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5 years ago

Steve Jobs at D8 video: bloggers buying stolen iPhone HD/iPhone 4G property and extorting Apple

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Steve Jobs at D8 video: bloggers buying stolen iPhone HD/iPhone 4G property and extorting Apple

Steve Jobs comments on the lost/stolen iPhone HD/iPhone 4G prototype that turned up online. Jobs thinks it's an amazing story - theft, buying stolen property, extortion... he thinks there may be sex in there somewhere!

Jobs got a lot of advice saying he should let it slide, shouldn't go after a journalist because they (allegedly!) bought stolen property and tried to extort Apple. Jobs would rather quit. He considers it a matter of their core values.

Video after the break!

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5 years ago

Steve Jobs at D8 video: on iAds and how Flurry made Apple furious

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Steve Jobs at D8 video: on iAds and how Flurry made Apple furious

Steve Jobs, speaking at the D8 Conference, thinks Apple is naive, because one day they read that Flurry analytics detected them testing new iPhone and iPad devices by getting developers to put code in their apps that send geolocation and other data from customers back to Flurry. They don't ask customers for consent, violates Apple's privacy rules. It "pissed Apple off".

Even with IadsApple won't block other advertisers but they've decided analytics can only be used for advertising, not to be sent to 3rd parties for sale and for leaking Apple technology. (Steve was fiery mad!)

No excuse not to ask a customer for consent to send private data. Maybe after Apple calms down they'll talk to some of these analytics firms, but it won't be today.

Video after the break! (Again, fiery mad!)

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5 years ago

Steve Jobs at D8 video: Google chose to compete against Apple

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Steve Jobs at D8 video: Google chose to compete against Apple

Steve Jobs doesn't see platform wars (maybe that's why they lost to Microsoft over PCs!), they just want to make the best products. Google has decided to compete with Apple. Apple took a tiny open source browser (he means KHTML/Konquerer) and made WebKit and left it open source, which is unusual for Apple. Now competitors use it too, WebKit is leading in mobile.

Nokia is still number one in smartphone, RIM number two. Apple still has Google services on iPhone and iPad. Just because they're competing with someone doesn't mean they have to be rude. (Wait, was that a zing at Adobe's ads or Google's I/O trash-talk... or both?)

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5 years ago

Steve Jobs at D8 video: iPad predated iPhone

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Steve Jobs at D8 video: iPad predated iPhone

We've long heard rumors that Apple was working on "Safari Pad" long before the iPhone, but Steve Jobs confirmed it at D8, saying he thought of a glass display with multitouch and no keyboard. Apple came up with it, got inertial scrolling going and Jobs thought they could make a phone (which was more important). They made the iPhone, and then went back to the tablet for the iPad.

Jobs also discusses how to support and monetize media as it transitions into the digital age.

(Oh, and he doesn't want us to descend into a nation of bloggers -- America needs editorial!)

Video after the break!

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5 years ago

Steve Jobs at D8 video: Flash is dead horse

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Steve Jobs at D8 video: Flash is dead horse

Steve Jobs likens not supporting Flash to getting rid of the 3.5 floppy disk or HyperCard on the Mac. Adobe never showed them Flash running Fast. Apple didn't think they'd use it. They have limited resources and choose to back horses they think are on the rise and not on their way to the graveyard. Apple didn't use Flash on the iPhone but after they didn't use it on the iPad Adobe rose a stink. Apple didn't talk to press but enough was enough, and so Steve Jobs wrote his open letter, "thoughts on Flash".

(Note: it was probably the ban on cross-compilers, not the lack of Flash on iPad that got Adobe steamed considering how much they'd invested in Flash CS5 packager for iPhone.)

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5 years ago

Steve Jobs at D8 conference, talks Flash, lost iPhones, Google competition, iPad history

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Steve Jobs at D8 conference, talks Flash, lost iPhones, Google competition, iPad history

Steve Jobs is live on stage at the D8 - All Things Digital conference being interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. They're not pulling any punches with the questions, and Jobs is answering in typically direct, quasi-terse form.

Notes after the break!

[Engadget]

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5 years ago

First Chinese counterfeit of iPhone HD/iPhone 4G -- attack of the next gen iClones!

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First Chinese counterfeit of iPhone HD/iPhone 4G -- attack of the next gen iClones!

While most of us thought those first leaked images of the next-gen iPhone were fakes, MacRumors has found themselves the first true Chinese iClone of the soon to be announced next generation iPhone.

