— President Barack Obama
— President Barack Obama
According to the latest daily statement from the U.S. Treasury, the government had an operating cash balance of $73.8 billion at the end of the day yesterday.
Apple’s last earnings report (PDF here) showed that the company had $76.2 billion in cash and marketable securities at the end of June.
In other words, the world’s largest tech company has more cash than the world’s largest sovereign government.
The U.S. government should start making iPads. Too bad they’re made in China.
Conan O’Brien Editors: Apple Final Cut Pro X Is Easy To Use
Apparently the iPhone’s alarm doesn’t update for daylight savings time, even though the iPhone’s clock does. So make sure to adjust your alarm or you’ll be late for work Monday if you use an iPhone as an alarm.
Thanks Apple… One of the features I used most on my phone, double-tap home button customization, is no longer possible. So now I can’t just double-tap the home button to open the camera to take a photo.
Two questions I am often asked:
- How far in advance do you work?
- How quickly can you publish a comic on a current event?
Today I will indirectly answer both questions by talking about something else entirely. I assume you’ve all been following the story of the Apple engineer who left a prototype 4G iPhone at a beer garden. I found this story too delicious to resist, but I worried that the story would become stale before my comics would work through the pipeline. I think the soonest I can get something published is in about a month, perhaps a bit sooner, but I’ve never tested it.
I drew two comics while considering my options. In the end, I thought it wasn’t worth the extra friction to push them to the front of the line. And it would be June 18th before they ran in their normal position, which seemed too far in the future. So here now, exclusively for you blog readers, the totally unfinished first drafts of those comics. You will never see these in newspapers.
Take a moment to marvel at the fact that I didn’t need to add anything to the story as it has been told in the media. All it really needed was Wally. I don’t think any of us will ever know what really happened. I based the comic on the media’s speculation of events. Remember that I’m in the parody business and not the truth business.
via Scott Adams
Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB 2009-06-08 Original Price: $199 Stock value Today: $374.66
The only Apple product I have ever purchased was my iPhone. I could have had ~187% return on my investment if I had purchased Apple stock instead.
I wish I knew which stock right now is the stock I’ll be kicking myself for not buying 10 years from now.
Gizmodo to return Apple’s Next Gen iPhone after Apple asks for it back.
I wonder if this was just a publicity stunt.
I bet it’ll be confusing in Boston area stores when someone asks for an iPad since they pronounce pad and pod pretty much the same way.
and he sent me a list of dumb shit people wrote on their APUSH exams
it’s kind of...