Meeting Steve Jobs

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Date: Monday, August 20th, 2007, 09:46
Category: Sighting

The image “http://www.myiphone.com/gallery/files/2/SimonSteve.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.WiebeTech (and former NewerTech) CEO James Wiebe blogs about his impromptu run-in with Steve Jobs back in the day:

Steve Jobs walked into the room, as all oxygen in the room exited simultaneously.
We were seven feet apart.
He said: “We don’t like it when you introduce accelerator cards which are faster than our computers.” (At that time, I was the CEO of Newer Technology, which ultimately sold somewhere around 150K+ CPU accelerator cards for Macs.)
Well, that was a nice Howdy Do.

Vincent Nguyen, Editor of MyiTablet (formerly MyiPhone), SlashGear and SlashPhone shares a similar story about his meeting with The Steve.

So when I got to meet Steve at D5 the other day, I was like a kid on Christmas morning again (only with less egg-nog). I almost expected an Apple-flavored electric shock when we shook hands; what I didn’t expect was to get slapped with a legal threat.
Turns out, Steve isn’t such a great fan of MYiPhone as we are about the phone itself. His comment to me about the site was “I recommend you changing the name, we have a team of lawyers to go after that kind of stuff.”

We Be James :: Meeting Steve Jobs; Newer Technology

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 53

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Date: Thursday, August 16th, 2007, 23:40
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisode 53 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (58’51, 20.91MB, AAC).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Chris Barylick and Pierce Case.
Topics include: Apple’s summer 2007 announcements: new iMacs, iLife ’08, iWork ’08 and Jason rants about how much he dislikes glossy screens.
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Thank you to The Tragically Hip for allowing us use their music in the podcast. Check out their new album World Container in stores now.

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TinyBuddy Yet Another AIM Client for iPhone (from AOL)

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Date: Friday, July 27th, 2007, 09:19
Category: Uncategorized

There’s a new web-based instant messaging client for the iPhone, and it’s kind of, sort of, from AOL. It’s TinyBuddy, written by AOL employee James Burke and hosted by the AOL Greenhouse.
It’s not an official AOL project, but Burke’s used his up-close knowledge of how AIM works to make a instant-messaging client for iPhone that’s a bit different than all the others when it comes to security.

iPhone Central: TinyBuddy: AIM for iPhone from AOL, sort of

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New iMac Chiclet Keyboard Leaked

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Date: Friday, July 27th, 2007, 09:08
Category: iMac


See that? That’s the rumored, “super slim,” brushed aluminum keyboard said to be accompanying Apple’s new iMac computer. It certainly appears to share the key design of the MacBook like we heard but seeing “Photoshop” in the exif data doesn’t give us a high degree of confidence here. Regardless, a forum jockey over at the Rhapsody Apple forum in Hong Kong will sell you the keyboard (s/he has more than one) for 1,200 of the local stuff or about $153.40.

There’s a pretty convincing five photo gallery apr√©s jump. Right down to the Apple Development Team sticker on the bottom (with serial and barcode) thats bound to get someone fired.
Do you love it or hate it?
 
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PowerPage Podcast Episode 52

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Date: Thursday, July 26th, 2007, 09:37
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoEpisode 52 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (1:23’14, 29.6MB, AAC).
Your panel: Jason O’Grady, Rob Parker, Youngmoo Kim and Chris Barylick.
Topics include: Apple’s Q3 2007 financial results and AT&T’s Q2 results. The first reporting periods after the iPhone launch. We also discuss “what’s on your Mac?”
Subscribe to the PowerPage Podcast directly in iTunes or add the Podcast RSS feed to the newsreader of your choice.
Thank you to The Tragically Hip for allowing us use their music in the podcast. Check out their new album World Container in stores now.

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Chinese iPhone Ripoff

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Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 2007, 11:31
Category: iPhone

CECT, one of the most prolific rip-off artists in China (the world?), has released another Apple iPhone clone.
Apparently, the CECT P168 wasn’t enough for the clone factory, they had to have another go at the iconic Apple iPhone. The CECT 599 rocks a slightly smaller 3.2 inch 240×400 touchscreen display, but loses the navigation hard keys in favor of a more iPhone-esque minimalistic style.
For about $150 USD, you get Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel camera, stereo speakers, and the ability to play video files (but only as big as 176√ó144 pixels) – all in a 90 gram body.

Six more pictures after the jump…

CECT rips off the Apple iPhone, again – CECT 599

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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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