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Posts from — February 2009

Japanese “hate” for iPhone all a big mistake

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
A report intending to portray the iPhone as “hated” in the Japanese market turns out to have been built upon fake quotations from industry writers and observers who were misrepresented by remarks attributed to them that they never made. Their actual comments on the iPhone’s prospects in Japan are far more interesting.

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February 28, 2009   19 Comments

Unboxed: Amazon Kindle 2 gets iPod treatment. Will it sell?

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Amazon’s second generation of its Kindle ebook reader takes cues from Apple in hopes to make the new product the “iPod of books.” Here’s a graphical tour of how close Amazon comes to replicating the iPod experience.

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February 27, 2009   5 Comments

CBS streaming free TV programming to iPhone users

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
CBS Mobile has released TV.com, a free new mobile application that allows iPhone and iPod touch users to watch full episodes of select CBS shows and other programming over WiFi or 3G mobile networks.

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February 26, 2009   2 Comments

New phishing scam targets MobileMe users

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

In another attempt to con MobileMe users into providing their credit card information, a scammer has sent out spam spoofed to appear to come from Apple, which directs users to a fake site designed to look like Apple’s. Users who follow the email link and enter their information on the poorly formatted, fake Apple web page will be sorry.

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February 26, 2009   3 Comments

Why Windows 7 on Netbooks Won’t Save Microsoft

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft plans to profit from the interest in netbooks by bundling them with a crippled version of Windows 7, forcing users to pay extra to unlock its features. The problem: that was also the company’s strategy for squeezing more money from PCs with Vista. It did not work; here’s why and what it means for Microsoft’s future.

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February 26, 2009   47 Comments

Apple shareholder meeting dominated by politics

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s annual shareholder meeting was dominated, as usual, by groups using the event as a soapbox for furthering their political agenda. Apple COO Tim Cook only answered a couple real questions from individuals, and the crowd sang out happy birthday to Steve Jobs, who was away on medical leave.

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February 25, 2009   No Comments

AT&T CEO lays out plans to improve 3G coverage in 2009

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Speaking at Mobile World Congress, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega revealed the company’s plans to extend 3G coverage to more cities in the US, improve existing coverage, and incrementally ramp up data speeds to retain the title of the fastest American 3G network.

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February 24, 2009   2 Comments

New dual internal hard drive option available for MacBooks

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

MacBook and PowerMac G4 users who don’t need an internal optical drive can now replace it for a custom fit hard drive case, providing a secondary drive for as much as 1 TB of total disk storage and the option of striping performance or data redundancy using RAID.

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February 24, 2009   4 Comments

How Intel’s battle with NVIDIA over Core i7 impacts Apple

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
A technology licensing suit between Intel and NVIDIA over controller chipsets and the next generation of Intel’s Core i7 CPUs may complicate Apple’s immediate plans for the next iMac and Mac Pro, and disrupt the company’s long term strategy for standardized GPU acceleration using OpenCL.

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February 21, 2009   8 Comments

The Case of the Top Secret, Missing Windows Mobile Phone

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Stories of a top secret Windows Mobile phone being stolen have started making the rounds, suggesting that Microsoft is worried that its latest technology contained on the phone might be appropriated by its competitors, particularly Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone. Is it a case of incompetence, marketing, or inventive journalism?

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February 21, 2009   26 Comments

Firm urges investors to buy Apple after panic on Mac sales

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

After Apple shares plunged by nearly 4% on Thursday, due to shareholder panic in reaction to NPD’s January US retail results, an analyst brief has urged investors “to exploit what we believe is the market’s overreaction and buy the stock.”

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February 20, 2009   3 Comments

Mozilla, Skype support EFF’s case for iPhone jailbreaking

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

In a filling with the US Copyright Office, Mozilla and Skype have added their voices of support to a request by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act related to iPhone jailbreaking.

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February 18, 2009   9 Comments

Apple buying up available flash RAM supplies for next iPhone

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
A report issued on the flash RAM market indicates that Apple is inhaling supplies of memory components in preparation for the next generation iPhone, causing part shortages and raising the spot price for memory.

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February 18, 2009   1 Comment

January figures suggests a recession-resistant Q2 for Apple

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Despite the red ink flowing from retailers and PC makers, Apple is expected to ride out its second fiscal quarter ending in March with respectable numbers nearly in line with its performance last year.

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February 18, 2009   No Comments

Apple leads 2009 customer satisfaction survey

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
A survey examining users’ satisfaction with recent PC purchases and their near term buying outlook gave Apple the top spot and a distant lead in consumer approval rankings and improved numbers related to buyer’s immediate plans for new notebooks.

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February 18, 2009   2 Comments