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Is Tim Cook really Steve Ballmer 2.0? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy, Ep. 62)

Top 10 Free Business Plan Templates For Small Businesses

If you are struggling to transform your startup ideas into action than it’s a wonderful thought to start an entrepreneurial career. All you need to …

Small Business

The 5 biggest takeaways from Apple’s biggest quarter ever

Apple reported record revenue during its earnings call Tuesday, but Tim Cook almost sounded like he was channeling <i>Game of Thrones</i> characters. He didn’t actually say “winter is coming,” but he might as well have.<p>Revenue is high for now, but iPhone sales are slowing down, the iPad continues to …

This is Tim: Apple's CEO on Q1 2016

This is Tim on Apple's monster 2015 holiday quarter and the turbulent world overseas.<i>Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke with analysts during the company's Q1</i> …

How Apple’s super-secret Industrial Design team really works

<i>This feature is adapted from my book,</i> Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products. <i>It offers a rare look inside one of Apple’s most secretive institutions: the Industrial Design studio.</i><p>Where do Apple’s great products come from?<p>For the last 18 years — since Steve Jobs returned to the …

Product Design

Python's objects and classes — a visual guide

Python developers love to say that “everything is an object.” And indeed, when I teach Python classes, I say this several times, and many people nod …

10 Eye-Catching Metro Stations Worth a Stop

Stepping into this Stockholm station is like stepping into a very elaborate cave. The only place where all three of Stockholm’s metro lines meet, …

Trains

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

Management

Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs, personal life, Apple Car, & more on ‘Late Show’ with Stephen Colbert [Video]

As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared on Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight following his surprise appearance at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store yesterday. During the 10-minute discussion on the show, Cook and Colbert touched on a variety of topics, including the new iPhone 6s, Steve Jobs, …

Jony Ive-designed Apple company store at 1 Infinite Loop re-opens Saturday, possibly with big changes

The Apple Company Store on its 1 Infinite Loop campus, which closed for major refurbishment back in June, will re-open at 10am on Saturday – the same day its first Belgium store opens. Apple announced the Grand Reopening on its retail site.<p>With Jony Ive now having responsibility for all aspects of …

Swift Programming 101: Generics-A Practical Guide

<i>If you have read Apple's documentation on Generics and were left wondering how you could use this technology in your own projects, this post is for you! You will learn how to take full advantage of generics in your every-day code as well as how to avoid the constant type-casting that usually</i> …

Review: 5 inexpensive pocketable Bluetooth speakers from Omaker, Koss, Boombot and Mpow

We’ve long held that the extra cost of high end Bluetooth speakers from Bose, Ultimate Ears, JBL and Cambridge Audio Minx (all pictured above top row) were well worth the extra money even at prices up near $200 and beyond. But the fact is that not everyone wants to spend a lot of money on a …

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

The Reviews Are In For The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (Roundup)

- Sep 17, 2014<p>The embargo on reviews for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been lifted, and reviews are flooding in from around the Internet, The …