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7 years ago

Gartner Picks Up Crack Pipe, Says Apple Will Introduce Enterprise-class iPhones

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Gartner Picks Up Crack Pipe, Says Apple Will Introduce Enterprise-class iPhones

Oh Gartner, what is it with you and your schizophrenic predictions about Apple's movements into the corporate world? One minute you're saying iPhone is not a serious business tool and has zero chance of gaining corporate adoption, then you do a flip-flop by predicting Apple will roll out some kind of enterprise-focussed iPhone thingy. What the hell? You're starting to worry me.

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7 years ago

MobileChat: So Close to iChat Only Apple's Attorneys Will Know the Difference

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MobileChat: So Close to iChat Only Apple's Attorneys Will Know the Difference

The developers at Twenty08 aren't waiting around for Apple to release iChat for iPhone. Instead they are introducing their very own native instant messaging client application, called MobileChat, that looks and works exactly as you would expect Apple's own software. What's more, they're even making the source code available for download, for anyone to freely modify, or hack if you will.

MobileChat's feature list is surprisingly comprehensive for a first generation product...

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7 years ago

iPhone p0wns Smartphone Market in July, Embarrassing Rivals

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iPhone p0wns Smartphone Market in July, Embarrassing Rivals

Apple has reason to celebrate today. According to a new report published by iSuppli, iPhone topped the charts during the month of July, outselling every Smartphone on the U.S. market, even rivaling the most popular feature phone sold; LG's Chocolate.

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7 years ago

Rumor Du Jour: Apple Set to Release New iPhones Soon

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Rumor Du Jour: Apple Set to Release New iPhones Soon

What better way to start off your post-holiday work week than a strong dose of highly caffeinated unsubstantiated Apple rumors, courtesy of the Washington Post's Sam Diaz, who claims to have received documents from one of Apple's partners, proving the existence of new iPhones.

Speculation runs high among analysts and the press that an iPhone Nano-like device, smaller and less expensive than the original, is in the works and set for release sometime in Q4. Fact or fiction, the very thought of such a device has many fanboys sporting woodies.

Personally, I'm looking forward to Apple releasing a software update for the current model, integrating the long list of absent features demanded by users.

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7 years ago

iCult: Look Who Has An iPhone, All The A-Listers Do

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iCult: Look Who Has An iPhone, All The A-Listers Do

Robert Scoble has a nifty little photostream available on his Flickr gallery, called iCult. In it he profiles various well known bloggers, tech celebrities, and other digerati who proudly carry iPhones. All the A-list people are there including Chris Pirrilo (pictured above) wearing his usual "Feel free to punch me in the face and steal my lunch money" geek persona non grata.

I see lots of tech workers inside major Silicon Valley's companies carrying iPhones these days. Google, FaceBook, Flickr, Yahoo, the usual suspects. Even Microsoft employees use them fondly, with cautious restraint.

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7 years ago

Kent's Weekly Rant: Episode 3

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Kent's Weekly Rant: Episode 3

In all the years I have covered mobile technology, I’ve never seen any single device have such a polarizing effect, or invoke such heated emotional debate in the backwater bars and pubs of the online gadget community, as iPhone has. Make no mistake; there is no middle ground to stand on, no comfort zone. You’re either an iPhone lover or a hater. Many, if not most, outspoken critics love iPhone. But to some the very thought of casting an approving eye or complimentary remark on Apple’s beloved black slab is akin to publicly condoning Michael Vick’s dog fighting hobbies.

Well I say NUTS! to all the haters out there. The time has come to put this argument to rest once and for all. Let me illustrate why you should embrace Apple’s ambitious efforts and love , yes LOVE the iPhone.

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7 years ago

Free Wallpaper Friday, Summer's Lease Hath All Too Short a Date

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Free Wallpaper Friday, Summer's Lease Hath All Too Short a Date

Dear God, is it Friday already? I forgot to pay the rent. Before my landlord sends his goons to collect the check or break my kneecaps, here are a few submissions for you pixel hungry piranhas to enjoy on this eve of summer's blowout. You're welcome.

I'm heading out this weekend to the biggest spectacle in classic car exhibition at the Kruse Auction park, part of the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival in Auburn Indiana. It's a huge event that draws thousands of collectors and spectators, including celebrities.

I once collided into Jay Leno scoping out a cherry red 68 Mustang convertible. The klutz spilled his drink all over the car's irreplaceable upholstery, then made a quick getaway, leaving me to assume the blame and foot the bill. Damn you Leno! I got a $700 invoice for reproduction seat vinyl with your name on it!

