Apple promotes Eddy Cue to SVP of Internet Software and Services

Apple promoted Eddy to the “i-Man”

Tim Cook have just promoted Eddy Cue to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. Eddy Cue is no newbie, he is the key man for iTunes, App Store and iBookstore. These few products are very successful and I feel is the key to the success of iPhone and iPad.

So what’s new for him as SVP of Internet Software and Service? iCloud and iAds. Both of the 2 services are fairly new, and haven’t really taken off. I’m sure this 2 services are also the key services that Apple will be focusing on for the next few years.

Here a email from Tim Cook to Apple’s employee obtained by 9to5mac:

Dear team,

It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of Eddy Cue to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. Eddy will report to me and will serve on Apple’s executive management team. Eddy oversees Apple’s industry-leading content stores including the iTunes Store, the revolutionary App Store and the iBookstore, as well as iAd and Apple’s innovative iCloud services. He is a 22-year Apple veteran and leads a large organization of amazing people. He played a major role in creating the Apple online store in 1998, the iTunes Music Store in 2003 and the App Store in 2008.

Apple is a company and culture unlike any other in the world and leaders like Eddy get that. Apple is in their blood. Eddy and the entire executive management team are dedicated to making the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do. Please join me in congratulating Eddy on this significant and well-deserved promotion. I have worked with Eddy for many years and look forward to working with him even closer in the future.

Tim

 

 

 


Apple Flagship store opening up in Hong Kong soon!

Apple Store opening up in Hong Kong!

It is no longer a secret! Apple is really opening up their Flagship store in Hong Kong! Before this flagship store, people can only buy Apple products via Apple’s Premium resellers, but not for long. They can finally buy directly from Apple. Although the price and products will not differ from any reseller.

It is rumored that the store will open up on 24th September.

How about Singapore?

To be honest, I’m jealous. How come we Singaporean are still not getting any Apple flagship store? If you remember in one of my previous blog post. Singapore is in the top 10 Mac Countries, and we are the Top Mac country in Asia! Of course, people will talk about population, yes, ok I understand. Come on, bring Apple Store to Singapore ok?

 


Piolo iPhone 4 Stand Give Aways (Winners)

Piolo iPhone 4 Stand Winner

Hi All, as promised, we have selected the winners. So how do I go about selecting the winners? Yes, I have used the same method.

  1. Consolidate the list according to what colour you all wanted
  2. Rank the number according to when you posted comment/like on UsingApple’s Facebook Fan Page
  3. Generate Random number via Random.org and pick the winner
  4. Due to no one actually wanted Pink Piolo Stand, so I put everyone in the list excluding those who won Blue and Yellow Stand. (Yes, everyone stand a chance to win if you commented/Liked)

Ok, So the winners are:

Blue:  Teo Wen Hao
Yellow: Han Boon Wee
Pink: Han LowJumper Zhong Liang
I will contact them asap for their address and will send out the stands to them! 🙂 You can check out how I select them with the screen shots below:


Play game on Apple TV via iPad and use iPhone as controller! [Video]

Play games on Apple TV via iPad with iPhone controller

Joypad is very interesting app, with this app, you will be able to play iPad games on your TV via AppleTV and use your iPhone as controller! In other words, it will treat your iPad as a “console” and stream the game from iPad to AppleTV and uses your iPhone as controller.

Very cool right? It uses their special SDK and is able to stream gameplay to AppleTV via Airplay. iPhone is connected to iPad via Bluetooth, thus you will be able to as controller. But the amount of games support this SDK is quite limited. You can see the list of supported games here.

You will be able to download Joypad here.


Is this iPhone 5? [Rumors]

Is this iPhone 5?

Apple’s latest Photo Stream Beta might accidentally leaked the new iPhone’s design. Look below and you will see an instruction for Apple’s Photo Stream, but look closely at the iPhone icon. It is not iPhone 4’s design, nor any previous iPhone design.

 

Looks like something that we have seen before?

I’m not sure if you have notice, but don’t it look very similar to thisismynext’s design concept for the next iPhone? I didn’t believe Apple’s next iPhone design will look like what thisismynext drawn out, but with this icon. It seems like the design is really close to what they have.

 

Apple’s Design grows on you

Nevertheless, let’s wait patiently for Apple’s keynote, and see what does then next iPhone looks like. I’m very confident Apple’s design will grow on you. I used to think iPhone 4’s design look weird, but after using it for a few months. iPhone 3GS’s design look very kiddy to me, where as iPhone 4 looks very solid and professional.

