Archive | September, 2007

Apple Issues A Not-So-Veiled Threat About Unlocking the iPhone

Apple’s been silent to this point on how it feels about people unlocking the iPhone (as I did) so they can use it with the operator of their choice, rather than the operators the company inked exclusive deals with. But no longer: Apple says unlocking programs could break users’ devices when iPhone software updates are […]

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Vodafone UK’s Transcoding Is Still Breaking The Mobile Web

Back in June, I pointed how Vodafone UK’s newly launched “improvements” to the mobile web experience for its customers included using a transcoding system from Novarra that undoes the hard work of developers and publishers that have bothered to create mobile-specific sites that use autodetection. Instead of passing through the correct user agent from a […]

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Technology and Regime Change

I’ve been pondering for a while the consequences of regime change and modern technology. In other words, what would happen if today’s technology tools were available to an extremist government? If you re-read Orwell’s 1984, all the surveillance and monitoring techniques are already deployed and more – even he didn’t envisage a scenario where all […]

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iPhone Operators Try Some Doublespeak Of Their Own

Following yesterday’s dissection of the Reality Distortion Field, UK edition, it would appear that El Jobso is rubbing off on operators selling the iPhone. It was confirmed today that T-Mobile would offer the device in Germany, and the company’s press release did a most excellent job of trying to cover up the iPhone’s shortcomings in […]

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Retarded Iteration

Chatting with Keiran from Reporo(who are going great guns, I’m pleased to report) last night at the Mobile Entertainment Awards (AdMob won again – yay!) I managed to articulate a thought that’s been nagging at me for some time, specifically about mobile applications. It might be obvious to some, but I haven’t actually heard it […]

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