Apple iPhone GPRS/EDGE only

, posted: 10-Jan-2007 09:05

The rumours were true: Apple's US$499 (4GB) and US$599 iPhone introduced at MacWorld 2007 is a GSM device. It has GPRS and EDGE data connectivity only though, which in 2007 is surprising. Why didn't Apple launch the phone with UMTS at l (read the entire post)...

MyBlogLog sold to Yahoo

, posted: 9-Jan-2007 18:44

Om Malik has the scoop on MyBlogLog being bought by Yahoo for ... $12 million? Or more? Om doesn't say.

You've probably seen the MyBlogLog panel on the Techsploder sidebar already, and I have to say the "blog-based social network (read the entire post)...

Microwaved Furby and Heart Attack plus Flame Me Elmo

, posted: 9-Jan-2007 14:15

Time for some disturbing Internet meme-clips then. All in the worst possible taste, don't watch if you don't like that, and of course, don't try any of the below at home of course.
First, Furby meets Microwave:

Second, Tickle Me E (read the entire post)...

Far North carparks 'supermarkets for thieves'

, posted: 7-Jan-2007 13:45

One thing that puts me at least off traipsing around the North Island is all the car break-ins and pillaging that seem to be the norm. Two years ago, family members travelling in the Bay of Islands in a campervan were attacked by a gang of youths at (read the entire post)...

Pentagon reads kiwi blogs

, posted: 6-Jan-2007 12:15

This one's from the "just because you're paranoid..." department, I reckon. I read the No Right Turn blog every now and then and for no good reason clicked on its Sitemeter chicklet. On the details page, I saw this entry:

Fascinati (read the entire post)...

Dear me... another bizarre promo from Microsoft

, posted: 4-Jan-2007 16:17

What do you do if you're Microsoft, and has released a product that's really quite good but perhaps not as stunningly great as to persuade customers with older versions to upgrade to it?

I'm not talking about Vista versus XP, but Office 20 (read the entire post)...

TradeMe down

, posted: 4-Jan-2007 09:55

Hmm... just as I was about to bid on an office chair. Typical.

Wonder what having it back as per above means :)

Update Waiting to hear back from TradeMe as to what happened, but Richard Wood of InternetNZ forwarded me the (read the entire post)...

Microsoft needs to rethink Windows Mobile security

, posted: 3-Jan-2007 15:33

The news that there is now an MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) exploit 'in the wild' or commonly available for Windows Mobile Devices was something of a déjà vu for me.

I got my first Windows Mobile device in 2004, a Telec (read the entire post)...

Poll: yes or no to Vista's DRM?

, posted: 30-Dec-2006 11:46

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Speaking of Vista and its DRM stuff, Mauricio sent me a link to an interesting take on it and Peter Gutmann's paper which I blogged about earlier, by Cringely.

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Five things tagged

, posted: 29-Dec-2006 13:09

Oh no... Mauricio tagged me with the Five Things meme. Gack. Fine, here are five things you possibly don't know about me and probably never wanted to know either :)
I was born in Finland. The reason I start with that is because a lot of peop (read the entire post)...


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