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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

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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

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

Snow Leopard Server to offer low cost, secure mobile access to iPhone

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple will leverage the popularity of the iPhone to deliver business users new Mobile Access services in Snow Leopard Server to securely deliver corporate email, contact, calendar, and intranet web services to iPhone and iPod touch users far more cost effectively than Microsoft Windows Server.

Snow Leopard Server to offer low cost, secure mobile access to iPhone
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April 24, 2009   1 Comment

Apple happy with AT&T, indicates no plans for CDMA iPhone

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Asked Wednesday about his company’s exclusive relationship with AT&T — cited by some as a barrier to further iPhone penetration — Apple interim chief Tim Cook responded by praising the carrier as ‘the best wireless provider in the US,’ explaining that its GSM foundation gels with Apple’s goal of providing ‘one phone for the entire world’ while rival CDMA technology ‘doesn’t really have a life to it.’

Apple happy with AT&T, indicates no plans for CDMA iPhone
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April 22, 2009   No Comments

Apple responds to Microsoft ads: “a PC is no bargain”

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple has responded to the new Microsoft ads promoting low-cost generic PCs as a cheaper alternative to the Mac, stating “A PC is no bargain when it doesn’t do what you want.”

Apple responds to Microsoft ads: “a PC is no bargain”
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April 16, 2009   32 Comments

Apple stores to ditch Windows EasyPay systems for iPhone 3.0

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple retail stores are looking to move away from Windows Mobile-based handheld checkout devices in favor of iPod touches with custom accessory add-ons, with a transition expected to follow the release of iPhone 3.0 later this year.

AppleInsider | Apple stores to ditch Windows EasyPay systems for iPhone 3.0
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April 10, 2009   5 Comments

Scammers offer to help iPhone developers defraud Apple

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Daniel Eran Dilger & Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Third party iPhone App Store developers have received propositions from a scammer offering to buy large volumes of their iPhone applications and then split the resulting revenue with them, apparently using fraudulent iTunes gift certificates to make the purchases.
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April 7, 2009   6 Comments

Microsoft’s latest ad attacks Mac aesthetics, computing power

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Continuing its advertising campaign which seeks to promote generic PCs running Windows as more attractive than Macs, Microsoft’s latest spot plays up specifications over aesthetics as opposed to just suggesting that PCs are simply cheaper as the previous spot did. However, it end up making the opposite point instead.

Microsoft’s latest ad attacks Mac aesthetics, computing power

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April 4, 2009   30 Comments

RIM shares surge as BlackBerry sales hit record 7.8 million

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Shares of Research In Motion stock rose almost 23 percent after the company reported strong quarterly and year-end results for its BlackBerry smartphones, climbing back from a precipitous fall in February that drove the company to issue an outlook warning.

RIM shares surge as BlackBerry sales hit record 7.8 million
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April 2, 2009   3 Comments

Podcast: What’s new in iPhone 3.0

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I am belatedly posting the recent podcast where Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Apple’s iPhone 3.0. 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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Apr 26 07
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March 29, 2009   4 Comments

Apple’s Jailbroken iPhone Patent Outrage: Really?

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Various rumor and gadget websites are finding delicious irony in the fact that a recent patent filing by Apple displays a graphic of a jailbroken phone. Are you kidding me, really?
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March 28, 2009   13 Comments

Microsoft’s anti-Mac pricing campaign takes to the web

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
In a new series of web ads, Microsoft portrays two slot machines, one ringing up a Mac with bits of garbage, and the other presenting a cheaper generic PC along with the Zune, Xbox 360, and other things buyers could get with the money they’d save with the PC.

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March 27, 2009   10 Comments

NVIDIA strikes back against Intel

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

GPU maker NVIDIA has fired back a countersuit against Intel in response to Intel’s suit to block NVIDIA from making controller chips for future generations of Intel’s processors.

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March 27, 2009   2 Comments

Repair company promoting misleading Mac reliability rating isn’t even an authorized Mac repair shop

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Daniel Eran Dilger
A computer repair company based in New York has issued a report this week claiming that Apple’s reliability ranking has dropped precipitously over the past three months compared to other PC makers, using statistics that make little sense.

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March 27, 2009   3 Comments