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# steve-jobs - Sunday 14 August, 2011

Remember that fake Apple store? China's found 22 more - in ONE city

Authorities in Kunming have gone on the hunt for more fake “Apple Stores” – and found another 22 unauthorised sellers.

# steve-jobs - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Apple (briefly) becomes the world's most valuable company

Apple is now worth 39 times as much as it was ten years ago – and yesterday overtook ExxonMobil as the biggest cheese.

# steve-jobs - Monday 25 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Chinese authorities shut imposter 'Apple stores' - as more are uncovered elsewhere Rotten Apples This post contains images

Chinese authorities shut imposter 'Apple stores' - as more are uncovered elsewhere

Two of the five shops masquerading as Apple Stores have been shut down by authorities for not having the right licence.

# steve-jobs - Thursday 21 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Here's the Apple store selling iPhones and iPads that's actually a fake IFake

Here's the Apple store selling iPhones and iPads that's actually a fake

China, long known for producing counterfeit consumer gadgets, software and brand name clothing, has reached a new piracy milestone – fake Apple stores.

# steve-jobs - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Apple on brink of becoming most valuable company on Earth

The company’s profits have soared ahead of the release of its new OSX Lion system – but a few people in China want a slice of the action…

# steve-jobs - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

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Apple to build 'spaceship' HQ on old Hewlett Packard site

The new campus in California will house 12,000 people and generate its own power. Steve Jobs says he thinks it will be the best office building in the world.

# steve-jobs - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

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Poll: Do you love or loathe Apple?

Today we’re asking how you feel about the tech company which seems to inspire adoration or loathing in computer and smartphone users around the world.

# steve-jobs - Monday 6 June, 2011

Steve Jobs unveils new operating systems for Mac and iPhone - and ambitious new 'iCloud'

Apple has new software for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac – and a new web-based storage system.

# steve-jobs - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Steve Jobs to reveal 'iCloud' and iOS5 at Apple conference

Apple has confirmed that Steve Jobs, who has taken leave of absence from the company to concentrate on his health, will be making a keynote address at next week’s developers’ conference.

# steve-jobs - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Suit brought against Apple over iPad and iPhone user 'tracking'

Two Apple customers have launched a suit against the company, asking for an injunction to disable the tracking in devices – and damages for violating their rights.

# steve-jobs - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Member of US Congress calls on Steve Jobs to explain Apple tracker

IPhones and 3G iPads have been secretly tracking and recording a user’s movements, storing all of the information on a file within the units.

95 per cent profit jump for Apple

Sales of iPhones double while the iPad isn’t moving as quickly as expected.

# steve-jobs - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Catch up on this evening’s news, including: the much-anticipated iPad 2 is unveiled; Sky News going on sale; and one of the North’s most sensational trials comes to an end.

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Steve Jobs unveils Apple’s iPad 2

Slimmer, lighter second generation iPad unveiled in San Francisco by a frail-looking Steve Jobs, who said he “just didn’t want to miss today”

# steve-jobs - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

'Poisoned' Chinese factory workers appeal to Apple for help

Scores of Chinese factory workers have appealed to Apple to “heed to its corporate social responsibility” after claiming that they have not be properly compensated after being exposed to a highly toxic chemical.

# steve-jobs - Thursday 17 February, 2011

From Business ETC Apple boss Jobs spotted leaving cancer clinic Apple

Apple boss Jobs spotted leaving cancer clinic

Apple shares slide after a US tabloid spots a thin-looking Jobs – with one doctor suggesting he may have weeks to live.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Manx2 “shirking its reponsibility”, lawyers for one survivor claim; NAMA closes its first big deal, and Ireland plans to turn the world green. No, not green with envy.

# steve-jobs - Monday 17 January, 2011

From Business ETC Jobs to take medical leave of absence from Apple Apple

Jobs to take medical leave of absence from Apple

The Apple CEO – who formerly had pancreatic cancer – says his board has given him some time off for medical reasons.

# steve-jobs - Tuesday 19 October, 2010

Apple reports highest ever earnings - and shares tumble

iPad sales are below market expectations, but CEO Steve Jobs is bullish about the iPad’s dominance of the tablet market.

# steve-jobs - Monday 20 September, 2010

Apple's Jobs to journalism student: 'Your grades aren't our problem'

After a six-email exchange, the CEO tells a 22-year-old asking for media help: “Please leave us alone.”

# steve-jobs - Wednesday 8 September, 2010

Google TV to hit virtual airwaves later this Autumn

The search company will start a new service integrating content from the web with traditional broadcasts.

# steve-jobs - Friday 3 September, 2010

Facebook ‘blocked Apple’ from syncing new iTunes social network

Facebook denied Apple access to its usually-open API, saying it would hog too much bandwidth.

# steve-jobs - Wednesday 1 September, 2010

# steve-jobs - Thursday 29 July, 2010

FRESH FROM quenching the fire that was the iPhone 4′s antenna problems, Steve Jobs has another bit of fire fighting to do.

