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What Does a Verizon iPhone Mean to You?

The long rumored partnership between Verizon and Apple is reportedly just around the corner. It is supposed to become reality for the consumer in early 2011. Whatever you think about Apple and its methods, the iPhone is undeniably huge. Still, Apple had to step out from its exclusive AT&T contract because of top flight competition [...]

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What’s Up With Location Based Social Networking?

Location based social networking is facilitated by applications like Buzzd, Loopt, BrightKite and Foursquare, which allow mobile smart phone users to “check in” at either map coordinates or location – such as a business, restaurant, or event center. Recently, Facebook and Twitter added location options. Twitter announced in April that they will allow users to [...]

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Hating on Apple? Take a number.

While there are a variety of reasons folks hate Apple, many of the most often repeated reasons boil down to two general problems: 1) Hypocrisy and 2) Draconian, closed methods. Let’s take a little gander at these two general categories and see why Apple is so well described by these titles. Apple’s hypocrisy takes a [...]

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Jobs vs. Flash? Ego vs. the Market

Steve Jobs recently penned a missive “explaining” Apple’s reasons for failing to integrate Adobe’s Flash technology (a standard for games and entertainment online) into its iPhone, iPod and iPad devices. His argument? Flash “falls short” of what it could be and what is needed on a mobile device. What would Jobs have said if everyone [...]

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Apple’s Aggressive Patent Stand Inhibits Innovation

We’ve already noted how Apple – once the edgy, cool company for the outsider who was just slightly smarter than the average – is now the industry behemoth with the lion’s share of the market. But while Apple likes to promote itself as a freedom-loving, innovation above all company, that moniker applies only to the [...]

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Open Symbian

The Symbian operating system, used largely on Nokia smart phones, has now joined the Open Source operating systems. With Symbian joining Android in the Free and Open Source (FOSS) world for mobile computing, it could be signaling a trend that will push even habitually and systemically closed systems like the Apple’s into becoming open source [...]

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Tablet Computing

Since the release of the Apple iPad, there’s been renewed attention focused on the tablet computer format – a format that has been around for some time, despite Apple’s attempts to make it seem like an Apple innovation. What Apple has introduced are some new ways to think about the tablet computer. There have been [...]

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