• FaceTime and the iPod Touch

    John Gruber: More importantly, you don’t need to initiate a FaceTime call using a voice call. You can start the call using FaceTime directly, in which case the entire process takes place over IP networking. The advantage to starting with a voice call is that you’ll get a voice connection even if the recipient isn’t […]

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  • Braving the crowd: Getting an iPhone 4 without a reservation

    Check – see you guys there tomorrow.

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  • Verizon Pushes 10 Gbps Through Fiber Network

    Wow, that is awesome.

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  • iPhone 4 Has Arrived

    After a lot of waiting this morning I came back to my office and found a new iPhone 4 sitting on my desk. I have it all setup and expect more thoughts tomorrow. Also I will be waiting in the Bellevue, WA Apple Store line tomorrow starting around 5:30a to try and get one for […]

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  • The Kindle won

    John Biggs: The Kindle App has made the Kindle “device” a obsolete for many early adopters. I can tell you that for me, if there was no Kindle app for the iPad I would not have given my Wife my Kindle. It is not the device for me, I just don’t want to lose the […]

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  • Over-the-Air vs Wi-Fi Syncing: Looking at Things & OmniFocus for iPhone

    One of the biggest requirements I also have for iPhone apps is to make sure the app provides some way of Over-the-Air Syncing (OTA). For the past year I have been settled on using OmniFocus for task management because it synced using MobileMe OTA to my Mac. When I found out about SimpleNote that also […]

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  • iPhone 4 Arriving A Day Early: Apple’s Way Of Messing With New Droid Launch?

    Dan Frommer: Is this Apple’s way of messing with Verizon Wireless’s, Motorola’s, and Google’s new Droid launch event, scheduled for Wednesday in New York? It is uncharacteristic move on Apple’s part to let people get the iPhone’s a day early. I am not saying this is the reason why they are doing it, but I […]

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  • Apple Makes It Easy To Opt Out of iAd Slurping Up Your Personal Details

    Apple is batting .500 today on privacy issues.

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  • Adobe Launches Flash 10.1 For Mobile

    Stan Schroeder: Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that users will actually be able to install it right away. Flash 10.1 will be immediately available for phones using Android 2.2 (or Froyo), but that version of Android hasn’t been deployed to devices yet. It’s almost like saying here is the keys to the car you will buy […]

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  • Counter Point on Marco Arment’s ‘Rambling about Verizon’

    Marco Arment said this morning: Every month without a Verizon iPhone costs Apple dearly in marketshare and mindshare. The longer they wait, the lower their chances to reclaim the difference. I’m guessing a CDMA Verizon iPhone will be available within 6 months. While I don’t 100% disagree with the thought that Apple will release a […]

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  • Apple also Sent me This

    I also received this note from Apple on the order for my Wife’s iPhone: Dear Customer, We were unable to complete the authorization process for your iPhone order. As a result, we had to cancel your iPhone order. To complete the purchase of your iPhone, please visit an Apple Retail Store or an AT&T company-owned […]

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  • iPhone 4 To Be Delivered Early?

    Last night – I along with other pre-orderers – received the following email from Apple: Dear Apple Store Customer, You recently received a Shipment Notification email from Apple advising you that your iPhone has shipped. This email is to confirm that your delivery will occur on June 23rd. Although Apple and FedEx tracking information may […]

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  • Will Google’s Newspass save serious journalism?

    I seriously doubt it.

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  • Apple Now Collecting Your Location Data

    From Apple’s privacy policy: To provide location-based services on Apple products, Apple and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used by […]

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  • On Governments Getting into the Ad Game

    It occurred to me today when I read about how California is considering new license plates (digital ones) that when the car is stopped they would display ads – what occurred to me is that governments can be a lot like newspaper companies. Bear with me for a moment. In publishing we have the infamous […]

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  • Amazon Cuts Price of the Kindle

    Priya Ganapati: Amazon has cut the price of its Kindle e-book reader to $190 from $260 earlier. Amazon’s move comes in response to Barnes & Noble’s price cut on the Nook earlier Monday. This was bound to happen, kudos to Amazon for reacting so quickly – the profit is in the books not the device. […]

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  • Swype Reinvents Typing on Touch-Screen Phones

    Jenna Wortham: Mr. Kushler, who is chief technology officer of Swype, estimates that the software can improve even the nimblest text-messager’s pace by 20 to 30 percent.

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  • iOS 4 Now Available to Download

    Servers are a bit slow – well worth it though.

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  • Apple: Facetime Videos Won’t Use Your Cell’s Minutes

    That’s the difference between Apple making the decision and AT&T making the decision – or if you prefer Wi-Fi only versus Cell Network access.

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  • In California, license plates might go electronic

    Robin Hindery: The device would mimic a standard license plate when the vehicle is in motion but would switch to digital ads or other messages when it is stopped for more than four seconds, whether in traffic or at a red light. The license plate number would remain visible at all times in some section […]

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