The much anticipated tethering option for the Apple iPhone is coming, very soon according to AT&T Mobility CEO, Ralph De La Vega. The CEO has confirmed rumors in an interview at the Web 2.0 Summit that it is indeed coming, but he would not release specifics such as a timescale or any pricing. Tethering has been around for awhile, it involves connecting your cellphone, in this case the iPhone, either wirelessly or with a cable to your laptop or PC to take advantage of its mobile internet connection.
The unlimited data access which iPhone users currently have on their handhelds, will more than likely not carry over for tethering use.
According to leaked reports, foreign hackers broken into computers of both John McCain’s group as well as Barack Obama’s group during the presidential campaign. While the feds have not disclosed the foreign location that broken into the networks, they did successfully make it in and attempted to acquire information.
The hackers apparently were interested in documents outlining the candidates’ policy proposals. The feds have a very good idea of which country is responsible for this break-in, but have not released further information regarding the incident. “You have a problem way bigger than what you understand,” an agent told Obama’s team. “You have been compromised, and a serious amount of files have been loaded off your system.”
Google just released an iPhone version (iTunes link) of its popular Google Earth desktop mapping application. We have seen a wide range of interesting iPhone applications lately, but few have been as impressive as Google Earth on the iPhone. Google has taken the basics of the Google Earth interface and brought them to the iPhone.
We already knew that Netflix streaming was going to be included in Microsoft’s “New Xbox Experience,” launching for the Xbox 360 on November 19, but Netflix had a little surprise in store for us today. In addition to its catalog of over 12,000 titles that will be available for near-DVD quality streaming, Netflix will stream 300 titles in HD to the Xbox 360.