Apple hasn’t rejected Google Voice iPhone app after all

August 21, 2009

Apple, Google and AT&T all filed their responsesFriday to the FCC’s requestfor more information in the Google Voice app saga. The story line thus far has been trying to determine the reasons behind Apple’s decision to reject the iPhone app.  Some blamed AT&T for the thumbs down, believing that the iPhone’s exclusive U.S. carrier feared the app would provide competition for voice services on the smartphone.

Vonage CEO sees no reason for iPhone Google Voice rejection

August 21, 2009

The US telecom regulator FCC has been looking into why Apple rejected an Internet telephony application from Google for inclusion in its iPhone application store. Responses from Google, Apple and AT&T, the exclusive U.S. iPhone carrier, are due today.

Apple event next month not likely to feature tablet -blog

August 18, 2009

Tech bloggers love to write about Apple, for better or for worse. The secretive nature of the company means a lot of those blogs are speculative and light on sources, yet  we still all love to read them because the house that Steve built is indeed both a fascinating and hugely successful company.

Cracked Macs rankle Apple customers

August 6, 2009

Apple isn’t going out of its way to publicize the problem, but the Sydney Morning Herald has reported that cracked Macbooks are troubling users. Underscoring that, a Flickr site carries pictures of more than 200 cracked Macs, posted by the owners, along with their commentary.

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The European browser elections and other tech news links

July 27, 2009

Microsoft says the best way to resolve its dispute with European Union competition regulators may be an election.  The software giant spelled out late on Friday Brussels time plans for an election-style ballot to decide the question of which browser consumers use in Windows.

Microsoft and Apple — a momentary peace

July 24, 2009

Well, that’s one less controversy to worry about. As CrunchGear reports, Microsoft has apparently tweaked the “Laptop Hunter” commercial that ruffled feathers over at Apple. Ah peace, for now.

iPhone Mystery: Why did Apple kill Google’s app?

July 24, 2009

Google prides itself on its unique culture of innovation and product design.

But when it comes to Google products for the iPhone, it’s Apple that calls the shots.

How many phones is too many?

July 23, 2009

Most people have one phone or handheld device for work, and maybe another one for play. But how about 14?

Microsoft learns from Apple store real estate guru

July 21, 2009

After pulling a page from Apple’s playbook with its plan to launch its own chain of stores this fall, Microsoft is calling on the expertise of one of the players who made its rival’s stores such a big hit.

With Apple, Microsoft ahead, this is no time for vacation

July 20, 2009

Get ready for another big week of earnings, with Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo the highlights (at least in our world).