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Canalys Q3 2009: iPhone, RIM taking over smartphone market

Canalys market share Q3 2009

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The latest Q3 2009 smartphone market figures from Canalys show RIM and Apple gobbling up the smartphone market as overall growth in the segment begins to slow.

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November 3, 2009   21 Comments

Apple retail stores upgrading EasyPay from Windows to iPod touch

EasyPay Pocket PC

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Multiple sources have noted that Apple will be transitioning its retail store EasyPay handheld checkout systems from Windows-based PDA devices to iPod touch hardware for the 2009 holiday season.

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October 28, 2009   20 Comments

Apple’s iPhone 3GS blunts Palm Pre impact, challenges BlackBerry

Apple RIM Palm smartphone share

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new consumer survey shows smartphone ownership is still growing rapidly, future demand is strong, and that Apple’s iPhone 3GS has made a big impact since its launch, overshadowing the Palm Pre and approaching RIM’s BlackBerry.

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October 27, 2009   10 Comments

Microsoft drops Family Guy special over content issues

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Microsoft has pulled the plug on its Windows 7 ad campaign featuring Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy” franchise after deciding the edgy comedy didn’t “fit with the Windows brand.”

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October 27, 2009   7 Comments

Inside Apple’s new Mac mini Server

mosxs vs sbs

Daniel Eran Dilger

While Appleinsider predicted the arrival of a new dual-drive, optical-free Mac mini, Apple managed keep secret its plans to introduce a new Mac mini server bundle up to its relatively subtle launch this week. Now the company faces the task of publicizing its availability as it works to enter a market it hasn’t excelled at in the past.

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October 24, 2009   19 Comments

Apple targets 3 new Get a Mac ads at Windows 7 (with videos)

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

As promised, Apple has released three new Get a Mac ads targeting Microsoft’s launch of Windows 7 as a good opportunity to abandon Microsoft.

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October 22, 2009   13 Comments

Sun, Oracle save Microsoft’s Pink after Danger data disaster

Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft has announced the restoration of Sidekick users’ contacts as the first milestone in recovering data it lost in the cloud computing disaster affecting its Danger subsidiary, while a new source explains why the restoration was possible without a backup and why it is taking so long.

Sun, Oracle save Microsoft’s Pink after Danger data disaster
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October 21, 2009   12 Comments

Apple’s new 27 inch iMac designed to also work as a display

27 inch iMac as a display

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple has designed its new 27“ iMac model to serve as an external display for DisplayPort devices such as recent MacBook and MacBook Pros.

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October 21, 2009   7 Comments

Inside Apple’s iPhone subscription accounting changes

iPhone subscription accounting

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s April 2007 Q2 earnings call announced that the company planned to book revenue for its new iPhone and Apple TV using the “subscription method of accounting,” a decision that startled analysts and left many users confused. Here’s what resulted and why the company is working to reverse the decision.

Inside Apple’s iPhone subscription accounting changes

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October 21, 2009   21 Comments

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server: Apple’s server strategy

Apple server history

Daniel Eran Dilger

Years before Mac OS X 10.0 was first released in 2001, Apple launched Mac OS X Server, targeting its newly acquired Unix-based operating system technology at the education and workgroup server market. Apple has struggled ever since to find a broad server strategy that works. The solution may be as obvious as the iPhone App Store.

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October 13, 2009   10 Comments

Apple iMovie 8.0.5 update debuts new iFrame video format

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple has created a new video format called iFrame for use by camcorders, allowing optimized import into iMovie for editing.

Apple iMovie 8.0.5 update debuts new iFrame video format
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October 13, 2009   5 Comments

Microsoft’s Sidekick/Pink problems blamed on dogfooding and sabotage

Daniel Eran Dilger

Additional insiders have stepped forward to shed more light into Microsoft’s troubled acquisition of Danger, its beleaguered Pink Project, and what has become one of the most high profile Information Technology disasters in recent memory.

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October 12, 2009   13 Comments

Microsoft’s Danger SideKick data loss casts dark on cloud computing

Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft has demonstrated that the dark side of cloud computing has no silver linings. After a major server outage occurred on its watch last weekend, users dependent on the company have just been informed that their personal data and photos “has almost certainly been lost.”

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October 11, 2009   6 Comments

Apple updates MobileMe file sharing, iPhone features

MobileMe

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s MobileMe cloud services package has been updated to improve its public file sharing features and make it easier to locate the Find My iPhone page. The web apps still can’t be accessed from the iPhone however.

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October 9, 2009   3 Comments

Exclusive: Pink Danger leaks from Microsoft’s Windows Phone

Mobile platforms history

Daniel Eran Dilger

Earlier this week, an anonymous tipster leaked the news that Microsoft’s top secret Pink project, aimed to take on the iPhone just as the Zune targeted the iPod, was “near death and probably will be canceled.” Another source has now spilled even more details about the internal crisis brewing within the company and how the failure of Pink relates to iPhone, Google’s Android, and Windows Mobile.

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October 9, 2009   22 Comments