WholeThinking essays with keyword tag: Apple

iPad International Data Plans, Will Cost Deflect User Acceptance?

The acceptance or rejection of a device or user pattern is not just dependent on great industrial design, interface and user experience -price and availability can be just as much a part of user experience. A successful product acceptance and the subsequent user pattern change depends on many factors. None can be ignored if the […]

Sweeping Landmark Ruling, Now Legal to Jailbreak iPhone in US

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a blessing for some and a curse to many since its inception back in 1996 as part of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) accords. Wether you love it or hate it, the DMCA has shaped and carved the digital landscape from technologies, business models, to the use […]

New Broadband Service Coming to United States, LightSquared

With a $7 billion investment, from hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners, LightSquared has announced plans to build a coast-to-coast, wireless broadband network. A wholesale only service, based on a mix of terrestrial and satellite networks. They plan to have the system launched by late 2011 and cover 92% of the US by 2015. In a telecom era […]

Google’s App Store Achilles Heel, Few Apps -Eventually Few Phones

Much has been made of the open versus closed environment that is apps on the Android platform and the Apple iOS  platform. One with a seeming Opensource OS, multi handset environment and the other a proprietary operating system bound to a fixed set of devices. These conversations can seem complicated and they are further muddled by […]

Google Follows Microsoft Kin, Ends Nexus One -Lessons Learned?

Another smartphone is added to the mobile device graveyard with the Google announcement, “Nexus One changes in availability,” a quick interpretation, the Nexus One will not be available from Google online but will be available through carrier partners, or maybe not. The real memorial is for the web store and Google’s ill fated attempt to match […]

Flash on iPhone? Lookout for Some Crazy Backdoor Juggling

One of the most conspicuous absences from the iPhone, other than 3rd party VOIP, is the lack of a Flash player and the content it plays. That condition may or may not change in the near future. From day one of the iPhone launch, Adobe has been determined to pry-bar Flash onto the platform but […]