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7 years ago

iPhoneSIMfree Unlock To Be Released Into the Wild No Later Than Friday, Promise

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iPhoneSIMfree Unlock To Be Released Into the Wild No Later Than Friday, Promise

Those hacking hoodlums at iPhoneSIMfree are teasing us with the promise of a soon to be released unlock solution, no later than Friday. In the meantime they are wetting our appetites with a nice little FAQ answering many of our gripping questions, like...is it future-proof (yes)...if I do a backup restore will it still work (yes)...will it work on any GSM network (yes)...can the iPhone be unlocked prior to AT&T activation (yes)...Will it help me get laid? (yes, wait..what?)

Now before any of you moisten your trousers, this unlock software will not be released freely. According the FAQ an undetermined cover charge will be imposed for this service, eventually. But hey, if you can afford an iPhone, you're already in the hole for $600 - what's another $20 or so?

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7 years ago

Is iPhone Enterprise Ready? Burton Group Says Not Yet

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Is iPhone Enterprise Ready? Burton Group Says Not Yet

The brain trust of Burton Group put their heads together to debate iPhone's viability as a component to corporate mobile computing. In a media briefing titled iPhone for the Enterprise - you'd think a firm with such smart people would come up with more creative names for these events, Burton concluded iPhone isn't quite ready, but holds a world of opportunity and untapped potential. Thank God for Burton's timely, hard hitting, analysis. I'm sure CTOs in every fortune 500 had thousands of pending iPhone orders.

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7 years ago

Nokia Brazenly Copies iPhone As World Looks on in Shame

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Nokia Brazenly Copies iPhone As World Looks on in Shame

Nokia held a gala press event earlier today, proudly showcasing its newest line of consumer handsets and high-end smartphones, all very common and sporting the usual design flair we've come to love, and lament. But the true highlight of the show came during a special promotional video demonstrating upcoming technology Nokia has cooking in its labs. wink wink

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7 years ago

AppleInsider Compares iPhone to Palm Treo 650, Laughs Hysterically

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AppleInsider Compares iPhone to Palm Treo 650, Laughs Hysterically

AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger put together a lengthy five page review comparing iPhone to Palm's obsolete operating system, drawing comparisons to features, hardware, software design and usability. Guess who came out ahead? I'll give you a hint; it wasn't PalmOS.

Funny thing is, I was in the middle of writing an identical feature article for this site, some time ago, and gave up when I realized the entire topic was irrelevant because PalmOS (Garnet) is a dead, long forgotten platform that holds little interest for anyone these days. I would draw more interest by comparing iPhone to Mike Vick's ego.

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7 years ago

Satirical iPhone Wallpapers Prove Painfully Accurate

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Satirical iPhone Wallpapers Prove Painfully Accurate

Josh Helfferich created a whimsical set of six satirical iPhone wallpapers to remind us all of the pitfalls of owning an iPhone. His first creation, titled "Attracting total strangers", strikes close to home for me. I can't use my iPhone in public without drawing immediate attention to myself.

Initially the allure was charming, but now I've grown so weary of attracting gawkers - strangers accosting me with stupid questions, asking me to demo features and functionality. I'm thinking of printing an FAQ card to hold up each time someone approaches me.

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7 years ago

Canadians Unlock iPhone, Celebrate in Wild Drinking Binge

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Canadians Unlock iPhone, Celebrate in Wild Drinking Binge

Some hosers in Montreal successfully managed to get iPhones working on Canada's Rogers wireless network, with a little help of the rather costly TurboSIM card method. Apparently these chaps are unaware of the 18 million and counting software unlock solutions that cost nothing, or they could have saved themselves the price of 200 maple leaves, eh?

Come on, Canada. The Israelis are making you look like chumps!

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7 years ago

Group Offers $100,000 Bounty for Free Unlock Software

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Group Offers $100,000 Bounty for Free Unlock Software

On the internet, no one can hear your bluff. A blog claims to be offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who can produce a free software unlock solution for iPhone, and deliver it by the chimes of midnight tonight. Of course, no information whatsoever is given to back the legitimacy of this claim, such as who its underwriters are so I'd wager this cash payment is coming from someone's HP deskjet printer. Nothing more than a single email address is available for correspondence, which doesn't instill confidence.

My favorite quote from the site, which gives good insight into the minds behind this project...

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7 years ago

EA and PopCap Thinks iPhone's Got Game

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EA and PopCap Thinks iPhone's Got Game

Fanboys aren't the only ones wanting to install games on iPhone. Developers at Electronic Arts (EA) and PopCap, see iPhone as a viable gaming handheld and a potentially lucrative market. So much so in fact that the folks at PopCap aren't waiting for Apple to open its walled garden to developers. The popular maker of mobile game titles says iPhone is already on its roadmap for future game development, and has a few projects in the works. Andrew Stein, PopCap's director of mobile business development recently told Reuters...

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