Feb 172020
 

Apple Warns That Coronavirus Will Hurt Revenue – The New York Times:

“Apple also said that demand for its devices in China had been hurt by the outbreak; it closed all 42 of its stores in the country last month and most have yet to reopen.”

*How much will this cost and how widespread will this be economically? Will this be a black swan like event that starts small and flies under the radar until it is on top of us and has widespread impact?

Jan 172020
 

PopSockets CEO calls out Amazon’s ‘bullying with a smile’ tactics:

“… executives from Sonos, Basecamp, and Tile, who all took turns airing a list of grievances against major tech players such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. They all recounted, in manners specific to their respective companies, how the major tech players have used their market dominance to squeeze smaller competitors in allegedly anticompetitive ways. “

*Are some of today’s big tech firms abusing their suppliers?

Mar 042019
 

With Big Stars and Paid Subscriptions, Luminary Aims to Be the Netflix of Podcasts – The New York Times:

“Most podcasts are free, but the Luminary app — set to arrive by June — will focus on subscriptions. For $8 a month, subscribers will gain access to Luminary’s ad-free lineup. “

*Another monthly subscription to pay for? If people start to add up their subscription costs they might be surprised. 

Wonder if Apple will try something similar with podcasts and have it part of Apple Music with exclusive podcasts. Apple has the cash to try something like this. Perhaps you could even use third party apps to access this service that helps you make playlists and compelling content.

Sep 272013
 

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Podcast categories are alphabetical except for technology. That’s right at the top.

*As seen in the Apple Podcasts app.

Sep 242013
 

Getting to know AirDrop on iOS 7 | How To – CNET:

“Owners of an iPhone 5 or later, iPad fourth generation, iPad Mini and the fifth-generation iPod Touch will be able to take advantage of AirDrop. “

*This explains why AirDrop was not working on my 4S.

Dec 162012
 

 

The screenshot below contains emails, with subject lines and dates, from Apple.

Starting at the bottom we have the iPad introduction, then we have launch dates for iPad Wi-Fi, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPhone 4 and at the top iTunes Ping. 

 

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