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Alabama women files iPhone 3G lawsuit against Apple – class action possible

Alabama women files iPhone 3G lawsuit against Apple – class action possible

Posted by Will on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 at 5:29 pm under Cingular/AT&T, Financial, Mac OS, iPhone, Apple, Announcements

By now it’s evident that there is a good sampling of the iPhone 3G fleet that is experiencing 3G-network woes. From slow data connections to signal-strength flakiness, the iPhone 3G isn’t performing as promised for those affected by the 3G reception issues.iPHone 3G problems

The problem has gotten so bad that Apple released their iPhone 2.0.2 OS shortly after releasing the iPhone 2.0.1 OS in an attempt to fix some of the iPhone 3G’s connectivity bugs. But, in their haste to release another iPhone OS update to fix bugs, Apple’s latest iPhone 2.0.2 OS has reportedly started causing more problematic network issues – most prominently, the inability to make voice calls on the 3G network.

So, in that vein, an Alabama woman has filed a lawsuit against Apple, saying that her “Defective iPhone 3G” has failed to deliver on Apple’s performance and reliability claims. In addition to slower-than-expected data speeds, the plaintiff, Jessica Alena Smith, says that she is only able to connect to the AT&T 3G network about a quarter of the time and has experienced an “inordinate amount of dropped calls.” The lack of 3G connectivity is puzzling given her Birmingham, Alabama hometown’s extensive 3G coverage.

Smith is pushing to have the lawsuit approved as a class-action lawsuit, claiming that the potential class could include tens of thousands of plaintiffs. The lawsuit seeks to have Apple replace or repair all defective iPhone 3G handsets and that Apple pay unspecified damages and attorney’s fees.

With the iPhone 3G continuing to have problems for some (although, to be fair, none of IntoMobile’s iPhone 3G handsets are exhibiting problems), and Apple failing to fix the problem with the iPhone 2.0.2 OS update, we could see this latest lawsuit get class-action approval. And, if Apple doesn’t find a solution right quick, they might be in for a one helluva legal ride.

[Via: ABCNews]

 
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Posted by on 23/08/2008 in IT

 

Intel Nehalem processor gets "turbo mode," blinking red lights

Intel Nehalem processor gets “turbo mode,” blinking red lights: “

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digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/hardware/Intel_Nehalem_processor_gets_turbo_mode’;Well, one of the two at least. As Extreme Tech reports, Intel let out word of the hereto unheard of ‘turbo mode’ for its Nehalem Core i7 processors at its big Intel Developer Forum this week, with it describing it as an ‘entirely new process technology for power.’ More specifically, the mode, or so-called ‘power gate,’ turns off cores that would otherwise be left idle when they’re not in use, and reroutes the power budget that normally would be applied to those cores to the active cores, which promises to further boost their performance without wasting power. According to Intel, that’ll be a standard feature across the entire Nehalem family, including the first mobile versions of the processor that’ll be at the center of the Calpella platform, which is on track for a launch sometime next year.

[Via PC Magazine]

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Posted by on 21/08/2008 in IT

 

Palm Treo Pro unboxing and hands-on at Engadget Mobile

Palm Treo Pro unboxing and hands-on at Engadget Mobile: “

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You love the new Palm Treo Pro — right? Not sure yet? Haven’t seen enough photos? Okay, we get it. Well if you’re really interested (and we know you are), take your bad self over to Engadget Mobile, where we’ve got some exciting and enlightening pictures of the latest Windows Mobile device from the folks in Sunnyvale. Get over there now! Seriously… what are you waiting for?

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Posted by on 21/08/2008 in IT

 

Is this LG’s QWERTY-packin’ Prada II?

Is this LG’s QWERTY-packin’ Prada II?: “

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Remember those rumored specifications for LG’s so-called Prada II? Yeah, particularly the part about the slide-out keyboard? If the image above has any traces of legitimacy, you could be looking at the Prada II. Good thing an image is worth quite a few letters, ’cause that’s all the details we’ve got to go on for now.

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Posted by on 21/08/2008 in IT

 

Intel and Yahoo! envision embedded internet TV

Intel and Yahoo! envision embedded internet TV: “

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We’re not sure who let Yahoo! into Intel’s party in San Francisco, but the two sure are getting along great. Much to the chagrin of Mark Cuban, these two actually believe that there’s a future in internet TV, particularly if you force it down people’s throats. Intel spent the bulk of its time talking up the Media Processor CE 3100 (formerly known as Canmore), which would theoretically be installed within HDTVs and enable users to access internet-based content without the need for an additional set-top-box (‘course, the STB is still optional). That’s where Yahoo! comes in — it’s hoping that its Widget Channel will encourage users to utilize its services when watching re-runs or other lackluster material in order to get news, weather and other related information right on the living room set. Not that this is a totally new concept, but these two surely have the power to push it one step further. Lots more information and pictures in the links below.

Update: It’s official… surprise!

Read – Intel / Yahoo preview plans for Widget Channel
Read – Images of the tech in action
Read – Gigabyte Intel box (first product to use the CE 3100)

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Posted by on 21/08/2008 in IT

 

Canon’s EOS Rebel XS / 1000D DSLR hits the test bench

Canon’s EOS Rebel XS / 1000D DSLR hits the test bench: “

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With all the DSLR noise going on, the EOS Rebel XS managed to sneak in without too many people noticing. The proper entry-level replacement to the XTi / 400D recently took the time to cave to Camera Labs’ every request, and when all was said and done, critics didn’t find too many negative points to harp on. The all-important image quality ranked very highly, and the built-in live view was obviously a boon. Granted, the fixed screen and 7-point AF system (versus the 9-pointer on the XTi) were slight bummers, but it still managed to secure an 82% (Highly Recommended) rating. Care to see how it stacked up against Nikon’s D60, Sony’s A200 and a Polaroid 80B Highlander? Two of the three comparisons await you in the read link.

[Via DigitalCameraInfo]

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Posted by on 21/08/2008 in IT

 

Sony intros wireless keypad attachment for the PS3

Sony intros wireless keypad attachment for the PS3: “

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The news is flying fast and furious out of the Leipzig Games Convention today (we actually just got hit in the eye with a flying piece of news). Apparently Sony is launching a wireless keypad attachment that snaps onto the top of a SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK3 controller into the mini-USB port. The pad features a ‘touchpad mode’ for mouse input, and can be paired with phones and other gadgets via Bluetooth. No word on pricing, but the pad launches in November, and the add-on will come in eight different languages, which should really help us with our multi-lingual training.

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Posted by on 21/08/2008 in IT

 
 
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