Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com:
BlackBerry Torch for AT&T: available August 12 for $199.99 … It may have been outed early a couple of times this morning, but now the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is officially official, complete with pricing and availability. The Torch will be available on AT&T beginning August 12th for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
Discussion: DSLreports, AT&T and Pulse2
Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Torch 9800 hands on — We wrapped up the RIM and AT&T event with some hands on time with the just-announced though hardly-a-secret BlackBerry Torch 9800. Here are some first impressions: — The hardware (casing, build quality, feel) is typical RIM — it's great.
Discussion: Digital Daily, Silicon Alley Insider, Cult of Mac, Edible Apple, Daring Fireball and Electronista
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: RIM Plays Catch-Up, but Can It Cut the Mustard?
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Early Reviews of Blackberry Torch and New OS: “Old, Clunky, Uninspired”
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Boy Genius on the BlackBerry Torch 9800
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
RIM attempts to create Apple-like buzz with BlackBerry Torch event — In an uncharacteristic move, Research in Motion held a media event Tuesday in New York City to generate buzz for its new BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone, an AT&T handset with a multi-touch screen and slide-out keyboard.
Discussion: blogs.ft.com, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Technologizer, Inquirer, eWeek, Fortune, Tech Trader Daily, Engadget, BetaNews, Tech Eye, Ars Technica, PC World, IntoMobile, Boy Genius Report, TechCrunch, TechSpot, Electronista, Black Web 2.0, Gadget Lab, Bloomberg, GottaBeMobile, Erictric and Phones Review
Paul Taylor / blogs.ft.com: BlackBerry Torch keeps RIM in smartphone contention
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog: RIM rolls out BlackBerry Torch with touch screen and slide-out keyboard
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: BlackBerry Torch First Impressions: Fresh But Familiar, Indeed
Madeline Bennett / Inquirer: RIM launches the Blackberry Torch 9800
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Enterprise Mobility: BlackBerry Torch 9800 Smartphone Bright Spots …
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Blackberry Torch: The Palm Pre-berry?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: RIMM: Will Developers Support BlackBerry OS 6?
Nilay Patel / Engadget: BlackBerry Torch first hands-on! (update: video)
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: RIM debuts its first slider, BlackBerry 6 device: Torch 9800
Dean Wilson / Tech Eye: RIM unveils BlackBerry Torch 9800 and BlackBerry 6
Tom Spring / PC World: BlackBerry 9800 ‘Torch’ Makes Early Accidental Debut
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 site goes live a little early
Jose Vilches / TechSpot: RIM launches BlackBerry 6 platform, BlackBerry Torch 9800
Eliot Van Buskirk / Gadget Lab: Research In Motion Bites Back With BlackBerry Torch
Eric Calouro / Erictric: RIM and AT&T Unveil The BlackBerry Torch Smartphone
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple's plan for Lala cloudier than ever — SAN FRANCISCO—A speedy launch of an iTunes cloud-music service hasn't materialized the way many at the large record companies expected. — The thinking among some music insiders was that once Apple acquired the proper music licenses …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Technologizer, Engadget, NewTeeVee, TUAW, Erictric, App Advice, AppleInsider, Cult of Mac, Computerworld, ReadWriteWeb, O'Grady's PowerPage, 9 to 5 Mac, Techland, The Next Web, TiPb, Edible Apple, Electronista, Softpedia News, MacRumors, VatorNews, FierceMobileContent, everythingiCafe, Silicon Alley Insider, Gizmodo, MediaMemo, Ubergizmo, iLounge, bizjournals and iClarified, more at Mediagazer »
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Cloud-based iTunes could be about the video, not the music
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Lala's Lost, But is it Missed?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Apple's Lala music team working on video streaming service for 2010 launch?
