The artists previously known as The Quarrymen are sticking to CDs, pranksters go for a repeat performance but lose something in the process, and not all droids are created equal. Ease into the weekend with the remainders for Friday, August 6, 2010.
Beatles, iTunes deal still at impasse — Yoko Ono (Reuters)
Guess what? The Beatles still aren’t going digital. After seven years of the iTunes Store. Yoko Ono says that, despite Steve Jobs’s brilliance, there’s still a missing element. Ooh, ooh, I know this one: it’s a lack of people caring anymore.
Apple Stores block jailbreakme.com, can’t stop the jailbreaking (Engadget)
After pranksters decided to jailbreak iPhone display units in Apple Stores, the company blocked the URL of the Website. So, they started using other devices’ Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. Turns out pranks, like old VHS tapes, are subject to generation loss.
Droid X not gaining Android 2.2 until September (InformationWeek)
The Android 2.2 update, code-named Froyo, won’t hit the newly released Droid X until September. Meanwhile, the Motorola Droid, which has already received the update, still won’t get the much-touted mobile Flash Player—which was supposed to be coming with 2.2—for another week and a half. It’s confusing, but if you’re trying to figure out which Android units have the update, don’t worry—there’s an app for that.
With ban looming, some Saudis sell off BlackBerrys (Associated Press)
As Saudi Arabai prepares to ban the BlackBerry, due to “national security” issues (read: BlackBerry traffic is encrypted and thus un-snoopable), many Saudis are trying to sell them off. Unfortunately, nobody seems to want to buy them. Just like in the U.S.!