Apple’s EcoSystem

Tomorrow, the world is expecting Apple, Inc. to revolutionize the world, once again.  It’s revolutionized the world several times: personal computing, the iPod, the iPhone, and hopefully, tomorrow — the iTablet (or something along those lines).  However, we must realize that all these hardware devices have fairly dependent ties to iTunes for content and that … Continue reading “Apple’s EcoSystem”

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Tomorrow, the world is expecting Apple, Inc. to revolutionize the world, once again.  It’s revolutionized the world several times: personal computing, the iPod, the iPhone, and hopefully, tomorrow — the iTablet (or something along those lines).  However, we must realize that all these hardware devices have fairly dependent ties to iTunes for content and that is a revolutionary product, itself — though it needs some tuning.  That’s why the game-changer is not just some kind of Tablet.  I’m expecting an update to iTunes.  Maybe, iTunes.com or something in the cloud.  We have heard many times that Apple is building a massive data center.  We already have MobileMe in the cloud, what’s the next logical step? Continue reading “Apple’s EcoSystem”

Techspansion Closes; Discontinues VisualHub & AudialHub

 Techspansion announces it’s “closing its virtual doors.” According to the developer…”VisualHub, AudialHub, and iSquint have been discontinued. The Support Forum and Support E-mail will be available for a while longer to take care of any remaining issues for you. If you have VisualHub or AudialHub, here are directions on how to back them up for … Continue reading “Techspansion Closes; Discontinues VisualHub & AudialHub”

Techspansion Logo Techspansion announces it’s “closing its virtual doors.” According to the developer…”VisualHub, AudialHub, and iSquint have been discontinued. The Support Forum and Support E-mail will be available for a while longer to take care of any remaining issues for you. If you have VisualHub or AudialHub, here are directions on how to back them up for safe keeping: How to Back Up VisualHub and AudialHub. Thanks for all your support. It’s been a fun ride.”It’s sad to seem them close, as I just bought their products, AudialHub and VisualHub, which, in my opinion, are the BEST video and audio converters for the Mac platform. iSquint is Free, and converts many files for iPod, quickly and easily. You might still be able to download them via MacUpdateiSquint ; AudialHub ; VisualHub.Perhaps another development company will purchase the source code and further develop these fine programs for future releases of OS X. Fairwell Techspansion, thanks for the encoding memories!VisualHub LogoAudialHub Logo VisualHub ScreenshotAudialHub ScreenshotTo learn more about technology, photography, video, design, web, Mac software, OS X tips and tricks, listen to podcasts and watch video screencast tutorials, visit VizualClassroom.com, a new website by Vizual Graphix.

Apple’s Revenue Streams

Apple has multiple revenue streams.  The items that are most often noted are: Macs, iPods, and iPhones.  However, there are other things that contribute to Apple’s bottom line.  The diagram below gives an overview: [Blue = hardware; Orange = software/services]

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Apple has multiple revenue streams.  The items that are most often noted are: Macs, iPods, and iPhones.  However, there are other things that contribute to Apple’s bottom line.  The diagram below gives an overview:

Apple Revenue Streams

[Blue = hardware; Orange = software/services]

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