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Apple updates MobileMe file sharing, iPhone features

MobileMe

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s MobileMe cloud services package has been updated to improve its public file sharing features and make it easier to locate the Find My iPhone page. The web apps still can’t be accessed from the iPhone however.

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October 9, 2009   3 Comments

Exclusive: Pink Danger leaks from Microsoft’s Windows Phone

Mobile platforms history

Daniel Eran Dilger

Earlier this week, an anonymous tipster leaked the news that Microsoft’s top secret Pink project, aimed to take on the iPhone just as the Zune targeted the iPod, was “near death and probably will be canceled.” Another source has now spilled even more details about the internal crisis brewing within the company and how the failure of Pink relates to iPhone, Google’s Android, and Windows Mobile.

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October 9, 2009   22 Comments

Podcast: Adobe Flash, Shill bloggers, Windows 7, and terrible Microsoft hardware

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Adobe Flash, FCC rules on bloggers who take gear for favorable reviews, Windows 7, and terrible Microsoft hardware. You can tune into the live stream Thursday October 8 at 6 PM PST, or listen to podcast episodes via iTunes, and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at:

The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg

Recent episodes:

September 17, 2009 Zune HD, Flip video and the iPod nano.
August 27, 2009 Windows 7 and Snow Leopard.
July 30, 2009, Windows 7, netbooks, and the Apple tablet.
July 9, 2009, Mozilla and Opera fight to make Ogg Theora the official codec of HTML 5.
June 18, 2009, Microsoft Enthusiasts
May 21, 2009, talking about Windows 7
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
Jun 14 07
Apr 26 07
Mar 1 07
Jan 11 07

October 8, 2009   No Comments

Gartner declares Android a second place winner in 2012. Why?

Daniel Eran Dilger

Looking into its crystal ball, Gartner Group has predicted that Google’s Android will become the second largest smartphone platform by 2012. Problem is, nobody’s talking about how terrible Gartner is at predicting things, or that Gartner’s “research” has historically been paid for by special interests. So why the headlines?

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October 8, 2009   36 Comments

The Tech Crunch ‘Apple Backlash’ Myth

Daniel Eran Dilger

According to a variety of pundits, many associated with Michael Arrington’s Tech Crunch, Apple is facing a backlash from users that promises to leave the iPhone and its App Store phenomenon a short-lived ‘flash in the pan.’ They’re wrong, here’s why.
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September 25, 2009   38 Comments

AT&T 3G MicroCell to cost $150, require no monthly fees

femtocell comparisons

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Users have reported AT&T’s new 3G MicroCell has been test launched in the Charlotte, North Carolina market, with a $150 price tag and no required monthly fees.

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September 21, 2009   2 Comments

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

IDG’s Galen Gruman throws fit about Apple’s iPhone 3.1 Exchange fix

Galen Gruman

Daniel Eran Dilger

IDG and other tech news outfits have stooped to yellow journalism in printing the sensationalized tantrums of Galen Gruman, an uninformed Exchange user. At issue is the iPhone 3.1 firmware, which respects a policy setting of Exchange Server 2007 that blocks devices that don’t support hardware encryption.

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September 16, 2009   19 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.

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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

iPhone panic spurs Nokia to dump Symbian on high end

Daniel Eran Dilger

Nokia will abandon the Symbian OS on its high end smartphones and instead roll out new Linux-based devices in a fresh bid to take on the iPhone, according to advanced reports on next week’s Nokia World event in Germany.
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August 26, 2009   26 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