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Submission + - New iMacs, New Macbooks, And New Mouse (

Marc writes: "Score, apple have done it again. New stuff! I’m sorry for posting so many Apple-related articles in such a short space of time, but they’re really doing something now. Don’t worry, windows users. Your Windows 7 article will come on Thursday [..]"

Comment Re:Where have I heard that before? (Score 1) 296

Microsoft did not get hit with antitrust violation because it bundled IE with Windows. It got hit because it used it's monopoly position to coerce PC manufacturers to not include competing Web browsers and to prevent the removal of IE from the operating system. I don't see a parallel to Apple here. If you want to use an iPod without iTunes, a simple Google search comes up with a number of options, including this page: which describes many ways to do it.

Comment Re:The real difference is that (Score 1) 545

How you describe it is how OS X works. Most of the time things work as you expect, and sometimes even better than you expect. For the first time yesterday, I dragged an image from a Web page in Firefox to an open Photoshop image and it copied it onto a new layer. Other times it fails, as when I tried to drag and drop a graphic from PowerPoint into an Illustrator window.

Comment Re:Hmm. (Score 1) 429

Immediate stock price is affected by perception, but the fundamentals drive the price over the long term. Think about this. Say Steve Jobs dies in a few months -- Apple stock tanks in the short term, but three months later, they release better than expected earnings, Macs, iPods and iPhones are still selling at a record pace. The stock will shoot up like it's the second coming. That's not to say that if SJ is gone, Apple might eventually lose market share and the stock price settle, but this immediate drop is not an indicator of anything.

Submission + - As predicted, update bad for unlocked iPhones (

Bearhouse writes: As widely predicted, it's now being reported by the BBC,, and the NYT,, that upgrading your unlocked iPhone is not good news. Anybody surprised?

Following on from earlier posts here about the legality of unlocking your iPhone, what's your opinion on the legality of Apple bricking it for you with an upgrade? Do you think this is a bad way for Apple to build customer loyalty with an increasingly tech-savy user base, who like to add applications to their personal devices? Or do you think it's good, bearing in mind that mobile phones are being hyped as the next payment method, and so need to be secure?

The Media

Submission + - Apple launches iPhone in the UK

Thomas G writes: If you're keen to find out if Apple launched the UK iPhone this week, then you'll be glad to know they did. is running a photo story of the day's events, including pictures of Steve Jobs in his trusty polo neck/jeans combo. According to the article, UK residents will get an 8GB iPhone for £269 (£373) and have to pay either £35 ($49), £45 ($62) or £55 (£76) per month for 18 months.

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