l-ascorbic writes "Vodafone has had its temporary injunction against T-Mobile overturned by a court in Germany. Two weeks ago, the British mobile network won an injunction forcing T-Mobile to sell iPhones that were not locked to its network. They argued that it was an anti-competitive practice, and sought to force the German network to permanently allow the use of the phones on other networks. After the injunction was granted, T-Mobile offered the unlocked phones for 999 euros ($1477), and these will now be withdrawn from sale."Link to Original Source
l-ascorbic writes "Apple have released some of the details of the price plans for the iPhone, and it's not pleasant reading. If you choose a top-spec iPhone with all the options (and let's face it, that's what you'll want to get), plus the top price plan, it will set you back $3,515 over the life of the contract. Ouch."Link to Original Source
l-ascorbic writes "Google Street View is great, but the coverage is very limited. A mobile apps researcher in Vienna wanted coverage of his hometown, so created his own Google Street View, using the CleVR panorama viewer and the Google Maps API."Link to Original Source
l-ascorbic writes "Most people with a digital camera have probably found the "panorama" setting, perhaps tried to take a few and left it at that. Photo stitching software has always been notoriously expensive and/or complicated, and sharing the results has been a nightmare. CleVR, yet another Web 2.0 startup with a silly name, has just released a product that makes all of this dead simple, and totally free. It includes Java stitching software and a Flash viewer that lets you share your panoramas, YouTube style. The stitcher is good, but it's the sharing that really makes this cool. Check out their tour of the tourist trap Bath for a good example."