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Business Insider: Apple, Google, and RIM were all contenders to purchase Palm

July 15th, 2010

Now that the dust from the HP Palm merger has settled, some new details are starting to emerge. The Business Insider is reporting that Apple, Google, and RIM all had serious conversations with Palm about a potential acquisition. An anonymous source “familiar with the matter” tells BI: Apple and Google were interested in Palm’s 450+ patent library …

New York Senator Charles Schumer writes open letter to Steve Jobs

July 15th, 2010

New York Senator Charles Schumer (D) has written an open letter to Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs asking for a quick and transparent fix for the iPhone 4’s antenna woes. Citing the Consumer Reports report from several days ago, Schumer’s letter also asks for “a written explanation of the formula it uses to calculate bar strength.” …

Make the Old Spice Man your cell phone voicemail

July 15th, 2010

The Old Spice Man (you know, the guy “on a horse”) has been making rounds on the internet the last few days, and he stopped by online community Reddit to answer user questions. One question/request was: we need your audio to build our own voicemail messages. And so the Old Spice Man voicemail generator was born. …

Apple holding press conference this Friday

July 14th, 2010

It appears as though Apple will be holding a press conference this Friday, July 16th, at 10AM Pacific Time to finally — officially — address the iPhone 4 antenna circus issue. Invites were sent out this evening to media outlets around the country. What do you think Apple is going to say?

Apple releases iOS 4.1 beta 1 to developers

July 14th, 2010

Hey, what do we have here? Apple has just released iOS 4.1 beta 1 to developers. We’re in the process of downloading the new bits now and will report back with any new goodies (or fixes) we find. If you are already an Apple developer hit up developer.apple.com to get the latest firmware. Let us …

Some Nexus One users experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity issues

July 14th, 2010

There is a fairly extensive support thread over at Google — that stretches from January of this year all the way to the present — that details issues some Nexus One owners are having with Wi-Fi connections. The bug reports all read like this: your N1 connects to a wireless network; you put the phone …