Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple 17-inch MacBook Pro to go Unibody, sans removable battery — Our folks in Asia are at it again with some pretty startling news. The 17-inch MacBook Pro is going Unibody, like the 13-inch and 15-inch models. That, in itself isn't really that big of a deal; it was widely expected.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Top 10 Macworld rumors for 2009 — Apple's (AAPL) last Macworld Conference and Expo opens Monday at San Francisco's Moscone Center, but the real action starts Tuesday at 9 a.m. PT (12 noon ET) with senior vice president Phil Schiller's opening remarks — the first Macworld keynote not delivered by Steve Jobs since 1997.
Discussion: MacBlogz, RyanSpoon.com, TUAW, Obsessable and Macsimum News
Chris Ullrich / TUAW: TUAW Macworld 2009 Keynote Predictions
Tanner Godarzi / Obsessable: Apple Mac mini rumored to have Mini DisplayPort and Mini DVI Port
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: ‘setteB.IT’: Exclusive images from the Moscone Center
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Gone Phishing — Wikipedia defines phishing as “the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.” Tonight, we identified …
Don't Share Your Secret Info! — If you receive an email notice saying you've received a Direct Message with a link that redirects to what seems like Twitter.com, be careful about entering your Twitter credentials. Instead, look closely at the URL to see if it's not really Twitter …
Discussion: Microblink, Download Squad, VentureBeat, blogs.ft.com, Stay N' Alive, Mashable!, Tech-Ex and CenterNetworks
Mark Bockenstedt / Microblink: Phishing Scam Strikes in Twitter Direct Messages
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Phishing scam hits Twitter. Don't get sucked in!
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: Warning: Someone is phishing on Twitter
Chris Nuttall / blogs.ft.com: Twitter suffers phishing expeditions
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: WARNING: Twitter Phishing Attack Underway
Technology Expert / Tech-Ex: Phishing Scam Hits Twitter
Phishing Scam Spreading on Twitter
Phishing Scam Spreading on Twitter
Discussion: PalmAddicts, TheNextWeb.com, rc3.org, CostPerNews and Neowin.net
Andy J. S. / PalmAddicts: Twitter login scam on the rise
Zee M Kane / TheNextWeb.com: The Phishing Scam Which Has Twitter Talking
Damien Reynolds / Neowin.net: Phishing scam runs rampant on Twitter
Jose Fermoso / Gadget Lab:
Our 12 (Or So) Favorite Techy Cartoons of 2008 — If it seems like technology and cartoon humor don't fit as well together as crusty old millionaires and big-boob gold-diggers, it's probably true. — The principles that drive tech innovation are based on a certain amount of hopeful enthusiasm that is hard to make fun of sometimes.
David Leppard / Times of London:
Police set to step up hacking of home PCs — THE Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people's personal computers without a warrant. — The move, which follows a decision by the European Union's council of ministers in Brussels …
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog:
Claim: Microsoft earned $1.5B from “Vista Capable” PCs — An expert estimates Microsoft earned more than $1.5 billion through the sale of PCs labeled as “Vista Capable,” according to a court document. — Microsoft allowed PC makers to label some XP-running PCs as “Vista Capable” …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Power Twitter: Inline Media, Integrated Search And A Lot More — Version 1.0 of Power Twitter, an add-on for Firefox created by Narendra Rocherolle at 83 Degrees, was just released. If you use Twitter and were excited about services like Tweetree, this is something you'll want to add immediately.
Eric Benderoff / Chicago Tribune:
WiMax edges closer to city — Network to deliver fast, wireless Internet may arrive later in year — The future of the Internet was supposed to arrive in Chicago by the end of 2008. Instead, WiMax landed in Baltimore and is heading to Portland. — So when will the powerful, high-speed wireless network arrive here?
Timothy R. Butler / OFB.biz:
Fewer Bars in More Places: AT&T Network Upgrades Degrade Service for 2G Phones — In an act affecting owners of 2G cell phones on AT&T Mobility's network, including the highly visible, and originally highly expensive first generation iPhone, Open for Business has learned that AT&T …
Discussion: Gizmodo, PhoneNews.com, Unwired View, Tech-Ex, The iPhone Blog, iPhone Savior, DSLreports and Slashdot
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: AT&T Rebanding Causing Massive Coverage Reduction for Some
David Gonzales / Unwired View: AT&T's 3G network upgrades cause 2G customers to suffer
Technology Expert / Tech-Ex: AT&T 3G Network Upgrades Lead to 2G Downgrades
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: AT&T Downgrading Original iPhone 2G Service
Mr. Besilly / iPhone Savior: AT&T Dropping Signal Strength for 2G iPhones
Karl Bode / DSLreports: AT&T's 2G Customers See A Downgrade …
Markus / The Paradigm Shift:
Its official Match.com Abandons Paid Dating... Match.com has launched a free dating service. They picked a damn good domain name and the site looks really good. — http://downtoearth.com — Downtoearth is headed up by Jacob Solotaroff, the former Director of Product Management and Member Integrity at Match.com.
O2 breaks new records for text messaging — O2 Bluebook comes into its own — O2 today announced a record 166 million messages were sent over its network in a 24-hour period ending at 7.30 am on New Year's Day 2009. An average of 1,900 messages were sent every second.
Discussion: Phone Arena, IntoMobile and Engadget Mobile