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  • Ballmer on iPhone SDK: Who knows?

    Ballmer on iPhone SDK: Who knows?


    Steve squeezes out a SBDlight. Steve Ballmer was surprisingly candid — yet still fairly quiet — about Microsoft’s plans to port Silverlight to the iPhone. He basically said “Yeah, maybe, if we want to.” As for ActiveSync, he also said “Yeah, maybe, if our partners want to.” As we all no, competitors rarely comment on others developments for fear… Read More

  • News of the World: The iPhone SDK

    News of the World: The iPhone SDK


    Remember this?
    Salon: Why Apple’s SDK finally justifies iPhone hype
    SvN: iPhone SDK, Apple’s Touch Platform, and The Next Two Decades
    Infoworld: iPhone SDK exceeds developer expectations
    Kleiner Perkins Announces $100 million iFund for iPhone Applications [TC]
    Happy now, bitches? [FakeSteve]
    Apple’s SDK: Not as hot as we had hoped [CG]
    iPhone SDK: What does this mean… Read More

  • iPhone SDK event video is up

    iPhone SDK event video is up

    Apple has just uploaded yesterday’s SDK event for your viewing pleasure. You can find it here. Read More

  • Apple's SDK: Not as hot as we had hoped

    Apple's SDK: Not as hot as we had hoped

    Mike points out a few glaring deficiencies — protections? — in the iPhone SDK, namely the non-permanence of applications — only one third-party app can run at a time and it will quit when you answer a call or generally leave the app — and you can’t access the cell networks with your apps. Instead, you have to depend on Wi-Fi. This is a big suck. As far as I can… Read More

  • iPhone SDK And Restrictions: Some Of The Details Aren't Great.

    Obviously Steve Jobs and team didn’t go through all the details today when they announced the availability of the iPhone SDK. It was more of a high level pass. But details are what third party developers need to think about before jumping into the iPhone with both feet. Last year when Facebook announced Facebook Platform, developers had to decide to ignore it, build for it along with… Read More

  • Adidas + Samsung official

    Adidas + Samsung official

    On the news that Apple and Nike were going to expand their iPod partnership, Adidas is giving a bit of a “me too”, introducing a shoe + phone scheme, using wireless biometrics in the show to display information on an Adidas-branded Samsung phone. We knew it was coming, but now it’s official, and that’s nice. Adidas to take on Nike+ with branded handset [Brand Republic] Read More

  • RIM responds to Apple iPhone SDK announcement

    [photopress:apple_iphone_blackberry_pearl.jpg,full,center] We called up our contacts at RIM, makers of the Blackberry, to get an official response regarding today’s announcement that the iPhone is going enterprise. RIM had a lot to say about the unwelcome new competition, summing it up nicely: RIM typically does not comment on other companies’ products or announcement. Oh, OK. Read More

  • iPhone SDK: What does this mean for jailbreakers, suits?

    iPhone SDK: What does this mean for jailbreakers, suits?

    Information, as they say, wants to be free. This was the driving force behind the effort to jailbreak and write software for the iPhone. It is my suspicion, but this has never been proven, that most of the jailbreak and homebrew efforts has been clandestinely supported by Apple developers, ensuring a strong base of code even before the SDK was a glimmer in Steve’s eye. After all, the… Read More

  • iPhone 2.0: Enterprise Ready. Developer Ready.

    iPhone 2.0: Enterprise Ready. Developer Ready.

    Apple made a number of major announcements today around the iPhone. We live blogged the event if you want to see all of the details. But if you want a summary of the important parts, read on. Two things happened worth noting. First, the iPhone is no longer just a really fun phone/Internet device. It now supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, meaning it can hold its own against any other… Read More

  • Kleiner Perkins Announces $100 million iFund for iPhone Applications

    Kleiner Perkins Announces $100 million iFund for iPhone Applications

    John Doerr took the stage today at Apple’s announcement of its iPhone software developer kit and announced a $100 million fund to invest in startups that create apps for the iPhone. “”I can’t wait to see the great new companies that we build together,” he says. The fund will be led by Matt Murphy at Kleiner and will be called the iFund. From the the Kleiner… Read More

  • Live Blogging (via iPhone) of Apple iPhone SDK Event

    Live Blogging (via iPhone) of Apple iPhone SDK Event

    Head on over to CrunchGear to follow our live coverage of the Apple iPhone SDK event, which is being held at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino and will begin at 10am PT. We’ll be sure to report back here about all the juicy details once things are all done, but CrunchGear is the place to follow the minute-by-minute action. Update: Here are some highlights as they come in. Read More

