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Report: Mac adoption expanding in the enterprise

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Despite the lack of any clear and obvious enterprise strategy at Apple, analyst Benjamin Gray of Forrester Research reported an incremental gain in enterprise Mac use among the 2,500 organizations the company tracks, representing 50,000 end users.

Report: Mac adoption expanding in the enterprise
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August 25, 2008   3 Comments

What’s Next from Apple: New iPods Sept 22, iPhone OS 2.1, iTunes 8.0

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Kevin Rose has been trying his hand at making broad sweeping generalizations about the next generation of iPods, but sorry, no digg. Most of his predictions are not even original, and those that are are so vague that they’re really just worthless. Here’s what you can really expect.

Articles in this Series:
What’s Next from Apple: New iPods Sept 22, iPhone OS 2.1, iTunes 8.0
Two Decades of Portable Macs: 1989 – 2009
The iPod Power Behind Apple’s Big Mac Push
A Product Transition: Giving MacBooks the iPhone Touch
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August 24, 2008   54 Comments

iPhone 3G sales hampered by Windows Mobile

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Sources within Apple’s retail stores report that sales of the iPhone 3G are being slowed down by handhelds running Microsoft Windows Mobile/WinCE. That’s because the stores have been selling new iPhones to customers using the old EasyPay, a problematic Pocket PC handheld computer that’s causing employees lots of grief.

iPhone 3G sales hampered by Windows Mobile
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August 22, 2008   9 Comments

Is Apple’s MobileMe Secure?

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Daniel Eran Dilger
A recent article presenting how MobileMe works was been roundly criticized by at least three different bloggers. While the original article did not primarily address MobileMe security, the statements made about MobileMe’s security do warrant some additional detail and clarification. In contrast, much of the criticism was wildly overstated to the point of actually misinforming users about the actual state of MobileMe and email security. Here’s a look at what’s involved.

Inside MobileMe: Web 3 and Web Client-Server apps
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August 22, 2008   20 Comments

WWDC 2008 presenter talks iPhone development from .NET perspective

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
At WWDC, noted author and cross platform development expert Kevin Hoffman presented a comparison of Apple’s iPhone development tools with those available for Microsoft’s Windows Mobile.
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August 20, 2008   No Comments

Apple Enterprise sending thousands of Macs into hotels, cruise ships

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Apple’s Enterprise Sales Group has been quietly installing thousands of iMacs, Mac minis, Mac Pros, and Xserves in hotels and cruise ships in a new push to bring the media rich experience of Apple’s retail stores to the hospitality industry, where hoteliers are seeking to deliver personalized, unique experiences that will impress guests and bring them back for more.

Apple Enterprise sending thousands of Macs into hotels, cruise ships
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August 18, 2008   2 Comments

Death Star over San Francisco

August 16, 2008   11 Comments

Inside MobileMe: Web 3 and Web Client-Server apps

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
MobileMe isn’t just for iPhone users. It also expands upon the simple web apps delivered as part of .Mac using a cohesive Mac OS X inspired interface that behaves more like a desktop app than a web page, providing easy access to data from anywhere you have Internet access. Here’s a look at how web apps have developed, how Apple’s new online apps work, and the future potential of MobileMe’s tightly integrated mobile, web, and desktop apps.

Inside MobileMe: Secrets of the Cloud and Mobile Push
Inside MobileMe: Mac and PC cloud sync and mobile push
Inside MobileMe: Apple’s Push vs Exchange, BlackBerry, Google
Inside MobileMe: iPhone Mail
Inside MobileMe: iPhone’s Exchange alternative for contacts and calendar

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August 15, 2008   2 Comments

MobileMe and iPhone 2.0 on the Tech Night Owl Live with Gene Steinberg

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl podcast invited me talk about the new iPhone 2.0 and MobileMe last week. Mac author Adam Engst, Editor/Publisher of TidBITS, also delivered a historical perspective on the growth of the Internet and some recent Apple-related problems.

You can hear for yourself and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at: The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg. Steinberg also hosts The Paracast, a regular podcast on the paranormal, and a Science Fiction Forum.

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August 12, 2008   No Comments

Inside iPhone 2.0: MobileMe Push Messaging

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Here’s a look at how Apple transformed its .Mac service into MobileMe and why the launch failed so spectacularly. In a followup segment, we’ll dive deeper into how MobileMe works, how it compares to competing services, how the service delivers push messaging to the iPhone 2.0 software, and whether it’s worth the annual subscription price.

Inside iPhone 2.0: the new iPhone 3G Hardware
Inside iPhone 2.0: iPhone 3G vs. other smartphones
Inside iPhone 2.0: the new iPhone 3G Software
Inside iPhone 2.0: iPhone OS vs. other mobile platforms
Inside iPhone 2.0: the new iPhone App Store

Inside iPhone 2.0: MobileMe Push Messaging
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August 7, 2008   No Comments

Researcher discovers targeted iPhone app “kill switch”

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Aidan Malley and Prince McLean, AppleInsider
A mobile development author has discovered a mechanism in Apple’s iPhone software that would allow the company to blacklist and remotely deactivate installed apps that have been purchased and installed by users.

Researcher discovers targeted iPhone app “kill switch”
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August 6, 2008   4 Comments

Gartner approves iPhone for limited enterprise use

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Market research firm Gartner said this week that Apple’s iPhone Firmware 2.0 update meets its criteria for ‘appliance-level support status’ for big businesses, but warned enterprises to approach expanded use of the handset slowly and with close examination.

Gartner approves iPhone for limited enterprise use
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August 6, 2008   2 Comments

What’s new in iPhone 2.0.1 – Notes and Video Report

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple released the first update to iPhone 2.0 yesterday, sending iPhone and iPod touch users scrambling to iTunes in order to get a handle on the much needed fixes in the original iPhone 2.0.0. Here’s some notes on what’s new along with video segments I did with TalkingHeadTV.

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August 5, 2008   15 Comments

Blog from iPhone to WordPress

The new iPhone app for WordPress allows you to create, tag, and edit entries right from your mobile.

You can even include photos, assign multiple categories, and add password protection to a blog entry.

Will this get me writing more frequently? Probably, once I work my way out of the vacation poorhouse and get some free time to write again.

August 4, 2008   5 Comments

Warning: Google Maps Walking directions are in Beta

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Okay folks, I know I need to get back to writing my essays on technology, but I had to post this because I split my sides while taking a look at Google’s latest beta project: walking directions within Google Maps.

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August 1, 2008   12 Comments