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Apple Pushes Forward With Streaming Video Plans
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Cloud-based iTunes will be “modest in scope”
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Cloud-Based iTunes Delayed, Will Not Offer Significant Features
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: iTunes In The Cloud To Take Some Time, First Focus On Video
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: Cloud iTunes Launch To Be “Limited In Scope”
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: Apple v. Google: Why iPhone can beat Android
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Rumored Apple streaming service encountering delays, limited version …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Cloud-based iTunes? Not for a while, it seems.
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: iTunes cloud-based music taking a back seat to streaming video?
Matt Bowman / VatorNews: Why did Apple vaporize Lala?
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Apple's iTunes cloud music service in limbo
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Lala To Go Video Streaming?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: ITunes in the Cloud Is Still MIA, May Stay That Way
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Apple refocusing Lala tech on cloud-based video?
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Multiple Sign-in, Now Available — Google is rolling out a feature I mentioned in a previous post: signing in to multiple Google accounts simultaneously from the same browser. When you go to the Google accounts page, you might see a new option: “multiple sign-in”.
Discussion: Computerworld, Startup Meme, Engadget, Geek.com, Gizmodo, ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, Lifehacker, Softpedia News, GeekSugar, Download Squad and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Thanks:arpitnext
Rick Broida / Computerworld: Sign Into Multiple Google Accounts Simultaneously
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: Google Officially Enables Multiple Account Signin For Gmail
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Google starts rolling out multiple account sign-ins
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Google Multiple Account Log-In Is a Go
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Begins Offering Multiple Account Sign-in
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Google's multiple account sign-in is finally here!
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Google begins rolling out multiple account sign-in
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Multiple Account Sign-In for Google Available (for some)
John Schwartz / New York Times:
F.B.I., Challenging Use of Seal, Gets Back a Primer on the Law — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken on everyone from Al Capone to John Dillinger to the Unabomber. Its latest adversary: Wikipedia. — The bureau wrote a letter in July to the Wikimedia Foundation …
Discussion: BBC, Techdirt, Indecision Forever, The Register, Mashable!, techPresident, Softpedia News, Boing Boing, Gawker and WebNewser
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: FBI Claims Wikipedia Can't Display Its Logo
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Wiki crew launch attack on FBI official seal bluster
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: Wikipedia Gets Catty in Legal Dispute Over F.B.I. Seal
Nancy Scola / techPresident: The FBI's Battle Against High-Res
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: FBI claims no-one may publish its seal
Jim Newell / Gawker: FBI Demands Its Logo Be Removed From Wikipedia
David Cohen / WebNewser: Sealed with a Dis? FBI, Wikipedia Spar Over Use of Seal
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple Security Breach Gives Complete Access to Your iPhone — Right now, if you visit a web page and load a simple PDF file, you may give total control of your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to a hacker. The security bug affects all iOS 4 devices and the iPad. — The vulnerability is easily exploitable.
Discussion: CNET News, Between the Lines Blog, ReadWriteEnterprise, VentureBeat, Hardware 2.0 Blog, I4U News, MacStories, Cult of Mac and iPhone Download Blog, Thanks:j0hnstr337
Erica Ogg / CNET News: iPhone jailbreak could double as security hole
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple security bug gives hackers access to your iPhone or iPad by viewing a PDF
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are all wide open to hackers
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: JailbreakMe raises iPhone Security Concerns
Federico Viticci / MacStories: How To Prevent iOS From Automatically Loading PDFs [Vulnerability]
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Fix iPhone 4′s Jailbreak Security Hole [How To]
Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
Skype founders launch mobile subscription music service — Skype, Kazaa, and Joost creators Janus Friis with Niklas Zennström launched Rdio on Tuesday, aiming to offer an inexpensive way to provide unlimited streaming music from mobile phones. In addition, the service would allow users …
