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: MobileCrunch, Techlicious Blog …, DSLreports and Pulse2
Suzanne Kantra / Techlicious Blog and New Articles: Torch: The Best BlackBerry Ever - But is it Enough?
Karl Bode / DSLreports: AT&T Nabs New Blackberry Torch Exclusive
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: BlackBerry Torch To Sell On AT&T For $199.99 On August 12
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: Macworld, Technologizer, Silicon Alley Insider, Cult of Mac, Digital Daily, Edible Apple and Electronista
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: BlackBerry Torch First Impressions: Fresh But Familiar, Indeed
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Early Reviews of Blackberry Torch and New OS: “Old, Clunky, Uninspired”
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: RIM Plays Catch-Up, but Can It Cut the Mustard?
Wilson Rothman / msnbc.com:
Underwhelming BlackBerry spells doom for RIM — Looks like the smart phone industry's 800-pound gorilla is losing weight — On Tuesday, Research In Motion needed a miracle. It needed a fresh-faced BlackBerry and an operating system that made people say “whoa.”
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ars Technica, Thanks:wjrothman
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo: BlackBerry Torch Impressions: The BlackBerry, Weirdly Evolved
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: Ars Technica, Technologizer, Macworld, Gadget Lab, Boy Genius Report, Computerworld, Engadget, IntoMobile, eWeek, PC World, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Electronista, BetaNews, blogs.ft.com, Fortune, internetnews.com, Lockergnome Blog Network, Tech Trader Daily, GottaBeMobile, Erictric, Inquirer, Black Web 2.0, Tech Eye and Bloomberg
Aurich Lawson / Ars Technica: Feature: A brief hands-on with the BlackBerry Torch
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: RIM and AT&T: The Love Affair Blossoms
Eliot Van Buskirk / Gadget Lab: Research In Motion Bites Back With BlackBerry Torch
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 site goes live a little early
Barbara Krasnoff / Computerworld: BlackBerry Torch 9800 could light your fire
Nilay Patel / Engadget: BlackBerry Torch first hands-on! (update: video)
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Enterprise Mobility: BlackBerry Torch 9800 Smartphone Bright Spots …
Tom Spring / PC World: BlackBerry 9800 ‘Torch’ Makes Early Accidental Debut
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog: RIM rolls out BlackBerry Torch with touch screen and slide-out keyboard
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: RIM debuts its first slider, BlackBerry 6 device: Torch 9800
Paul Taylor / blogs.ft.com: BlackBerry Torch keeps RIM in smartphone contention
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Blackberry Torch: The Palm Pre-berry?
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: RIM Adds Touch in Latest BlackBerry Release
Ron Schenone / Lockergnome Blog Network: Will The RIM Blackberry Torch Be Able To Singe The iPhone And Android?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: RIMM: Will Developers Support BlackBerry OS 6?
Eric Calouro / Erictric: RIM and AT&T Unveil The BlackBerry Torch Smartphone
Madeline Bennett / Inquirer: RIM launches the Blackberry Torch 9800
Dean Wilson / Tech Eye: RIM unveils BlackBerry Torch 9800 and BlackBerry 6
Google Mobile Blog:
Introducing the new Search History link on Google — Have you ever tried to remember how to get back to a website that you found from a recent search? Today in the US, we're launching a new search history feature which helps you quickly get back to sites you've been to and see items …
Discussion: CNET News, ReadWriteWeb, Search Engine Journal, Erictric and The Next Web
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Google mobile gets a Web search history tool
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Google Mobile Adds Search History, But So Much More is Possible
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Rolls Out New Search History Feature
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Google Introduces Search History for Mobile Devices
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: Laptops and Desktops Blog, Tech Trader Daily, Technologizer, ChannelWeb, Gizmodo, CrunchGear, Thoughts from the Sidelines, Engadget, Pocket-lint, Erictric, Digital Daily, IntoMobile, The Next Web, Silicon Alley Insider, Crave, Android Phone Fans, Electronista, GottaBeMobile and eHomeUpgrade
Sean Portnoy / Laptops and Desktops Blog: Motorola developing Android tablet for Verizon that includes TV …
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo: We've heard rumors of Motorola and Verizon partnering …
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: New Motorola Tablet To Be 10″, Verizon and FiOS Related
Jeff Baker / Thoughts from the Sidelines: More Motorola Android Tablet Rumors Emerge [Verizon Motorola …
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Motorola-Verizon tablet will have FiOS TV, ten-inch screen?
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: Motorola and Verizon TV tablet coming?
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Verizon Wireless Working in Partnership With Motorola on 10-Inch Tablet
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: A FiOS TV Tablet From Motorola?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Motorola and Verizon Teaming Up for a Tablet?
