.Mac re-branding is coming — I'm not in Apple rumors business, but... hell... why not? — Apple will rename their .Mac service soon. Hints are everywhere in Mac OS X 10.5.3 update. — iCal's Localizable.strings file contains the following string: … Safari has the following lines in its Localizable.strings:
Discussion: Apple Watch, TidBITS, jkOnTheRun, MacUser, The Mac Observer and I4U News
Joe Wilcox / Apple Watch: It's Time for a .Mac Makeover
Adam C. Engst / TidBITS: Take Control News: Maximize Your .Mac Membership
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: I still think we'll see .Mac (or Mobile Me) for PCs
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Mobile Me new name of Apple .Mac?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Mobile Me? — Poking around the updated files in 10.5.3, the Russian-language site Deep Apple noticed that iCal's “Localizable.strings” resource file now contains placeholders for the name “.Mac”, with the following comment: … This is new to 10.5.3; in 10.5.2, the name “.Mac” was hard-coded, not a localizable string.
Discussion: blog.codingrobots.com, Webware.com, VentureBeat, TidBITS, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, 9 to 5 Mac and Apple Gazette
Tom Krazit / Webware.com: Code strings suggest name change coming for .Mac
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: .Mac name change, revamp in the works? Mobile Me?
Robert Palmer / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: ‘Mobile Me’ the new name of .Mac?
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac: .Mac to become Mobile Me? Really?
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple's .Mac Service to be Renamed, Revamped? [MobileMe?]
Apple's .Mac Service to be Renamed, Revamped? [MobileMe?]
Discussion: Infinite Loop, The Apple Core and Byte of the Apple
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop: Apple's .Mac service may become “Mobile Me”
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Rumor Mill: no iPhone content
Mat Lu / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Big changes coming to .Mac?
Big changes coming to .Mac?
Discussion: Engadget, p2pnet, 9 to 5 Mac and Gizmodo
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Apple's .Mac (Google) overhaul finally near?
Jon / p2pnet: Changes at Apple .Mac
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo: .Mac Getting a New Name?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The New iPhone's New Winner — Depending which iPhone rumor you believe, the 3G version of iPhone has either been delayed or already landed on U.S. shores and is on its way to being announced at Apple's WWDC in San Francisco next month. The interest in the 3G version of the iPhone …
Discussion: One More Thing, chrisbrogan.com, Electronista, Kelsey Group Blogs, Gizmodo, Popular Mechanics, 9 to 5 Mac and Digg
Tom Krazit / One More Thing: GPS coming to 3G iPhone?
Mike Boland / Kelsey Group Blogs: 3G iPhone: Multimodal Location Awareness?
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: GPS Maker “Scared Sh*tless” by GPS in iPhone
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac: Infineon warning hints iPhone delay, analysts say
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
New iPhone Is Already Here — The launch of the next-generation iPhone promises to be Steve Jobs' greatest stunt yet. — Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ), Jobs' secretive computer and gadget company, has been quietly positioning millions of units of a mysterious new product …
Discussion: CNET News.com, Valleywag and 9 to 5 Mac
Don Reisinger / CNET News.com: I just don't care about the 3G iPhone anymore
Jackson West / Valleywag: New iPhone just waiting to fall off a truck in the East Bay
Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac: WWDC: No European satellite feed
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Comcast Hijackers Say They Warned the Company First — The computer attackers who took down Comcast's homepage and webmail service for more than five hours Thursday say they didn't know what they were getting themselves into. — In an hour-long telephone conference call with Threat Level …
Michael Santo / Alice Hill's Real Tech News: Comcast Hijackers Speak Out: Hack Was Unrelated to P2P Throttling
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com: Teens await arrest after Comcast attack
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Comcast, Turner, Net Neutrality
Humphrey Cheung / TG Daily: Comcast's DNS records hijacked by pair of young hackers
Jackson West / Valleywag: COMCAST HACKERS SAY THEY USED A NETWORK SOLUTIONS EXPLOIT …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Wired Talks to Comcast Hackers
Maxim Weinstein / StopBadware Blog: Comcast Falls Prey To Tricksters
Dancho Danchev / Dancho Danchev's Blog: Comcast.net not Hacked, DNS Records Hijacked
