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Apple announces final MacWorld, no Steve Jobs keynote

engadget.com — Apple has just issued a press release stating that this coming MacWorld in January will be its last, and Steve Jobs won't be on hand to say goodbye. Instead, Phil Schiller will be heading up the proceedings, thus marking a quiet end to a conference that' been the launching point of some of the most important pieces of consumer tech in recent memoryMore… (Apple)


Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" Released, Loaded with New Features

linuxmint.com — Based on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, Linux 2.6.27, Gnome 2.24 and Xorg 7.4, Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" comes with a brand new "Software Manager", FTP support in mintUpload, proxy support and history of updates in mintUpdate, mint4win (a Linux Mint installer for Microsoft Windows), tabbed browsing in Nautilus and a lot of other improvements.More… (Linux/Unix)


MPAA Fears Economic Downturn Will Boost Piracy

torrentfreak.com — Following the banks and the car companies, the movie industry might be the next to be hit by the economic downturn. No bail-out plan has been suggested as of yet, but MPAA chairman Dan Glickman is worried that piracy will grow to a new high during the current financial crisis - and he might just have a point there.More… (Tech Industry News)


Yahoo puts meat on Open Strategy bones

news.cnet.com — The Internet pioneer adds a social angle and applications to Yahoo Mail. Also: applications on My Yahoo and a new browser toolbar.More… (Gadgets)


iPhone 3G finally unlocked by the Dev-Team!

engadget.com — Well this has been a long time coming. It seems that the iPhone Dev-Team has finally done the impossible -- they've gone and unlocked the iPhone 3G. The hack isn't out yet (the team says they're shooting for a December 31st release), but when it drops, the crew seems fairly confident it will result in freedom from carrier oppression.More… (Apple)


Hackers Selling Stolen Facebook Accounts To Gangs For 89p

telegraph.co.uk — The cyber thieves steal the account entry details from users before selling them on to gangs behind online fraud who in turn send viruses to other computer users. These gangs send "spam" messages on to millions of other computer users, urging people to click on false video or photo links. By clicking on the links, people's computers become...More… (Tech Industry News)


Internet Explorer security alert

news.bbc.co.uk — Users of the world's most common web browser have been advised to switch to another browser until a serious security flaw has been fixed.More… (Microsoft)


Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2008

lifehacker.com — In the past year we've highlighted hundreds of Windows apps aimed at making your life easier, boosting your computer productivity, and powering up your PC. For those of you who weren't able to keep up, here's a look back at the most popular Windows downloads of 2008.More… (Software)


Year in review: Apple's iPhone takes off

news.cnet.com — In 2008, Apple arrived as a full-fledged smartphone company, and the Mac gained share. Both put the company in great financial shape.More… (Apple)


Unlocked 3G Iphones being sold in Taiwan

macworld.com — The iPhone 3G launched recently in Taiwan, and users are reporting that the phones are being sold unlocked.More… (Apple)


Rumor: New Mac Mini Coming to Macworld 2009

blog.wired.com — Apple will launch an upgrade to its low-end desktop, the Mac mini, at January's Macworld Expo, according to an Apple corporate employee who contacted Wired.com.More… (Apple)


Apple Loses Some Shine as Mac Sales Slow

online.wsj.com — Macintosh sales declined 1% in U.S. stores in November, lagging behind the overall PC market, as the consumer pullback caught up with Apple.More… (Apple)


AT&T; and Apple May Not See Eye to Eye With iPhone's Future

macblogz.com — The relationship between Apple and AT&T; has evolved into much more of a communicative partnership than Apple is generally known for. The intense legal pressure that both companies have been put under since launching the iPhone 3G has made them work together and share more information. More… (Apple)


6 Ways To Convert A PDF To A JPG Image

makeuseof.com — The solution begs the question – why convert a PDF document to a JPG image? The answer lies in the way we view PDF documents.More… (Software)


10 Creative & Crazy Ways to Recycle Ordinary Objects [PICS]

ecoble.com — Recycling doesn’t have to be limited to helping the environment: it can also be a challenge and opportunity to ingenious designers who work with materials most people would consider waste to create amazing things. Some of the following designs serve multiple purposes: illustrating the material possibilities of what most would consider trash.More… (Mods)

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