Adobe Systems may not have a chief executive with Steve Jobs' high profile, but it does have money. And on Thursday it began spending some of it on an effort to rebut the Apple CEO's criticisms of Adobe's Flash technology.
The campaign includes a Web site promoting choice, an accompanying "truth about Flash" page rebutting some Apple criticisms, and a letter from Adobe co-founders Chuck Geschke and John Warnock that brings a personal answer to Jobs. They don't mention Jobs or or Apple by name, but there's no mistaking the target.
"The genius … Read more
Software developer SoftView launched a suit against Apple and iPhone carrier AT&T on Monday, claiming the two are infringing on its patent covering the display of Web pages on mobile devices.
SoftView makes a product of the same name, which provides graphic viewers and Web browsers for PDAs, cell phones, smartphones, and other small-screen devices. The SoftView Web site says the company has been developing its products since 1982 and prominently displays its three patent numbers on its home page.
Almost two months after Apple filed a patent complaint against HTC, the Taiwanese handset maker says it has a patent beef with Apple too.
On Wednesday, HTC accused Apple of infringing on five patents related to its mobile technology, and it has asked the International Trade Commission to stop the import and sale of Apple's iPad, iPod, and iPhone.
The complaint, which can be viewed below, states Apple that is infringing on five patents related to general hardware and software used to implement directories in mobile phones and power management in mobile devices. It's notable that at least … Read more
Just as Apple is trying to put the whole Gizmodo ordeal behind it, another iPhone 4G prototype has reportedly shown up on the Internet.
The latest pictures and video of an iPhone 4G come via Vietnamese Web site Taoviet. According to MacRumors, the teardown pictures of the iPhone include the "N90" moniker, which is thought to be the internal code name for the next iPhone.
The MacRumors report states that a Vietnamese businessman bought the iPhone 4G in the U.S. when he was purchasing an iPad. Obviously, the unreleased iPhone cannot be purchased in a store, but … Read more
The How many? iPhone app is a lot like me: useless, but a lot of fun. The concept is pretty simple. The app presents objects, lots of them, in lists called "packs." You pick one item and it calculates how many of another item that first item equals. For example, one MacBook Pro (15.4-inch?) equals 18 iPhones.
Why is this important? It's not; it's stupid, and kinda fun. There are a few categories, like animals, electronics, fruit, and "general," which is something of a grab bag. You can sort by volume or by … Read more
From the Rumors We Want to Believe Dept., MacDailyNews reported Friday that "Apple is planning to make MobileMe free."
As most iPhone owners know, Apple currently charges $99 per year for the service, which keeps your data (e-mail, contacts, appointments, etc.) in sync between your devices, your PCs, and the Web. MobileMe also provides the potentially invaluable Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe features.
Tempting though all that may be, I've never pulled the trigger on a MobileMe subscription. That's in part because I hate subscriptions in general, and in part because I think $99 is … Read more
Rumors that a Verizon iPhone is in the offing are swirling again.
Tuesday morning a report surfaced that a company called Landor Associates is working on a branding campaign for the Verizon iPhone. That would makes some sense in accordance with a report earlier this year that an Apple contract manufacturer is working on a CDMA version of the iPhone, which is the network that Verizon uses in the U.S.