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CEOh'Snap: Google's Eric Schmidt to "Talk with Apple People" Over Continued Role on Board

When he's not borrowing CrackBerry Kevin's personal handset to snap quick pics and give Android Cassey conniptions, Google CEO Eric Schmidt is responding to reporters about his role as a member of Apple's Board of Directors in light of Google entering the operating system space -- again:

"I'll talk to the Apple people. At the moment, there's no issue,"

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iPhone 3.0: HTTP Streaming Media

Apple Insider took a closer look at the HTTP Streaming Media feature that was highlighted as part of iPhone 3.0, but hasn't received a whole lot of attention since:

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iPhone Patent Watch: ID App, Outgoing Voicemail Recorder, Pre-Selected Content, SMS Parental Controls, and SMS Confirmation

Apple Insider brings us a huge roundup of recent Apple iPhone-related patent filings.

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The Competition: Sony Ericsson Android UI

More big news for Android -- and no, not just HTC finally going 3.5mm with the headphone jacks -- but Sony Ericsson's new "Rachel" Android device and it's UI.

Hot on the heels of the HTC Hero's Sense UI, it's again showing the power and flexibility of Google's other OS.

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iPhone 3GS Doesn't Support HSUPA for High Speed 3G Upload

Macworld is reporting that while the iPhone 3GS chipset does indeed support the new (for North America!) HSPDA download speed of 7.2 Mbps, Apple didn't see fit to equip it with the matching HSUPA upload speed of 1.4/1.9 Mbps. Indeed, they claim the iPhone 3GS will top out its uploads (sending videos to YouTube, emailing photos, etc.) at a comparatively anemic 384 Kbps.

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Will Apple's iPhone Surpass Nokia by 2012?

Matt Miller over at our sibling site, NokiaExperts, takes issue with a prediction that Nokia will drop to 20% while Apple and the iPhone soar to 35% worldwide market share by 2012:

The iPhone has a singular form factor and has been doing incredible the first couple of years in existence. However, as more Android devices roll out, Windows Mobile 7 shows up in force, RIM keeps chipping away with the BlackBerry OS, and Palm struggles to find itself with WebOS I doubt Apple will pass up Nokia.

Matt also points out that Symbian Foundation could replace the ailing S60 by then as well, making the situation even more of an unknown.

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iPhone 3GS -- Twice the RAM... 10x the Impact?

tap tap tap points out something that perhaps should have been obvious from the start regarding the iPhone 3GS' 256MB of RAM -- that doubling the memory, once the OS loads and programs start eating away at it, often leaves more than double the free space.

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iPhone 3.0 Still Causing Wi-Fi Problems?

Back when iPhone 3.0 launched, we heard Wi-Fi was giving problems to some -- primarily iPod touch -- users. Various network resets or OS restores seem to have quieted that down, but now TUAW is reporting that the newly launched iPhone 3GS might be suffering Wi-Fi troubles as well:

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Google Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and Talk -- Now With 100% Less Beta!

Our sibling site, Android Central, brings word we'd almost given up faith at ever being brought'ned. Google apps, including the Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and Talk we love so much on the iPhone (and iPod touch), are out of beta and high on life! Google's own blog explains-ish:

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Wall Street Journal Profiles Hackers Behind the iPhone Jailbreak

The Wall Street Journal, yanking the curtain away from the wizards behind the iPhone jailbreaking scene, reveals a group of highly precocious teens, twenties, and thirty-somethings.

Now, if you're the kind of personal who gets disappointed when they find out Hulk Hogan's real name, prepare yourself for the unmasking of Chronic and Dev Team members -- it's equally less-than-cool.

If you just want a peak behind the scenes, however, check it out:

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