Slow iPhone uploads? Problem should be fixed 'in weeks' says AT&T

If you are one of the million or so people who have been suffering slow uploads on their iPhone as a result of an equipment problem on the ATT network, have no fear, AT&T has “begun” working on a fix.

The issue should be resolved in 2-3 weeks the carrier said.

At issue was a software glitch in equipment provided by Alcatel-Lucent which was slowing speeds.

AT&T said earlier this month that fewer than 2 percent of its wireless customers were affected (statement below). That’s a significant 1.8 million people.

“AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent jointly identified a software defect

Jailbreaking and carrier unlocking now legal in the US?

Here’s some breaking news from the AP:

Owners of the iPhone will be able to break electronic locks on their devices in order to download applications that have not been approved by Apple. The government is making that legal under new rules announced Monday….Another exemption will allow owners of used cell phones to break access controls on their phones in order to switch wireless carriers.

Apple has previously argued that Jailbreaking is illegal under the DMCA. Interesting news, the whole ruling is here. We’re following (here?) to see how this shakes out for Apple and the industry.

Also, some new stuff for those who like to make backupDVDs of purchased Video/Music:

 

(1) Motion pictures on DVDs that are lawfully made and acquired and that are protected by the Content Scrambling System when circumvention is accomplished solely in order to accomplish the incorporation of short portions of motion pictures into new works for the purpose of criticism or comment, and where the person engaging in circumvention believes and has reasonable grounds for believing that circumvention is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the use in the following instances:

(i)  Educational uses by college and university professors and by college and university film and media studies students;
(ii) Documentary filmmaking;
(iii) Noncommercial videos.

 

Wake up to an Apple planet, PC world

It really is time to wake up and smell the coffee. The iPad is eating up the netbook market, Mac sales are rising inexorably and the iPhone is not just a phone but the world’s most popular hand-held computer. Add it all up (properly) and Apple is facing off against HP for the bragging rights to being the world’s biggest (number one) PC maker. Wake up to an Apple planet, PC world!

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iLife '10 gets August 7 launch rumor, iTunes Extras authoring app?

The next edition of iLife is expected, this morning we learn that the software is scheduled to ship “on August 7″.

French Mac website, Mac4Ever.com has announced the date, saying iLife 10 (or, perhaps, 11) will be 64-bit compatible and will ship with a mysterious new application.

That mysterious app could perhaps be support for the creation of iTunes LP and iTunes Extras packages, giving consumers a way to share detailed digital albums featuring all manner of multimedia assets. This software was briefly discussed in December last year.

This would perhaps replace iDVD, which hasn’t seen any significant recent updates.

This will allow artists to create their own iTunes LPs and submit these directly to Apple from the application, which will form part of iLife 2010. (We reckon it will also let consumers create mixed-media assets a la iTunes Extras, and suspect we