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Topic: Palm

Apple drops Palm OS HotSync conduit from Snow Leopard

08/24/2009, 06:08 pm

Apple has discontinued support for legacy Palm OS devices in Mac OS X Snow Leopard's iSync 3.1.0, according to sources familiar with the latest Gold Master build, requiring users of Palm OS devices to obtain third party support for syncing their Palm Desktop information with Mac OS X's Sync Services.


Palm rejected Apple's no employee poaching offer - report

08/20/2009, 08:08 am

Ed Colligan, the former chief executive of Palm, reportedly rejected an offer years ago from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to agree to not hire each others' employees.


Palm snags another former Apple employee for exec role

08/05/2009, 08:08 am

Palm continues to poach former Apple employees for its executive-level talent, with its latest coup the signing of a former creative director at the Cupertino, Calif.-based company.


Palm fires back at Apple, fixes Pre sync with iTunes

07/23/2009, 08:07 pm

Just a week after Apple killed the Pre's ability to sync with desktop music management client iTunes, Palm has responded with webOS 1.1 -- a software update that again enables Palm's phone to access media from the current version of iTunes.


Bogged down AT&T 3G to clear in months; Buffett criticizes Jobs

06/24/2009, 07:06 pm

Residents of major US cities that have had near-unusable 3G since the iPhone 3G's launch should finally get relief in the months ahead, AT&T says. Meanwhile, Palm is getting its own relief via breakthrough sales of its Pre smartphone, but Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is getting no break frp, Warren Buffett, who says the executive violated good business principles by keeping his liver transplant a secret.


Apple has Psystar's lawsuit stay lifted; Palm Pre unhurt by iPhone

06/23/2009, 06:06 pm

Psystar's hopes of stalling Apple's lawsuit have crumbled as the Mac maker has successfully overturned the court stay on its case. At the same time, Apple's legal hammer has been falling on iTunes gift card fraud, and the Palm Pre continues to sell out even with the iPhone 3GS threatening to pull customers away.


Apple warns Palm Pre users iTunes sync may break

06/16/2009, 09:06 pm

A simple technical note from Apple on Tuesday warns that it can't guarantee third-party devices like the Palm Pre will work with iTunes and adds that future updates to the software may break media syncing with third-party devices.


Why Apple keeps iPhone specifications quiet

06/11/2009, 08:06 am

In marked contrast to the PC market, where differention primarily centers around gigabytes, GHz, and Intel Inside branding, Apple is working to keep attention on the iPhone's software, with a curious avoidance of any mention of the make or specification of its internals, apparently for competitive reasons.


Former Apple hardware chief appointed as Palm's new CEO

06/10/2009, 05:06 pm

Jon Rubinstein, an Apple executive who helped lead the company out of its dark ages and later played an integral role in pioneering the iPod, was named chief executive officer of rival handset maker Palm on Wednesday.


Palm Pre teardown shows iPhone-inspired design

06/07/2009, 01:06 am

Dismantling a Palm Pre piece by piece has revealed it to be very efficiently designed; so much so that, at points, it appears better put together than the Apple iPhone many see as its role model.


Review roundup: Palm's Pre and its fledgeling WebOS

06/04/2009, 09:06 am

The embargo on Palm’s new Pre smartphone has lifted and multiple reviews are now online describing the highly-anticipated iPhone competitor, which goes on sale this Saturday, June 6 at Sprint, Best Buy, and Radio Shack stores across the U.S where it will fetch $199 after rebates and a two-year service commitment.


Palm stock surges on rumors of Pre heading to Verizon in 2010

05/28/2009, 03:05 pm

Shares of Palm, Inc spiked upward roughly ten percent on rumors that the new Palm Pre phone might only remain exclusively tied to Sprint for six months, suggesting availability through Verizon Wireless and AT&T as early as January 2010.


Palm Pre syncs with iTunes on a Mac just like an iPhone

05/28/2009, 11:05 am

Palm's upcoming Pre handset is again making headlines this week after it was discovered that early production units contain native support for syncing with Apple's iTunes software as if they were built by the iPhone maker itself.


iPhone rival Palm Pre to sell for $199 after rebate on June 6th

05/19/2009, 09:05 am

Sprint Nextel Corp said Tuesday that Palm's much anticipate Pre smartphone will launch on its 3G network Saturday June 6th for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.


Apple may be forced into Verizon iPhone within two years - report

05/06/2009, 07:05 pm

Even as Apple has insisted it's content to give AT&T exclusive access to the iPhone, a closer look at Apple's own devices -- and a likely dead-end in growth through its existing carrier strategy -- shows that Apple may have little choice but to sell its smartphone through Verizon and other carriers by 2011 at the latest.


New Palm Pre apps underscore Apple's iPhone limitations

04/04/2009, 02:04 am

While third-party apps are being trumpeted as the iPhone's strength, key Palm Pre demos this week were designed to highlight their restrictions by taking advantage of those precise things that Apple won't allow.


Late rumor has iPhone 3.0 getting copy-and-paste, multitasking

03/16/2009, 12:03 am

Apple may be adding some of the iPhone's most heavily requested software features -- including multitasking the ability to copy and paste text -- with the unveiling of the 3.0 update this week.


Apple iPhone controls over 66% of all mobile web use

03/01/2009, 11:03 pm

In its first detailed look at web market share for cellphones, a research firm has found that Apple's iPhone represents a staggering 66.61 percent of mobile traffic while its competitors have only just gained a foothold.


Emerging iPhone contenders charted, compared by RBC

02/20/2009, 03:02 pm

With Apple's influence hanging over the Mobile World Congress event this week, the Royal Bank of Canada has released a comprehensive comparison chart of eight contenders that threaten to steal some of the iPhone's customers.


Palm throws cold water on possible patent battle

02/11/2009, 03:02 pm

The president and chief executive of Palm says his company is more focused on finishing the Pre than worrying about any sort of patent battle with iPhone maker Apple.