Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple 17 inch MacBook Pro to go unibody, lose 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 a deal, it was expected really.
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
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: Twitter Blog, Microblink, Download Squad, blogs.ft.com, PalmAddicts, VentureBeat, Stay N' Alive, Mashable!, CenterNetworks and Tech-Ex
Mark Bockenstedt / Microblink: Phishing Scam Strikes in Twitter Direct Messages
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad: Phishing scam hits Twitter. Don't get sucked in!
Chris Nuttall / blogs.ft.com: Twitter suffers phishing expeditions
Andy J. S. / PalmAddicts: Twitter login scam on the rise
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: Warning: Someone is phishing on Twitter
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: TheNextWeb.com, CostPerNews and Neowin.net
Zee M Kane / TheNextWeb.com: The Phishing Scam Which Has Twitter Talking
Damien Reynolds / Neowin.net: Phishing scam runs rampant on Twitter
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
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?
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.
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 …
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 Murphy / PC World:
The iPhone 3G Unlock Chart: Will Your Carrier Work? — Online forums have been filling up with the cries of iPhone 3G users worldwide. You can thank The Dev Team for that. The group's latest iPhone hackery came in the form of an beta unlock tool for 3G devices two days ago.
Andy J. S. / PalmAddicts: Can I haz (jailbroken) iPhone too?
Jim Goldman / MSNBC:
Microsoft Readies Cost-Cuts; Though Massive Layoff Unlikely — Microsoft will embark on a significant cost-cutting initiative in 2009, which might begin as early as this month, to offset a global slowdown in sales. However, sources tell Jim Goldman of CNBC, the cuts will largely …
Discussion: TechSpot, The Microsoft Blog and Asa Dotzler
Julio Franco / TechSpot: Weekend tech reading: Friended by Mom and Dad on Facebook?
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog: Report: “Massive layoff” unlikely at Microsoft
Michael Laris / Washington Post:
O Brave New World That Has Such Avatars in It! — Arlington Among Entities Making a Virtual Presence — The virtual world Second Life, a landscape of primping avatars, ballroom dancing bears, space stations and vampire castles, has a new — and maybe even more surreal — inhabitant: the Arlington County government.