In early 2009 India reported will deactivate as much 25 million mobile phones for security reasons. Phone without IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) and unregistered phone card to be directly deactivated and can not be used.
The policy alleged to be a result of tragedy Mumbai some time ago. Many parts assess the tragedy occurred because of weak monitoring of cellular phones in India. Department of Telecommunications India (DoT) has issued to all telecommunications network operators to deactivate all unregistered cards and phones without IMEI begin on January 6th 2009.
This Operational Mobile Phone Policy also triggered by many illegal mobile phone imports from China includes the IMEI. To do the actual deactivating, DoT has given time during the six months to prepare everything so that technically the operators will be ready on next January 2009.
IPod owners in New York US seems have to spend more money if they want to download MP3 file. The New York Governor, David Peterson submitted a tax increase to overcome a budget crisis (SMH, Dec 19th 08). IPod tax will also include e-books downloading and other entertainment services such as digital photos and video. IPod Tax is one of 137 postal which planned to be applied on government budget in the years 2009-2010.
Since the financial crisis, especially in the property sector credit is estimated the New York Government has lost fund of USD 15.4 billion. To cover the financial deficit, Paterson plans to increase taxes. New York became the second country after New Jersey, which has first imposed the tax policy on digital downloads. As market responses, many trade organizations believe the rate would increase the number of piracy in digital services.
A Japanese farmer who loves Apple gadgets motivated to create apple fruit with various symbol of Apple Product. Apples fruit which harvested from the trees display the images of IPod, Apple logo and heart-shaped from Apple logo modification.
CNET announced, The Japanese farmer sticks small stickers shaped iPod and the Apple logo, when apples still in the trees. Once waited for some time until harvest day, the farmer remove the sticker attached and the result when all the apples changed into a red, the surfaces under stickers are still green and establish the logo. Photos of these apples are available in a Japanese blog (blog.nobon.boo.jp).
Apple products are known capable of drugging its users, even a year ago a United States citizen Missouri complete all the rooms with various types of Apple Macintosh computers.
In Nokia World 2008, Nokia launched a new mobile phone Nokia N97. Nokia claimed the N97 as the most advanced mobile computer in the world with the latest version of Ovi. The new Ovi is not only able to synchronize user data but also provide a social network service that allows users to share photos, video, audio, and find new places easily. In addition, N97 combines 3.5 touchscreen with a full QWERTY keypad to support the access to social networking site and other favorite Internet sites.
Nokia N97 introduces the concept of ‘social location’. With integrated A-GPS sensor and electronic compass, the N97 intuitively knows position and location. Nokia N97 supports social network with real-time information, allows your friends to get updates about your location with related picture and video. Enhanced Nokia Map also allows users to photograph a building and get information about the building through their mobile phone.