Tag Archive 'jobs'

Apple iPhone 4 fiasco: Do they really think we’re that dumb?

The inevitable anti-Apple backlash has begun. And I’ve got to say, it’s been mighty fun to watch. Earlier this week Consumer Reports pulled its recommendation of the iPhone 4, after its tests determined there is indeed a problem with the phone’s external antenna. Even better, it’s called for Apple to recall all three million iPhone [...]

Steve Jobs takes on the universe

Contrary to popular belief in certain circles, Steve Jobs can’t actually walk on water. But you wouldn’t know it based on how he and his company have been acting of late. Item #1. Over the weekend, a minor kerfuffle erupted when Daring Fireball blogger John Gruber noticed Apple had updated its Developer Probram License Agreement [...]

The geeks have taken over Hollywood

James Cameron’s Avatar may have changed how films are made with Avatar, but Steve Jobsis changing how business is done in Hollywood.

Will Apple force you to watch ads?

And now, a word from our sponsor. Yes, this is true: Last year Apple Inc. filed for a patent on technology that would force you to watch advertisements, no matter how hard you tried to avoid it. First made public back in October, the notion is getting more attention thanks to an essay in Saturday’s [...]

Ballmer to Apple: Bite Me

Microsoft’s Big Cheese says in a down economy people won’t pay $500 just for the Mac logo. Are Apple fanboyz crazy about logos or is Ballmer just plain loco?

Should foreign workers be the first to get canned?

Bad economic news has some people urging tech firms to layoff H1B workers in favor of US citizens. Is this the right thing to do? Cringe isn’t so sure.

Don’t bite that Apple, it’s full of worms

Mac malware is spreading across the Net via pirated software. But the nasties attacking Windows are even worse. It’s getting ugly out there.

Apple kills DRM dead — and it’s about time

Digital rights management is finally pushing up daisies — at least for music. But did Steve Jobs pay too high a price? Cringe has the skinny.

Apple’s nightmare after Christmas

Apple fans weren’t so jolly when the iTunes servers went down on Christmas morning — and stayed down for several days. Cringe has the ugly details.

The Fanboys Strike Back

Are Apple fanboys out of control? Is the Pope Catholic? (And by Pope, I don’t mean Steve Jobs.) Cringely dissects the follies of fanboys.

Jobs to Macworld: Bite me

Apple and Jobs have said “later dude” to the Macworld expo — sending the blogosphere into a tizzy wondering why. Cringely suspects the real reasons are much simpler.

49 and a half reasons to give thanks

What do retired billionaires, supermodels, search engines, supervillains, energy drinks, whacked-out actors and fried breakfast pastries have in common? They’re some of the things I’m thankful for this year. If I’m conscious, I’m usually complaining about something. But because it’s almost Thanksgiving I’ve decided to list some of the things I’m grateful for, in and [...]

Obama’s CTO: Just do what, exactly?

It’s a lousy job, but somebody’s got to do it. Once we find someone who’s crazy–err, patriotic enough to take the position as our nation’s first CTO, what should he or she do? It might possibly be the worst job in the world, outside of replacing Jerry Yang as Yahoo’s CEO. Yet people seem to [...]

Windows 7: It’s not you, it’s us. Really.

Are journalists to blame for Vista’s failure to catch on? Will Windows 7 suffer a similar fate? Cringely tosses more gasoline on the OS fire.

Steve Jobs is alive and well; citizen journalism, not so much

Apple’s number one dude is just fine, thanks. But fake news stories travel faster than truth — and can have real consequences. Cringely has more.

Embarrassing Photo #2: Quick, call 911 – my pants are on fire

Now that an ex-beauty queen is running for the VP slot, life may be easier for hot mommas who also happen to be office holders. It will be too late to help Carmen Kontur-Gronquist, though. The former mayor of Arlington, Oregon, got in hot water with her constituents after a family member posted photos to [...]

Embarrassing Photo #1 – Hey Kevin, Tinker Belle wants her outfit back

It’s bad enough to dress up like you’re about to slip a dollar under some toothless child’s pillow. But former intern Kevin Colvin made it much worse by asking his boss at Anglo Irish Bank if he could take time off for a “family emergency in New York,” then flitting off to a Halloween party [...]

Top five myths about Steve Jobs

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) In case you’ve been living in a cave, today marks the first day of the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference and Steve Jobs’ keynote, which Apple watchers have declared will be the venue where Jobs unveils iPhone 2.0 — a 3G broadband, GPS-enabled model of [...]

A Miracle in the Valley

Thousands of worshipers flock to view ‘holy site’ in Los Altos garage by Dan Tynan They came alone or in groups, giddy with excitement or hushed with awe. They brought flowers and ribbons and broken down Powerbooks. They lined the sidewalks of this quiet suburban neighborhood, patiently waiting to see what everyone had been talking [...]

Five Ways to Fix the iPhone: An Open Letter to Steve Jobs

(A version of this story originally appeared on PCworld.com, where it is slowly roasting over an open flame fueled by Apple fanboys.) by Dan (Don’t forget my byline) Tynan Dear Steve: I know we’ve had our differences over the years. I warned you about shipping iPods with non-replaceable batteries, we bickered over releasing Leopard with [...]