Archive of October 2010

October 28

Verizon iPhone

With all the rumors circling around the supposedly in-production CDMA iPhone, it’s nearly certain that the iPhone will make it onto Verizon, either this year or next. I’m already picturing Apple’s ads for it- “The iPhone on Verizon, finally.” I see one potential problem though- CDMA doesn’t support data and calling like GSM does, but maybe they’ll figure it out. Also, a reason why people complain about AT&T is the high monthly price for the iPhone plan, but what they don’t realize is that Verizon is probably going to be even more expensive, seeing as it’s expensive even for regular smartphones.

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October 27

Myspace Launches New Design

In a last-ditch attempt to gain back users from Facebook, Myspace has relaunched with a newer layout. The layout is an improvement over the godawful old one, but it’s the experience that’s going to make or break it. And an ad-filled, inconsistent experience isn’t a good one, despite what the corporates running it may think.

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PSP Phone

Funny how Sony ran ads making fun of thr iPhone and now they go and make something similar. Who’s laughing now, Sony?

Also, it appears to be based on Android, so expect to see Playstation games appearing on other Android phones, officially or not.

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October 25

Ray Ozzie's Corporatespeak

That’s Microsoft for you, right there. It’s apparently a memo on the state of Microsoft, but worded in such a way that makes it difficult to understand what he’s getting at. I guess Microsoft didn’t get the memo that transparency doesn’t only mean writing about your company, it also means the consumer has to understand what the hell you’re getting at. It still puzzles me why corporate suits choose to communicated in such a wordy, bullshit-laced way. Only place this kind of wording would be useful for is on an English final that you didn’t study for at all. In contrast to that crap, see Panic’s blog, which is clearly worded and engaging.

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Firesheep

Eric Butler just released this interesting little plugin for Firefox, it apparently can log you in as anybody who is using the same network, due to unencrypted cookies. You need the latest beta form of Firefox (which is 4, beta 6 as far as I know) for it to work. So go on and try it, knowing that you’re doing it for a good reason— to expose these security holes.

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