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Friday, January 12, 2007


Apple Confident It Will Prevail In Cisco Lawsuit

"We think Cisco's trademark lawsuit is silly," Natalie Kerris, Apple's Director of music public relations, told Macworld. "There are already several companies using the name iPhone for VOIP products, and we believe that Cisco's U.S. trademark registration is tenuous at best."

Apple's Jobs Is Denied Bid To Demolish Mansion

Steve Jobs lost a bid to demolish a Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion he owns about 30 miles south of San Francisco. A California appeals court ruled yesterday that Jobs and the city of Woodside didn't consider alternatives to destroying the home.

Legal Experts To Steve Jobs: iPhone Your Lawyers

Maybe Apple CEO Steve Jobs should use his new iPhone to call a good trademark lawyer. That's the advice of several attorneys and IT analysts regarding Apple's decision to call its new phone — even though that name is a registered trademark held by Cisco Systems.

Want Ad Suggests iPhone Will Have Arm Inside

Mac Flaw Puts Safari Surfers At Risk

A serious security flaw in Mac OS X opens machines with Apple's Safari web browser to hijack by outsiders, Secunia has warned.

Parallels Update Adds USB 2.0, True Drag And Drop

Microsoft Updates Office 2004

The update adds several improvements and security fixes.

Comic Life Upgrade Adds Layout Features, Bug Fixes


Why DRM's Best Friend Might Just Be Apple Inc

What the content industry and the consumer electronics industry alike want is not the end of DRM, but a truly interoperable, robust DRM that puts them in control of their content without ceding too much power to one player (Apple). But now that PlaysForSure has gone bust in all but name and Apple steadfastly refuses to license FairPlay, that's not going to happen in the music industry.

Why Apple Doesn't Care If Cisco Sues Over The Name iPhone

iPhone Round-Up

Until you're holding the thing in your hand and living with it day-to-day, you really can't say "this is going to work this way" or "I don't like the way that functions" with anything approaching absolute confidence.

Phone Shows Apple's Impact On Consumer Products

Apple's new iPhone appears to be the clearest statement yet of what Steve Jobs's impact has been on consumer electronics. It is not that he invents new technologies. He refines existing ones.

Don't Crowd The iPhone

Apparnetly that last step forward I took had violated the iPhone's invisible Cone of Protection.

Ten iPhone Suggestions


Rant Today: Audio Mixer On Windows

As some of you may know, my day job: Windows programming. And so here's my short rant today: whoever designed the API for Audio Mixer on Windows XP — I hate you.



'Craplets' Could Damage Vista Launch: Microsoft Exec

A senior Microsoft executive says the company is concerned that uncertified third-party software loaded onto new computers by manufacturers ould hurt the launch of consumer versions of its Windows Vista operating system later this month.

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