Macworld/iWorld Expo may still be three weeks away, but we’ve already got some new products to get excited about. Core Brands, LLC, has just announced it will demo the Korus V600 and Korus V400 wireless speakers designed for Apple gamers and video/music aficionados at the event, which takes place March 27-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
It’s fascinating that factions of conservatives (not all; this writer self-identifies as conservative, and is very much convinced that anthropocentric climate change is a present and future reality) are still able to remain in climate change denial. Tim Cook apparently feels the same way, and let the National Center for Public Policy Research know that.
In the month that was in Apple litigation, Steve Berman goes all Braveheart on behalf of ebooks customers, Michael Bromwich continues to be a thorn in Apple’s side, the Korea Fair Trade Commission learns about the legal system at the “Wonder Pets” School of Law, and a formidable new foe steps into the arena: the angry educated of Wisconsin!
It’s no secret that Macworld / iWorld has grown considerably more “intimate” since Apple made its last appearance back in 2009. Since then it, it has shifted dates, locations, and focus. But is it still relevant? Around 175 vendors say yes, even if many who assured me last year that they’d return, aren’t.
There is no doubt Tim Cook still keeps Steve Jobs’ spirit alive within the company and keeps his work going for the world to appreciate. As Apple heads into yet another year of revolutionary product announcements, Tim Cook took time to remember his colleague and, most importantly, his friend.
In 2015, Steve Jobs will get a collectible stamp from the U.S. Postal Service, according to a document obtained by the Washington Post. Other people and events that will be honored include Janis Joplin, Nevada Statehood, Letter Writing, and more. Unfortunately, since the design is still being developed, there’s no hint as to how the Steve Jobs stamp will look.
Apple’s iTunes Festival is about to come home, with the company bringing it to the United States during SXSW 2014. Apple will be holding five shows from March 11-15 which will be available to all users for free. The shows will be held at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas as a part of the larger annual SXSW (South by Southwest) festival.
Apple is celebrating Thirty Years of Mac in a number of countries around the world, taking its 30th anniversary Mac homepage to other countries around the world. Late Friday, a Japanese blog Kodawarisan noticed that Apple had taken the Thirty Years of Mac homepage and mini-site and translated it into Japanese.
MacTech’s BootCamp is back this year for round III. Newly updated topics include security, mobility management, and configuration, while the Office for Mac Accreditation has also been updated. Check out full details and make use of the discount AppleTell readers can get on the conference fees!
In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that Apple has repurchased $14 billion of its own stock in the past two weeks, following its last quarterly earnings call on January 27th, after which Apple stock fell by 8%.
Apple partnered with Burberry in September 2013 to shoot the entire Burberry Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show using the iPhones. Today, Apple released a new ad that features footage from the show with behind-the-scenes and backstage clips of models and the event itself.
In January, Apple reached a settlement with the FTC over an issue they already settled with customers. Come on, FTC, either catch up with us just head back home. Who else needs to go home? Three dudes from Boston who are mad Apple asked for their personal information when making a sale. Meanwhile, a Melissa Pettignano is looking for publicity for her book by suing pretty everyone who sold it, so we’ll oblige, and Samsung…well, they just pop up all over this wrap-up, don’t they?