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Sun, 16 Mar 2008 08:07:17 +0000Editor's note: Russell Shaw passed away on March 14. For more information, see Between the Lines.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 03:26:41 +0000Gizmodo's Brian Lam (no, not the C-SPAN guy, that'd be Brian Lamb) notes a snippet from Apple's SDK-coming-out-part press conference in which one Mr. Jobs noted that any third-party iPhone developer cooks up a VoIP program for iPhone, the utility will be allowed to work via any Wi-Fi hotspots that might be in range.
Fri, 07 Mar 2008 03:07:07 +0000SI model Jessica Gomes, if you must know.Our own Maggie Reardon expands on a Denver Post story that notes the Denver International Airport has chosen to block Wi-Fi access to such sites as boingboing.
Thu, 06 Mar 2008 16:19:09 +0000Just a few minutes ago, I had a most enlightening email conversation with someone who knows as much about the new iPhone SDK, and its effects/potential, as anyone who doesn't work at Apple. And probably know more than most who do.
Wed, 05 Mar 2008 06:14:59 +0000In remarks to analysts yesterday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs clarified why the iPhone does not support Flash.Jobs said a key reason is that Adobe's Flash Player is optimally built for laptops.
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 12:09:01 +0000Today, Wi-Fi centered mobile Internet service provider Truphone announced a pretty significant per-minute calling cost reduction on calls from the U.S.
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 11:21:11 +0000The meme that this FCC is highly partial to the interests of large broadband service providers and telcos has often been hammered home on these screens.While I am certainly not ready to contradict those overarching feelings, I nevertheless feel enthusiastic and obligated to tell you about those FCC decisions in which the consumer wins.
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 10:32:59 +0000Got a guided tour the other day of business phone system solutions provider Fonality's new PBXtra 4.0 phone system.
Tue, 04 Mar 2008 08:33:31 +0000Last night's inaugural, Skype co-sponsored webcast of Oprah Winfrey's Oprah.com New Earth Event scored 500,000 simultaneous log-ins.
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 12:34:10 +0000A reader and information technology professional in the New York area sent me an email this morning that raises the possibility that his high-speed Internet service provider Time Warner Cable may be blocking his AT&T CallVantage VoIP service.Not only does the reader wish to describe his issue, but he would like to hear from others who may be undergoing similar experiences.
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 11:30:01 +0000In Sydney, Australia for a keynote speech at the Broadband and Beyond Conference this morning, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak appeared to lament the fact that the iPhone doesn't have 3G support in the U.SDuring a press conference immediately after his keynote, the Sydney Morning Herald's Asher Moses noted "Woz said he still used the iPhone and praised its internet capabilities but he also carried a Motorola Razr for taking calls and browsing the web.
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 06:18:27 +0000Seems as though when Consumerist reader Arjela and her husband entered an Apple store in Bellevue, Wash. to shop for a MacBook Air last week, she felt as though the Apple Store "genius" concentrated all of his sales efforts on the hubby and not on both.
Mon, 03 Mar 2008 05:47:30 +0000Colleague George Ou, who is not a proponent of most net neutrality regulations, stated his opinions before a Congressional staffer-panel on Network Management sponsored by iGrowthGlobal.That outfit, whose board is full of board members who have served in a similar capacity on the Pox on consumer rights that is the Progress & Freedom Foundation, a group that declares as part of its goal that:governments resist the temptation to regulate, tax and control.
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 14:29:40 +0000Jeremy Horvitz from iLounge has been listening to some developers with apparent knowledge of the iPhone SDK due next week.He's gleaned that Apple plans to require that all mobile applications be distributed through its iTunes Store.
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 13:13:06 +0000Yesterday I blogged about the case of reader dmuniz, who wrote to tell me that his Packet8 phone number was mistakenly assigned to Vonage- even though he is not, and never has been a Vonage customer.Just a few mins.
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 13:00:37 +0000The Associated Press reports that Vonage spent nearly $1.4 million to lobby the federal government in 2007.
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 06:38:56 +0000A new website entitled End Software Patents is attempting to galvanize public support to accomplish that goal.Here's the core of their argument:Patents differ from copyright in one key manner: independent invention is a valid defense against claims of copyright infringement.
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 05:11:08 +0000On his website, Asterisk developer Chris Carey posts an interesting preview of something he is building called Asterisk Voicemail for iPhone.Chris says Voicemail for iPhone will allow you to check your voicemail messages on your house or business line from your iPhone.
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 04:54:08 +0000Update: Comcast has contacted the customer referenced below, has apologized for the charge, has refunded it, says was applied in error, counseled the customer service rep not to do this, and said it won't happen again. But not before this all went down:In addition to Comcast's invoices- which already are too much- they'll send you promotional mailers throughout the month.
Thu, 28 Feb 2008 13:59:23 +0000I've just received an email from "dmuniz," who is a reader of this blog.Are you ready for another Vonage horror story this Thursday afternoon?