Monthly Archives: September 2009

Apple Rejects Healthcare Reform App


iSinglePayer, an iPhone application that advocates for single-payer health care reform was rejected from the App Store by Apple because it is “politically charged.” The application displays charts and bullet points about single-payer health care systems, and it allows users to call members of congress. iSinglePayer even calculates your local congressperson using GPS, and displays the amount of money donated to each congressperson from the health sector.

Fine, but then why does the App Store include apps such as the Drudge Reader and Conservative Talking Points?

Vodafone Confirms iPhone in 2010

Now Vodafone has struck a deal to sell the iPhone:

Vodafone and Apple today confirmed that they have reached agreement to bring iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS to the UK and Ireland in early 2010.

Rumours are that the deal was only agreed late last night after the Orange announcement.

Orange to Sell iPhone, Ending O2 Exclusivity

Orange UK:

Orange UK and Apple have reached an agreement to bring iPhone 3G and 3GS to Orange UK customers later this year.

Not surprising given the recent rumours, and it looks like they’ll have the 3GS too. No indication of pricing, but hopefully more competition means we’ll start seeing more discounts on iPhones.

Mac Installation Experience

Alexander Limi has an elegant solution to the problem of installing applications on OS X.

I’m surprised there isn’t a consensus on the best approach, so hopefully this will start one.

Chef Keith Floyd Dies

Keith Floyd has died after a heart attack at the age of 65.

Keith’s one of my favourite celebrity chefs, and his personality will be sadly missed. Ironically, yesterday Channel 4 aired a documentry about Keith Floyd without knowing that he had died. You can watch it on 4oD for the next 30 days.

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