iOS 4.2.1 Gold Master Now Available For Apple Devs, Hopefully Final

Hopefully, this is the final Gold Master version of iOS 4.2.1, which should be inbound to iPhones, iPads, and iPods soon enough. Reported fixes is the final clamp on that Wi-Fi bug and a few other improvements for members of the Apple Dev Center. If you know a dev, ask him/her for iOS 4.2.1. If you don’t know anyone, then try not to get it off BitTorrent or something and wait for the release.

Like you’d ever listen to that.

Via: Apple

Steve Wozniak: Android Will Beat iPhone, In The Long Run (update: they’re wrong)

Please approach this articles with precision. That means, if you’re an Apple investor, tear your hair out and stare at your multiple monitors with disbelief, and if you’re a regular reader, well, enjoy.

Apparently in an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf (pretty cool, huh?), Steve Number 2 says that Android phones, with the  “more features,” than the iPhone, will be like the PC has been to the Mac: absolutely squishy, you got pwned, you have little market share, etc. While talking about the iPhone however, Woz claimed that the iPhone “has very few weak points,” and that there “aren’t any real complaints and problems,” but still, it would be the more user appeal in the long run that would lure users to the Android side. The Dark Side, if you will.

Oh, and as for Nokia, Woz has this to say: a “brand from a previous generation.” Zing!

Via: De Telegraaf, Engadget

Update: And Nilay Patel, whom I’ve meet at a press event earlier this month, got an interview scored with Steve Woz, and Woz states that he was misquoted. *_*

HP Palm Pre 2 GSM unlocked available for $450

If you have a SIM card and $450, along with some reason to infinitely love HP webOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2, then HP is selling an unlocked version of the handset for $450, starting today, and shipping in 24 hours. Oh, and as a refresher of the specs for you, here ya go: 1 GHz processor, 3.1-inch multi-touch display with 320 x 480 resolution (meh), Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth, GPS, 16GB of on-board storage, and a 5 megapixel camera. Via: HP

Google adds online Docs editing to both Android and iOS devices

It’s about time. The famous Google Docs never, ever had a mobile editor, which severely pissed off many users, including myself. Turns out today people can quit their whining and experience basic (yet the best essentials) of online Google docs editing on iOS 3.0+ (including iPad) and Android 2.2+ mobile devices. A special feature for Android users is the speech-to-text feature first built into 2.1 Eclair (yet not supported on 2.1. Weird, right?), which let’s you jam out GDocs with your voice. According to the Google Mobile Blog, the editor will roll out in the next few days.

MemoDeals: Bad Company 2 for $13 at Amazon!?

I’m distraught. I’ve paid the full $29.99 for Bad Company 2 a few months ago on Steam, went up to Rank 33 Lieutenant with all unlocked weapons, and now Amazon is selling the same digital copy of the game — for $13. Woe is me! That only means you can profit, right? If you can’t afford Black Ops, or MW2 (both the same crazy $60), then spring for Bad Company 2. It was one of this year’s hottest games, wasn’t it? Via: Amazon