Tech links for the week

Today being a Sunday, here‘s a fresh rendering of the famous painting Last Supper using Lego.

In a bid to curb iPhone reselling, Apple has started a policy of refusing cash payments for new iPhone purchases and limited to just two the number of iPhone units one person may purchase.

MySpace will soon offer free multiplayer games to users which can be played straight from profile pages.

US carrier Sprint has agreed to unlock phones for their subscribers. This is a wake up call to the local telcos to begin doing the same thing here in the Philippines for subscribers who have finished their long two-year contracts but still cannot fully maximize their phones because of the carrier locks made by Smart, Globe and Sun.

A customer service rep asks a southern California family hit by the fire to pay $300 for a satellite dish that burned along with the family’s house during the recent wildfire. The company has apologized for its insensitivity and took back the demand for money.

Yahoo News! reports that a 34-year-old woman has been charged with using the Internet to try to get revenge on an old boyfriend by breaking up his marriage.

Not even PDFs are safe from malwares and viruses. Elsewhere, enlightening analysis of current security softwares for Windows. These are arguments for trying and moving on with Ubuntu.

Locally, kudos to the organizers and participants of the Mindanao Bloggers Summit which initial reports say is a big hit.

A Bugged Life discusses what Page Rank means or should mean to bloggers.

Blogs have become a teaching tool indeed. Take a look this entry from Akomismo. Do yourself a favor and look at his entire blog and also drop by the blog Rising Sun for the college-level version.

Still on the Glorietta explosion, Blog Addicts finds and reports on what bloggers and webmasters can do to express sympathy to the families of the 11 persons killed by the blast.

Those who have consigned newspapers to their doom and think we should depend exclusively/mostly on electronic media should read Bryanton Post who says we cannot yet count newspapers out.

I agree with The J Spot: Nokia’s 1100 brought back cellphones to basics, making it the world’s most popular cellphone model.