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, MobileCrunch, Techlicious Blog … and Pulse2
Karl Bode / DSLreports: AT&T Nabs New Blackberry Torch Exclusive
Suzanne Kantra / Techlicious Blog and New Articles: Torch: The Best BlackBerry Ever - But is it Enough?
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: Technologizer, Digital Daily, Silicon Alley Insider, Cult of Mac, Edible Apple and Electronista
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: BlackBerry Torch First Impressions: Fresh But Familiar, Indeed
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”
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: Ars Technica and Gizmodo, 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, eWeek, Engadget, Computerworld, Macworld, blogs.ft.com, Gadget Lab, IntoMobile, Boy Genius Report, internetnews.com, Inquirer, PC World, BetaNews, Fortune, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Electronista, Lockergnome Blog Network, Tech Trader Daily, Appolicious Advisor, GottaBeMobile, Erictric, Black Web 2.0, Tech Eye and Bloomberg
Aurich Lawson / Ars Technica: Feature: A brief hands-on with the BlackBerry Torch
Jared Newman / Technologizer: Gaming is Blackberry Torch's Missing Piece
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek: Enterprise Mobility: BlackBerry Torch 9800 Smartphone Bright Spots …
Nilay Patel / Engadget: BlackBerry Torch first hands-on! (update: video)
Barbara Krasnoff / Computerworld: First look: RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9800 could light your fire
Paul Taylor / blogs.ft.com: BlackBerry Torch keeps RIM in smartphone contention
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
Quin Street Corporation / internetnews.com: RIM Adds Touch in Latest BlackBerry Release
Madeline Bennett / Inquirer: RIM launches the Blackberry Torch 9800
Tom Spring / PC World: BlackBerry 9800 ‘Torch’ Makes Early Accidental Debut
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: RIM debuts its first slider, BlackBerry 6 device: Torch 9800
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Blackberry Torch: The Palm Pre-berry?
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog: RIM rolls out BlackBerry Torch with touch screen and slide-out keyboard
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
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: ReadWriteWeb and The Next Web
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Google Mobile Adds Search History, But So Much More is Possible
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 …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: A FiOS TV Tablet From Motorola?
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 …
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Verizon Wireless Working in Partnership With Motorola on 10-Inch Tablet
Sean Hollister / Engadget: Motorola-Verizon tablet will have FiOS TV, ten-inch screen?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Motorola and Verizon Teaming Up for a Tablet?
Alexander Grundner / eHomeUpgrade: Android Powered Motorola Tablet with Verizon Wireless / FiOS TV …
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, IntoMobile, Edible Apple, Fast Company, NewTeeVee, Engadget, WebProNews, The Next Web, App Advice, Cult of Mac, TUAW, Technologizer, Erictric, FierceMobileContent, Stowe Boyd, Computerworld, MacRumors, Silicon Alley Insider, ReadWriteWeb, everythingiCafe, VatorNews, Electronista, O'Grady's PowerPage, Softpedia News, AppleInsider, Techland, TiPb, Ubergizmo, 9 to 5 Mac, MediaMemo, Gizmodo, bizjournals, iClarified, 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
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Apple iTunes in cloud could be delayed
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Rdio Enters U.S. Cloud Music Game, As Apple Re-Aims Lala at iPad, New Apple TV
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Apple Pushes Forward With Streaming Video Plans
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Apple's Lala music team working on video streaming service for 2010 launch?
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Murdoch Voices Excitement with Tablets
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Cloud-based iTunes? Not for a while, it seems.
