Apple vs the Web
The race for the lead in U.S. smartphone operating system (OS) consumer market share is tighter than it has ever been.
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For such a long-time Apple believer and Mac/iPhone customer, the idea of turning my back on Steve Jobs and crew, stopping my app store and media buying preferences almost entirely and choosing a divergent path is not one taken lightly.
Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday unveiled the Galaxy Tab, its take on Apple Inc.’s iPad, as more technology companies trickle into the nascent tablet market.
Has the company that famously satirized the stultifying primacy of IBM-compatible computers in its Orwellian commercial for the 1984 Super Bowl finally emerged as the successor to Big Brother?
I've been meaning to write this for some time, and for all the time I delayed the more poignant the point I wanted to make started to become as new news came out further solidifying my angle.
Fact: In 1994 I thought Apple was going to own it all. By 1999 most magazines thought it was dead. Fact: In 1992 Pointcast shipped.
Apple vs the developpers
The saga of Adobe and Apple or, more precisely, Flash app development for the iPhone, is drawing to its inevitable conclusion. It all started with Apple's change to its iPhone Developer Program License Agreement - the notorious article 3.3.1 - which banned the use of the Flash-to-iPhone converter. In the simplest of terms, the article makes it meaningless for developers to create Flash apps that target the iPhone because Apple can ban them at any time.
HTML5, which updates the HTML specification to accommodate modern Web applications, has gained a lot of adherents in vendors like Microsoft, Google, and Apple.
( A note from Harry: Here’s a “letter to the editor” from Kevin Miller, CEO of Scotland-based RunRev . His company makes a HyperCard -like development platform; one of its investors is Mike Markkula , who funded the creation of the Apple II and later served as Apple’s CEO.)
Apple vs Flash