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.

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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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DUDE, THEY BUY OS!…LOOOSERS…

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A magnificent strike at the heart of the “I’m a Mac! And I’m a PC” stupid commercials.

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EFF fights for mobile handsets freedom!

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Did you jailbreak your IPhone of IPod Touch?Why would you want to do such a bad thing and violate Apple’s EULA and Warranty?Well we must admit that there are a dozen of practical reasons why you should do that as well as the simple idea that it sucks to have such kind of locks and restrictions on mobile devices,especially if you pay for it!

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pressing lawmakers to amend the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to provide protection for users who wish to change built-in carrier settings or software locks on their phones.

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2234110/eff-pushes-jailbreak-rights

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