HP buys Palm for $1.2B

HP decided it wanted to be a player in the mobile handheld space, and they made a smart acquisition. From the Press Release: Palm’s current chairman and CEO, Jon Rubinstein, is expected to remain with the company. I bet he sticks around about 3 months.

iPad users targeted by hackers

You would think with a headline like that (courtesy of the Telegraph in the UK) that the iPad has somehow been compromised. Think again: Security experts have warned that Apple iPad users are being targeted by cyber criminals. Hackers are trying to dupe iPad owners in to downloading a fake iTunes update on their Windows … Read more…

Jason Chen’s computers seized

Last Friday night, California’s Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen’s home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers. They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant to remove these computers was invalid … Read more…

Should I have bought that Apple product?

Awesome spreadsheet from Kyle Conroy that shows what you could have earned if you purchased Apple stock instead of an Apple product when that product was released. In 1997 I purchased a G3/266 Minitower. Had I bought Apple stock with that same $3000 at that time, that stock would now be worth $173,980.73. Enough to … Read more…

Will they? Won’t they? Wi-Fi Sync for iPod/iPad

Great looking app that allows for exactly what the title says: Wi-Fi sync from your computer to your iPad/iPod. Of course, this app still needs to make it through Apple’s approval process. So, I wouldn’t get too excited for it. Still, maybe the publicity of having this app out in the wild will apply pressure … Read more…