Let's begin with what Cook said.In my view, the tablet and the PC are different. You can do things with a tablet if you aren't encumbered by the legacy of a PC -- if you view it as different. If you say this is another PC, all of a sudden you're pulling all of the leadweight of the PC market and you wind up with … Read more
Let's make the iPhone in the good ol' U. S. of A. Who's with me?
There are few Americans who don't like the idea of an all-American iPhone, iPad or MacBook. "Designed in California," sure -- but why not made there, too?
During the D: All Things Digital conference this week, Apple chief executive Tim Cook suggested that he wanted his celebrated tech company to make more components, and perhaps assemble them, here in the U.S.
But it's not that easy.
Cook knows it. As a longtime operations guy, there are probably few … Read more
It's time to rate your world on Google+ Local, double down on secrets and lose the hashbang:Google+ has teamed up with Zagat to add a new feature encouraging users to review local establishments. It's called Google+ Local, and even if you don't use Google+, you'll start to see these ratings pop up around Google search and maps.
Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some interesting comments at the D10 conference Tuesday. To summarize, Cook didn't say if Apple was working on a television set, he vowed that the company will "double down" on … Read more
When the CEO of Apple speaks, people's ears tend to perk up.
After all, Apple has been the dynamo of the digital world for some time now, setting the pace with products from iTunes up through the iPhone and iPad and, so rumor would have it, perhaps eventually a newfangled Apple TV. The company is also embroiled in fierce fights with heavyweights including Google and Samsung for the hearts, minds, and wallets of consumers.
Steve Jobs was a hard man to pin down, according to Tim Cook, his successor as Apple chief executive.
"He would flip on something so fast that you would forget that he was the one taking the 180 [degree], polar position on it the day before," Cook said this evening during an onstage interview at the D10 conference in Palos Verdes, Calif. (see video below). "It was an art; he would never know that he fought the opposite. I saw it daily."
But Cook also called this tendency a "gift," pointing out that "… Read more
In a live interview at the D10 conference tonight in Palos Verdes, Calif., Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked once again what it's like to fill Steve Jobs' shoes.
"Steve was a genius and a visionary, and I've never viewed that my role was to replace him," said Cook. "Steve was an original. I've never really felt the weight of trying to be Steve. It's not my goal in life. I am who I am. I am focused on that. On being a great CEO of Apple."
He was further asked with … Read more
Siri as we know her (or him in some places) is due for an upgrade in the coming months, Apple's chief executive teased tonight.
During a live interview at the D10 conference tonight in Palos Verdes, Calif., Cook was asked whether the company's voice assistant was up to the company's standards.
Cook replied by saying that customers "love it," but that there was more to be done, and that the company had "a lot of people working on this." He added that people will be "really pleased with some of the things … Read more
Apple CEO Tim Cook dodged a handful of questions about whether the company is at work on a TV set, while making the argument that it's still an activity Apple is trying to improve.
During a live interview at the D10 conference tonight in Palos Verdes, Calif., Cook was asked how the company was looking to "change television," a question he dodged.
"Very uncharacteristically of us, we're staying in the Apple TV business," Cook said, adding that Apple was "not a hobby kind of company."
Cook added, however, that Apple has already … Read more
If there were any doubts that Apple CEO Tim Cook was a stickler for secrecy -- and frankly there haven't been -- he put those to bed tonight.
During a live interview at the D10 conference, which kicked off tonight in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Cook was asked about whether Apple would be less secret under his leadership.
"We're going to double down on secrecy on products," he told interviewers Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. Cook was also asked about buying companies. "We buy companies. We don't like to make it public. It depends … Read more
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