Apple http://www.kplu.org en Pads Trump Smartphones This Holiday Season http://www.kplu.org/post/pads-trump-smartphones-holiday-season <p></p><p>T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he holiday season will be great for pads and tablets, but not so great for smartphones, says&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;publisher Mark Anderson.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 11235 at http://www.kplu.org Pads Trump Smartphones This Holiday Season When Theft Trumps Innovation http://www.kplu.org/post/when-theft-trumps-innovation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For years, <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a> (SNS) publisher and </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> technology commentator Mark Anderson has been warning of the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">dangers</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of intellectual property theft.</span></p><p>Initially, Mark focused on how IP theft is affecting the technology sector. But now, he sees it wreaking havoc throughout the entire economy.</p><p>His recent&nbsp;SNS article, "The Big Shift," which has also been posted at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2013/08/11/the-big-shift/" target="_blank">Forbes</a>, explains how "we're moving from an era where inventions paid off to an era when copying and theft makes more money."</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 9760 at http://www.kplu.org When Theft Trumps Innovation Amazon makes Kindle app to make e-books accessible to the blind http://www.kplu.org/post/amazon-makes-kindle-app-make-e-books-accessible-blind <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amazon has released an app that makes it easier for the blind to read Kindle electronic books on iPhones. Advocates for blind people say it’s a significant step for a company that’s lagged other technology companies in making accessible products.</span></p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 17:07:09 +0000 Ashley Gross 8638 at http://www.kplu.org Amazon makes Kindle app to make e-books accessible to the blind Dangerous times for American PC companies http://www.kplu.org/post/dangerous-times-american-pc-companies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Will we ever see a day when personal computers are no longer made in the United States?</span></p><p>It may seem unthinkable in the land that gave birth to Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM, but <a href="http://www.stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service </a>publisher Mark Anderson is seeing cause for alarm. He explains the situation to KPLU’s Dave Meyer on this month’s edition of The Digital Future.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:25:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 7648 at http://www.kplu.org Dangerous times for American PC companies Microsoft shareholders ask: Why should we own the stock? http://www.kplu.org/post/microsoft-shareholders-ask-why-should-we-own-stock <p></p><p>Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stood in front of shareholders today telling them what a tremendous year it’s been. But they wanted to know, why should we own the stock?</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:31:32 +0000 Ashley Gross 7227 at http://www.kplu.org Microsoft shareholders ask: Why should we own the stock? Bigwigs out at Microsoft and Apple. Now what? http://www.kplu.org/post/bigwigs-out-microsoft-and-apple-now-what In less than a month, two instrumental figures at two of the world's biggest tech companies have left their positions. Now industry watchers wonder whether the departures at Microsoft and Apple will mean dramatic changes of direction for the tech giants.<p>On Monday, Microsoft announced that Steven Sinofsky, an employee at the company for the last 23 years, and head of the Windows unit since 2006, was leaving. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:59:48 +0000 7120 at http://www.kplu.org Bigwigs out at Microsoft and Apple. Now what? Computer sales are exploding http://www.kplu.org/post/computer-sales-are-exploding <p>According to recent headlines, <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/microsoftpri0/2018668984_gartner_pc_sales_decline_ultrabooks_not_helping.html">PC sales are sluggish</a>.</p><p>But, if you include tablets and smartphones along with desktops and laptops, computer sales are exploding!</p><p>In this month's edition of The Digital Future,&nbsp;<a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson tells KPLU's Dave Meyer that computing is evolving into two main areas: production and consumption. And you need to count both sides of the equation when looking at computer sales.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer 6438 at http://www.kplu.org Computer sales are exploding New Apple mobile software to get maps, Siri update http://www.kplu.org/post/new-apple-mobile-software-get-maps-siri-update <p></p><p>SAN FRANCISCO – Not ready for a new iPhone? Don't worry. Many software features are coming to older iPhones as well.