AT&T flings cellphone network wide open — NEW YORK — Starting immediately, AT&T (T) customers can ditch their AT&T phones and use any wireless phone, device and software application from any maker — think smartphones, e-mail and music downloading. And they don't have to sign a contract.
Discussion: last100, Engadget, Ars Technica, InfoWorld, CNET News.com, Computerworld, Good Morning Silicon Valley, CrunchGear, Digital Trends, BetaNews, IntoMobile, TECH.BLORGE.com, Christopher Null, Epicenter, Blackfriars' Marketing, DSLreports, michael parekh on IT, dailywireless.org, Digital Daily, mocoNews.net, mathewingram.com/work, Tech Tracks, Insider Reports Feed, bijansabet.com, IP Democracy, atmaspheric, IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband, ParisLemon, Podcasting News and Mashable!
Daniel Langendorf / last100: Why is AT&T behind Google and Verizon in the open-network game?
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: AT&T trumpets its presence on open network bandwagon
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com: AT&T reopens its open network
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: "Open" is the new "green"
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: AT&T: Our Network Is Already Open
Willpark / IntoMobile: AT&T busts doors wide open - announces open network to allow 'any device, any app'
Triston McIntyre / TECH.BLORGE.com: AT&T changes zilch; spontaneously becomes "most open" wireless network
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: AT&T's Network the 'Most Open?' Yeah, 'Most Open' to the U.S. Government
Rafat Ali / mocoNews.net: AT&T Network Is Open? Well, Isn't That GSM?
David A. Utter / Insider Reports Feed: AT&T Sort Of Opens Wireless Access
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: AT&T is Open??? I Need More Information Here
Jonathan Greene / atmaspheric: ATT "Opens" their Network
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband: AT&T Mobility CEO: "you can use any handset on our network you want."
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: AT&T Going Completely Open...Except for the iPhone
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: AT&T - So Open, It Hurts
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
AT&T Does Nothing, Convinces Reporter It Has Now 'Opened' Its Network — When Verizon Wireless announced last month its plans to "open" its network some people noticed very quickly that what Verizon Wireless was announcing didn't sound any different from what GSM operators, like AT&T and T-Mobile already had.
Discussion: Joe Duck and The Last Podcast
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple sub-notebook to retail for $1500, 3G iPhone by June - report — In a just-aired broadcast on CNBC, the network's Jim Goldman reported that a source close to Apple's manufacturing facilities has confirmed that the company will launch its much rumored sub-notebook at Macworld in January …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, CrunchGear, ParisLemon, Macsimum News and Digg
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo: CNBC: 3G iPhone Coming by June 2008 [3g Iphone]
Nilay Patel / Engadget: Macbook ultraportable and Penryn Mac Pro due for Macworld, 3G iPhone in June?
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Apple's upcoming sub-notebook to cost around $1,500?
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: 'CNBC': Ultraportable Mac laptop to cost around $1,500
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Apple Future Headline: New Products Including Super Laptop? — A very good source of mine with good connections to Apple's — [AAPL Loading... (%) ] Asian manufacturing partners called me this morning with some news: Seems like Apple will be making headlines in the next few weeks …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gizmodo
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com: CNBC jumps on Mac ultraportable bandwagon
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Releases Chart Image Generator — Google released a chart generator service they are calling the Google Chart API. Usage is quite straightforward: you link to an image in the form of a parameterized URL, e.g. (line break added) — http://chart.apis.google.com/ chart? cht=
Discussion: Google Operating System and Ajaxian
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Dynamically Generated Charts
Google Code Blog:
Embed charts in webpages with one of our simplest APIs yet — Today we're launching the Google Chart API, a really simple tool for creating charts and graphs that are perfect for websites. — Let's get straight in with an example. This URL: — http://chart.apis.google.com/ chart?
Discussion: Googlified, ProgrammableWeb and Mashable!
