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The media can't get enough of Apple, and frankly, I'm sick of it. Last year, Apple sold 3.7 million iPhones worldwide, and the press (particularly the really awful news.com site) can't get enough of them. That sounds like a lot of phones, until you realize that the leading seller of phones, Nokia, sold 111 million phones IN THE THIRD QUARTER ALONE! The total global market was 1.12 billion units, giving Apple a whopping .33 percent market share. Now granted, Apple didn't sell the phones the entire ...

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If we could add Skype to an iTouch we would almost have an iPhone!! Well not really.....


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I was beginning to think that this year's Macworld was going to be a bust...new iPhone apps, new movie rentals, blah blah blah. But then came the payoff... Apple will be releasing a new line of laptops called the MacBook Air, the "world's thinnest laptop". This thing just screams geek-envy all over it! A review of the features: - .16" to .76" thick (fits in a manilla envelope) - 13.3" widescreen display - Backlit keyboard - Multi-touch trackpad (similar to iPod Touch, so you can pinch in/out, rotate ...
So things have been quite quiet for me over the break in some ways as I took advantage of the fact that my Father-in-law made late changes to go over to Perth for the Xmas/New Year break and that unexpectedly left a 42 foot fly bridge cruiser at my disposal for use on the Sydney Harbour - but I digress.... Anyway, I'm now catching up on all the feeds from bloglines and I came across this tasty little snippet of all the work that Microsoft looks to be pouring in to developing the SmartPhone side of ...
Recently, I installed Vista SP1 RC Public Availability Programme (here) and I was initially disappointed as on inspection it was business as usual I couldn't find any differences and I was left wondering what was all that about then? I even took the time to do timings to do a before and after on times that was important to me such as timings in a DirectX games and none of them have changed, I even re-run them again and not one difference. So what I wanted from Vista SP1 was better performance in ...
After iPhone, few other names have been making frequent rounds of the internet recently. Since I am an early adopter of iPhone and majorly interested in gPhone and any other variants I thought I might as well jump in and clarify some terms and/or miconceptions at play here. iPhone as you may already be aware is an actual phone running a stripped down version of the famous Mac OS X. The iPhone has gone through many firmware upgrade ever since its introduction a while ago. In North America, Apple has ...
To celebrate the release of the iPhone in the UK today, I got a new Nokia N95. Why? Well I have read some shocking reviews of the iPhone from people in the US and many have returned the phone. Also, in my opinion the N95 looks to be a better phone. There is of course the ridiculous cost of an iPhone here in the UK it's £269 which you in the US that keep track of the exchange rate will know its nearly $550. Then there's the available tariffs...£35 a month with only 200mins...what a joke, I get 400mins, ...
I'm not suggesting it's the smartest thing to do, how would anyone know the URL for instance? What is interesting though is the possibilities that this starts to open up? It has been mentioned before that the idea and concept of a hypervisor and multiple virtual machines running in a SmartPhone (or iPhone for that matter) is a real possibility, so when you start thinking that there is a way of also hosting a web server in there as well then it starts me thinking about all the other possibilities? ...
Gmail has added IMAP access. It does not show up in all the accounts, but it will be rolled out to all accounts in the next few days. https://mail.google.com/sup... You can configure IMAP on your iPhone too. https://mail.google.com/sup... Anyway there is also a URL for mobile phones which is almost like the web interface. http://m.gmail.com Technorati Tags: Gmail , iPhone , IMAP , Mobile , Google ...
I have long been a fan of Stephen Fry's work even before our stint living in London and his ability to set forth on a diatribe on any number of topics is almost unsurpassed. Here in what I gather is only his second blog post he describes what he considers the faults of all manner of SmartPhones, and I do mean ALL as he is a self-confessed addict for PDA's and SmartPhones Stephen Fry Blessays, blogs and blisquisitions Let Fame » Device and Desires All the big guns want an iPhone killer. Even I, mad ...
