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Scott Bourne announced the top ten accessories that will make every iPhone owner happy this Holiday. With 1.4 million iPhones out there in the wild, chances are you know someone who owns an iPhone. If that someone is on your holiday gift list, look at this compilation of great gift ideas ranging from $2.95 to $349.95. 1) Vibe Duo HDST  -- Replace the standard iPhone headphones with the Vibe Duo HDST w/switcher. These headphones sound better than the original iPhone headphones, have the same features and stay in your ears better. $99.95. http://www.vibe.com. 2) Screen Puff -- The Screen Puff is a lint-free cloth that you can use to clean your iPhone screen. It won't scratch or harm the screen and is very handy to carry. $2.95 each or $15.95 for the Happy Pack (all seven colors). http://www.boxwave.com/products/screenpuff/index.htm 3) The Invisible Shield from Zagg, Inc. ... (more)

iPhone is Closed, Nokia is Open: Nokia

"Phones should be open to anything," claims a flyer being distributed by Apple in the wake of Sun's recent claim about Apple: "Fundamentally, they don't like open systems." "The best devices have no limits," the flyer - found on 2nd avenue in New York City and promptly posted on Slashdot - proclaims. Customers don't seem to want a closed smartphone, but that's not stopped Apple (yet), which is what led to Sun executive Bob Brewin saying, at the recent AJAXWorld Conference and Expo, when asked by a delegate, that he thought it was "a mistake" on Apple's part not to allow Java to run... (more)

iPhone Maker Apple Now Worth More Than IBM and Intel

Shares of Apple Inc. earlier this week rose briefly to $188.00 to set a new all-time intraday high and take the market value of Apple past that of both IBM and Intel. At $188 Apple's market cap would be $163.8BN compared to Intel's $156.3BN and IBM's $154.6BN. Apple would come in at third place after Microsoft ($290.3BN) and Google ($206.1BN). Of the nearly 1.4 million iPhones sold since it was introduced in June, an estimated 250,000 of them were purchased by people trying to unlock them so that they can use the iPhone on a cell phone carrier other than Apple's dedicated partner... (more)

I'm Not at MacWorld for Health Reasons: Steve Jobs

"As many of you know," Steve Jobs tells the Apple worldwide community in a heart-rendingly frank memo, "I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors. A few weeks ago, I decided that getting to the root cause of this and reversing it needed to become my #1 priority." He's gotten a diagnosis, is now undergoing treatment, and intends to continue as Apple's CEO during his recovery. "I have given more than my all to Apple for the past 11 years now," Jobs adds. "I will be the first one to step up and tell our Board of Directors if I can ... (more)

Sybase Named “Silver Sponsor” of iPhone Developer Summit

SYS-CON Events announced today that Sybase, the largest enterprise software and services company, was named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit. The Summit is co-located with the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place on November 2 - 4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. The iPhone Developer Summit is an intensive and content-rich one-day program designed to satisfy the growing hunger among software developers and IT professionals for a broad spectrum of sessions informing developers what ... (more)