Meg Marco / Consumerist: 18-Year-Old Says He Hacked Comcast Because He's “Tired Of Their S**tty Service”
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
How was Comcast.net hijacked? — It's official, even a pothead can social engineer Network Solutions. In an in-depth interview with the hijackers, featuring some screenshots showing they had access to the complete portfolio of over 200 domain names controlled by Comcast …
Tom Corelis / DailyTech: Comcast.net 1337 H4X0R3D for the Lulz
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Google Gears as the Next Flash — When Google Gears was first announced, it was praised as the final nail in the coffin for desktop applications as it now made it possible to take Web applications offline. However in the past year that Gears has existed, there hasn't been as much progress …
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian: Speed Up! with Wordpress and Gears
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: The New New Browser Wars
Steve / Burning Questions:
Into the wild: AdSense for feeds — We've been hinting at this for awhile, but it's finally time to spill the beans: Starting next week, we'll be rolling out AdSense for feeds to a small group of publishers, in anticipation of a full launch to all FeedBurner and AdSense publishers “coming soon”.
Discussion: TechCrunch, CenterNetworks, Mashable! and Digital Inspiration
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: FeedBurner Finally Rolls Out AdSense
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Google AdSense for FeedBurner Feeds is Here
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: AdSense for RSS Feeds Set to Launch Next Week
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google's New Blue Fav Icon :: Google Updated Their Favorite Browser Icon — Such minor things as changing a favorite icon is noticed immediately by people. Google, sometime over night, updated their favorite icon to a new icon. The favorite icon is the little icon that is displayed in the browser URL bar on most modern browsers.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch Blog
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Updates Browser Favorite Icon
Kevin Heisler / Search Engine Watch Blog: Most Irrelevant Google News Story of the Day
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Icahn gets antitrust go-ahead for Yahoo stock buy — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust regulators have given billionaire investor Carl Icahn the go-ahead to purchase large blocks of Yahoo (NasdaqGS:YHOO - News) stock, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday.
Discussion: paidContent.org, VentureBeat, The Inquisitr, Tech Confidential, Beyond Binary, WebProNews and Valleywag
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org: Icahn Gets Approval To Buy More Yahoo
Dominic Rivera / The Inquisitr: Carl Icahn Now Free to Buy Large Blocks of Yahoo Shares
David Shabelman / Tech Confidential: Icahn cleared to buy more Yahoo! shares
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary: Icahn gets FTC's OK for Yahoo stock buy
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: FTC Smiles At Icahn
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag: FTC gives Carl Icahn permission to acquire more Yahoo stock
Why I Do Not Like CPM Advertising On Blogs — What Say You? — 9 People have said their piece on this post. — I have had blog networks approach me like Federated Media, etc etc to handle my advertising. They just do CPM advertising though and they take a HUGE CHUNK like 40%+.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Canadian group: Facebook “a minefield of privacy invasion” — Facebook is the focus of a new complaint in Canada over its privacy policies and practices. The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) filed the complaint this morning, asking the Privacy Commissioner …
Discussion: The Technology Chronicles and Computerworld
Heather Havenstein / Computerworld: Canadian group charges that Facebook violates privacy laws
Tom Espiner ZDNet.co.uk / ZDNet:
Firefox shoots for world record — Mozilla is hoping to set a Guinness World Record for the most number of downloads of an application in one day, on the release of its Firefox 3 web browser. — There is currently no official Guinness World Record for the total number of downloads of an application in a day.
Discussion: PC World, The Unofficial Apple Weblog and AppScout
Mark Fitzgerald / Editor and Publisher:
Borrell Report: Newspaper Online Local Ad Revenue Hits $2 Billion, More Than All Other Media Combined — CHICAGO Newspaper-owned Web sites are taking the biggest — albeit shrinking — share of online local ad revenue that continues to grow at an astounding rate, a new study shows.
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and MarketingVOX