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RIM CEO blasts Apple: “people inside the distortion field will begin to resent being told half a story”

RIM CEO blasts Apple: “people inside the distortion field will begin to resent being told half a story”

RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie has become the latest to speak out against Steve Jobs' tablet tirade, in which the Apple CEO dismissed 7-inch slates as unusable without first sandpapering your fingers down.  In an open statement on RIM's site, Balsillie says that "7-inch tablets will actually be a big portion of the market" and suggests that's common knowledge "for those of us who live outside of Apple's distortion field."  Meanwhile, he also suggests "many customers are getting tired of being told what to think by Apple."

Full statement after the cut

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Apple vs Adobe – what are the real issues?

Apple vs Adobe – what are the real issues?

The war of words between Apple and Adobe started out with public statements, moved to full page advertisements, and has descended into confusion as Apple has backtracked on one of its initial restrictions and RIM and Samsung have highlighted Flash support on their tablets. To unravel this mess, let’s go back to the beginning: In April, Steve Jobs wrote an open letter to Adobe as a press release and posted it on the Apple.com home page (it can still be found online). Jobs lists six extremely well-argued points, but only two of them matter: Flash’s ubiquity on the web, and cross-platform development. (Some of the other points are legitimate – Flash can be buggy, when it runs without hardware acceleration it eats battery life alive, and some Flash content has not been formatted for touch. However, Apple claiming that it cannot support Flash because it isn’t “open” is disingenuous; Apple supports whatever standards it wants to, and while Flash is most certainly a proprietary standard, it is a standard.)

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Apple relax iOS dev tool limits, will publish App Store Review guidelines [Updated]

Apple relax iOS dev tool limits, will publish App Store Review guidelines [Updated]

Apple has loosened its guidelines for iOS developers, allowing them to use third-party tools to produce titles for the App Store.  The move is a backtrack on policies put into place earlier this year, which prescribed which languages could be used to create apps: only C, C++ and Objective-C.  The new stance, Apple says, will allow any development tools "as long as the resulting apps do not download any code."  Meanwhile, the company will also publish the guidelines by which is approves App Store submissions.

Update: Full guidelines now after the cut [Thanks Paul!]

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Flash Player 10.1: This Video is Not Optimized for Mobile

Flash Player 10.1: This Video is Not Optimized for Mobile

Whether or not you've been following the whole Apple and Adobe firefight that's been happening over the last couple of years (but more loudly ever since the launch of the iPad), if you have a smartphone that can browse the web, you've probably been either waiting patiently for Flash to get out of its diapers and give you the full experience you've been aching for, or you simply just haven't cared enough to give it a second thought. Well, now that Android 2.2 has officially "launched" on a device (the Motorola Droid 2), and that means Flash Player 10.1 has officially been "launched," the tests have begun. And, sadly, if you're part of the camp that's been waiting for the full experience of the web on your mobile phone, you might have to keep waiting.

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Steve Jobs at D8: Flash, the iPhone HD, and Everything Else

Steve Jobs at D8: Flash, the iPhone HD, and Everything Else

The Wall Street Journal's annual "All Things D" conference kicked off tonight, and it started off with a presence that's all too familiar in the technology industry. A presence that actually hasn't made an appearance in a few years. And, above all, a presence that's a welcomed entity on any stage, in any location. Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, sat on the D8 stage tonight with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, talking about everything that involves Apple. Of course, they took the time to talk about everything else, too; including Adobe, the next iPhone, casual gaming, and even security and the App Store. After the break, take in the comprehensive coverage, from start to finish, noting all the important parts.

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Adobe Digital Viewer Tech promises easy iPad magazines for InDesign CS5 users

Adobe Digital Viewer Tech promises easy iPad magazines for InDesign CS5 users

If Apple thought Adobe would merely roll over and accept their recent snubs regarding Flash on the iPad and digital content, then they should probably think again.  Adobe have officially announced their Digital Viewer Technology for Magazines - used in the recently-released Wired iPad magazine - a soon-to-be-released add on to the new InDesign CS5 app which will allow would-be publishers to quickly take digital content and package it as magazines.

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DOJ inquiry into Apple to extend into video and music

DOJ inquiry into Apple to extend into video and music

Apple leaving Flash out of the show when it comes to the iPhone and iPad devices was enough to get the DOJ interested in the practices of the electronics company. Reports are now coming in that the DOJ inquiry into Apple is extending beyond a look at the music practices of Apple and looking at the video practices of the company as well.

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