From Customers Ask: Is Apple Going Rotten? Five big complaints are stirring up against the "Golden God's" great product line. Of course the $200 iPhone price drop. Video accessories no longer work on the new models. You have to re-purchase all your games. Touch screen is flawed, and they knew it. Pay a second time for ring-tones. But over the past two weeks, Apple's fans have been grumbling that the company they knew and loved is transforming into another Microsoft, making short-sighted, anti-consumer ...
continuing on the same theme from Engadget... anySIM is here: open source GUI iPhone unlock app By Ryan Block on unlock Filed under: Cellphones We've seen a couple of early versions of GUI iPhone SIM unlock apps from the open source community, but it looks like the iPhone Dev Team's got its proper release in order. Unfortunately, the app's source code won't be released for a couple days yet, so if you want to see how the Dev Team got from iUnlock (and iUnlock Reloaded) to their "final" anySIM solution, ...
It just shows that you can't keep the genie in the bottle? Once the device is out there the innovators start getting inventive and can't help themselves looking deeper and trying all sorts of tricks - and the funny thing is that the more successfully you are, the more devices in the public domain, and the more chance that inventive and ingenious folks have got hold of your hardware. One could almost see this as a self fulfilling prophecy? For my 2 cents worth though I think the unlocking is only ...
Cringely has the best summation of this week's iPhone fiasco I have seen yet. It wasn’t an accident. It wasn’t a thoughtless mistake. It was a calculated and tightly scripted exercise in marketing and ego gratification. So why did he do it? Why did he cut the price? I have no inside information here, but it seems pretty obvious to me: Apple introduced the iPhone at $599 to milk the early adopters and somewhat limit demand then dropped the price to $399 (the REAL price) to stimulate demand now that ...
Check out this article based on Apple's "The Beat Goes On" special event. First big deal: new iPod Nano: NICE! Although, to be honest, I don't really use mine for much video viewing...the screen is pretty small, and the nano screen is even smaller...but still...that device is just a nice package. But then... Then what? It's an iPhone. OH NO IT ISN'T! This is the new iPod Touch, which is basically the iPhone but without the phone component. AND it comes with wi-fi. That's right, an MP3 player that ...
Looks like the iPhone has been set free by the persistent guys at iPhoneDevWiki. No doubt the discovery will send the stock prices of Apple and T-Moble upwards. This post is aimed to those technical souls out there who want to give it a try. It's a concise look at all the steps necessary to get the job done and enjoy much cheaper iPhone service when traveling overseas. (Don't get stuck with a $12000 bill!) A quick look at the second phone ever unlocked in this way: George Hotz who worked closely ...
I just happened to check some of the news coming through from TechCrunch on Bloglines and noticed that the iPhone now appears to be well and truly hacked to any Carrier, as seen in this screenshot connected to T-Mobile Now That The iPhone Can Be Unlocked, Will Apple Try To Block The Hack? iPhoneSimFree.com And thanks to Ian for pointing out more details on video, and it's interesting to note that George wants to become a Neurosurgeon so that he "can hack the brain"... ;-) AP Aug. 24: George Hotz, ...
What would an iPHONE have to have for bidders on ebay to bid over $2000 for it? What if the phone could use any carrier and not AT&T the official mobile carrier for Apple? Many are bidding today on this phone that was hacked into by a 17 year old teenager who spent the summer doing it. In fact, if you go to his blog, you can learn how he did it. Amazing that a 17 year old teenager would discover this. I'm sure he has a future in the high tech world but he's off to RIT to study Neuroscience. Technorati ...
I’ve been on a shopping spree lately and have some cool new toys worth talking about. First of all, during all the frenzy of the IPhone release, I was able to pick up a Blackberry Curve from Amazon.com for only a penny, PLUS, a $75 rebate on top. The kicker to this deal was that you had to be switching from another carrier. If you were already an AT&T customer, you get screwed and they stick you with a $250 charge after they reverse the instant equipment discount. Luckily I read the fine print ...
Whatcha think? Will the iPhone blend? See for yourself Technorati tags: iPhone, Will it Blend, YouTube Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...
