The Apple Core: Apple legal set sights on PocketMac

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 11:28
Category: The Apple Core

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No one knows the wrath of Apple’s legal department better than yours truly, that’s why I’ve been especially sensitive of the company’s legal tactics over the past few years.
You’ll remember Apple’s voracious defense of the iPhone interface by shutting down iPhone theme designs released for competing phones like the BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile, RAZR, etc. What’s wrong with that case is that Apple legal has threatened Web sites that simply link to or post screen shots of the cribbed iPod UI.
The most recent target of Apple’s legal beagles is PocketMac, a publisher of Mac smartphone sync software…
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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DEMO 2007: What’s “Cool” at Demo?

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 09:14
Category: conference

Lots of people have been asking me “what’s cool at Demo?” while I walk around the hallways here. I find that question tough to answer.

I guess it’s that “cool” has different meanings:

1) That it’ll change how you work. Zoho’s Notebook wins here. It’s like an online OneNote and I can see using that to collaborate on work projects.

Five more on Scobleizer…

What’s “cool” at Demo? ” Scobleizer – Tech Geek Blogger

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DEMO 2007: Sonata Battery Shows Promise

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 09:45
Category: conference

Following through on its promise, upstart Boston-Power has taken the wraps off its much-hyped laptop battery, now officially known as “Sonata,” showing off the new-and-improved lithium-ion technology at the DEMO 07 conference that’s rolled into Palm Desert, California this week. The company’s also taken the opportunity to add some more specificity to its claims, boasting that the Sonata battery will last the life of your laptop and charge faster than any other batteries on the market, filling up to eighty percent capacity in just half an hour

Boston-Power unveils long-lasting “Sonata” laptop battery – Engadget

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Apple and Cisco Push Back Legal Deadline

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 09:37
Category: News

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An article on Macworld News, Apple Inc. and Cisco Systems describes how the firms have extended their deadline in the legal battle over Apple’s upcoming iPhone in order to keep working towards a settlement.
In a joint statement issued yesterday, the two companies have stated they’ll extend the deadline in the hope of reaching an agreement towards the device’s use and interoperability.
For the full article, click here.

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Microsoft Rumored to be Developing Zune-Branded Phone

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 09:17
Category: Rumor

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A blog entry over at CrunchGear.com discusses what it refers to as a “sound tip” that Microsoft is developing a Zune-branded telephone with executives meeting as of yesterday to discuss service details, development plans and timelines for the product’s release.
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Nike Introduces Hatphones for iPod

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 08:47
Category: News

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iLounge has gotten word that Nike has introduced a new cold weather hat designed to “hold and control an iPod Nano”.
The $60 Nike Men’s Soft Shell Therma-FIT Hatphones Cap, available in four colors (black, grey, blue and red), features a fully functional iPod Nano click wheel control allowing the user to select and adjust individual songs while they keep moving.
It remains unclear as to how the iPod Nano will connect to the hat itself.
If you have any comments or feedback, let us know.

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Apple Files Patent for iTunes Store Access on Mobile Device

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Date: Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 08:55
Category: News

iphonehand.jpgAccording to an article over on MacNN, Apple has filed a patent to lay the groundwork for iPhone users to be able to access and purchase content from the iTunes Store.
The patent, which describes the “configuration of a computing device in a secure manner” describes how a mobile device could access the iTunes store and engage in transactions. Additional details include mention of digital signatures and how they’d be validated and a diagram points to a handset communicating with a PC, which is in contact with servers at the other end.
It gets technical, but it is interesting.
For the full article and diagram series, click here.
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