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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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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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Get Google Voice For Your iPhone – GV Mobile on Cydia

Although Apple has once again bowed to AT&T corporate pressure and banned Google Voice and all related apps from the App Store, you can still harness the power of Google Voice for your iPhone.

Go to Cydia – a kind of “grey” app store for iPhone – and get GV Mobile. It’s free on Cydia, and it optimizes Google Voice for the iPhone. This is where I picked up my version of GV Mobile, and I’m loving Google Voice. It’s a powerful communication tool that takes advantage of the power of a smart phone.

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Apps for the Apple iPhone with the iPhone SDK

Through thick and thin, patches and updates, Apple has indeed written a new success story for the iPhone. Taking advantage of the iPhone’s success, business organizations are adding their own value added services to its customers, by creating innovative and new iPhone applications. These third party applications have seamlessly integrated with the iPhone OS. In a nutshell, iPhone applications are taking the market by a storm. What is in for you? Well, to answer that, let’s start!

iPhone Dev Center is the place to get started if you are thinking to build your app for the iPhone. Well this news will dishearten you a bit if you have been developing applications on the windows environment. Yes, iPhone elegantly points you out during registration that the iPhone SDK would require an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X Leopard as a primary technical requirement. So if you have addressed that technical feasibility, I guess the iPhone SDK is all yours for the taking!

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Has Google Cache killed Page Rank?

This is an old post that I found in the depth of my documents, while the test is old I certainly think the point of the article remains

Ages ago Aaron Wall made a short post promoting a friends online web tool. In the post Aaron suggested, given Page Rank’s infrequent updates and old data that the date Google last cached your site was a better indication of how much Google “trusted” your site than the green strip in the Google Toolbar.

It got me thinking, quarterly updates of Page Rank with data from who knows when, while quite useful isn’t the most reliable indication of how respected you are in the halls of the Googleplex. With the rise of blogs, RSS, social media & user generated content how long ago the search engine spiders visited your site probably is pretty good indication of how important your site is.

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