 more than the entry level iPad
Not only does Apple's (AAPL) iPad have what Steve Jobs and Tim Cook like to call a first mover advantage, but it seems to have a big edge over its competitors on sticker price as well.
Engadget has posted what appears to be an ad for the Motorola (MOT) Xoom, the first iPad competitor running Google's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 7, 2011 8:27 AM ET
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