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Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: QuickTime X

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Daniel Eran Dilger

As jingle-pundits desperately try to denigrate Snow Leopard as a “Service Pack,” Apple’s new operating system reference release actually expands the reach of the Mac platform in several important and under-reported new directions. Here’s the first in a series looking closer at some of Snow Leopard’s well-known, but often misrepresented or misunderstood features.

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September 1, 2009   13 Comments

Canalys: iPhone outsold all Windows Mobile phones in Q2 2009

Canalys global smartphone figures

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s iPhone held onto a 13.7% share of global smartphone unit sales in the second quarter, outpacing Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, which now claims just 9% of the market, according to Canalys.

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August 21, 2009   15 Comments

Report: iTunes 9 to support DVD ripping, Facebook

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A report filed by a tipster claiming access to iTunes 9 says that it is “possible” the next version of Apple’s media player will sport both DVD import and playback as well as Facebook integration, allowing users to advertise songs and playlists with their friends.

Report: iTunes 9 to support DVD ripping, Facebook
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August 19, 2009   7 Comments

Sony targets iPhone developers and low app prices for PSPgo

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Sony plans to lure iPhone developers to the PSPgo, a revised version of its PlayStation Portable handheld gaming platform, and copy Apple’s low App Store prices to create demand for the relatively expensive new hardware, according to a gaming industry report.

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August 14, 2009   6 Comments

Report: iPhone grabs 32% of global handset profits

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s iPhone now accounts for 8% of all mobile phone revenue and a whopping 32% of the industry’s handset profits, according to figures published by Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi

Report: iPhone grabs 32% of global handset profits
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August 4, 2009   3 Comments

Report: Netflix streaming video headed to iPhone, Wii

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Citing an unnamed source described as “an industry executive familiar with Netflix’s plans,” an industry trade journal is claiming that Netflix will soon offer its Watch Instantly streaming video service on the iPhone, iPod touch and the Nintendo Wii.

Report: Netflix streaming video headed to iPhone, Wii
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August 3, 2009   5 Comments

Microsoft plans to use Windows 7 to raise netbook prices

Prince McLean, AppleInsider
The prospects of a premium priced Apple tablet computer may brighten at the hands of an unlikely ally, if Microsoft can carry out its stated goal of raising netbook prices using Windows 7.
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July 31, 2009   14 Comments

iPhone helps keep Softbank competitive, profitable in Japan

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Despite double-digit sales declines at rival NT DOCOMO and KDDI, Japan’s Softbank, the exclusive carrier of the iPhone and third largest carrier in the country, continues to maintain the number one position in Japan for net new subscribers.

iPhone helps keep Softbank competitive, profitable in Japan
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July 30, 2009   No Comments

Hackers break iPhone push messaging, blame Apple

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A variety of sources have published a story accusing the iPhone 3.0 software of broadcasting “your AIM [instant] messages to random recipients without your knowledge or consent.” In reality, the problem is created by hackers experimenting with their phones without understanding what they were doing. Without user tampering, the iPhone’s security layer actually prevents this from happening.

Hackers break iPhone push messaging, blame Apple.

July 22, 2009   17 Comments

Apple launches HTTP Live Streaming standard in iPhone 3.0

media streaming timeline

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

One of the more overlooked features of the new iPhone 3.0 is support for a new open standard for live video streaming over HTTP, which promises to open up standards-based video broadcasting to a wide audience while giving mobile users an optimized picture as they roam between WiFi and mobile networks.

Apple launches HTTP Live Streaming standard in iPhone 3.0
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July 8, 2009   10 Comments

Apple to drop WebObjects in Snow Leopard Server

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

According to sources familiar with Apple’s plans, the company will drop deployment support for its WebObjects web application server in Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server later this year.

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July 7, 2009   3 Comments

Ogg Theora, H.264 and the HTML 5 Browser Squabble

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Pundits are roasting Apple over a scuffle raised by Mozilla and Opera to define the free Ogg Theora video codec as the official way to present video on the web in the new HTML 5 specification. The problem: HTML isn’t supposed to define content codecs, and even if it were, Ogg Theora, commercially abandoned nearly a decade ago, doesn’t have what it takes to deliver video on the increasingly mobile web.

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July 6, 2009   24 Comments

Apple revamps MobileMe iDisk features

MobileMe

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

MobileMe web applications have received another facelift, with new features including a revised iDisk module that enables easy file sharing using a system Apple first debuted with its iWork.com experiment at Macworld Expo.

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July 6, 2009   1 Comment

Buying a new iPhone 3G S in twenty minutes

iPhone 3G S launch

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The original iPhone defined a new height of spectacle in consumer electronics launches. With the release of the iPhone 3G S, Apple has managed to keep the media circus surrounding its new smartphones engaged for the third year in a row, and has greatly improved its in-store processing.

AppleInsider | Buying a new iPhone 3G S in twenty minutes
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June 19, 2009   11 Comments

MobileMe pushes out new Find My iPhone, Remote Wipe service

MobileMe Push

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Announced at WWDC, Apple’s new Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe services went online today with the warning that high traffic to the site might slow or prevent access for users trying it out on launch day. The site appears to be up intermittently and yet not actually functional yet

MobileMe pushes out new Find My iPhone, Remote Wipe service
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June 17, 2009   7 Comments