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Top tech stories this week: iPhone 4 antenna woe, Android Froyo update, new iPods, Nokia N9

Posted: 03 Jul 2010 01:00 AM PDT

Having a good weekend? Great! Why not take some time out from the World Cup sofa action and have a gander with us at some of the week’s top tech stories. There’s plenty to get you excited and worked up about right here!

Among the news nuggets we’ve had lined up this week is news of Apple in pursuit of the equivalent of a tech plumber, email fakery, word on Google’s plans for social domination, some Nokia N9 leakage and the latest on Microsoft Kinect.

iPhone 4: Apple seeks antenna handymen
Still having trouble getting to grips with iPhone 4 signal issues? Looks like Apple is too – and is holding out for a hero (with antenna design experience). Maybe it’s you?

Steve Jobs emails are fake
Apple main man Steve Jobs was reported to be replying to customer emails at a rate of a bazilion jiggawatts, but this one’s been branded a fake. C’mon now, Jobs calling the iPhone 4 “just a phone”…yeah right.

Google to flex its social-network superpowers
Murmurs of a Google Facebook competitor got stirred up after founder Kevin Rose spilled the social beans (oh look, we just made up a vegetable) all over Twitter.

iPhone 4 FaceTime gets sexy
Enterprising bigwigs from the sex industry have spotted a (somewhat obvious) niche ripe for taking advantage of the iPhone 4 and its FaceTime skills. No explanation needed, we imagine.

Dell Streak set free!
Dell started the week off with a loud noise by announcing the availability of the Dell Streak, unlocked and SIM-free without an O2-shaped ball and chain. It’ll set you back £449. Check out our review of it here.

PlayStation Plus subscription service is go!
For £39.99 a year or £11.99 for 90 days you’ll get first dibs on a selection of games each month be first in line for the latest PlayStation exclusive content for as long as you’re tied up. Did you subscribe?

Android Froyo update lands
And it’s much welcome. Android 2.2 Froyo gives Android devices a kick up the jacksy with sped up tasks such as web browsing. Enjoying the update? Let us know.

Kinect multiplayer not so multi?
Microsoft Kinect – Microsofts body-motion detecting answer to the Wii and PlayStation Move can track up to six players at any one time. So why can only two play at once?

Nokia N9 video leakage!
Hit the link to see its sliding mechanism and QWERTY keypad in action and get in all up close with Nokia’s upcoming N9 super-smartphone before anyone else!

Apple iPod Touch getting kitted out with camera?
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Or even better add a camera to it. Along with rumours of an iTunes streaming service is word of new camera toting iPod Touch tune players.

Related posts:

  1. Don’t buy your Android phone for a Froyo update
  2. Lunchtime Lowdown: Samsung Galaxy S Froyo update, Kinect info and iPhone 4 woes
  3. HTC Desire Android Froyo update promised, other phones to follow

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