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The iPhone opens up for business

Apple bares the secrets of its SDK and gets the hot-shot gadget in sync with Exchange servers. Plus: the first official iPhone game.

After months of strict control, Apple welcomes software developers to build applications for the iconic iPhone--and also gives it entree into Corporate America.

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From games to instant-messaging and business-oriented apps, Apple demonstrated practical uses of its software development kit. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi reports.

The iPhone SDK: The day after

Now that they've had a chance to review Apple's software development kit, prospective developers seem mostly happy with the terms but have a few questions.
(Posted in One More Thing by Tom Krazit)
March 7, 2008 12:49 PM PST

Advice for Apple iPhone start-ups

CNET News.com interviews Matt Murphy, whose firm has created a $100 million fund to invest in start-ups building apps for the iPhone.
(Posted in NewsBlog by Stefanie Olsen)
March 7, 2008 10:05 AM PST

Sun will make Java work for iPhone

The company says it will make Java Virtual Machine available by June to enable Java apps for Apple's smartphone.
(Posted in NewsBlog by Erica Ogg)
March 7, 2008 4:59 PM PST

FAQ: What does the iPhone SDK mean?

Apple's software development kit dramatically expands what business users and consumers can do with their mobile devices. Here, the answers to your questions.
(Posted in NewsBlog by Jennifer Guevin)
March 6, 2008 5:17 PM PST

Take an in-depth look into the new world of the SDK-enabled iPhone with up-to-the-minute posts on application creation, locally stored Web apps, and much more.
(Posted in iPhone Atlas by Ben Wilson)
March 7, 2008 11:00 AM PST

With new iPhone software, Apple breaks from the pack

With third-party apps and support for IT-friendly features, it'll be hard to dismiss the iPhone from the corporate scene--and gaming world--any longer.
(Posted in One More Thing by Tom Krazit)
March 6, 2008 4:55 PM PST

Live blog from Apple's iPhone SDK announcement

A blow-by-blow account of the company's revelations about how developers will be able to work with the gadget--and how the iPhone will work for businesses.
(Posted in One More Thing by Tom Krazit)
March 6, 2008 11:47 AM PST

Ballmer on Apple's iPhone announcement

At Mix '08, CEO says it's unclear whether Apple's business model would allow for royalty-free distribution of Silverlight.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
March 6, 2008 2:14 PM PST

Video: Moving pictures from iPhone app land

Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone App Store, EA Electronic Arts demos iPhone 'Spore' game, and more. Watch videos from the event.
(Posted in NewsBlog)
March 6, 2008 4:25 PM PST

Listen up

CNET News.com podcast Reporter Tom Krazit talks about what the iPhone SDK will mean for consumers--and businesses.

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Jobs confirms that Apple, not AT&T, will be the source of new iPhone apps--another sign Apple is changing the cell phone industry.
(Posted in Crave by Kent German)
March 6, 2008 2:01 PM PST

Dear iPhone: We still love you. Signed, Webware

SDK doesn't blow the platform all the way open--Apple will be watching over the apps. Hopefully, they'll do a good job of it.
(Posted in Webware by Rafe Needleman)
March 6, 2008 1:37 PM PST

Just when you thought VCs couldn't get any trendier...

The iFund gets CNET Network blogger wondering whether there's a compelling market for applications on a device that has a limited market.
(Posted in The Open Road by Matt Asay)
March 6, 2008 2:36 PM PST

Kleiner's iFund to invest in 'Apple entrepreneurs'

Famed venture capitalist John Doerr pledges $100 million to fund people who build applications for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
(Posted in NewsBlog by Stefanie Olsen)
March 6, 2008 12:21 PM PST

The iPhone made easy for business customers

Business users will be able to get their work email on an iPhone just as easily as they can on a Windows mobile phone or a BlackBerry.
(Posted in NewsBlog by Marguerite Reardon)
March 6, 2008 11:30 AM PST

Jobs bares his company's SDK secrets and gives the gadget its entree into Corporate America and even the gaming world.
(News.com photos by Corinne Schulze)
March 6, 2008 2:38 PM PST

AIM chosen for iPhone chat application

AOL's Instant Messenger will be the first chat application for the iPhone. Does that mean Google contacts will be accessible too?
(Posted in NewsBlog by Elinor Mills)
March 6, 2008 11:25 AM PST

Roundup of iPhone applications

Apple demonstrates seven new applications in a variety of categories: business, communication, and games.
(Posted in NewsBlog by Erica Ogg)

March 6, 2008 11:19 AM PST

Apple gives technology managers their iPhone wish list in full: global address list, remote wipe, Exchange support--and, oh yes, APIs open to third-party developers.
(Posted in ZDNet's Between the Lines by Larry Dignan)
March 6, 2008 10:17 AM PST

Adobe bites its tongue after iPhone Flash jab

Steve Jobs goes in for an unusual--albeit refreshingly frank--way to talk in public about a business partner.
(Posted in Coop's Corner by Charles Cooper)
March 5, 2008 6:51 AM PST

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Apple: It's business, it's business time

It's not hard to imagine that prospective but skeptical iPhone customers would take a second look at the product if they realized they could use it for both work and play.
(Posted in One More Thing by Tom Krazit)
February 27, 2008 4:36 PM PST

Has Apple found the magic Touch?

If Apple succeeds with its patent efforts, we could see a world where pinching on a MacBook might zoom, but the same gesture might close a window on a ThinkPad, or open a file on a mobile phone.
(Posted in One More Thing by Tom Krazit)
February 26, 2008 11:52 AM PST