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Posts from — September 2008

Paul Thurrott calls Apple “the Bad Guys” of Microsoft’s $300 Million Ads

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Daniel Eran Dilger
While praising Microsoft’s new $300 million ad campaign, Paul Thurrott, a Windows Enthusiast who regularly complains about any criticism of Microsoft’s questionable business practices and its shoddy product quality and who portrays himself as an unbiased user of Apple products to court the favor of his readers, has called Apple “the bad guys” in exposing Vista’s flaws.

Microsoft $300 Million Ads
Microsoft’s Mojave Attempts to Wet Vista’s Desert
Microsoft’s Mojave Experiment Exposes Serious Vista Problems
Paul Thurrott calls Apple “the Bad Guys” of Microsoft’s $300 Million Ads
Gates, Seinfeld and the $300 Million Ad to Nowhere
Microsoft’s $300 million ad campaign tumbles with new PC ads
Microsoft’s “Windows vs Walls” Ad Tries to Think Different, Fails
Microsoft’s “I’m a PC” Millions Actually Promoting the Mac
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September 8, 2008   94 Comments

MobileMe users hit by phishing scam

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
A scammer is targeting MobileMe users with an email purporting to be from Apple. The email claims there are problems with the user’s subscription renewal information, and directs them to a web site that asks them to reenter their credit card information.

AppleInsider | MobileMe users hit by phishing scam
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September 7, 2008   No Comments

Video Report: Does Apple’s History Bode Well For An iPod Touch Price Drop?

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Part two of my interview with Talking Head TV, looking at the likelihood of an iPod touch price drop.

2008 iPod Event

What’s Next from Apple: New iPods Sept 22, iPhone OS 2.1, iTunes 8.0

2007 iPod Event: The Beat Goes On

(3G Nano, iPod Touch; revised iPod software, iTunes ringtones, WiFi Music Store, Starbucks)
Curious Stuff About the New iPods
Winter 2007 Buyer’s Guide: Microsoft Zune 8 vs iPod Nano
New iPod Reviews: 3G iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod touch
New 3G iPod Nano No Fatty

2006 iPod Event: It’s Showtime

(2G Nano, new Shuffle; iTunes 7,iPod Games, higher resolution TV, movies; Apple TV preview)
Apple’s New Dual Processor Game Console
How Apple’s iTV Media Strategy Works
iTV: the Killer App for Wireless N
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September 7, 2008   3 Comments

Video Report: Will The New iPod Nano REALLY Look Like Zune?

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Daniel Eran Dilger
YouTube Sunday: Here’s the first part of my interview with Talking Head TV, where I was asked about the new Nano coming on September 9.

2008 iPod Event

What’s Next from Apple: New iPods Sept 22, iPhone OS 2.1, iTunes 8.0

2007 iPod Event: The Beat Goes On

(3G Nano, iPod Touch; revised iPod software, iTunes ringtones, WiFi Music Store, Starbucks)
Curious Stuff About the New iPods
Winter 2007 Buyer’s Guide: Microsoft Zune 8 vs iPod Nano
New iPod Reviews: 3G iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod touch
New 3G iPod Nano No Fatty

2006 iPod Event: It’s Showtime

(2G Nano, new Shuffle; iTunes 7,iPod Games, higher resolution TV, movies; Apple TV preview)
Apple’s New Dual Processor Game Console
How Apple’s iTV Media Strategy Works
iTV: the Killer App for Wireless N
[Read more →]

September 7, 2008   No Comments

Why Google’s GMail SSL Doesn’t Really Protect Users From Spoofing

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Pundits have insisted that SSL email in MobileMe would prevent users from being hijacked to a different domain by elite hackers. However, both Gmail and MobileMe have presented enough spurious Vista UAC-like certificate warnings to users (not to mention other web sites and plugins) that nobody pays any attention anymore. Users will simply click it and forget it, turning Google’s SSL Gmail feature into a false sense of security.
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September 5, 2008   25 Comments

Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard: the future of 64-bit apps

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Prince McLean, Apple Insider
Snow Leopard’s across-the-board leap to 64-bits, from the kernel to all of its bundled apps, will make more memory available and boost performance. However, Apple will also need to manage its 64-bit lead and organize its developers. Here’s why.
Following the initial introduction to 64-bit computing leading up to Snow Leopard, a second segment outlining issues related to the amount of RAM that can be installed and actually used by the system, and a third segment examining how much memory a specific app can use and how performance will improve with 64-bit addressing, this fourth segment will look at how the market for 64-bit apps is unfolding and how Apple has pioneered 64-bits on the desktop.

Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard 1: 64-bits
2: 64-bits, Santa Rosa and the great PC swindle
3: Twice the RAM, half the price, 64-bits
4: the future of 64-bit apps

September 5, 2008   2 Comments

Road to Snow Leopard: twice the RAM, half the price, 64-bits

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Prince McLean, Apple Insider
Snow Leopard’s across-the-board leap to 64-bits, from the kernel to all of its bundled apps, will do more than just make more memory available. It will also have a significant positive impact on performance system wide, even more than the same jump to 64-bits in Windows Vista. Here’s why.

Following the initial introduction to 64-bit computing leading up to Snow Leopard and a second segment outlining issues related to the amount of RAM that can be installed and actually used by the system, this third segment examines how much memory a specific app can use and how performance will improve with 64-bit addressing despite the additional overhead involved. A follow up segment will look at how the market for 64-bit apps is unfolding and how Apple is pioneering 64-bits on the desktop.

Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard 1: 64-bits
2: 64-bits, Santa Rosa and the great PC swindle
3: Twice the RAM, half the price, 64-bits
4: the future of 64-bit apps

September 4, 2008   No Comments

Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard: 64-bits, Santa Rosa, and the great PC swindle

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Snow Leopard’s across-the-board leap to 64-bits, from the kernel to all of its bundled apps, will do more than just make more memory available. It also exposes a great PC swindle and highlights Apple’s lead in 64-bit computing. Here’s why.

Following the initial introduction to 64-bit computing leading up to Snow Leopard, this second segment takes a look at the issues related to the amount of RAM that can be installed and actually used by the system. Additional segments will examine how much memory a specific app can reserve for itself, how the OS gets faster with 64-bit addressing despite the additional overhead involved, how the market for 64-bit apps is unfolding, and how Apple is pioneering 64-bits on the desktop.

Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard 1: 64-bits
2: 64-bits, Santa Rosa and the great PC swindle
3: Twice the RAM, half the price, 64-bits
4: the future of 64-bit apps

September 3, 2008   11 Comments

Symbian reports slow growth in front of iPhone 3G launch

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Earlier today, Symbian reported second quarter financial reports that outlined a significant slowdown in both growth and profits that signal an end to its rapid acceleration as the leader in smartphones worldwide and suggest tough times ahead for the iPhone competitor.

Symbian reports slow growth in front of iPhone 3G launch

September 2, 2008   3 Comments

Google planning new Chrome browser based on WebKit

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Prince McLean, Apple Insider
A Google blogger has published an illustrated document outlining Google Chrome, a new web browser project based on Apple’s WebKit open source rendering engine.

The blogger says Google mailed out a description of the new project’s features in the form of a 38-page comic book, illustrated by artist Scott McCloud of Understanding Comics and distributed under a Creative Commons license.

Google planning new Chrome browser based on WebKit
Google on Google Chrome comic book

September 1, 2008   5 Comments

A Product Transition: Giving MacBooks the iPhone Touch

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Daniel Eran Dilger
The next big thing for Mac laptops: a color LCD touchpad that brings the company’s iconic touch interface of the iPhone to Mac users. Here’s how it fits into Apple’s previous work and how it adds value and differentiation at surprisingly little additional cost.

Articles in this Series:
What’s Next from Apple: New iPods Sept 22, iPhone OS 2.1, iTunes 8.0
Two Decades of Portable Macs: 1989 – 2009 (updated)
The iPod Power Behind Apple’s Big Mac Push
A Product Transition: Giving MacBooks the iPhone Touch
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September 1, 2008   103 Comments

Microsoft plans “Skymarket” apps store for Windows Mobile 7 in 2009

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Following in the footsteps of US mobile provider T-Mobile and Google’s Android platform, Microsoft is plotting its own effort to create an online store for mobile software in the model of Apple’s iPhone App Store. [Read more →]

September 1, 2008   11 Comments