Steve Jobs wanted OS X running on Sony VAIO computers

If Steve Jobs had gotten his way, that VAIO in your lap could’ve been running OS X, Apple’s operating system. It sounds like fiction, but consider the source: former Sony president Kunitake Ando. The revelation, which stems from an interview Ando gave to Japanese journalist Nobuyuki Hayashi in 2011, highlights the close relationship Jobs reportedly…

Apple First Quarter 2014 Results

The Company sold 51 million iPhones, an all-time quarterly record, compared to 47.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 26 million iPads during the quarter, also an all-time quarterly record, compared to 22.9 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.8 million Macs, compared to 4.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple’s…

Happy 30th Anniversary

Happy 30th Anniversary Macintosh

For me, 1984 was the year of Van Halen’s wonderful [sic] album, The Right Stuff, and my second semester of college. It would also prove to be a time of enlightenment for me and computing. On this 30th anniversary of the Apple Macintosh on January 25 and the Superbowl commercial on January 22, I wanted…

Larger “metal” iPhones for 2014

Both phones will reportedly be made of metal but will not feature curved displays, a feature recently rumored by another outlet. Development is reportedly farther along on the smaller of the two phones, which is being prepared for mass production. The larger phone is still said to be in preliminary development, though earlier reports would suggest…

Mac Pro, the beast.

The “pro” in Mac Pro is there for a reason. With price tags that start at $3,000 and specs that make your average desktop look like an abacus, these have always been machines designed for those who need ridiculous amounts of processing power on a daily basis. The newly redesigned Pro doesn’t just deliver that…

Apple risks becoming the BlackBerry of 2014

So Apple, without a big-screen phone, risks becoming the BlackBerry of 2014 if it keeps its screens so small. iPhone was once a great phone that offered the height of productivity in its day. But now its screen is too small, and its hostility to Android makes it too inflexible as a business device. That’s…