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Apple’s On Fire – Latest & Greatest from Cupertino

I wish I had time to go into all that’s happening with Apple this week, but here are the highlights: they’re changing their name from Apple Computer just to Apple. Woz (Steve Wozniak) thinks it’s a smart move, according to Bloomberg. Nobody but stockholders ever see the “Computer” part these days anyway.

The “Month of Apple Bugs” is rolling along… and people are tracking the security aspects and posting fixes as well.

Apple TV, the next new new thing in file sharing and TV has arrived. It’s like the iPod on TV. Also Apple came to an agreement with Paramount Pictures to sell movies on iTunes, which sounds like a cool deal. That will be the vehicle to transfer files from online to the TV.

And finally, the long-awaited iPhone has surfaced and everybody wants one. Here’s one comparison with other smart phones. Unfortunately for Apple, there was another iPhone in 1999, made by InfoGear and bought by Cisco. Supposedly Apple has been trying to get usage of the name for a long time although Cisco held the Trademark for 6 years. They’re still negotiating but there is a lawsuit involved now as well. We’ll see how it all comes out.