Apple asked Google not to use multi-touch in Android

One of the bigger complaints about T-Mobile’s G1, the first phone based on Google’s Android platform, is that its touch screen doesn’t use multi-touch, the technology which allows for a screen to accept multiple points of contact as simultaneous input. Now we may know why.

Apple, which of course makes the signature multi-touch mobile device, the iPhone, apparently asked Google not to implement it, and Google agreed, an Android team member tells us.


Looks like Steve’s karma works even with Google.

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Mac users are getting pwned too

Trojan Virus affects thousands of pirated copies of Apple’s iWork ‘09 Suite

Malware masquerading as part of Apple’s iWork ‘09 suite has targeted unsuspecting Mac users foolish enough to illegally download and install the pirated version of the software commonly found on warez sites around the Web.

Once iWork ‘09 is downloaded and installed, the trojan horse named OSX.Trojan.iServices.A, obtains unrestrained root access, which it immediately uses to connect to a remote server over the Internet. A secondary download installs malware that makes victims part of a botnet army that is said to be attacking undisclosed websites. According to Mac antivirus software maker Intego, this is the latest reminder of the growing popularity of Apple’s OS X and virus & malware developers. Over the past year, a mix of trojans and exploits have been targeting OS X at increasing rates.

It is believed that more than 20,000 50,000 people have already downloaded the rogue installer. The pirated software does however contain a fully functional version of iWork.


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Another MYSQL founder leaves sun


Quote from Monty‘s blog:

The main reason for leaving was that I am not satisfied with the way the MySQL server has been developed, as can be seen on my previous blog post. In particular I would have like to see the server development to be moved to a true open development environment that would encourage outside participation and without any need of differentiation on the source code. Sun has been considering opening up the server development, but the pace has been too slow.

➡  DELETE FROM employees WHERE COMPANY = ‘Sun Microsystems’ AND POSITION = ‘MySQL founder’;

I would hate to see MySQL turned into ashes.

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Myka is shipping an embedded Linux device that downloads, stores, and plays BitTorrent media files on an attached TV. Available in 80GB, 160GB, and 500GB models, plus a Developer’s Edition with a 1TB disk, the Myka appliances offload BitTorrent peer-to-peer duties from a PC.

Linux-driven BitTorrent appliance ships

For the hard core pirates out there! Arrgh!

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How to charge and store 32 netbooks at once

nsc-32-mini_openIt is a joch right?

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When wide screen sucks?

Well they suck at almost everything that is not related to entertainment in my opinion and this article sums it up pretty nice:

The myth of width: When wide screens don’t work

It’s pretty scary that almost all the new laptops as well as new monitors come with a wide screen display nowadays. I see them everywhere in IT offices on employees desktops and let met tell you one thing: It sucks to do programming on such evil displays! In fact it sucks to do almost anything interesting and serious related to IT on such displays. How the fuck am i going to write some serious piece of C code on such a thing:


?!?!??!? It’s evil! 😡

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Read here. It’s unbelievable.

It left me with no further comments. 🙁

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