  • Stay tuned for live coverage of the Apple SDK announcement at 10am PST/1pm EST

    Stay tuned for live coverage of the Apple SDK announcement at 10am PST/1pm EST


    Every SDK is a winding road…
    Our fearless leader Mike will be attempting to live-blog/SMS-blog the Apple event today, depending on the quality of his connection. Look for news on the SDK and perhaps the flowering a million apps for the long barren iPhone — unless you jailbroke it back in August and have already been using homebrew apps like a madman so far. {democracy:30} Read More

  • Tune In At 10 am Tomorrow For iPhone SDK Event Live Coverage

    Tune In At 10 am Tomorrow For iPhone SDK Event Live Coverage

    Tune in tomorrow here and on CrunchGear for live coverage of Apple’s iPhone SDK event at Apple HQ in Cupertino. The event starts at 10 am PST. What do we expect will be said? Well, hopefully we’ll get an idea when the SDK will be available, since it really looks like Apple will miss their promised February launch. Apple is also saying they’ll announce “some exciting… Read More

  • And you thought the SSD upgrade for the MacBook Air was expensive

    And you thought the SSD upgrade for the MacBook Air was expensive


    Thinking of buying a MacBook Air, but don’t think it’s going to make enough of an impression as is? Feeling like trading that subtle design for a design that belongs on a Victorian-era fainting couch? This is the deal for you – as long as you have a spare 40 large lying around. Bling My Thing has encrusted an Air with gilt Swarovski crystals and is selling it for $40,000… Read More

  • Adobe's Flash Not Good Enough for Steve Jobs

    Adobe's Flash Not Good Enough for Steve Jobs

    This morning CNN reported that Steve Jobs has come out saying that Adobe’s Flash technology simply isn’t suitable for the iPhone. Jobs believes that the desktop version of Flash runs too slowly on the iPhone, the cellphone version of Flash isn’t functional enough, and “there’s this missing product in the middle” that would presumably run fast enough for… Read More

  • Love Him or Hate Him, Fortune Cannot Make Up Its Mind About Steve Jobs

    Love Him or Hate Him, Fortune Cannot Make Up Its Mind About Steve Jobs

    Once again, Steve Jobs is on the cover of Fortune magazine. He is there because Apple is the most admired company in America. No, wait. He is there because investigative reporter Peter Elkind wrote a 12-page takedown of his Steveness. It turns out both are true. Jobs is steering the most admired company in America and he is a “reckless” CEO whose “behavior put the… Read More

  • Who will run the show when Steve Jobs retires?

    [photopress:ive_jonathan_a.jpg,full,left]Sure, it’s a little bit of fanboi raving, but the Mac Daily News has a pretty interesting read on the future of Apple should Stevie J decide to step down. The basic gist is that Apple would be fine, it has plenty of smart people who could easily keep things going, but MDN thinks that John Ives, the father of the iPod, should take the helm. Ives is… Read More

  • Nike and Apple burrow further into the lives of gym bunnies

    Nike and Apple burrow further into the lives of gym bunnies


    As if it wasn’t enough that your Nano was counting your every step through the chip in your Nike+ shoes, now it can track every mile you pretend to bike at the the gym. Ellipticals and such, too. They’re teaming up with 24 Hour Fitness and some Virgin thing to provide machines that track your use, assuming you have the time and inclination to plug your gear into the the… Read More

  • Apple Tuesdays: Apple adds special live availability page to retail site

    Apple Tuesdays: Apple adds special live availability page to retail site

    Now this is interesting ineed. Due apparently to the high demand of the MacBook Air, Apple has put together a special page on its retail website where you can check your local availability without having to call or visit the Apple store. It’s not live now, but it appears as if it will be later tonight. Is Apple actually selling enough Airs to warrant this new service, or is it some… Read More

  • Apple Tuesdays are here!

    [photopress:appletuesday.jpg,full,center] We try really hard to get all the inside dirt on what Apple’s doing. Let’s face it, what Apple does effects every other piece of hardware and software on the market in some way, and our job is to try to divine what Cupertino is trying to do. We can’t always do that. What we do know is that Apple likes to release things on Tuesdays… Read More