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First Netflix, then Instagram, now BBM? We’re getting reports along with a lot of Twitter noise that the preferred BlackBerry service has actually headed south. This creates one heck of an anti-social weekend if you’re a photo-sharing, BBM-er for certain. Let us recognize if you’ve been affected by the service, in the meantime why not read up on some tech news? We have actually plenty!
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If you’re having trouble getting a data connection on your Verizon-branded handset this morning, you’re not alone. We’ve been receiving a bevy of tips from disgruntled Verizon customers, due to an apparently widespread outage across the carrier’s mobile data network. Based on what we’re seeing on Verizon’s @vzwsupport Twitter feed and forums (linked below), it looks as if both 3G and 4G networks have been affected. We tested some handsets in the San Francisco area, and can confirm that data connections are indeed down at the moment. We’ve reached out to Verizon for comment, and will let you know as soon as we hear more.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
Could it be that Apple’s latest smartphone is plagued with a troubling design flaw? Just ask the handful of iPhone 4S users who’ve experienced issues with their SIM cards, and they’ll tell you this is very much the case. While we have no reason to believe a majority of iPhone 4S owners are affected, the problem appears to span across numerous carriers and parts of the globe — even Sprint and Verizon Wireless users aren’t immune. Some report resolving the problem with a new SIM card, while others have reason to believe its the reader itself. Then there’s a group known as Woo Servers, which believes the malfunction is related to a short circuit caused by a design flaw with the SIM card tray. They’ve provided a detailed list of instructions to remedy the problem with a simple piece of tape as the cure. Sadly, not everyone seems to benefit from the advice. So, Cupertino, care to lend a hand?
Always a pleasure to find that there are innovative startups building really cool stuff in my own backyard. Meet Wondergraphs, a bootstrapped company that is building Web-based software that lets people do beautiful things with data. Suddenly, analyzing corporate – or publicly available – data and creating graphs for reporting purposes becomes much more exciting than what it sounds like.
The Wondergraphs tool lets you easily and rapidly upload data you want to base your reports on and churn out great-looking charts in a flash (video demo). The tool lets you aggregate, group and filter any data you throw at it, using drag-and-drop, and enables you to create clear charts on the fly.
You can simply import data from Microsoft Excel through copy/paste, via CSV files or straight from online services like Google Spreadsheets and Factual. To fit the needs of developers, Wondergraphs also links to database systems like MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQLServer and MS Access, and offers an API upon request to boot.
Any reports generated through Wondergraphs can be viewed online, or can easily be exported to Microsoft PowerPoint. The team is also building an impressive iPad app to add to the output line-up.
One caveat: to create reports and analyze data, one must have Flash player 10 installed, although Flash is not required for viewing reports.
Pricing varies from free to $ 25 per month or $ 100 per month for customers with lots of data to process (and they do have some current clients in that category)
Wondergraphs has offices in Leuven, Belgium and Sunnyvale, California.
The company has been developing its software for a few years now, and hasn’t raised a dime in outside funding yet. Wondergraphs co-founder and CEO Dirk Stevens tells me they’re currently looking for “the right type of early-stage investor” to step in and spur further growth.
I have a feeling investors – particularly the few seed stage investors we have here in Belgium – will soon be kicking themselves for not finding out about this particular startup before this post.
Apple IPad Reporting Problems Connecting to CDMA Networks
According to comments on the Apple Support Discussion users who disable the 3G connection while they are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot are often then finding that they cannot reconnect the 3G service again.
Read more on Cellular-News.com
Bing app for iPad makes searching the Web beautiful
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2.5m iPad 2s delivered to Apple in March
Apple received somewhere between 2.4 and 2.6 million iPad 2 units from suppliers in March 2011, a report has claimed. Given that you can’t get an iPad 2 for love nor money at the moment, with the UK and US online Apple Stores still quoting a shipping time of two to three weeks , it’s a good bet that the vast majority of these have been sold.
Read more on Macworld UK
If you get just five spam text messages a day then consider yourselves lucky, as a Chinese mobile user could easily amass at least 30 messages daily, according to Cloudmark. Fortunately, said company has been working with GSMA and various network operators on building an SMS spam reporting system, which should help drastically reduce worldwide cellphone spam. The idea is rather simple: in a multi-country trial that ended last December, participants from AT&T, Bell Mobility, SFR, Sprint, Vodafone, Korea Telecom, and the Korean Internet & Security Agency forwarded suspect spam to “7726,” which is short code for “spam.” Cloudmark’s cloud-based system would then be able to identify and block these messages in the future, be it scams, linkbaits, or just ads from perverse companies. While this sounds like a perfect solution, it’s not entirely clear how much this service would cost the operators, but hey, it’s never too early to start a petition if you need it that badly.
The State Ministry of Industry in China has “outlawed” VoIP calling, suggesting workers use good old China telecom for their important calls out into the Capitalist wilds. According to a report, the ministry suggested that 30 million current users are using “illegal VoIP operators” and they have been given a number to call to report use of VoIP in their neighborhoods.
Generally this looks more like a power play by China Telecom and the other carriers to maintain its user base than any real concern over legality. However, it’s fairly obvious that VoIP is harder to police than POTS but considering the official Chinese carriers offer VoIP of their own, it’s pretty hard to swallow the security angle.
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