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Pastebud Brings Copy and Paste to iPhone Between Mail and Safari

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Pastebud is a new service for iPhone users that will allow copy and paste functionality between the Mail and Safari applications.
Gizmodo first posted Pastebud’s video. Currently, the service doesn’t require anything extra to be installed. It avoids Apple’s App Store by using two bookmarks in Safari. “One prepares and loads the page you are viewing, [...]

Hidden SDK Gaming Features, iPhone Games On Your TV

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Ars Technica has been hard at work uncovering hidden features in Apple’s iPhone SDK. Today, they broke ground with their research and have turned the iPhone into a complete gaming device fit for the big screen.
The following video is a demo that Ars Technica’s Erica Sadun, and Freeverse, makers of Moto Chaser, have collaborated to [...]

How to Enable Emoji Icons Outside of Japan

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

As part of the iPhone OS 2.2 update, Apple enabled the Emoji icons for iPhone users in Japan specifically running on the Softbank network. Unfortunately, there is no way for users outside of Japan to activate the icons.
19 year old software developer Steven Troughton-Smith explains how to enable Emoji icons system-wide. If you aren’t familiar [...]

Google’s iPhone App Is Cheating, Breaks App Store Rules

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Google’s Mobile App for the iPhone is breaking some App Store rules. By tapping into private API’s the application is utilizing technology that should be off limits to developers using the iPhone SDK.
According to research done by John Gruber (Daring Fireball) and Erica Sadun (Ars Technica), the Google Mobile App that has recently been embraced [...]

Apple Launches iPhone Developer Forums Beta

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Apple has launched the Apple Developer Forums Beta, where for the first time, iPhone developers can openly discuss development methods and techniques. The forums are open and available to developers in the iPhone Developer Standard Program, Enterprise Program, and University Program.

Since launching the iPhone SDK, Apple was under tremendous heat by the development community [...]

iPhone Copy-and-Paste, Maybe Next Time

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Apple has released a new iPhone Firmware version (2.2), which includes some substantial enhancements to certain usability scenarios and applications. While a lot of the added eye candy is a welcome addition, still missing from the iPhone, is one little feature called copy-and-paste.

In the new firmware, Apple has enabled full Google Street View, public [...]

Google Street View Enabled in iPhone Firmware 2.2 Beta 2 [U]

Friday, October 24th, 2008

MacRumors reports that Google Street View has been enabled in the latest build of iPhone 2.2 Firmware (Beta 2).

While previous versions of iPhone Firmware 2.2 (Beta 1) hinted at Google Street View support, it had not been enabled.
Adversely, the first official phone running Android, T-Mobile’s G1 with Google, has support for full Google [...]

Apple Pushes iPhone Development, Tech Talks Coming Soon

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Interested in iPhone development but don’t know where to start? With the new iPhone Tech Talk World Tour, Apple is aimed to help you increase your knowledge about iPhone development with a series of development talks led by industry professionals.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity. The event is free, but space is limited.
Apple technology evangelists and [...]

Apple Has Finally Dropped the iPhone (NDA) Non Disclosure Agreement

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Apple has finally dropped the long withstanding Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that had been set in place for iPhone developers.

Up until now developers haven’t been able to openly discuss or write books/blog posts on the iPhone SDK and development practices. Because Apple had kept this NDA in place, they were pretty much sewing developer’s lips [...]

Google Unveils Android Market, aka Android App Store

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Google today unveiled what is being referred to as the “Android Market.” A software store that bares not-so-shocking resemblance to the iPhone App Store. The Android Market, of course, is only directed towards phones running the Android operating system.

Apple has been under harsh criticism for pulling various apps from the app store. Which some say [...]

Violent Comic Book Application Rejected from App Store; Outrage Ensues

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Murderdome, a dark and violent comic strip noted for its excessive gore that has made its entire genre of fiction so popular, has been the first digital book to get the boot from Apple’s App store censors.

After word of the comics’ Tuesday night disappearance spread, publisher, Infurious Comics, had offered up the first episode for [...]

[Video] Offers Up System Wide iPhone Copy-and-Paste

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 is offering up system wide copy-and-paste for iPhone developers that will allow them to implement the functionality within their applications. This functionality has been long demanded by the community, with Apple brushing it off as a “low-priority.”

Copy-and-paste has been a long time missing feature from Apple’s iPhone. MagicPad was an application developed by Proximi [...]

Apple SDK Terms Block Turn-by-Turn Navigation on iPhone 3G

Monday, August 18th, 2008

MSNBC reports some rather interesting news about Apple’s iPhone SDK terms and the potential inclusion of Turn-by-Turn Navigation on the iPhone 3G.

Previously, MacBlogz has reported that GPS features were possibly seeded with iPhone Firmware 2.1. Additionally, a crafty find regarding some expanded Core Location items, which could in theory allow for turn by turn GPS [...]

iPhone 2.1 Beta 4 Seeded by Apple; Push Notification Service Pulled

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Developers have been seeded iPhone Firmware 2.1 Beta 4 by Apple. The content of the update is described by Apple as “bug fixes.”
It is being reported that Apple has removed the push notification service in this current release. Apple says it is being pulled “for further development.” Push notification was announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s [...]

Patents to Blame for SDK NDA?

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Cocoa developers obvious distaste for Apple’s iPhone SDK NDA has continued to be an on-going issue.

Set out to block all public mailing lists, blog posts and third-party reference manuals that would promote open collaboration, the NDA has done nothing but stifle developer’s creative freedom. I could only imagine the frustration that they [...]

iPhone OS 2.0 build released, Apple starts accepting iPhone apps, iTunes remote control app

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Prior to the iPhone 3G and iPhone AppStore launch on July 11th, Apple has unveiled a flurry of updates in preparation for this momentous date.

iPhone SDK 8
Apple has posted a new version of the iPhone SDK to its developer site. Registered developers can now access Beta 8 at the iPhone Dev Center. Apple claims the [...]

Phil Schiller Brainstorms new Apple Rumors.

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

I was watching the March 6th Apple iPhone SDK Event just moments ago, and thought I’d share something rather amusing. When Phil Schiller (Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing) takes the stage, part of his keynote speech includes a live demo of the iPhone’s upcoming Microsoft Exchange Support and features.
While Phil is demoing [...]