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September 26, 2008

iPhone Officially Launching In Russia In October

by Dan Moren, Macworld

The Curse Of Apple MobileMe's "Connection Failed"

by Dave Rosenberg, CNET

According To Hoyle, It's 2009

by Steven Sande, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Apple Wins Dismissal Of Lawsuit Over iPhone Batteries

by Thom Weidlich, Bloomberg News

Apple Inc. won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming it didn't immediately disclose the limited life of batteries for its iPhone or their $86 replacement cost, including delivery.

Hong Kong Apple Store Selling Unlocked iPhone 3G

by Techgoondu

Hong Kong's online Apple Store has started selling unlocked iPhone 3Gs.

Approximately US$700 and US$800 for the 8GB and 16GB model.

Apple Netbook? Not With Mac OS X

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

Will Apple go into the "netbook" business? Bascially, a cheap laptop that can be sold cheaply because of smaller screen and less "power". I think a big clue is out there for all to see: the MacBook Air. Apple didn't compromise on the screen, not because it didn't want to, but because it can't. The operating system — along with many of the desktop applications — simply cannot work with a small screen. And given that the screen is one of the more expensive component of a laptop, I don't see Apple getting into this market with a small laptop anytime soon.

And that's why I was a little surprised to find Apple not expanding on the iPhone/iPod Touch product line to take on the netbook market. And that's why I see Apple's refusal to open up the CocoaTouch platform so damaging.

See Also:

Wrong Reasons For Why No Netbook From Apple, by Magnus Nystedt, Shuffle Gazine. A better argument for why Apple would not do a netbook is that Apple is doing well enough with the MacBook and MacBook Air.

The Latest Victm Of The iPhone NDA: Developer Books

by Ed Oswald, Technologizer

Adobe's CS4 Includes Some Multi-Touch Goodness

by Jeff Smykil, Ars Technica

The Cell Phone Wars

by Farhad Manjoo, Slate

If users threaten to quit the iPhone because it lacks certain apps, you can bet that Jobs will find a way to respond. Over the years, he's shown a willingness to embrace openness when it has suited Apple's bottom line—the iPod, after all, works on Windows computers. Until that day comes, the iPhone will reamin semi-open for buisness.

Apple now has the resources to create products if that's what the customer wants: from Safari to iTunes to Final Cut Pro. This is what Apple didn't have during the Mac vs Windows era.

First Look: Drive Genius 2.1, Disk Utility

by MacNN

This utility provides basic maintenance tools for repairing corrupted directories, clong drives and volumes, and defragmenting files.

First Look: Illustrator CS4

by Ben Long, Macworld

Revamped interface and new tools lead the changes in latest version.

By Heng-Cheong Leong