You never knew you had so many reasons to love Windows Mobile 7, but you'll find out a few of them today. Also, Amazon offers on-demand movie and TV streaming (on PCs and Macs both!), Microsoft explains the weird Halo no-show at E3...and the explanation is typical, baffling and infuriating. So, good work, Microsoft, as usual. Oh, and that asteroid that was going to kill us and then wasn't going to kill us? It's probably going to kill us, but we won't know for sure because we can't afford a subscription to New Scientist … Read more
Got questions about Apple? Or how about the new iPhone 3G? Well, if you do, you've come to the right place.
Our next upcoming Ask the Editors Live chat begins at 11 a.m. Pacific Time (2 p.m. Eastern), Thursday, July 17. Our special host will be CNET News.com staff writer, Tom Krazit, who will be here to discuss, debate, and answer anything to do with Apple from the new iPhone 3G, Macs, iTunes, to the future of Apple, you name it, Tom is your Apple man!
Still waiting for your iPhone 3G? Wondering if you should buy a Mac?
Come over to CNET's Forums for an Ask the Editors session with me at 11 a.m. PDT for an open discussion on anything and everything Apple. With the iPhone 3G launch last week, and Apple's earnings on tap for Monday, there should be plenty to talk about.
I'll try to get to as many questions as possible, but I can only take questions for an hour. Bear with my fingers as I shake off the effects of a three-day vacation and re-learn how … Read more
Correction, 10:45 a.m. PDT: This blog initially misstated Apple's global market share. It was 3.3 percent in the second quarter, according to IDC, up from 2.9 percent a year ago.
Gartner and IDC both see the global computer market rising, 16 percent and 15 percent, respectively, with Hewlett-Packard (18 percent market share) and Dell (16 percent market share) winning big, as The Wall Street Journal reports.
U.S. growth, however, was somewhat tepid at 4.2 percent, according to Gartner. (IDC pegs it at 3.6 percent.) As demonstrated in the earnings calls for Sun, … Read more
"Welcome to the new AT&T, we're currently out of iPhones, how can I help you?"
That's how two AT&T stores--one in Los Angeles, another in Denver--answered their phones Tuesday. But those stores are hardly alone in their lack of 3G iPhones. A CNET News survey on Tuesday and Wednesday showed that during their first week on sale, Apple's latest iPhones are playing extremely hard to get.
In total, we contacted 50 AT&T stores in 21 cities across 11 states, and not one had any of the three models of … Read more
There's been some grumbling on the blogsphere about the iPhone's 3G's battery life, which Apple rates at five hours of 3G talk time. Indeed, five hours wouldn't get the most ardent road warrior through the day, but is five hours really that poor? Sure, it is quite low when compared with the iPhone's promised EDGE talk time of 10 hours, but when stacked up against other 3G handsets the iPhone holds its own. Below you'll find a selection of current 3G cell phones and smartphones and their tested talk time (in hours) from CNET Labs. … Read more
I finally made it to the big time and got to fill in for the vacationing Dan Farber on the EIC Squared podcast. Check out my conversation with ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan as we riff on the circumstances surrounding Apple's legal tiff with Mac clone maker Psystar, as well as Intel's surprisingly strong quarterly earnings. Also, I recently got back from a visit to Israel's high-tech community. Take a listen.
For a long time, Apple had an informal marketing slogan "5 down, 95 to go" referring to its percentage share of the computer business.
We gave them a hard time back then, because they didn't even have the 5 percent market share they were always talking about. These days, though, they have well passed that number and are inching closer to 10 percent, at least in the U.S.
While Windows certainly still dominates the computer market, Apple's operating system continues to gain market share. Just released second-quarter market share figures from Gartner show Apple shipments … Read more
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