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iPad Stocks, Calculator, Weather, Clock, Voice Memo Apps Scrapped by Steve Jobs

iPad Stocks, Calculator, Weather, Clock, Voice Memo Apps Scrapped by Steve Jobs

Why are there no Clock, Calculator, Voice Memo, Weather, or Stocks apps on the iPad? Daring Fireball's John Gruber suggests that bigger, iPad versions of the built-in iPhone Stocks, Calculator, Weather, Clock and Voice Memo were scrapped by Steve Jobs: It’s not that Apple couldn’t just create bigger versions of these apps and have them run on the iPad. It wasn’t a technical problem...

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Politics and Practicality the Reason for no Flash Player on iPhone... and iTablet?

Politics and Practicality the Reason for no Flash Player on iPhone... and iTablet?

Daring Fireball has an interesting post up regarding the continued lack of a Flash Player for the iPhone, and the reasons why Flash support for the iTablet/iSlate/iPad is unlikely: I’ll leave the last word to Apple COO Tim Cook, who a year ago said, “We believe in the simple, not the complex. We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products we...

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Daring Fireball: Apple VP Phil Schiller Responds to Ninjawords iPhone App Store Incident

Daring Fireball: Apple VP Phil Schiller Responds to Ninjawords iPhone App Store Incident

Daring Fireball received a response from Apple Senior VP of Marketing, Phil Schiller, regarding the App Store incident involving the Ninjawords iPhone dictionary app. Gruber quotes "the salient parts" of the email in full, but the gist seems to be that, unlike other dictionaries approved for the App Store, Ninjawords drew from Wiktionary -- an open internet source -- and thus the App...

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