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Comment AT&T is slow... (Score 1) 153

Rogers Wireless in Canada has had MMS enabled on iPhones since 3.0 software came out (July 17th 2009)... and has seen no negative impact on the network. In fact, because MMS is such an old technology and only allows messages up to 300k to be sent (600k on WAP 2.0, but not on iPhone), images must be compressed and shrunk. For this reason, most users will still prefer to attach a photo or sound clip to an email and send it that way... I'm really not seeing a reason why AT&T has been so slow to join the game.. and ontop of that, why they're seeing such a huge impact to their network. MMS was never originally included on iPhones because of it's limitations and backwards thinking.. Apple assumed people would smarten up and just use email. They caved and introduced MMS in software 3.0 because of user complaints.. but I'm still not seeing why anybody would use MMS nowadays.

Comment Re:"500" (Score 1) 121

I do support for pdas and get asked daily by somebody who's not tech-savvy enough to "find the good stuff" (however that might be) for somewhere to go to get new apps/ringtones/etc, for their phones. With the release of the iPhone tomorrow, having an official place to suck these types of people into, and likely being backed by every service provider that's selling the iPhone, tons of folks are going to blindly stumble into the Apps Store and spend because it's easy, and because it's there. Cost is less of an issue if you're led to believe that you're in the best (or the only) place to get something.
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Submission + - Unofficial URI-patch for Windows (heise-security.co.uk)

dg2fer writes: For more than two month, the vulnerability of parsing URIs is known for several Windows programms, including Outlook, Adobe Reader, IRC clients and many more.

The latest Microsoft patches published for October did not include a solution for the URI problem, so according to an article on heise security hackers started to solve the problem theirselfes and published an unofficial patch which cleans up the critical parameters of URI system calls before calling the vulnerable Windows system function.

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