Apple’s flawed foray into Cloud Computing acknowledged by Steve Jobs

Image via CrunchBase Ars Technica is reporting that Steve Jobs sent out an internal email that acknowledged missteps in the rollout of MobleMe: Steve Jobs: MobileMe “not up to Apple’s standards” “The MobileMe launch clearly demonstrates that we have more to learn about Internet services,” Jobs says. “And learn we will. The vision of MobileMe …

Apple’s garden walls grow taller

Image by Oishi Kuranosuke via Flickr Finally, after the over hyped launch of the iPhone 3G, someone has come out and questioned Apple‘s walled garden approach to application development for their phone. Don’t get me wrong, I’m probably going to buy one in a few weeks, but I’ve been wondering why Apple was getting a …

Reliance teams up with Apple to launch iStores across India

Ok, this is interesting. Apple has had an on again, off again relationship with the Indian market over the years. While on my October 2007 trip to India, I only noticed a few Apple reseller outlets – resellers that were based mainly in places like Hyderabad and Bangalore. Reports now indicate a link-up between Apple …

Wired’s story on the secret development of the iPhone

Image by bizmac via Flickr It’s been a year since Apple unveiled it’s iPhone, which is considered by many to be a revolutionary device.  While that may be true, the greater revolution came from the manner in which the phone was developed and the equation altering manufacturer – carrier relationship that it left in it’s …

My last Windows based computer

A few months back, I upgraded to a new convertible Tablet PC – the Lenovo X61T – replacing my workhorse tablet, the Toshiba M200. I had the M200 for three years, the longest that I’ve used any laptop. As the M200 approached the end of its useful life, I seriously considered migrating to a new …

The lunacy of DRM at 37,000 feet

I do a lot of air travel, and much of it is cross-country. Flights in excess of three hours can really be a drain on energy and productivity if not managed correctly. My usual routine is to break up a lengthy flight into time chunks with some time devoted to work, some for reading, and …