Not a day goes by when someone doesn't email or post a TalkBack to complain about my personal use (and advocation of) of 'closed' hardware and software. iPhone. iPod. Windows Phone. iPad. Kindle. TomTom. Windows. Mac. iTunes. Audible.com. The list of closed systems that are supposedly 'verboten' to both use and mention seems endless.Wanna know something? I don't care.
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Wow! Judging by my email inbox, a number of you out there have once again been hit by dreaded iPhone/iPod touch Daylight Saving Time alarm bug ... again.
Google said Tuesday that it will add push Gmail support to the iPhone, iPod Touch and Windows Mobile devices.The push support---where your email connection is always on---is done via Google Sync.
I've found a game that's a wonderful distraction for an iPhone that's dedicated to email, Web surfing Excel attachments: ngmoco's amazing Rolando 2 – Quest for the Golden Orchid (iTunes). It's a $10 game for the iPhone and iPod touch that's rated 4+ stars in the App Store and yes, it's that good.
I previously discussed whether or not copy and paste were needed on the iPhone and after several months of using other devices I emphatically believe it is needed. I actually had to switch back to my Treo Pro a couple of times because I needed copy and paste to get some things done, primarily copying content and email addresses to put into another email message on several occasions. I just read where Michael Gartenberg stated copy and paste is now here for the iPhone and iPod touch. I followed the link to the source and see that it is truly now available for jailbroken devices.
Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Ed Bott: Six Vista annoyances fixed in Windows 7CES Coverage:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft at CES: Zune Mobile, no; Win 7 Beta 1, yesLive-blog: Ballmer kicks off CES 2009CES 2009: Summing up Ballmer's first keynote [day 2]Andrew Nusca: CES 2009: Meet Samsung's iPod killer, the touchscreen P3 [day 2]CES 2009: New Samsung megazoom, 16.
Apple recently sent a "cease and desist" email to bluwiki demanding the removal of postings by users who are trying to figure out how to write software that can sync media to the latest versions of the iPhone and iPod touch.According to the EFF: Apple doesn't have a DMCA leg to stand on.
Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Sam Diaz: Apple beats estimates; credits iPhone salesAdrian Kingsley-Hughes: iPhone and iPod sales to dateJason D.
Self-confessed Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon has lost his appeal to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith against extradition to the US.In an email sent to ZDNet.
Reading Katherine Boehret's "Apple's Update for the iPhone and iPod touch piece in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, I realized something that hadn't occurred to me before.Unlike the iPhone, the iPod touch's newly enhanced ability to check your email from a WiFi hotspot rather than through a traditional cell carrier comes with a drawback.
OK, I've been using the new apps on my iPod touch for a few days now and I'm still of the opinion that 80% of them are pretty dismal. However, the email app is pretty good and makes the $20 upgrade fee easier to swallow.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs used today's "The beat goes on" media event in San Francisco to announce the iPod touch. It's basically an iPhone without the phone and email.
According to a story in Technology Review by John Borland (who used to work with me here at ZDNet), Sony is apparently hopeful that noise cancelling technology will give the company some advantage in the portable audio market against rivals like the iPod which happens to control 70 percent of the market. Wrote Borland:"Portable players of all types have sounded rather bad as far back as I can remember, but the iPod really surprised me," Blackwood said in an email interview.
And dumbs down smart phone tag
A man has been charged with an attempted denial of service attack on Cambridgeshire police