Posts tagged iPhones
Woman in Australia scammed for $1,335 for two apples rather than iPhones
August 6, 2013 | 8:06 pm
By Hammad Saleem If you're planning on buying an iPhone or any other device through classified ads or from websites like Craigslist, you should definitely read this: A woman in Australia paid AUS $1,500 (almost $1,335) for what she thought would be two shiny new iPhones in a sealed box. She never checked inside, as the boxes looked new. And guess what turned out to be inside the boxes? Actual apples. Yes, you read that right: actual apples. According to the story at Gizmodo UK, the Australian woman wanted to buy two iPhones, and placed an ad on the online classified website Gumtree. Another woman...
Unlocking Cellular Devices Became Illegal Today
January 26, 2013 | 4:00 pm
By Keaton Keller A while ago, I thought that cellphone carriers were unaware that consumers could buy a phone for the contract price and then use it anywhere unrestricted. Then, after a while I learned this wasn’t the case and that carriers had every possible loophole filled in. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), a bill to hinder hackers from wandering away from their device’s service provider, will now include an additional rule stating that unlocking phones will be deemed illegal. Keep in mind, people will do it and in the past we’ve seen the U.S. Government do something like this before. Jailbreaking, the act...
Quick Notes: Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, New York Times, iPhones
March 9, 2010 | 10:15 am
SmashWords is getting smashed by Read an E-book Week, reports Steve Jordan at Nate’s Ebook News blog. Smashwords is running a special promotion for the week, with 3,000 authors participating, and seems to be running into some bandwidth bottlenecks. This level of demand is certainly a great sign for the viability of the medium. AllThingsD’s “MediaMemo” section reports that Barnes & Noble has hired Time’s Jonathan Shar to head up its "Digital Newsstand and Emerging Content, Barnes & Noble.com" division. Shar is a 15-year veteran with both print and digital experience. B&N could probably have done a better...