Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Six Design Lessons From The Apple Store
There's a lot about the Apple Store experience that we can apply to the design of many other kinds of products — and a few lessons we can take from Apple's missteps as well.
Macworld: Nice And Cozy
There are three giant show floors in Boston's new Convention and Exhibition Center, and Macworld occupies about half the floor space of the smallest one.
Apple's Absence Nibbles Core At Macworld
Organizers and attendees remain upbeat about the Macworld conference being held here in Boston this week, despite Apple's decision not to participate.
Outside Boston's convention center and many of the big hotels are several hundred Beantown tradesmen handing out bright neon-yellow leaflets.
Apple Expected To School Analysts
Analysts will be looking for signs of what to expect from Apple in the September quarter, which inlcudes the back-to-school shopping season, when it reports quarterly results Wednesday.
Apple Close To iTunes Deal With Indie Labels — Paper
Apple is on the verge of agreeing a deal with independent record labels that will allow its iTunes music service to sell their tracks, The Times newspaper reported on Monday.
QT Underpins Global Photos Project
QuickTime technology was used by a group of 110 photographers across 32 countries engaged in the Worldwide Panorama project.
Regent Street Apple Store
When it opens this fall, the Regent Street retail store will offer Apple an extremely visible presence not only within London's most popular downtown shopping district, but also among the huge international community that visits the city as tourists.
Office Depot To Sell Apple Hardware
"We are proud to be an Authorized Reseller of Apple Products!"
Apple Offers Panther, iLife Promo
$50 rebate when Mac OS X Panther and iLife '04 are purchased together.
Why Apple Needs To Shine Up iMac
While more students are opting for laptops, Apple needs a strong iMac to prevent further share gains by now-dominant Dell.
A Midsummer's Mac Death Match, Round One: Enderle Vs. Chaffin
What sort of company Apple will be in five years, and will Apple rule the "Digital Life" — or be the Atari of 2009?
Apple: Strong Company, Lousy Investment?
Apple's computer division is suffering from lack of operational stewardship and cultural malaise.
The Simple Brilliance Of Webstractor
Perhaps you'll use Webstractor simply to make up for Safari's inability to save Internet Explorer-lke Web archives; perhaps you'll use it to assemble parts of Web pages as a vast set of notes for some research project. In any case, you'll surely find it easy, fun, intuitive, and darned clever.
AirPort Express' Dangling Wires
Apple's new AirPort Express Base Station has only a single Ethernet port. This doesn't initially sound like a problem: you simply plug an AirPort Express Base Station into a broadband modem and then you're online, right?
Microsoft has a hit on their hand, courtesy of one of their third-party developer: the iPod. This little white device probably even help to migrate some users to Windows XP, as iTunes, the software portion, doesn't run on older versions of the operating system.
But Microsoft certainly doesn't seem to appreciate Apple. Is it because the iPod also run on Macintosh? (But it doesn't run on Linux!) Is it because the iPod competes with Windows Media Player? (But they can co-exist.) Or is it because the iPod snatched victory out of the hands of Microsoft's DRM effort?
Maybe the Scobleizer has the answer.... Or maybe not.