11 March 2012

Forget the icon, Apple iPhone 4S does not have 4G

Apple iPhone 4S begins showing 4G icon
SlashGear
Interestingly, this problem only exists for iPhone customers on AT&T. Those on Verizon are still seeing the correct 3G icon. AT&T and Verizon operate on different mobile network standards, and it’s unclear what exactly triggered this issue. But to be clear, the showing of a 4G symbol on the iPhone 4S is only a display issue and nothing else. No one with an iPhone 4S has the capability to connect to a 4G network.

SlashGear 

Apple runs out of new iPads for Friday delivery
Computerworld
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Apple has sold out of initial supplies of the new iPad in every country where it will launch the tablet on Friday, and is now telling buyers that orders will not ship for up to three weeks. In the US and Canada, ...

At hacking contest, Google Chrome falls to third zero-day attack
Ars Technica
By Dan Goodin | Published March 9, 2012 7:52 PM "These kinds of things are finicky." Within seconds of this machine visiting a booby-trapped website, it was commandeered by a remote-code attack that exploited a fully patched version of Chrome.

Iphone Fails to Gain China Share as Samsung Lead Triples: Tech
Bloomberg
Apple Inc. (AAPL) got a second partner in China to sell the iPhone in the world's biggest mobile-phone market. The deal may be too late to catch Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), with a market share that's three times larger and growing.

Work under way, permits issued for work at campus of Apple Inc. data center in ...
Washington Post
MAIDEN, NC — Construction work is under way at Apple Inc.'s data center in North Carolina, which will be powered in part by a private solar farm being built by the company. The Hickory Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/xNM0fW ) that environmental ...

New Video Shows Mass Effect 3 Day-One DLC Already On Disc
Forbes
After listening to long-time fans of BioWare and their games – especially the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series – the inescapable sentiment is clear: fans, and particularly super-fans of these games, feel betrayed. BioWare may disagree, and may think ...

Honeybees may have personality
Ars Technica
By Olivia Solon, wired.co.uk | Published March 11, 2012 11:00 AM Bees have different “personalities”, with some showing a stronger willingness or desire to seek adventure than others, according to a study by entomologists at the University of Illinois.

Will You Get It on Google Play?
msnbc.com
If you own an Android device, you're probably wondering what happened to the familiar old Android Market. For most of us, the Market is gone, replaced by the new Google Play app. Google has not only rebranded the Market as the Google Play Store, ...

iPad preorders sell out
MarketWatch
By Amy Hoak, MarketWatch CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Preordering the newest version of the iPad now means that you'll get the device later than those who wait for in line to buy it in the store beginning Friday.. Some experts say consumers poring over the ...

GE rejects Republicans' climate change doubts
Financial Times
By Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent General Electric has brushed aside the doubts leading Republican presidential contenders have raised about climate science. The US industrial and financial conglomerate said it had long seen climate change as ...

Glancee CEO explains social discovery apps at SXSW
Computerworld
By Cameron Scott IDG News Service - Social discovery apps, which alert users to potential social contacts in their proximity, are hot at this year's South by Southwest Interactive conference, so organizers tapped Andrea Vaccari of Glancee to give a ...

Never-before-seen home video of Challenger space shuttle explosion surfaces ...
New York Daily News
By Philip Caulfield / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A Florida man has released a 26-year-old Super 8mm film he shot of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion. WATCH VIDEO BELOW The Daily News' Jan. 29, 1986 front page shows Christa McAuliffe's sister...

New York Daily News

Google's moves raise questions about 'don't be evil' motto
SiliconValley.com
By Mike Swift With its "Don't Be Evil" motto, Google (GOOG) has always held itself to a higher moral standard. Now Google observers, including many longtime admirers of the search giant, say the Mountain View company is behaving more like something it ...

Microraptor tempted mates with iridescent plumage
The State Column
Microraptors, tiny four-winged dinosaurs that flourished approximately 120 million years ago in northeastern China, allured mates with sexy polychromatic feathers, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science.

Google+ – there's people there – they're just ignoring you
Flip the Media
Guy Kawasaki's interview with Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President at Google and head of the company's social initiatives, including Google+ started off asking the hard questions – is Google+ a social network ghost town? It ended up with Kawasaki ...

Flip the Media

The Best New And Updated Apps Of The Week
AppAdvice
Each week, Appadvice offers what we feel are the best apps of the past week – plus, one we felt could have been much better. Day One, the journal app that is just so well-designed that it gained a well-deserved entry in the AppAdvice Top 10: Best Paid ...

Two fighting games collide in 'Street Fighter X Tekken'
USA TODAY
By Marc Saltzman, Special for USA TODAY If you can't decide what fighting game to play when friends are over next, Capcom is making it easier for you by delivering two popular franchises on one disc. By Marc Saltzman 'Street Fighter X Tekken' is a ...

