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Apple, AT&T Sued Over Missing iPhone MMS Feature

August 14, 2009 2 comments
This is rich. Some 10,000 iPhone owners in the state of Louisiana have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple and AT&T (NYSE: T). Their complaint? Apple and AT&T advertised that the iPhone would support MMS but they haven’t provided the service.
The group claims that the lack of MMS support on the iPhone amounts to false advertising. The plaintiffs state that both Apple and AT&T “advertised heavily that the new version of iPhone, the 3G, as well as the even newer version the 3G-S would allow MMS. Apple’s print and video advertisements in and on television, the internet, the radio, newspapers and direct mailers all touted the availability of MMS.”
As we all know, AT&T has yet to enable MMS for the iPhone. MMS, which stands for multimedia messaging service, is what allows mobile phones to send video clips, audio clips and pictures to other mobile phones. It is commonly calling picture messaging or video messaging.
Currently, if someone sends the iPhone an MMS from another phone, iPhone owners receive a text message with a Web address, user ID and password where the picture may be viewed. Oh, and this has to be done on a computer, not from the iPhone itself. The iPhone is actually capable of sending MMS messages, and Apple’s carrier partners in other countries have enabled the feature. AT&T has stated that it needs time to enable MMS on the iPhone, and is only committing to a “late September” launch for the service.
This isn’t good enough for those 10,000 people in Louisiana.

Information Week: This is rich. Some 10,000 iPhone owners in the state of Louisiana have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple and AT&T (NYSE: T). Their complaint? Apple and AT&T advertised that the iPhone would support MMS but they haven’t provided the service.

The group claims that the lack of MMS support on the iPhone amounts to false advertising. The plaintiffs state that both Apple and AT&T “advertised heavily that the new version of iPhone, the 3G, as well as the even newer version the 3G-S would allow MMS. Apple’s print and video advertisements in and on television, the internet, the radio, newspapers and direct mailers all touted the availability of MMS.”

As we all know, AT&T has yet to enable MMS for the iPhone. MMS, which stands for multimedia messaging service, is what allows mobile phones to send video clips, audio clips and pictures to other mobile phones. It is commonly calling picture messaging or video messaging.

Currently, if someone sends the iPhone an MMS from another phone, iPhone owners receive a text message with a Web address, user ID and password where the picture may be viewed. Oh, and this has to be done on a computer, not from the iPhone itself. The iPhone is actually capable of sending MMS messages, and Apple’s carrier partners in other countries have enabled the feature. AT&T has stated that it needs time to enable MMS on the iPhone, and is only committing to a “late September” launch for the service.

This isn’t good enough for those 10,000 people in Louisiana.

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Need a small bomb? There’s an App..err iPhone for that.

August 13, 2009 Leave a comment
A French teenager has been injured by his girlfriend’s exploding iPhone, little more than a week after Apple was accused of trying to suppress news of an exploding iPod Touch.
According to the AFP, Marie-Dominique Kolega contacted Apple after her son was hit by a flying piece of Jobsian status symbol. Apparently, the iPhone made a hissing noise before the screen shattered, sending shards through the air. “My son was frightened but he did not lose an eye,” Kolega told AFP.

A French teenager has been injured by his girlfriend’s exploding iPhone, little more than a week after Apple was accused of trying to suppress news of an exploding iPod Touch.

According to the AFP, Marie-Dominique Kolega contacted Apple after her son was hit by a flying piece of Jobsian status symbol. Apparently, the iPhone made a hissing noise before the screen shattered, sending shards through the air. “My son was frightened but he did not lose an eye,” Kolega told AFP.

INTL. NEWS: China Scraps Censoring Software

August 13, 2009 Leave a comment

BEIJING — Chinese officials retreated on Thursday from a plan to install so-called anti-pornography software on every computer sold here, saying instead that internet cafes, schools and other public places must use the program, but that individual consumers will be spared.

The industry and information technology minister, Li Yizhong, said the notion that the program, called Green Dam/Youth Escort, would be required on every new computer was “a misunderstanding” spawned by poorly written regulations.

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BREAKING: Facebook Scam ALERT. Don’t Click “CoooL Video”

August 13, 2009 Leave a comment

What To Do


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If you receive one of these Facebook mails, simply delete it – one of your friends is infected but not you. If you find, however, that your account is sending the mails:

1. As a precaution, go to your browser settings and clear your cookies.

2. Change your Facebook password

3. Make sure your antivirus software is up to date and run a full system scan

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Got a 120Hz HDTV or Projector?

August 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Great snippet from Crunchgear on why 120Hz displays look “weird”: I’ve been testing an HD projector here at the house and, in its initial, out-of-the-box setting we found that the picture was ridiculously “sharp.” The picture, I suppose, looked like an old Dr. Who episode where the action on screen is smoother than the background, creating a jarring disparity when watching movies with lots of movement. It’s sometimes called the “Soap Opera Effect.” We decided to do a little digging to figure out why..

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The 10 Most Expensive iPhone Apps

August 12, 2009 Leave a comment

The Business Insider: “Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone App Store is most popular for its free and cheap apps. As a result, most apps and casual games are available for 99 cents or less. But there are plenty of expensive apps in the App Store, too, and people do buy them.

Click here to see the 10 most expensive iPhone apps →

The most expensive app in the U.S. App Store today is called iRa Pro: It’s a dashboard to access and control live feeds of video surveillance cameras, and it costs $900.

The company that makes it — Lextech Labs, outside of Chicago — won’t say how many copies it has sold. But Lextech president and CEO Alex Bratton says it’s more than the five people who have reviewed the latest edition on iTunes. He’s “pretty happy with the number.”

Why charge so much? Because for the people who are buying the app, it’s actually a relatively small cost.”

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AT&T Changes Contract to Prevent Law Suits

August 10, 2009 Leave a comment
“AT&T has changed its terms of service (including for existing contracts) to prevent class action suits. Note that you are already required to submit your case to arbitration, a forum in which consumers are often at a substantial disadvantage. Now you must go up against AT&T alone.”
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