You can download today's show from the Computers 2K7 page. If today's show isn't there yet, check back later today. It should be there by the end of the day. Plain and simple, today's show was historical. No, I didn't mean hysterical, I meant what I typed, historical. Why, you ask? Let me fill you in, our esteemed host, Amnon Nissan does NOT miss many shows. As a matter of fact there has only been one other occasion where Amnon had to have someone fill in for him and that was a loooooooong time ago. ...
I'm in a mobile mood this week. Must be because of all the iPhone hype. Microsoft has released version 2.0 of Live Search. If you have a Windows Mobile phone and you don't have this app, you are really missing out. It's the best way to lookup driving directions and contact information. The new version makes it easy to find movie times and locations along with ratings. For a full description, here is the Virtual Earth / Live Maps blog post. You can download the application to your phone from wls.live.com ...
The Blame Game So I have been waiting to find out if my Motorola Q is going to be upgraded to Windows Mobile 6, or if I will be stuck buying a new phone. When Microsoft released version 6 back in February, they made an announcement that phone carriers would get the software free of charge if they agreed to upgrade version 5 phones for existing customers. That was the first time there was a glimmer of hope for us. I can't remember any time in the past that you could upgrade your phone. Wireless phone ...
From Jeff Atwood: Let me start by saying up front that I am a fan of the iPhone. Let me start by saying up front that I am not. He brings up one of my biggest criticisms of the iPhone: EDGE data connections, on the other hand, are none of those things. When my Samsung Blackjack is using an EDGE connection, it's like downloading the internet through an overclocked dialup modem. It's, in a word, unbelievably painful. It's the difference between "hey, let me whip out my phone and look this up really ...
"Good morning everybody, you're tuned to Computers 2K7 on sports radio 850 The Buzz" and so began this mornings show as we do every Sunday morning from 8am - 10am here in Raleigh, NC. You can download the show from the show's website. The first segment was dominated by iPhone content. My co-host Spencer went down to the Apple store in Durham (yes, the same Durham from the movie Bull Durham with Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon) and got his hands on one for the first time. He didn't actually buy one, ...
From TechCrunch comes new of how the iPhone might be arriving in the UK shortly? - I did also see a note mentioning that it is also already listed in Amazon.co.uk In Sydney yesterday the Taxi driver taking me to the airport was dead keen on getting one the moment they hit the shelves in Australia... iPhone Coming To The UK, Exclusive To O2 Duncan Riley 28 comments » UK phone operator O2 is said to be close to securing the rights to sell the iPhone in the United Kingdom. A BBC report states that O2 ...
Well - that certainly didn't take too long did it? ;-)) iPhone hacked for shell access By Nilay Patel on IphoneHacks Filed under: Cellphones Well, that didn't take long -- the hacker crew of IRC channel #iPhone has managed to enable shell access to the iPhone just a week after its release. There's not a lot to the hack -- the iPhone's 30-pin dock connector features the same pinouts as the iPod, so creating a serial connection simply involved connecting up a resistor, ground, and RS-232 level converter ...
Jim Lynch provides 9 very good reasons not to by an iPhone: Too Expensive Tiny Storage Stylish and Stupid Stuck with AT&T Edge and Not 3G No Flash or Java Support Two Year Contract and $175 Termination Fee No Keyboard Crapfari Instead of Firefox Those are all valid. When you think about the iPhone, what you are getting is a shiny interface, cool factor, a widescreen iPod (arguably the single reason to buy one), and one device instead of two if you are an iPod owner. What Jim forgot is battery ...
And this just in from the Register... ;-)) iPhone hack bypasses AT&T DVD Jon strikes again By John Leyden ? More by this author Published Wednesday 4th July 2007 12:43 GMT Famed reverse engineer Jon Lech Johansen claims to have discovered a way to "activate" an iPhone without signing up for a contract with AT&T. The hack allows users to use the iPod and Wi-Fi capabilities of the devices, but doesn't allow use of its phone features. DVD Jon - who's been something of a thorn in Apple's side ...
