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AT&T WiFi is now available for iPhone users [update: No, it's not]

AT&T WiFi is now available for iPhone users [update: No, it's not]

[Updated after the cut]

AT&T has started offering free WiFi to its iPhone customers, again! The WiFi service was previously available for iPhone users in on and off fashion. AT&T provides more than 17,000 WiFi hotspots in the country and many of them are in StarBucks locations. While it's great news, it might not be all that to iPhone 3G users that have fast wireless data connectivity already.

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Wal-Mart and Dell partnered up for on-call tech support

Wal-Mart and Dell partnered up for on-call tech support

I’m pretty sure most of you know Geek Squad, the on-call computer technician that behave as they are some sort of government secret agent. Wal-Mart wants to have its own man in white too – partnering up with Dell, Wal-Mart will be testing the Solution Station in 15 Dallas stores.

The new service unit will be doing work such as PC repairs, setting up home theatre, wireless networking, and electronics that were sold by Wal-Mart. We will have to see how this odd partnership between Wal-Mart and Dell works out.

[via giz]

Rhapsody joins DRM-Free music download bandwagon

Rhapsody joins DRM-Free music download bandwagon

If you can’t fight them, join them! Rhapsody finally decided streaming model might not be making as much money as they think and were unable to compete with iPod, so they decided to adopt the download model. Rhapsody seems to understand that consumer hates DRM and made their service DRM-Free in MP3 format.

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.Mac users can now receive emails on Me.com domain

.Mac users can now receive emails on Me.com domain

Apparently Apple has enabled the ME.COM domain name for most .Mac subscribers. Email sent to username@me.com should be arriving to username@mac.com inbox by now. Apple plans to migrate the email services from mac.com to me.com domain soon, but will also keep the mac.com as an alias domain. MobileMe will be replacing .Mac as Apple’s web-based services that provide address book, email, and calendar services. Apple has set MobileMe to launch in early July.

AT&T Suspended its Free WiFi Access for the iPhone

AT&T Suspended its Free WiFi Access for the iPhone

So the free ride is over, AT&T has suspended free WiFI hotspot access for the iPhone. I had personally use it several days ago just by connecting to AT&T WiFi and punching in my phone number and today I’m connected to the same hotspot in Starbucks but it does not take me to the same login screen anymore.

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We7 launched, offers 500,000 DRM-free MP3s at no cost

We7 launched, offers 500,000 DRM-free MP3s at no cost

The free download service We7 is finally here, and claimed to offers 500,000 tracks of music from Sony BMG label and independent artists. These tracks are available to users for free and not protected by any kind of DRM, however it comes with pre-roll advertising that starts before the music track begins and lasts only several seconds.

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Blockbuster offers to buy Circuit City for $1 billion

Blockbuster offers to buy Circuit City for $1 billion

The actual price would be somewhere between 1 and 1.3 billion dollars, but that’s still a lot of coin. Both companies are suffering, and both companies could probably use the boost that this would offer to each of them so it’s a wonder why Circuit City has been sitting on its hands with this offer since February 17th.

Mio and ATX partnering to bring you real time info you can use

Mio and ATX partnering to bring you real time info you can use

Mio, long time manufacturer of GPS devices, is partnering with ATX, a major provider of telematics services in both the US and Europe. The types of things this partnership will bring you include lots of location-aware types of data including local weather, weather for your planned destination, in-depth traffic info, and business directories that change as the respective businesses open and close.

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