</p><p>Apple has said that its iOS 6 software will sport more than 200 new features, though some won't be available on all devices. The new features include an updated mapping service and better integration with Facebook.</p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:54:02 +0000 The Associated Press 6303 at http://www.kplu.org New Apple mobile software to get maps, Siri update Why Amazon might make a smartphone http://www.kplu.org/post/why-amazon-might-make-smartphone <p>There&rsquo;s been <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-06/amazon-said-to-plan-smartphone-to-vie-with-apple.html">growing speculation lately </a>that Amazon has a smartphone in the works. But why?</p><p>It&rsquo;s a crowded market out there in smartphone land. There&rsquo;s a whole bunch of phones based on Google&rsquo;s Android software, there&rsquo;s the Microsoft Windows phone, and of course, Apple&rsquo;s iPhone.</p><p>Also, a small sampling of people on a downtown Seattle street didn&#39;t show a whole lot of interest in an Amazon phone.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 5700 at http://www.kplu.org Why Amazon might make a smartphone Has Apple hit its peak? Commentator bails on its stock http://www.kplu.org/post/has-apple-hit-its-peak-commentator-bails-its-stock <p>When Steve Jobs went on his <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/will-steve-jobs-return-apple">third and final medical leave </a>at the beginning of&nbsp;2011, <a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher Mark Anderson advised his subscribers to get ready to sell their Apple stock.</p><p>Recently, Mark took his own advice and sold 75% of his Apple holdings. He explains why on this month&#39;s edition of <em>The Digital Future</em>.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 5367 at http://www.kplu.org Has Apple hit its peak? Commentator bails on its stock Apple integrates Facebook into iPhone software http://www.kplu.org/post/apple-integrates-facebook-iphone-software <p>SAN FRANCISCO &mdash; Fresh off a disappointing initial public offering, Facebook is getting a big boost from Apple, which is building the social network deep into its iPhone and iPad software.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:09:48 +0000 The Associated Press 5243 at http://www.kplu.org Justice Dept. accuses Apple and others of fixing e-book prices http://www.kplu.org/post/justice-dept-accuses-apple-and-others-fixing-e-book-prices Apple Inc. and other publishers have conspired to limit competition and fix the prices of e-books, the U.S. Justice Department alleges in a suit filed today.<p>According <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304444604577337573054615152.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories" target="_blank">to <em>The Wall Street Journal</em></a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court by the U.S. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:58:21 +0000 Mark Memmott 4715 at http://www.kplu.org Justice Dept. accuses Apple and others of fixing e-book prices Apple's new iPad with sharper screen is thicker, heavier http://www.kplu.org/post/apples-new-ipad-sharper-screen-thicker-heavier <p>SAN FRANCISCO &mdash; Apple is revealing a new iPad model. New features include a sharper screen and a faster processor.</p><div><p>It will go on sale March 16.</p><p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 20:33:26 +0000 The Associated Press 4361 at http://www.kplu.org Apple's new iPad with sharper screen is thicker, heavier Apple Unveils New iPad, Apple TV http://www.kplu.org/post/apple-unveils-new-ipad-apple-tv As has been the case with all of Apple's product unveilings, there is a shroud of secrecy surrounding today's impending announcement.<p>Today, Apple has invited media to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for a 1 p.m. ET. event. The only clue provided by Apple was a typically cryptic invitation with a picture of an iPad and a few words: "We have something you really have to see. And touch."<p>The speculation is that Apple will release the third incarnation of its highly successful iPad tablet. Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:24:36 +0000 Eyder Peralta 4360 at http://www.kplu.org Apple Unveils New iPad, Apple TV Protesters at Apple stores demand 'ethical' products http://www.kplu.org/post/protesters-apple-stores-demand-ethical-products In an effort to protest the working conditions in the Chinese factories that make Apple products, demonstrators delivered a petition to six different Apple stores in four different countries.<p>The petition, which asks the country to make "ethical" products, included about 250,000 signatures. Organizers said they were delivering them to Apple stores in Bangalore, London, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Sydney and New York City.<p>NPR's Margot Adler was at the Apple store at Grand Central Terminal in New York. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:34:18 +0000 4111 at http://www.kplu.org Protesters at Apple stores demand 'ethical' products