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Posts from — June 2007

The iPhone Threat to Adobe, Microsoft, Sun, Real, BREW, Symbian

Daniel Eran Dilger

The version of Safari running on Apple’s iPhone shows the web without Flash, Windows Media, Real Player, or Java applets. It’s not just a case of few plugins gone missing. Here’s why Apple chose to cut proprietary content from the web, and what it means for Adobe, Sun, Microsoft, Real, and other mobile makers.
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June 30, 2007   No Comments

From iDay in SF: A Finer EDGE and New Bluetooth Info

Daniel Eran Dilger

June 29, 2007 isn’t just the iDay release of the iPhone, it’s also opening day for Steve Jobs’ other gig, the latest Disney Pixar film Ratatouille. It’s also the official release day for the Free Software Foundation’s GPLv3, although nobody needs to wait in line for that.
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June 29, 2007   No Comments

Apple’s Secret iPhone Application Business Model

Daniel Eran Dilger

At WWDC, Apple revealed that outside developers could build custom iPhone web applications. But what about real iPhone apps, the kind that use the full power of the Cocoa frameworks and run on the bare metal of the iPhone itself, and not in a secured sandbox environment of the standards-based web?
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June 28, 2007   No Comments

Using Apple’s iPhone in the Enterprise



Daniel Eran Dilger

The iPhone is quite obviously targeted at consumers. However, it offers a significant leap forward in key features which make it attractive to business customers, particularly executives who like having the best communications tools available.
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June 27, 2007   No Comments

ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley Says Apple’s iPhone Needs ActiveSync

Daniel Eran Dilger

Mary Jo Foley, who describes her ZDNet blog as “an unblinking eye on Microsoft,” seems to have been charged with the unpleasant task of producing a somewhat positive sounding iPhone story, and gave it her best shot. Unfortunately, it wasn’t very well thought out, and reflects a preoccupation with flattering Microsoft.
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June 27, 2007   No Comments

David Sessions Tries to Milk iPhone Battery Panic in Slate

Daniel Eran Dilger

Last week, Slate Magazine nearly managed to earn John Gruber’s Jackass of the Week award for an article by Jack Shafer lamenting the media attention on the iPhone.
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June 26, 2007   No Comments

Apple: iPhone Now Costs Less than Ballmer’s Lame Motorola Q

Daniel Eran Dilger

After earlier blowing apart iPhone battery panic with an announcement of 8 hours of talk time, Apple dropped yet another bombshell upon “business as usual” in the mobile market. In addition to simplified calling plans that start well under what had been predicted, the company also unveiled home activation.
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June 26, 2007   No Comments

Safari’s Controversial Potential as a New Yellow Box for Windows

Daniel Eran Dilger

Friday’s article, “Cuckoo for Cocoa: Is Safari on Windows the next iTunes?” generated a response from a couple readers and other blogs concerned that I had presented cross platform development issues in a misleading and inaccurate way. Here’s some clarification on the subject.
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June 25, 2007   No Comments

Secret iPhone Details Lost in a Sea of Hype and Hate

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple has dropped just enough information at just regular enough intervals to create a level of anticipation for the iPhone that can only be described as off the hook. Amid all the opinions–and the frantic warnings of doom from certain analyst groups–are a few details that have been largely overlooked.
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June 24, 2007   No Comments

RoughlyDrafted Archives: June 2007

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Index page for articles from June 2007.

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June 1, 2007   No Comments