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About the security content of iPhone OS 3.0.1  —  This document describes the security content of iPhone OS 3.0.1.  For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until a full investigation has occurred and any necessary patches or releases are available.
Andrew Lyle /
Apple releases iPhone firmware 3.0.1, fixes SMS flaw
Discussion: Ars Technica
Apple to fix iPhone security flaw
Anil Dash:
Apple: Secrecy Does Not Scale  —  Apple is justifiably revered in the worlds of technology and culture for creating one of the most powerful brands in the world based on the combination of some key elements: Great user experience and design, and an extraordinary secrecy punctuated by surprising reveals.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
I Quit The iPhone  —  I have loved the iPhone, but now I am quitting the iPhone.  —  This is not an easy decision.  —  I was there in January 2007 when it was announced and I bought the first iPhone as soon as it was available.  I happily bought the iPhone 3G a year later.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Microsoft sticker shock: Anytime Upgrade, Family Pack details  —  With its upcoming launch of Windows 7, Microsoft is trying to walk a fine line on pricing.  Maintaining a high average selling price for Windows is crucial to the company's bottom line, but in a deep recession, PC buyers are more concerned with their own bottom line.
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows Anytime Upgrade and Family Pack Pricing  —  Most people buy a PC preinstalled with the edition of Windows that meets their unique needs.  However, for some customers their needs may change over time.  —  Windows Anytime Upgrade  —  With Windows Anytime Upgrade (or WAU) …
Tan Weizhen / The Straits Times:
World's first tablet PC  —  Singapore firm launches touchscreen tablet computer  —  A SINGAPORE company is racing to be the first in the world to bring an almost mythical creature - the touchscreen tablet computer - to the market.  —  The start-up, Fusion Garage, has teamed …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why The CrunchPad Is Toast  —  Michael Arrington's CrunchPad — a touchscreen tablet running a Web browser — is reportedly real, and should arrive by Thanksgiving for about $400.  —  But if Apple (AAPL) is really coming out with a tablet, too — a big iPod touch that sells for around $600-700 — the CrunchPad is probably doomed.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Google's Android Killing Windows Mobile?  —  Earlier this morning, I got a chance to catch up with Dr. Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola, soon after his company reported earnings (they met Wall Street's modest expectations) to talk about everything from the state of the mobile market to prospects for Motorola.
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
A Google Wave reality check  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Lars Rasmussen sighed, half an hour into a demonstration of Google Wave, the company's audacious attempt to reinvent Internet communication: we'd found another bug.  —  Rasmussen had patiently worked around other minor bugs during …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Skype Founders Claim eBay No Longer Has A Right To Skype's Core Tech  —  As you know, eBay bought Skype for a ton of money a few years back, without having any real plan for what to do with it.  There were no synergies between the two, and about the best that can be said for eBay's ownership …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Darren Murph / Engadget:
China Unicom's iPhone gets regulatory approval, pictured  —  Still having doubts that an iPhone will ever come to China via legitimate means?  Have a gander at this.  According to the listing after the break, which was discovered on China's State Radio Regulatory Commission (SRRC …
Alexkoc / Genuine Windows Blog:
Windows 7 OEM Product Key Leak  —  Yesterday we were alerted to reports of a leak of a special product key issued to an OEM partner of ours.  The key is for use with Windows 7 Ultimate RTM product that is meant to be pre-installed by the OEM on new PCs to be shipped later this year.
Tom Warren /
Microsoft blacklists leaked Windows 7 OEM key
Discussion: Softpedia News
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge: Tenenbaum guilty of copyright infringement  —  It's all over for Joel Tenenbaum—except for the size of the check he'll be told to write the RIAA.  In a reversal of her decision last night, Judge Nancy Gertner has granted the record labels' motion for a directed verdict on the issue of copyright infringement.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Wall Street Journal Creating New “LinkedIn Killer” Called WSJ Connect  —  The Wall Street Journal has long envied the success of professional social network LinkedIn and its 15 million or so monthly visitors ( has just a third of that).  In late 2008 they launched WSJ Community, a social network bolted onto the main WSJ site.
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:   The Problem With Anything Called “Name Here"-Killer
Google Watch:
How to Create an Online Store with Google Checkout in 5 Minutes  —  Google Checkout may not be the successful payment processing platform Google hoped it would become, but the company keeps trying to leverage it in other ways.  —  Yesterday, the search engine brought us the Google Checkout store gadget …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Should Wedding Party In Viral YouTube Video Get A Cut Of Music Sale Profits?  —  Yesterday, we had the story of the incredibly popular viral wedding video, talking about how the music in that video, despite being over a year old and being sung by someone with massive reputation problems …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Steve Ballmer calls Apple's Mac growth a “rounding error”  —  Speaking to a group of market analysts this week, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer repeatedly mentioned Apple, including a suggestion that a growing rate of Mac adoption is statistically insignificant.
Phone Arena:
First live photo of the Motorola Shules Android smartphone for Verizon  —  Published on: Today by PhoneArena Team  —  Keep in mind that the information in this article is not official.  —  Can't wait to see a new image of the Android-powered Motorola Shules (or Sholes)?
Discussion: SlashGear
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Highlights from the ‘1984’ lawsuit against Amazon  —  “Kindling.”  Credit: oskay / Flickr  —  Justin Gawronski and Antoine J. Bruguier are suing Amazon for having deleted their copies of George Orwell books from their Kindle readers, sans permission.  The potential class-action lawsuit …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Twitter URL Service Says No to Ads, Yes to Data-Mining News  —  When the world's 20 million or so Twitter users click links in their feeds, most of the time, they're routed through's URL shortening service, like sands through an hourglass.  By channeling people through the service …
Discussion: paidContent, Guardian and Fast Company
E.B. Boyd / BayNewser:
Google Engineering Director Spells Out Vision for the Future of Digital Books  —  Google's vision of how it intends to sell and manage our digital books in the future is pretty simple and totally sci-fi.  —  Google Books engineering director Dan Clancy (above right) spelled out the vision …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Not Building An ‘iTunes For e-Books’  —  Earlier this week, we wondered if Apple (AAPL) was planning to open its own e-book store — an “iTunes for e-books” — for its forthcoming tablet device and the iPhone and iPod touch.  The answer is no, according to a source connected to the e-book business.
Discussion: MacRumors, Gizmodo and Macsimum News
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Microsoft's Long, Slow Decline  —  There were two interesting Windows-related news stories last week.  First, Joe Wilcox's story on a report from NPD claiming that 91 percent of $1,000-and-higher retail computer sales now go to Apple.  Second, Microsoft's quarterly financial results …
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