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Who’s paying Brett Arends to malign Apple?

Arends

Daniel Eran Dilger

Brett Arends, the notorious shill who filed discredited attacks on the iPhone launch in Jim Cramer’s the Street listing “Five reasons not to buy an iPhone” and attacking the new phone at its launch for supposedly costing buyers “$17,670,” is now printing his fully unsubstantiated opinions on Apple in the Wall Street Journal.

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July 21, 2009   28 Comments

Apple launches HTTP Live Streaming standard in iPhone 3.0

media streaming timeline

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

One of the more overlooked features of the new iPhone 3.0 is support for a new open standard for live video streaming over HTTP, which promises to open up standards-based video broadcasting to a wide audience while giving mobile users an optimized picture as they roam between WiFi and mobile networks.

Apple launches HTTP Live Streaming standard in iPhone 3.0
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July 8, 2009   10 Comments

Ogg Theora, H.264 and the HTML 5 Browser Squabble

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Pundits are roasting Apple over a scuffle raised by Mozilla and Opera to define the free Ogg Theora video codec as the official way to present video on the web in the new HTML 5 specification. The problem: HTML isn’t supposed to define content codecs, and even if it were, Ogg Theora, commercially abandoned nearly a decade ago, doesn’t have what it takes to deliver video on the increasingly mobile web.

Ogg Theora, H.264 and the HTML 5 Browser Squabble
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July 6, 2009   24 Comments

Apple revamps MobileMe iDisk features

MobileMe

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

MobileMe web applications have received another facelift, with new features including a revised iDisk module that enables easy file sharing using a system Apple first debuted with its iWork.com experiment at Macworld Expo.

Apple revamps MobileMe iDisk features
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July 6, 2009   1 Comment

Fix for WiFi problems after iPhone 3.0 upgrade

iPhone 3.0 Wifi problem

Daniel Eran Dilger

So I’ve been pulling my hair out over my iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S both refusing to stay on WiFi and failing to automatically reconnect after waking from sleep ever since the upgrade to iPhone 3.0. Strangely enough, my original iPhone doesn’t seem to have the problem.
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June 19, 2009   21 Comments

Buying a new iPhone 3G S in twenty minutes

iPhone 3G S launch

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The original iPhone defined a new height of spectacle in consumer electronics launches. With the release of the iPhone 3G S, Apple has managed to keep the media circus surrounding its new smartphones engaged for the third year in a row, and has greatly improved its in-store processing.

AppleInsider | Buying a new iPhone 3G S in twenty minutes
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June 19, 2009   11 Comments

MobileMe pushes out new Find My iPhone, Remote Wipe service

MobileMe Push

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Announced at WWDC, Apple’s new Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe services went online today with the warning that high traffic to the site might slow or prevent access for users trying it out on launch day. The site appears to be up intermittently and yet not actually functional yet

MobileMe pushes out new Find My iPhone, Remote Wipe service
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June 17, 2009   7 Comments

A closer look at iPhone 3G S Cortex-A8 ARM and PowerVR chips

ARM CPU generations

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The iPhone 3G S uses a Samsung processor incorporating an ARM Cortex-A8 processor core and Imagination’s PowerVR SGX graphics core to achieve a significant new class of speed while remaining backwardly compatible with existing iPhone apps.

A closer look at iPhone 3G S Cortex-A8 ARM and PowerVR chips
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June 10, 2009   4 Comments

iPhone 3G S to use PowerVR SGX GPU core for OpenGL ES 2.0

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The new iPhone 3G S achieves its OpenGL ES 2.0 support using the PowerVR SGX graphics processor core, according to sources familiar with the new iPhone’s graphics processor design, as AppleInsider first anticipated in a report last April that broke news of a secret deal struck between Imagination Technologies, Samsung, and Apple.

iPhone 3G S to use PowerVR SGX GPU core for OpenGL ES 2.0
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June 9, 2009   1 Comment

The Imagined War between Apple and Palm: Pre vs. iPhone

palm pre itunes

Daniel Eran Dilger

The ridiculous fringe of punditry is working hard to invent a bitter, angry rivalry between Apple and Palm in order to suggest that the iPhone is at some potential risk of being overshadowed and that Apple has become an abusive monopolist seeking to beat up underdogs. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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May 30, 2009   64 Comments

AT&T deploying HSPA 7.2 mobile service ahead of new iPhones

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

AT&T has formally announced plans for deploying its 7.2 Mbps mobile data service upgrade this year, which will support faster iPhone models expected to be released this summer.

AT&T deploying HSPA 7.2 mobile service ahead of new iPhones
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May 27, 2009   1 Comment

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.

Apple hires One Laptop Per Child security expert and noted critic
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May 13, 2009   1 Comment

The iPhone isn’t coming to Verizon.

iPhone cancel

Daniel Eran Dilger
USA Today published a weak bit of sensationalism under the guise of journalism, strongly suggesting there was some basis for believing that Apple would partner with Verizon Wireless to deliver an iPhone capable of working on Verizon’s network. That’s wrong, here’s why.

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April 28, 2009   35 Comments

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