So for those of you who have one, or are interested in how this is progressing it might be worth while checking out http://hackint0sh.org/forum but it's quite clear that Apple's blaze of Hype and Publicity could be bringing with some rather unwanted attention? ;-)) Files in iPhone reveal overseas plans for T-Mobile, Vodafone Posted Jul 4th 2007 3:09PM by Ryan Block Filed under: Cellphones That iPhone firmware leaked this week? Well, as found on the iPhone Dev Wiki it's been cracked open, its files ...
So not quite in the same vein as the Hacking that I'm thinking about ;-)) but interesting enough all the same? iPhone hackers disclose vulns and hunt for clues - Closing in on their Holy Grail By Dan Goodin in San Francisco ? More by this author Published Tuesday 3rd July 2007 01:37 GMT The game is on for hackers trying to spot security vulnerabilities in Apple's iPhone and already they're scoring points. Less than 72 hours after the iPhone's introduction, researchers have reported at least one flaw ...
So in Engadget I've just spotted the following two stories - just shows that with the Hype you also get unexpected concequences? With a small handheld PDA, powerful processor, touch sensitive screen, etc. I'm sure there are going to be all sorts of imaginative uses that this device can be put to other than it's originally intended use as a Phone/iPod? iPhone firmware hits the internets -- let the hacking begin! Posted Jul 1st 2007 1:51PM by Ryan Block Filed under: Cellphones No use on non AT&T ...
Looks like the 1.2 Mbps downstream / 0.7 Mbps upstream that I had tested about a week+ ago was an early indication of some changes Verizon announced today. They had been rolling out a network update to Rev. A of EV-DO, expected to be completed by the end-of-year, but given the iPhone announcement they stated it was completed. Verizon Upgrades EV-DO Net AT&T and iPhone got the buzz, but Verizon's EV-DO customers got a network speed boost. http://www.pcworld.com/arti... ...
Is this why Apple has been keen to keep the device out of reviewers hands until lthe Hype Cycle has completed the selling frenzy? Will Unusable Keyboard Fuel Apple iPhone Backlash? June 30, 2007 [General] | By Tadd Rosenfeld. Yes. The inner technology junkie in me was in prime form yesterday when at 6:00PM eastern standard time, when the normal Tadd would have been enjoying a Friday evening off, I found myself instead tapping my arm for a vein at the local Apple store. I was joined there by perhaps ...
The Iphone was finally launch and the best strategy that the ATT company could follow was to create a "SPECIAL" events on each of its store. Every store in az was having lines of people just to buy a 500 first generation of IPHONE.. these people dont understand that buying the first generation of a product its not really a good idea... well if they can be patience to make a line to buy then they will be patience for all the recalls, patch downloads.. all the upcoming UPPPS that APPLE will be announcing.. ...
So from MSmobiles I found this very neat comparison of the features - I'm actually considering replacing the trusty Orange C600 that I have been using for some while now and everytime I catch the video of the interactive display of the iPhone I do think it looks great, but..... I have to remind myself that Mobiles (even more that Laptops) are a very tactile choice and before you make the commitment you should definately have the chance to pick one up and touch and play with it - jump in too quickly ...
iPhone syncs with Outlook and Entourage By Ryan Block on sync Filed under: Cellphones It was definitely quickly glossed over in today's iPhone activation and sync walkthrough, but Apple pretty clearly stated that Mac users with Entourage can sync their calendars with the iPhone through iTunes, and PC users can sync their Outlook calendars the same way. That's totally heartening for any corporate calendar users wondering how they were going to get their datebooks on their new phone, but there was ...
Apple iPhone review roundup By Paul Miller on iphone Filed under: Cellphones With just a few days to go before launch, Apple has apparently lifted its embargo on the lucky few journos to get their hands on an iPhone a couple weeks early, and David Pogue, Walt Mossberg and USA Today's Edward C. Baig are doing the first honors. And honors abound: three out of three reviewers agree that the iPhone is pretty much the sexiest phone to ever hit the market, and there was no small amount of praise for the ...
iPhone facts from the first reviews By Ryan Block on iphone Filed under: Cellphones Well, the first reviews are in. But you may have missed some of the more interesting factoids unearthed by the trio of gadget reporters deigned worthy by El Jobso to get a pre-launch iPhone. Here's a few fresh n' interesting iPhone facts right off the presses: The mobile version of OS X or whatever it is the iPhone runs takes up 700MB of the device's capacity. Damn son! There's no way to cut, copy, or paste text! ...
