Apple iPhone OS 4.0 released

Apple has just released their latest firmware update for the iPhone and iPod touch excluding the 1st generation models.

Although the user interface has not changed much, apple have hade huge improvements to the OS, with copy and paste in 3.0 and now multitasking in 4.0, though multitasking is not supported on the iPhone 3G.

iTunes 9.2 is required to upgrade your device to 4.0

Save/import of contacts gone in latest QFE3 update of Windows Live Messenger 2009.

A commenter over at Jonathan Key’s Messenger Geek blog has pointed out a very useful feature has been removed in the latest QFE patch. The ability to backup and restore the Messenger Contacts list. Why this has to be removed I have no idea nor does Jonathan Kay.

The feature was handy for the following scenarios.

  1. Moving your contact list from one account to another. Like I had to do a few years ago.
  2. When you want to have a backup of all your contacts for use elsewhere.
  3. Restoring your contact list after it has somehow disappeared.

One suggestion that Jonathan has suggested is to go to , choose the Manage menu and then Export or Import but this is not ideal.

BBC Radio 6Music invades Radio 4

BBC Radio 6Music lade an unplanned visit on Radio 4’s frequencies on Thursday Evening. The 7pm News bulletin get’s interrupted with Wednesday Week by The Undertones for just under 3 minuets before the problem is resolved but not before the start of The Archers was also missed. An apology was broadcast at the end of The Archers.

The problem was down to BBC Radio 6Music switching output from London to Manchester for Marc Riley’s programme.

Listen back to this unusual event below or download the MP3.

Virgin Media to offer 100Mbps cable broadband by end of year.

Virgin Media, the UK’s leading internet service provider, today announced it would begin the roll-out of a 100Mb broadband service, the fastest available commercial product in the UK, by the end of 2010.

Virgin Media customers will be the first to get broadband speeds more than 24 times the average speed provided by other ISPs. The new speed tier is designed for tech-savvy users who want the very best the internet has to offer, and will act as Virgin Media’s flagship product in a strong portfolio of broadband speeds.

Virgin Media already leads the market for next generation broadband services in the UK and will have increased its top broadband tier from 20Mb to 100Mb in less than two years. By leveraging the technological superiority of its fibre optic cable network, the company has brought next generation internet speeds to 12.6 million homes throughout the country and is the only mass-market provider of ultrafast speeds in the UK. In addition, Virgin Media’s cable network means it is able to deliver very close to advertised headline speeds, unlike its ADSL competitors, or that claimed by other operators’ embryonic investment in fibre.