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  • Apple drops secrecy pledge for iPhone developers

    10/01/2008 1:24:52 PM PDT · by RS · 3 replies · 333+ views
    AP ^ | 10/01/08 | Jessica Mintz, AP Technology Writer
    SEATTLE (AP) -- Apple Inc. will no longer force iPhone software developers to sign a nondisclosure agreement that many had said was hampering their ability to work. .... Recently, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company also barred programmers whose applications it rejected from iTunes -- the only legitimate place to sell iPhone "apps" -- from posting the reasons for rejection on the Web.
  • Apple seeds iPhone OS 2.2 beta (build 5G26)

    09/25/2008 8:00:53 PM PDT · by RS · 2 replies · 354+ views
    AppleInsider ^ | 08/25/08 | AppleInsider
    Apple on Wednesday seeded iPhone developers with the first beta of iPhone Software version 2.2, which arrived as build 5G26 alongside a new version of the iPhone SDK labeled build 9M2611.
  • Buzz surrounding Palin overshadows Biden's efforts

    09/14/2008 10:00:36 AM PDT · by RS · 20 replies · 240+ views
    Washington Post via San Diego U/T ^ | 09/14/08 | Perry Brown
    ~snip ~ Biden - In response to a question, he voiced a view many Democrats hold, that New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton “might have been a better pick than me” to be Sen. Barack Obama's running mate.
  • Apple own up to iPhone 3G difficulties

    09/10/2008 4:00:56 PM PDT · by RS · 10 replies · 233+ views
    Times online ^ | 09/10/08 | Mike Harvey, Technology Correspondent
    Apple admitted that there were problems with the iPhone Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, last night owned up to the problems surrounding the new iPhone 3G and said a new software update would be released to fix the glitches.
  • Apple and AT&T Stores Having Difficulty Activating iPhones (UPDATE: It's the iPocalypse)

    07/11/2008 1:01:11 PM PDT · by RS · 46 replies · 217+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 7/11/08 | Gizmodo
    "This does not look good. Apparently people at home can't even upgrade to firmware 2.0 and the problem is afflicting iTunes on an international scale." ~snip~ This is how some of those newly bricked iPhones are occurring, and a source tells us that even first gen iPhones are susceptible.
  • Unlocking the new iPhone won’t be worth the trouble

    06/13/2008 7:33:42 PM PDT · by RS · 56 replies · 61+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 13, 2008 | David Zeiler
    Sellers of unlocked iPhones are about to go out of business. The revised terms of Apple’s agreement with carrier AT&T will make buying an iPhone with the intent of unlocking virtually impossible. ~snip~ But according to a Computerworld article, AT&T will require the return of the iPhone before it cancels the contract.
  • Apple raises prospect of solar-powered iPhone

    05/27/2008 11:47:31 AM PDT · by RS · 12 replies · 59+ views ^ | May 27, 2008 | Jonathan Richards
    Owners of Apple devices such as iPods and iPhones may soon be able to charge them up by leaving them out in the sun.
  • IPhone Is No Longer Available in UK

    05/09/2008 11:15:35 AM PDT · by RS · 6 replies · 82+ views
    PC World ^ | 5/09/08 | Carrie-Ann Skinner
    O2 has confirmed reports that the iPhone is not currently available anywhere in the UK, and customers may have to wait for the putative 3G Apple iPhone.
  • iPhone price cut shocker! T-Mobile Germany practically giving away the eight gigger

    04/06/2008 7:02:07 PM PDT · by RS · 8 replies · 173+ views
    t3.c0m ^ | 04/04/08 |
    Thanks to either crappy sales figures, the introduction of the 16GB iPhone or the looming shadow that is the 3G iPhone (or more likely than not a combo of the lot) T-Mobile Germany is, from this Monday, offering up the 8GB iPhone at the bargain price of 99 euros - around £78 at the current exchange rate.
  • Apple affirms iPhone target

    02/27/2008 7:08:12 PM PST · by RS · 13 replies · 64+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/27/08 | Scott Hillis
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) affirmed on Wednesday its iPhone sales goal for this year and said it will give details next week of how outside programmers can create software for its iPhone, a move expected to spur demand for the multifunction device. Apple's Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, speaking at a Goldman Sachs investment conference, said he had "really good confidence" the company could hit its oft-stated goal of selling 10 million iPhones by the end of the year. Apple shares rose 3.7 percent in extended trading, building on a 3.2 percent increase to...
  • Immigrants appear to be fleeing Ariz.

    02/19/2008 8:07:12 AM PST · by RS · 60 replies · 27+ views
    New York Times News Service via San Diego U/T ^ | 02/19/08 | Randal C. Archibold
    PHOENIX – The signs of flight among Latino immigrants here are multiple: families moving out of apartment complexes, schools reporting enrollment drops, business owners complaining about fewer clients. ~snip~ ...the state has enacted one of the country's toughest laws to punish employers who hire illegal immigrants, and the county sheriff in Phoenix has been enforcing federal immigration laws by rounding up people living here illegally.
  • Price cuts coming for iPhone and iPod Touch?

