They did an interview with CNBC on the book and at one point it focused on Illicit networks. In the book it reads, “The real challenge will be a combination of virtual currency with anonymous networks that hide the physical location of services.”
Jared Cohen’s comment in the interview is that illicit networks are two trillion dollar industry, and adds that a new virtual currency complicates the global challenge. He argues that although it could serve to empower criminals that leverage new technology, there is also new potential for mistakes that foil crime.
Eric Schmidt is asked directly, will big businesses decide to accept Bitcoin or other forms of virtual currencies. Schmidt’s response is: “Bitcoin is a technological tour de force. What I don’t know is ultimately whether it is going to be legal.”
Are you planning to travel internationally and want to unlock your iPhone? This post explains steps related to unlocking an iPhone 4S using the United States carrier, Verizon. It may also work for Android phones on the service, but my experience is with the iPhone. The process takes between 10 and 20 minutes to complete. Be sure to read the “Once you arrive” steps so you are able to finish the process.
Before you get started You should be aware of restrictions Verizon puts on device unlocks. Some but not all of this was covered in a Venturebeat article.
Your account must be in good standing. i.e. you can not owe them money.
They say that your account must have been in good standing for at least 6 months, but I do not believe they enforce this rule.
You may only unlock one device per phone number every 10 months.
I’ve been enjoying Sun Glitters’ most recent EPMouth / Tight and was drawn into Zach Saginaw’s remix of the song “Mouth”. I’m writing to offer some more visibility to Zach and his work.
Zach goes by the pseudonym “Shigeto,” which is both his middle name and the first name of his grandfather. This bit of background and more is covered in his profile at Ghostly International. Ghostly is a Michigan-based record label that also works with emerging electronica artists like Com Truise, Mux Mool and Phantogram.
Shigeto released Lineage, a mini-LP, around this time last year which covers jazz, hip-hop and funk in eight songs. Here’s a link to stream the first track from the album online.
Prefix Magazine did an interview with Shigeto this past June. They asked him about a variety of things including the impact technology and greater accessibility are having on making music today. For example, if everyone can make and release music, what will become of music quality? In Zach’s response he broadened the impact to cover creativity overall: Continue reading →
Some things change, some stay the very same. Like last year this time, I’m using Twitter more than blogging to share publicly. I’ve done a lot of sharing to my semi-private friends on Facebook. I’m am still pumped about RFID and NFC on the iPhone. I still think about how mobile will change our lives. I still listen to, talk about and share music I like.
I turned 30 and jumped off a tall bridge to celebrate. I moved to Seattle, and continue to work on the most exciting technology ever created for people like me.
I had people enter and exit my life over the year. At times life was dramatic. There were many special days both happy and sad. I’ve never captured or shared more of my existence. More than anything I had some big, quiet supporters this year.
Just encountered this when I changed my Google Account password: my iPhone 4 stopped sending and recieving mail from that account even after I updated the password in Settings -> Accounts. The iPhone pops a message saying the password is incorrect. When you try to leave, iPhone tells you that you may not be able to send and recieve mail as a result.
For security purposes, Google occasionally requires you to re-enter your normal password when using their various web services. When you change your password, you may need to pass a captcha test to re-enable IMAP on your gmail. Props go to MadebyMark for the link.
Google has a pretty unassuming unlock page here you must visit with using the browser on the mobile device you’re unlocking. Pass the password and captcha test and your iPhone should be able to get google mail again. Google did not notify me that I might need to pass a captcha test after updating my account password. How was I supposed to know that updating a password might disable gmail IMAP support? The answer is buried in a Google support forum.
UPDATE: If you are using the native mail application on the iPad, you will have to do the same device unlock you performed on your iPhone. I’m interested in any information that better explains how Google authorizes the use of mobile devices. Please @jetsetter or post in the comments if you have further observations.
The subject matter of my previous blog post is now front page news, and Apple has now responded. Time for a follow-up with some additional thoughts. This entry questions the Password Policy for Apple ID and asks whether it may be responsible for past and future attempts to manipulate app ranking in the App store.
A Note on Media Alignment
It is worth noting that we’re beginning to see more media outlets align with or against Apple. From my frequent review of popular mobile news coverage, it has become clear that Gizmodo and PC World do their best to highlight gaffes and problems in the iTunes ecosystem or just about iAnything. Meanwhile a blog like MacRumors seeks to downplay news that might be viewed as concerning or add to the distress from iphone4antennaegate. (I just made that up).
Stanford was kind enough to release all of its CS 193P iPhone / iOS Application Development course under Creative Commons. The lecture videos [iTunes link] are available for free download through iTunes U.
When I went in search for the course files, I found them all individually linked on the course downloads page. Since I don’t want to have to return to this page, I used a Firefox plugin to download all of the files and then organized them into folders. The result is one single archive for you to download.
Most people are going to get an error when building projects from this set: “error: There is no SDK with the name or path…” Gonzalo Gasca posted a four step solution to this:
1. From the Projects menu in XCode, choose “Edit Project Settings”
2. Click on the “General” tab. Near the bottom of the inspector window, you should see the path to the non-existant SDK that’s troubling you.
3. Change the selection for “Cross-Develop Using Target SDK:” to another listed SDK instead of “Other” as it probably currently reads.
4. Click Build, and away you go!
It is nothing short of amazing that this level of educational material is available for free. I came across the Stanford course after Windows Phone 7 evangelist Paul Thurrott pointed out that Microsoft has a lot of catching up to do in the realm of developer documentation and free training products. He’s right.