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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

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June 17, 2009   7 Comments

Apple says iPhone 3G S pre-orders will be filled on time

Michael L Basham & Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Despite warnings from AT&T that claimed high demand for the new iPhone 3G S would prevent it from shipping pre-orders by the June 19 launch date, Apple is still promising to satisfy all web pre-orders with a Friday delivery.

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June 15, 2009   4 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

Apple briefs staff on wireless iPhone movie and TV downloads

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The iPhone 3.0 operating system release will include new support for direct downloads of movie and TV content from the iTunes Store, according to people familiar with Apple’s internal training materials

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May 29, 2009   1 Comment

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

Free Stanford iPhone dev podcasts downloaded 1 million times

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Interest in iPhone development is hot enough to be setting records in another category Apple has pioneered: education podcasts. Stanford’s iPhone course has recently hit a million downloads milestone in iTunes U.

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May 18, 2009   No Comments

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.

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May 13, 2009   1 Comment

The iPhone isn’t coming to Verizon.

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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

Snow Leopard Server to offer low cost, secure mobile access to iPhone

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple will leverage the popularity of the iPhone to deliver business users new Mobile Access services in Snow Leopard Server to securely deliver corporate email, contact, calendar, and intranet web services to iPhone and iPod touch users far more cost effectively than Microsoft Windows Server.

Snow Leopard Server to offer low cost, secure mobile access to iPhone
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April 24, 2009   1 Comment

Apple apologizes over Baby Shaker app

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s App Store, often lambasted for being slow and excessively conservative in its approval process, is now apologizing for having approved a game where players kill babies by shaking them to death.

Apple apologizes over Baby Shaker app
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April 23, 2009   1 Comment

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.’

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April 22, 2009   No Comments

Bluetooth 3.0 arrives with promise of eightfold speed increase

Prince McLean, AppleInsider
The next version of the Bluetooth short-range wireless protocol officially launched this week, promising an eightfold speed increase to boost the low power protocol into the same performance range as WiFi wireless networking, while allowing Bluetooth 3.0 devices to fall back to lower power mode when not actively transferring data.

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April 22, 2009   2 Comments