iPad 2 "not" delayed, iPhone 5 release date uncertain, after Foxconn explosion

Questions remain after Friday's tragic explosion at the Foxconn iPad 2 factory in Chengdu, China. Will shipments of the iPad 2 be delayed? Foxconn says not. Will the iPhone 5 release date change? That's less clear. And, of course,...

Enterprise IT threatened by idiot patent troll Lodsys

Lodsys, a patent holding company -- or patent troll -- has been threatening iOS app developers with lawsuits over in-app purchasing functionality. It's not just an issue for Apple's (AAPL) ecosystem of iOS app developers, it has...

Amazon insults 0.07% of its cloud customers by charging more

Updated: In the curious case of Amazon's (AMZN) cloud outage, I was utterly horrified to read one of the company's customer communications this morning. Amazon recently wrote to the customers who lost data last week; reading what...

Dropbox "kills" cloud open-source project, Dropship

Updated: Reports earlier this week from several open-source developers made worrying reading. Cloud-filesystem-darling Dropbox has allegedly been censoring and making crass legal threats against an open source project, Dropship, by...

Newspipe: White iPhone 4 release date; Kaspersky kid freed; Nook color gets Android 2.2

Welcome to Newspipe: a wrap-up of interesting stories in a handy, easily-digestible size. This time: More on the Apple (AAPL) white iPhone release date rumors; Eugene Karspersky's son freed from his kidnappers; and Barnes &...

How to work with email spam blacklists

On the one hand, anti-spam blacklists are extremely useful. On the other, they can be fantastically irritating. How can you choose a good one for cleaning your incoming email? And how should you react if your email server gets...

Newspipe: White iPhone 4 release date; Post-PC tablets; DoJ vs. botnet

Welcome to Newspipe: a wrap-up of interesting stories in a handy, easily-digestible size. This time: rumors say we're close to the release date for Apple's (AAPL) white iPhone 4; falling PC sales in a post-PC world of tablets;...

6 tips: How not to be a spammer

Marketing people often need a helping hand from IT (but they might not know it). For example, you can help keep your marketroids effective, legal, and honest when they send bulk email newsletters and advertising. Read on to prevent...

Newspipe: iSteve biography; Intel tablets; RIM revolting

Welcome to Newspipe: a wrap-up of interesting stories in a handy, easily-digestible size. This time: Apple (AAPL) fanbois prepare for an authorized hagiography -- sorry, biography -- of Steve Jobs; Intel (INTC) talks up its Oak...

Newspipe: Acer Iconia Tab A500; Pandora evils; No iPad 2 for you?

Welcome to Newspipe: a wrap-up of interesting stories in a handy, easily-digestible size. This time: Acer accepts pre-orders for its $449 "Iconia Tab A500" 10 inch Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet; Pandora caught with its hand in the...

How to avoid future Epsilon breach email phishing scams

Updated: Last week's news that marketing outsourcer Epsilon leaked a huge cache of names and email addresses has certainly caused a commotion. It's not the first time this has happened, and it won't be the last. So how can you avoid...

New Intel 320 SSD: Smaller, cheaper, less reliable?

Hurrah! SSDs are getting less expensive. And the reason is our old friend, Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore and his eponymous law -- Moore’s Law forecasts that the density of integrated circuits doubles every two years -- which...

How to jailbreak your iPhone 4 or 3GS, even on iOS 4.3.1

Attention! This post is out of date. For the latest on the topic, please click here. Attention, freedom fans: here's how to jailbreak your iPhone 4 or 3GS, even on the very latest OS: Friday's iOS 4.3.1. That'll allow you to break...

Samsung Galaxy Tab "beats" iPad 2: 10.1 & 8.9 inchers at CTIA

You know the fairy story about The Emperor's New Clothes, right? An all-powerful svengali convinces his fawning fanbois that his new outfit is so magical, that only the cleverest of clever people can see it. In other words, if you...

Shocking report highlights private data loss

I've just been studying a report published by the Ponemon Institute. With the grand title, Understanding Security Complexity in 21st Century IT Environments, it summarizes a survey conducted last month in the U.S. and four other...

Are you over-reliant on GPS? What if it fails?

An in-depth report makes frightening reading for any organization that's reliant on the Global Positioning System. The report, published today in the UK, makes the point that your business may completely rely on GPS without even...

Intel SSD line is in BIG trouble?

ANALYSIS: Intel's new solid state drives (SSDs) offer some useful additional speed boosts, over it's previous drives -- the X25-M G2 line. However, it's not quite what it's cracked up to be. All does not seem well in Santa Clara,...

Supporting Gadhafi's Libya with a .ly domain: Bad idea?

With the turmoil in Libya, attention has again turned to the Libyan Internet names registry, its registrars, and our reliance on them. (In case you didn't know, .ly is the country-wide top-level domain for Libya.) The situation...

JCPenney's Google spamming: Don't let it happen to you

JCPenney faux pas could happen to you too. Beware of lying, cheating, black-hat SEO types. You can help protect naive marketers from the Google death penalty. Richi shows you how... You may have seen the news over the weekend...

How should we pronounce "Nokia" anyway?

So this morning, I made a crack about how Nokia CEO Stephen Elop doesn't even know how to correctly say his own company name. Seems like not everyone agrees with me. Let's have a pointless, Friday debate, in The Long View...Here's...

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