Discussion: paidContent, SiliconANGLE and USA Today
Robert Andrews / paidContent: In Unlimited-Music Race, Rdio Beats Spotify To U.S. Launch
Jefferson Graham / USA Today: Music subscription service Rdio launches
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Spotify Who? Rdio Launches In The US And Canada, Lands More Indie Music Deals
Spotify Who? Rdio Launches In The US And Canada, Lands More Indie Music Deals
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog, Ars Technica, Macworld, Fast Company, Future Tense, Digital Trends, IntoMobile, Pulse2, Technologizer, Mashable!, GigaOM, VentureBeat, Lifehacker, Softpedia News and Rdio Blog
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog: A new kind of online Rdio
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Rdio now open to all, streams music to any device
Ramu Nagappan / Macworld: Rdio music service throws opens its doors
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Rdio Enters U.S. Cloud Music Game, As Apple Re-Aims Lala at iPad, New Apple TV
John Moe / Future Tense: RDIO BECOMES OPEN TO ALL
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Rdio Music Service: Mobile, Social, and Impressive-and Now Open to Everybody
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Rdio's Unlimited Music-Streaming Service Opens to the Public
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM: Rdio Now Broadcasting to Everyone: Here's How it Stacks Up
Jessica Chung / VentureBeat: Music service Rdio opens to public with $4.99 subscpriptions
Chris Pendleton / Bing Maps Blog:
Bing's Bringing Sexy Maps — Over the last few weeks a few of you lucky ducks got to experience a new map type we were flighting. Around 10% of users were seeing our new maps in all its aesthetic glory. Today, we're releasing it to everyone. The new map type has two experiences …
Discussion: Screenwerk, LiveSide.net, The Microsoft Blog, Search Engine Land, Ars Technica, The Next Web, istartedsomething and ResourceShelf
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: I'm Too Sexy For Bing Maps
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Microsoft refreshes Bing Maps interface
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Bing Maps Launches New User Interface
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Bing Maps gets taxi fare calculator
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: New features in Bing Maps: OpenStreetMap, taxi fare calculator …
Antonio Garcia-Martinez / AdGrok:
New York will always be a tech backwater, I don't care what Chris Dixon or Ron Conway or Paul Graham say — Last Tuesday, legendary tech investor Ron Conway addressed the glop-eating masses at Y Combinator during our usual Tuesday illustrious-speaker dinner.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
With iPad, Apple is No. 3 in portables — If you count tablets as notebook PCs, Apple just passed Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba and Dell — Click to enlarge. Source: Deutsche Bank — Apple is usually considered an also-ran in the global PC market. — But the chart at right …
Discussion: Appolicious Advisor, Computerworld, GottaBeMobile, TiPb, iThinkDifferent, VentureBeat, Softpedia News, dailywireless.org, CNET News, The Tech Report, AppleInsider, TheAppleBlog, Digital Daily, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors, TUAW, Boy Genius Report, everythingiCafe, Daring Fireball and MacDailyNews
Eric Benderoff / Appolicious Advisor: Apple: We're No. 3, We're No. 3! — Thanks to the iPad, Apple …
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: The Numbers Game — Numbers, we got numbers! Headlines blare!
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Counting iPad, Apple is 3rd largest portable computer maker
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple now the No. 3 notebook PC company — if you include the iPad
Sam Churchill / dailywireless.org: Smartphones: 25%, Android Growing Fast
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: iPad pushes Apple into top mobile ranks
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Apple is the third-biggest notebook vendor... if you count the iPad
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: iPad launches Apple to 3rd place in mobile PC market share
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Apple No. 3 in Mobile Market (If iPads Are Included)
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac: Deutsche Bank says Apple is king of the PC industry
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: iPad Drives Apple to Third Place Among Global Portable Computer Manufacturers
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: If You Count The iPad, Apple 3rd In Laptop Market
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: What Happens to Market Share Numbers If You Count the iPad as a Portable Computer?
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
WikiLeaks must be stopped — Let's be clear: WikiLeaks is not a news organization; it is a criminal enterprise. Its reason for existence is to obtain classified national security information and disseminate it as widely as possible — including to the United States' enemies.