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Android Powered Motorola Tablet with Verizon Wireless / FiOS TV …
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 …
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Bing Maps Calculates Your Cab Tab
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Bing Maps gets taxi fare calculator
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: I'm Too Sexy For Bing Maps
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Bing Maps Gets Interface Enhancements
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web: New features in Bing Maps: OpenStreetMap, taxi fare calculator …
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog: Microsoft refreshes Bing Maps interface
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land: Bing Maps Launches New User Interface
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Microsoft teases something ‘flat’ and ‘touchy’ — Microsoft Hardware was a bit of a late-comer to Twitter, but it sure is making up for lost time — it's just posted a pair of intriguing tweets teasing as yet unannounced product. The first is simply the phrase “Don't be so touchy …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, TechFlash, Techland, Gizmodo, Neowin.net, The Tech Report, Erictric, Boy Genius Report, MSDN Blogs, Electronista and iClarified
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Microsoft hints at copying an Apple device...but which?
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: What Is Microsoft's Mysterious Black Nub?
Brenton Currie / Neowin.net: Microsoft teases mystery hardware
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Microsoft teases new, ‘touchy’ device
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Microsoft Hardware Teases of New Touchy and Flat Device on Twitter
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Microsoft Hardware Team tweets, teases of new hardware
Steve Clayton / MSDN Blogs: Microsoft hardware teasing us
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.
Erica Ogg / CNET News: iPhone jailbreak could double as security hole
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: JailbreakMe raises iPhone Security Concerns
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat: Apple security bug gives hackers access to your iPhone or iPad by viewing a PDF
Brenton Currie / Neowin.net: Jailbreak tool reveals possible security exploit in Apple's iOS
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog: Your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are all wide open to hackers
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]
Gizmodo Com / The Huffington Post: Apple Security Breach Could Give Complete Access To Your iPhone, iPad
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: The Jailbreakme bigger issue: iOS is now wide open for security exploitations
Klint Finley / ReadWriteWeb: How to Secure the iPhone and iPad for the Enterprise
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: PDF Security Exploit Allows ‘JailbreakMe’ …
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: CNET News, Fortune, WebProNews, The Register, Startup Meme, Lifehacker, Softpedia News, Computerworld, Neowin.net, Gizmodo Australia, ReadWriteWeb, Geek.com, Engadget, The Next Web, GeekSugar, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim and Download Squad, Thanks:arpitnext
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Google rolling out multi-account sign-in to users
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google multiple account sign in coming
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Google Users Can Sign Into Multiple Accounts
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Google enables (some) multiple account sign-ins
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: Google Officially Enables Multiple Account Signin For Gmail
Rick Broida / Computerworld: Sign Into Multiple Google Accounts Simultaneously
Owen Williams / Neowin.net: Google finally enables multiple account sign-in
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo Australia: Google Multiple Account Log-In Is A Go
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Begins Offering Multiple Account Sign-in
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Google starts rolling out multiple account sign-ins
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Google's multiple account sign-in is finally here!
Frank Reed / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Multiple Account Sign-In for Google Available (for some)
Lee Mathews / Download Squad: Google begins rolling out multiple account sign-in
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: Macworld, Yahoo! News, TechCrunch, Techie Buzz, NewTeeVee, Edible Apple, The Next Web, Cult of Mac, IntoMobile, TUAW, Technologizer, Erictric, Fast Company, App Advice, Stowe Boyd, WebProNews, FierceMobileContent, Computerworld, MacRumors, Silicon Alley Insider, Engadget, ReadWriteWeb, everythingiCafe, VatorNews, Electronista, O'Grady's PowerPage, Softpedia News, AppleInsider, Techland, Ubergizmo, TiPb, iClarified, MediaMemo, 9 to 5 Mac, bizjournals, Gizmodo, iLounge and Sachin's Posterous, more at Mediagazer »
Dan Moren / Macworld: Remains of the Day: Story time with Uncle Woz
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News: Apple's cloud-based music, video plans still up in the air
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: The Cloud Is Nice For Music, But Vital For Video
Tehseen Baweja / Techie Buzz: Lala May Offer Streaming Videos Instead Of Music
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Apple Pushes Forward With Streaming Video Plans
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Cloud-based iTunes? Not for a while, it seems.
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac: Cloud iTunes Launch To Be “Limited In Scope”
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple iTunes in cloud could be delayed
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Cloud-based iTunes will be “modest in scope”
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Lala's Lost, But is it Missed?
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Cloud-Based iTunes Delayed, Will Not Offer Significant Features
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Rdio Enters U.S. Cloud Music Game, As Apple Re-Aims Lala at iPad, New Apple TV
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: iTunes In The Cloud To Take Some Time, First Focus On Video
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Murdoch Voices Excitement with Tablets
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Apple's iTunes cloud music service in limbo
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: Apple v. Google: Why iPhone can beat Android
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Apple's Lala music team working on video streaming service for 2010 launch?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Lala To Go Video Streaming?
