iPad killer dies

Gizmodo says Microsoft killed the Courier tablet video project. Microsoft’s Frank Shaw: It’s in our DNA to develop new form factors and natural user interfaces to foster productivity and creativity. The Courier project is an example of this type of effort. It ... Read More »

Adobe’s CEO responds to Apple’s CEO

WSJ’s interview with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen: We have different views of the world. Our view of the world is multi-platform. Duh. ... Read More »

Microsoft endorses HTML5 and H.264 for web video

Common sense from Microsoft and an endorsement of Apple’s position: The future of the web is HTML5. Microsoft is deeply engaged in the HTML5 process with the W3C. HTML5 will be very important in advancing rich, interactive web applications and site design. The HTML5 ... Read More »

Affordable Mac Alternatives For Adobe Photoshop CS5

Should Mac users begin preparing for life after Adobe? My friend Bambi Brannan is doing that with another in her series of Affordable Mac Alternatives For Adobe Photoshop CS5, Pt. 2: Are there alternatives to Photoshop for those who cannot afford the upgrade cost in real ... Read More »

Apple’s Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Flash

Why are there no Flash videos, Flash apps, or Flash games on Apple’s hot-selling and very popular Phone, iPod touch, and iPad? Apple CEO Steve Jobs explains in detail in an open letter, Thoughts on Flash: Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice. ... Read More »

Illegal immigrants plan to leave Arizona

Is it working already? Or, is it a typically misleading mainstream media headline? Amanda Lee Myers, AP: Arizona’s sweeping immigration bill allows police to arrest illegal immigrant day laborers seeking work on the street or anyone trying to hire them. It won’t ... Read More »

Apple Needs to Do More to Keep Porn off iPhones

Gene J. Koprowski of Faux News on iPhone App Store pornography: The socially conservative Parents Television Council (PTC) thinks a wealth of salacious apps are currently available for iPhone users—things like “My Vibe,” which converts the iPhone into ... Read More »

RIM has iPhone envy

BlackBerry maker RIM is on board the touch train. Jay Yarow in Business Insider regarding RIM’s BlackBerry OS 6 video making the rounds: It’s obvious what RIM wants you to think when you watch this video: “Wow, this is kind of like an iPhone.” That’s ... Read More »

Jim Goldman: iPad Signals the Waning Days of the Laptop

CNBC’s Jim Goldman on the iPad and the laptop, starting first with the iPod touch: I love my Touch. To this day it’s my favorite consumer electronics gadget. All my media in a handheld device, tied to the iTunes and App Store eco-system, web access, and that ... Read More »

Five reasons iPhone vs Android isn’t Mac vs Windows

Mark Sigal in O’Reilly Radar on the lessons Apple learned from the Microsoft Wars: It’s human nature to look to the past in an attempt to understand the future. As such, I was unsurprised when I was asked… if Apple and iPhone vs Google and Android in mobile ... Read More »

Dilbert and Wally on the lost iPhone

Two strips from Scott Adams that will never see a newspaper. Take a moment to marvel at the fact that I didn’t need to add anything to the story as it has been told in the media. All it really needed was Wally. I don’t think any of us will ever know what really ... Read More »

Stephen Hawking: ET stay home

Jonathan Leake in the TimesOnline: The aliens are out there and Earth had better watch out, at least according to Stephen Hawking. He has suggested that extraterrestrials are almost certain to exist — but that instead of seeking them out, humanity should be doing ... Read More »

Why Apple won’t own the touch PC market

Mike Elgan in Computerworld says Apple’s design dogma will keep it a minority player in the emerging touch market: I’ve speculated about who will grab major market share and control this market, and I’ve tended to favor Apple… Apple has proved visionary ... Read More »

7 Reasons Apple Shareholders Should Be Cautious

Brett Arends advice in The Wall Street Journal: Apple investors could be excused for feeling on top of the world. Another blowout quarter has sent the stock booming to another all-time high. The iPad seems to be a success. Everything the company touches seems to turn to ... Read More »

Least Common Complaints About The New iPad

From Billy Kimball in The New Yorker, a Lettermanesque list of The Least Common Complaints About The New iPad: Too salty.Time-travel app does not automatically adjust for Julian calendar.When used as tanning bed, battery life is limited.Not rhino-proof.Salesperson in Apple ... Read More »

Did pensioner give up a $23-billion slice of Apple?

Showing The Daily Telegraph’s penchant for headlines over facts, Nick Allen highlights the story of Ronald Wayne, Apple’s original non-Steve partner. Wayne took a 10-percent stake in Apple, worth $1,500 in 1976. Two weeks later, Wayne had second thoughts and ... Read More »

New iPad killer from Taiwan

DigiTimes reports on Asustek’s Eee Pad to ship this summer: To compete against Apple’s iPad, Asustek has strengthened the Eee Pad’s industrial design and has cooperated with Google to adopt its Android platform. Asustek will also add features that iPad ... Read More »

Do the Japanese still hate the iPhone?

Remember Brian X. Chen’s ridiculous headline, Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone? What’s wrong with the iPhone, from a Japanese perspective? Almost everything: the high monthly data plans that go with it, its paucity of features, the low-quality camera, the unfashionable ... Read More »

Apple tops Microsoft

Howard Silverblatt, a well known Standard & Poor’s analyst says Apple is worth more than Microsoft: It came right down to the trade, but AAPL has an index market value of $241,534 million and MSFT has a market value of $239,515 million – AAPL is #2. The ... Read More »

Former Nokia exec says Apple’s iPhone has peaked (almost)

Former Nokia executive Tomi Ahonen prognosticates in iPhone In Memoriam: A History from its Peak Moment of Success. But who copied whom? The iPhone changed everything about the mobile industry and is now the most copied design and form factor, and has single-handedly re-energized ... Read More »

Nokia delays next iPhone killer

Cell phone handset giant Nokia says profits are down and the next iPhone killer will be late to market. Richard Wray in The Guardian: Nokia plans to launch the first smartphone based on the platform in the second quarter of this year, shipments are not expected until the ... Read More »

Hulu goes to a subscription service

From the LA Times: Hulu, the popular online site for watching television shows, plans to begin testing a subscription service as soon as May 24… How? Hulu would continue to provide for free the five most recent episodes of shows like Fox’s “Glee,” ... Read More »

Top 10 Excuses of the Guy Who Lost the iPhone

Video of David Letterman’s bit on CBS about the lost and stolen iPhone saga: #10 - Couldn’t call Apple for help because I lost my iPhone. #1 - It didn’t work anyway—it uses AT&T. Spot on. ... Read More »

McAfee antivirus app identifies Windows as malware

Be glad and joyful, oh Mac user. McAfee’s popular antivirus software seems to have identified Windows XP as malware. Declan McCullagh in CNET: A buggy update that the company released early in the day turned the software’s formidable defenses against malicious ... Read More »