Warning: Google cloud email spam FAIL

This is a public service announcement. If you're using Gmail, or the email built in to Google Apps, check your spam folder. Yes, you. Right now... And if you're the IT person for an organization that uses Google Apps email, tell...



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...



Did Google break Oracle's copyright? Can APIs even be copyrighted?

The jury is out (literally) on the first, critical phase in the case of Oracle v Google. It's a decision that could have huge, far-reaching effects on software developers. Let's unpick it, in The Long View... In case you've not been



How can an Ultrabook be just $699? Here's how...

Yesterday, at Intel's Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing, we were told that the next wave of Ultrabooks will start at $699. These new, less-expensive, skinny laptops are just around the corner, apparently. But how is that low...



That's a TERRIBLE way to fix spam

A respected email technologist has been quoted in the mainstream media as saying he has a plan to solve spam. Oh really? Sadly, it seems he's just repeating a failed idea, as we'll see in The Long View... By...



Sprint deserting sinking LightSquared ship

Here we go again. It's more bad news for embattled would-be LTE provider LightSquared. Now Sprint is kicking the company when it's down. But the consequences could be a long and expensive court battle: Bad news for U.S....



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...



Does the UN threaten Internet freedom?

Yesterday's opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal by FCC commissioner Robert M. McDowell furiously criticized the United Nations for trying to seize control of the Internet. His inflammatory language pointed the finger at



Lies, damn lies and Microsoft spam-filter stats

Microsoft is crowing about a study that it says shows Hotmail having better spam filtering than Gmail or Yahoo. Really? If that's the case, then there's been a huge turnaround in Hotmail's spam-filtering accuracy. Is there any Devil...



Eolas shakedown: Don't feed (patent) trolls

It's patent-troll time once again, folks. A one-person* company that adds zero economic value is suing a huge laundry list of companies who use the Web. The company claims it invented a common Web page feature, so it should be...



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...



LightSquared vs. GPS: Beware of simple thinking

Incredibly, would-be wireless provider, LightSquared, is still tilting at windmills. It continues to waste everyone's time in a vain effort to transmit terrestrial 4G signals on frequencies adjacent to those used for GPS satellites.



3 things Google Apps needs to fix... like, NOW

José 'PepeOlalla' Olalla (pictured) seems like a happy camper this week. He's the CIO of the huge banking group, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA). BBVA has just signed a deal with Google, which will see the multinational...



''Bye Nokia,'' Microsoft's gonna buy Nokia

We're told by those in the know that Microsoft is in talks to buy Nokia, or at least buy its smartphone division. The well-sourced rumor has the two sides meeting in Las Vegas this week, to thrash out a deal. Let's dissect it and...



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 cabletv.com for this infographic,...


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