Fake Chinese iPod?

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Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 2007, 10:34
Category: iPhone

A reader sent in this photo of a supposedly Chinese iPhone, but KennMSr calls it a…

FAKE!
That picture has to be a photochopped image because the iPhone is on display at an Apple store (notice the black security tether). 
Unless Apple made the U.S. iPhones language agnostic (like all Macs) – but there has been no mention of this feature.
Besides, if that was the case then the carrier logo still would probably be AT&T not ChinaMobile – even though they’re the world’s largest cell carrier with 296M subscribers.

Anyone want to translate the screen for us?
Keep in mind, like the crashed iPhone picture, it’s really easy to add a photo to iPhone (via iPhoto or Aperture) and display it in full screen mode.
Contributed by: KennMSr
larger image here

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SunRocket Internet Phone Service

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 10:51
Category: Uncategorized

Sunrocket VoIP service just closed it’s doors on Friday 20 July 2007 leaving 200,000 customers without phone service. Sunrocket was the second largest provider in the U.S. behind VONAGE. There is a lot of conjecture as to why it failed and why others might be close on their heals. It appears as if the biggies: Verizon, AT&T, and local Cable companies are putting extreme pressure on the independents, some using patent infringement as a club. (Thanks Kenn M.)


IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SUNROCKET

After significant effort by the Company to avoid this result, SunRocket is in the process of discontinuing its operations as you know it. Therefore SunRocket will no longer be able to provide its customers with the phone service that its customers have been accustomed to.
However, two service providers are assisting and offering to provide SunRocket customers the opportunity to sign up for their services. Both providers have agreed to become preferred providers with special pricing for the SunRocket customers to enable them to migrate their telephone service. Of course, there are other providers and each individual customer can make their own decision as to which carrier they wish to transition to.

SunRocket Internet Phone Service

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Canadian iPod Tax Approved, Computers And Phones Likely

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 10:05
Category: iPhone

canitax.jpgiPod users may be paying a little more for their tunes in the near future, but this could be a good thing. In a ruling released by the Copyright Board of Canada, they have decided that iPods and digital media devices could easily be held under the private copying levy that currently stands on the sale of CDs and DVDs, as well as other recording mediums.
This levy was set in place in 1996 to bring funding back to the artists who may lose money through private copying, which millions of Canadians do every day. The decision was in line with the Copyright board’s previous rulings, which set a precedent for Canadians being legally allowed to not just copy files to their digital media devices, but essentially be in the clear when it came to downloading content online through peer to peer software, says Michael Geist, Canadian copyright law expert.
“Moreover, given the Board’s view that the levy potentially applies to any device, including personal computers, it also provides further confirmation that peer-to-peer downloading is covered by the private copying levy,” says Geist on his website. (Thanks Michel M.)

CityNews: iPod Taxes Approved, Computers And Phones Likely

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MissingManual.com – David Pogue’s iPhone Tricks

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 09:25
Category: iPhone

David Pogue with his iPhoneThe iPhone’s finger-driven interface seems natural and obvious. But when you really think about it, making it seem that way was no easy task. There are no menus in the iPhone software, for example, and no checkboxes or radio buttons. Everything on the screen has to be big enough for a fleshy fingertip.
On the other hand, the finger makes an outstanding pointing device; heck, you’ve been pointing with it all your life. It’s much faster to scroll diagonally with a fingertip, for example, than with fussy adjustments on two different scroll bars.
Here, then, are some of the iPhone’s unadvertised taps, double-taps, and other shortcuts, all culled from iPhone: The Missing Manual. (Thanks Stuart)

missingmanual.com — David Pogue’s iPhone Tricks

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iPhone’s use in Medical Imaging Takes a Step Forward

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 09:04
Category: iPhone

Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT) has taken the imaginative step of announcing that medical images can be viewed on Apple’s new iPhone, stealing a lead on its rivals in the process.
Physicians can simply click on a web link sent via email by one of their colleagues, enter their password, and, for example, instantly view movies of a patient’s beating heart halfway around the world using the new iPhone.
They can even put their colleagues on speakerphone and carry on a medical consultation while simultaneously browsing through the imaging results.
Viewing medical images traditionally requires dedicated workstations costing tens of thousands of dollars, which in turn are connected to proprietary picture archiving communications and storage (PACS) systems costing millions of dollars more.
Despite the news of the innovatory use of the mobile technology a spokesperson for Apple said the company had no plans at present to publicize its value for medical imaging professionals. The Apple website does include case studies of where their Mac computer technology is being used as a workstation for medical imaging, and Osirix software has been developed as a free DICOM/PACS viewer for Mac machines for example. (Thanks Jerry K.)

Medical Imaging News Articles :: iPhone’s use in medical imaging takes a step forward

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iPhoneBugList.com Gathers iPhone Issues, Bugs and Feature requests

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 09:34
Category: iPhone

This site is a great idea. Instead of everyone blogging their complaints separately, why not post them all in one location? If you have an iPhone, the best way to use the site is to make your bug/wish list first. Then go to iPhoneBugList.com and add the ones that they don’t already have on the list.

We hope you find this a useful method to see the outstanding issues and requests for the iPhone. It is wide open without the need for registration… This is a brand new site and it is getting worked on as you view it. Still adding features and help.

iPhoneBugList.com

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iPhone Sand Sculpture

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Date: Sunday, July 22nd, 2007, 22:53
Category: iPhone

The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs

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Pogue on AT&T’s iPhone Bill: Hateful and Pythoneseque

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Date: Sunday, July 22nd, 2007, 22:47
Category: iPhone

Classic Pogue and absolutely true. I was waiting for someone else to figure out AT&Ts hateful and Pythoneseque bill (couldn’t have said it better myself, David). David does just that, right after the jump…

I just got my first AT&T bill for my iPhone…
It’s a staggeringly, hatefully complex document, designed by some Monty Pythoneseque committee in charge of consumer confusion.
For starters, although I signed up for what iTunes told me was a $60 plan (450 minutes, unlimited Internet), the bill says I have a $40 voice plan and a $20 Internet plan, and lists them on separate pages.
The first bill, believe it or not, comes to $150. It’s filled with unexplained services and features that were never mentioned during the signup process, like MEDIA MAX, EXPD M2M, VOICE PRIVACY, and AT&T DIRECT BILL.

iPhone+AT&T Bill=Uh-Oh РPogue’s Posts РTechnology РNew York Times Blog

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Honey I Shrunk the MacBook Pro 85W MagSafe Adapter

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Date: Sunday, July 22nd, 2007, 21:44
Category: Accessory


It only took ‘em a year and a half to do it, but the ginormous monstrosity that is Apple MacBookPro 85W MagSafe power adapters have finally seem to have been reduced to a more manageable size. (Scale comparison above.) The same $80 that before got you the rather large 1st gen A1172 brick will now bring you home a 2nd gen MA938LL/A

Apple’s MacBookPro 85W MagSafe adapter finally shrunk – Engadget

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The laser etched iPhone

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Date: Friday, July 20th, 2007, 11:03
Category: iPhone


With a 35W Epilog laser 40% power, 100% speed with a 600dpi vector art image (AI) works great for laser etching an iPhone. The material on the back is a nice plastic that etched white-ish.

A video of the relatively short etching process is available on their site.

MAKE: Blog: Laser etched iPhone

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