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The Case of the Top Secret, Missing Windows Mobile Phone

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Stories of a top secret Windows Mobile phone being stolen have started making the rounds, suggesting that Microsoft is worried that its latest technology contained on the phone might be appropriated by its competitors, particularly Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone. Is it a case of incompetence, marketing, or inventive journalism?

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February 21, 2009   26 Comments

Mozilla, Skype support EFF’s case for iPhone jailbreaking

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

In a filling with the US Copyright Office, Mozilla and Skype have added their voices of support to a request by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act related to iPhone jailbreaking.

Mozilla, Skype support EFF’s case for iPhone jailbreaking

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February 18, 2009   9 Comments

Windows Mobile 6.5 shows clever burst of originality. Haha no.

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Daniel Eran Dilger

To everyone who took Microsoft at its word that it would catch up to the original iPhone’s multitouch user interface within just three years, the demonstration of Windows Mobile 6.5 is breath of fresh air, or at least another desperate gasp for oxygen before being submerged in development for another six to nine months.

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February 17, 2009   41 Comments

Apple and EFF argue over iPhone jailbreaking

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed requests with the US Copyright Office to exempt activities from legal threats under the DMCA, one of which attacks Apple’s secured software business model on the iPhone.

Apple and EFF argue over iPhone jailbreaking

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February 13, 2009   23 Comments

The iPhone Multitouch Patent Myth

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Daniel Eran Dilger

According to a wide range of frothy mouthed pundits, Apple has announced patented ownership of “multitouch,” and will now destroy the future we deserve by forcing all competitors to stop using a basic concept that was already in wide use long before Apple ever demonstrated the iPhone. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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February 13, 2009   30 Comments

Apple prepping iTunes Replay on-demand video service

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple is believed to be wrapping up a new feature in iTunes 8 that will allow users to stream their iTunes video purchases directly from the company’s servers for playback anywhere, anytime without eating up local storage.

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February 11, 2009   6 Comments

Apple survey to help shape future of Apple TV

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Apple has set up an online survey to find out more about how recent buyers of Apple TV make use of their box and what they do and don’t like about it in an effort to improve the system.

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February 9, 2009   8 Comments

How Apple TV can score at the big 3.0

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Steve Jobs’ Apple TV hobby, the box that brings iTunes content into the living room, is getting ready for its third revision. What will the company do to leverage the recent spurt of interest in the device and boost sales even further? Here’s what the company will and won’t do to push Apple TV.
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February 5, 2009   67 Comments

Amazon Kindle sells half as well as Microsoft Zune

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Daniel Eran Dilger
If you’re hooked on phonics, you’re probably stoked about Amazon’s Kindle, which allows users to load up books, newspapers, and even blogs and Wikipedia articles from the web over-the-air for reading on a slow refreshing, grey e-Ink screen. But did you know it’s selling half as well as that barometer of epic failure, the Microsoft Zune?
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February 4, 2009   64 Comments

Why Apple’s Tim Cook Did Not Threaten Palm Pre

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Bloggers jumped on comments from Apple COO Tim Cook to suggest that the company is planning legal action to shut down Palm’s webOS Pre phone before the device can even make it to the market. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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January 23, 2009   37 Comments

Survey highlights iPhone impact among mobiles

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
A new US survey reveals a general decline in mobile phone growth, a mass exodus from Sprint to other carriers, a significant but relaxing demand for the iPhone, a failure of the Android G1 to have much impact for T-Mobile, but continued strength in the smartphone segment.

Survey highlights iPhone impact among mobiles
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January 21, 2009   No Comments

Apple rules out “iPhone nano,” not keen on Mac netbook

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple exposed its complete lack of interest in building a stripped down, voice-only iPhone or a Mac-based netbook during its fiscal first quarter conference call Wednesday afternoon.

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January 21, 2009   1 Comment

Ten Big Predictions for Apple in 2009

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Two years ago, Apple teased Macworld Expo audiences with the line, “the first 30 years were just the beginning. Welcome to 2007.” Since then, the company has has regularly embarrassed naysayers by repeatedly reinventing itself and successfully adding major new lines of business, although the market has failed to recognize any net appreciation in the company over that period.
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January 16, 2009   17 Comments

Palm Pre: The Emperor’s New Phone

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Palm impressed CES attendees this year with the unveiling of a new smartphone OS and prototype hardware called the Palm Pre. Given the low expectations set for the firm, the demos drew applause. But why?
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January 12, 2009   95 Comments

iTunes Store goes DRM Free, offers over-the-air downloads

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

While bowing to studio pressure to offer variable pricing on iTunes tracks, Apple has also finally convinced all the big labels to release their music as DRM-free ‘iTunes Plus’ tracks at the same 99 cents.

iTunes Store goes DRM Free, offers over-the-air downloads

January 6, 2009   3 Comments