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  • Where were you when the ILOVEYOU virus was all the rage?

    Where were you when the ILOVEYOU virus was all the rage?

    It was 10 years ago that FC Bayern Munich beat Valencia CF for the UEFA Champions League. (Incidentally, FC Bayern Munich may win again this year when it plays FC Internationale on May 22, but my money's on Inter; the bookies agree) Also 10 years ago: the Lovebug virus wreaked havoc on the Internet. Where were you during this trying time?

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  • With Windows Phone, Microsoft is trying to win back the magic

    With Windows Phone, Microsoft is trying to win back the magic

    I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes me a Mac guy as opposed to a PC guy and it seems that the Register may have hit on some very good points. Tim Anderson, the Register writer, notes that Microsoft has lost its edge when it comes to industrial design and even in during its [...]

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  • Palm launches PDK beta, brings C and C++ development to webOS

    Palm launches PDK beta, brings C and C++ development to webOS

    Good news, everyone! We’ve got another acronym for you to remember! Back at CES 2010, Palm announced that they’d be launching a “PDK” at some point in the future – and, well, it’s here, and it’s time to pay some attention to it. You see, “PDK” stands for “Plug-in Development Kit” (as opposed to “SDK”, or [...]

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  • RIM CEO pulls an AT&T: “We need to conserve bandwidth”

    RIM CEO pulls an AT&T: “We need to conserve bandwidth”

    RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis started blabbering on in an interview about network applications for the Blackberry platform. Was he thankful that developers were creating rich applications for his phones? Was he excited for the future? No. He started horking about “conserving bandwidth,” just like AT&T’s CEO: “Manufacturers had better start building more efficient applications and more [...]

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  • CrunchRumor: iPhone OS 3.2 to support video calls, multitasking?

    CrunchRumor: iPhone OS 3.2 to support video calls, multitasking?

    Looking at the iPad SDK, programmers are starting to say that the new version of the iPhone OS will support video calls, file downloads, and some sort of multitasking. There's also several other features in the SDK that won't work with the iPad, but would be applicable to the iPhone in it's current configuration.

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  • All I wanna do is zooma-zoom-zoom: Overclocking the Droid

    All I wanna do is zooma-zoom-zoom: Overclocking the Droid

    Some crazy programmers have overclocked the Droid to 1.1GHz, making it faster than the Nexus one. The Droid usually runs at about 600MHz so bumping it up to 1.1 was fairly dangerous. However, with a little tweaking the boys at AllDroid were able to find a stable speed at about 800MHz.

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  • The Nook gets Pandora, web browser, Facebook apps

    The Nook gets Pandora, web browser, Facebook apps

    In the proud tradition of the CueCat the street is finding its own use for the Nook, adding Facebook, Pandora, and Browser apps to the ereader. Nookdevs have already rooted the Android-powered ebook and programmers have succeeded in installing multiple apps that have been ported to the version of the OS running on the Nook. What [...]

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  • Windows Marketplace’s newest anti-piracy measures already thwarted

    Windows Marketplace’s newest anti-piracy measures already thwarted

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    Yar, that was fast. Less than a day after Microsoft updated its Windows Marketplace for Mobile with new advanced anti-piracy measure, some apt xda-developers community member has managed to crack the new code -- in under two hours, according to Chainfire's posting. The hack itself won't be posted, but we're sure other astute programmers, many of more nefarious intention, will be able to have their way with it just as easy. Sad for developers who've been wanting something more secure -- better luck next update.

    [Via WMPoweruser]

    Windows Marketplace's newest anti-piracy measures already thwarted originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Thu, 12 Nov 2009 20:21:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Using your iPhone as a photography accessory

    Using your iPhone as a photography accessory

    Photography is an expensive hobby. Between special lights, making sure your color balance is set right, and never mind the camera, you can spend thousands of dollars on expensive equipment, all to make sure you get that one perfect shot. Now, the clever programmers at Pixelexip have come up with a way you can use your iPhone to make some of those tasks easier (and less expensive).

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  • Ummm… about that Palm Pre/iTunes syncing

    Ummm… about that Palm Pre/iTunes syncing

    So, as we recall, the Palm Pre is supposed to have some sort of iTunes syncing feature built-in. With the Apple pedigree of most of its programmers, this isn't surprising. When you plug in your Pre, it seems, it will show up as an "iPod." But how did they do it? John Gruber smells a rat:
    If you’re still holding out any sort of hope that Palm is using some sort of heretofore sanctioned, semi-sanctioned, or even maybe-sorta-kinda-sanctioned-if-you-squint-your-eyes means for a third-party device to sync with iTunes via USB, note that the Pre, when connected to iTunes, is labelled as an “iPod”. If you think Apple would ever allow the use of “iPod” to describe anything other than an actual iPod, you’re nuts.

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