    02/16/2008 8:45:55 PM PST · by RS · 4 replies · 71+ views
    9to5mac ^ | 02/16/08 | Andre "DVDBack23" Yoskowitz
    According to 9to5mac, Apple is preparing to drop the prices on its very popular iPhone and iPod Touch models, possibly as soon as next week. The rumored price cut will be $100 USD for both the Touch and the iPhone and the smaller capacity 8 GB Touch will be completely dropped from the line just as the 4 GB iPhone was last year.
  • Apple's iPhone numbers do not add up

    01/26/2008 6:47:28 PM PST · by RS · 37 replies · 62+ views
    The Register ^ | 01/25/08 | John Oates
    Analysts looking at both Apple's results and those posted by AT&T - Apple's iPhone partner in the US - have noticed a large discrepancy in the figures. Apple says it has sold 3.7m iPhones in total. AT&T says it has sold 2m iPhones, and European operators are believed to have sold between 300,000 and 400,000 handsets. Which means there are either 1.3m iPhones being used as bookends, or ....
  • Ex-Sunni insurgents attack al-Qaeda near Baghdad, killing 18, leader says

    11/11/2007 8:34:28 AM PST · by RS · 14 replies · 107+ views
    AP via San Diego U/T ^ | 11/11/07 | Lauren Frayer
    BAGHDAD – Former Sunni insurgents asked the United States to stay away, then ambushed members of al-Qaeda in Iraq, killing 18 in a battle that raged for hours north of Baghdad, an ex-insurgent leader and Iraqi police said yesterday. ~snip~ And at Baghdad's most revered Sunni shrine, the Abu Hanifa mosque, voices blasted from loudspeakers yesterday urging residents to turn against al-Qaeda: “We are your sons, the sons of the awakening, and we want to end the operations of al-Qaeda. . . . We call upon you not to be frightened, and to cooperate with us.” So-called “awakening councils” have...
  • O2 be in England, now that the iPhone's there

    10/04/2007 4:38:31 PM PDT · by RS · 63+ views
    Telcom TV ^ | 09-19-07 | Martyn Warwick
    We sent a camera team down to the flagship Apple store in London's West End in hopes of getting a glimpse of the famous CEO. However, the shop windows were shrouded and the doors guarded by a phalanx of unsmiling, intimidatory black-garbed goons who had obviously taken leave of absence from the normal day job of guarding the gold-braided and medal-festooned personage of the Admiral of the Fleet of the Paraguayan navy to help keep the adoring English crowds at a suitably respectable distance from Mr. Jobs. They needn't have bothered. As usual the phlegmatic Brits took a quick glance...
  • Free Custom Ringtones in iTunes 7.4.1

    09/08/2007 9:38:01 PM PDT · by RS · 1 replies · 131+ views
    macrumors ^ | 09/08/07 | JPyre
    The latest 7.4.1 itunes breaks the last ringtones hack - ... so here's the new hack :-)
  • Apple admits the iPhone was a ripoff at $599 (and how to get a refund)

    09/05/2007 6:01:16 PM PDT · by RS · 20 replies · 426+ views ^ | September 5th, 2007 | Vindu Goel
    "We all expect the price of electronic gadgets to fall over time, but Apple must’ve set a new speed record today with its announcement — just 68 days after launch — that it’s slashing the price of the 8 GB iPhone by $200. That’s a 33 percent price cut — the kind of sale usually reserved for product flops, not modest successes. (Speaking of flops, Apple also announced it would discontinue the $499 4 GB iPhone because no one wanted it. Big surprise.)"
  • Mexico yanks a roadblock to developing port-rail plan

    08/16/2007 11:45:30 PM PDT · by RS · 4 replies · 475+ views
    San Diego U/T ^ | 08/16/07 | Dianne Lindquist
    Mexico has canceled the disputed mineral concession at Punta Colonet that has held up development of a massive port-rail project geared to create a trade route from Asia into the American heartland through Baja California.
  • Denying Passports helps secure back child support

    08/15/2007 8:26:54 AM PDT · by RS · 85 replies · 1,232+ views
    AP via San Diego U/T ^ | 08/15/07 | AP
    Now that millions of additional travelers need passports to fly back from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and South America, collections under the Passport Denial Program are on pace to about double this year, federal officials told The Associated Press.
  • Apple quietly handling iPhone touchscreen issues?

    08/09/2007 9:42:54 PM PDT · by RS · 7 replies · 239+ views
    engadget ^ | 08/09/07 | lll
    "Other affected owners have taken their iPhones to local Apple stores, where after a brief inspection, Apple Store Geniuses have routinely recommended that the handsets be sent into Apple for a 3-day repair. Apple offers customers a $29 iPhone rental in the meantime, though one customer speaking directly with AppleInsider observed that he successfully negotiated a waiver of the fee during his repair process."