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”
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
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Apple's iTunes cloud music service in limbo
Jonny Evans / Computerworld: Apple v. Google: Why iPhone can beat Android
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
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, AppScout, LiveSide.net, WebProNews, Ars Technica, The Next Web, The Microsoft Blog, istartedsomething, Search Engine Land and ResourceShelf
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: I'm Too Sexy For Bing Maps
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Bing Maps Gets Interface Enhancements
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Bing Maps gets taxi fare calculator
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
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: Fortune, CNET News, The Register, WebProNews, Neowin.net, Computerworld, Lifehacker, Geek.com, Startup Meme, ReadWriteWeb, Gizmodo Australia, Softpedia News, The Next Web, Engadget, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, GeekSugar and Download Squad, Thanks:arpitnext
Seth Weintraub / Fortune: Google multiple account sign in coming
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Google rolling out multi-account sign-in to users
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Google enables (some) multiple account sign-ins
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Google Users Can Sign Into Multiple Accounts
Owen Williams / Neowin.net: Google finally enables multiple account sign-in
Rick Broida / Computerworld: Sign Into Multiple Google Accounts Simultaneously
Snappingleather / Lifehacker: Create a Better Emergency Contact Number with Google Voice
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com: Google starts rolling out multiple account sign-ins
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: Google Officially Enables Multiple Account Signin For Gmail
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb: Google Begins Offering Multiple Account Sign-in
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo Australia: Google Multiple Account Log-In Is A Go
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
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
Brenton Currie / Neowin.net: Jailbreak tool reveals possible security exploit in Apple's iOS
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: JailbreakMe raises iPhone Security Concerns
Federico Viticci / MacStories: How To Prevent iOS From Automatically Loading PDFs [Vulnerability]
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
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 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, Fast Company, WebProNews, Indecision Forever, Techdirt, techPresident, The Register, Boing Boing, Softpedia News, Mashable!, WebNewser and Gawker
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
David Cohen / WebNewser: Sealed with a Dis? FBI, Wikipedia Spar Over Use of Seal
Jim Newell / Gawker: FBI Demands Its Logo Be Removed From Wikipedia
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, The Tech Report, Erictric, Techland, Gizmodo, Boy Genius Report, Electronista and iClarified
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: Microsoft hints at copying an Apple device...but which?
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Microsoft teases new, ‘touchy’ device
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Microsoft Hardware Teases of New Touchy and Flat Device on Twitter
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: What Is Microsoft's Mysterious Black Nub?
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report: Microsoft Hardware Team tweets, teases of new hardware
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
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
Steve Cheney / TechCrunch:
Why Checking Into Foursquare With Your Phone in Your Pocket Won't Always Work — Updating your location in the background on mobile apps is gaining momentum as a use-case, most recently with an app allowing you to Check-In On Foursquare Without Taking Your Phone Out Of Your Pocket.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Techcrunch Com / The Huffington Post: Check In On Foursquare Without Taking Out Your Phone
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Check-In On Foursquare Without Taking Your Phone Out Of Your Pocket
Check-In On Foursquare Without Taking Your Phone Out Of Your Pocket
Discussion: TUAW, Telegraph, App Advice, NewsGrange and Silicon Alley Insider
Steven Sande / TUAW: Found footage: Automate Foursquare with Future Checkins
Emma Barnett / Telegraph: New app automates Foursquare ‘check-ins’
Scott Grizzle / App Advice: Check-Ins Without The Check-In
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange: What's the Point of Checking In?
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
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, Tech Sanity Check, GottaBeMobile, TiPb, iThinkDifferent, Computerworld, VentureBeat, Softpedia News, dailywireless.org, CNET News, The Tech Report, AppleInsider, TheAppleBlog, Macworld, MacRumors, Digital Daily, 9 to 5 Mac, TUAW, Boy Genius Report, Daring Fireball, everythingiCafe 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
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: iPad Drives Apple to Third Place Among Global Portable Computer Manufacturers
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
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: What Happens to Market Share Numbers If You Count the iPad as a Portable Computer?
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: If You Count The iPad, Apple 3rd In Laptop Market
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.
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
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 broadstuff
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac: Chart of Day: Apple Compared To Other IT Giants
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: Back to the (Walled Wide) Web Future
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.
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, Channel 9, Computerworld, The Register and eWeek, Thanks:atul
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica: Microsoft turns on Visual Studio LightSwitch
Dan Fernandez / Channel 9: Jay Schmelzer: Introducing 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
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
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