This is nice to know, even if you aren't going to buy it straight away because of all the potential issues? there has been a lot of reporte issues surrounding battery life (not unlike some of the issues with the iPods?) and I'm sure it's not goiing to be an easy start for the iPhone - but at least it would mean that you aren't disconnected if you decided to buy one of these? With the amount of convergence currently in the electonic consumer market it would be unwise to place people in a position ...
*Moved to: Windows Mobile 6 Black Shadow (4.0)I know that you are not supposed to do it, but I updated my phone to Windows Mobile 6 Black, specifically Black 4 (Shadow). This is a fantastic ROM and, if you are not that technical, much better than trying to cook your own! It is described as a Hybrid OEM of HTC Hermes and Touch designed specifically for the Hermes. This is good as the current HTC Touch phone does not have 3G or a keyboard, it looks fantastic though. I knew the iPhone would be good ...
*Moved to: HTC TouchIf, like me you are a fan of Pocked PC mobile phones you will have something like the Orange SPV 3100. Like me you will probably not really rate these devices as phones, but it beats carrying multiple technobits in your pocket. You can use it for pictures, email, mp3 (until the Zune is released in the UK), reading books (using MS Reader), browsing the web (its not a bad as you would think), and many other things that you require extra software for. What many users of these devices ...
I like the idea of the Apple iPhone, I think that anything that pushes innovation in this market space is great. However the HTC Touch P3450 (Elf) is serious competition for the iPhone mainly because of the interface. This video from BBC demonstrates the HTC Touch's user interface. You can order the device today if you wish. Sadly the iPhone is not yet available to purchase in the UK yet but there is massive interest. Of course the device is a Smartphone running Windows Mobile 6 which means connecting ...
Michael Singer posted an article on Information Week about Microsoft's seeming lack of community (Thanks to Scott for originally posting about the article on GWB). I think that he might have gotten some misinformation from less-than-reliable sources, so I wanted to go through his article and give a Microsoft-ie point of view. Let's review the article shall we? "Apple has one. So does the Java community, Oracle, IBM, and Google. Lord knows anyone who uses Linux or free and open source software is ...
It's not just Microsoft that has delays. If this had been Microsoft telling people that they'd decided to pull developers off to work on the IPhone, you'd have heard about how evil MS is and how they are never going to release and how typical this is, blah, blah, blah. You'd also hear about how they had released a vaporware product with the IPhone and how they should be sued for publishing a product before it was ready. So, my question is, how much of the IPhone presentation was smoke and mirrors? ...
Apple on Thursday released a statement noting that Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard” won’t be released until October. The cause of the delay? The iPhone. “iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned. We can’t wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is,” reads a statement published by the company. Getting the iPhone ready for its June launch has had an unintended ...
I was pretty excited over Apple's new iPhone after witnessing its slick interface in YouTube, and decided that my dependency on the Pocket PC driven by the Windows Mobile platform will have to go. That is until I see this. Somebody actually made an iPhone replica sitting on the Pocket PC. Very impressive. It's a shame that the video has been taken down on YouTube due to pressures from you-know-who. The interface replica was written using a PPC development tool called PPL (Pocket PC Language) by ArianeSoft. ...
After prolonged use of the device, their opinion has improved. First off, we have to say that the subscription service is great. Actually listening to songs on the Zune has been fine as well. Even compared to the iPod at three months, the Zune keeps charge longer when not in use. It's only one large scratch instead of millions of tiny scratches like on the iPod, so we'll say that the Zune really is a bit more sturdy. Playing back video has also been great. There were a couple of negatives, such as ...

Steve Jobs has called it.  Time of death, Jan 13th, 2007 12:39AM.

Markoff: “And what are you thinking about Flash and Java?”

Jobs: “Java’s not worth building in. Nobody uses Java anymore. It’s this big heavyweight ball and chain.”

From Ultimate iPhone FAQs List, Part 2 in The New York Times