Finding your secret sauce to success with Betsy Rafael – GoDaddy Women in Tech series

“Everyone’s journey is different. Everyone’s skill set is different. Everyone’s secret sauce to success is different,” Betsy Rafael, GoDaddy Board Member and former Chief Accounting Officer Apple said at the GoDaddy Women in Tech speaker series. Rafeal shared her inspiring recipe about discovering your secret sauce through leadership, collaboration and mentoring.   While not everyone might … Read more

Peek into the next gen of Apple devices with 3D Touch

Content contribution from Tishin Donkersley The world has been patiently waiting for technology giant Apple to unveil new products, and they certainly did not disappoint. Tim Cook and his team unleashed a variety of updates to existing products like the Apple Watch, iPhone and Apple TV, and revealed a few new products like the iPad … Read more

Music, Multitasking and Time Travel – Apple #WWDC15 Wrap-Up

Co-written with Janelle Ong Today in San Francisco, Tim Cook and team kicked off Apple’s 26th Worldwide Developers Conference. They announced huge advancements in software including updates to their operating systems across all platforms and introduced the brand new Apple Music. Here’s the breakdown from the #AppleLive event.   OS X | El Capitan El … Read more

Apple goes gold with Watch and MacBook

Today in San Francisco, CA, Apple announced the release date of its anticipated Apple Watch for April 24th and a surprise bonus with the unveiling of a new MacBook. The electronics giant also announced a partnership with HBO NOW, MacBook Pro 13″ and Air getting retina display, updates to Carplay, Apple Pay, iOS 8.2, and revealed … Read more

Apple is coming back to AZ to build a $2B data center

In 2014, Valley communities faced a crushing blow when GTAT announced bankruptcy resulting in the loss of 700 jobs as well as the hopes of building sapphire for Apple products. However, after the sapphire fail, Apple has been trying to preserve jobs at the facilities, according to Dow Jones. Earlier today, Apple announced that they plan … Read more

ICE BlackBox app turns smartphones into a secure surveillance camera

Suspicious activity, domestic abuse, animal abuse, bullying and other illegal activities can now be captured on this new crime-fighting app. This app allows the user to stream real-time video to secure servers where it is saved and cannot be deleted by a perpetrator against the user’s will. The new ICE BlackBox app was developed by CEO … Read more

Apple to recover $439 million from GTAT in settlement

It’s settled, GT Advanced Technologies Inc has reached an agreement with Apple Inc. According to a statement from GT, they would be released from all exclusivity obligations under its various agreements with Apple. While GT will retain ownership of all production assets from Mesa, they will recover Apple $439 million pre-payment made to GT over … Read more

GTAT reaches “consensual accord” with Apple

The details have been sparse, but today we finally found out GT Advanced Technologies’ (GTAT) fate. GTAT’s attorney stated earlier today that the split is an ‘amicable parting of ways,’ and that the accord will save millions of dollars and solve most issues. Related: GTAT cuts hundreds of jobs from Arizona employees GTAT’s attorney also disclosed … Read more

GTAT cuts hundreds of jobs from Arizona employees

GTAT announced Thursday afternoon their plan to cut hundreds of jobs due to their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on October 6. Reports indicate that a total of 727 jobs will be cut in order to help keep the struggling company afloat. According to SFGate, the job cuts include 524 production workers, 108 technical positions, 70 … Read more

Thinner, faster, and plenty of pixels – Apple reveals new iPads and iMac Retina 5K

Tim Cook and crew unveiled updates to their iPad and iMac product lineups, as well as improvements to their mobile and desktop operating systems, today at a special event at Apple HQ in Cupertino, CA. Software Updates Everyone is getting on the same page as Apple announced that iOS 8.1 with continuity would be available … Read more

GTAT's fate hangs in the balance

The drama continues between GT Advanced Technologies and Apple as we’re all reminded that secrets really aren’t that fun. As we probe into GTAT’s court case, attempting to unveil the secrets within, reports reveal that Apple will slap you with a hefty fine of upwards to $50 million if you disclose confidential matters. To recap, GTAT … Read more

Apple's sapphire supplier GTAT wants to cut ties

New information has emerged surrounding GT Advanced Technologies recent chapter 11 filing. GTAT is seeking approval from a judge to wind down its production of sapphire glass, which could result in a loss of hundreds of Arizona jobs. The bankruptcy filing started when information became public that Apple only paid four out of five advances, but … Read more

Apple’s sapphire star GTAT files for bankruptcy

GT Advanced Technologies Inc., announced today that it had commenced voluntary cases under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire. GT expects the court will authorize the company to continue to conduct business as usual while it devotes renewed efforts to resolve its current … Read more

Tech that can make you itch

While most associate a nickel allergy with earrings, piercings or zippers, more tech companies are coming under attack for their use of particular metals that interact with our skin. According to the Associated Press one of the most popular tablets on the market, the iPad, may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. According … Read more

Apple's WWDC shows off Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

Well, Apple did it again. Known around the world for its decades of innovation, Apple Inc. held their annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) today and announced several new advancements across the board. Mac OS X Yosemite, Apple’s newly updated operating system, along with iOS 8 and a few other additions dedicated to developers were showcased … Read more

Governor Brewer signs bills that bolsters Arizona economic growth

Jan Brewer’s 2nd term as Arizona’s governor comes to a close later in 2014, but she isn’t quite finished just yet. On February 26, 2014 Brewer vetoed a controversial bill that many critics deemed had “an anti-gay” agenda. Not only has she vetoed such debilitating laws such as the aforementioned SB 1062, but Brewer has … Read more

Fast job growth forecasted for Arizona and western states

Arizona is forecasted to have one of the fast job growths in the United States, according to an USA Today article quoting an IHS Global Insight report. The article credits Arizona’s growing technology sector for the growth, as well as an increase in tourism and a stabilized housing market. Arizona’s tech sector is growing from … Read more

Mesa's new Apple facility receives Economic Gold Award

Business Facilities, a national bi-monthly magazine, announced today their winners of the Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards for 2013. The awards go to the companies that showcased the best deal that impacts the local and state economy in which their facility is located. The Gold Award, a.k.a. 1st place, went to Apple’s manufacturing … Read more

Will 100M Sapphire-crystal Apple screens be manufactured in Arizona?

If the rumors are true, GT Advanced Technologies, based in Mesa, Arizona, acquired enough sapphire crystal furnaces to produce over 100 million iPhone screens in a single year. Apple and GT Advanced Technologies partnered last year with many speculating that GT Advanced’s sapphire producing capabilities is what made Apple partner with them in the first … Read more

The 30 year timeline of Apple Macintosh

The Macintosh computer turns 30 today and what an incredible ride it has been. Apple created the Macintosh computer in 1984 with the intention of putting the creative power of technology into everyone’s hands. The original Macintosh was a fresh take on the computer that, at the time, had the reputation of being an advanced … Read more