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Report: Apple testing RFID swipe support in iPhone prototypes

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A site focused on Near Field Communications has reported that Apple has built new iPhone prototypes with hardware support for sensing RFID chips.

Report: Apple testing RFID swipe support in iPhone prototypes
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November 5, 2009   7 Comments

Bell, Telus provide new iPhone competition in Canada

CDMA iPhone

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Rogers Wireless, Apple’s exclusive iPhone partner in Canada, is gaining new competition from its formerly CDMA-only rivals in a move that could foreshadow changes in the US market affecting AT&T and Verizon.

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November 4, 2009   14 Comments

Canalys Q3 2009: iPhone, RIM taking over smartphone market

Canalys market share Q3 2009

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The latest Q3 2009 smartphone market figures from Canalys show RIM and Apple gobbling up the smartphone market as overall growth in the segment begins to slow.

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November 3, 2009   21 Comments

Why Apple’s iPhone is still not coming to Verizon

Daniel Eran Dilger

A number of pundits and other wags keep insisting that Apple desperately needs to sell the iPhone through Verizon, and will likely do so sometime really soon now, providing AT&T haters and Verizon family plan users with empty hope. They’re still wrong, here’s why.
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October 30, 2009   59 Comments

TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld insists Google wrote the iPhone

Daniel Eran Dilger

Wrting for TechCrunch, Erick Schonfeld channeled Glenn Beck to blend righteous outrage, over-the-top moralism, and boldly presented misinformation to insist that Google wrote Apple’s iPhone apps and that it “should” now force Apple to beg to use Google’s open APIs. He’s wrong, here’s why.
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October 29, 2009   20 Comments

Apple retail stores upgrading EasyPay from Windows to iPod touch

EasyPay Pocket PC

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Multiple sources have noted that Apple will be transitioning its retail store EasyPay handheld checkout systems from Windows-based PDA devices to iPod touch hardware for the 2009 holiday season.

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October 28, 2009   20 Comments

Apple’s iPhone 3GS blunts Palm Pre impact, challenges BlackBerry

Apple RIM Palm smartphone share

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new consumer survey shows smartphone ownership is still growing rapidly, future demand is strong, and that Apple’s iPhone 3GS has made a big impact since its launch, overshadowing the Palm Pre and approaching RIM’s BlackBerry.

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October 27, 2009   10 Comments

Google fans fail to contemplate why Android is free

Daniel Eran Dilger

Supporters of Google’s Android platform studiously ignore all its potential problems. Now they’re refusing to acknowledge why it is free. This is a bad omen for anyone who hopes that Android has a future.

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October 26, 2009   45 Comments

Why Nokia is suing Apple over iPhone GSM/UMTS patents

Daniel Eran Dilger

Nokia has filed suit over patent infringement on Apple’ iPhone, claiming that “by refusing to agree appropriate terms for Nokia’s intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia’s innovation.” Actually the reverse is true.

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October 22, 2009   35 Comments

Gartner’s presumptuous coronation of Android as the Windows of smartphones

Itanium forecasts

Daniel Eran Dilger

A variety of people seem to think that Google’s Android is quickly shaping up to be the “Windows 95 Macintosh-killer” to Apple’s iPhone, with some of the most vocal proponents of this idea being analysts and bloggers associated with Gartner. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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October 21, 2009   32 Comments

Sun, Oracle save Microsoft’s Pink after Danger data disaster

Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft has announced the restoration of Sidekick users’ contacts as the first milestone in recovering data it lost in the cloud computing disaster affecting its Danger subsidiary, while a new source explains why the restoration was possible without a backup and why it is taking so long.

Sun, Oracle save Microsoft’s Pink after Danger data disaster
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October 21, 2009   12 Comments

Microsoft’s Pink/Danger backup problem blamed on Roz Ho

Roz Ho

Daniel Eran Dilger

A fourth source has added new insight into Microsoft’s Danger datacenter disaster, pinning the root cause directly on Pink Project leader Roz Ho rather than Microsoft’s third party vendors, which the company is itself seeking to scapegoat.
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October 15, 2009   45 Comments

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server: Apple’s server strategy

Apple server history

Daniel Eran Dilger

Years before Mac OS X 10.0 was first released in 2001, Apple launched Mac OS X Server, targeting its newly acquired Unix-based operating system technology at the education and workgroup server market. Apple has struggled ever since to find a broad server strategy that works. The solution may be as obvious as the iPhone App Store.

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server: Apple’s server strategy
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October 13, 2009   10 Comments

Microsoft’s Sidekick/Pink problems blamed on dogfooding and sabotage

Daniel Eran Dilger

Additional insiders have stepped forward to shed more light into Microsoft’s troubled acquisition of Danger, its beleaguered Pink Project, and what has become one of the most high profile Information Technology disasters in recent memory.

Microsoft’s Sidekick/Pink problems blamed on dogfooding and sabotage

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October 12, 2009   13 Comments

Microsoft’s Danger SideKick data loss casts dark on cloud computing

Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft has demonstrated that the dark side of cloud computing has no silver linings. After a major server outage occurred on its watch last weekend, users dependent on the company have just been informed that their personal data and photos “has almost certainly been lost.”

Microsoft’s Danger SideKick data loss casts dark on cloud computing
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October 11, 2009   6 Comments