Valleywag is reporting that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is undergoing surgery at Stanford Hospital on Monday.
The report did not explain what type of surgery Jobs might be having. It cited a secondhand account passed along from a employee at Stanford.
Jobs is currently on medical leave from Apple while he recuperates from health problems that have caused him to lose significant weight over the last year.
Bloomberg reported two weeks ago that Jobs was considering a liver transplant. A Stanford Hospital representative would only say that "due to federal patient privacy laws, we're unable to provide any … Read more
CNET News' Maggie Reardon on the lukewarm consumer reaction to the Blackberry Storm--and this despite a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to promote its debut.Listen now: Download today's podcast
Jobs' genius is not that he creates cutting-edge technology. Instead, he and others at Apple take advantage of the innovative technology around them by creating products that delight people by their elegance and, in some cases, seeming simplicity.
Apple didn't invent … Read more
Sun leen fai lok! For all you non-Chinese speakers out there, that's "Happy New Year" in Chinese--go hug something yellow. We kick off the Year of the Ox with a ban on Jeff's Engrish impressions and cruise through a few No Duh stories from the Internet. Turns out alcohol has a hand in unwanted sex and gamers are antisocial!? Whodathunk?
To celebrate the Chinese lunar Year of the Ox, Wilson and I pull Jeff through another show. Ohhhhh. Just kidding, we give Jeff a hall pass and explain a few things about the new year customs. … Read more
At least one analyst thinks Apple has new iMacs on tap but is mulling whether to include two cores or four.
Shaw Wu of Kaufman Brothers put out a research note Monday saying his latest run through Apple's supply-chain vendors indicates that new iMacs will be out sometime before March, or at most before June. It's been awhile since Apple tweaked the iMac in any substantial way, dating back to September 2007.
The changes this time around would mostly be under the hood: Wu believes Apple is debating whether to use Intel's dual-core processors or newer quad-core … Read more
The latest version of Apple's iLife--shown off at Macworld earlier this month--will ship Tuesday.
The new software comes with updates to iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand that Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller detailed during Macworld. For example, you will now be able to sort photos by the faces of your subjects in iPhoto and take $4.99 lessons from famous musicians in GarageBand.
iLife '09 will be bundled with all Macs starting Tuesday and will cost $79 if you're planning to upgrade from an earlier version. If you bought a Mac after the new version was announced on … Read more
I've been on the phone with several iPhone application developers this week and the common thread has been that all are excited about the success of the iPhone App Store. But one of the developers wanted to point out that one of his applications that's been around since the beginning, but hadn't seen much exposure yet. After checking it out, I decided to include it in this weeks post.
This week's applications include a free photo-driven social-networking application and a game that plays like a classic stand-up arcade game from the past.
Apple has reached a $22.5 million settlement agreement in the class action iPod Nano scratch lawsuit and potential claimants began receiving settlement notices this week, according to the plaintiffs attorney.
The lawsuit, filed in October 2005 in a California Superior Court in Los Angeles County, alleges Apple's iPod Nano is prone to scratches and its alleged defects were not disclosed by the company.
A $22.5 million cash settlement agreement was reached in late October and a court has preliminarily approved the agreement, said the plaintiffs attorney. But it wasn't until this week that notices of the … Read more
2K Sports is known for its action-filled titles, but next week it will be making its foray into the statistics side of sports. MLB Front Office will be released, starring Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A's. CNET News' Daniel Terdiman got a sneak peek and says it's unlike any sports video game he's ever played. He stops by to tell us about it.
Also in today's podcast: Intel's chairman calls it a career, Forbes releases its list of the most wired cities in America, the Facebook/MySpace debate goes on, and we look … Read more