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September 19, 2007

A Game Of Cat And Mouse: The iPhone, Steve Jobs And An Army Of Blind Hackers

by Chris Soghoian, CNET

My suspicion is that Apple will not want to risk losing the golden-egg laying DMCA goose, and thus, will stick to frequent software updates for the iPhone that break community written applications. Wy sue when you can patch?

Top Funds Joined Apple Dissenters

by Troy Wolverton, San Jose Mercury News

When Apple held its annual meeting in May, activist investors made a lot of noise about the company's backdating scandal and the job Apple directors were doing.

It turns out that these generally small but vocal shareholders weren't alone in their concerns. Many of the leading mutual fund investors in Apple — including household names such as Vanguard and Oppenheimer — sided with the activists, recent regulatory filings reveal.

Apple Demands Dismissal Of iPod Suit

by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK

Apple legal has requested the dismissal of a patent-infringement lawsuit bought against it by

iPhone To Launch Nov 9 On T-Mobile In Germany

by Charles Starrett, iLounge

Apple and T-Mobile announced today that T-Mobile will be the exclusive German carrier for the iPhone when it launches in that country on Nov 9.

Why I Support iPhone Hacking

by Don Reisinger, MacNN

iPhone hacking is good, it makes our lives easier and better. Why should anyone discourage this form of art?

Apple Promises 3G iPhone For 2008

by Sutart Miles,

Making the comments at the "Mum is no longer the word" press conference at the Regent Street Apple store in London, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple said: "You can expect a 3G iPhone later next year".

See Also:

If True, Jobs Quote Of "A 3G iPhone Later Next Year" Should Kill Demand For iPhone 1.0, by David Berlind, ZDNet.

iPhone Wedding Gets Mixed Reception

by Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC News

Review: iPod Touch

by Christopher Breen, Playlist

For some expecting a hybrid of the iPod and iPhone, the touch will come as a disappointment. But even without skewed expectations, the iPod touch is an imperfect player—offering a somewhat arbitrary feature set, no physical or remote controls for adjusting volume or controlling the player, very restricted video output capabilities, and, at best, an under-whelming display (and, at worst, one that's virtually unwatchable when viewing dark video).

Paying More And Paying Twice For Less

by Dan Frakes, Macworld

OK, so Apple's got the better deal. But is that anything to crow about? You're still being forced by a song twice just to be able to use a few seconds of that song as a ringtone—ironically, on the very same device on which you can already play it as a music track!

Yet Another Problem With The New iPods?

by Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu

From MacInTouch, here's another distrubing information I've found regarding Apple's new line of iPods...

Steven Wicinski: On my 5G iPod, if I make a smart playlist of podcasts or audiobooks, it will play them one after the other, which I like, since it makes no sense to have to deal with the distractions of going back to where I was to pick another episode. However, with my nano, it works different, playing just one entry in the playlist then stopping (how this is helpful or wanted is beyond me).

Is this true? If so, the new line of iPods is getting more and more unattractive to me...

Mark Cuban Switches To A Mac

by Graceful Flavor

People switch brands and allegiances every day, but I can't think of another product that carries the consumer word-of-mouth momentum as Apple.

iPhone Comes To Europe - First Take

by Michael Gartenberg, JupiterResearch

This is not a sprint for Apple but rather a marathon. Apple has already demonstrated that while not early to market, they are a powerful and relevant force with the abbility to capture the mind share of consumers.

Apple May Benefit From EU Ruling On Microsoft

by Daniel Drew Turner, eWeek

Should Microsoft comply with the EU's decison and publish full server protocols, Matthew Sparby, a tecnology consultant, said, Mac OS X server products—including Mac OS X Server and the Xserve hardware—could gain these features.

CBS Says Staying Out Of iTunes Pricing Battle

by Reuters

CBS Corp does not plan to fight Apple Inc over the pricing of television shows sold on the iTunes online media store, CBS chief executive Les Moonves said on Tuesday.

Bombich Unveils Carbon Copy Clone 3

by Jim Dalrymple, Macworld

Users have better control over what gets backed up, and are provided with detailed information about the progress of their backup.

Age Of Empires III

by Scott Gureck, MacNN

MacBU Office 2008 Sneak Peek Site Debuts

by MacMinute

Apple's Cheap-To-Build Nano

by Arik Hesseldahl, BusinessWeek

A teardown of the new iPod points to big savings in parts, which should help maintain hefty sales.

iTunes To Be Exclusive Distributor Of Ed Burns' New Movie

by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

Will Europe Snub The iPhone?

by Lionel Laurent, Forbes

The model's lack of 3G capability, along with prospective rivals from Nokia and Sony Ericsson, left much to be desired after the initial fanfare.

Apple May Be Next In EU Antitrust Sights

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

With Microsoft's antitrust appeal now decided, the next U.S. technology company to get a place ont he European Union (EU)'s regulatory hot seat may be Apple, an antitrust expert said Tuesday.

Apple, in fact, will face two days of hearings before the commission starting Wednesday to answer charges that it and its four music label partners are violating EU laws with the pricing structure and purchase restrictions of the iTunes music store.

iPhone In The UK: Apple Faces Stiff Competition

by Peter Sayer, IDG News Service

When it arrives in the U.K. November 9, the iPhone will face stiffer competition in that market than it does in the U.S. That's because prices for other smartphones are typically lower in Europe, where many operators subsidize the cost of new phones in order to attract customers.

Mozilla Fixes QuickTime Flaw In Firefox

by Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

Mozilla has fixed a critical bug in the way the Firefox browser works with QuickTime media files.

Jobs Says Apple Will Fight iPhone Unlocking Hacks

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs said today that it's his company's job to stymie hackers who try to unlock the iPhone — the first time the company has officially said it would fight attempts to use the popular device on unauthorized networks.

Game on!

Hacker Finally Publishes Notorious Apple Wi-Fi Attack

by Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

More than a year after claiming to have found a way to take over a Macintosh computer using a flaw in the system's wireless card, David Maynor has published details of his exploit.

See Also:

OS X Kernel-Mode Exploitation In A Weekend, by David Maynor, Uninformed.

Glenn Fleishman: This first report, with more promised, isn't simple proof. But it should be verifiable by a party that has no vested interest.

By Heng-Cheong Leong