Newt Gingrich loves spam

Newt Gingrich's Newt 2012 organization is aiding and abetting spammers. Hard to believe, I know, but it turns out his organization is providing targeted email addresses for spammers to use. Don't let your organization make the...


iPad 3 release date: Delayed, it's rumored

The iPad 3 release date is not yet known for sure. It's pretty clear that it'll be announced on March 7, but facts about its availability are still thin on the ground. Some are even pointing to a delay of 7-14 days. While Jonny's...


Hard-core porn in Google+ -- Google asleep at the switch

It's now clear that the Google+ social network is an absolute key part of Google's integrated strategy. To that end, the company has previously been criticized for its heavy-handed approach to policy enforcement -- particularly...


'The next iPhone isn't the iPhone 5!' (reader mailbag)

I love getting email and comments from readers. No, really, I do; even the ranting, spittle-flecked flames. Please feel free. So I was pleased to receive this missive, from a reader who shall remain anonymous. It's no flame;...


Yes! Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone 4S, iPad 2... UNTETHERED

Good news, everyone! Now you can jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, with iOS 5.0.1 and reboot untethered. At last! Find out how to jailbreak your A5-based iDevice with Absinthe, in The Long View...(by @richi )[Updated to answer an...


Yes! Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad... UNTETHERED

Good news, everyone! Now you can jailbreak your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, or iPad, with iOS 5.0.1 and reboot untethered. At last! Find out how, in The Long View... Thanks to the sterling efforts of pod2g, you can now jailbreak your...


SOPA bill victory! Go Daddy folds.

Go Daddy has announced that it's changed its mind. It's now not supporting the SOPA bill. Go Daddy just issued a press release telling the world that it's "no longer supporting SOPA." "Fighting online piracy is of the utmost...


iPhone apps menu patent: More Apple bogosity

Is Apple's new iPhone apps menu patent valid? I say no. Let's take The Long View... A couple of days ago, my old chum Larry Seltzer alerted me to a patent granted recently to Apple. As I've been knocking around this space for a...


Lunchtime goofoff: Doctor Who timeline, 1963 to 2011

Hello, Whovians. Ever wanted a handy reference to the Doctor Who canon? Ever needed a visual reminder of all 11 doctors, and his 46 companions? Check out today's The Long View... I'm indebted to for this infographic,...


Facebook "sponsored stories" in timeline violate your privacy?

When is advertising not advertising? When Facebook says so, apparently. It's a tale of a PR car-crash in the making. It speaks volumes about Facebook's attitude, about how much it really cares about your privacy, in The Long View...


How NOT to build buzz for your new BlackBerry, RIM

There was frightening news from Indonesia ten days ago, when a BlackBerry launch event turned into first a riot, and then a dangerous stampede. The incident hospitalized three and caused 90 others to lose consciousness. Now the...


Carrier IQ is BYOD kiss of death -- urgent action required

Does your enterprise operate a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy? Are your employees running around with their own iPhones, rather than the company-supplied BlackBerry?The scare over the Carrier IQ spyware/rootkit should make you...


Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE pre-order no-show

What's the deal with the LTE Galaxy Nexus on Verizon Wireless? When's the release date, and when can we pre-order it? After all the foggy rumor shenanigans over Black Friday, we now have enough triangulation to be confident. ...


Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE release date rumor: Nov 29

Let's look at the latest rumors 'round the Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus LTE release date. While JR is no doubt recovering from severe turkey-excess, we'll see if we can shed some light on this thing...Artem Russakovskii noticed this


PhoneDog hits back re. @NoahKravitz Twitter lawsuit

Remember the earlier articles about the employer that asked its departing employee to give it back "his" Twitter account? You've heard the employee's side of the story, now we finally have a statement from the employer. In many ways,...


Sued Twitter-user @NoahKravitz speaks up

Remember yesterday's article about the employer that asked its departing employee to give it back "his" Twitter account? Here's the ex-employee's side of the story... As you may recall, this employer -- PhoneDog Media (PDM) --


Has Carbonite had a privacy breach? I'm getting spam.

Oh ****, where's all this spam coming from? It looks like Carbonite, Inc. has been giving out customers' personal information. The company's admitted giving my email address to a third party, despite promising that it wouldn't....


Galaxy Nexus release date confirmed; ICS Android flagship sails soon

Samsung Electronics, the self-styled "top smartphone maker", has now confirmed the Galaxy Nexus release date in Europe, but is being slightly fuzzier about the U.S. date. However, we should see the long-anticipated reference Android...


Yes! Jailbreak iOS 5 for iPhone 4, 3GS, and iPad

The jailbreak for iOS 5, on your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or original iPad seems to be ready for prime-time. The usual bleeding-edge suspects have discovered the bugs, and the Dev Team's fixed them; so now you should be ready to escape...


"Facebook charging $9.99 tomorrow" -- anatomy of a chain hoax

What's this I head about Facebook charging? Yes, we're told Facebook charges for access, as of tomorrow. Can that be right? Oh, it has to be: it's right there on my Facebook feed. Sheesh. Let's dissect this unbelievable craziness, in...


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