Ryanarter / Mission:
iPad Camera rumor becoming a reality? We think so. — Hello all- — We received our first shipment of iPad parts today. Here's one of the metal internal frames: — Upon opening them up and getting our hands on some of these rare items, we immediately noticed what appears to be a “spot” for a camera within the iPad frame.
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Fast Company, Mashable!, 9 to 5 Mac, All Shook Down, I4U News, Gizmodo, MacRumors, App Advice, TheAppleBlog, SlashGear, Softpedia News, Neowin.net, EverythingiCafe, IntoMobile, Phone Arena, bizjournals, MobileContentToday, The iPhone Blog, Cult of Mac, Appletell, Pocket-lint, AppleInsider, O'Grady's PowerPage and Edible Apple
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Apple iPad May Ship with Webcam
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: iPad has camera holes?
Maya Baratz / All Shook Down: iPad App (Request) of the Week: Pictory
Robert Evans / I4U News: The iPad Was Meant To Have A Camera
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: “Proof” of Apple iPad Webcam Is Dubious
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: The iPad Could Feature A Camera, The Emplacement Is There
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog: Rumor Has It: The iPad Camera
Chris Davies / SlashGear: iPad frame leak shows webcam-sized gap
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: iPad hardware is already designed for a camera
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Is The iPad Meant To Have A Camera?
James Falconer / IntoMobile: iPad Packing a Camera After All?
Todd Ogasawara / MobileContentToday: Post-announcement iPad Rumor Round-up - Yes, There Are Still iPad Rumors to Spread
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: UPDATED: Apple iPad Frame has Space for Missing Front-Facing Camera?
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Did Steve Jobs' iPad Have An iSight Camera?
Josh Holat / Appletell: Apple iPad has hardware for camera, just no camera
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint: iPad 2 rumours hit the net
Brian Garner / AppleInsider: iPad photos show slot for forward-facing video camera
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Possible Forward-Facing Camera Slot Discovered in iPad Replacement Frame
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Rumor: Apple Has Another Tablet In The Works. More Like A Mac Than An iPhone. — In the movie Contact, when revealing to main character Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) that there is actually a second space travel machine that was being built at the same time as the first one, but in secret …
Ian Paul / PC World: Apple Tablet Rumors: They're Baaaack!
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: From MSFT evangelist to Mac enthusiast - the other side of the road
Pasmith / ITworld.com: The return of Apple tablet rumors
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: The iPad hasn't even shipped, but iPad II rumors are starting
Hutch Carpenter / CloudAve: Apple iPad and the Radical Innovation of Meaning
Robert Evans / I4U News: A Second iPad On The Way?
Dan Tynan / eSarcasm: BREAKING: Apple Building its Own iPad Killer
Kent Pribbernow / TUAW: Rumor: Apple developing second tablet device, made from unicorn tears
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Rumor: New, Bigger, OS X iPad Coming
Paul Fang / SlashGear: Apple rumored to be working on another larger tablet, possibly based on Mac OS X
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: TechCrunch: Mac-based large tablet coming this year, running Intel
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Rumor: The iPad Is Just An Appetizer, Apple Is Prepping Another Tablet
Christopher Meinck / EverythingiCafe: Rumor: Apple Mac Tablet In the Works?
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
A First Taste Of What The Google Tablet's Interface Will Look Like (Pics) — Last week, the world saw Apple's long anticipated tablet device, the iPad, for the first time. In the aftermath since that announcement, a few things have become clear: it will be great for some people …
Stephen Shankland / Crave: Google shows off Chrome OS tablet ideas
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews: Google drops clues on more document-centric Chrome OS for tablets
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Google tablet: Pondering the designs, interface
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: Is This How a Google Tablet Will Look in Action?
Daniel Cawrey / Chrome OS: Google Shows Off its Tablet Concept
Christina Warren / Mashable!: What a Google Chrome Tablet Might Look Like [PICS]
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld: Watch out iPad: Google's Chrome OS tablet is coming soon
Nigel Kendall / Tech Central: Is Google's tablet an iPad killer?
Brad Linder / Liliputing: Google Chrome netbook OS could make its way to tablets
Casey Chan / Android Central: iPad? What About A Google Tablet ?