Discussion: Softpedia News, CNET News, ZDNet Australia, ZDNet, Newsweek, CBS News and Slashdot, more at Mediagazer »
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: Politician: Execution OK for Wikileaks source
Declan McCullagh / ZDNet Australia: Growing calls for Wikileaks to be shut down
David Gewirtz / ZDNet: Should America tolerate Wikileaks or destroy it like any other …
Lara Logan / CBS News: Wikileaks Documents Tell the Wrong Story
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Wikileaks draws criticism, censorship threats
Wikileaks draws criticism, censorship threats
Discussion: Geek.com, ArabCrunch English and p2pnet
Andy Carvell / Geek.com: Wikileaks posts 1.4GB mystery file
Gaith Saqer / ArabCrunch English: US Congressman Calls For the Execution of WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning
David K / Mobility Digest:
Microsoft Continues To Screw Up HTML Email In WP7 — Raise your hand if you've used Windows Mobile and thought that it's ridiculous that every time you get an html email with embedded images that you need to press somewhere to get the content. And of course if you're offline that means no soup for you.
Discussion: IntoMobile, Gadgetell, WMExperts, Mobility Site and WMPoweruser.com
Kelly Hodgkins / IntoMobile: Microsoft cripples images within Windows Phone 7 HTML email
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How Big is Amazon's Cloud Computing Business? Find Out — It goes without saying that with its array of web services, Amazon has transformed the computing landscape and nurtured what is generically known as the cloud computing industry. By turning expensive storage and computing hardware …
Discussion: VentureBeat, ChannelWeb and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check, Thanks:aktiwary
Peter / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: How Big is Amazon's Cloud Computing Business? Find Out [GigaOm]
Web attack knows where you live — The attack exploits the way routers handle requests for ID information — One visit to a booby-trapped website could direct attackers to a person's home, a security expert has shown. — The attack, thought up by hacker Samy Kamkar …
Discussion: p2pnet, gHacks Technology News, The Next Web and All Points Blog
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: Hacker can trick Google into giving out your location
Adena Schutzberg / All Points Blog: Using Google Location Databases for Evil
The end of Wintel — As Microsoft and Intel move apart, computing becomes multipolar — THEY were the Macbeths of information technology (IT): a wicked couple who seized power and abused it in bloody and avaricious ways. Or so critics of Microsoft and Intel used to say …
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Daring Fireball
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Chart of Day: Apple Compared To Other IT Giants
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: The Economist on the State of the Wintel Alliance
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Check-In On Foursquare Without Taking Your Phone Out Of Your Pocket — Heavy Foursquare users, you have a new app to get immediately. Future Checkin is an app that allows you to check-in to your favorite Foursquare venues automatically when you're near them.
Discussion: App Advice, Telegraph, NewsGrange, TUAW and Silicon Alley Insider
Scott Grizzle / App Advice: Check-Ins Without The Check-In
Emma Barnett / Telegraph: New app automates Foursquare ‘check-ins’
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: What's the Point of Checking In?
Steven Sande / TUAW: Found footage: Automate Foursquare with Future Checkins
UAE crackdown on BlackBerry services to extend to foreign visitors — DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — The United Arab Emirates' crackdown on BlackBerry services will extend to foreign visitors, putting the government's concerns over the smartphones in direct conflict with the country's ambitions to be a business and tourism haven.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Reuters, Obsessable, Erictric, Reuters, Computerworld, DailyTech, IntoMobile, Thoughts from the Sidelines and Guardian
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: UAE Blackberry Ban Includes Visitors and Tourists
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: UAE banning BlackBerry data, even for visitors
Eric Calouro / Erictric: BlackBerry Data Ban To Be Enforced On United Arab Emirates Tourists/Visitors
Mark Kurlyandchik / DailyTech: UAE Bans Blackberry Services, RIM Blows Raspberry In Response
Simon Sage / IntoMobile: RIM Responds to UAE BlackBerry Service Ban
Kevin Schram / Thoughts from the Sidelines: RIM Responds To Dubai BlackBerry Ban [RIM Doesn't Cite Specifics …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
For E-Data, Tug Grows Over Privacy vs. Security
For E-Data, Tug Grows Over Privacy vs. Security
Discussion: Post Tech, Bits, Wall Street Journal, FierceWireless, Engadget, pluGGd.in and BloggingStocks
Jenna Wortham / Bits: Research In Motion Brings the Torch to AT&T
Phred Dvorak / Wall Street Journal: RIM Tells BlackBerry Users Their Data Are Secure
Motorola and Verizon team up for TV tablet — Motorola is developing a digital tablet device that will allow users to watch television on it, as the US mobile phone group attempts to chip away at a market established by Apple's popular iPad. — The device, which will have a 10-inch screen …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Status.net Gets $1.4M to Take Open-Source Twitter Into the Enterprise — Status.net, which distributes open-source microblogging software similar to Twitter, has closed a round of financing that the company plans to use to take its services into the enterprise market.
