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9:50 PM ET, September 8, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
iTunes 7.4.1 ringtones re-rename workaround discovered  —  So last night iTunes 7.4.1 came out which, among other things, blocked off the custom ringtone renaming method, which allowed users to add their own ringtones to their iPhone without buying them on iTunes.
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Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iTunes 7.4 obsolete after 48 hours; 7.4.1 breaks homebrew ringtones  —  There are apps that age gracefully, staying functional and relevant for months or years with no changes at all (I'm looking at you, TNEF's Enough — 2005 in the house!)...  and then there's iTunes.
Electronista:
3G, 16GB iPhone for Europe in November?  —  Apple may launch its iPhone campaign in Europe with a 3G-capable iPhone with enhanced storage, according to what appears to be a leaked ad from T-Mobile Germany.  The ad promises a version of the handset with support for 3G-level cellular Internet access using …
San Francisco Chronicle:
Google execs take off with landing privileges at Moffett Field  —  Air Google has landed - at Moffett Field.  —  A Boeing 767 owned by the Internet giant's billionaire founders used the NASA airport near Mountain View earlier this week, raising questions by local officials about the plane becoming a regular, noisy visitor.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Can Michael Dell Refocus His Namesake?  —  "Some of our competitors jumped over us in a Darwinian way," Michael S. Dell says.  "Now it's our turn."  He recently returned as C.E.O.  —  Round Rock, Tex.  —  ON a recent afternoon at his company's headquarters here, Michael S. Dell is seated …
Discussion: BloggingStocks
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
iTunes Store slip-up reveals future rental movie options?  —  Movie rentals could be coming to the iTunes Store, if an apparent slip-up by Apple is any indication.  Mac developer David Watanabe uploaded a screenshot depicting an iTunes problem reporting system which has options for requesting …
Ryan / WordPress › Blog Tool and Weblog Platform:
WordPress 2.2.3  —  2.2.3 is a security and bug-fix release for the 2.2 series.  Since this is a security release, we suggest you upgrade immediately.  Two of the fixes are high priority.  —  On our Trac you can see the bugs closed and the files changed for 2.2.3.  —  To get 2.2.3, please see our download page.
Discussion: Connected Internet and Shoemoney
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft bringing Internet TV feature to Windows Media Center  —  During our chat with Microsoft today, we got wind of a brand new feature coming to Windows Media Center, and it's slated to hit just as D-Link and Linksys get official with their Media Center Extenders.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
IPhone: American Express Honoring Price Protection For iPhones  —  Like we mentioned in our posts yesterday, if you purchased an iPhone on a credit card with a price protection plan, you can call them up and see if they will honor their return policy protection with the iPhone price drop.
Elaine Warner / Compete Blog:
iPhone Interest Could More Than Double With New Price Cuts  —  By now you've probably heard about Apple's recent product announcements.  And while the redesign of the iPod Nano may be getting a lot of hype, the iPhone's $200 price cut was the talk of the day here at Compete.
Markus Spath / The blognation:
Search Within Radio And TV Channels With Spactor  —  Wouldn't it be fantastic to know when, how often and where a term was mentioned in radio or TV?  Bremen based spactor is a brand new media search engine which tells you just that.  Currently they are searching within 75 German TV and radio stations.
Discussion: Mashable!
Ben Long / iPhone Central:
iPhone Hacking Kit, the next generation  —  In mid-August, I posted a detailed guide to hacking your iPhone here at iPhone Central.  In those free-wheeling bygone days of iPhone hacking you customized and manipulated your phone using a combination of a simple "jailbreak" application and a lot of command-line work in the Mac terminal.
Discussion: Mobility Site
BBC:
Mobile phone technology turns 20  —  The technology behind the mobile phone is celebrating its 20th anniversary.  —  On 7 September 1987, 15 phone firms signed an agreement to build mobile networks based on the Global System for Mobile (GSM) Communications.
Elena Malykhina / InformationWeek:
Report Critical Of Telecom's Online Customer Service  —  The nation's telecom providers are failing to provide customers with a full range of online customer service capabilities, according to an industry survey.  —  The majority of telecom carriers in the United States are failing …
 
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