While it would be nice if Apple released a small, light and cheap netbook, it doesn't appear to be likely any time soon.Not only is Apple not announcing any new hardware this year, when asked about netbooks during November’s Q4′08 earnings conference call Apple CEO Steve Jobs told analysts that the company was taking a “wait and see" approach.
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Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 17 years.
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Apple on Monday released its Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update and a security update for Safari. The updates improve security as well as improving gaming performance and reliability of various system-level componnents, according to Apple documentation.
Change.gov, the Web site of the Obama administration’s transition team, is now available as a Web app optimized for the iPhone.
According to MacRumors, the questionably reliable iDealsChina has posted information and renderings of what it claims to be an "iPhone nano."It is the same height as the just release Nano but wider and thicker and with the same iPhone 3G contours.
That sound you heard over the weekend was hell freezing over.On Saturday Microsoft's Live Labs released an application of the iPhone called Seadragon (iTunes, free) that allows you to view (and zoom in on) Gigapixel images.
One of my favorite features of MobileMe (and DotMac before it) is subscribed calendars. This feature allows my wife and I to maintain separate calendars which we share with each other by subscribing to each others calendar.
Two days ago I blogged about the proliferation of crapware on the App Store after Craig Hockenberry (IconFactory) wrote a scathing open letter to Steve Jobs.This time App Cubby developer David Barnard writes about the financial realities of the App Store – posting actual numbers from the App Cubby bank account.
No it's not from Apple, and yes its legal.CNet's Marguerite Reardon notes that this isn't the first time a third party developer has tried to add copy and paste to the iPhone.
American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu seems to think so. Back in March 2008 he called Apple "recession-proof" in a note sent to clients after scrutinizing Apple's supply-chain.
You remember the brouhaha over Apple's "kill switch" in the App Store. It's a little backdoor that Apple built in (and that developers must agree to) that allows Apple to remotely kill any application on your iPhone at will.