It was all hookers and balloons at Sun Microsystems when the company first found out that Apple would pick up its well-regarded DTrace analysis tool for use with Mac OS X. Now, however, one of the lead DTrace developers has expressed some regrets after Apple "broke" his software in an apparent bid to protect big media and ISVs.
Amid worries about a global economic slowdown, Apple stock plummeted in after-hours trading despite record quarterly earnings that exceeded conservative guidance figures. As of 5:35 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Apple's stock was down 13.10% from its 157.45 close.
Apple on Tuesday reported revenue of $9.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.58 billion, or $1.76 per diluted share. Analysts had expected something more along the lines of $9.46 billion.
Less than a week after the v.1.1.3 was released for the iPhone and iPod Touch, iPhone Atlas reports that two separate hackers have successfully jailbroken it. Unfortunately the method requires some hardware modification.
Apple Inc. is in the latter development stages of what could possibly be its most significant 'dot release' of Mac OS X ever.
Due out next month as Mac OS X 10.5.2, the update will deliver to users of the company's Leopard operating system nearly 100 code corrections and enhancements, people familiar with the software say.
The MacBook (Hot) Air is the usual triumph of wannabe coolness over value. But once we get away from the self-congratulatory Apple polishers, who pat themselves on the back for recognizing how "insanely great" Steve Jobs is -- while conspicuously advertising they've got the dough to purchase another toy, one without a DVD drive, yet -- most of us want a computer we can live with for business and leisure. That means a Windows machine. Fortunately, there are some nice ultra-portables out there.