Brian Heater / Gearlog: Google Showcases Tablet Concept
Bianca Bosker / The Huffington Post: Google Tablet (PICTURES): A First Look At Google's ‘iPad Killer’
Andrew Fairbairn / Neowin.net:
Google's tablet UI concept pictures
Google's tablet UI concept pictures
Discussion: Computerworld, Fast Company, TechCrunch, 901am, Telegraph, MobileContentToday, 9 to 5 Mac, GottaBeMobile.com and Electricpig.co.uk
Arnold Zafra / 901am: Google Chrome Tablet Could Be the iPad's Worst Nightmare
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph: Google Chrome OS tablet concept revealed
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Concept Video of ChromeOS Running on a Tablet
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Photo of Apple's next-generation iPhone in the wild - sources — A photograph containing one of Apple's fourth-generation iPhones has been lingering undetected in the public domain for nearly a week now thanks to having been overshadowed — quite literally — by the company's new iPad, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: App Advice, The iPhone Blog, Neowin.net and SlashGear
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Rumor: iPhone 4G Shot Leaked & You Saw It Already
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: 4th Gen iPhone Peeked in Engadget iPad Leak?
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net: First picture of the iPhone 4th generation?
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Apple 4th-gen iPhone prototype in front of us all along?
New York Times:
A Little Chip Designed by Apple Itself — SAN FRANCISCO — Sure, the screen is nice. But the iPad's most important component, at least for Apple's future, may be the A4, the fingernail-size chip at the tablet's heart. — With the A4, Apple has taken another step toward challenging the norms of the mobile device industry.
Discussion: VentureBeat, 9 to 5 Mac, Bits, louisgray.com and iLounge
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Are Apple's in-house chip designs really better?
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple iPad's A4 chip attracts attention
Ashlee Vance / Bits: Agnilux? It Means, 'Won't Say a Peep'
Charles Starrett / iLounge: NYT: Apple A4 chip offers modest gains, loses PA Semi staff
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
We're turning comments off for a bit — Hey guys, we know you like to have your fun, voice your opinions, and argue over your favorite gear, but over the past few days the tone in comments has really gotten out of hand. What is normally a charged — but fun — environment for our users …
Discussion: Guardian, Silicon Alley Insider and The Next Web
Dion / techno.blog:
Google isn't Evil. Flash isn't Dead; Thank god the Open Web doesn't have a single vendor — Steve Jobs didn't hold back when talking about Google and Adobe. That is great. Life is so much more fun when people speak their mind. I remember hearing a story when Sir Steve was asked why mac keyboards where the way they were.
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: Why Flash Isn't Going Anywhere, iPad Be Damned
Kevin Lynch / Adobe Featured Blogs:
Open Access to Content and Applications
Open Access to Content and Applications
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Defends Flash, Warns That HTML5 Will Throw …
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google Planning Store for Business Apps — Google is developing an online store where it will sell business software from its partners in an effort to ramp up sales of Google Apps, its own suite of business applications, according to a person familiar with the project.
Discussion: Computerworld, eWeek, The Register, The Microsoft Blog, Mashable!, InformationWeek, San Francisco Chronicle, Softpedia News, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, TG Daily, Rev2.org, Search Engine Journal, VentureBeat, Search Engine Land, CNET News, Between the Lines, Wall Street Journal, Neowin.net and silicontap.com
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google Enlisting Third-Party Programmers to Boost Google Apps
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Google mulls biz software store to punt Apps
Chris Murphy / InformationWeek: Will Microsoft Answer Google App Store Challenge?
Juan Carlos Perez / San Francisco Chronicle: Report: Google to open app store for business software
Emma Woollacott / TG Daily: Google to open enterprise app store in March
Craig Agranoff / Rev2.org: Google App Store in the Works
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google, Too, Will Launch an Online Apps Store
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Google prepping an app store for enterprises
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Google Apps May Get Its Own App Store
Tom Krazit / CNET News: Report: Google planning app store for businesses
Antonio Miceli / Neowin.net: Rumor: Google planning to launch application store for businesses
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson Aspen: first with Windows Mobile 6.5.3 — It's finally here: Windows Mobile 6.5.3, the iterative finger-friendly Windows Mobile release that should have been wrapped into 6.5.0. The latest mobile wares from Microsoft come wrapped inside the Sony Ericsson Aspen (aka, Faith); …
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Sony Ericsson Aspen Smartphone Offers Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Daniel Ionescu / PC World: Sony Ericsson Aspen Comes with WinMo 6.5.3
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: First Windows Mobile 6.5.3 device announced by Sony Ericsson
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones: Sony Ericsson announces Aspen Windows Mobile 6.5.3 device
Ed Hansberry / InformationWeek: Sony Ericsson's Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Device
Chris Velazco / MobileCrunch: Sony Ericsson's Aspen revealed, brings WinMo 6.5.3 with it
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Sony Ericsson Aspen packs Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Sony Ericsson announces the Aspen
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
New Facebook craze can violate terms of service — If you're one of Facebook's 350-million-plus members, you've probably noticed a handful of people on your friends list changing their profile photos to pictures of celebrities, cartoon characters, Muppets, and other notable figures recently.
