Monday, May 2, 2011

RIM Enterprise Server will support iOS and Android devices

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In an interesting move, Canada-based BlackBerry maker Research In Motion announced an upcoming new version of BlackBerry Enterprise Server that will support iOS and Android devices in the workplace. Yeah, Apple’s big rival in the smartphone arena will let its BlackBerry-using business customers manage and secure BlackBerry, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets from a single web-based console. iOS and Android support will be an optional component.

It’s based on RIM’s newly acquired ubitexx technology and allows for easy deployment of multiple components in a virtualized environment on a single server. The tool is somewhat limited because the new BlackBerry Enterprise Server won’t support all BlackBerry features on Apple and Google devices. For example, the new BlackBerry Balance capability that separates work from personal data only works with BlackBerrys. What’s in it for RIM?




The announcement is a welcome development for Apple’s platform as it may encourage BlackBerry aficionados to support iPhones and iPads in workplace without requiring IT managers to use Apple’s clunky corporate management tools.

Another explanation is that RIM is possibly so confident about BlackBerry that they chose to support iOS and Android to allow corporations to experiment with rival platform before they realize BlackBerrys have the best security features in the industry. Be that is it may, RIM’s announcement is in no uncertain terms a clear acknowledgment of Apple’s enterprise strides.

According to a recent Good Technology survey, the use of iPads and iPhones exploded in enterprise exploded between December 2010 through March 2011. That survey’s credibility stems from the fact that Good Technology is behind a BlackBerry-like enterprise messaging server so their data is pretty solid. The company also announced Facebook app tailored to its PlayBook tablet which went on sale last month, a FaceTime-like video chatting program for the tablet and new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones. Can we now get BlackBerry Messenger for iOS, please?

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Time, Inc. softens Apple to allow free iPad editions for print subscribers

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Partially resolving a dispute over Apple’s tight iOS subscription terms that include standard 30 percent cut and opt-in forwarding of subscriber information, magazine publisher Time Inc. has cut a deal with the iPhone maker that will see them put free iPad editions for existing print subscribers on the App Store. The development, a result of high-level meetings between Time executives and iTunes chief Eddy Cue, is being described as “a sign the two sides are moving closer,” according to a Wall Street Journal story.

Starting Monday, subscribers to Sports Illustrated, Time and Fortune magazines will be able to access the iPad editions via the apps, which will be able to authenticate them as subscribers. Time Inc.’s People magazine already had such an arrangement, but readers of most publications have had to pay separately for the iPad version regardless of their subscriber status.



The deal makes Time, Inc. the first major publisher apart from The New York Times Company and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation to finally accept Apple’s changed terms for subscription in iOS apps, in addition to Bloomberg BusinessWeek which launched its iPad app last month with a $3 a month subscriptions. The deal also matters because Time, Inc. is the largest magazine publishers in the US. Meanwhile, other big publishers are yet to join the Apple ecosystem. Conde Nast appears to be employing the waiting tactics while Hearst is said not to be interested to participate in the iOS subscriptions experiment with current terms in place.

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Apple has begun widespread testing of iOS 5

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Over the past few weeks we’ve been getting multiple tips from developers saying that their apps are being tested with iOS 5. The new OS is being tested on all manner of iOS devices including iPods, iPads and iPhones. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen any unreleased devices likely because Apple is aware that usage logs go out to developers and wants to keep those devices under wraps.

This is interesting because widespread testing of apps usually precedes the developer release of a major iOS release by a few months.

Also interesting is that we’ve seen iPhone 3GS’s getting tested (not in the screenshot above, obv). It isn’t immediately clear if the final version of iOS 5 will support iPhone 3GS, but we do know Apple is testing it.

In the past, Apple has seeded new major iOS releases to developers in April, but obviously this year that’s not the case. We’re hearing that iOS 5 will be released in beta form to developers at WWDC in June, perhaps alongside a finished version of Mac OS 10.7, Lion.

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Phil Schiller: White iPhone isn’t thicker, don’t believe all the junk that you read

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Following the news that the white iPhone 4 is slightly thicker than its black variant, 9to5Mac reader Ernesto Barron tweeted Apple Senior Vice President of Product Marketing Phil Schiller to see if the news is really true. After sending Schiller a public tweet with a URL to the above image, which is from our previous post, Schiller responded to him through a Twitter direct message. We’re not sure why Schiller, who has been tweeting publicly for months now, decided to answer through a direct message.




It is not thicker, don’t believe all the junk that you read

We’re not sure why Schiller thinks the white iPhone isn’t thicker when this has been proven over and over again. Schiller also ends his remark telling Ernesto to not “believe all the junk that you read.” Sound familiar? Apple CEO Steve Jobs said something similar to an Apple customer over AirPrint’s rumored removal from iOS 4.2.

AirPrint has not been pulled. Don’t believe everything you read.

Note: We logged into the Twitter account to verify the direct message in both Twitter for Mac and Twitter’s website.
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