Tim Cook is known for being a softer, gentler CEO for Apple than his predecessor, Steve Jobs. The latter has donated significantly to various charities, speaks openly about attempts to work with suppliers in other countries to create safe environments for workers. Cook also recently wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, asking the Senate to support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, and called on the House of Representatives to bring it to the floor for the vote.
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Last Friday, we discovered that popular survey company J.D. Powers ranked Samsung number one in overall satisfaction for its 2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction survey. While that alone may not seem like a big deal, the confusion was in the fact that Apple out-ranked Samsung in all but one category. How J.D. Powers came to the conclusion that Samsung was better than Apple in customer satisfaction was a mystery.
We all presumed that J.D. Powers would come out with some sort of official announcement that the numbers were calculated incorrectly and that Apple, did take first place in overall satisfaction. Instead, 9to5Mac received word from the company’s survey manager, Kirk Powers, who stood by the numbers and offered a somewhat vague explanation as to why Samsung’s numbers were higher than Apples.
Shortly after Apple unveiled the iPad Air, T-Mobile held a press conference on Twitter where the company announced their “Tablets Un-Leashed” campaign that promised no money down and 200 MB of 4G LTE data for as long as they owned their device. One tweet about the campaign promised “no strings attached, no commitments, no 2yr service contracts.” The day the iPad Air went on sale, new T-Mobile customers were disappointed to discover that “free,” in this case, means paying a monthly fee.
Apple likes to brag about how many devices were sold during opening weekend. They usually have a well-written press release with the sales numbers, first thing Monday morning. However, the company has yet to produce such a press release this time around. Either Apple is embarrassed by low sales of the new iPad Air, or they have decided to wait until the iPad mini launches later this month to give us the low down. It is more likely the latter, especially since numerous app analytics firms have reported that iPad Air sales are approximately five times higher than the fourth-generation iPad during opening weekend.
Welcome to another edition of our weekly tips, tricks, and general advice column. Apple does not give out a 500-page user guide with products. They prefer that we explore our device and get to know it by trying things out. If you need a user manual, you can download one, but the read might be a little boring. That’s why we are here.
Each week, we offer a little insight into ways you can use your iPad to its fullest potential. Last week, we told you how to make a Photo Book in iPhoto, a new feature recently added to the app and only available on iOS 7.
Another Monday has come and another week of new apps and games has, too. Each Week, Apple spotlights a handful of apps and games that the editors believe are worthy of special attention. Last week, as a nod to the Halloween holiday, Apple spotlighted Dead Trigger 2 as the Editor’s Choice.
This week, Apple spotlights a weight loss app that might be easier to swallow than any diet pill invented so far. If you are dreading the inevitable winter weight, there is hope.
Groupon has been the most popular one-day sale sight since it’s early days in 2008. The company has grown from a tiny startup to a huge online marketplace with local discounts, getaway trips, and online deals in just five short years. To celebrate their anniversary, the company has completely redesigned its website and app with lots of great new features to make finding the best deal easier than ever. Read More »
Every time Apple puts out an iPad, tech site iFixit rips it open and shows us its guts. It is a wonderful sight to see. If you have always wondered what makes your Apple tablet tick, iFixit makes it possible for you to see every screw that keeps it together without you having to destroy your $500 tablet.
Did Samsung Tablets Really Outscore the iPad in J.D. Powers Customer Satisfaction Survey? Sure Doesn’t Look Like it
J.D. Powers recently released its 2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Survey. The headline reads, “Samsung Ranks Highest in Owner Satisfaction with Tablet Devices.” O.K. so, based on that headline alone, Samsung outscored Apple in the survey. Why then, when you look at the J.D. Powers Tablet Ratings chart does Apple beat Samsung in all but two categories for customer ratings (one of the categories was a tie)? We are confused.
Welcome back to another installment of our classic games column. Each week, we search the App Store to find old games we love that have been ported to iOS. We aren’t exclusive to the classics though. Any game that reminds us of our childhood, even if it came out last week, will get a nod in Flashback Friday. Last week, we told you about the announcement that classic Amiga Games will be coming to iOS in the very near future.
This week, we are spotlighting a game that was part of the Breakout craze of the mid 1980s. ARKANOID proved that simple casual games can be just as story driven as game book adventures.