Discussion: PC World, ABCNEWS, Mashable! and All Facebook
Jared Newman / PC World: Facebook's Doppelganger Week: Narcissism Exposed
Ki Mae Heussner / ABCNEWS: Celeb Doppelgangers: New Fad Sweeps Facebook
Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!: Does Facebook's Doppelganger Week Violate TOS?
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Celebrity Doppelgangers Go Viral On Facebook
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TheFunded Ranks The Most Loved VCs Of 2009 — Some VCs are getting an early Valentine's Day gift fromTheFunded, the site where CEOs rate venture capitalists and their firms. Below you will find the top-ranked individual VCs, as determined by their ratings in 2009.
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog: TheFunded's Version of the Midas List
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Demands Removal Of USB Sharing Feature In Stanza iPhone App — Like many people, I have the Stanza app installed on my iPhone. Made by Lexycle (acquired by Amazon last year), Stanza is a free app for iPhone and iPod Touch that serves as a gateway to a library of more than 100,000 ebooks for easy reading on the go.
Discussion: mocoNews, The iPhone Blog and Lexcycle
Robert Andrews / mocoNews: Amazon's Stanza Bows To Apple's E-book Sharing Request
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog: Apple has Stanza App Remove USB Sharing Feature
Improved Google Search in Labs — Hello again. I've been taking advantage of my 20% time to make some improvements in the Google Search lab I told you about last April. For starters, I've hooked up a bunch of Google's most popular search features, including:
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Search in Gmail Gets Smarter
Greg Hecht / Google Voice Blog:
Send SMS to multiple recipients — Until now, sending a text message to multiple recipients required copying and pasting the message for each recipient. — To make this a bit easier, we just launched the ability to send a single SMS message to multiple recipients.
Discussion: AppScout and SlashPhone
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout: Google Voice Adds Multiple Text Recipients
Budi Putra / SlashPhone: Send SMS to multiple recipients
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Grandma endures wrongful ISP piracy suspension — All Cathi “Cat” Paradiso knew for sure, as she learned that her Web access was being shut off, was that she was losing her struggle to stay calm. — To Paradiso, the customer-service representative from Qwest Communications on the phone …
Discussion: DSLreports and Techdirt
Hexacore Xeon-based Mac Pro Soon !? — It has been quite some time that we know specifications and availability date of the new Intel hexacore Xeon. We already have indicated that it should find its way in a future revision of Mac Pro to replace the current 32 nm engraved Quad Core Xeon.
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacRumors, Electronista, Ubergizmo, Softpedia News, TUAW, I4U News and 9 to 5 Mac
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Rumor: Mac Pro Intel 6-core i7 this month
Robert Evans / I4U News: Six-Core Xeon Mac Pro In March?
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Mac Pro upgrades loom as Intel chip roadmap shines
Jude Britto / Google News Blog:
Starring stories in Google News — A couple of months back, we launched the Custom Sections Directory feature in Google News to allow users to set up sections on topics of their interest, and to share them with other users. — Today, we are giving users even more options for following stories.
Ian Paul / Computerworld: Google News Reaches for the Stars
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google News Adds Stars
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch: Google News Enables Starring
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker: Google News Adds Stars for Topic Tracking
Brian Heater / AppScout: Google: Give the News a Gold Star
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Blue Pale Stars on Google News Confuses Users?
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Now Lets You Add Stars on News Easily
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily: Google News - What are those Stars?
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: My God, Google News Is Full Of Stars
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Star Google News Stories
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
CONFIRMED: Facebook Gets Faster, Debuts Homegrown PHP Compiler — The rumors have been flying over what's going on over at Facebook headquarters. The word has been that a PHP team was brought in and made to sign non-disclosure agreements before discussing a PHP project that has been in development for the past two years.
Discussion: Facebook Developers, Open Source and The Register
Haiping Zhao / Facebook Developers: HipHop for PHP: Move Fast
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: Facebook PHP shows value in open source equity
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Facebook plans PHP changes
iPhone-to-iPad development: How's the timing going to work out? — Either I'm missing something, the initial iPad apps are going to suck, or we haven't yet been told that iPad-native apps won't be available for some period of time after the iPad's launch. — We have strong incentives …
Discussion: Daring Fireball and Neven Mrgan's tumbl, Thanks:atul
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Marco Arment on When the iPad App Store Will Open
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Report Ranks Facebook As Greatest Corporate Security Risk — According to a new report published by Sophos today, Facebook now poses the greatest security risk to companies among the leading social networks. Of the 500 firms which were polled, 60 percent “felt that Facebook was the biggest danger”.
