Posts Tagged: Apple
In The New Yorker this week, George Packer covers what sounds like a battle between serf states but is actually the heated war between Amazon, Apple and the Big 6 publishers. He gives us the low-down on Amazon’s tumultuous foray into online publishing and their monopoly on the ebook industry....more
Technology and higher education have been enjoying a symbiotic relationship in recent years.
Apple’s creative visions have been coming to life and flourishing on academic platforms, but now that Steve Jobs is stepping down, should we be worried about how it’s going to affect higher education?...more
The development of the internet has complex cultural roots that divide over the different companies that were participating in its invention.
The Apple/Microsoft “personalised, decentralised and playful computing” worked against “IBM’s idea of computing was of an expensive, centralised and institutional activity.” What the internet has become aligns more with the Apple/Microsoft mantra, but it’s interesting to think what it could have become otherwise....more
California voters may legalize pot. And it might throw quite the wrench in the already complex upcoming elections.
Some pretty brilliant ideas on how to make CNN stop sucking....more
Yesterday, we blogged a story about a porn app in the Apple iTunes Store, and noted that it was a pretty crappy app. Well, it’s not even an app anymore. Apple yanked it, claiming that “the developer of this application added inappropriate content directly from their server after the application had been approved and distributed, and after the developer had subsequently been asked to remove some offensive content.” But whether or not the early adopters will get a refund isn’t the real issue....more
It was only a matter of time, and thanks to a new iPhone software update that “allows age restrictions for applications” the time is now. That’s right folks, you can finally get a porn app on your iPhone. But before you get all excited about downloading a porn application to the same device you use to call your granny, send reports to your boss, and share photos with your boyfriend, let’s ask a very important question: is it any good?...more