Just as Apple is trying to put the whole Gizmodo ordeal behind it, another iPhone 4G prototype has reportedly shown up on the Internet.
The latest pictures and video of an iPhone 4G come via Vietnamese Web site Taoviet. According to MacRumors, the teardown pictures of the iPhone include the "N90" moniker, which is thought to be the internal code name for the next iPhone.
The MacRumors report states that a Vietnamese businessman bought the iPhone 4G in the U.S. when he was purchasing an iPad. Obviously, the unreleased iPhone cannot be purchased in a store, but … Read more
The How many? iPhone app is a lot like me: useless, but a lot of fun. The concept is pretty simple. The app presents objects, lots of them, in lists called "packs." You pick one item and it calculates how many of another item that first item equals. For example, one MacBook Pro (15.4-inch?) equals 18 iPhones.
Why is this important? It's not; it's stupid, and kinda fun. There are a few categories, like animals, electronics, fruit, and "general," which is something of a grab bag. You can sort by volume or by … Read more
From the Rumors We Want to Believe Dept., MacDailyNews reported Friday that "Apple is planning to make MobileMe free."
As most iPhone owners know, Apple currently charges $99 per year for the service, which keeps your data (e-mail, contacts, appointments, etc.) in sync between your devices, your PCs, and the Web. MobileMe also provides the potentially invaluable Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe features.
Tempting though all that may be, I've never pulled the trigger on a MobileMe subscription. That's in part because I hate subscriptions in general, and in part because I think $99 is … Read more
Rumors that a Verizon iPhone is in the offing are swirling again.
Tuesday morning a report surfaced that a company called Landor Associates is working on a branding campaign for the Verizon iPhone. That would makes some sense in accordance with a report earlier this year that an Apple contract manufacturer is working on a CDMA version of the iPhone, which is the network that Verizon uses in the U.S.
We've come a long way since the '80s, when my mom kept a whistle in her purse and one by the telephone. Now, there are all sorts of ways to report and publicly shame sexual harassers. One of the better-known is Hollaback.
When Emily May started the project in 2005, she designed a blog where women could swap stories of public sexual harassment--she calls it "street harassment"--in part for the relief of telling their stories, and in part for the power behind putting the accused harassers' faces and/or behaviors online for anyone to see.
But the Hollaback blog, which started in New York, proved to be such a popular concept that it now boasts satellite blogs based out of eight cities worldwide.
As of June, it goes 2.0, launching not only a free app for the iPhone and other smartphones but a more streamlined Web site with a map of reported harassment hot spots. The message: sexual harassment (characterized as verbal, physical, and public masturbation) will not be tolerated. As executive director May recently told The American Prospect:With street harassment, if you walk on, you feel victimized. If you yell at the guy, you put yourself in danger. And of course, if you tell the police, they don't care. So when it happens to you three, four times a day, it really starts to weigh on your life. It changes the way you live your life, the clothes you wear. More than anything, we all wanted a response to street harassment that felt good.
So while Hollaback's mission is in part to deter harassment, it's also about those being harassed reclaiming a certain amount of power. Which is why May tells me by phone that Hollaback will also welcome harassment reports filed by men: "If somebody else wants to report harassment, I think that's fine. It's a good way for men to get involved, because 95 percent of men on this earth do not harass and [also] deplore this behavior."… Read more
A judge in Silicon Valley will hear arguments later this week in a dispute over unsealing records about the criminal investigation into what may have been a prototype iPhone purchased by a gadget blog.
San Mateo County Judge Clifford Cretan has scheduled a hearing for 9 a.m. PDT Friday in his courtroom in Redwood City, Calif. Cretan previously approved a police request to search the home office of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen, a decision that unleashed a torrent of speculation about the legality of searching a journalist's workplace and whether Apple instigated the raid.
Media organizations including CNET, … Read more
Court documents have confirmed that the exclusive deal between AT&T and Apple was for five years, a timeframe that was reported--though unconfirmed--by a USA Today report three years ago. Engadget now has put the pieces together and excerpted parts of the court documents in its own post to confirm the earlier USA Today report.
The revelation would normally imply that there are two years left on that contract but, before anyone goes giving up on the iPhone coming to another carrier anytime soon, it's important to note that contracts can be altered or dissolved before their expiration … Read more
If you've ever wanted to see the (im)perfect marriage of Apple and Google, here it is.
PCWorld's David Wang has been documenting weeks of work to port the full Google Android operating system to the Apple iPhone 3G. It's been a slow and steady process, but he's finally making headway.
Read more of "Watch: Google Android running on the iPhone 3G" at ZDNet's The ToyBox.