Lance Whitney / CNET News: Social-networking spam hit business hard in '09
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: More Than Half Of Mobile Pageviews Are To Social Networking Sites
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: Why Your Boss Hates Facebook
Byron Acohido / USA Today: Facebook viewed as riskiest social network by companies
Amar Toor / Switched: Facebook Poses Greatest Social Networking Threat to Corporate Security, Study Says
Chester Wisniewski / Chester Wisniewski's Blog: Smartphone Security - 50% of devices unprotected, 24% unsure
James McQuivey / paidContent:
In Amazon vs. Macmillan, Amazon Is The Winner — It was a surprising weekend for those of us who had naively imagined that after crossing the River iPad, we might actually get some Elysian rest. But, alas, the fates conspired against us and handed us the curious case of Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) vs. Macmillan.
Discussion: Tech Check with Jim Goldman, theBookseller.com, Business Week, GMSV, Lockergnome Blog Network, The Forrester Blog …, E-Commerce Times, TeleRead, Neowin.net and DailyTech, Thanks:atul
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman: Misreading Apple and Amazon
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week: Amazon's E-Book Price Reversal: A Mixed Blessing
James McQuivey, Ph.D. / The Forrester Blog …: In Amazon vs. Macmillan, Amazon comes off conqueror
Katherine Noyes / E-Commerce Times: Amazon Grudgingly Gives In to Macmillan's Pricing Demands
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Quick notes: Amazon/Macmillan, Google/AP, Joo Joo launch
Michael Brown / Neowin.net: Amazon temporarily pulls Macmillan e-books over pricing
Miguel Helft / Bits:
YouTube's Take From Movie Rentals: $10,709.16 — By the measures of the movie rental market, YouTube's first foray into the business of charging users to stream full length feature films was hardly a runaway success. — YouTube said last month that it would dip its toes …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, MediaMemo, Silicon Alley Insider and Mashable!
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: NBC Olympics, YouTube, Verizon FiOS
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider: YouTube's Indie Film Rentals Generate Less Than $11,000 In Sales (GOOG)
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: YouTube Makes $10,709.16 From Movie Rental Trial Run
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Aardvark Publishes A Research Paper Offering Unprecedented Insights Into Social Search — In 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin published a paper[PDF] titled Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Search Engine, in which they outlined the core technology behind Google and the theory behind PageRank.
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Zee / The Next Web:
Twitter forcing some users to change password. Reported threat of phishing attacks. — We're seeing tweets that various people are being forced to change their passwords on Twitter in response to possible phishing threats. — The message from twitter itself says:
Discussion: Andrew R H Girdwood, CNN, Digital Daily, TechCrunch, Help Net Security and Mashable!
Andrew Girdwood / Andrew R H Girdwood: What the deuce? Twitter changes my password
John D. Sutter / CNN: Reports: Phishing attack hits Twitter
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Twitter Under Attack?
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Twitter Under Phishing Attack?
David Barboza / New York Times:
Hacking for Fun and Profit in China's Underworld — CHANGSHA, China — With a few quick keystrokes, a computer hacker who goes by the code name Majia calls up a screen displaying his latest victims. — “Here's a list of the people who've been infected with my Trojan horse,” he says …
Discussion: Security Bytes
Robert Westervelt / Security Bytes: Chinese hacker says most are not skilled coders
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
The ‘nirvana phone’ turns your phone into a portable computer — As far as I'm concerned, no one has completely solved the problem of delivering all the on-the-go computing capabilities I need in a truly portable device. You may have experienced this yourself, if you've tried to use …
Discussion: Engadget, ReadWriteWeb and Phones Review
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb: The Nirvana Phone: Citrix and OK Labs Extend The Convenience of the Smart Phone
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google's two-front war with Apple and Facebook; who are the winners and the losers? — I've now heard from three separate Google employees that Google will release a news feed that will compete with Facebook and Twitter. I expect to see a demo at Google's IO conference in April.
Discussion: Skeptic Geek and The Praized Blog
Sebastien Provencher / The Praized Blog: Google to Embrace “Newsfeed” Revolution
Cian / GoMo News:
Motorola announces major mobile barcode investment through Scanbuy — Motorola Ventures is the investment branch of the mobile manufacturer - and today it has announced that it is leading an investment round into mobile barcodes. The receiving company is Scanbuy, which maintains the ever more popular Scanlife mobile barcode reader.
Discussion: TechCrunch and PR Newswire
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Mobile Barcode Company Scanbuy Raises Funding From Motorola Ventures, Others
Tama McWhinney / PR Newswire: Motorola Ventures Leads Investment Round in Scanbuy, Inc.