Summary: Apple Q3 2009 Quarterly Financial Statement

Here’s a summary of some of the highlights from Apple’s Q3 2009 results, announced yesterday. Note that Apple’s fiscal year does not follow the calendar year, their fiscal year ends in September so their third quarter results are more like second quarter Apple call it their “Best Non-Holiday Quarter in Apple History” Apple turned over … Read more →

Palm Pre and iTunes Don’t Play Nicely Anymore

Apple just released iTunes update 8.2.1 and with that new update, Apple also made sure Palm Pre will no longer work with iTunes. Palm Pre works by “telling” iTunes that it’s actually an iPhone/iPod and apparently Apple doesn’t like that and they previously said they do not intend on supporting Palm Pre. The official description … Read more →

10 Unknown Tech Heroes That You Would Not Have Been Without

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You know the names Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and other celebrities in the IT industry. None of these IT-celebrities would be making a name if it were not for a bunch of rather unknown tech heroes who made the really big discoveries.

Swedish PC World has compiled a list of the ten largest technology heroes in the IT industry. How many have you heard of before?

  1. Marty Cooper
    As an employee at Motorola, Marty Cooper in 1973 filed a patent application for a radio telephone system. He was also the first person who ever made a telephone call to a mobile phone. Cooper said that he got the inspiration for the invention from Star Trek… how cool is that!
  2. Mike Lazaridis
    Mike Lazaridis moved to Canada from Turkey when he was five years old. When he was 12 years old, he won a prize for having read all the books in science in their local library. In 1984 he jumped to his studies and started the company “Research in Motion” (RIM), which later developed the mobile phone Blackberry.
  3. Tony Fadell
    Fadell had an idea and tried to sell it in different places, eventually he became employed at Apple. In 2001 Apple launched its first iPod, which quickly became a success worldwide. Fadells name is mentioned often when Apple prefers to keep the spotlight on another person within the company. Fadell was promoted to Senior Vice President of Apple’s iPod division in 2006 but stepped down in 2008 to work as an adviser for Steve Jobs.

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Nokia: N97 Will Prove Superior To iPhone 3GS

Nokia N97The United Kingdom general manager from Nokia, Mark Loughran, is confident that their N97 will “prove superior” to the iPhone 3GS due to it’s better camera, lower tariffs and it’s “radical change in styling from the N96”.

Nokia is dubbing its new high-end mobile a “mini computer” with added QWERTY keyboard and larger screen, I agree, it’s one great piece of tech, no doubt about that.

But when Mark Loughran goes on saying “The new iPhone is an evolution rather than a revolution and for people trying to decide whether to get a Nokia N97 or an iPhone, it comes down to a decision on performance and value for money”. – well, Mark, you might be right. But what Apple does, and they do it good, is to make it fun, easy and enjoyable to use advanced features on your mobile device.

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iPhone SMS vulnerability allows eavesdropping

Wooops! Charlie Miller, OS X security expert, discovered a rather serious flaw in the SMS-part of the iPhone and presented his findings at the SyScan conference in Singapore recently. The hole in the SMS software allows for a remote person to run software code on the iPhone and monitor the location of iPhone using GPS, … Read more →

Apple might beat Nokia in future "mobile war"

Despite advanced smartphones and being the largest phone manufacturer in the world, Nokia simply cannot cope with Apple when it comes to content and the use of software within the phones. That might cause serious problems for Nokia, when the “future mobile war” begins. The biggest advantage with the Apple iPhone is surely the App … Read more →

Best In Support: Apple beats Dell and HP

A recent study shows American consumers more satisfied with the products from Apple than the ones from Dell and HP. Apple often gets good grades for their customer service, both in Apple Stores and calls to their support, in the US. Support calls were recently examined by Vocal Laboratories by asking 1147 customers, once their … Read more →

iPhone 3GS costs Apple $179 to produce

According to iSuppli, it would seem that Apple is actually saving some money on producing the new iPhone 3GS at $179 compared to the older iPhone EDGE which had a production cost of $226. Obviously this does not take into consideration the (probably) huge amount of costs they had for research and development. However, even … Read more →