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5 years ago

iTunes 8.2 Pre-Release 2: Now Available, Blocks Carrier File Change

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5 years ago

Updated: iPhone 3.0 Beta 5: MMS Now Hidden on AT&T

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Updated: iPhone 3.0 Beta 5: MMS Now Hidden on AT&T

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UPDATE 3: Pretty much confirmed now. No more MMS for AT&T. Also, iTunes 8.2 Pre-Release 2 blocks editing of the carrier file. No more tethering.

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5 years ago

iPhone 3.0 Beta 5 Now Available to Develpers

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iPhone 3.0 Beta 5 Now Available to Develpers

Apple has just released iPhone 3.0 Beta 5 to developers, a scant week-and-a-day after Beta 4. Previously Beta 2 and Beta 3 had been arriving every second Tuesday like clockwork, so was is this a sign of acceleration pre-WWDC, important fixes that needed pushing out faster, or just an early surprise for developers anxious to keep up to date?

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5 years ago

Phone different Podcast Episode 38

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Phone different Podcast Episode 38


Apple's results, more 3rd Gen iPhone chatter, and much much more. us, listen to the podcast to hear what you need to do for a chance to win one of two promo code packs, each pack containing promo codes for: GMap East, Gmap West, and Accufuel. Listen in!

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5 years ago

Shock! Disbelief! Week 4: Big Music Price Hike STILL Makes Tunes Less Popular!

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Shock! Disbelief! Week 4: Big Music Price Hike STILL Makes Tunes Less Popular!

We posted last month about how initial reports showed the then new $1.29 price point Big Music had convinced iTunes, Amazon, and other digital music retailers to adopt had caused pricier tunes to fall down the charts, how do things look now, some 4 weeks later?

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5 years ago

TiPb Birthday Bash! Win an Unlocked ColorWare iPhone 3G!

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TiPb Birthday Bash! Win an Unlocked ColorWare iPhone 3G!

As previously announced, TiPb celebrates our one year anniversary on May 11, and as a giant thanks to you, our members, we're celebrating in style. Birthday Bash style! Starting tomorrow, we begin a slew of daily give-aways including iPhone accessories, promo codes for some of our favorite apps, iTunes gift cards, and... our biggest grand-prize so far:

  • A factory unlocked 8GB iPhone 3G in your choice of 35 different color options courtesy of the awesome folks at ColorWare.

That's right. Your iPhone. Your way.

How can you win? Simple! Remember those daily give-aways we just mentioned? Enter them (this here Birthday Bash link will help you keep track!). Every time you enter one of the give-away contests, you are automagically entered to win the grand-prize.

Contests start tomorrow, May 7, 2009. Announcements will be here on the blog, but the contests themselves will take place on the TiPb iPhone Forums so if for some unimaginable reason you haven't yet -- register now!

Contest details after the break!

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5 years ago

Review: Case-Mate Vroom for iPhone 3G

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Review: Case-Mate Vroom for iPhone 3G

[Ed: New Case-Mate Vrooms in new spectacular colors now available in the TiPb iPhone Store! - Rene]

The iPhone 3G certainly has a ton of case options. Everyone has their own take on what constitutes a good iPhone case—some prefer silicone, others want a hard plastic, some prefer loud cases, others search for more subtle options. We take a look at a lot of cases here at TiPb and there’s a different qualification for the case we’re about to take a look at—this falls under the ‘fun’ category.

The Case-Mate Vroom for iPhone 3G ($14.95) is a subtly-fun designed rubber case. From afar the Vroom case looks like a basic, black silicone case that protects the back of the iPhone 3G. Upon closer inspection, whoa what?! The back has tire tread!

Is this merely a gimmick? How cool is it?

Read on for the rest of the review!

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5 years ago

Wednesday Fun Comic: Wolverine Better Get a BlackBerry!

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Wednesday Fun Comic: Wolverine Better Get a BlackBerry!

SNIKT! How appropriate that CrackBerry Kevin SMASH! was homage'd straight from the pages of Hulk vs. Wolverine, as it seems from the Evil-Comic above that everyone's favorite Canadian mutant maniac might just be heading his way soon.

Remember: he's the best there is at what he does, even if what he does isn't very nice... to multi-touch smartphones, bub.

(True geeks are free to make their own Storm jokes here).

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5 years ago

Apple Alters Policy on Water-Damaged iPhones

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Apple Alters Policy on Water-Damaged iPhones

Cue the Jaws music... According to ifoAppleStore.com it seems Apple has recently changed their policy on water-damaged iPhones. Effective now, Apple will replace the iPhone you dropped in your toilet with a new or refurbished phone - guess that would depend on what kind of mood the Genius is in - for $199 without extending your contract for $199.

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5 years ago

Microsoft iClones Apple App Store Restrictions?

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Microsoft iClones Apple App Store Restrictions?

We love many things about the iPhone. Most things even. One of the few things we're not so chuffed about is the weird, wacky restrictions Apple places on App Store apps, and the sometimes haphazard way in which those restrictions are applied.

So, one edge we thought the other platforms might have would be the relative openness of their competing app stores. Turns out maybe not so much. How so? Our buddy Phil Nickinson over on WMExperts spent his weekend scouring through Microsoft's Windows Marketplace for Mobile restrictions, and at first blush they appear at least as crazy as Apple's:

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5 years ago

iPhone 3.0: Swipe to Delete Contact Info

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iPhone 3.0: Swipe to Delete Contact Info

Not sure if this is new to Beta 4, or if it appeared earlier in iPhone 3.0, but it's the first we've seen of it so we're passing it along. What is it exactly? Simply go to Contacts, pick a name, and then swipe to call up the red "Delete" button that we all know and love from Email and other, previous apps going all the way back to iPhone 1.x.

Nice way to speed up removing unwanted or outdated information. Thanks Apple!

(And thanks Adam for the tip!)

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5 years ago

Updated: iPhone 3G Coming to Orange UK?

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Updated: iPhone 3G Coming to Orange UK?

Updated: To address some of the comments, we edited out the URL field to protect the source, but it was not the public facing web address mentioned below. It was local intranet address. Of course, anything is fake-able, so we'll just have to wait and see if -- ever -- Apple and Orange UK make an announcement... or not.

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5 years ago

FTC Investigating Apple and Google Antitrust Issues

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FTC Investigating Apple and Google Antitrust Issues

The New York Times (via Daring Fireball) reports that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking into whether the ties between Apple and Google's respective Boards of Directors violate Section 8 of the Clayton Antitrust Act.

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5 years ago

Rumor: Apple to #Buy @Twitter?

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Rumor: Apple to #Buy @Twitter?

Dieter rates this rumor at 10%. He may be generous. Never-the-less, noted Silicon spysite Valley Wag is reporting that:

A source who's plugged into the Valley's deal scene and has been recruited by Apple for a senior position says Apple and Twitter are in serious negotiations, with the goal of unveiling a deal by June 8, when Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference launches in San Jose.

Valleywag thinks Apple may want to uber-cool web savvy of the Twitter crew for their own. Dieter had another idea: what if they're looking to spice up a BlackBerry Messenger (MMB)-style service to compete with RIM?

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5 years ago

Quick App: AT&T myWireless for iPhone

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Quick App: AT&T myWireless for iPhone

Today AT&T's very own application, myWireless, was released in the the App Store for all AT&T subscribers to download. myWireless [iTunes Link] is a crafty little app that lets iPhone users manage their AT&T accounts easily from the device itself. You can view your data and minutes usage, view and pay your bill, and you can even add and remove extra features like text messaging and early nights/weekends, all from the comfort of your very own iPhone.

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