Apple CEO Tim Cook gave his first televised interview to "Rock Center with Brian WIlliams" and it aired yesterday evening. Cook covered controversial topics like the Apple Maps gaffe, Samsung litigation, Foxconn, and the lack of US manufacturing of Apple products. Additionally, Tim makes interesting comments about the future of television, an area where Apple now has "an intense interest," a definite upgrade from being called just a "hobby" by the company. Part 1 of the interview is above, and you'll find Part 2, along with the full transcript, after the break.
Speaking of marketing, watch every Apple commercial from 1977 to present day. There's about 485 commercials, which includes the famous Mac vs PC, the technicolored hipster iPod dance ads and, of course, the iconic 1984 Macintosh SuperBowl spot directed by Sir Ridley Scott. One of my favorites, the first iPhone ad 'Surprised' from 2007.
In the spirit of the holidays, Apple has debuted two new iPhone 5 ads: "Turkey" and "Orchestra." The Turkey ad showcases Shared Photo Streams, while Orchestra focuses on the noise cancellation features of the iPhone 5. Watch them here after the break.
Iconic electric guitar maker, Fender, has announced the new Squier Strat. It includes USB and iOS integration and is now available in the Apple Online Store for $199.95. The Squier Strat goes perfectly with music apps like GarageBand for iOS and also works with OS X. Check out some of the features, and a video, after the break.
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Alright guys, we need your help. Gear Live's flagship video show, Bleeding Edge TV, is up nominated in two categories in the 8th annual Podcast Awards. What's cool about that is that we never once asked for anyone to submit us for nominations, so you guys did this all on your own and we totally appreciate that! Now that we are in the running, though, we're asking for your assistance!
The two categories we're up for are the People's Choice Award, and Best Video Podcast. Voting is simple--just head over to the Podcast Awards page and choose Bleeding Edge TV in those two categories, and submit your ballot. You'll get an email confirmation link to confirm your vote, and when you click the link, you are done. If you do this once, you are awesome. You can vote once per day, and if you do that, we will love you forever.
If we end up winning here, we'll be running a major giveaway. We won't spoil the surprise (or generate false hope,) but it'll be good. Again, just head over to the Podcast Awards page and vote for Bleeding Edge TV in the People's Choice and Best Video Podcast categories! Wanna help more? Click here to share this on Twitter!
Amazon introduced the Kindle Paperwhite alongside the rest of the completely refreshed Kindle family at a special event on September 6, and some would argue that, despite three new Kindle Fire tablets being introduced, the star of the show was the Kindle Paperwhite. The Paperwhite takes the place as the top E Ink Kindle model. Avid readers still have an affinity towards E Ink displays, as they're much easier on the eyes than backlit tablets and smartphones. The problem with them is that they generally are unusable in the dark. Barnes & Noble solved that with its Nook Simple Reader with GloLight, and now Amazon has its own solution with the Kindle Paperwhite, which features a front-lit, touch-sensitive, E Ink display. Does it live up to the hype? Follow along in our unique take on a Kindle Paperwhite review to find out.
Theft of smartphones are on the rise, especially iPhones, and this latest crime was all caught on video. The YouTube video catches a dude eyeing a woman's smartphone. Then, as the train makes its stop, the thief waits a few seconds and, just as the train is about to leave, takes off with the victim's mobile device, leaving her high and dry as the train door rapidly closes. Even before the video went viral, the Hungary police identified the 28 year old thief and was arrested at his girlfriends apartment; and get this, it's not his first time. As a public reminder, we at Gear Live want to remind our readers to be hyper-aware of their surroundings. Shake up travel habits and practice the "out of sight, out of mind" method. Keep those expensive gadgets hidden. Oh, and those white cabled Apple headphones are a dead giveaway.
Apple is set to reveal the iPad mini to the world at this morning's iPad mini event, but it looks like the device may have been caught on camera shortly before Apple got started! Check out the video above from ETrade Supply. These are the same guys who leaked a video of the iPhone 5 design weeks before it was announced by Apple, and they were spot on. What do you think? Would Apple really remove the front camera on the iPad mini? Hit the video after the break to see for yourself.
Microsoft's marketing department couldn't keep a lock on these four Windows 8 promo videos that have turned up on YouTube. One of the ads shows off the Microsoft Surface tablet, set to be released on October 26th. Get to stepping and get your Windows geek on--we've got all four videos after the jump!