2010.08.19

News Headlines - 19 August 2010

▽Apple app Director sells own toilet humour apps - Techwatch
http://www.techwatch.co.uk/2010/08/19/apple-app-director-sells-own-toilet-humour-apps/
Wired reports that Phillip Shoemaker, whose official title is Director of Applications Technology, has published some dubious apps under the company name Gray Noodle.
These include iWiz, which plays non-stop urination sounds. Lift your iPhone up, and the sound of the stream slows; point it down, and it increases.

▽British police arrest iPhone scam gang - TechRadar UK
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/british-police-arrest-iphone-scam-gang-711101
The gang is suspected of using stolen iPhones to run a complex scam involving premium-rate phone lines.

▽Smartphone boom drives media multi-tasking - The Register
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/19/ofcom_report/
Multi-tasking, where users might make a phone call while surfing the net, for example, now accounts for a fifth of media and communications use.

▽Vuvuzela enters Oxford English Dictionary - Mirror.co.uk
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-world/2010/08/19/vuvuzela-enters-oxford-english-dictionary-115875-22497518/
And the vuvuzela is one of more than 2,000 new words and phrases included in the Oxford Dictionary of English for the first time.

▼OTACOOL3 WORLDWIDE WORKSPACES - AKIBA blog
http://blog.livedoor.jp/geek/archives/51068217.html
"OTACOOL3 WORLDWIDE WORKSPACES" published by Shin-Kigen-Sha features workplaces of world otaku.


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