August 24, 2011

Special: Steve Jobs Steps Down as Apple CEO

A number of sources, including an Apple press release have stated that Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO, and the Board has named Tim Cook (Apple’s COO), as the company’s new CEO. He won’t be completely gone from day to day operations, though—Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board…

August 23, 2011

News: Starbucks Pick of the Week Expands Today

Here’s one for the many people who are always looking for a deal—Starbucks is expanding its Pick of the Week program, which we first heard about last week. Today was the first day, and thanks to the free cards with redeem-through-iTunes codes, you can get a copy of Shazam Encore, a $5.99 app, for free…

News: The New SchwarzTech

Generally, we try to report more on others than ourselves, but sometimes things are worth mentioning. In this case, we’re pleased to announce the latest version of SchwarzTech. Just about everything is the same, but we’ve cleaned up the code quite a bit, changed the layout to a simpler, two-column format, and a few other changes to make things our own…

Article: The HP TouchPad…and Baseball?

After watching all the news unfold over the weekend about the HP TouchPad’s discontinuation, its firesale, and the aftermath, I don’t entirely know why I’m disappointed. After all, it is an Apple competitor and was run out of the market by our favorite fruit-named tech company. Still, I think that I share the same regret most of the tech press shared—it was a pretty good product, with a lot of potential, and we wanted some good competition on the tablet front…

August 18, 2011

News: Major Changes at HP, TouchPad Dead

Just days after Google announced it was buying Motorola Mobility, Hewlett Packard announced it was going to discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. The TouchPad was released in June, so this pretty much can be read as HP giving up in the mobile space…