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10:40 AM ET, January 10, 2007

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David Pogue / Bits:
Some Hands-On Time With the iPhone  —  Macworld attendees check out the iPhone.  —  Today, I had meetings with Steve Jobs and then Phil Schiller, Apple's director of worldwide marketing.  I basically played with the iPhone the entire hour.  —  Here are some of the things …
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Michael Gartenberg:
What's Missing From the iPhone  —  1. It's not extensible by third parties, only Apple.  The means at the moment no RSS readers, no Slingplayers.  —  2. There is no support for Microsoft Office attachments.  —  3. Not clear how well Exchange will work with calendar and contacts  —  4. No 3G support.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Introduces Innovative Cellphone  —  With characteristic showmanship, Steven P. Jobs introduced Apple's long-awaited entry into the cellphone world Tuesday, pronouncing it an achievement on a par with the Macintosh and the iPod.  —  The creation, the iPhone, priced at $499 or $599, will not be for everyone.
Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone  —  If you've ever wondered how it works, this is how it works: I don't call Steve, Steve calls me.  Or more accurately, someone in Steve Jobs's office calls someone in my office—someone at a much higher pay grade —to say that he has something cool.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The iPhone is not a smartphone  —  And the reality slowly sets in about what the iPhone is and is not.  Noted analyst and Engadget pal Michael Gartenberg stated that the iPhone is first party software ONLY — i.e. not a smartphone by conventional terms, being that a smartphone is a platform device that allows software to be installed.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
AppleTV: Xbox without the "X?"  —  Phil Waligora, who works at Microsoft, is watching Steve Jobs' keynote (I'm not, but am trying to check in here and there) and calls me out, wondering if I'll say the just announced AppleTV is innovative.  —  Oh, Phil, haven't you gotten the memo?
Gizmodo:
Gizmodo iPhone Hands-On: I Called My Mommy  —  Apple just gave us 15 minutes with the iPhone.  To be frank, I was surprised — Apple doesn't usually grace us with this kind of love.  I guess they liked our iPhone posts from last month.  The legends say Woz and Steve love to pull pranks.
Discussion: iPlot and Guardian Unlimited
kottke.org:
The Apple iPhone  —  Apple's new iPhone looks like a thing of beauty.  Widescreen touch interface, no buttons, runs OS X, useful widgets, integrated email, Google Maps, Google/Yahoo search, visual voicemail (see who voicemail is from before you call), SMS, Wifi, etc. etc.  Oh, and it plays music.
Valleywag:
MACWORLD: When did Steve start showing vaporware?  —  PAUL BOUTIN — True story in my inbox: "I just went into the Apple store in Soho to buy the Apple TV device.  Asked the shop assistant.  Clearly not the first.  February, he answered, tersely."  —  Hey pal, didn't you pay attention?
Lev Grossman / Time:
Apple's New Calling: The iPhone
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Dan Warne / APC:
Top 10 things to hate about the Apple iPhone
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Steve Jobs interview on CNBC
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Gizmodo:
Apple now Apple Inc.
John Markoff / New York Times:
New Mobile Phone Signals Apple's Ambition
Discussion: VentureBeat and Inc.com
Microsoft:
Inside Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh  —  Q&A: From Macworld Conference & Expo 2007, the head of Microsoft's Mac Business Unit discusses the story behind the next generation of Microsoft's productivity software suite for the Mac.  —  Microsoft continues to deliver world-class technology products …
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Microsoft:
It's Coming: Mac BU Announces Intent to Deliver Office 2008 for Mac  —  New version brings enhanced compatibility and Mac-first, Mac-only capabilities.  —  Microsoft Corp.'s Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) today revealed at Macworld Conference & Expo 2007 the news Mac fans have been waiting to hear …
Teresa Brewer / Apple:
Apple TV Coming to Your Living Room  —  Movies, TV Shows, Music & Photos on Your Big Screen TV  —  Apple® today premiered Apple TV™, an easy to use and fun way to wirelessly play all your favorite iTunes® content from your Mac® or PC on your widescreen TV, including movies, TV shows, music, photos and podcasts.
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Alex St. John / Gamasutra:
Opinion: 'Vista Casts A Pall On PC Gaming'  —  Will new features in Windows Vista have a chilling effect on indie PC game development?  In this exclusive Gamasutra opinion piece, WildTangent founder and CEO Alex St. John highlights obstructive security controls embedded in Vista that threaten to do just that.
Discussion: Channel 9, Cathode Tan and Slashdot
Shelly Slater / WFAA-TV:
Game console can be porn gateway  —  They were two of the hottest Christmas gifts: Nintendo's Wii and Sony's Playstation 3 game consoles.  —  But these machines aren't just hot among kids; they're also compatible with sexually-oriented Web sites.  —  Not only can your child access pornography along …
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Chris Kohler / Game|Life:
Opera: Wii Browser Issues? Blame Nintendo
Discussion: Kotaku and Go Nintendo
Scott Gilbertson / Monkey Bites:
Wherefore Art Thou Software?  —  We was robbed!  Don't get me wrong, the iPhone is a pretty spectacular device and I'm glad it was announced now so I can start saving for the next six months, but this is a software blog and frankly we're a bit miffed — we got nothing from Apple.  —  Phone Schmone.
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Will Add Video Games to Zune by July 2008 (Update4)  —  Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, will introduce video games for its Zune music player within 18 months to match features available on Apple Computer Inc.'s dominant iPod.
Google Blogoscoped:
Freeing Google Books  —  Google Book Search allows you to download full PDFs of books which are in the copyright-free zone of the public domain.  I think Google, as well as the libraries which offered their books to be scanned by Google, deserve credit for this.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
 
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