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Apple CEO Tim Cook, traveling in India this week, started his trip with a visit to a famous temple in Mumbai on Wednesday before meeting with prominent businessmen and the heads of the major carriers in India at the Taj Mahal Hotel. According to local media reports, Cook will also have dinner with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and meet with local government officials, such as Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. Also on Cook's agenda are meetings in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Delhi during the five-day trip, including a meeting with the country's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Episode 62 of our weekly tech talk roundup, The MacNN Podcast, features a slight change in personnel -- Charles' voice was in no shape to record due to the seasonal attack of allergens as spring erupts, so Mike and Jordan from our soon-to-return Off Topic podcast stepped in to run the show this week. The two go over a wide range of topics, from Intel getting out of Atom to Epic getting out of big-budget games, to the mayor Cupertino getting out of the diplomacy business. All that and much more, plus App of the Week.
Time Magazine has again named Apple CEO Tim Cook to its list of the 100 most influential people, in the business-oriented category of "Titans." The short induction article is written by Apple Board of Directors member and Chairman/CEO of Walt Disney, Robert Iger, who said Cook is "committed to doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time and for the right reasons," and "a leader of great courage and character who demands excellence, upholds the highest ethical standards and routinely challenges the status quo."
We're back at it again, testing another printer to see how it stacks up against our expectations. Today, we're focusing on the small business or home office printing scene, by testing out a small but mighty printer that hopes to save users money without sacrificing performance: Brother HL-L6200DW, a wireless, monochrome laser printer. Check out our review to see what we thought!
A billion-dollar Apple data center in Ireland is currently on hold due to delays by the local environmental review board over concerns about the impact of the construction on local wildlife. Although the company received permission to build up to eight "data halls" or server buildings (approximately 263,000 square feet each) on the site, local residents registered concerns that the construction of the center will harm the local population of badgers, bats, and other animals. Local activists have called Apple's original environmental impact assessment (EIS) "inadequate," but the board (An Bord Pleanála) has been delaying a decision on the matter.
Apple is surely one of the most scrutinized companies in American business history, and that's only going to increase this year as it celebrates its fourth decade. We'll be marking the major milestones throughout 2016, but MacNN is also going through the whole 40 years to find the bigger picture by examining the smaller slices week by week -- and month by month.
Software is deeply personal and we form a connection with the tools that come to matter the most to us –– even if it's a $1 app. Every developer we're speaking to for this MacNN series has been chosen because we rate their products and because their software hasn't just got users, it has fans. It has evangelists. We're interested in how that bond forms, how developers create apps that matter, and how they then survive in a harsh market. Plus, each developer has been around for long enough that they've seen the changes in the software market, so they can give us their perspective on this rollercoaster business. This week, Keith Blount from Scrivener talked with us about the past, present, and future of app development, including some new details about Scrivener for iOS.
Despite missing the analyst consensus targets for both revenue and iPhone sales in Q1, as reported earlier Apple set all-time records in almost all areas of its business; it just didn't grow as much as Wall Street had anticipated, and the news about next quarter is genuinely tough, with a significant year-over-year drop in iPhone sales, the first for the company since it introduced the product nine years ago. Despite the various troubles Apple is dealing with even amidst record revenues, there were several bright spots that got overlooked, including an important milestone in the history of Apple: one billion active devices.
The business social media service has updated its iPhone app to LinkedIn 9.0.0, and even if you haven't ever used it, you already know exactly how it works. For this new update is a huge revamp that doubtlessly took the company a lot of work -- once they'd spent 10 minutes looking at Facebook. We all look at Facebook, but we don't make so many notes. Seriously: open the new LinkedIn app, and for a moment you'll think you've tapped on Facebook instead.
The technology industry is like every other business, but telescoped down: what took decades in the car trade took hours for computers. Consumer electronics are also a lot like show business, in how products must be launched and images must be produced. When things are going wrong, CEOs have to have great scripts to read from. With a bit of a holiday slow-down coming up, let us recommend some very good reading -- the best books about Apple, and the best about the technology world.