Apple Explains Reception Problem On iPhone 4 – You Are Holding It Wrong!

As always, the new iPhone 4 is not just a phone, but a piece of art. But with art, there is also a reception issue. There is a metal band that surrounds the iPhone 4 that doubles as an antenna. If you hold the iPhone and cover the bottom-left corner of the phone and bridge the gap between the notch , it could potentially cause a reception problem.

So when an email was sent to Steve Jobs stating the problem, Jobs had a great response:

You gotta love it! On a serious note, iPhone 4 users are being told to grip the phone without covering the band as explained above. May I suggest using the speaker option that doesn’t require holding the phone at all! LOL

On a 2nd serious note the problem seems to affect those who are left handed. Also using a case cover will eliminate the problem as well.

Comments welcome.

Source – engadget

Mozilla Releases An Update For Firefox – Stops Plugin Crashes

Mozilla has released a new update for their popular Firefox browser to version 3.6.4. The folks at Mozilla state that the new release will help stop crashes caused by third party plugins. Over on their blog site Mozilla folks stated:

Mozilla recognizes that third-party plugins provide important functionality in many of today’s websites. At the same time, plugins can lead to problems for users as they browse. With the ability to automatically alert users when they have out of date plugins, and now crash protection, Firefox 3.6.4 allows users to experience all the content they love without any of the hassles.

At this time Firefox offers crash protection for Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime and Microsoft Silverlight on Windows and Linux computers. Support for other plugins and operating systems will become available in a future Firefox release.

To get the updates go to Help – Check For Updates.

I would recommend you get the update ASAP.

Comments welcome.

Source – Mozilla Blog

Why Were The AT&T, iPad Hackers Ignored By Reuters And Other News Media?

While everyone on the Internet — journalists, bloggers, TV news and other media — were falling all over themselves to report about the hacking of AT&T and the Apple iPad, there was another story playing out behind the scenes that is now coming to light. It is being alleged by the hackers that they had sent the same information to Reuters, News Corp, The Washington Post, and The San Francisco Chronicle — all ignored the story.

If the allegations are true, it makes one wonder why these agencies did not report the hacking?

An article over at Forbes states:

“I disclosed this to other press organizations first (ones who had iPad users affected by the breach, lol) and was ignored,” writes Weev in an email. “Gawker found out and ran with it immediately.”

To prove it, Weev sent Forbes copies of emails sent to press at Reuters, News Corp, The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle. The veracity of the emails has not been confirmed, but each has a timestamp dating back to Sunday night.

One of the purported emails is included at the bottom of this post. For privacy, some information has been redacted but it was addressed to 11 Reuters email addresses, including [email protected] and [email protected]

Asked if Gawker paid for the scoop, Weev said the publication did not provide remuneration. “we did a benefit analysis and decided they could take our story viral the fastest,” he writes in an email.

For those who love any story that may show a conspiracy to repress the news, this could turn out to be more important than the hack itself. It does make one wonder if the news is being filtered to us by these agencies.

I believe that we can agree upon the fact that the news is and has been ‘shaded’ by certain groups for their own agenda and that we do not always get the correct interpretation of what actually happened.

So what do you think? Conspiracy or mistake? You decide.

Comments welcome.

Source – Forbes