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Reading Apple's App Store Guidelines - Just the Juicy Parts!

In a surprising move toward transparency, Apple just announced that third-party development tools are fair game for building iPhone apps, and opened up its App Store Review guidelines so that developers can see why their apps have been rejected. The guidelines have been a mystery for so long that it's a breath of fresh air to see the reasons behind so many bizarre app rejections. Most of the...

Designers think iTunes 10 logo "sucks", Steve Jobs responds

In my post introducing iTunes 10, I mentioned that the new iTunes logo was sure to be controversial. Looks like I got that right! Wired News is reporting that a designer emailed Steve Jobs to tell him that the new logo "sucks" and throws away a decade of "instant product recognition." The designer, Josh Kopac, got one of Steve's trademark terse responses: "We disagree." A lot of people in the...

Facebook Connect pulled from Apple's iTunes Ping

Facebook Connect is missing from Apple's new social network, iTunes Ping, after it was apparently working on Wednesday night. There seem to be mixed messages coming from Apple, according to interviews that All Things D's Kara Swisher conducted with Apple honcho Steve Jobs and VP Phil Schiller. Jobs said Facebook Connect wasn't in Ping, and gave a dismissive "I guess we could do that."...

Jobs confirms iOS update for iPhone 3G users "soon"

Steve Jobs is answering email again, and this time he seems to have confirmed an iOS 4 update that will fix the operating system's slow-as-molasses performance on the iPhone 3G. Jobs didn't explicitly say "iOS 4.1," but it seems highly likely. He also didn't say when users of older iPhones could expect this miraculous update, just "soon." Here's the email exchange, via MacRumors.com: I've...

iPhone to get wifi syncing? Steve Jobs says, "someday."

Even though the iPhone 4 has a lot of exciting new features, there's still no way to sync your iPhone with your computer over a wireless network. It's been at the top of my wishlist of features for years now, so it's nice to see confirmation from Steve Jobs that it's actually coming in a future version of iOS. In one of his famously brief emails, Steve just told a fan that Wi-Fi syncing is coming...

FaceTime: iPhone 4 gets its own video calling app

When Steve Jobs announced his trademark "one more thing" during his iPhone 4 unveiling at today's WWDC keynote, it was a real doozy. FaceTime is Apple's new video calling app, that works from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 with no setup whatsoever. Just when we were getting excited that the iPhone 4's front camera would let us video call with Skype, Apple delivered something even bigger. FaceTime is not...

Steve Jobs speaks candidly about Adobe, Google, the iPhone, iPad and more!

At the All Things Digital D8 conference last night, Steve Jobs did something odd: he took part in an event that he had no control over. Rather than being the charismatic cornerstone of a pulpit-delivered keynote, he played the role of a heckled, candid interviewee. And he... rocked! He talked a lot, and on a huge range of topics which aren't really 'Download Squad-ish'. Still, I've collated a...

Could an Antitrust Suit Scare Apple into Changing iPhone SDK?

In what's sure to cause no less than three solid months of daily rumors and several thousand highly repetitive tweets, the Department of Justice and the FTC have apparently begun discussing Apple, and whether or not they should open a full antitrust investigation over the recent changes to the iPhone SDK -- specifically how third-party development tools like Adobe Flash CS5 have been banned from...

Steve Jobs to Adobe: Get with the times

When Steve Jobs fires off a missive on the Apple site he's usually making a specific statement around a larger issue that we've all been discussing for months. Remember his rant against DRM when all the world called foul on FairPlay? Today Steve dropped a big ol' bomb into the Flash pool by stating Apple's frustrations with Adobe, Flash and their view of the mobile space. In the letter, Steve...

Steve Jobs to porn viewers: "Buy an Android phone."

Steve Jobs has been answering his email again, this time responding to questions about Mark Fiore, the Pulitzer-Winning editorial cartoonist who had his app rejected back in December (but recently approved). A customer wrote in with some concerns about Apple's iron grip on the content iPhone owners are allowed to receive in app form, saying he had an issue with "the blocking of Mark Fiore's comic...

Steve Jobs comments on iPhone developer restrictions

With the big uproar over Apple's ban on non-native apps for the iPhone -- meaning every app has to be "originally written" in C, C++ or Objective C, and tools like Adobe's upcoming CS5 Flash-to-iPhone converter are probably banned -- developers have been seeking comment from Apple head honcho Steve Jobs. One dev, Greg Slepak, got a response from Jobs. Here's how it went down: Greg told Steve...

iPhone 4.0 arrives this summer, with multitasking, a game network, and more

Apple's iPhone OS 4.0 announcement this morning delivered plenty of features we expected, and some we didn't. In fact, it adds 100 new features in total, and they'll all be in users' pockets this summer. Developers get 1500(!) new APIs that provide access to parts of the phone they've never been able to use before, and a developer preview will be available today. So, what's being added?...

Steve Jobs on iPad tethering with iPhone: "No."

It goes almost without saying that a lot of the people who buy Apple's new iPad will already have Apple's iPhone. Maybe you were thinking, "Well, since I've got an iPhone already, why pay for two data plans? There has to be some way to tether the iPad using the iPhone, right?" According to Steve Jobs, the answer is a big, fat NO. Jobs responded to an email from Swedish DJ Jezper...

Adobe claims they don't ship Flash with known crash bugs, user proves they do

Apple's recent iPad product announcement fanned the flames of the Flash debate, namely whether it belongs on Apple's mobile devices -- or not. Since the release of the iPhone Apple has been staunchly against putting Flash on its mobile devices, citing performance and stability issues. In fact at an Apple Town Hall meeting just over a week ago, Steve Jobs said, "When a Mac crashes more often...

All your OS are belong to US... with Apple's new advertising patent!

Would you love Apple quite so much if they forced you to jump through hoops, click buttons and answer survey questions at random intervals while listening to music? How about some banner ads as you browse the music and documents on your computer? No? See, this is the problem: with our every-day activities slowly centralised and usurped by a handful of multinational juggernauts, we are quite...