When Steve Jobs returned in the 90s he set out to simplify the company’s computer lineup. He created a 4 by 4 grid of both consumer and professional level of desktop and portables, with the iBook being a consumer-level portable. Advertisements Apple iBook 20th anniversary Today is the iBook’s 20th anniversary, which was originally held in New York’s Macworld Expo 1999. The iBook was an innovative machine during its time, featuring a clamshell design and translucent plastic shell encased in colorful rubber. Consumers could choose Tangerine, Blueberry or later models that were in Key Lime, Indigo and Graphite. Originally priced at $1,599, the iBook had a 12-inch screen with 800 x 600 resolution, a trackpad and a full-sized keyboard, along with a retractable handle located right at the hinge. It was also the first to have 802.11b wireless networking, which was demonstrated on-stage by Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller. The iBook went through several redesigns in 2001 and … [Read more...] about Apple iBook Turns 20
We have an endless thirst for change. I mean, it scares the hell out of us, we hate it, but boredom, now that's annoying. So, whether it's gimmicks like 3D, trends like notches, or game-changers like multitouch, the minute we have one thing, we're already on the lookout for what comes next. Doesn't matter if they're real or not, doesn't matter if they're practical or not, doesn't matter if they're truly useful or not — all the matters is that they're new and different and potentially exciting. And right now, that's what I'm calling foldables. And not just phones. No, this isn't about iPhone 11, but it could be about the future. Foldables: The Past Foldables aren't new. Humanity has been folding things for… as long as we've had things to fold. Books are the classic of example. But it doesn't stop there. We've folded wallets, we've literally got things called folders, and we even fold up our clothing and our food. With electronics, we've been folding computers in half for … [Read more...] about Will Apple make a folding iPhone or iPad?
WHATSAPP has a few surprises in store for its 1.5billion users in 2019 with a raft of new features. Rumoured for release throughout the year, the updates include ramped up security and a new tool that helps you read messages at night. Here are three new features we can expect to see this year.Dark mode The world's most popular messaging service is long overdue a dark mode, which switches the way the app looks to make it less taxing on your eyes. While we normally look at dark text on white backgrounds, a dark mode would switch this so your screen shows white text on a dark background. This is better for your eyesight, particularly at night when looking for too long at a bright screen can gradually damage your vision. Several apps already offer a dark mode, including Google Maps, Twitter and iBooks, and WhatsApp has been developing its own version for months. In September, tech site WABetaInfo found that WhatsApp has hidden secret details about a Dark Mode inside its code. It's … [Read more...] about New WhatsApp features coming to your phone in 2019 including ‘dark mode’ and fingerprint scans
Like your favourite band, your favourite tech firm probably has had its share of hits and misses. But unlike many bands, Apple has had more than its fair share of absolute bangers.Apple may get it wrong from time to time, but when it gets it right it has an incredible effect: while some firms dream of changing the world just once, Apple has transformed tech again and again and again.Come with us as we discover Apple’s floor fillers, the absolute bangers that have us waving our arms in the air like we just don’t care.Macintosh (1984)The Mac was a triumph. It was the first mass-market computer with a graphical user interface and mouse, and it was specifically designed to be used by normal people. As Steve Jobs told Apple staff in 1984, it was “insanely great”. Apple had tried to make a graphical computer before with the Lisa, but it cost more than a car; the Macintosh was better and an awful lot cheaper too. But Apple wasn’t going to take any risks, and it … [Read more...] about Apple’s greatest hits: The best Apple stuff ever including the iPhone, iPad and a couple of computers too
Apple just announced its financial results for the company’s Q1 2019 fiscal quarter, which includes the holiday shopping season. Apple reported revenue of $84.3 billion, a decline of five percent from one year ago, and quarterly earnings per share of $4.18. “Revenue from iPhone declined 15 percent from the prior year, while total revenue from all other products and services grew 19 percent,” Apple said in a press release. Analysts had estimated revenue of $83.97 billion and earnings of $4.17 per share. “While it was disappointing to miss our revenue guidance, we manage Apple for the long term, and this quarter’s results demonstrate that the underlying strength of our business runs deep and wide,” said Tim Cook. Apple now has an active install base of 1.4 billion devices, which Cook said is “a great testament to the satisfaction and loyalty of our customers, and it’s driving our services business to new records thanks to our large and … [Read more...] about Apple’s iPhone sales revenue fell 15 percent during holiday quarter