This bad boy is officially called "GPS-PHONE" and features a front facing camera, TV antenna, mini USB interface, camera flash, and even supports the installation of Java applications.

[MacRumors]

More images after the break!

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5 years ago

AT&T stores preparing for next-gen iPhone arrival?

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AT&T stores preparing for next-gen iPhone arrival?

If you are looking for even more next-gen iPhone hype you've found it as BGR has learned that AT&T currently may be preparing for the arrival of a new Apple device.

"AT&T has started to send engineers out to corporate store locations to try and plan / start setting up a "new kind of display."

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5 years ago

TiPb 4th gen iPhone (iPhone HD/iPhone 4G) give-away!

TiPb 4th gen iPhone (iPhone HD/iPhone 4G) give-away!

TiPb is giving away a 4th generation iPhone!

That's right -- iPhone HD, iPhone 4G -- whatever Apple decides to call it, we're giving it away.

Here's the bottom line: you gotta make us a video telling us -- no, showing us -- why you should be the one who gets the 4th gen iPhone.

Make it funny. Make it scary. Make it silly. Make it out of this world, above and beyond awesome.

We want music, we want songs, we want skits, we want spoofs, we want action and adventure, we want drama and suspense, we want stop-motion animation and Blair Witch close-ups, we want tattoos and jello wrestling -- wait a minute, these are Kevin's notes! Bah! Never mind! -- we want the absolute best, most creative, most dazzling video you can make.

We want you to prove you're the one who deserves a 4th gen iPhone.

Watch the video below, then got to http://www.imore.com/contest to find out how to enter!

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5 years ago

The Early Edition for iPad hits 1.1 - Give-away

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The Early Edition for iPad hits 1.1 - Give-away

One of the things many of us have been waiting for when it comes to iPad apps is a great RSS newsreader and with The Early Edition for iPad 1.1, a contender is here. It includes the same great newspaper look and page-turning feel as the launch-day version but adds what amounts to a must-have feature for many -- Google Reader feed import. Here's the full changelog:

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5 years ago

Streaming media service Lala goes byebye, will iTunes.com take its place?

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Streaming media service Lala goes byebye, will iTunes.com take its place?

Streaming music service Lala closed its virtual doors today. Acquired by Apple last year, rumors persist that Lala talent and technology will be a part of an upcoming iTunes.com service that moves Apple music, movie, and TV offerings to the cloud.

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5 years ago

Yet more iPhone HD/iPhone 4G parts on video

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Yet more iPhone HD/iPhone 4G parts on video

Okay, we've now seen almost everyone except for Steve Jobs show off the next generation iPhone HD/iPhone 4G on video. All that changes next Monday at the WWDC 2010 keynote, but until then, enjoy the continued greatest shot tease in tech...

Video after the break!

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5 years ago

Navigon MyRegion celebrates WWDC 2010 with discounts until June 11

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Navigon MyRegion celebrates WWDC 2010 with discounts until June 11

NAVIGON is getting ready to celebrate WWDC 2010 (and no doubt the background GPS API!) with sale of their MyRegion app. Whether you're off to San Francisco for WWDC itself or just touring the bay area for fun and frolic, you can grab MyRegion for half off -- $14.99 from June 1-11, 2010, with additional maps for sale for $9.99.

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5 years ago

iPhone OS 4: iTunes streaming audio

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iPhone OS 4: iTunes streaming audio

I mentioned this during the iPhone live! #100 podcast, but iPhone OS 4 has taken a huge leap forward when it comes to streaming audio via the iTunes app. Since iPhone OS 2.2 you've been able to tap the title of a podcast to begin streaming (rather than downloading) the audio, even in the background while using other apps, but it was sometimes hit or miss. It would drop out, it would time out, you couldn't really scrub through it, and if you left it for a while it would lose its place and start over.

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5 years ago

iPad live podcast #6 - Flight delay

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iPad live podcast #6 - Flight delay

NOTE: iPad Live! now has its own RSS and iTunes feeds! Subscribe now via the links above.

iiPhone international launch... with delayed deliveries, will the iPad replace your desktop, Apple TV to get iPhone OS and $99 price tag, B&N eReader, Wired, OmniGraffle and the rest of the week's news and apps. Listen in!

Want to make us new theme music and win fabulous prizes?

iPad Live! needs your help, check out our theme music contest for your chance to win over $200 in prizes!

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