We were a bit tardy in finishing this article, but we finally have our list of realistic things we’d like to see Apple do in 2010. Also this week, Rich Mogull looks at what enterprises will need to do to prepare for the iPad; Doug McLean ponders why Greenpeace keeps targeting Apple; and Glenn Fleishman covers news of a Skype client on Verizon smartphones, Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 Series operating system, and an improvement in the MobileMe Web site. Plus, we have video of three of our appearances at Macworld Expo! Notable software releases this week include Firefox 3.5.8, TweetDeck 0.33.2, VMware Fusion 3.0.2, and iStumbler 99.
Ironically, the MobileMe Web site has long been inaccessible from the iPhone OS's Mobile Safari browser. Apple has now updated me.com to offer links and a way to view Find My iPhone/iPod touch.
Microsoft announced that Windows Mobile is now "Windows Phone 7 Series," a grating name that hides what appears to be an elegant and different way of organizing mobile activities. The new operating system is scheduled to ship by year's end.
Verizon will offer a unique Skype client for its smartphones that's focused on Skype-to-Skype calls made over Verizon's 3G network.
Even if you weren't at Macworld Expo, you can experience a bit of what it's like to talk with Adam, Tonya, and Joe in these video presentations.
Greenpeace recently released its latest consumer electronic company rankings, with Apple topping one list and moving up on another. Greenpeace has previously garnered attention for its cause by slamming Apple; now the organization appears to be soliciting attention by praising Apple. To what degree does Greenpeace depend on Apple, and does that dependence shape its ranking methodology?
Now that Apple has announced the iPad, we have the brain space to look forward to what else Apple might do - nay, what we'd like to see Apple do - in 2010.
As with the iPhone, the iPad's undeniable consumer appeal means that IT departments shouldn't be surprised when users start bringing them to work.
Notable software releases this week include Firefox 3.5.8, TweetDeck 0.33.2, VMware Fusion 3.0.2, and iStumbler 99.
After hours on our feet at Macworld Expo 2010, we let our fingers do a lot of walking last week, reading articles about free registration for Macworld Expo 2011, Apple secrecy, dealing with newbies, streaming TV from HBO, an extension to a MacBook repair program, Nuance's acquisition of MacSpeech, the EFF's guide to ebook readers' rights, the approval of the SlingPlayer iPhone app, a forthcoming Steve Jobs biography, and Google's admission of inadequate testing of Google Buzz.