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Hospital Confirms Steve Jobs’s Liver Transplant

CNet is reporting that the hospital where Apple’s CEO reportedly got a liver transplant two months ago has now confirmed the truth of these reports. “Steve Jobs underwent his liver transplant about two months ago at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, the hospital confirmed Tuesday. Jobs, who returned to work Apple’s campus in Cupertino, Calif., on Monday after a six-month medical leave, ‘is now recovering well and has an excellent prognosis,’ according to a statement by Dr. James D. Eason, the program director of the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute. … While Eason said the confirmation was being provided with Jobs’s approval, he cited patient confidentially in saying that he could not reveal any further information on the specifics of Jobs’s surgery.”

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Apple Chief Steve Jobs Spotted at Work

Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs was at the company’s headquarters on Monday, underscoring speculation the pancreatic cancer survivor may have returned to work.

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Apple’s Obsession With Secrecy Grows Stronger

Hugh Pickens writes “The NY Times has a story on the culture of secrecy at Apple (registration possibly required). Secrecy is not just the prevailing communications strategy; it is baked into the corporate culture that had its origin in the release of the first Macintosh. ‘It really started around trying to keep the surprise aspect to product launches, which can have a lot of power,’ says marketing veteran Regis McKenna who advised Apple in its early days. Today few companies are more secretive than Apple, or as punitive to those who dare violate the company’s rules on keeping tight control over information. Employees have been fired for leaking news tidbits to outsiders, and the company has been known to spread disinformation about product plans to its own workers and sue bloggers who cover the company. Apple’s decision to severely limit communication with the news media, shareholders, and the public is at odds with the approach taken by many other companies, and many experts agree that the secrecy that adds surprise and excitement to Apple product announcements is not serving the company well in corporate governance. Some say that recent reports that Steve Jobs may have had a liver transplant, still not confirmed by the company, now makes one of Apple’s assertions from January — that Jobs was suffering only from a hormonal imbalance — seem like a deliberate untruth.”

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Flash to Brighten Most Smartphones – iPhone, BlackBerry to Stay Dim


With the news that its omnipresent-on-the-desktop Flash player will be available in more mobile forms before the end of the year, Adobe is finally following through on its goal of joining the smartphone party — but the two biggest names in that market are still missing from the invitation list. Apple’s iPhone and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry won’t be getting the beta version of Flash Player 10 at the Adobe Max conference in October.

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Apple Fixes Drive Interface for MacBook Pros

In an apparent response to user complaints, Apple released a firmware upgrade that it said fixes an issue with the drive interface in new MacBook Pros.

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The Commodore 64 vs. the iPhone 3G S

Harry writes “The unfortunate news about Apple rejecting a Commodore 64 emulator from the iPhone App Store inspired me to compare the C64 to the new iPhone 3G S, in more detail than any rational person is likely to compare them, ever again. If nothing else, it’s a snapshot of just how far technology has come since the C64’s release in August of 1982.”

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iCrack: The iPhone Is An Accident Magnet

A new report from SquareTrade details the accident-prone nature of Appleā€™s line of smartphones, reporting that over 20% of iPhones have been damaged in the last 22 months. Cracked screens abound.

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iPhone 3GS sales top one million

Apple Inc sold more than 1 million units of its newest iPhone, the 3GS, in the first three days of launch, the company said on Monday. The news sent Apple shares up nearly 1 percent, after the stock had been trading down about 1 percent following a Wall Street Journal report over the weekend that said Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs had undergone

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Commodore 64 on Your iPhone: Exclusive Interview w/Manomio

We were devastated to learn that Apple denied permission to the developer who created a Commodore 64 emulator for the iPhone. So in the hopes of getting a second chance from Apple, here is our exclusive interview with Stuart Carnie the CTO of Manomio…

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An Experiment In BlackBerry Development

ballwall writes “We’ve all read the stories about how lucrative selling apps on the iPhone can be (or not), but what about other platforms? BlackBerry accounts for twice as many handsets shipped as Apple, according to Gartner, so I decided to find out. I wrote about my experiences developing my first BlackBerry application including sales, platform issues, and a bunch of other things I thought new mobile developers might want to know about.”

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