• With iPad, Apple is No. 3 in portables

    If you count tablets as notebook PCs, Apple just passed Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba and Dell

    Apple is usually considered an also-ran in the global PC market.

    But the chart at right, taken from a note to clients issued Friday by Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore, tells a very different story.

    Whitmore believes that investors will increasing include tablet computers when assessing market share trends, and this diagram illustrates what that might look like.

    Starting with MORE

    - Aug 2, 2010 7:49 AM ET
  • Barack Obama's MacBook Pro

    The President may carry a BlackBerry on his belt, but he does his demos on a Mac

    Here's a nifty piece of product placement for Apple (AAPL): Barack Obama doing a demonstration of on a MacBook Pro with the Presidential Seal where the glowing Apple logo used to be.

    The video, released Wednesday at WebMD, is pasted below the fold.

    There were reports when Obama first took office that his campaign staff, MORE

    - Jul 29, 2010 4:54 AM ET
  • The white MacBook gets a bit zippier

    The machine unboxed Saturday in a Vietnamese YouTube video hits the Apple store

    In an unusually anticlimactic product update, Apple (AAPL) quietly refreshed its $999 MacBook early Tuesday with a faster processor, better video chip and longer-lasting battery.

    There was no hoopla. No press release. No "We'll Be Right Back" sign at -- at least none that anybody with a Twitter account seems to have spotted. Just some new specs MORE

    - May 18, 2010 6:31 AM ET
  • Why Israel lifted its iPad ban

    The official explanation for seizing the devices at the airport never did make sense

    On the face of it, Israel's decision Saturday night to allow iPads to be brought into the country was a straightforward reversal of a sensibly cautious import policy.

    At least 20 iPads purchased in the U.S. had been seized at Ben-Gurion Airport, confiscated and held in storage for 45 shekels ($12) a day -- a fee that now MORE

    - Apr 25, 2010 8:01 AM ET
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  • Video: 34 years of Apple design

    From the Apple I (1976) to the iPad (2010), in high-res animation

    Transparent House, a San Francisco-based 3D design and visualization studio, has released a lovely two-minute animation celebrating 34 years of Apple (AAPL) design.

    The video, rendered with Autodesk's (ADSK) 3ds Max and the Chaos Group's V-Ray, took about 10 days to complete. It would probably have been easier to film the thing, but then it wouldn't have looked anywhere near MORE

    - Mar 5, 2010 12:21 PM ET
  • Apple's iPad: Is it a game-changer?

    Steve Jobs has created a new category, but by Apple's standards it's a small one

    "I wouldn't bet against this product," said Piper Jaffray Gene Munster in the press scrum after Steve Jobs' presentation Wednesday. But when asked to estimate how many units Apple (AAPL) will sell this year, Munster -- one of the Street's more bullish analysts -- put his marker on 3.5 million.

    Three and half million devices at anywhere MORE

    - Jan 27, 2010 5:27 PM ET
  • Wu: Apple's 'blowout' first quarter

    Kaufman's chief Apple analyst sees strength in all three major product lines

    In a note to clients posted Wednesday morning, Kaufman Bros.' Shaw Wu gave three reasons for raising his Apple (AAPL) price target to $253 from $235.

    Record-setting iPhone shipments. Wu's 9.5 million estimate is 700,000 higher that the Street's consensus of 8.8 million and only 600,000 below Research in Motion's (RIMM) best-ever BlackBerry quarter.
    "Strong momentum" in the Mac product line driven MORE

    - Dec 30, 2009 10:29 AM ET
  • Macs top Amazon's 'Most Gifted' list

    Some computer wishes seem to have come true this holiday season

    Last time we looked -- on the eve of Cyber Monday -- there was a conspicuous discrepancy in Amazon's (AMZN) computer department between the "Most Wished For" and "Most Gifted" machines. Customers may have been hoping for Apples (AAPL), but it looked like they were getting Toshibas, Acers and Hewlett Packards (HPQ) instead.

    One month later, on Christmas morning, that discrepancy MORE

    - Dec 25, 2009 7:02 AM ET
  • Video: Three bullets and a MacBook

    Lily Sussman is back from Egypt with the laptop that got "blown up" at the Israeli border

    Three weeks ago, an American student working in Cairo was questioned for two hours at the Israeli border before security officials confiscated her Apple (AAPL) MacBook, called in a sapper, and shot it full of holes.

    Lily Sussman, 21, told the story on her blog, where it drew more than a thousand comments and a MORE

    - Dec 19, 2009 8:55 AM ET
  • MacBooks for jocks

    A Florida university is providing each of its student athletes with a MacBook Pro

    They get the glory. They get the cheerleaders. And now they get free MacBooks.

    In what it claims is a first, the University of South Florida announced Wednesday that it is loaning all of its student athletes -- some 460 in all -- 13-inch MacBook Pros so that can keep up with their studies while on the road.

    As MORE

    - Dec 9, 2009 11:54 AM ET
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