USA TODAY

Presidential Elections Taking Toll on GM's Chevrolet Volt Sales
Nitrobahn
It has become known to the world that the plug-in hybrid car's batteries had burst into flames after government crash tests and the Chevy Volt became the whipping boy of Republican politicians. Conformists, however, have equated General Motors Co.

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NASA: Earth will not be destroyed in 2012; Mayan apocalypse is nonsense
The State Column
The US space agency NASA again on Saturday sought to debunk the latest round of conspiracy theories, releasing a new video that downplays concerns that the world will end in 2012. Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) released the video, ...

Unplugged? $100000 Fisker Karma electric plug-in breaks down during testing
MLive.com
By Michael Wayland | mwayland@mlive.com Following news of temporary layoffs and millions lost involving some of the industry's main players, a $107850 Karma from Fisker Automotive last week died during Consumer Reports speed testing for unknown reasons ...

Apple Sells Out New iPad Pre-Orders, Shipping Date Slips
Geekosystem
by Max Eddy | 1:00 pm, March 11th, 2012 Yes, yes, we all know that the new iPad unveiling was as really big deal. However, it appears that it was a bigger deal than even Apple anticipated as the consumer electronics maker has completely sold out of its ...

First Look At Angry Birds Space
DrJays.com Live
In addition to movies and merchandising, mobile game studio Rovio has been busy developing the latest generation of Angry Birds. For new unpredictable challenges and trickier levels, the creators have taken the birds and their pig nemeses to the final ...
James Cameron plans to deep dive again
ITworld.com
By Keith Shaw Add a new comment March 11, 2012, 8:01 AM — James Cameron really likes the water - the famous director of 'Avatar', 'Titanic' and 'Terminator 2' also directed a great film in the '90s - 'The Abyss', which featured a team of deep divers ...

Report: Great Lakes winter ice cover has decreased 71 percent since 1973
Duluth News Tribune
The average amount of ice covering the Great Lakes declined 71 percent over the past 40 winters, with Lake Superior ice down 79 percent, according to a report published by the American Meteorological Society. A satellite photo of Lake Superior and the ...

Tether releases 'jailbreak free' iPhone tethering HTML5 app
ZDNet (blog)
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | March 11, 2012, 7:32am PDT Tether announced today a new web app and service that allows user to tether a 3G-enabled iPhone or iPad to any wireless device using a ad-hoc connection. “It was clear from our initial application ...
Dell Seeks Edge Over Apple's IPad With a Business-Friendly Windows Tablet
Bloomberg
Dell Inc. (DELL) Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said there's growing demand for tablet computers that can run the next version of Windows, which may help his company siphon away corporate customers from the iPad.

Bloomberg

Apple to discontinue iWork.com in July
CNET
by Topher Kessler March 9, 2012 2:20 PM PST If you have used Apple's iWork.com service to store documents, be sure to save them before July. With the progressive push to gain a footing in cloud-based services, Apple has tried a number of approaches in ...

Gartner Dials Back PC Market Forecast for 2012
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter Gartner has again dialed back its short-term forecast for global PC shipment growth due to a combination of macroeconomic factors, hard disk drive shortages brought on by last year's flooding in Thailand, and the disruption in the PC ...

Bethesda and Notch Settle Scrolls Lawsuit
Gamespy.com
By Nathan Grayson | Mar 10, 2012 OK, so you're never gonna believe this, but Mojang's Scrolls and Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls? Sort of different! And not just in terms of their respective approaches to paper aging. Fortunately, after months of heated ...

FA demands technology after ghost goal row
Chicago Tribune
LONDON (Reuters) - Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes was fuming on Saturday after the FA repeated its call for goal-line technology when his side became the latest to suffer from a clear case of human error. The west London team were denied a ...

Technology adopted for referendum
The Press Association
The SNP has said it will turn to the latest technology to help secure a Yes vote in the independence referendum. Nationalists will set up a "top spec" website, with the party updating its voter and elections data management system, ...

Low-tech cleanup follows Japan's disaster
CNN
"They seem very low-tech, but low-tech works reasonably well." Sunday, Japan marks a year since the historic earthquake that killed nearly 16000 people in the country's northeast. The tsunami generated by the quake flooded the Fukushima Daiichi plant, ...

Mark Hughes slams FA for protecting officials following 'ghost goal' in Queens ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Mark Hughes, the Queens Park Rangers manager, described the Football Association's reaction to more calls for the implementation of goal-line technology as “ludicrous”. How did they miss? the ball is at least two feet over the goal line By Si Hughes, ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Technology Focus: PCs? Not Dead Yet By Any Means
International Business Times
No doubt, the iPad family -- with more than 55 million units sold, is a "disruptive"technology -- as defined by former Harvard Business School Dean Clayton M. Christensen. But it wasn't the first in the tablet category. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) ...

International Business Times

Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]
By Charlie White
In a week dominated by Apple's iPad event, there were a surprising number of fascinating techproducts introduced at the same time -- we bring the best to you with the latest edition of Top 10Tech This Week.
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