Sorry, Gizmodo, VoIP over iPhone isn't going to be "huge"
Gizmodo's Brian Lam (no, not the C-SPAN guy, that'd be Brian Lamb) notes a snippet from Apple's SDK-coming-out-part press conference in which one Mr. Jobs noted that any third-party iPhone developer cooks up a VoIP program for iPhone, the utility will be allowed to work via any Wi-Fi hotspots that might be in range.
Score one for the little guy: FCC entirely backs consumer in Sprint slamming case
The meme that this FCC is highly partial to the interests of large broadband service providers and telcos has often been hammered home on these screens.While I am certainly not ready to contradict those overarching feelings, I nevertheless feel enthusiastic and obligated to tell you about those FCC decisions in which the consumer wins.
Reader: AT&T tells me Time Warner Cable is blocking his VoIP
A reader and information technology professional in the New York area sent me an email this morning that raises the possibility that his high-speed Internet service provider Time Warner Cable may be blocking his AT&T CallVantage VoIP service.Not only does the reader wish to describe his issue, but he would like to hear from others who may be undergoing similar experiences.
Apple co-founder Woz: sometimes I use a Moto Razr instead of an iPhone
In Sydney, Australia for a keynote speech at the Broadband and Beyond Conference this morning, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak appeared to lament the fact that the iPhone doesn't have 3G support in the U.SDuring a press conference immediately after his keynote, the Sydney Morning Herald's Asher Moses noted "Woz said he still used the iPhone and praised its internet capabilities but he also carried a Motorola Razr for taking calls and browsing the web.
Sexism at the Apple Store? Woman claims "Genius" totally ignored her while pitching her husband
Seems as though when Consumerist reader Arjela and her husband entered an Apple store in Bellevue, Wash. to shop for a MacBook Air last week, she felt as though the Apple Store "genius" concentrated all of his sales efforts on the hubby and not on both.
No Government rules on packet throttling, blocking, colleague says on Capitol Hill
Colleague George Ou, who is not a proponent of most net neutrality regulations, stated his opinions before a Congressional staffer-panel on Network Management sponsored by iGrowthGlobal.That outfit, whose board is full of board members who have served in a similar capacity on the Pox on consumer rights that is the Progress & Freedom Foundation, a group that declares as part of its goal that:governments resist the temptation to regulate, tax and control.
Same old, same old control-freak Apple: they'll be "gatekeeper" for third-party iPhone apps
Jeremy Horvitz from iLounge has been listening to some developers with apparent knowledge of the iPhone SDK due next week.He's gleaned that Apple plans to require that all mobile applications be distributed through its iTunes Store.