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iPhone?

Well, the old iPhone rumors are swirling again, but this time there may be some truth to it:

“We’ve said we have something coming on this in the first half of 2005 and we’re definitely on schedule for that. Hopefully you’ll be able to see more about it soon,” says Eddy Cue, vice president in charge of applications at Apple.

The Forbes article speculates that this mythical phone may debut at MWSF in January 2005. So, Apple, given your track record on not commenting on future products until they are unveiled, are you now looking for a new Applications VP?

Link to Article



Finals. Ugh.

One more to go Monday.

Excuse me as I collapse onto the floor.



Apple copying MS? Or is it BS?

Looks like Paul Thurrott will hear the wrath of Mac users again.

Spotlight’s biggest claims to fame, presumably, are its near-instant search results and support for document meta data, both of which are, again, planned features of Longhorn. But no matter. While Apple has been busy copping Windows features since Jobs returned to Apple in late 1996, the company’s tiny market share ensures that very few people will benefit from Spotlight, despite Apple claims that it will deliver on desktop search a year before Microsoft ships Longhorn.

Link to MacNN article. | Link to WinSuperSite Article

Let me first say that both companies copy each other. For example, Apple borrowed Fast User Switching, Microsoft borrowed iMovie. Apple added integrated faxing into the OS after Windows did, Microsoft borrowed the idea of the iTunes Music Store. That said, should Thurrott even bother to say that “Apple has been busy copying Windows since Jobs returned to Apple”? And has Apple really been copying Windows all that time? I don’t see Apple copying the Windows XP look and feel, the Windows XP task-based UI, or even the Taskbar (The Dock is evolved from the NeXT Dock, which came long before Windows 95 and I’ve heard some argue that the Dock inspired the Taskbar).  Mr. Thurrott, let’s remember that the BeOS had a database file system, (or at least database-like; I don’t know the technical details; if you do, let me know) long before Tiger and Longhorn. Let’s keep in mind that Copland was supposed…
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10.3.7 Out

Apple today released Mac OS 10.3.7.  The update brings improvements to graphics card drivers, Firewire device compatibility and numerous other bug fixes.  Weighing in at a mere 17.1 MB this is a small update in comparison to older ones.  But I suspect it may be an important one for a lot of people who had some problems with 10.3.6.

Bob



Is there no level to which American TV will not stoop

This TV program apparently will pit a woman against 10 people, one of whom is her father.  She must guess which one, to win a $100,000 prize.  How crass can you be - the poor woman will be having a nervous breakdown by the end of it.


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