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News for Friday 3rd October

October 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Google wants to save the world
CEO Eric Schmidt lays out Google’s plan to break the US dependency on fossil fuel by 2030.

Apple says Psystar’s antitrust claims are deeply flawed
The Cupertino based company asks Judge to dismiss Psystar’s countersuit.

Nokia launches first touch screen phone
5800 Xpress Music phone runs Series 60 and supports Adobe’s Flash. Video’s here.

Digital download royalty rate stays at 9.1 cents
CRB keeps the rate at current level but songwriters are unhappy.

Internet users can do more to prevent Identity Theft
The National Cyber Security Alliance claims most Americans are not using antivirus, antispyware, and firewall software.

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Apple announces Sept 9th special event

September 2, 2008 Leave a comment

ArsTechnica has the news that Apple has announced a special event on September 9th, as was predicted by several sources recently. The focus appears to be the iPod, though some sites are speculating that the rumoured Macbook refresh may also be part of the event. I’m leaning more toward the music subscription service myself, as Nokia is bringing its ‘Comes With Music’ service to the UK this autumn. Other vendors have tried the subscription model with limited success, so if anyone can make it work it’s Apple.

What’s so smart about smart phone’s?

December 31, 2007 Leave a comment

Nokia 7650My first smartphone was a Nokia 7650. Chunky, solid, poor keyboard and questionable styling, but this was the future. Lots of groundbreaking features that weren’t quite perfected but a big step forward. My dream of one device to rule them all was looking like a vague possibility. I became the department geek where I worked at the time, the only person with a camera on their phone. Believe it or not, I was in great demand. The department manager wouldn’t buy a digital camera and I had by far the easiest method of getting photo’s into a powerpoint presentation.

Unfortunately, it all seemed to go wrong after that.
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