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[News] [Rival] Apple Still Plays Babysitter with People's Rented 'i' Phones

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Apple Rejects South Park iPhone App

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| The creators of South Park are the latest developers to have an iPhone 
| application rejected for Apple’s app store. The app would have allowed iPhone 
| users to access episode clips, read South Park news, grab wallpaper and other 
| South Park-related features. In a blog post yesterday on 
| SouthParkStudios.com, the creators explained that Apple had rejected the post 
| because it might be “potentially offensive.”     
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/159733/apple_rejects_south_park_iphone_app.html?tk=rss_news

Why are Apple customer accepting this type of abuse?

Mozilla, Skype join iPhone jailbreak fight

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| Skype and Mozilla have thrown their weight behind the Electronic Frontier 
| Foundation (EFF) in that digital-freedom organization's fight to loosen the 
| Digital Millenium Copyright Act's (DMCA) restrictions on iPhone jailbreaking.  
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/18/skype_mozilla_dmca/


Recent:

Why I Switched to Android from the iPhone

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| The philosophical reasons:
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|     * Android is open source.
|     * Because it’s open source, many of my favorite open source apps work
|     with it and not the iPhone yet, like KeePass, for example. (See
|     KeePassDroid.)
|     * Android’s apps are written in Java, and as a Java developer, this
|     delights me.
|     * Android doesn’t tie me to iTunes, which is a fine piece of software,
|     but is just a little too bossy and proprietary-like for my taste.
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http://smarterware.org/184/why-i-switched-to-android-from-the-iphone


AD X: Grumbledroid

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| Community · I’ve previously written that one of the nicest things about
| Android is the community, as evidenced by my continued success in simple Web
| searches turning up working-code solutions to my programming problems. ¶
|
| But the central Android Developers list over on Google groups, well, it’s not
| that great. There are a few insiders who try hard and do good work, but
| there’s a high volume of truly clueless questions that could have been
| answered by eight seconds’ recourse to that little search window in the top
| right corner of every bloody application you use.
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http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/01/25/GrumbleDroid


Android Diary I

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| Why Not iPhone? · Clearly, at this time, the iPhone hardware and software are
| slicker, and the ecosystem is bigger. But I just can’t get past stories like
| Newber. Well, and I already know how to program in Java and don’t feel like
| picking up Objective-C and Cocoa to earn the privilege of being a
| sharecropper.
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http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/12/18/Android-Diary


Linux finally loaded onto iPhone!

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| Linux fans who have been waiting for Linux to come the iPhone and iPod Touch
| need wait no longer – the breakthrough has finally been made, years after
| Linux found its way onto earlier iPod models. There’s a way to go before the
| project is mature, with plenty of things, including touchscreen support, yet
| to come. Still - Linux on the iPhone is here, at last!
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/21985/1168/


First steps for Linux on iPhone

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| The Linux on the iPhone project has released the first results of its work.
| The current port of Linux includes a bootloader, OpeniBoot, which allows the
| user to select booting either the iPhone OS or the Linux port. This first
| port is very limited though, as the demonstration video that has been
| released shows, there is no touchscreen support for interacting with the
| device; instead a USB console is used to type commands.
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http://www.heise-online.co.uk/news/First-steps-for-Linux-on-iPhone--/112100


The iPhone Is Now Doomed

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| I cannot claim to be a developer, but I have been watching the whole iPhone
| application development issues with interest. As of today’s news, it appears
| that the iPhone development process is like this:
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|    1. Ask Apple for permission to make an application.
|    2. Sign a non-disclosure agreement.
|    3. Invest time and money into an iPhone application.
|    4. Ask Apple for permission to sell or give away your application.
|    5. If Apple says YES: start making money and hope Apple does not change
|       their minds.
|       If Apple says NO: shut up and deal with it. If you say anything, Apple
|       can sue you, further raising the wasted investment money.
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http://www.linuxloop.com/news/2008/09/23/the-iphone-is-now-doomed/


iPhone to become openPhone ?

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| Moving to an open source platform like Linux however would increase the pool
| of available developers, and serve to drive down these costs, which hopefully
| will lead to better lower priced third party applications.
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http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/2008/12/iphone-to-become-openphone-.html


Google Exec: Android To Beat iPhone

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| Rich Miner even went after Apple's handheld darling.  "Once you have devices
| out there from Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and so on, there's a much larger
| potential market on Android than for the iPhone," he said.  "[T]here's a
| single manufacturer, it's targeted at a particular demographic, and it falls
| far short of the 1 billion mobile phones sold every year worldwide."
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http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2008/03/17/google-exec-android-to-beat-iphone


iPhone vs. Android : An Open Source Devs Perspective

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| According to Andrea Gazzaniga, software development manager at mobile open
| source vendor Funambol the answer is not entirely clear. In a rambling
| overflow presentation at AjaxWorld's iPhone Sumitt, Gazzaniga attempted to
| outline the differences and similiaraties between iPhone and Android.
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http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2008/03/iphone-vs-android-an-open-sour.html
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