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250Mb = Unlimited

January 15, 2009 Leave a comment

The Uk’s Advertising Standards Agency has decided that an advert by e2save describing a 250Mb monthly data limit as ‘unlimited’ is ok. As far as I know this is the lowest ‘unlimited’ allowance yet, and once again the ASA demonstrates it really doesn’t care about consumers being mislead. It’s bad enought that broadband providers can slap an unlimited badge on any limit they like, now telecoms providers can do the same. PCpro covered the story (having lead a crusade recently for clearer advertising) with details that e2save claim 1MB of mobile data would allow 160 WAP pages, 100 short emails, four video clips or three music tracks. That’s music of a quality I would not want to listen to, and does anyone use WAP now? If you’re looking for a mobile data plan, look somewhere else. Oh, and could we have a market regulator with some backbone?

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Apple asks Wired to remove Hackintosh video

January 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Looks like Apple is starting to look beyond Mac clone builders using OS X. The latest news is that Wired has been asked to remove a video detailing installation of Leopard on an MSI Wind netbook. Is this the exposure level that Apple is unwilling to accept? There have been many articles published on building a hackintosh and installing OS X on non-Apple hardware, so it looks like Apple is willing to ignore the practice as long as it remains a hobbyist pursuit. Who knows, the latest move to trademark ‘OS X’ without the preceding Mac might be for a generic hardware version (yeah, and the press might give Steve Jobs some privacy).

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