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O2 Begins the Great British iPhone Unlock

Chris from Mobiletech Addicts let us know that O2 is coming through with the iPhone unlocks. Once their web form is submitted, they send a text (it took all of 15 minutes form him), then:

I put in a Vodafone Sim Card into the phone and fired up iTunes, a couple of minutes later and the [above] message appeared.

Congrats UK residents, you're free at last!

(Now if only Rogers Canada would find a pair and do likewise right...)

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Apple Quietly Adds Browser-based iTunes Preview

AppleInsider is reporting that Apple has updated links within iTunes to redirect the user to a browser-based preview page called "iTunes Preview". So now you can send a link for a certain album to a friend and they can view it regardless of whether or not their computer has iTunes installed. Previously a link would recognize iTunes was missing and require that iTunes be installed.

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Vimeo Adds H.264, Getting iPhone Friendlier

Add Vimeo to the list of YouTube, Ustream, and Stickam -- sites and services making H.264 versions of their content available for iPhone and other mobile platforms either via the web or via apps.

We won't beat that drum too loudly right now, but H.264, and the new video tags in standards-based HTML5 are where we truly hope the web is headed. No reason a service that prides itself on quality shouldn't get

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Analysts Claim Apple's iPhone Now Boasts 17% Global Smartphone Marketshare

It looks like not only is Apple's iPhone profit share soaring, but its market share has shot up to 17.1% (up 4.2% for the year) as well -- if you believe Gartner. That still places Apple behind Nokia with a still-dominant 39.3% (down 3%) and BlackBerry maker RIM at 20.8% (up 4.9%), but well ahead of the next biggest group "others" (which must include Palm?) at 13.1% (down 7.8%).

Smartphones in general remained strong, growing 12.8% compared to a dismal 0.1% growth for the mobile phone market in general.

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AT&T Demands Verizon Stop Airing "Misfit Toys", Other Attack Ads

Ho-ho-hold on a minute, Verizon -- AT&T's not finding much to laugh about in those new anti-AT&T iPhone "map for that" commercials that show a teensy, tiny blue GSM/HSPA 3G footprint compared the ginormous country painted CDMA/EVDO red. In fact, AT&T amending their original lawsuit to include those new misfit toys, Santa's workshop, and blue Christmas ads.

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TiPb Top 5 iPhone Racing Games -- Second Annual Grand Prix!

Today’s TiPb Top 5 will be directed towards our iPhone and iPod touch wielding readers who love racing games, and It's a follow up to last years TiPb Grand Prix. Just like our other TiPb’s top 5 must-have posts, all of these applications are available in the App Store. For the full overview, follow us after the break!

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The Competition: Palm Pixi Gets Reviewed

It's not an iPhone-like slab, but it does ditch the Palm Pre slider (and Wi-Fi!) for a Centro-esque front-facing webOS form factor, and Dieter over at PreCentral.net has the full Palm Pixi Review up to prove it:

The Palm Pixi is a tiny smartphone with enough features and elegance to woo even the most die-hard feature phone user, but current Pre owners will want to stick with what they have.

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Jailbroken, Installed SSH, Didn't Change Password? New Attack Aims to Steal Your Data

So if you've jailbroken your iPhone, installed SSH, and still haven't changed your password from the default despite our previous warnings about Dutch Ransomers and Australian Rickrollers? Maybe you thought those were just funny (as seen in this video from iPhoneMVP)? Well now things have gotten more serious -- there's a new attack making the rounds that just plain steals your data.

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iPhone Facebook App Developer Says Goodnight and Good Luck

Joe Hewitt, the developer who saw the Facebook App for iPhone and iPod touch to version 3.0, and the cusp of 3.1 (which promised/threatened push notifications), has thrown us the Twitter-equivalent of a curve-ball:

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Apple Updates Mac OS X Safari to 4.0.4 -- Raises Stakes in JavaScript Wars

Apple has just released desktop Safari for Mac and Windows to 4.0.4, which improves full history search performance, has the mandatory stability improvements, and security fixes, but the big news as far as we're concerned is the number one item on the list -- Improved JavaScript performance

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