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    by Published on 09-29-2009 11:32 AM


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    Apple's Software Update utility has been installing an enterprise iPhone profile management tool on Windows PCs that had accepted the default update suggestions, even if the users had never used an iPhone. Although Apple pulled the utility from the default list later Monday, some observers raised objections about Apple's seeming propensity to push unnecessary software on Windows users. ...
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    by Published on 09-29-2009 09:17 AM



    Right on the heels of the announcement that French carrier Orange would be selling the iPhone in the United Kingdom comes an announcement that Vodafone will also be selling the device in the UK and Ireland. After two years of an exclusive arrangement between Apple and Telefonica's O2, the dual announcements represent a sea change in the British iPhone business.

    Vodafone ...
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    by Published on 09-29-2009 05:24 AM


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    Only hours away from Apple's iPhone becoming available for preorder in China, we're learning more about Unciom's big plans for the device in the largest mobile community in the world.

    PC World is reporting this morning that five versions of the iPhone will initially be offered, each with a variety of service plan options when the operator officially takes the device to market in October.

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    by Published on 09-29-2009 04:38 AM


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    Clues continue to surface at every turn that Apple is tablet-bound.

    Overnight, several media outlets picked up on the news that Michael Tchao has been brought back on board Apple. Tchao, of course, is one of the founding fathers of Apple's Newton personal digital assistant. If Tchao was to be useful enough to put back on the job at Apple, it would likely be to capitalize in his "genius" in order to successfully ...
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    by Published on 09-28-2009 02:58 PM


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    In a decision by the European Commission today, new standards have been imposed on "personal music players and mobile phones with a music playing function" sold in the European Union. Following a report by an EU science committee about the effects of prolonged exposure to music at high volumes, the commission required new safety regulations that would limit ...
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    by Published on 09-28-2009 08:59 AM


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    I'm a heavy Google products user. Though I sort of instinctively mistrust the way Google is becoming more and more sort of a SkyNet with its tentacles into everything (Google Shopping? really?), I do move around a fair amount for my work, and so it's really useful for me to have easy access to my docs, calendar and email, etc. from anywhere I can get connected.

    Back in February, we got "Google Sync," which used Microsoft ActiveSync technology to keep your Google and iPhone contacts ...
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    by Published on 09-28-2009 05:09 AM


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    It's a big day for iPhone distribution news already this morning.

    First, we learn that France Telecom's Orange will begin marketing the iPhone later this year, and now we're hearing that China Unicom - China's second largest mobile carrier - has a price in mind for its roll-out plan for the iPhone next month.

    According to news from Reuters, China Unicom will introduce the iPhone in October at a retail price of 5,000 ...
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    by Published on 09-28-2009 04:46 AM


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    Word is out Monday morning that France Telecom's Orange will begin marketing Apple's iPhone throughout Great Britain before the end of the year. The roll out will follow the expiration of the exclusive contract held by Telefonica's O2.

    From this morning's Wall Street Journal:



    As we wake up to the news from Orange today, we can finally put to rest all the rumors and speculations ...
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    by Published on 09-27-2009 09:07 AM


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    One of the last remaining Apple I computers is being put up for auction on eBay next week, and the 82-year-old owner, Monroe Postman, and his son have posted some pictures online, including one shot of the logic board signed "Woz."

    The Apple I had a 1 MHz MOS Technology 6502 CPU, with 8 kB onboard RAM upgradable to 32 kB, and a maximum resolution of 40×24 ...
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    by Published on 09-27-2009 12:48 AM

    Looks like we might be heading for the Star Trek age. Intel unveils Light Peak 10Gbps optical interconnect for mobile devices.

    What does this mean? No more different ports with different cables and connections! This is just astounding!

    Few, Smaller Connectors
    Longer, Thinner Cables
    Higher Bandwidth
    Multiple I/O Protocols ...
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    by Published on 09-26-2009 10:25 PM


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    Lawsuits seem to be filed for just about any reason these days. As a result, some have criticized Americans for becoming too "litigious" of a society.

    A story out this weekend certainly isn't going to help erase this perception.

    According to our friends at Gizmodo, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple as a result of the company and their cohorts at AT&T promising MMS service ...
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    by Published on 09-26-2009 09:59 PM


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    AT&T can't have it both ways.

    On Friday, AT&T sent a letter to the FCC accusing Google of violating the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules. But AT&T doesn't see its one-way relationship with Apple's iPhone as a violation of the same.

    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, however, is dropping hints that he does.

    From the SFC this weekend:


    The ...