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Posts from — March 2009

iPhone 3.0 to include peer-to-peer support, push notification

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

In offering a preview look at the new iPhone OS 3.0 platform, senior vice president of iPhone software Scott Forstall announced that Apple has added over a thousand new Application Programming Interfaces to allow developers greater access to the mobile device’s features, from peer to peer discovery to peripheral hardware support to background notifications.

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March 17, 2009   1 Comment

Apple criticized for iPod shuffle’s new ‘authentication chip’

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple this weekend was hit with a media assault after reports suggested that a mysterious authentication chip in the third-generation iPod shuffle, responsible for supporting the player’s new headphone-integrated playback controls, signaled a rogue attempt on the company’s part to block third parties from developing their own replacement headphones for the device without paying a licensing fee.
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March 16, 2009   11 Comments

Jon Stewart exposes Apple stock manipulation

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Prince McLean, Apple Insider

Proving once again that the best way to reach Americans’ brain is through their funny bone, Jon Stewart of the Daily Show continued his warpath aimed at irresponsible financial reporting by CNBC, specifically calling Jim Cramer out for his comments on how easy it was to profit from misinformation aimed at Apple.

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March 13, 2009   19 Comments

Apple expected to release new Final Cut Studio near NAB Show

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Prince McLean, Apple Insider
While Apple isn’t expected to attend this year’s National Association of Broadcasters event, sources familiar with the company’s plans say it is preparing to release a new version of its Final Cut Studio near the event.
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March 13, 2009   2 Comments

Apple to unveil iPhone 3.0 software at March 17th event

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Slash Lane and Prince McLean, Apple Insider
Apple on Thursday announced plans to hold a special media event for journalists on its Cupertino-based campus that will offer a sneak preview of the next-generation iPhone operating system dubbed iPhone 3.0.

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March 12, 2009   6 Comments

Apple details new Voice Over controls for iPod shuffle

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Prince McLean, Apple Insider
Apple has detailed the remote control features of the new third generation iPod shuffle, which pairs Apple’s now-standard earphones with an integrated remote that includes voice feedback and visual signals from an indicator light.

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March 11, 2009   1 Comment

iPhone behind only Nokia and RIM in global smartphone share

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Prince McLean, Apple Insider

Apple maintained the third place position in global unit sales of smartphones, but was passed up by Microsoft’s Windows Mobile to become the fourth largest smartphone vendor in terms of operating system platforms as it continues to lead the industry in year over year growth.
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March 11, 2009   3 Comments

Corporate legal scrambles to withdraw inflated Palm Pre claims

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Prince McLean, Apple Insider
After Palm investor Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners made wildly optimistic claims about the forthcoming Palm Pre, attorneys at Palm and Elevation Partners issued a free writing prospectus ‘clarifying’ facts that were misstated and ‘withdrawing’ his more exaggerated claims.

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March 10, 2009   6 Comments

USB 3 test spec to be in Apple’s hands by June

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Zach Spear and Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new USB standard that would bump data throughput to 5Gbps is slated to arrive as a test specification in June, with a possible final release ready for Apple adoption by next year.
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March 10, 2009   4 Comments

Jailbreak stores plot to plunder iPhone app revenue

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
At least three groups are working to syphon cash from Apple’s river of revenue between iPhone users and third party developers. Accomplishing that will require inducing more jailbreaking of iPhones, ensuring contention from Apple itself.

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March 9, 2009   18 Comments

Apple retail keeps it green during fire sale

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
In its latest effort to positively impact the environment, Apple’s retail stores have initiated a new “no plastic bags” policy to cut back on the amount of unnecessary packaging it dumps in the hands of shoppers.

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March 7, 2009   10 Comments

Apple issues key software update for Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Late Thursday evening, Apple released firmware updates for the 2009 Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme that resolves issues on the new devices. A parallel update also adds Back to My Mac drive sharing support to the prior generation of the wireless base stations.

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March 6, 2009   1 Comment

Text to get smarter in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, expected this summer, will deliver a variety of advanced text related features across all applications that use Core Text, according to people familiar with Apple’s plans.

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March 6, 2009   No Comments

Two possible dates for Apple’s WWDC 2009 emerge

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Event bookings for the San Francisco Moscone Center indicate that Apple may be planning its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in either mid-May or early June.

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March 6, 2009   4 Comments

Young Japanese women rank iPod, iPhone, Macs top in design

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
A survey of 1,102 young women in Japan asked them to rank products by superior design. Surprisingly, the top answer wasn’t a Japanese company, but rather Apple.

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March 5, 2009   5 Comments