Comments on: New Apple iPhone features get under your skin http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/new-apple-iphone-features-get-under-your-skin/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JD http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/new-apple-iphone-features-get-under-your-skin/#comment-359735 Sun, 14 Jun 2009 04:58:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17286#comment-359735 To the genius Defilm who said “With android I can sync it with my $400 Netbook running Linux and not have to buy a 4GB limited scale Macbook Pro.(4GB, how 1995′ish! have to wonder if apple will support more than 4GB when they move to 64Bit linux platforms with Coco in another decade?”For your information, all Macbook Pros support up to 8GB of memory, and come standard with 4GB (except the cheapest one which come with 2, but still supports up to 8). Almost all PC laptops come with under 4. And Mac OS X is a 64 bit operating system. In fact, the MacPro, Apple’s desktop tower, supports up to 32GB of RAM. Your “how 1995’ish” is incorrect. In 1995, having 16 megabytes of RAM (not gigabytes, but megabytes) was considered above average.

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By: Chris http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/new-apple-iphone-features-get-under-your-skin/#comment-359599 Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:17:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17286#comment-359599 Thanks for the AirStrip mention. AirStrip already has an app released for labor and delivery patients – AirStrip OB is FDA-cleared, HIPAA compliant and now in use at nearly 100 US hospitals. You can download a free demo at the Apple App Store.The security/privacy issues have been addressed in the design of the app, and that same attention to protecting privacy will be part of the CRITICAL CARE app as well.

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By: defilm http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/new-apple-iphone-features-get-under-your-skin/#comment-359549 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 17:01:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17286#comment-359549 Nice App.. yes, I know many doctors that monitor critical vital signs like EKG via an Iphone. Really saves the hospitals money instead of having an intensive care unit to monitor vital signs. Given the high quality of the AT&T 2.5G data network, I feel even better that my doctor will likely receive an alert if my EKG “Goes bad”… Gee, I hope it don’t work like SMS messages. Just yesterday I received a text message 18 hours after it was sent. Oh, I understand this would be a dedicated client/server app for Iphone. I just hope I don’t drop dead when he/she is driving and not able to hold his Iphone out the window to get 2.5G service!Worse, another Iphone 3Gs, and with AT&T! Ugh! Well since Iphone 3G like Mac OS X is really an Linux app, I hope OmniGroup (Omnifocus) and others migrate to Android Linux API. With a small test Iphone ap I use for development, it took all of a day to get familiar with the Android API and get the app working. I admit the overhead was on the API. Once that was nailed, the app conversion was a cake walk. Since Android is licensed to any OEM (LG, Nokia, Qualcomm) for free, and phone service providers are starting to look at expanding the offerings (since appp sell iphones) if developers target android, you can buy the app and run it on any phone that runs on android.(I have no love for Google, but this is 21st century and iphone 3.0 will finally have “Cut and paste”.. OOhhh, Ahhhh, Aweeee! Wow!With android I can sync it with my $400 Netbook running Linux and not have to buy a 4GB limited scale Macbook Pro.(4GB, how 1995’ish! have to wonder if apple will support more than 4GB when they move to 64Bit linux platforms with Coco in another decade?

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By: Alex Wolfe http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/new-apple-iphone-features-get-under-your-skin/#comment-359547 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 16:50:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17286#comment-359547 “allows users to reload the wiped data via Apple’s iTunes Web site…meaning data is periodically stored via a user’s iTunes account”The phone’s backup data is stored on the user’s computer, not online in the user’s iTunes account. This is how it works today, and presumably how a restore will work after the phone has been wiped remotely.Also, iTunes is not a website. It’s an application that runs on the user’s computer.

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/new-apple-iphone-features-get-under-your-skin/#comment-359546 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 16:45:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17286#comment-359546 “meaning data is periodically stored via a user’s iTunes account.”This is a problematic statement; the iPhone backs up periodically to the user’s computer, and thus is restored from there, not the web site. Apple does not back up users’ files, unless they opt in through Mobile Me.

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By: BS http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/new-apple-iphone-features-get-under-your-skin/#comment-359544 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 16:01:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17286#comment-359544 Oooh! Spying. Big Brother. Give me a break. No one cares where you are or what you are doing…

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By: Bob Shafer http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/new-apple-iphone-features-get-under-your-skin/#comment-359543 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 15:59:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17286#comment-359543 “The Iphone is just a toy”You know its funny but my father use to say the same thing about the PC, it was a fad and would never catch on.

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By: Danny http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/new-apple-iphone-features-get-under-your-skin/#comment-359542 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 15:59:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17286#comment-359542 Oh c’mon. The update for the original iPhone should allow it to take video and zoom in. Just do it.

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By: KwameJones http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/new-apple-iphone-features-get-under-your-skin/#comment-359541 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 15:23:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17286#comment-359541 Well then you guys enjoy your BB Storm’s and Curve’s… in the meantime, the rest of the world will enjoy a real internet browser aka a real mobile experience… Goodluck with my toy indeed…

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By: notinterested http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/09/new-apple-iphone-features-get-under-your-skin/#comment-359539 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 14:51:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17286#comment-359539 i think that with this new iphone, spying will be easier than it was before. locating your phone if it is stollen or hidden is a great idea but what if it isn’t the case, what if i can use it to know where are the owner of that phone, how is he doing? this is spying on people, and i won’t tolerate it. even if you told me that they will be a password only the owner who could know where is the phone. but is it enough, can’t we hack it? or can we trust Apple that they will not diffuse information on us. it’s big brother again.

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