CopyNazis Filthier Than Ever

January 11, 2007

MPAA Caught Uploading Fake Torrents

RIAA’s Latest Trick: When Backed Into A Corner, Try To Associate File Sharing With Child Porn

770 Shitcanned By Nokia

January 11, 2007

Thoughtfix has Nokia state what I only suspected…

The Nokia 770 is NOT end-of-life. It will still be sold and supported.
The IT2007 will not be ported to the 770. The new hardware and software were built to go together.

If I had actually paid for The Biggest Piece Of Shit Known To Man, I’d feel even worse about it than I already do!

And they intend to still sell it?!

Alan Pritt Sees Far

January 11, 2007

The iPhone – A PC in Your Pocket?

The point about the iPhone is it looks like it will start the process of a mass adoption of pocket computing. That’s what I’m excited about, because it will change culture and the way we interact.

Have an iPhone NOW!

January 11, 2007

PDF link: Gizmodo Papercraft iPhone

Steven Levy Nails It Again

January 11, 2007

Apple Computer Is Dead; Long Live Apple

The things you do with an iPhone are familiar to many mobile-device users—e-mail, photography, messages, music, even watching video. But Apple’s relentless focus on simplicity, efficiency, utility and fun makes the iPhone seem a different species than its competitor, something more personal, more approachable and, ultimately, more desirable than anything else out there. The best I can compare it to is the transformation that came when Macintosh popularized the graphical user interface in the computing world, and the cold environment of the digital world suddenly welcomed “the rest of us,” as Apple’s ads put it.

And then there’s this tidbit from Jobs Himself:

“You don’t want your phone to be an open platform,” meaning that anyone can write applications for it and potentially gum up the provider’s network, says Jobs. “You need it to work when you need it to work. Cingular doesn’t want to see their West Coast network go down because some application messed up.”

Still, since the iPhone runs a full version of OS X, the operating system of the Macintosh computer, it’s reasonable to expect the device to take advantage of that power by running lots of applications, even if Apple has to vet them to make sure they won’t compromise the integrity of the network. In the version we saw last week, there aren’t a whole lot—the notable ones include SMS text messaging, the Safari Web browser, e-mail, iPhoto, Google maps and two mini-applications (known as widgets) for weather and stock prices. Jobs says we can expect more apps on the phone by the time it ships in June. (For instance, one might expect the iPhone to allow users to view Word documents, something that the prototype doesn’t do today.)

And this too from The Steve:

To Jobs, the whole issue of what future applications may run on the iPhone, and what billing system it uses, really isn’t the point. The big picture, he emphasizes, is how Apple has delivered what he considers a triumph on the scale of the original Macintosh and the iPod. “[The iPhone] is five years ahead of what everybody else has got,” he gushes. “If we didn’t do one more thing, we’d be set for five years!”

We’re getting rid of television. We’re getting rid of the Command and Control model. I guess it’s now time to get rid of the existing cellcos. Get to it, Silicon Valley!

Whoa! A Newton Cellphone?

January 11, 2007

What is iPhone?

I was pretty excited about the iPhone. When I was at Apple and the disposition of the Newton division was uncertain, there was a cell handset company that was interested in acquiring Newton, but it didn’t work out. I was really disappointed when that didn’t work out. The concept of the iPhone that we saw yesterday is what Newton should have become, but I think that there are still a few things that will hold the initial iPhone back. I think that all those issues will get fixed in time, but it’s frustrating to see that they weren’t addressed in the initial product.

An iPhone WTF?

January 11, 2007

Gizmodo says:

The OS: It isn’t OS X proper, as you’d expect. And like an iPod, it won’t be an open system that people can develop for. Remember, this is both an iPod and a Phone.

What is this sudden darkness in my eyes…?