Discussion: alarm:clock, StatusNet, TechCrunch, ReadWriteEnterprise and OStatic blogs
Evan Prodromou / StatusNet: StatusNet Raises New Round of Investment Led by FirstMark Capital
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch: Open Source Microblogging Startup StatusNet Lands More Funding
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Here's how much data 3G FaceTime uses — Many people are curious to know how much data FaceTime over 3G actually uses. We put two iPhone 4s to the test, one running FaceTime over 3G, and took before and after screenshots of the data. As you will see, if you do the math …
Discussion: Cult of Mac, Pulse2, PC World, Gadget Lab, Digital Society, Pocket-lint, GottaBeMobile, Fast Company, I4U News, Gizmodo, Engadget, Know Your Cell, DontHateTheGeek, Phones Review, everythingiCafe, App Advice, Startup Meme, TiPb, iThinkDifferent, iPhone Download Blog, MacRumors, iLounge and MacStories
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: FaceTime On 3G Only Uses 3MB Per Minute
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: FaceTime On 3G Consumes About 3MB Per Minute
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: FaceTime Over 3G on Jailbroken iPhone 4
George Ou / Digital Society: iPhone FaceTime bandwidth gets measured
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: iPhone 4 3G Face Time: How much data is used?
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company: Reason to Jailbreak Your iPhone: Use FaceTime Video Chat, Anywhere You Want
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: FaceTime over 3G possible with JailBreakMe
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: How to Get iPhone 4 FaceTime Working Over 3G
Sean Fallon / Know Your Cell: My3G allows iPhone 4 FaceTime calls over 3G
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: The Data Usage Of 3G FaceTime
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: How Much Data Does FaceTime Burn Over 3G
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: FaceTime No More WiFi Only - Comes To 3G Via My3G For iPhones
Jeremy Sikora / TiPb: iPhone 4 jailbreak enables FaceTime over 3G
Sebastien / iPhone Download Blog: My3G Allows FaceTime on 3G
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: FaceTime Over 3G Comes to Jailbroken iPhone 4s
Charles Starrett / iLounge: iPhone 4 jailbreak hack enables FaceTime over 3G
Federico Viticci / MacStories: FaceTime Over 3G Is Now Possible
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
‘Start-up King’ Mike Cassidy strikes Silicon Valley gold — SAN FRANCISCO — Entrepreneurs rarely succeed in Silicon Valley— much less repeat success. — Twice was the charm for Steve Jobs (Apple and Pixar) and Marc Andreessen (Netscape and Loudcloud). Jim Clark achieved a trifecta (Silicon Graphics, Netscape, Healtheon).
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's LightSwitch: Building business apps for Web, PCs and cloud — Microsoft's “KittyHawk” — a rapid-application-development tool targeted at fledgling coders who are interested in building business applications — now has an official name: Visual Studio LightSwitch.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Computerworld, MSDN Blogs, The Register and eWeek, Thanks:atul
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft turns on Visual Studio LightSwitch
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Visual Studio suits up for business apps
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Microsoft Turns On the LightSwitch for Non-Programmers