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11:10 AM ET, November 9, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple posts firmware v1.1.2 — goodbye jailbreak!  —  Looks like Apple just published firmware v1.1.2 for the iPhone; hit the download link to grab it yourself because iTunes hasn't yet gotten wise to the fact that it's out.  Details to follow, but don't expect jailbreak …
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Early iPhone 1.1.2 update testers confirm it breaks 3d-party apps  —  No definite word yet on whether unlocked iPhones get 'bricked' again  —  iPhone users who downloaded and installed the 1.1.2 update late Thursday reported that, as expected, the upgrade broke third-party applications …
Discussion: Open Source
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple releases iPhone 1.1.2 update
Discussion: iLounge and O'Grady's PowerPage
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
A few hundred Germans become Europe's first "official" iPhone owners
Discussion: Pocket-lint.co.uk and PalmAddicts
Gil Kaufman / MTV:
Radiohead Deny Reports That 60 Percent Of Fans Paid Nothing For In Rainbows  —  Band sets December 31 for physical release of latest album overseas.  —  The physical version of Radiohead's In Rainbows won't be ready for your holiday stocking, but it will be released this year.
Discussion: WebProNews, Guardian Unlimited and PSFK
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Radiohead: comScore totally inaccurate  —  A New Music Express piece on Radiohead brings with it a rather large knee to the goolies for comScore, which came out with some numbers on downloads of the band's "pay what you want" album In Rainbows (I wrote about comScore's results here).
Associated Press:
Sony CEO sees 'stalemate' in disc fight  —  NEW YORK - The head of Sony Corp., Howard Stringer, said Thursday that the Blu-ray disc format the company has developed as the successor to the DVD is in a "stalemate" with the competing HD DVD format, chiefly backed by Toshiba Corp. and Microsoft Corp.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Portfolio.com, Engadget and RSS
Arn / MacRumors:
iPod Touch Firmware 1.1.2 Released: Add Calendar Events  —  Alongside the iPhone 1.1.2 update, Apple has also released an iPod Touch 1.1.2 firmware update which is available for some through iTunes.  For those who are impatient, a direct download is also available:  —  iPod1,1_1.1.2_3B48b_Restore.ipsw
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft makes refurbished PCs its latest WGA anti-piracy target  —  In its ongoing quest to make sure that no potential Windows revenue source is left untapped, Microsoft is expanding its tentacles deeper into the refurbished PC marketplace.  —  On November 9, Microsoft launched a new program …
Evan DiBiase / The Evan Series:
Video Rentals Coming Soon to iTunes?  —  Before installing any iTunes upgrade, I dump the strings from the old iTunes binary.  Once the new version has installed, I diff the new version's strings against the old's, to see what shows up.  —  When I did this for the recent 7.5 upgrade, I found the following interesting (new) strings:
Nate Weiner / the Idea Shower:
Block Facebook Beacon  —  So here I am, burning some brain cells and taking some time to relax playing a game on Kongregate, when a little window pops up in the corner of my screen and says "Kongregate is sending this to your Facebook profile: Nate played Desktop Tower Defense 1.5 at Kongregate."
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YouTube Releases Multi-file Uploader, Raises File Limits to 1 GB  —  YouTube just announced the availability for Windows users of a desktop uploader (install page here).  Users will now be able to do bulk file uploads.  The company also raised its file size limit from 100 MB to 1 GB.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft's Surface taking a while to, you know, surface  —  While the tech demos get plenty of oohs and aahs, Microsoft's Surface is having trouble making it past the prototype stage.  Originally slated to show up in a few commercial venues this year, applications of the tech have been pushed back to next spring at the earliest.
Discussion: All about Microsoft and CrunchGear
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Review: The Sweet Agony That Is Nokia N81  —  It has been nearly 65 days since I went without a phone set change, leading to snide remarks from my co-workers about my fidelity to Apple's iPhone.  Despite getting frustrated with frustrations with iPhone's Email application …
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
If I see another headline about "the iPhone cometh..."  —  It may not have escaped your notice that Apple's iPhone launches today, hence the saturation coverage.  —  In the interests of science, your weary correspondent was planning to throw herself into the throng in Regent Street to get one …
Discussion: Computerworld
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Prosecutor Announces Charges Against The Pirate Bay  —  The Pirate Bay team does not believe that Roswall will be successful in his attempt to take down The Pirate Bay.  They keep repeating that they are just running a search engine and did not store any copyrighted material on their servers.
Discussion: Techdirt, Gadget Lab, p2pnet and Digg
 
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Sprint and Clearwire Nix WiMax Agreement [Wireless]
Jonathan Amos / BBC:
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Discussion: The Register
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