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Submission + - Switzerland bans the use of GPS units in cars.

An anonymous reader writes: If you're traveling with a GPS in your car to Switzerland, be very careful! As of January 10th, the Swiss authorities (ASTRA) have forbid the use of GPS systems in cars. They also banned the selling of car GPS units throughout the country.
The reason is that the software running on these devices reveal the location of traffic radars, through which less people have been fined in the recent years and thus Swiss authorities miss a lot of money. The controversial ban has been created a large commotion inside and outside the country, forcing the authorities to put an official document online [pdf — in Germans], with answers to most frequently asked questions.
GPS devices such as TomTom, Garmin, Mio, Navman, Medion, Route 66, Packard stand Ring, Sony and ViaMichelin are all in the banned list.
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - Top 5 Technical drawbacks of the iPhone

morpheus83 writes: "Steve Jobs has high hopes for the iPhone and plans to capture 1 % of the mobile phone market which may seems small but it is not as 1 billion handsets were sold last year which would mean 10 million iPhones. But the iPhone does have some technical drawbacks from battery life to memory as Newlaunches points out."
Wireless (Apple)

Submission + - Nice List of iPhone Problems

An anonymous reader writes: The Mac fanboy site has just released a post listing ten of the iPhones biggest problems (referred to as "myths"). It has the usual anti-microsoft, anti-palm and anti-cisco comments, but seems to be quite an accurate and complete list of how the iPhone is broken and what ridiculous explanation one might think of to defend it.
Myth Eight: An integrated battery is a significant problem for users
Having an extra battery to swap in makes sense on a laptop, but does not make sense for a phone, particularly one that has standard external battery packs that can be used via its dock connector.

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