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Recently picked up the iPhone 4. Don’t like the limits on the Home button though I understand Apple’s design decisions. In particular, I miss double-clicking to get to the Phone app’s Favorites. But between Voice Control and the App Switcher media controls, the functionality is replicated even if it takes me a little getting used …

venomous porridge – A conversation I have every month or so

venomous porridge – A conversation I have every month or so. NSFW, but funny take on Flash.

Ballmer Embarrasses Himself (Again)

The Associated Press: With Windows 7 and new designs, PCs looking better: “Microsoft has more to contend with than computers running other operating systems. People have begun to use such gadgets as the iPhone as tiny mobile computers. But Ballmer scorns the idea that smart phones could unseat PCs as the technology of choice for …

AT&T iPhone customers: tethering is coming, for a price

AT&T iPhone customers: tethering is coming, for a price: “It won’t be coming cheaply, however; appmodo’s source says a tethering option will cost AT&T customers a whopping $55 a month.” (Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog.) This is what happens when you hand monopoly power to a company. Sooner or later this bad will spill over …

Daring Fireball: Palm Saturday

Daring Fireball: Palm Saturday: “So while the comparisons between the Pre and iPhone are obvious and inevitable, I think the Pre stands a much stronger chance of stealing customers away from RIM than from Apple. For as good as the Pre is, and I’m convinced it is excellent, it just doesn’t have much to offer …

Avoiding Temptation

Daring Fireball: Regarding the Verizon and ‘iPhone Lite’ Rumors: “The reason why Apple did this with the iPod, and why I’m convinced they’ll do it again with the iPhone, is that when it comes to managing the balance between per-unit profit and overall market share, Apple is determined to err on the side of market …

Enterprise Halo Effect

Apple Moves Closer to Snow Leopard Release: “If Apple can pull off this effort, the company will be able to further capitalize on its hot iPhone mobile platform to make inroads against  Research In Motion’s BlackBerry and Microsoft Windows Mobile in enterprise environments.” (Via eWeek.) Apple might actually have an executable enterprise strategy here instead …

iLojack

iPhone 3.0 to offer MobileMe users “Find My iPhone” feature — RoughlyDrafted Magazine: “When activated, the phone opens an alert that says, ‘this enables the ’Find my iPhone‘ service on your MobileMe account at me.com.’ It would appear that the service obtains the iPhone’s location and makes it available to the MobileMe user on request …

MacDailyNews – Apple surpasses goal of 10 million iPhones sold in 2008; outsells RIM in September quarter

MacDailyNews – Apple surpasses goal of 10 million iPhones sold in 2008; outsells RIM in September quarter: “‘I can’t believe the hype being given to iPhone… I just have to wonder who will want one of these things (other than the religious faithful)… So please mark this post and come back in two years to …