Archive | November, 2008

The Simpsons parody iPods, iPhones, Apple Stores, Steve Jobs, and even Apple’s 1984 commercial

30. November 2008

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“Your heart is blacker than your turtleneck!” Check out this great piece of Apple-related satire from tonight’s episode of The Simpsons.

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Flashback: Steve Jobs introduces the first Apple Store

30. November 2008

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An interesting look back. Via iPhoneSavior via MyAppleSpace

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The iTunes App store is thriving

30. November 2008

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Charles Teague over at DragonStyle has done some interesting research on the iTunes app store which highlights the tremendous growh the iTunes app store is experiencing. The following charts are reproduced with permission, and encapsulate all applications currently available in the iTunes app store. There are currently over 9000 apps available for sale in the [...]

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Why developers prefer the iPhone, and why Android and RIM face an uphill battle

27. November 2008

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I came across this quote from Cosential that captures the essence of why many developers are starting to prefer coding for the iPhone. “In learning about development for the Blackbery platforms, we have to create a build for each phone and each network. As a developer, I just can’t afford it. Most of my customers [...]

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The New York Times calls the BlackBerry Storm a “dud”

27. November 2008

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David Pogue of the New York Times released his review of the BlackBerry Storm today and he is less than impressed. It’s no help that the Storm shows you two different keyboards, depending on how you’re holding it (it has a tilt sensor like the iPhone’s). When you hold it horizontally, you get the full, [...]

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Apple rejects iPhone app that simulates smoking

26. November 2008

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Not surprisingly, an iPhone app called iSmoke didn’t make it into the iTunes app store. Check out the demonstration video below.

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Apple’s Black Friday discounts may reach 15%

26. November 2008

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AppleInsider reports: Citing supply chain and distribution checks, analyst Shaw Wu, who recently joined Kaufman from American Technology Research, said this year’s Black Friday sale is shaping up to be a bit more aggressive than usual. “Historically over the last couple years, Apple has offered discounts between 5%-10%,” he wrote in a research note to [...]

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iPhone ad banned in UK over misleading browsing speeds

26. November 2008

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An iPhone ad in the UK has been banned after a number of customers complained that their iPhone’s didn’t browse the web as fast as the one displayed in an iPhone commercial. The Guardian reports: In its ruling, the ASA said that while the majority of consumers would be familiar with the performance of mobile [...]

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A Zune phone in the works?

25. November 2008

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CNBC is reporting that Microsoft is hard at work at making a Zune phone. I’m hearing that a prototype of the new Pink could be unveiled as soon as the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but that it could be pushed back into a February release. Some reports suggest the phone could be released at [...]

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Comic: Grandma gets an old Mac running Mac OS System 6

25. November 2008

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Check out this comic, which should be a fun blast from the past for anyone who remembers using Mac OS System 6. Poor granny, she doesn’t even get to play solitaire (or Mahjong). That must be why people flocked to Windows during the late 80′s and early 90′s. Now that I think about it, OS [...]

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Papermaster would cause “irreperable harm” to IBM, says Judge

25. November 2008

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Computerworld has an interesting post discussing the specific reasons why the injunction preventing Mark Papermaster from working at Apple was granted. The injunction has been in effect for a few weeks, but the actual ruling has been sealed up until recently. The ruling states in part: “Because Mr. Papermaster has been inculcated with some of [...]

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Apple Stores to match competitor prices on Black Friday

25. November 2008

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infoAppleStore is reporting that Apple has internally announced that its Apple Stores are authorized to match the Black Friday sales of any authorized Apple re-seller. There have been reports indicating that Apple was already planning significant price cuts for Black Friday, so this Thanksgiving holiday is shaping up to be a great time to purchase [...]

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