By Soulskill from Slashdot's raging-over-letter-and-numbers department
Back in March, Apple was sued in Australia
and criticized in Europe over its marketing of the iPad as supporting 4G speeds when it only did so in the U.S. and Canada. Now, reader TheGift73
writes with news that Apple has given in
and changed the 'Wi-Fi + 4G' label to 'Wi-Fi + Cellular.'
From the article:"In the U.K., a number of complaints by customers pushed the ASA into acting against Apple for its misleading advertisements. The regulator had received 'dozens of complaints' from customers, and had pushed for Apple to remove any mentions of '4G' from its websites. It should come as little surprise considering Britain has yet to see its mobile networks divide up its 4G spectrum without bickering furiously about it. Some networks had even opted to avoid litigation directed at them by including stickers to inform potential buyers that the new iPad will not work on existing 4G networks, or even 4G networks that don't even exist yet. This should come as bittersweet news for consumers. Apple has already sold millions of iPads across the U.K., Europe and Australia, while the vast majority are unaware that they will not be able to connect to high-speed mobile broadband networks."Read Replies (0)
By Soulskill from Slashdot's lynxes-grow-up-to-be-pangolins department
dartttt writes "There was a very interesting session at the Ubuntu Developer Summit by Google developer Thomas Bushnell. He talked about how Ubuntu, its derivatives and Goobuntu (Google's customized Ubuntu based distro) are used by Google developers. He starts by saying 'Precise Rocks,' and that many Google employees use Ubuntu — including managers, software engineers, translators, people who wrote the original Unix, and people who have no clue about Unix. Many developers working on Chrome and Android use Ubuntu. Ubuntu systems at Google are upgraded every LTS release. The entire process of upgrading can take as much as four months, and it is also quite expensive, as one reboot or a small change can cost them as much as a million dollars across the company."
Bushnell also mentions that Google Drive will soon be available for Linux. Other news out of UDS: there was discussion of a GNOME flavor of 12.10
, Electronic Arts reaffirmed that they "won't delay their Windows work for Linux
," and Unity 2D is likely to disappear in 12.10
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By Soulskill from Slashdot's stealing-your-imaginary-money department
dynamo52 sends this quote from Ars about a breach involving a Bitcoin exchange:"More than $87,000 worth of the virtual currency known as Bitcoin was stolen after online bandits penetrated servers belonging to Bitcoinica, prompting its operators to temporarily shutter the trading platform to contain the damage. Friday's theft came after hackers accessed Bitcoinica's production servers and depleted its online wallet of 18,547 BTC, as individual Bitcoin units are called, company officials said in a blog post published on Friday. It said the heist affected only a small fraction of Bitcoinica's overall bitcoin deposits and that all withdrawal requests will be honored once the platform reopens."
Reader linhares points out a forum post discussing how the attacker(s) hinted at a 'mass leak' in the near future
. This attack comes shortly after a leak of a different sort — an FBI document
(PDF) about Bitcoin found it way onto the internet. It seems they're worried about the virtual currency's potential use in criminal activities
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