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iPhone 3g Steals the Show - Makes Cover of Best Buy Circular

A few weeks back Rene reported that starting September 7th Best Buy would be selling the iPhone 3g. Well that day is rapidly approaching and look what has landed on the cover of next weeks Best Buy's circular.

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Is MobileMe Secure Enough for Your Data?

It started innocently enough. Prince Mclean over at Apple Insider commented in passing:

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iPhone Controlled R/C Car... Say What???

This cool piece of video came to us from a email tip from 18 year old Josef Průša. Have some time to spare? Have a old remote control car laying around? Well that's what Josef had and he and his brother took "only one afternoon" to get this up and running!

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iPod Touch 2G Shocker: Thicker and More Tapered?

Okay, so we pretty much all now know what the iPod Nano 4G will look like, but what about the iPod Touch 2G? If iLounge's sources are right -- surprise, surprise -- the upcoming refresh will see it slightly thicker but more tapered, just like what happened to the iPhone back in June. What else?

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IMEI Tracking Voodoo = 8 Million iPhones Sold?

Following on yesterday's Net Applications MobileSafari metrics, which showed ever increasing iPhone browser share, TUAW now tells us Investor Village has found yet another obscure path to sales deviation. This method involves tracking the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) code on each individual iPhone sold, and using it:

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Cellular Data Meter a Little Untrustworthy?

tsopanos emails in and points us to this iPhone Hellas story. Yes, it is literally Greek to us (groan), so here's a Google Translation.

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Apple to Unleash iTunes Music Extras via App Store?

One of the last "advantages" CDs had over music downloads (like iTunes or Amazon MP3) is the printed extras they could include in booklets, like photos, art, lyrics, and other assorted bonus material.

Well, get ready to kiss that goodbye. According to TechCrunch, who bills the story as "Apple Puts One More Nail Into the CD Coffin":

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Updated: iTunes 8 to Get Visually "Trippy" With It + Genius Recommendations + HD TV

Update: Kevin Rose has a new blog post up, with some additional info:

iTunes 8 includes Genius, which makes playlists from songs in your library that go great together. Genius also includes Genius sidebar, which recommends music from the iTunes Store that you don't already have.

With iTunes 8, browse your artists and albums visually with the new Grid view; download your favorite TV shows in HD quality from the iTunes Store; sync your media with iPod nano (4th generation), iPod classic (2nd generation), and iPod touch (2nd generation); and enjoy a stunning new music visualizer.

(Thanks Bad Ash for the update!)

Original post after the break...

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Send in the Clones: Meizu M8 Demo Edition

By now I'm sure you are all tired of seeing other companies try to follow in the footsteps of Apple's success. Well Meizu has been working on the M8, eh... ok it's a iClone, for some time now. The following video was posted by the founder of Meizu, J. Wong, showing it off running a highly customized version of Windows Embedded CE 6.0 (the underlying core beneath Windows Mobile 7.)

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Major Data Outage in the East

Engadget, BGR, and reader reports all confirm: AT&T is having a serious data outage in the east. We just received a confirmation from Derek (Hi Derek, we hope you're not trying to read us over 3G or EDGE!) that it's out in Washington, DC. Other folks from St. Louis to New York are getting the same. AT&T is on it, though:

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