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Apple Acquires HopStop

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CNet is reporting this morning that Apple has acquired HotStop.

While this isn’t the Waze acquisition I was hoping for (damn you Google!!), I reviewed HopStop a little over a year ago and it remains my goto tool for using mass transit when I travel.

Great pickup for Apple.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

July 20th, 2013 at 7:39 am

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So, I Said This Was a Red Herring

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Do you really want to know what dragging Tim Cook up to Washington was about? Definitely not getting Apple to pay more in corporate taxes. Rather, getting Apple to pay into the “private” tax system. The one that fuels the hell-like abyss of Washington power mongering.

Tim Carney:

And that’s just the problem. The grilling of Apple is best understood as a shakedown by politicians upset with Apple for not playing the Washington game that yields contributions, power, and personal wealth for congressmen and their aides.

Distraction and noise, folks. Distraction and noise…

| via Washington Examiner, via DaringFireball.net

Written by Jeffery Battersby

May 23rd, 2013 at 10:09 pm

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Jony Ive on Blue Peter

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If you didn’t already love Jony Ive, you will after this. Be sure to watch to the end, last few bits are the absolute best.

Jony Ive on Blue Peter

via Daring Fireball

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 21st, 2013 at 6:10 pm

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Or, You Know, NOT!

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When in doubt, hedge your bets…

Apple has no plans to buy social-navigation company Waze | via CNet News

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January 3rd, 2013 at 1:59 pm

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Apple Reportedly in Talks to Buy Waze

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Wouldn’t be a bad thing. Waze is a great little mapping application and something I was using for turn-by-turn directions before Apple introduced their own Maps app.

Map this: Apple in talks to buy Waze for $500M, report says | via CNet News

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January 3rd, 2013 at 11:43 am

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Apple Continues Storage Upgrade for MobileMe Users

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Apple today sent out an email message to former MobileMe users stating that they will extend their temporary iCloud storage upgrade until next year.

Detailed information on the upgrade can be found here.

iCloud

Written by Jeffery Battersby

October 5th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

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Remembering Steve

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Hard to believe it’s been a year.

Remembering Steve

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October 5th, 2012 at 9:59 am

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