Matt Bowman / VatorNews: Why did Apple vaporize Lala?
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Rumored Apple streaming service encountering delays, limited version …
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: iTunes cloud-based music taking a back seat to streaming video?
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?
Sachin Agarwal / Sachin's Posterous: Apple is run like a huge startup. The key to great products is small teams
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Cloud-based iTunes could be about the video, not the music
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, CNET News, Fast Company, WebProNews, Indecision Forever, Techdirt, techPresident, The Register, Boing Boing, Mashable!, Softpedia News, Gawker and WebNewser
Steven Musil / CNET News: FBI wants Wikipedia to remove its seal
Austin Carr / Fast Company: FBI Flashes Badge at Wikipedia, Ignores the Internet
Chris Crum / WebProNews: FBI Picks a Fight with Wikipedia
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: FBI Claims Wikipedia Can't Display Its Logo
Nancy Scola / techPresident: The FBI's Battle Against High-Res
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Wiki crew launch attack on FBI official seal bluster
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: FBI claims no-one may publish its seal
Samuel Axon / Mashable!: Wikipedia Gets Catty in Legal Dispute Over F.B.I. 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
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Skyhook Will Take the Location Battle to Court — Skyhook Wireless took a beating recently as news surfaced that one of its flagship customers is now using its own location data rather than the database provided by the Boston-based startup. Skyhook, which maintains a collection …
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Why It May Be Time to Buy Skyhook
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Once The Most Powerful Person In Search, Srinija Srinivasan Leaves Yahoo — Back in the mid-to-late 1990s, the most powerful person in search was arguably Yahoo's Srinija Srinivasan. If Yahoo's was the “gateway” to the web in the way some think Google is today, Srinivasan was the chief gatekeeper.
Discussion: ResourceShelf and Yodel Anecdotal, Thanks:atul
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Earth Used To Fine People With Pools, Again — “Under the table” pools may be the catalyst of the next technology revolution in government. During last February's economic collapse in Greece, the normally technophobic Greek government used Google Maps and Google Earth to find people …
Discussion: Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gadgetell, CNET News, New York Magazine, Fortune and Spiegel Online
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News: Town uses Google Earth to find unpermitted pools
Nitasha Tiku / New York Magazine: Hide Your Pool From Google's Eye in the Sky
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Greek government uses Google Maps to find tax cheats
Daniel Steinvorth / Spiegel Online: Greek Government Hauls in Billions in Back Taxes
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).
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: dantynan's blog, 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
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.
Discussion: Stowe Boyd
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
FOIA Denial All But Confirms FTC Probe of Apple's Anti-Adobe Rules — The Federal Trade Commission has nearly 200 pages of records related to a purported complaint by Adobe against Apple for banning iPhone developers from using its authoring tools to make iPhone apps.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Is Verizon lying about the Droid's capabilities? — Yesterday, Verizon made it clear that while the original Droid would be getting Android 2.2, it would not be getting one of Android 2.2′s most coveted features: WiFi HotSpot. In other words, you wouldn't be able to flip a switch …
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Electronista
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: Computerworld, The Register, eWeek, Ars Technica and Channel 9, Thanks:atul
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Visual Studio suits up for business apps
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Microsoft Turns On the LightSwitch for Non-Programmers
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft turns on Visual Studio LightSwitch
Dan Fernandez / Channel 9: Jay Schmelzer: Introducing Visual Studio LightSwitch
Mike Schackwitz / The Windows Blog:
The new Hotmail is now available to everyone! — Here at Hotmail, we've had quite a busy week! All of our customers are now upgraded. The majority of you got the new Hotmail just this past week, as we completed the rollout to over 350 million people in more than 220 countries around the world.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: The New Hotmail Looks Great - And It's 3X as Popular as Twitter
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
How Apple's App Store Censoring Process Works — Minutes after telling you about Funny Shoppers—an iPhone application that showcases the trashiest of Walmart's clientele—Apple deleted it from their store. It wasn't a surprise. What happened before and after shows how arbitrary their app censoring process is.
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Google fixes flaw in Audio CAPTCHA — IDG News Service - Google has fixed a flaw in its Audio CAPTCHA software that could have given scammers a way to automatically set up phony accounts with the company's services. — The flaw was described in a post to the Full Disclosure mailing list Monday.
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Scholars Build Blog-to-eBook Tool in One Week — Twelve digital humanities scholars walk into a barn-raising... It's not the opening line of a witty joke you try to deliver at your next tenure-track job interview. — This past week, a dozen scholars participated in the One Week One Tool workshop …
Discussion: The Next Web, Wired Campus and The Atlantic Online
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: Anthologize Turns Your Blog Into A Book
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online: Academics Build Blog-to-eBook Publishing Tool in One Week