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  • Creating Victims And Then Blaming Them

    Creating Victims And Then Blaming Them

    Girls Around Me is a perfect storm of everything too many people find creepy about the new mobile age. Download an app to your iPhone, link up your Facebook account and Girls Around Me will find girls around you who’ve recently checked into Foursquare near your location and return their Facebook profiles. Before Foursquare shut off access to their API and they were pulled from the App… Read More

  • The Ground Beneath Apple’s Walled Garden

    The Ground Beneath Apple’s Walled Garden

    Apple’s blanket rejection of apps accessing UDIDs is just the latest in a long line of erratic behavior on Apple’s part of enforcing the rules of the iOS App Store. Sure, Apple warned developers that they were deprecating UDID, but like many of Apple’s Solomonic pronouncements about the iOS App Store it was a little unclear, vague and open to interpretation. Many… Read More

  • Yesterday’s iPad Event Was Only Half The Story

    Yesterday’s iPad Event Was Only Half The Story

    Because of the way Apple structures their major announcements — iPad in the first quarter, WWDC and iPhone in the summer though perhaps with the iPhone, now it’s fall — the iPad event is a little weird, because it’s really only half an event. The first half is what happened yesterday — the unveiling of the new iPad. And the new stuff is mostly about hardware features. Read More

  • The Barber Of Infinite Loop: How The iPad Could Give Microsoft A Serious Revenue Haircut

    The Barber Of Infinite Loop: How The iPad Could Give Microsoft A Serious Revenue Haircut

    After Apple pushed its 25 billionth app this weekend there was nothing especially surprising about the list of all-time paid apps for the iPhone: games and novelty apps dominated it. But the list of all-time paid apps for the iPad was somewhat revealing. Pages, Apple’s word processing app, was up there at number one. Numbers and Keynote were on the list as well, as well as… Read More