Apple Throws Support Behind Steve Jobs Biography, Offers Exclusive iBooks Preview

-+*Apple may not have initially liked Becoming Steve Jobs, the Steve Jobs biography by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli which is coming out tomorrow, but Geekwire and iDownload blog report that the tech company is now showing considerable support for the book. To start with, Apple is heavily promoting the book in iBooks, and  several members of senior management… Read More »

Oh, Crap: Apple is Pulling Antivirus Apps from iTunes App Store

-+*With no warning or explanation, Apple has started pulling antivirus apps from its app store. 9to5Mac noticed today that “Apple has seemingly decided to crack down on antivirus and antimalware apps”. I don’t use my iPad enough to be able to tell whether any antivirus apps are no longer available, but the cull was confirmed by Intego, makers… Read More »

Reuters Thinks the Apple Watch is Doomed Because Only 25% of a Survey Group Would Buy One

-+*Many journalists enjoy taking potshots at Apple (it’s a lot of fun, trust me) but I think Reuters’ last attempt could have used better aim. On Friday Reuters reported that: Apple Inc’s new smartwatch may be a tough sell, with 69 percent of Americans indicating they are not interested in buying the gadget, according to a… Read More »

Apple Makes iWork for iCloud Free for All, Drops Beta Access

-+*Apple is getting serious about the cloud. Just two short weeks after offering  beta access, Apple has quietly made iCloud available to all, with no Apple hardware required. Now anyone who is looking for a competitor to Google Docs or the other online office suites can try Apple’s productivity suite.  They’ll get 1GB storage to fill with the docs,… Read More »