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Chinese phone companies ordered to share networks, says AP

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According the Associated Press, Chinese regulators has orderd that phone companies in China to share their networks with their rivals amid plans of a restructure that would introduce a 3G service in the market. This action is claimed to hold down costs and avoid any duplication as each of the carriers roll out their own 3G service, according to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The introduction to 3G [...]

Report: iPhone 2.2 firmware maybe getting Street View

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MacRumors is reporting that the new beta version of the iPhone’s 2.2 firmware, it will have one feature that will be from the Google’s Android operating system: Google’s Street View. The driver’s-eye-view-and-privacy-risk service plays a prominent part of the Android phone, T-Mobile (HTC) G1 – which will go on sale on October 22. Other new features include the long, requested feature of turning off the autocorrect spelling feature, and the [...]

AMD to spin off manufacturing division

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will announce, on Wednesday, a long-expected restructuring that would see AMD being split into two companies: one for designing chips, and one that will manufacture the chips; according to the Wall Street Journal. AMD has said that it will make a “significant corporate announcement” and will hold a conference call that will be hosted by the CEO Dirk Meyer. The new venture is expected to take [...]

Google-Yahoo online deal postponed

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Google has decided that it will postponed a planned online advertising deal between it and Yahoo to allow the US anti-trust regulators to consider the ramifications of the deal. The anti-trust investigation is the first of its kind, as the Department of Justice (the regulators) usually perform investigations in an event of a merger. The new deal, according to Microsoft’s senior vice president and general counsel Brad Smith, would put [...]

RealDVD temporarily shut down as it goes to court against Hollywood

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RealNetworks’ RealDVD has been temporarily shut down until Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT), after a court order so the judge can review all the papers filed from Real’s lawsuit against the motion picture studios. A visit to the site will now feature a message from the company saying “RealDVD is currently unavailable.” “Due to recent legal action taken by the Hollywood movie studios against us, RealDVD is temporarily unavailable. Rest assured, we [...]

MySpace Music makes 1 billion streams…

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The revamped MySpace Music portal has now said that it has now streamed over 1 billion songs after launching on September 25. This is a pretty impressive milestone, especially when it took iTunes 3 years to get to 1 billion. But, it isn’t fair to make them compete, since songs on MySpace are free to stream, while on iTunes they cost $1.69. As well, MySpace Music’s streaming service is US-only [...]

Nokia ‘iPhone killer’ misses Christmas season in developed markets, Australia

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The Nokia 5800, its answer to the Apple iPhone, will not launch in Australia or most developed markets during the Christmas shopping season. Instead, it will launch in India, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia and Spain before the end of this year. The phone will cost €279 (AU$498) before operator subsidies and taxes, making it cheaper than the Apple iPhone. Nokia is also hoping that it [...]

Hollywood illegally demands money, targets kindergartners

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The Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC), collecting royalties on behalf of the Hollywood studios in Ireland, has demanded payments from kindergartens in Ireland; requesting that 3 Euros (or AU$5.36), plus 17.5% VAT, per child per annum just so the children can watch DVDs legally. It recently wrote 2,500 kindergartens (or preschools in Ireland) saying that it was illegal to show the movies in public without the correct license. It was [...]

The Macbook Brick is a … ?

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After a few sources, we can now say (though it is still unconfirmed, thus it is still a rumour) what is the Macbook Brick is! It is just a block of high-quality, aircraft grade aluminium; and is the beginning of a brand new thing at Apple. And no, the brick is not the actual product; and so is the Macbook Brick. Wait, if it’s not a product, what is it? [...]

SEC investigates fake Steve Jobs’ heart attack story

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said that it will be investigating whether a false report that Apple’s CEO Steve Job had a heart attack was a deliberate attempt to push down the company’s stock price. The story, which appeared on CNN’s iReport, a citizen journalist website, claimed that the Apple co-founder had been rushed to a local emergency room following the “major heart attack”; following a series of rumours [...]

Zune software coming to Windows Mobile

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Steve Ballmer, confirmed today that the Zune software will be coming to the Windows Mobile Platform. “the Zune software will also be ported to and be more important not just with the hardware but on the PC, on Windows Mobile devices, etc.” This was confirmed in an interview with CIO Magazine

Mac OS X Running on a Dell Mini 9

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Over at UNEASYsilence, they have succeeded into Running OS X 10.5.5 on a Dell Mini. They used a patched OS X install disk and installed it without the problem. Its reported than Wireless, Sound and Webcam works perfectly after some quick mods to the system. Head over here, to see more information.

Fring brings Skype, VoIP to iPhone

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You can now use VoIP and Skype without jailbreaking your iPhone, thanks to Fring, a free mobile Voice-over-IP service, after releasing a brand new app for the Apple’s App Store. This means, basically, you can now make Skype-to-Skype calls on your iPhone. As well as the Skype functionality, Fring will also allow you to chat (and call) your friends over on MSN, Google Talk, AIM, Yahoo, Twitter, ICQ and its [...]

Teen hacker Mafiaboy writes tell-all memoir

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Michael Calce, a.k.a. “Mafiaboy”, has written a memoir about how he managed to temporarily shut down a major handful of major websites in 2002 when he was 15 and led the FBI and Royal Canadian Mounted Police on a manhunt. Due to hit the bookshelves next week, “Mafiaboy: How I Cracked the Internet and Why It’s Still Broken” is a tell all-book about the story of the now 23-year-old man [...]

Gawker to fire 19 staff at blog network

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19 people will be fired from Gawker Media, publisher of Gizmodo and Kotaku, but he will also bring in 10 new people to work on his stronger titles (like Gizmodo and Kotaku). As well, according to Silicon Alley Insider, Gawker will also suspend its controversial page view bonus plan for the remaining writers at the beginning of 2009. Among those cut include three of Valleywag’s 5 staffers and two from [...]