August 28, 2012
Re "High stakes after Apple verdict," Aug. 26 The article closes with a quote from Santa Clara University assistant law professor Brian Love, who said that technology companies should "take all the money they are spending on lawyers and experts and instead invest that money in research and design. " Great in theory, but once you spend all that money and effort and produce a revolutionary product such as Apple's iPhone, and then the guy down the street copies all your best ideas, what are you supposed to do?
July 24, 2012 |
Here's one aspect of Steve Jobs' legacy that Tim Cook, his successor at the helm of Apple, must be hating Wednesday: the company's reputation for lowballing its sales and profit estimates. The company found itself in the odd position of reporting better results than it had projected -- and, more objectively, higher quarterly sales and profits than the year before -- yet having its stock hammered in after-hours trading. Why? Because analysts had predicted much higher sales and profits, and thus were surprised and disappointed.
February 15, 2012 |
Apple has some explaining to do -- to Congress. On Wednesday, Democratic Reps. Henry A. Waxman of Beverly Hills and G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina penned a letter to Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook, requesting information on Apple's iOS app developer policies and suggesting that perhaps Apple could be doing more to secure iPhone users' private information -- specifically the email addresses and phone numbers they keep in...
September 17, 2013 |
Thanks to an app update for the iPhone and the iPad, Apple TV users can now watch movies and TV shows offered on Amazon Instant Video. The Seattle-based online retailer has updated the Amazon Instant Video app to support AirPlay, a feature that makes it possible for users to beam content on their devices to their TV sets via the Apple TV digital receiver. It's a way to get around the fact that Amazon Instant Video is still not available as an app on Apple TV the way Netflix and HBO Go are. With the apps, users can simply click on Netflix or HBO Go channels on their Apple TV to watch videos.
April 27, 2012
Re "Apple's profit nearly doubles," Business, April 25 The article describing the profits of Apple is but one of several such announcements of record profits in many industries that appear in newspapers regularly. This at a time when most of our citizenry is struggling to keep their heads above water. The discrepancy is so apparent that one wonders at the bewildering confusion of voters during this electoral season. Russell Blinick Encino
December 22, 2012
Apple borsellini Total time: 2 hours, 15 minutes, plus macerating and cooling times Servings: 12 Note: Kitchen string is required for this recipe. 4 pounds tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and cut into ¾-inch cubes 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (¾ stick) butter 2 vanilla beans 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons apple juice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg Prepared puff pastry, refrigerated 2 egg whites, lightly beaten 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar (½ cup sugar plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon)