iPhone

Before You Get Too Excited About A Verizon iPhone…

Matt Drance: Right now, every iPhone in the world uses GSM technology, regardless of the carrier. Adding Verizon [who use a different technology, CDMA] would mean building, testing, and forecasting new hardware for a CDMA model. It would also have a significant impact on the well-oiled Apple Retail machine. Every time a new iPhone launches, […]

Dustin Curtis: “The Death of Files”

This guy gets it: When you want to eat, you go to the refrigerator. When you want to listen to music, you go to your stereo system. Completing these actions just requires knowing the locations of the things you want to use. If you want to look at photos in the real world, everything you […]

iPhone 4G “Finder” Has Been Found

The guy who originally found Gizmodo's infamous iPhone 4G prototype has spoken: Brian J. Hogan, a 21-year-old resident of Redwood City, California, says although he was paid by tech site Gizmodo, he believed the payment was for allowing the site exclusive access to review the phone. Gizmodo emphasized to him “that there was nothing wrong […]

Apple Announces WWDC ’10 Dates: June 7–11

First thing I thought when I saw this: "huh, so for all that trouble Gizmodo only beat the iPhone 4G announcement by what, 7 weeks?" (It's expected Steve Jobs will announce the next iPhone at WWDC, as he's done the last two years in a row.) Tickets are $1,599, and will sell out. Also worth […]

No, Actually, It’s Not Like That At All

Last night I had the following brief Twitter exchange with a fellow about the whole Gizmodo-stolen iPhone affair: ddemaree: @esoneill @chartier Property != information. If the seller had sold them photos of the stolen iPhone, they might've been in the clear. esoneill: @ddemaree @chartier But, arguably, all property contains information of some kind. The Watergate […]

37signals Launches Highrise for iPhone

I've only used the app for 5 minutes, and it's obvious how much thought they put into the design. The feature set and presentation are exactly right; when I say they left room for improvement, I mean they did a great job and left me wanting more. And it's worth mentioning that now that it's […]

Steve Jobs Fires Up iPad For E-mail

Never let it be said Apple's CEO doesn't use his own products: for the second time recently an Apple customer reports having gotten a one-word e-mail answer to a question from Jobs himself. The latest question: will the iPhone OS get a unified email inbox like Mail on the Mac? To which Jobs replied: "Yep." […]

No more computers.

Most people wouldn't even think of file management as a feature of traditional computers; files are just always there, like grass or rocks, part of the landscape. It's not just that filesystems are ubiquitous. From a technical standpoint, especially in Unix-like systems like OS X, the filesystem really is the computer, or at least a […]