The ‘Social Media for Firefox’ Extension

Useful tool that uses API’s to scan Digg, Reddit, Del.icio.us and others to helps you find stories becoming popular on one site so you can be the first to submit them at another.

“…the ultimate time saver to building powerful social media accounts”.

Perfect for all you news junkies and addicts.

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Quick Byte: Free iPhone Unlock; Gizmodo Has the Scoop

The ability to unlock your iPhone without paying a fee has just been achieved by the iPhone Dev Team, Gizmodo reports

The folks over at Gizmodo are also mirroring the files as the original servers were straining under the load.

Quick Byte: iPod Touch vs iPhone

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) has a good little article comparing the iPod Touch and the iPhone.

Cost, form-factor, Hackability, EDGE – which one is right for you?

Apple Indifferent to 3rd Party iPhone Hacks

Apple marketing representative Greg Joswiak has said that ‘Apple doesn’t oppose native software development’ in a recent discussion with Gearlog.com’s Sasha Segan.iPhone in hand

However, he later clarified that Apple doesn’t necessarily “like” or “support” 3rd party hacks, and that future “software updates will most likely break” native applications on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Joswiak added iPod Touch does not have Bluetooth, and there are currently no games in development for the moment.

He cited the inexperience Apple has with the iPhone platform compared to the Macintosh as the main reason why most 3rd party apps will break when the platform is updated.

It remains clear that the iPhone / iPod Touch is a new, solid platform for Apple in the next generation of mobile devices.

Now we’d love it if we here at ZSO could get it here down under; while squeezing 3G and 16GB into it within the next year… surely not too much to ask, Apple?

VoIP on iPod Touch? A Possibility

We’d love to see VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) on an iPod Touch, as this would give some phone-esque functionality while saving that $100.

Some say that VoIP may work by hacking it to accept the iPhone earphones and mic. Aparently someone has already got Skype working on the iPhone.

As the OS is similar between the devices, according to Apple, then this may also be possible on the iPod Touch.

We will just have to wait and see.

Quick Byte: Palm Kills Foleo

We here at Zero Sum One are not surprised that Palm killed off its Foleo ‘mobile companion’ before arrival.

With limited potential and the ability to only handle basic applications, it didn’t seem to fit into Palm’s philosophy and direction.

Read more about this story over at Engaget.

400 Million Downloads for the Orange Fox

FireFox, the open-source browser distributed by Mozilla, has reached a milestone of more than 400 million downloads.

It was first released in 2004 reaching 100 million downloads within two years, and by the end of 2006 had over 300 million.

The browser is enjoying this exponential growth, with its market share ever closing in on the heavyweight Internet Explorer.

US consultancy firm Janco and the IT Productivity Center says Firefox currently has 17.4 percent of the browser market – up 5.6 percentage points in the last year. Also within the last year, Microsoft’s market-leading Internet Explorer browser dropped 9.6 percentage points to a market share of 63.9 percent.