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Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 3. It’s ad-evil

February 1, 2010   41 Comments

Ten Myth of Apple’s iPad: 2. iPad needs Adobe Flash

February 1, 2010   90 Comments

Ten Myth of Apple’s iPad: 1. It’s just a big iPod touch

Daniel Eran Dilger

Apple’s unveiling of the iPad was guaranteed to do two things: temporarily tank the company’s stock price (just because) and, of course, generate a torrent of feigned outrage and righteous contempt from the usual suspects who always jump all over anything the company produces. As reader Jose Cerritelli points out, an Upton Sinclair quote is appropriate: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

Here’s the first segment in my series taking on iPad myths: no the iPad isn’t just a big iPod touch.

Ten Myth of Apple’s iPad: 1. It’s just a big iPod touch
Ten Myth of Apple’s iPad: 2. iPad needs Adobe Flash
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 3. It’s ad-evil
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 4. It was over-hyped and under-delivered
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 5. It’s just a Tablet PC or Kindle
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 6. It needs HDMI for HD video output
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 7. It needs cameras
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 8. It’s a curse for mobile developers
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 9. It can’t multitask
Ten Myths of Apple’s iPad: 10. It needs Mac OS X
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January 31, 2010   121 Comments

Apple reinventing file access, wireless sharing for iPad

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple is dramatically rethinking how applications organize their documents on iPad, leaving behind the jumbled file system and making file access between the iPad and desktop computers seamless.

Apple reinventing file access, wireless sharing for iPad

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January 29, 2010   26 Comments

Hands on with Apple’s iPad (with videos and photos)

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Daniel Eran Dilger, AppleInsider

The big question before today’s Apple event was how the company would deliver a tablet-sized product that any significant number of people might want to buy. On stage, Steve Jobs provided a lot of answers, but the most powerful answer required holding the new device in your hands.

Hands on with Apple’s iPad (with videos and photos)

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January 27, 2010   79 Comments

Apple targets Google’s mobile ads market with Quattro acquisition

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple has signaled a clear intent to muscle its way into the mobile ad market using its recent acquisition of Quattro, a direct challenge to Google’s Android-related ventures.

Apple targets Google’s mobile ads market with Quattro acquisition
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January 26, 2010   5 Comments

Steve Jobs: Apple tablet “the most important thing I’ve ever done”

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Adding fuel to the already blazing bonfire of excited anticipation surrounding the tablet-sized product Apple is expected to announce on Wednesday, CEO Steve Jobs has being quoted as saying, “This will be the most important thing I’ve ever done.”

Steve Jobs: Apple tablet “the most importing thing I’ve ever done”
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January 26, 2010   8 Comments

Steve Jobs: Apple a $50B company, excited over ‘major new product’

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s chief executive Steve Jobs announced that the company’s annual revenues are now beyond $50 billion, but indicated that even more is in the pipeline to get excited about.

Steve Jobs: Apple a $50B company, excited over ‘major new product’.
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January 25, 2010   4 Comments

Inside the multitouch FingerWorks tech in Apple’s tablet

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The hyped anticipation surrounding the Apple Event later this week is looking for clues as to exactly what the company might deliver. One element of the anticipated new tablet’s software side is related to Apple’s 2005 acquisition of multitouch technology and expertise from FingerWorks.

Inside the multitouch FingerWorks tech in Apple’s tablet
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January 23, 2010   10 Comments

Podcast: Tablet anticipation, Google’s Android Nexus One

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the potential of Apple’s Tablet and things Google is doing wrong with Android. Listen here, pull up earlier podcast episodes via iTunes, and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at:

The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg

The family behind the Night Owl has also been facing some tough times and posted an appeal for help.
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January 21, 2010   12 Comments

The inside track on Apple’s tablet: a history of tablet computing

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s anticipated press event later this month is widely expected to debut a new tabled-sized device as a sibling to the company’s Mac, iPod and iPhone product lines. Here’s what has led up to the launch, and why the futuristic tablet hasn’t taken off so far.

The inside track on Apple’s tablet: a history of tablet computing
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January 15, 2010   23 Comments

Microsoft frets Google’s Nexus One will suffer Zune’s failure

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Microsoft announced to the press that Google will face a series of Zune-like problems with its Nexus One as it tries to balance its Android platform.

Microsoft frets Google’s Nexus One will suffer Zune’s failure
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January 11, 2010   25 Comments

Google struggling to support angry Nexus One buyers

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

New owners of the Nexus One are complaining that they can’t find answers to support issues from Google, and that they’re being passed back and forth between it, HTC, and T-Mobile.

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January 8, 2010   10 Comments

Anticipating the Apple Tablet

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Everyone is taking turns speculating about The Tablet that Apple is expected to debut about three weeks from now. It’s my turn.
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January 4, 2010   82 Comments

User interest, satisfaction in Android approaching the iPhone

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

ChangeWave is finding high brand recognition for Android among surveyed users who are planning to purchase a smartphone over the next quarter, as well as high satisfaction rankings nearly as high as the leading iPhone.

User interest, satisfaction in Android approaching the iPhone
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January 4, 2010   1 Comment