Haochi / Googlified: Google Releases Chart API
John Musser / ProgrammableWeb: Google's New Chart API
Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins / Mashable!: Playfair + Socrates = Google Charts
Kevin Allison / Financial Times:
Apple's rising popularity lures hackers — After years of relative safety, the Apple Mac is becoming an increasingly tempting target for malicious computer hackers, according to a new report published this week. — Security researchers have been aware of the threat to Apple since last year …
Discussion: MacUser, MacDailyNews, Digital Trends, PDA, CrunchGear and BloggingStocks
Geoff Duncan / Digital Trends: F-Secure: Malware Doubled in 2007
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Hackers increasingly target Apple as it becomes more popular
Douglas McIntyre / BloggingStocks: Apple (AAPL) faces hacker threat
Andrew Farrell / Forbes:
Consumers Crave Apple's Macs — Consumers are becoming more comfortable making the jump from Windows-based PCs to Apple's Macs. This growing comfort is pointing to big holiday's sales of the tech company's computers. — Shares of Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) rose 1.5%, or $2.88 …
Discussion: TechBlog, Macsimum News and The Mac Observer
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple Store 14th Street press preview — We got a chance to preview the new Manhattan Apple Store this morning before the official unveiling tomorrow at 6PM. The store is nicely situated on W. 14th St. and 9th Ave., and while Apple did its best to blend into the existing early 20th century architecture …
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo: 14th St NYC Apple Store Is 2nd Biggest In US, First to Offer Free …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Inside Apple's meatpacking store
The Big Apple's new big Apple (store)
The Big Apple's new big Apple (store)
Discussion: A VC, Macsimum News and MacDailyNews
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2007 — Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: December 6, 2007 — Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: December 11, 2007 — This is an advance notification of seven security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on December 11, 2007.
Discussion: The Microsoft Security …, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Ryan Naraine's Zero Day, WinBeta and Donna's SecurityFlash
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Microsoft slates seven patches next week
iPhone 1.1.3 to bring voice capture, disk mode? — Apple may be preparing a significant update for the iPhone as early as this weekend that will have some heavily requested features, according to a claim from CNET France. The site points to multiple reports that a 1.1.3 upgrade for the iPhone …
Discussion: ParisLemon, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Gizmodo and O'Grady's PowerPage
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Free in-flight Wi-Fi on JetBlue with a catch, of course — This isn't exactly what we expected in terms of in-flight Wi-Fi, but beggars can't be choosers and something is better than nothing. JetBlue, Yahoo! and RIM have announced free in-flight Wi-Fi services starting on the 11th of this month.
Discussion: Computerworld, WebProNews, Gizmodo, Gear Diary and Phone Scoop
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld: JetBlue to take off with inflight e-mail
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: JetBlue, Yahoo Launch In-Flight Wi-Fi
Wayne Schulz / Gear Diary: The Captain Has Turned Off The No Surfing Sign
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop: JetBlue, RIM, Yahoo to Offer Free In-Flight Wi-Fi
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Mobile Updater for Blackberry — Google Mobile Updater. What could that be? After all, Google doesn't have too many mobile apps. Maybe there's some connection with the desktop updater included in Google Pack. Let's see. — "Google Mobile Updater is a free download …
Discussion: eWEEK.com, WebProNews and Mashable!
Clint Boulton / eWEEK.com: Google Enables More Apps for the iPhone
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: BlackBerry Benefits From Google Mobile Updater
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Get All of Google Mobile on your Blackberry
Matt Richtel / Bits:
Fixing Guitar Hero III's Mono Problem — Some players of Guitar Hero III, the video game where you strum on a toy guitar to tunes played on the TV, have been emitting a different kind of squealing feedback. — It seems that for those who own a Wii gaming console, Guitar Hero III is playing music in mono …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Messages: Small Change, Big Impact. — Dear Facebook: Thank You. Thank You. Thank You. — In August Facebook opened up their messaging system to allow people to add normal email addresses. I wrote a post praising the change, but I specifically asked for more:
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Facebook's Growth Unaffected By Beacon
Jemima Kiss / PDA: Facebook's learning curve with user data
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Dear Facebook, Beacon Tracking STILL Evil: Will Zuckerberg Partners Repent?
Brian Solis / bub.blicio.us: Facebook Gets the Message
Tish Grier / The Constant Observer: It's Not His First Time: Zuckerberg's mea culpa for violating your privacy
Sepideh Saremi / Searchviews: Facebook Status: Mark Zuckerberg is Sorry About Beacon
Dave Ambrose / All Facebook: Messages are No Longer In-House
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: WHO NEEDS TO RUN A SOCIAL NETWORK WHEN YOU'VE GOT ALL THAT USER PURCHASE DATA?