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Entries by Larry Magid from 07/2010

Apple 'Stunned' That iPhone Displays Too Many Bars

| Posted 07.02.2010 | Technology

Apple's explanation for the iPhone 4 reception issues is, literally, stunning: "Upon investigation, we were stunned to find that the formula we use to calculate how many bars to display is totally wrong."

Ubiquitous Internet Approaching but Not Here Yet

| Posted 07.06.2010 | Technology

While current 3G networks are fine for using a smartphone for e-mail, texting and limited Web access, they are not generally adequate for serious use of a computer or iPad-like device.

Reclined Seat-Backs Can Break Laptops and Assure Uncomfortable Flight

| Posted 07.08.2010 | Technology

What especially bothers me about the seat-back issue is that the extra discomfort I'm experiencing greatly exceeds the small amount of extra comfort the person in front of me may be enjoying.

So-called Facebook 'Panic Button' is about Engagement, not Panic

| Posted 07.12.2010 | Technology

The big difference between this solution and what was first proposed is that the "button" is optional. It's really an application that helps the U.K's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre build its brand on Facebook.

Droid X Available Thurs: Hands-on Review

| Posted 07.14.2010 | Technology

The Droid X from Motorola and Verizon is right up there with the Apple iPhone 4 and the HTC/Sprint Evo as one of the coolest and most useful smartphones on the market, but it's not without its flaws.

Apple to Hold iPhone 4 Press Conference on Friday

| Posted 07.14.2010 | Technology

Update: My commentary: What Apple Will Say about the iPhone 4 and Whether We Should Care Apple is holding a press conference on Friday to discuss the...

What Apple Will Say About the iPhone 4 and Whether We Should Care

| Posted 07.15.2010 | Technology

The real question that plagues me is why everyone cares so much about this antenna issue. The problem -- to the extent it exists -- is simply one of cell phone reception. It's not the same as the accelerator sticking on a Toyota.

Apple Makes Good on iPhone 4 but Jobs Makes Excuses

| Posted 07.16.2010 | Technology

I was pretty pleased with Apple's response today except for one thing. Jobs spent a fair amount of time claiming that other phones have similar problems.

Other Smart Phone Makers Slam Apple's Antenna Claims

| Posted 07.19.2010 | Technology

Steve Jobs Claims Apple's Problems are Common to Smart Phones (Photo from Apple Video) Before he announced he was giving every iPhone 4 user a free ...

Smartphones Starting to Look Alike

| Posted 07.22.2010 | Technology

Some of the new phones are starting to look a lot like others on the market. When will we get to the same point with smartphones that we have reached with PCs.

The Other Side of the Facebook Privacy Issue

| Posted 07.27.2010 | Technology

While Facebook.com might not look much like those original photo books and directories you or your kids had in elementary school, it does help us find and communicate with people who share a common bond.