Reading the tea leaves on app sandboxing in OS X

What’s behind Apple’s decision to require sandboxing in OS X apps? It is not a far stretch to consider that this shift in approach might have a connection to Apple’s long-term plans to make iCloud the center of their strategy for the next decade.

Macworld | iWorld 2012 highlights for general Apple users

We’ve already talked about some key highlights from the Macworld | iWorld 2012 show, particularly from the prosumer and developer angles. But my focus here is on those products average Apple users might be interested in, for both Mac and iOS devices.

What Wall Street is saying about Apple’s record quarter

Apple’s record quarter is prompting a lot of analysts and Wall Street watchers to up their estimates for the stock’s performance. A slew of investor notes released Wednesday suggest few believe Apple’s fortunes have reached their apex. Investors seem to agree, as Apple’s stock opened strong.

Mac 101: Breathe new life into your Mac with a memory upgrade

Every time new Macs come along, people inevitably get the itch to upgrade. There are no new ones on the immediate horizon, but that new computer experience might be available for a lot less money, if your Mac is eligible for a simple, DIY memory upgrade.

Apple takes the semiconductor spending crown as mobiles trump PCs

Apple spent the most on semiconductors in 2011, beating out Samsung and HP to take the crown. HP dropped from the top spot, thanks to overall weakness in the PC market, while Apple soared upward on the rising tide of smartphones, tablets and the MacBook Air.

Does Apple owe anything to customers whose goods are stolen?

Is Apple responsible for thefts of its products that happen after a user takes possession? I’m inclined to answer with a resounding “no,” but that’s not how everyone feels, according to a recently concluded lawsuit by a Toronto-based lawyer.

Apple’s enterprise inroads extend to GE, local governments

Apple is making strides with enterprise customers, according to a lot of recent surveys, but how does that look on the ground? Two recent examples include a program that’s bringing Macs to corporate heavyweight General Electric, and the ongoing rollout of iPads among local governments.