Al Gore has a more than a few fancy titles: Vice President, Nobel Laureate, environmentalist-in-chief, and Apple corporate board member. So we figured he'd be as good a person as any to ask about a seeming contradiction for technology lovers that has been nagging us here at New Tech City.
Have you noticed that your iPhone starts to slow down...right around the time a new iPhone roll-out is announced? Catherine Rampell of The New York Times discusses whether Apple is intentionally coordinating the obsolescence of its products, and if the strategy could ultimately backfire as it upsets customers.
Chrisann Brennan talks about her relationship with Steve Jobs, which began in high school. She describes Jobs’s ascent and the toll it took on her as his girlfriend, co-parent, friend, and object of his cruelty. The Bite in the Apple: A Memoir of My Life with Steve Jobs is about her life with Jobs, an idealistic young man who was driven to change the world, about a young father who denied his own child, and a man who she says mistook power for love.
There's nothing as wholesome as a shiny red apple: One for the teacher. One a day keeps the doctor away. Right? Not always.
The federal government is up and running again after a last minute deal that ended the shutdown AND raised the debt ceiling so the government can pay its bills. For now.
OpenDoor is an app that lets you anonymously surf the internet on your iPhone or iPad. A third of OpenDoor's sales have historically come from China, where internet freedom's restricted and most people access the net on mobile. That is until this past summer, when Apple pulled Open Door from the app store after the Chinese government complained.
As the theft of digital devices continues to increase in New York City, the city's police department has been ramping up Operation ID, its program where New Yorkers can register their smartphones and other electronics in case they are lost or stolen.
This week, Apple introduced two new iPhones to the world. But buyers of hot new phones may have trouble hanging on to them: As of late August, more than 11,000 smartphones had been reported stolen to the NYPD. That's 7 percent higher than in the same period in 2012.
This week, Apple introduced a new iPhone. Among its features: fingerprint recognition and other security measures that could make the device harder to re-sell if it’s been stolen. But it’s up against a sophisticated black market that has had six years to cater to the world’s insatiable appetite for second-hand smartphones.
PopSci's Dan Nosowitz is covering the Apple press event today from his cracked, broken iPhone 4S.
Tech giant Apple will have to modify contracts with publishers to prevent price fixing for electronic books as a result of a ruling by a federal judge in New York Friday.
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke may not be renominated by President Obama. This week on Money Talking, the strengths and weaknesses of some of Bernanke's potential successors like Janet Yellen and Larry Summers.
Apple has just unveiled a new iOS, the software that powers its mobile devices, for a fall release. In a major shift of the company’s aesthetic, the look is “flattened.” “There was a fake three-dimensional quality to everything that really started in 1984,” Bonnie Siegler tells Kurt Andersen. Siegler runs ...
This week in a courthouse in Manhattan, Apple is defending itself against federal charges that it colluded with the nation’s biggest publishers to raise the price of e-books.
Apple and other technology giants have come under fire recently for using offshore companies to dodge U.S. tax obligations on billions of dollars earned overseas. Washington Post technology reporter Cecilia Kang and Michael Hudson, a senior editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, examine the Senate investigation into Apple and the wider use of offshore tax havens by individuals and companies.
If you had $145 billion on hand, you'd spend some of it right? Well, if you’re Apple, not quite.
Look out iPhone. You've got (even more) competition.