Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Friday, September 05, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
There's a hotly debated acquisition reportedly underway in the music world: Apple -- the home of iPads, iPhones, and iTunes -- might soon be the new owner of Beats Electronics. The company known for its Beats by Dre headphones and Beats Music subscription music service could soon be under the Apple umbrella, if a multi-billion dollar deal goes through. We talk about the deal with New York Times music writer Ben Sisario.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
After Steve Jobs’s death, new Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team faced many challenges and high expectations to sustain Jobs’s vision and keep the company moving forward. Former Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane discusses the situation at Apple today and offers clues to its future. She explores Tim Cook’s leadership and its impact on Jobs’s loyal lieutenants, new product development, and Apple’s relationships with Wall Street, the government, tech rivals, suppliers, the media, and consumers. She’s the author of Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Activist investor Carl Icahn is abandoning his proposal for a $50 billion buyback from Apple. The news comes as the heads of some state and city pension funds called on the company's shareholders to vote against the plan.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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.
Friday, October 18, 2013
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.
Monday, October 07, 2013
By PJ Vogt
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.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
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.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
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.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
By PJ Vogt
PopSci's Dan Nosowitz is covering the Apple press event today from his cracked, broken iPhone 4S.