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Is Apple Becoming the New Microsoft?

Posted on Saturday, May 08 2010 @ 06:50:40 CEST by

If you have been listening to the grapevine, you probably heard that Apple might soon get slapped with an Anti-Trust lawsuit. Being Apple fans, we can't help but wonder, what is up with that? The fact is, Apple is playing just nicely on the computer front. It is their mobile products (namely the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) that are apparently stepping on some people's toes. Specifically, the way new applications can be installed onto these devices.

If you have been living under a rock, let us give you a quick overview of the current situation. Back when the iPhone was released, the only apps installed on it were the default ones. Apple's vision was, that any new functionality would either be added by them via software updates (which they have been doing) or as browser-run web apps. The later are nowhere near as powerful as a device specific app can be, but as Google has proven in the last few months, browser based html5 applications can mimic many aspects of natively run apps. Read more at Kitguru.



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