 

 


Hitler’s comment to Apple losing another iPhone Prototype in Bar [Video]

Seriously Apple or Seriously Media? It is abit hard to believe! CNet reported that Apple might have lost yet another iPhone prototype in a bar in San Francisco! It is too hard for me to believe, as I’m sure after the previous incident, Apple should be having alot of precaution.

According to CNet:

A day or two after the phone was lost at San Francisco’s Cava 22, which describes itself as a “tequila lounge” that also serves lime-marinated shrimp ceviche, Apple representatives contacted San Francisco police, saying the device was priceless and the company was desperate to secure its safe return, the source said. Still unclear are details about the device, what version of the iOS it was running, and what it looks like.

Apple electronically traced the phone to a two-floor, single-family home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, according to the source.

When San Francisco police and Apple’s investigators visited the house, they spoke with a man in his twenties who acknowledged being at Cava 22 on the night the device went missing. But he denied knowing anything about the phone. The man gave police permission to search the house, and they found nothing, the source said.

Anyway, let’s hear out Hitler’s view on Apple losing another iPhone Prototype:


Steve Jobs Life in Animation [Video]

 

 

 

Next Media Animation created a new video dedicated to Steve Jobs, summaring his life and his career in 2 minutes worth of animation. Although as usual, Next Media have their own take of what happened and made the animation overly exaggerated. but they have their humor.

Steve Job’s Life in Animation

In the animation, Steve Jobs took LSD and attained spiritual enlightenment. Together with Steve Wozniak they came out with their own product Macintosh and setup their own company called Apple.  But things did not went well with him, Steve Jobs was bounced out of his own company by John Sculley, who was hired by himself from Pepsi.

Pixar and Toy Story

Steve Jobs is not someone who gave up, he started up a new animation company Pixar and produced ‘Toy Story’ and was a great hit in film industry. Disney then bought Pixar up and this made Steve Jobs the single largest shareholder of Disney till today. Steve Jobs later was setup a new company which was bought up by Apple, in the end pushed him to be the new CEO of Apple.

Post-PC Era created single handily by Steve Jobs

That’s when Steve Jobs lead Apple to produced iMac, iPod, iPhone then iPad. Now Apple is the leading IT company around in terms of innovations, and Steve Jobs retired as CEO.

Check out their new Animation on Steve Jobs’s Life and Career


Piolo iPhone 4 Stand Give Away (Singapore)

Remember Piolo? Piolo is an iPhone 4 stand which you can use to prop up your iPhone in landscape and also portrait. This is especially useful when you are on a plane or at your desk and tries to watch a movie.

Piolo guys has been very kind, and they have sent to us to review. So first look of Piolo iPhone 4 stand that it is very light and easy to bring around with. It don’t use up much space, so it won’t be a problem bring it around. But one issue that I encounter is that Piolo fit to your iPhone 4 so well that, if you are using a case for your iPhone, you don’t support it that well. It is kind of the down side, but every other thing works very well.

Giveaways! 3 of them!

Of course we will be giving it out the remaining 3 unopened Piolo iPhone 4 Stand to readers staying in Singapore! Just like our UsingApple Facebook Fan Page, and leave a comment to us which colour you want. We have Pink, Blue and Yellow to be chosen. We will select the winners on 4th of September 2011, winners will be notified via Facebook.


Ran 21km to create this Apple logo in Japan

 

This is very cool, media producer and marathon runner Joseph Tame ran 21km in Japan in order to create this Apple logo track with his iPhone. Of course this is not his first time doing runs like this, but this run is specially for Steve Jobs who recently quit as CEO of Apple.

He said:

It’s for this that I’d like to personally show my appreciation to Steve for his vision and leadership, which has made a direct positive impact upon my life.

This morning’s run, which spanned central Tokyo, took me first down the western side of the Imperial Palace, across to Roppongi, through Omotesando, then up to Shinjuku. The leaf is in Kagurazaka, and the start/finish point just by the entrance to Yasukuni Shrine.

Let’s hope that Steve Jobs’ health will get better, we really wish to see more of him.

 


Apple is selling more per square foot than anyone in US

Apple is now selling more per square foot than any other companies in United States. Yes, they are selling more than Tiffany & Co, Coach and Best Buy. This is something no one can imagine!

Most analyst don’t think Apple Store will survive when it first launched. Most of them thinks that Tech Company who sell hardwares like Mac and Macbook will not be able survive, looking at Gateway and HP past experience. But as usual Steve Jobs proved everybody wrong again. He’s stores are selling more than anyone else in US, and they are still growing!

 

 


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