Apple Admits Backdating; CFO Fred Anderson Resigns

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Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2006, 13:01
Category: Legal

Apple (AAPL) said late Thursday that stock options granted on 15 dates between 1997 and 2002 were apparently backdated, and though CEO Steve Jobs was aware of favorable grants, he didn’t benefit personally and “was unaware of the accounting implications.

“In addition, the company announced that Fred Anderson, who served as Apple’s CFO from 1996 to 2004, resigned from the company’s board, believing it is in “Apple’s best interests” that he go.

The :: Apple Owns Up to Backdating


PowerPage Podcast Episode 21 Available for Download

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Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2006, 12:35
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoPowerPage Podcast Episode 21 is now available for download from the iTunes Music Store. On this episode my co-hosts Rob Parker and Youngmoo Kim discuss:
1. iTV, What does it all mean?
2. GPS receivers, two new car and one bike (!) receiver previewed
3. New dot-Mac webmail
4. The remotes that we love to hate
You can subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes (AAC) or you can add the PowerPage Podcast RSS feed in a newsreader of your choice. You can also download the file directly (1:00:30, 28.13 MB, AAC).
A special thank you to The Tragically Hip for letting us use their music in the PowerPage podcast. Check out their first DVD/CD Box Set Hipeponymous.


Greek Apple Users Protest

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Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2006, 12:00
Category: News

As a huge fan of Greece I thought that the plight of the Greek Mac users deserved to be heard. This is a note I received from Dimitris Karakatsanis:

We live at Athens, Greece and we are Mac users.
We have an honestly dramatic situation in our country about the Apple products availability and paranoid behavior of the after sales service from the local Apple IMS.
I’m writing to you for the announcement of a protest site.
The has been created by Greek Macintosh users as an ultimate attempt to stimulate the interest of those who are responsible for the comic situation in our country.
We try to describe this situation in an easy-going though sarcastic manner, hoping that things might change and Apple takes the decisive step to create in our country the much desired Apple Greece or, even better, Apple Hellas! A company that will comply with the rules and standards that each Apple company worldwide complies with.


iOne Concept

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Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2006, 12:00
Category: Mock-Up

Say Hello to iOne (link 1, link 2)
Contributed by: Richard


Five Ways Apple Will Change TV: #2 Personal Content

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Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2006, 12:00
Category: Opinion

The previous article considered how Apple is pioneering delivery of on-demand commercial content, in particular music, movies and television programming. Apple also has investments in the production of that content, with pro software tools such as Final Cut Pro and Logic, as well as hardware engineered for audio and video production work, from the Mac Pro to the Xserve RAID.
Apple also builds production tools for a wider audience: the rest of us. Apple’s digital hub may have started with iTunes, but now it’s a suite that includes iMovie, GarageBand and iPhoto. Each is designed to catalog and polish personal content.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM


The Apple Core: Sony recalls notebook batteries

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Date: Thursday, October 5th, 2006, 12:25
Category: The Apple Core

apple-battery-250.jpgCNet’s Candace Lombardi reports that Sony is planning to announce a massive battery recall. Sony manufactures the rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries cells found in almost every major notebook computer sold today.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
The recall will encompass all possibly defective batteries, including those previously announced by manufacturers for specific notebook computers.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.