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More Apple Opinion

  • Opinion: Nokia Wins Patent War with Apple--You're Next Android

    Don't put any dirt on Nokia's coffin just yet--the company still has some life in it. A victory in its patent war with Apple means a new revenue stream for Nokia, and a stronger position to enforce its patent portfolio with other mobile device makers.

  • Opinion: Snap Photos With Your iPhone Headset In iOS 5

    One of the 200+ new features in Apple's upcoming iOS5 is the ability to snap photos by pressing the physical volume up button. This was formerly a hidden feature in the Camera+ app by developer tap tap tap and was cause for the app's removal from the App Store for violating Apple's Human Interface Guidelines. It is not clear whether Apple has actually amended the HIG or has simply made an exception for their own app. In any case, it has been a long requested feature which was welcomed with loud cheers when it was announced at WWDC last week.

  • Opinion: Why Apple's iCloud could mean your next phone is an iPhone

    iCloud may not seem as exciting as a new smartphone or tablet, but it may guarantee that I buy a new iPhone when my current one dies.

  • Opinion: iOS 5: 5 Blatant Android Rip-Offs

    Apple unveiled a host of new features in iOS 5 due out this fall including revamped notifications, over-the-air updates, and cloud data storage. You might even call these new features magical or revolutionary, unless you're an Android user, then you'd call them "stuff I've been using for years." The latest additions to Apple's mobile OS are probably a welcome relief for iPhone and iPad fans, but it's hard to call iOS "the world's most advanced mobile operating system" when Apple is playing catch up to Android. Here's a look at the five biggest Android rip-offs in iOS 5.

  • Opinion: Turn Dropbox Into a Jukebox for Your iOS Device

    Dropbox--is there anything it can't do? Regular readers know of my fondness for the online storage service, which is fantastic for keeping files in sync across multiple devices and making cloud-based backups. But it turns out Dropbox is also part jukebox, at least when you pair it with BoxyTunes.

  • Opinion: Apple iCloud: 5 Burning Questions

    Apple is set to unveil a sleeve of cloud services called iCloud. Apple boss Steve Jobs will make the long-awaited announcement June 6 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

  • Opinion: WWDC Keynote: Rumor Roundup

    Rumors are flying about what Apple has in store for its users Monday when the company shows off the next versions of OS X and iOS 5, and iCloud, a new online service. Apple set off a rumor feeding frenzy Tuesday after the company announced that CEO Steve Jobs and a cast of Apple executives would introduce the three new products during the keynote for the company's Worldwide Developers Conference.

  • Opinion: Hold the half-baked hardware

    How much should you pay for a laptop? And how much do you want to fork out? The latter is probably a lot less than the figure you mentally answered in response to my first question, but the correlation between the two is important.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5 Said to Have Curved Glass Screen

    The iPhone 5, Apple's next-gen smartphone, could have a curved glass display similar to Samsung's Nexus S, according to the latest supply chain rumors from DigiTimes. In support of this theory, Apple reportedly purchased around 300 glass-cutting machines to ramp up production ahead of an expected iPhone 5 release later this year.

  • Opinion: Report: Sandy Bridge-Powered MacBook Airs Coming Soon

    New MacBook Airs are headed your way this summer sporting Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt high-speed input/output ports, according to online rumors. Apple will reportedly ship new 11.6- and 13.3- inch versions of its ultraportable laptops in May for availability in June or July, according to Taiwan-based Digitimes.

  • Opinion: iPhone 3GS Outselling New Android Phones

    Android is pounding overall iPhones sales, but Apple has a secret weapon up its sleeve: the iPhone 3GS is outselling newer, top-of-the-line Android phones such as the HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix, according to an analyst quoted by Apple Insider.

  • Opinion: Scalper Blamed for iPad 2 Buyer Violence in China

    A Chinese man says violence that broke out at a Beijing Apple Store on Saturday resulted from a scalper cutting into a line of customers waiting to buy the iPad 2.

  • Opinion: Conde Nast Reportedly Plans iPad Magazine Subscriptions

    Publisher Conde Nast may start selling in-app subscriptions via Apple's iPad as soon as next week according to the New York Post.

  • Opinion: Lima: The Piracy-Free App Store for Jailbroken iPhones

    If you've ever jailbroken your iPhone, you probably know--and love--Cydia. While there have been a few alternatives over the years (such as Icy), the simplicity and polish of Cydia has cemented its reputation as the go-to iOS jailbreak app installer. The problem, however, is that Cydia not only makes it easy to install jailbreak-only apps, but DRM-stripped pirated apps as well. This has given jailbreaking a fairly deserved stigma in the eyes of Apple and many iOS developers, who obviously don't get paid for pirated apps downloaded from Cydia.

  • Opinion: Untethered Verizon iPhone Jailbreak for Windows Released

    If you're a Verizon iPhone--and Windows--user, you can now jailbreak your phone! iDevice hacker iH8sn0w just released an update to Sn0wbreeze, which brings untethered jailbreaking support to the Verizon iPhone 4. This means that you can finally use Cydia (an alternative app store with software for jailbroken iDevices) on your Verizon iPhone.

  • Opinion: Why you shouldn't care about location tracking

    I sat down at my computer, prepared to sync my iPhone 4 with iTunes. But I looked at the simple white cord I use to connect the phone, and it suddenly seemed more ominous -- like it was some sort of spy transmitter, sending the private details of my life directly to Apple.

  • Opinion: Why You Should Stop Worrying and Let End Users Have iPads

    When employees have technology they like, they'll make themselves productive in ways you never dreamed. So let them have their iPads and Android tablets.

  • Opinion: Apple vs Google: and you win

    The competition's hotting up in the race to dominate mobile. BlackBerry has the numbers, Apple the caché, and Microsoft has Windows - with all the familiarity that entails.

  • Opinion: Geeks bearing gifts

    If the first PC battle became entrenched into a divide between two proprietary desktop systems, the next will be in mobile computing.

  • Opinion: Inside Apple's new Covent Garden shop

    This Saturday, Apple will open its latest retail shop - this one in London's bustling Covent Garden. Unlike the opening of, say, a boring BlackBerry shop, this event stirs the interest of media and public alike.



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