If you're planning on waiting in line for an iPhone, be sure to do your homework and bring all the necessary items with you. Or, watch Wednesday's edition of the Daily Debrief where I talk to CNET News' Tom Krazit about the lines and the purchase process. Apple has finally disclosed that stores will start selling the phones at 8 a.m. The company has also said it will let customers into the stores in groups of 30. This part of the system sounds similar to last year, but this year's big unknown is what the activation … Read more
In Friday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Tom Krazit and I talk about the July 11 release of the iPhone 3G. Apple has been notoriously tight-lipped about the details, but Tom says there are a few known factors. For one, every customer will have to sign a two-year contract with AT&T and will have to activate the phone upon purchase in the store. Secondly--and this comes as no surprise--the lines are going to be crazy!
That said, there's a lot we still don't know. There has been great speculation over what … Read more
Today is Bill Gates' last day in the office as a regular employee of the company he co-founded in 1975. But as non-executive chairman and someone who is deeply married to Microsoft, Gates is not disappearing from the company.
The transition has been well orchestrated, and he will still spend about 20 percent of his time working on Microsoft issues, such as the next-generation Office, natural interfaces, and search. And, he will still obsess and strategize about how to defeat Google.
I have been covering Microsoft and Bill Gates for the last 25 years, and I've had a few … Read more
Daniel Lyons, the creator of Fake Steve Jobs, is taking his show on the road.
Fake Steve himself confirms that some sort of hiatus is planned for the next several months, alluding to the recent "concern" over his health in unfurling a plan to spend several months recharging his irreplaceable internal battery on an island in the South Pacific.
Maybe it's our particular infatuation with Apple and its mercurial co-founder, or maybe it's simply a by-product of the times we live in, where seemingly nothing is out of bounds for public discussion. Whatever the reason, I surely can't be the only person reacting to the "Is Steve having a cancer relapse" rumor with a fix of frustration and disgust.
Truth be told, I did wonder whether Jobs had suffered a relapse when I saw his interview with CNBC yesterday. He looked thin, even gaunt. But last time I checked, neither Apple nor its CEO … Read more
Live blog: Steve Jobs at WWDC 2008 http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-9960064-37.html
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Turns out most of the rumors were true as CEO Steve Jobs held center stage at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. CNET Reviews' Bonnie Cha offers her initial take on the product announcements that so dominated Monday's tech coverage.
And speaking of "Stevenote," one casualty--again--was Twitter. The increasingly spotty service was, well, spotty. But Twitterholics, don't despair. Webware's Rafe Needleman offers a couple of workarounds.
Before … Read more