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Roger Ebert adds to health care debate on iPhone, Mac use

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Film critic Roger Ebert gave Apple’s VoiceOver technology two thumbs up in allowing him to communicate after losing his voice to cancer surgery, but said his health insurance would only offer to cover an $8,000 device that didn’t work nearly as well.

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September 19, 2009   20 Comments

FCC expected to announce new net neutrality rules on Monday

Net Neutrality

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski will deliver a speech on Monday that sources say will outline a plan to adopt new net neutrality rules.

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September 18, 2009   9 Comments

Microsoft sells restrictive new WiMo Marketplace via iPhone ads

WiMo Marketplace

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

With the release of Windows Mobile 6.5 and its new Marketplace app store fast approaching, Microsoft has resorted to buying ads within iPhone apps to attract the attention of developers. Even so, the company’s new store plans to be even more restrictive than Apple’s App Store, charging developers $99 per app submitted while killing off many existing WiMo titles and banning Java.

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September 15, 2009   12 Comments

Apple, Microsoft trade places selling iPod touch and Zune HD

iFixit Zune HD teardown

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple makes its money selling hardware while Microsoft’s revenues are from software. Yet in the mobile device war heating up between the iPod touch and the Zune HD, Microsoft is focusing on hardware features while Apple is shifting its marketing attention toward the iPod’s vast library of third party software, particularly games.

Apple, Microsoft trade places selling iPod touch and Zune HD
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September 15, 2009   28 Comments

From OLED to Tegra: Five Myths of the Zune HD

Zune HD

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Just when you thought Microsoft had given up on the Zune as a product and had retreated to referring to it as a nebulous cloud of conceptual features, the company comes out with a new device supporting a mobile-optimized OLED screen, a wildly powerful yet super efficient new multi-core Tegra graphics processor and support for high definition radio. The problem is that none of those things are actually true.

From OLED to Tegra: Five Myths of the Zune HD
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September 14, 2009   47 Comments

AT&T defends its iPhone network via YouTube outreach

Daniel Eran Dilger

AT&T has published a YouTube response to the mounting complaints about its network to explain the issues involved and assure subscribers that it is working hard to address the massive new demand related to iPhone use.

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September 4, 2009   9 Comments

How Microsoft Got Bing, And Why It Is Failing to Matter

Daniel Eran Dilger

After having proven itself unable to compete in web search and advertising, Microsoft has acquired technology from a company with management problems and has launched a wildly hailed attempt to catch up to Google using a dishonest campaign targeting the government. Of course, this isn’t anything new, simply a repeat performance of the historical development of Windows NT. The only difference this time around is that Microsoft’s monopoly is no longer able to exert much leverage against legitimate competitors in the market, providing little hope for Bing. Here’s why.
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August 31, 2009   43 Comments

China signs 3 year iPhone deal

Daniel Eran Dilger

China Unicom has signed a three year agreement with Apple to become the exclusive provider of the iPhone in China, according to a report citing the company’s chief executive and a representative from Apple.
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August 28, 2009   18 Comments

Why Windows 7 isn’t competing with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Daniel Eran Dilger

Windows Enthusiasts are working hard to compare Windows 7 against Snow Leopard. The problem: there’s no intelligent or rational basis for doing so.

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August 26, 2009   48 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

Letters from Microsoft: An Employee Tosses His Zune

Zune HD

Daniel Eran Dilger

Windows Enthusiasts like to paint me as biased against the Zune because I didn’t get a free gift basket from Microsoft and then turn around with a CNET-style gushing review of the me-too player that manages to consistently slink a year or two behind Apple. But what does one of Microsoft’s own developers think of the device? Here’s an independent report from a person deep inside the Zune maker.
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August 18, 2009   54 Comments

What Obama could learn from Apple… on Health Care

Daniel Eran Dilger

Before President Obama was elected, I compared him to Steve Jobs on the threshold of Apple in 1996, challenged with the task of rebuilding a failed enterprise and charting out a new future for it. How well is Obama doing in his role as a Jobsian CEO of America? Well, he could use some Apple-style marketing.

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August 17, 2009   70 Comments

Jason Calcacanis: The Case for Seizing Apple’s Technology

Case.Against.Apple

Daniel Eran Dilger

Being a CEO doesn’t necessarily mean you have a basic grasp of logic. Jason Calcacanis proved this point while trying to make a rambling critique of Apple in his personal blog, oddly republished by the Silicon Alley Insider. Calcacanis demands that Apple be stripped of its technology so that less capable and innovative companies can benefit from it instead.

To make this moralist assault on free markets more palatable, he wraps up the whole thing with emotionalist language about openness and evil. At the core however, his rant reflects the new low in moron journalism that is eating up America like a swiftly spreading flesh eating bacteria.
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August 14, 2009   43 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.

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August 3, 2009   5 Comments