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Posts from — May 2009

The Imagined War between Apple and Palm: Pre vs. iPhone

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Daniel Eran Dilger

The ridiculous fringe of punditry is working hard to invent a bitter, angry rivalry between Apple and Palm in order to suggest that the iPhone is at some potential risk of being overshadowed and that Apple has become an abusive monopolist seeking to beat up underdogs. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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May 30, 2009   64 Comments

Apple briefs staff on wireless iPhone movie and TV downloads

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The iPhone 3.0 operating system release will include new support for direct downloads of movie and TV content from the iTunes Store, according to people familiar with Apple’s internal training materials

Apple briefs staff on wireless iPhone movie and TV downloads
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May 29, 2009   1 Comment

AT&T deploying HSPA 7.2 mobile service ahead of new iPhones

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

AT&T has formally announced plans for deploying its 7.2 Mbps mobile data service upgrade this year, which will support faster iPhone models expected to be released this summer.

AT&T deploying HSPA 7.2 mobile service ahead of new iPhones
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May 27, 2009   1 Comment

Podcast: Windows 7 and Microsoft’s big Mac attack

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Microsoft’s Windows 7 and the company’s price-centric ads targeting Mac sales, along with Craig Crossman, from the Computer America radio show, and author and commentator Kirk McElhearn. 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
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May 22, 2009   10 Comments

Cartier sues Apple over third party iPhone watch software

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Luxury watch maker Cartier International filed suit against Apple today for allowing a third party iPhone developer to post an application depicting a watch image which Cartier claims infringes on its designs. Later, however, it withdrew the complaint.

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May 22, 2009   No Comments

Former Apple engineers at OQO call it quits

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

OQO, a company formed by two members of Apple’s Titanium PowerBook G4 team who left the company to deliver the micro-sized laptops that Steve Jobs refused to build at Apple, is shutting down after nearly a decade of trying.

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May 22, 2009   1 Comment

Apple begins stress testing iPhone 3.0 push notifications

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple this week enlisted the services of the Associated Press and called upon many of its iPhone developers to help stress test its new Push Notification service slated for delivery in iPhone 3.0.

Apple begins stress testing iPhone 3.0 push notifications
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May 18, 2009   1 Comment

Free Stanford iPhone dev podcasts downloaded 1 million times

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Interest in iPhone development is hot enough to be setting records in another category Apple has pioneered: education podcasts. Stanford’s iPhone course has recently hit a million downloads milestone in iTunes U.

Free Stanford iPhone dev podcasts downloaded 1 million times
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May 18, 2009   No Comments

Are Macs more Safe than Secure? No

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Everyone seems to get lost in their own words when talking about security and Apple. The Daring Fireball recently cited security blogger Dennis Fisher, who insisted it was “demonstrably false” to say there were not “any virus attacks on Macs.” However, rather than pointing out what a horrible pile of trash Fisher’s article was, John Gruber praised it (apparently to be nice) and then got lost in his own semantics on the subject. Sometimes you need to say “he’s wrong, here’s why.”

Instead, Gruber wrote, “That [blogger's article] probably sounds like clueless trolling to many of you reading this but it’s not, and it highlights an important distinction. Security is about technical measures, like the strength of the locks on your doors and windows. Safety is about the likelihood that you’ll actually suffer from some sort of attack.”
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May 16, 2009   62 Comments

SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone: an in-depth review

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Sling Media’s release of its SlingPlayer Mobile application for the iPhone and iPod touch early this morning will give Sling enthusiasts a new way to watch their home TV signals remotely from nearly anywhere, but some significant limitations in the app are likely to dampen some users’ initial enthusiasm

SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone: an in-depth review.
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May 13, 2009   No Comments

Apple hires One Laptop Per Child security expert and noted critic

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple has hired Ivan Krstic, the developer of the security architecture for the One Laptop Per Child project’s XO system and subsequently a vocal critic of the failed OLPC program. Krstic is a prodigy security guru with anti-malware credentials.

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May 13, 2009   1 Comment

Snow Leopard’s Boot Camp to support HFS+ under Windows

Daniel Eran Dilger

The next version of Apple’s Boot Camp utility, shipping with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, will enable a natively-installed Windows partition to read HFS+ Mac partitions, sources say. [Read more →]

May 9, 2009   3 Comments

Why Windows 7 is Microsoft’s next Zune

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Every once and a while I get the opportunity to appear brilliantly prescient by pointing out something that is blatantly obvious but which has been so obscured by valiant marketing efforts that it makes me look like a grand wizard at detecting emperor nakedness just to say it. In this case, it’s that Windows 7 is becoming the next Zune.
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May 9, 2009   175 Comments

Apple opens developer forums to Snow Leopard discussion

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Signaling an new open approach to its operating system development plans, Apple has announced new threads for discussing the forthcoming Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system on the developer forums available to Apple Developer Connection Premier and Select members.

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May 8, 2009   No Comments

FTC investigating antitrust ties between Apple, Google

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The US Federal Trade Commission is examining the relationship between Apple and Google to determine if the companies are violating antitrust law.

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May 4, 2009   2 Comments