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Ditching the iPhone? I’ll Bet WinMo Has What You Want

Friday, July 31st, 2009

As of late, we have three prominent names publicly ditching the iPhone. Om Malik, from GigaOm, Michael Arrington from TechCrunch, and one person who’s inspired me for ages, macintosh developer Steven Frank from Panic, inc. here in Portland, Oregon. While I have no qualms with their decisions to ditch the iPhone, I’m having a tough [...]

iPhone 3GS: Some Pit-falls Revolving Search, Photos and Videos

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I’ve had roughly 7 hands on hours with the iPhone 3GS. While the device performs entirely like a newer, faster, more powerful iPhone, a few pit-falls regarding searching and tagging leave me a tad confused.
Undoubtedly, the video recording feature is absolutely phenomenal. I’ve already been recording everything around me for the fun of it, [...]

Israel Finally (Officially) Gets the iPhone

Monday, June 15th, 2009

From an article on popular Israeli website nana10, it has been announced that Israel will finally (officially) get the iPhone through national carrier support.
As of now, the announcements only state that Pelephone will be carrying the device and that they’ve been told to “get ready” for the launch. What’s perplexing is why Orange isn’t anywhere [...]

iPhone OS Running On A Multi-touch Monitor. Probably Fake, But Still Amazing! (Video)

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Apparently some folks over at either decided to get real creative with some After Effecting, or they’re literally doing Apple’s work for them.

This might totally be fake, and done with running a matte mask through After Effects, but it’s still incredibly impressive. I can think of a ton of useful real-world applications for something [...]

iPhone Concept: I Really Wish This Was Real

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Between some exciting Steve Jobs reports, iPhone 3.0 and Snow Leopard, things are heating up the weekend leading in to WWDC. Be sure to tune in to Gizmodo’s live coverage here: on Monday, June 8th at 10am Pacific.
No, it’s not real (sadly). But I really wish it was.

Palm Pre Overhyped, and Why Roger McNamee Shouldn’t Speak In Public

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Currently burning through huge cash infusions from Venture Capital firm Elevation Partners, Palm has moved all their chips, their rolex and mortgage to the center of the table with the Pre.
In a matter of days Palm will be releasing the most overhyped device since the original iPhone. They’re calling it the Pre, which takes its [...]

AT&T Working On “Everything Plan” Tethering Included

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

I’ve recently heard that AT&T has plans to release an “everything plan” to combat Sprint’s efforts with the Palm Pre. They are hoping to have details hashed out before the Pre is released. But from pricing plans all the way down to data usage, I get the feeling that things are still pretty disorganized over [...]

The Palm Pre: Hope or Hype?

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Let’s cut around the hype and get to the point. I’m hounding the release of the Palm Pre the same way I hounded the iPhone from January 2007 until that historic day in June. Maybe not with the same passion and intensity, but I’m definitely checking in on a daily basis to see what’s going [...]

Apple Holding iPhone 3.0 Special Event on March 17

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Apple has recently dished out invitations to a special event set to be held on Tuesday, March 17 in Cupertino to go over the iPhone 3.0 software and new Software Development Kit (SDK).

Next Tuesday’s event will come just over a year after the company released the original SDK at the iPhone 2.0 software event. [...]

Amazon Releases Kindle For iPhone Application

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Following on the heels of the Kindle 2’s recent debut, Amazon has released a free Kindle application for the iPhone and iPod touch that will give users access to their vast e-book library.

Dubbed “Kindle For iPhone,” the application will allow consumers to purchase and read Kindle books through an interface that the company describes as [...]

iPhone Negotiations With China Unicom Have Reached Possible Agreement

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Recent information sheds light on negotiations between Apple and Chinese telecom provider China Unicom, and the possibility that both sides have reached an amicable agreement.

In early February we first reported about the ongoing talks between Apple and China Unicom. As we previously explained, even though feverish reports came in claiming that all talks had broken [...]

Apple Sr. Product Manager Talks About iPhone Gaming and App Store

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 has posted an interesting interview with Eric Jue, Apple’s senior product manager for iPhone worldwide product marketing. The interview touches upon Apple’s intentions with gaming and the possibility of an Xbox-live style games community.
The interview takes place in London, and among some of the most interesting responses given by Jue are in direct comparison [...]

Google Demoes Off-Line Mobile Web Apps with iPhone (VIDEO)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

New functionality being shown by Google publicly for the first time, allows mobile devices to access data that has been locally stored on the device without any network connections. A first for new-age mobile devices, and a breakthrough for developers.
iPhoneBuzz posts a video and images of the new functionality which is split into three categories. [...]

Turn-by-Turn iPhone GPS Gets Demoed (w/Screenshots)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Turn-by-turn GPS functionality has been an exceedingly sought after feature since the launch of the iPhone 3G itself. It now appears that the Slovakian company, Sygic has developed a native iPhone application that does just that.

Images courtesy of The iPhone Blog
Making its debut at this year’s Mobile World Congress, this turn-by-turn GPS application comes [...]

The App Store Bandwagon: Who’s Next?

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Today marks the beginning of GSMA Mobile World Congress (formerly 3GSM World Congress) week in Barcelona Spain, which stands as the world’s largest exhibition in the mobile industry, bringing together a host of mobile operators and equipment vendors.
Last year’s event provided manufacturers with the opportunity to display their touch capable smartphones in efforts to come [...]

Adobe’s First Full-Blown Flash Player for Smartphones Announced, No iPhone

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Adobe Systems has announced that its first full-blown multimedia Flash player aimed at smartphones will be released by the end of the year, yet Apple remains steadfast in its opposition against the media player making its way to the iPhone.

Adobe is claiming that Google, Microsoft, Palm and Nokia will all be releasing either platforms, or [...]

App Store Wars: Taking the Fun Out of Flatulence [U]

Friday, February 13th, 2009

After we ran a story about two competing applications, NJection Mobile and Trapster, another iPhone developer has stepped up to expose what he sees as unethical and immoral tactics being used by his competition.
Air-o-matic makes Pull My Finger (iTunes link), which sells for $0.99. Competing developers InfoMedia Inc, make iFart Mobile (iTunes link), which also [...]

Briefly: Analyst Speculates Over AT&T Plans, Mobile Me Large File Sharing

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Apple has made an announcement on their Mobile Me news page that explains a new large file sharing feature via iDisk. Speculation over the future of AT&T’s iPhone rate plans continues, only seems a bit misguided.
A video tutorial explaining how to use the new service can be seen here. “The process is a simple matter [...]

Leaked iPhone Photo Suggests Matte Black Revision

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

The Mac Observer has posted a photo of what they suggest may be an upcoming revision to Apple’s iPhone. The changes described are cosmetic with the iPhone shedding its glossy exterior for a flat matte look.

Apple’s iPhone has been rumored to be staying on its normal release schedule with an upcoming revision in June or [...]

Palm Claims to Have “No Issues with Apple” Over Patents

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Apple and Palm have been publicly shying away from addressing what may be a large legal tussle surrounding multi-touch patents. Previous comments from Apple have provoked the notion of aggression, while the latest comments from executives at Palm sidestep around the possibility of patent lawsuits.
At the Thomas Weisel Technology & Telecom Conference, Palm chief Ed [...]