Among the most requested software for the iPhone is a suite of applications to allow users to work with Microsoft Office files. One company that's considering developing this is at once the most surprising and the most obvious: Microsoft itself.
When the iPhone was first released, the IT analysis firm Gartner discouraged its use by businesses. However, a recent announcement by Apple has caused Gartner to change its tune.
Last month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said that Adobe Flash wasn't coming to the iPhone. Now, Adobe's CEO has said -- colloquially speaking -- Nu-uhh. Update: In contrast to what its CEO said earlier, Adobe has admitted that it will need Apple's cooperation to create a Flash player for the iPhone.
The measurement firm M:Metrics reported today that 85% of iPhone users accessed news and information on the Web in the month of January. That made this smartphone the most popular mobile device for accessing online news and information.
In the first few days after Apple released a beta of the iPhone SDK Software Development Kit (SDK), it was downloaded a surprising number of times. Update: Apple has begun to notify companies and individuals if they have been accepted into its iPhone Developer Program, or if they will have to wait.
Two high-profile outages and the iPhone incursion might make one wonder whether BlackBerry's days are numbered. Don't tell Mike Lazaridis, founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), that his smartphone brainchild is on the way out. He remains upbeat about its wireless dominance, and he said its years of evolution make the device hard to match.
Apple has quietly revealed a critical fact about its smartphone: applications developers create for the iPhone will only be able to run one at a time, and will not be able to run in the background.
Two companies that potentially could create very important applications for the iPhone and iPod touch have expressed cautious optimism about developing applications for these devices.
Apple has just given the world its first look at the system it is putting together to allow developers to create and distribute third-party applications for the iPhone. *UPDATED*
Apple is holding an event dedicated to the iPhone today, and the first major announcement is that this smartphone will soon get support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
Apple's annual shareholders meeting was yesterday, and CEO Steve Jobs had good news and bad news for iPhone users and shareholders.
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