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Additional iPhone tracking research

Researchers and reporters are exploring many of the issues related to mobile location data.

The iPhone tracking story led to a host of related investigations. Here's a look at some of the latest developments.

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iPhone tracking: The day after

iPhone tracking: The day after

Analysis and criticism came in the wake of our iPhone tracking story.

The iPhone tracking story published here a few days ago struck an unexpected nerve. Here's a selection of the most interesting immediate reactions.

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Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves

Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves

A hidden file in iOS 4 is regularly recording the position of devices.

Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan have discovered that iPhones and 3G iPads running iOS 4 are regularly recording the location of devices into a hidden file.

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Hints of iPhone envy in China

An informal poll finds 43% of Chinese phone owners who don't have an iPhone wish they had one.

A survey of Chinese phone owners conducted through the Sina micro-blog service finds that iPhones are a prized possession, while Android interest is tepid and things aren't looking good for Nokia.

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Developer Week in Review

Developer Week in Review

iPhone gets cracked, Twitter gets picky, and Internet connectivity gets disrupted.

In the latest Developer Week in Review: the iPhone fell to attackers, Twitter shunned their developers, and the Internet proved not to be as robust as one might hope.

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Why the Droid line caught on

Why the Droid line caught on

Author Preston Gralla on the things smartphone consumers really care about.

Preston Gralla, author of "Droid 2: The Missing Manual" and "Droid X: The Missing Manual," discusses the disconnect between consumer concerns (does it work?) and tech world worries (is Android too fragmented?).

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In Google's "glass house," a battle with Bing looms

Commentary: Copy or theft? How Google set themselves up to get Bing’d.

Is Google's recent war of words with Microsoft a case of calling a thief out by name, or a matter of pot calling kettle black?

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Developer Week in Review

Developer Week in Review

iOS and Android kick out new SDKs, Microsoft head count decreases by one, and the Today Show struggles with the @ symbol

Snowed in, we look at new mobile SDKs, old Microsoft employees, and really old video about the Internet.

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Developer Week in Review

Developer Week in Review

Unix IP on the block, AT&T can't keep a secret, and take one tablet and call me in the morning

This week, Unix was for sale, then it wasn't, then it was again. AT&T announced the most poorly kept secret in the history of secrets. And the tablet was all the rage at CES.

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Four short links: 12 January 2011

Four short links: 12 January 2011

Zork Pen, Clever Web Design, iPhone Library, and Text Layout

  1. Zork and Tic-Tac-Toe on a LiveScribe Pen (YouTube) — this guy totally ported the Z-Machine so he can play Zork on his pen. My favourite bit is the comment from Infocom founder Scott Cutler: As the implementer who wrote the first Z-machine for the TRS-80 some 30 years ago and one of the founders of Infocom, I was thrilled and impressed to see what you did. I can guarantee you that we never imagined it would be played with a pen! (via Joe Johnston and Jason Scott)
  2. Ben the Bodyguard — brilliant web site design. (via Aza Raskin)
  3. three20 — open source iPhone library based on the Facebook app, providing things like photo viewer, message composer, etc. (via The Mission Lab)
  4. Scale and Rhythm — beautiful web site that lets you experiment with the variables in text layout.
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