Three customers are suing Apple in the US because they say the iPad is rendered “virtually unusable” in common conditions such as sunlight.

The costumers say direct sunlight can put the iPad out of use, as it causes the computer to shut down after only a few minutes.

The complaint filed on July 23 by Jacob Balthazar, Claudia Keller and John Browning – at a federal court in Oakland, California makes multiple accusations against the computer giant.

The complainants say Apple used “misleading and deceptive advertising,” and that it breached business and consumer protection law. The trio also take issue with Apple’s claim that the iPad is “just like reading a book”. “Books do not close when a reader is enjoying them in sunlight,” they say.

PC Magazine editor Zach Honig put his iPad in the fridge in order to revive it when it cut out in hot weather.

Apple has yet to comment on the matter but the firm’s loyal supporters have, however come to its rescue, “I dont know any hardware that is a computing device that says operating in direct sunlight is approved,” said an Apple loyalist of the firm’s official Apple forum.

The iPad’s instruction booklet warns the device could stop working if it is used in temperatures above 95F (35C).

The iPad launched in Ireland last week and over three million iPads have been sold worldwide.


A Youtube user shows how the iPad shuts down after 12minutes in direct sunlight.

# steve-jobs - Wednesday 28 July, 2010

LARRY ELLISON, Barry Diller and Steve Jobs are some of the word’s top paid CEO’s over the past decade with total compensation in the billions.

Ellison, the CEO at software firm Oracle topped the Wall Street Journal’s list receiving a pay packet of over $1.84bn in the past ten years. And while some of these execs presided over huge gains for their respective companies, that’s not the case with everyone.

Oracle shareholders saw the value of their stock triple, while shareholders of Apple saw their stock soar nearly 12 times over. Others weren’t so lucky. Shareholders at computer manufacturer Dell, lost over 66% of the value of their stock during the decade, while CEO Michael Dell brought home over $454 million.

The analysis of included CEO’s salaries, bonuses, perks and gains from stock options.

Several of the world’s richest men aren’t among the top earners. Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway took home only a nominal salary while Bill Gates stepped down as an employee of Microsoft in 2008.

The Decade’s 25 Top Earners.

On foot of the WSJ list we’ve come up with our own list of Ireland’s top paid civil and public servants.

# steve-jobs - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

GAINS have been seen on world markets as a result of better-than-expected earnings from Apple.

Revenues rose 88% in the third quarter up to June 26 to $15.7bn and the company saw a 78% jump in profits yesterday. The results show income jumping to $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per share, from $1.8 billion, or $2.01 per share a year ago. Shares for Apple are up 5% as a result.

According to Business Insider iPad, Mac, and iPod shipments were all stronger than expected: Apple shipped 3.27 million iPads, 3.47 million Macs, and 9.4 million iPods during the June quarter.

Reacting to the results Steve Jobs said “it was a phenomenal quarter that exceeded our expectations all around, including the most successful product launch in Apple’s history with iPhone 4,” said Apple’s CEO. “iPad is off to a terrific start, more people are buying Macs than ever before, and we have amazing new products still to come this year.”

This good news comes despite reports of antenna problems with the iPhone 4. Bloggers however are said to be positive about Jobs recent conference on the phones problems.

# steve-jobs - Saturday 17 July, 2010

JONATHAN MANN has become an unlikely internet sensation after Steve Jobs played a song he uploaded to YouTube in advance of his Antennagate press conference yesterday.

Mann – who writes, records and uploads a song to YouTube every day – had his ditty played by Jobs before the press conference, with the Apple CEO saying he saw the video and “wanted to share it.”

Mann – an Apple enthusiast – has posted a video explaining who he is to his legions of new viewers:

Mann says the response from Apple left him in “complete excitement and disbelief – I woke up and had an email from a dude from Apple saying, ‘Hey, we want to use your video.’ It was way beyond my expectations.”

Whatever about the quality of the song, we’re sure there are worse ways to get famous than to have Steve Jobs plug you to the world.

# steve-jobs - Friday 16 July, 2010

APPLE CEO Steve Jobs has revealed his company’s solution to the so-called “death grip” problem besieging  the iPhone 4.

Recall? Refund? Rejig?

Nope: Free plastic cases.

Addressing customers who have experienced connection problems with their shiny new iPhones, Jobs soberly reminded everyone present that “phones aren’t perfect.”

He demonstrated his point through a video demonstration featuring various smartphones, including a BlackBerry, that lost signal if held in certain ways.

The iPhone 4 has come under fire from consumers after it emerged that connection suffered when the phone was held in particular ways. Respected site Consumer Reports said that it would not recommend the iPhone 4 because of the problem.

Apple’s new policy is to provide all customers with a free bumper case, which Jobs said eliminates the problem. Anyone who had already purchased one will receive $29 refund.

If customers are still unhappy with the service, they will be able to return the phone within 30 days to receive a full refund.

Its seems that some Apple customers were never bothered by the connection problem and Jobs played one such fan’s song, penned in defence of the iPhone 4, just before hitting the stage.