Apple isn’t just sitting on the sidelines as startups like iLike and MOG and others try to tackle the social music space. Many of these services gather user music preferences via an iTunes plugin. You are then able to tell the world what music you are listening to, get recommendations for new music you might like, etc. People love this stuff, as evidenced by iLike’s ridiculous growth and Last.fm’s $280 million acquisition by CBS.
Apple Computer, known as much for secretive ways as it is for developing widely popular consumer electronics such as the iPod and iPhone, has been sued for disclosing too much of its customers' personal information.
The class action lawsuit, filed on behalf of Angely Maria and Todd Narson in the Southern District Court in Miami, charges Apple with violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) that put its customers at risk for identity theft.
AN ANALYST today sent out a research note that rocked Planet Iphone today by suggesting that problems with the device’s screen could become more widespread.
A tiny minority of users has claimed that Iphones have developed dead areas where touch input does not work on part of the screen.
But the source of the new brouhaha is London-based analyst Richard Windsor of Nomura International.
Apple is just pumping out the updates this week at a furious pace. Following yesterdays updates Apple has just released MacBook Pro Software Update 1.1. This update provides important bug fixes and improves stability with Motion 2 and Motion 3. It is recommended for all 2.2/2.4GHz MacBook Pro models.
Apple also notes that this update requires Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later.
Apple has added spreadsheet software to its iWork suite of office applications. The new Numbers application joins the presentation and page-layout programs that already make up the package.
Keynote, Pages, and the newly added Numbers will make up iWork '08. The suite, which is now shipping, was unveiled yesterday at Apple's headquarters.