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Stranger in a strange land

An unusual set of circumstances had me making some additions to my technology surroundings the last couple of days. My OS X computing serenity was disturbed by the need of running a Windows version of an app (looking at you Powerpoint Mac and your inability to embed fonts) caused me to run Windows 10 in bootcamp. To compound that horror, today I went out and bought an Android phone.

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Wishlist for iPhone 3.0

Ok so a lot of wishlists have been floating around for the iPhone firmware update – this one is mine Copy and Paste – I want copy and paste on my iPhone globally. Which would mean that I can copy from Safari, and paste into email, or into and SMS. I hope this basic ability might even appear before 3.0 SMS Forwarding – Ok so if you enable copy and past – I dont have much issues not having this, but come-on guys, sometimes a funny SMS just has to be forwarded. Tethering – AT&T had issues with tethering, does that mean that all providers globally would, Although I can understand one logical reason – my Vodafone data rates with iPhone are half of the data rates that are applicable normally, so carriers may have a genuine fear of being chocked. The 3.0 firmware being previewed on the 17th may not be released thereabouts and there might actually be a

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iPhone OS 3.0 is coming

Endgadget announced today that (well they are invited)Apple is holding an invite only event on the 17th of March where the intention is to show a preview of the 3.0 firmware and it’s capabilities. Meanwhile still hoping for a point release in the 2.x firmware to enable copy and paste… I know, I know, but hope springs eternal. 🙂

One month with the iPhone

So about a month ago, I did it. I took the leap and bought an iPhone, – in the process selling my Nokia E71, my Nokia E61, and my imate Windows Mobile.¬†Didn’t¬†end up putting in too much money out of pocket, plus took advantage of Vodafone offer of Rs. 500 off my phone bill for 10 months – effectively my iPhone 3g 8GB only cost me about Rs. 1500.00, so very thrilled.. After living with this phone for an even month – I am willing to effectively disown my own post written August last year. Sure there are some glaring flaws – not least of which the inability to copy and paste, and forward an SMS which are the only ones – ¬†which really bother me. The development platform that the iPhone SDK has empowered, really impresses me. Wether it is ¬†an application like Ocarina, which turns the iPhone into the wind instrument by the same name, or Midomi,¬†which¬†does a

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Unlock your iPhone 3G

So.. it has finally happened. An application known as yellowsn0w has made it possible to unlock the iPhone 3G and use it with any network of your choosing. Unlocking requires Jailbreaking your iPhone and then using the Cydia application installer to install yellowsn0w. Post installation it is a matter of removing the sim card and pushing a button. Voila .. unlocked iPhone. Steps to unlock iPhone Update iPhone to version 2.2 firmware Run Pwnage Add the relevant Yellosnow repositories to cydia Download and install Yellowsnow Remove the Sim, run Yellowsnow Put in new sim. You’re done So as I wait to purchase my iPhone 3g goodness, those of you who have it can unlock it for worldwide use. 🙂

3G auction delayed

The DoT has delayed the auction of the 3G spectrum by 14 days to January 30th. The nominal reason given is to give the potential bidders time to bone up on all steps of the auction. Concerns – My one concern is that the winning bidders (I;m looking at Airtel and Vodafone here) despite having running test will still take their own sweet merry to roll out the services. There should be a condition added to the auction – Ability to roll out services within 3 months of winning spectrum, Else you forfeit it.

NTT DoCoMo & Tata Teleservices – See what the promise of 3G brings

So the deal was¬† closed yesterday as most people would know – unless you crawled under a rock – NTT DoCoMo has bought into a 26% stake in Tata Teleservices (The Indicom people). Rs 13,070 crore investment. So what do I read in it – Recession – it is a subjective term, this is a time for the long term investors to come forward Indian Mobile Industry and Market – Still extremely nascent, There is a lot of potential in the form of VAS and even basic communication and data services. 3G – 3G services will quite possibly be of a world class if not better grade than the rest of the world, with some of the worlds most ablest providers in the market coming in… Some of the best technology phones – NTT DoCoMo pioneered live streaming television on mobile, but they also have phone which can alieviate the need to run around on trips with computers… NTT DoCoMo

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