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Haiti Earthquake Survivor Uses iPhone App as Survival Tool

Apple's iPhone, along with the help of a medical application, has saved at least one life in the tragic Haiti earthquake. American film maker, Dan Woolley, found himself trapped in rubble when the Haitian earthquake struck, injuring his head and leg. With no other place to turn he used his trusty iPhone along with help from a unknown first-aid medical application. The app helped him diagnose his broken foot, make a tourniquet for his leg, and described the best way to bandage his head to stop the bleeding. He even set the alarm clock to go off every 20 minutes to make sure he stayed awake and alert.

65 hours later he was rescued.

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iTablet to Look like Bigger, Slimmer Original iPhone 2G, Use MacBook Battery?

AppleInsider is claiming "people familiar with the device" as saying Apple's upcoming iTablet/iSlate/iPad will have a physical design reminiscent of the original iPhone 2G launched in 2007:

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Star Wars Opening Recreated in HTML, CSS!

Speaking of Daring Fireball links and HTML5, Guillermo Esteves has re-created the opening crawl from the original Star Wars using only web-based technologies. It currently runs exclusively on the bleeding-edge WebKit nightly builds, Safari for OS X Snow Leopard... and on the built-in iPhone Safari (though it doesn't look as polished).

That's right. No Chrome anything, including Android 2.1. No Palm webOS browser. That it works on the iPhone's and iPod touch's MobileSafari... is kind of crazy considering it hasn't been updated since iPhone 3.1.2 back on Oct. 8. Just goes to show how seriously Apple is pushing the web on the iPhone.

So, yeah, words moving away into perspective in your browser, but this is without QuickTime or Flash or anything to strain your bandwidth or burn your battery. Very nice.

YouTube video of the WebKit nightly build version after the break!

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YouTube Beta Testing HTML5 Instead of Flash for Video

Last night, Daring Fireball linked to YouTube's new opt-in beta that allows you to get HTML5 video instead of the traditional Flash-wrapped kind.

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Final Fantasy I and II Coming to iPhone

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy II, the classic RPGs that started the blockbuster franchise, are coming to the iPhone and iPod touch.

No release date yet, but stay tuned. More pics after the break!

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AT&T Preparing Network for "Unannounced" Devices -- iTablet, 4th Gen iPhone?

Boy Genius' sources have been hearing that AT&T has been meeting with their regional executives to discuss network changes that will soon be taking place in order to handle the load of "unannounced" devices that will use "heavy data".

iTablet and/or 4th generation iPhone perhaps?

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WSJ: Apple iTablet to do for Newspapers, Magazine, Books, What iPod did for Music

When the Wall Street Journal cites sources and talks Apple, it's usually part reporting, part expectation setting, and if this is the latter, than exactly what Steve Jobs plans the iTablet to do for print media -- newspapers, magazines, and books -- is no less than what he did for music on the iPod. Digital revolution much?

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Apple's Steve Jobs Dislikes Google's Eric Schmidt?

Jim Goldman of CNBC claims to have a source that is giving up some goods on the whole Apple and Microsoft teaming up against Google fiasco story:

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Apple Announces Event, Verizon iPhone Rumors Follow

Apple announces their Jan. 27 "Come see our latest creation" event, and like a big, rumor-filled moth to an increasingly rabid internet flame, rumors of a Verizon iPhone being part of it follow:

"We believe there is a good chance," writes Canaccord Adams' Peter Misek in a note to clients Wednesday, "that the 'One more thing…' part of next week’s presentation may include two iPhone-related announcements: namely, the release of iPhone OS 4.0 and the unveiling of iPhone 4G coming to Verizon in June."

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