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Weekly Recap: Macworld 2009, iPhone Rumors and Virus Threats



Macworld 2009, iPhone, and Fake Push Notifications

As Macworld 2009 is nearing, we take a closer examination of what can be expected. Also, information has arisen that may point to Walmart carrying a $99 4GB iPhone sometime soon.

READ → – Macworld 2009, Registration Extended and What To Expect
READ → – Walmart to Sell 4GB $99 iPhone While AT&T Slashes 12,000 Jobs
READ → – iPhone Developers Now Allowed to Issue Promo Copies of Apps
READ → – iPhone 2.2.1 to Support Push Notification?

Unaired Apple Commercials, Songbird and Mobile Websites

This week we posted a definitive list of unaired Apple commercials, compared the pros and cons of mobile optimized websites and took a look at the open-source media player Songbird.

READ → – Unaired Apple Commercials: The Definitive List
READ → – Mobile Optimized Websites, More Harm Than Good? 7 Sites Compared
READ → – Songbird Flutters a Sweet Tune but Can it Compete with Apple?

The Increasing Antivirus Threat

This week the web erupted with news that Apple had been recommending Anitvirus software for their Mac products. After closer inspection, it was revealed that the recommendation had been up on Apple’s website for over a year’s time. Apple has since pulled the page over the widespread confusion. Moral of the story; backup, backup, and backup again!

READ → – Apple Recommends Antivirus Software For The First Time Ever
READ → – Apple Pulls Antivirus Support Page Over Widespread Confusion
READ → – The Importance Of Backing Up and the Increasing Virus Threat

Apple’s New Headphones (Finally) Start Shipping

MacBlogz sources had noted that design quality issues had delayed the release of the new Apple premium headphones, which have recently been made available. Unfortunately, the volume control is currently not compatible with the iPhone.

READ → – Apple Premium Headphones Delayed For Design Improvements, Holiday Hype
READ → – New Headphones’ Volume Control Not Compatible With iPhone
READ → – No App Store Submissions on Christmas, Headphones Finally Shipping

Patents and Apple’s Busy Legal Team

Two Apple patents were recently released regarding infrared hover technology and liquid cooled computers. IBM is now requesting to interview Apple Execs in the Mark Papermaster case and a major slip-up revealed KPCB’s iFund database information.

READ → – Apple Files Patent For Liquid Cooled Portable Computer
READ → – Apple Exploring Infrared Hover Technology For User Input
READ → – IBM Seeks to Interview Apple Execs In Papermaster Case
READ → – iFund’s $100M Database Leaks Onto The Web

Apple’s Market Share On the Rise

Apple’s market share has seen recent growth with Macs and iPhones now holding 8.82 percent and 16.6 percent of their respective markets. The App store has now crossed over the 300 million download mark.

READ → – Mac Web Share Hits Record 8.82%, Windows Dips Below 90%
READ → – iPhone Nabs 16.6% of Smartphone Market; Staves off Industry Decline
READ → – 300 Million Apps Downloaded, 6.4 Billion To Go

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