• Today in Apple history: IBM and Apple shake and make up

    October 2, 1991: As the Cold War comes to an end, hell freezes over a second time as Apple and IBM agree to put aside their differences. Having been bitter rivals for the past decade, the two tech giants host a press conference at the Fairmont hotel in San Francisco to unveil their new partnership. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

  • Today in Apple history: Apple battles Eminem in court

    September 24, 2009: Apple lawyers head to court to defend the company against rapper Eminem’s music publisher, Eight Mile Style. The lawsuit alleges that Apple unlawfully sold 93 of Eminem’s songs on the iTunes Music Store. This is the second time Apple finds itself on the opposite side of a courtroom from the Detroit rapper. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

  • Today in Apple history: Apple's own code spills details about iPhone 4s

    October 1, 2011: Just days before it is to be publicly unveiled, the name of the iPhone 4s is revealed online. The latest iTunes beta inadvertently spills the beans on the new name. The code also reveals that Apple’s new handset will come in black and white color options. iPhone 4s leaks The iPhone 4s […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

  • Today in Apple history: CEO Michael Spindler denies Apple is a 'lame duck'

    October 3, 1994: Apple CEO Michael Spindler reassures the world that Apple “is not a lame-duck company.” Why would anyone suspect that it is? The answer lies in Apple’s collapsing Mac sales, massive layoffs and a $188 million quarterly loss. At 15 months into his stint as CEO, Spindler wants to reassure everyone that the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

  • Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs reports Apple's $161 million loss

    September 26, 1997: In one of his first tasks after returning to Apple as interim CEO, Steve Jobs reveals the company’s massive quarterly loss of $161 million. Giving investors the bad news is miserable, but things are about to change dramatically for Cupertino. Apple’s biggest loss isn’t quite as bad as it seems For one thing, […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

  • Today in Apple history: Logic Pro 7 shows Apple is still serious about creatives

    September 29, 2004: Apple debuts Logic Pro 7, its professional music creation and audio production software. The update brings new tools and a streamlined interface in line with other Apple software. Coming off the success of the iPod and iTunes Music Store, the Logic Pro 7 launch — alongside its stripped-down sibling, Logic Express 7 […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

  • Today in Apple history: Siri debuts on iPhone 4s

    October 4, 2011: With the unveiling of the iPhone 4s, Apple introduces the world to Siri. A groundbreaking example of artificial intelligence in action, Siri’s debut fulfills a long-term dream at Apple. The company first predicted such a feature in the 1980s — with the Siri launch coming at almost the exact month Apple envisioned. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

  • Putin’s mobilization draws on wrong war history

    Vladimir Putin’s mobilization of 300,000 additional Russian soldiers to fight in Ukraine has gotten off to a rocky start. Nominally aimed at calling up reserve forces with prior combat experience, early reports suggest a broader dragnet and widespread resistance against the call-up. Recruitment offices have been torched, protests against the action have dotted Russian cities, […]

  • Today in Apple history: Macs get that iSyncing feeling

    September 30, 2002: Apple introduces iSync, a tool that lets Mac users synchronize their address books and calendars with their cellphones, iPods and Palm OS-compatible handheld organizers via Bluetooth. It represents a big leap forward in the ability of computers and mobile devices to talk with one another. And it hints at some of Apple’s later […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

  • Today in Apple history: 'Here's to the crazy ones' who 'think different'

    September 28, 1997: Apple debuts its iconic “Think Different” television commercial, aligning the troubled computer company with some of history’s most celebrated freethinking rebels. The most famous tagline in Apple history, “Think Different” doesn’t just articulate how Cupertino differs from its competitors. It also highlights how Apple, under the leadership of CEO Steve Jobs, will […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

  • Praying for history: thoughts from a fan headed to today’s game

    Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images When I bought these tickets, history wasn’t even on my mind. Now, it’s all I can think about. Six years ago in August, I decided that I wanted to get one more Yankee game in that summer before heading back to college for the start of my junior year. Looking at my calendar, I saw that there was only one day where I was free that the team was in the Bronx: August 12th. I bought the tickets, eager to see the Yankees take on the...

  • Apple Music Today will explore a song's history every day

    Apple celebrated 100 million songs in Apple Music on Monday, and to help discovery, has launched a new Apple Music Today series.Apple Music TodayApple highlighted its human curation in Apple Music that powers its recommendation algorithms. The company believes a human touch is more important than ever to connect artists and fans.