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Podcast: What’s new in iPhone 3.0

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I am belatedly posting the recent podcast where Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s iPhone 3.0. Listen and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at:

The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg

Recent episodes:

March 19, 2009, talking about the iPhone 3.0 SDK

February 26, 2009, covering the Apple stockholder meeting
January 8, 2009, covering Apple’s last Macworld Expo

Earlier episodes I’ve participated on:

Oct 16 08
Oct 2 08
July 31 08
June 12 08
May 1 08
Mar 20 08
Jan 31 08
Jan 3 08
Nov 8 07
Sep 20 07
Aug 9 07
Jun 14 07
Apr 26 07
Mar 1 07
Jan 11 07

March 29, 2009   4 Comments

Apple’s Jailbroken iPhone Patent Outrage: Really?

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Various rumor and gadget websites are finding delicious irony in the fact that a recent patent filing by Apple displays a graphic of a jailbroken phone. Are you kidding me, really?
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March 28, 2009   13 Comments

Microsoft’s anti-Mac pricing campaign takes to the web

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
In a new series of web ads, Microsoft portrays two slot machines, one ringing up a Mac with bits of garbage, and the other presenting a cheaper generic PC along with the Zune, Xbox 360, and other things buyers could get with the money they’d save with the PC.

Microsoft’s anti-Mac pricing campaign takes to the web
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March 27, 2009   10 Comments

NVIDIA strikes back against Intel

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

GPU maker NVIDIA has fired back a countersuit against Intel in response to Intel’s suit to block NVIDIA from making controller chips for future generations of Intel’s processors.

NVIDIA strikes back against Intel
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March 27, 2009   2 Comments

Repair company promoting misleading Mac reliability rating isn’t even an authorized Mac repair shop

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Daniel Eran Dilger
A computer repair company based in New York has issued a report this week claiming that Apple’s reliability ranking has dropped precipitously over the past three months compared to other PC makers, using statistics that make little sense.

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March 27, 2009   3 Comments

Microsoft to attack Mac pricing in new series of TV ads

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

After running through a series of ad campaigns designed to make Windows look cool, then victimized, then simply inescapably ubiquitous, Microsoft is now hoping to attack Apple in new ads that portray Macs as unaffordable compared to generic PCs.

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March 27, 2009   30 Comments

Pwn2Own contest winner: Macs are safer than Windows

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Charlie Miller, the security expert who won both this and last year’s CanSecWest Pwn2Own security contests by exploiting Macs running Safari, repeated in an interview that he’d recommend Macs to typical users as a safer alternative to Windows PCs.
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Pwn2Own contest winner: Macs are safer than Windows
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March 26, 2009   12 Comments

Ridiculous Rescuecom Statistics Create Apple Reliability Headlines

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Daniel Eran Dilger

According to new numbers released by a company I’ve never heard of before, Apple’s computer reliability rankings have suddenly fallen precipitously over the last three months, suggesting that either low cost Chinese imports are now of better quality, or that statistics are easy to get wrong.

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March 26, 2009   20 Comments

iPhone sweeps IGF’s Mobile Games Awards

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s iPhone platform dominated the finalist entries and the prize winners of mobile game awards at the annual Independent Games Festival.

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March 25, 2009   4 Comments

Report: Apple and AT&T to partner on U-Verse, $99 Netbook

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Daniel Eran Dilger

A report citing a source “pretty high up in AT&T’s food chain” says it has “100% confirmed” a series of cooperative deals between Apple and AT&T that include a faster new iPhone, U-verse integration, and a rumored “$99 3G netbook.”

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March 23, 2009   12 Comments

Why Apple & AT&T will continue to partner closer

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Daniel Eran Dilger
If you only listen to prediction-impaired pundits and amateur strategists reporting from their mom’s basement, you’d think the biggest thing holding back the iPhone was Apple’s exclusive provider contract with AT&T. They’re wrong, here’s why.

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March 23, 2009   39 Comments

Dell’s iPhone Killer rejected by carriers as too dull

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
After signaling its intent to follow Apple’s wildly successful iPhone into the smartphone business, Dell’s first attempts to produce a phone have been rejected by the carriers for being too dull and lacking enough differentiation to stand out in a competitive environment, according to a report.
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March 21, 2009   6 Comments

Briefly: Apple still selling $899 17-inch iMac for education

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

In its March eNews mailing to education users, Apple has revealed plans to continue to offer its 17“ iMac to education customers starting at $899, alongside its current 20” and 24“ iMac models now being sold to the general public.

Apple announces 17” iMac for $899
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March 21, 2009   2 Comments

“Jesus Phone 3.0” touches diabetic blogger

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
During Apple’s iPhone 3.0 event, the presentation of a mobile-attached blood glucose monitor for diabetic users apparently bored some journalists in the room. However, the demonstration not only revealed Apple’s most important leap yet in mobile devices, but also answered the pleas of a diabetic blogger.

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March 20, 2009   8 Comments

Apple’s 2009 iPhone to support faster 3G networks – report

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new report indicates that the next iPhone hardware release will offer “a significantly faster Internet connection,” harmonizing with previous coverage of AT&T’s network upgrade plans.

Apple’s 2009 iPhone to support faster 3G networks – report
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March 20, 2009   2 Comments