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Iphone

Submission + - iPhone 4 scalpers shut down Apple Store in China (networkworld.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The iPhone 4 launch in China this past weekend got off to an incredible start, but iPhone 4 scalpers recently prompted an Apple's flagship retail store in Beijing to shut down temporarily when iPhone 4 "scalpers" began walking out with dozens of iPhones and attempted to sell them to other customers waiting in line.
Hardware

Submission + - Is the Kindle 3 really better than an iPad? (daniweb.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Decent review explaining just why the new Kindle is a game changer and, at least when it comes to e-books, Apple has missed the boat.
Apple

Submission + - iPad: Dumb terminal of the 21st century? (infoworld.com)

tsamsoniw writes: Potentially boosting the iPad's standing in the business world, StarNet — a 20-plus-year-old maker of X11 connectivity products — has unveiled an X11 client called iLiveX, designed to transform iPads into X terminals for mainframe-based Linux and Unix applications. Basically, it enables users to transfer server-based Linux application sessions between their desktops and their iPads. The client also lets users get at a hosted virtual Linux desktop to use Firefox (which means Flash on the iPad) and OpenOffice. Even with a new level of access to enterprise apps, just how productive can a user really be on the keyboardless, mouseless iPad?
Technology

Submission + - Samsung Galaxy Tablet Coming in September 1

adeelarshad82 writes: The rumors are now reality, Samsung showed the world its first glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the company's new 7-inch tablet. Samsung Mobile will release more information about the Galaxy Tab on September 2 in advance of IFA Berlin 2010. Tab will run on Android 2.2 and feature full Web-browsing and video calling. The information given by the company implied that the Galaxy Tab will sport an HD screen for video, Flash support, support for e-books, possible GPS navigation, and PC linking.
Anime

Submission + - Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions - Game Trailer (spider-man-shattered-dimensions.com)

transmediacomicbooks writes: Shattered Dimensions blends together four universes from the Marvel Comics multiverse, allowing the player to play as four different "Spider-Men". You, as Spider-Man must traverse across 4 different universes — the Amazing, Noir, 2099, and Ultimate universes — in order to Save the Multiverse.

Submission + - RIAA President Says Copyright Law "Isn't Working" (cnet.com)

Kilrah_il writes: Apperantly not satisfied with the current scope of the DMCA, RIAA President Cary Sherman wants to broaden the scope of the law to have content providers such as YouTube and Rapidshare liable for illegal content found on their sites. "The RIAA would strongly prefer informal agreements inked with intermediaries... We're working on [discussions with broadband providers], and we'd like to extend that kind of relationship--not just to ISPs, but [also to] search engines, payment processors, advertisers...[But], if legislation is an appropriate way to facilitate that kind of cooperation, fine."
Notice the update at the end of the article pointing out that Sherman is seeking for voluntary agreements with said partners and not to enact broader laws without their cooperation.

Submission + - Toyota Prius: a little noisier = a lot safer? (skunkpost.com)

crimeandpunishment writes: If you hear the hybrid humming, you know it's coming....and you can get out of the way. Toyota is making the Prius a little noisier to try to make pedestrians a little safer. The automaker is answering complaints that pedestrians can't hear the hybrid auto approaching by adding a new electronic humming device. It will be available in Japan later this month...Toyota is still deciding whether to offer it overseas. The device costs about $150, plus installation charges.
Iphone

Submission + - Fix for Facebook 3.2 – “Unable to Load (bb-iphone-zone.com) 1

freddyr writes: Facebook 3.2 app for iPhone was released last night which supports the new location based service known as “Places” along with the feature of media uploading in background. But unfortunately this app didn’t allow you to log in. “Login Failed” & “Unable to load this page” are the errors that you might have got while using this app.

This Facebook 3.2 app for iPhone does not works on those jailbroken iPhone devices which have BiteSMS app installed. This might have created a compatibility issue. You would have to uninstall BiteSMS from your iPhone or you can follow the steps below to fix this problem:......

Graphics

Steam Prompts OS X Graphics Update 313

Stoobalou writes "Mac gamers got a massive boost when online gaming hub Steam started supporting the platform a few months ago. The arrival of the online service, which allowed Mac-toting gamers to play some of the same games as their PC brethren, in some cases cross-platform, created a great deal of debate between the two camps, with the PC crowd pillorying Mac fans for the relatively poor performance of their expensive hardware. Now it seems that Apple has gotten the message, as they have provided a graphics update for OS X Snow Leopard which will make progress toward closing the gap between the two platforms."
The Internet

Submission + - SPAM: Content Is King In Internet Marketing

gggreg325 writes: Internet marketing and conventional marketing differ substantially. In conventional marketing, the customer is lured towards a product by showing the product in advertisements. These advertisements appear on televisions, or magazines and quite often some well-known personality is roped in to promote the product. Some jingles with catchy tunes are also used. At times it is hoardings that imprint the product on people's minds. All these mediums of traditional advertising and marketing are direct in their approach. That is, the customer is looking at them directly, instead of sifting through many such advertisements to look at the specific one.
Patents

Submission + - Letter to abolish software patents in Australia (softwarefreedom.com.au)

Ben Sturmfels writes: "400 members of the Australian software industry have have signed an open letter, urging their government to abolish software patents. Signatories include free software luminaries Andrew Tridgell and Jonathan Oxer. In 2008 the Australian government began a Review of Patentable Subject Matter. While we missed the 2009 public consultation period, we hope to influence the government's response to the Review, due in February 2011. The letter will be presented to Minister Kim Carr in early August."
Programming

Submission + - The Desktop Gets No Respect, No Respect at All 1

theodp writes: We have more computing power on each of our personal desktops than probably the entire world had in the early '60s, writes a frustrated John C. Dvorak. But we cannot find anything to do with it except surf the Web, check out Facebook and play the idiotic Farmville. We've lost sight of the power of the desktop, laments Dvorak, and have instead been seduced by 'dipstick apps that really do very little except amuse monkeys.' The computer is not an appliance, he argues, and requiring training in its use and operation should be required. No doubt he'd approve of Dave Winer's recent call for every person who graduates with a bachelor's degree to have one semester of programming.

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