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Microsoft to attack Mac pricing in new series of TV ads

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

After running through a series of ad campaigns designed to make Windows look cool, then victimized, then simply inescapably ubiquitous, Microsoft is now hoping to attack Apple in new ads that portray Macs as unaffordable compared to generic PCs.

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March 27, 2009   30 Comments

Pwn2Own contest winner: Macs are safer than Windows

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Charlie Miller, the security expert who won both this and last year’s CanSecWest Pwn2Own security contests by exploiting Macs running Safari, repeated in an interview that he’d recommend Macs to typical users as a safer alternative to Windows PCs.
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Pwn2Own contest winner: Macs are safer than Windows
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March 26, 2009   12 Comments

Ridiculous Rescuecom Statistics Create Apple Reliability Headlines

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Daniel Eran Dilger

According to new numbers released by a company I’ve never heard of before, Apple’s computer reliability rankings have suddenly fallen precipitously over the last three months, suggesting that either low cost Chinese imports are now of better quality, or that statistics are easy to get wrong.

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March 26, 2009   20 Comments

Report: Apple and AT&T to partner on U-Verse, $99 Netbook

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Daniel Eran Dilger

A report citing a source “pretty high up in AT&T’s food chain” says it has “100% confirmed” a series of cooperative deals between Apple and AT&T that include a faster new iPhone, U-verse integration, and a rumored “$99 3G netbook.”

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March 23, 2009   12 Comments

Dell’s iPhone Killer rejected by carriers as too dull

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
After signaling its intent to follow Apple’s wildly successful iPhone into the smartphone business, Dell’s first attempts to produce a phone have been rejected by the carriers for being too dull and lacking enough differentiation to stand out in a competitive environment, according to a report.
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March 21, 2009   6 Comments

Briefly: Apple still selling $899 17-inch iMac for education

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

In its March eNews mailing to education users, Apple has revealed plans to continue to offer its 17“ iMac to education customers starting at $899, alongside its current 20” and 24“ iMac models now being sold to the general public.

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March 21, 2009   2 Comments

“Jesus Phone 3.0” touches diabetic blogger

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
During Apple’s iPhone 3.0 event, the presentation of a mobile-attached blood glucose monitor for diabetic users apparently bored some journalists in the room. However, the demonstration not only revealed Apple’s most important leap yet in mobile devices, but also answered the pleas of a diabetic blogger.

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March 20, 2009   8 Comments

Apple’s 2009 iPhone to support faster 3G networks – report

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new report indicates that the next iPhone hardware release will offer “a significantly faster Internet connection,” harmonizing with previous coverage of AT&T’s network upgrade plans.

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March 20, 2009   2 Comments

App Store experts discuss the future of iPhone gaming

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
In a panel discussion at the Games Summit titled “Where Do We Go From Here?” Rebecca Lynn of Morgenthaler Ventures moderated a discussion about the future of iPhone gaming, involving Brett Seyler of Garage Games, Michael Chang of Greystripe, David Helgason of Unity Technologies, and Greg Yardley of Pinch Media.

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March 19, 2009   No Comments

iPhone gaming takes the stage at iGames Summit 2009 #igsummit09

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Small and large game developers are meeting with venture capitalists and technology companies to talk about the future of gaming on the iPhone platform at the 2009 iGames Summit being held here in San Francisco at the UCSF Mission Bay complex.

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March 19, 2009   6 Comments

iPhone 3.0 to offer MobileMe users “Find My iPhone” feature

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
A new feature in the iPhone 3.0 firmware appears to let users remotely pinpoint a lost or stolen phone by securely requesting the device’s location via Apple’s MobileMe service.

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March 18, 2009   1 Comment

AT&T to offer limited iPhone 3G sales without contract

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

AT&T will begin offering “no commitment” pricing on the iPhone 3G beginning on March 26, without any service contract requirement, according to a report leaking an internal company training memo.
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March 18, 2009   No Comments

iPhone graphics may get multiprocessor performance upgrade

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Imagination Technologies, the firm that designs the PowerVR graphics core used in the iPhone, has announced a new generation of its SGX design with multi-processor support, providing embedded graphics applications such as a future iPhone with up to 16 cores.

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March 18, 2009   2 Comments

Developers show off new features of iPhone 3.0

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Two weeks ago, Apple presented its new iPhone 3.0 Software Development Kit to a select group of iPhone developers, then allowed them to take the stage and show off what they could create on the new platform.

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March 17, 2009   No Comments

App Store audience hits 30 million users, 13M iPod touches sold

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

At its preview of the new iPhone 3.0 platform, Apple has finally revealed sales figures for iPhones and iPod touch units together: 30 million devices. The company noted that it has sold 17 million iPhones, leaving 13 million iPod touch sales.

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March 17, 2009   1 Comment