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Apple approves Commodore 64 emulator for iPhone

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A previously rejected iPhone title offering emulated play of Commodore 64 titles has been approved after the developer made changes to align it with Apple’s SDK. It allows the iPhone to act as a system that was what was once Apple’s staunch competitor.

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September 6, 2009   11 Comments

Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: GPU Optimization

Daniel Eran Dilger

As jingle-pundits desperately try to denigrate Snow Leopard as a “Service Pack,” Apple’s new operating system reference release actually expands the reach of the Mac platform in several important and under-reported new directions. Here’s the third in a series looking closer at some of Snow Leopard’s well-known, but often misrepresented or misunderstood features.

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September 4, 2009   3 Comments

AT&T defends its iPhone network via YouTube outreach

Daniel Eran Dilger

AT&T has published a YouTube response to the mounting complaints about its network to explain the issues involved and assure subscribers that it is working hard to address the massive new demand related to iPhone use.

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September 4, 2009   9 Comments

China signs 3 year iPhone deal

Daniel Eran Dilger

China Unicom has signed a three year agreement with Apple to become the exclusive provider of the iPhone in China, according to a report citing the company’s chief executive and a representative from Apple.
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August 28, 2009   18 Comments

Report: iTunes 9 to support DVD ripping, Facebook

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A report filed by a tipster claiming access to iTunes 9 says that it is “possible” the next version of Apple’s media player will sport both DVD import and playback as well as Facebook integration, allowing users to advertise songs and playlists with their friends.

Report: iTunes 9 to support DVD ripping, Facebook
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August 19, 2009   7 Comments

Letters from Microsoft: An Employee Tosses His Zune

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Windows Enthusiasts like to paint me as biased against the Zune because I didn’t get a free gift basket from Microsoft and then turn around with a CNET-style gushing review of the me-too player that manages to consistently slink a year or two behind Apple. But what does one of Microsoft’s own developers think of the device? Here’s an independent report from a person deep inside the Zune maker.
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August 18, 2009   54 Comments

Readers Write: the iPhone 3.0 Mail Bug

Daniel Eran Dilger

A POP email setting in iPhone 3.0 has been identified as both a bug and a “security issue,” but that’s not really the case, writes Dr. Harry Zink.
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August 18, 2009   3 Comments

Why Can’t Microsoft Develop Software for Zune HD?

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Daniel Eran Dilger

An iPhone developer has reported that Microsoft promised it “a bucket of money” if it could port its Twitter app to the new Zune HD. The obvious question is, if there’s so much money in writing Zune software, why can’t Microsoft write its own simple apps and pocket all that potential for wealth itself?
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August 15, 2009   94 Comments

Sony targets iPhone developers and low app prices for PSPgo

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Sony plans to lure iPhone developers to the PSPgo, a revised version of its PlayStation Portable handheld gaming platform, and copy Apple’s low App Store prices to create demand for the relatively expensive new hardware, according to a gaming industry report.

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August 14, 2009   6 Comments

Jason Calcacanis: The Case for Seizing Apple’s Technology

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Being a CEO doesn’t necessarily mean you have a basic grasp of logic. Jason Calcacanis proved this point while trying to make a rambling critique of Apple in his personal blog, oddly republished by the Silicon Alley Insider. Calcacanis demands that Apple be stripped of its technology so that less capable and innovative companies can benefit from it instead.

To make this moralist assault on free markets more palatable, he wraps up the whole thing with emotionalist language about openness and evil. At the core however, his rant reflects the new low in moron journalism that is eating up America like a swiftly spreading flesh eating bacteria.
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August 14, 2009   43 Comments

Report: iPhone grabs 32% of global handset profits

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple’s iPhone now accounts for 8% of all mobile phone revenue and a whopping 32% of the industry’s handset profits, according to figures published by Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi

Report: iPhone grabs 32% of global handset profits
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August 4, 2009   3 Comments

iPhone Wars: AT&T, Verizon and the evil of two lessors

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Complaints of AT&T’s network performance by iPhone users reached a crescendo at the release of iPhone 3.0, when major features of the release ended up not even being supported by AT&T. But would Verizon be any better?
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August 1, 2009   40 Comments

Wired’s David Kravets assails Apple over the EFF’s DMCA iPhone case

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Another day passes as Wired continues its populist belittling of the iPhone and Apple, this time uncritically posting the opinions of Electronic Frontier Foundation blogger Fred von Lohmann over his attempt to obtain an exemption from the DCMA that would prevent Apple from being able to use the law to stop copyright infringement of the iPhone’s software. But first, a train wrecks.
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July 29, 2009   24 Comments

The Palm Pre/iPhone Multitasking Myth

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Vendors in the smartphone market desperately need to offer unique strengths that can offer a credible alternatives to Apple’s blockbuster iPhone and its App Store. A primary strategy of Palm’s new Pre is to advertise the potential of “multitasking apps” as a key differentiator. The problem is that Palm and its boosters don’t seem to understand what multitasking is.
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July 28, 2009   32 Comments

Buying a new iPhone 3G S in twenty minutes

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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