WholeThinking essays with keyword tag: iPhone

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 […]

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 […]

iPhone Apps Pass 2 Billion Downloads

It is said that customers vote with their feet, if an election was held today, the iPhone App Store might be king of the world. In just under a year and a half, the iPhone and iPod Touch customers have downloaded more than 2,000,000,000 applications from the App Store. The pace of acceleration seems to […]

iPhone in South Korea, Soon To Be In All Major Asian Markets

The regulatory agency in charge of telecommunications in South Korean has approved Apple’s iPhone for entrance to the country. Two wireless carriers are now in negotiations with Apple to carry the iPhone: SK Telecom Co, Ltd. and KT Corporation. KT Corporation, a former state run monopoly, has 90% of the wireline telephone service and is the […]