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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

Next-gen iPod touch, iPhone to support low-power 802.11n

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Wireless radio component specifications contained within beta distributions of iPhone 3.0 firmware reveal support for a new chip enabling low power 802.11n that’s bound for Apple’s third-generation iPod touch. It’s therefore also likely to be included with new iPhone models.

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April 4, 2009   4 Comments

AT&T hurrying massive network update for new iPhone launch

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
AT&T is rushing to rollout a major upgrade to its 3G mobile data service in anticipation of a tenfold increase in network traffic from new iPhone hardware expected to go on sale in June, according to a vendor source.

AT&T hurrying massive network update for new iPhone

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April 3, 2009   2 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

Stanford to publish free iPhone course on iTunes U

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Stanford University will be publishing video podcasts and slides from its popular “iPhone Application Programming” course on iTunes U for free to the general public, beginning this week.

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April 1, 2009   1 Comment

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
Jun 14 07
Apr 26 07
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Jan 11 07

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

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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March 26, 2009   12 Comments

iPhone sweeps IGF’s Mobile Games Awards

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s iPhone platform dominated the finalist entries and the prize winners of mobile game awards at the annual Independent Games Festival.

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March 25, 2009   4 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

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.

Apple’s 2009 iPhone to support faster 3G networks – report
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March 20, 2009   2 Comments

The big 3.0: How iPhone will shift peripheral devices

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Daniel Eran Dilger

The biggest news to come out of iPhone 3.0 is its new support for external peripherals, a move that will expand the iPhone and its iPod touch sibling into new territory as a central hub for controlling all sorts of embedded devices. It will also bring Apple’s new mobile platform even closer to the open-ended premise of the old Newton Message Pad. Here’s why Apple’s modern mobile platform will work out better than its first attempt in the early 90s, and why competitors will be hard pressed to duplicate its success.

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March 20, 2009   41 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

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