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5 years ago

CES Day 01 Gallery -- iPhone Accessories at iLounge Pavilion

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CES Day 01 Gallery -- iPhone Accessories at iLounge Pavilion

The iPhone has made it's first big, official splash at CES 2010, courtesy of the iLounge Pavilion, set up by the fine folks at iLounge. I've only spent half a day walking around so far, but you can't throw an iPhone without hitting a major player at a big booth showing off some amazing new iPhone accessories.

Here's a quick rundown of what I've seen so far:

  • Etymotic, well known for their high-end in-ear headsets has incorporated the 3-button iPhone/iPod-style controller onto their cables giving you full volume, pause/play, etc. They're also offering an entry-level model without the same system, but with excellent sound quality.
  • HyperMac is offering a new external batteries with USB-out for iPhone.
  • ExtremeMac is doing a range of charging as well, lots of options.
  • Seidio is bringing the vibrant colored case love.
  • Case-mate is offering a design-it-yourself option for cases, also a no-squirt-liquid-required body skin, and Hug, a non-proprietary inductive charging solution where you can buy their case and pad, or from another member of the consortium so you can mix and match. Nissan cup holders will also support it!
  • Gelaskins is bringing in National Geographic and Marvel Comics licenses.
  • Music skins is bringing Beatles licenses.
  • Otterbox is offering lighter, but still armor-like solutions for those who want a little more convenience.
  • Incipio is going with multiple materials and bold designs.

ics after the break!

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5 years ago

Quick App: Zepi for iPhone and iPod touch

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Quick App: Zepi for iPhone and iPod touch

For the past week or so I've been playing this new game from OstinGames, Zepi [iTunes Link - $.99] and it turns out it does belong in the "New and Noteworthy" section of the App Store. It's quite an addicting little game that's premise is simple, build the longest chain of bubbles of single color as fast as possible by tapping them. The longer chain of bubbles you have, the more points you receive.

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5 years ago

Rumored Verizon iPhone to Contain Qualcomm EV-DO Chip

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Rumored Verizon iPhone to Contain Qualcomm EV-DO Chip

According to TheStreet.com, Apple has struck a deal with San Diego based chip maker, Qualcomm, to supply the EV-DO chip for the rumored Verizon CDMA iPhone. Apple originally showed interest in a chip that would combine both wireless technologies, GSM and CDMA, to make it a world phone but then settled for CDMA when Qualcomm and other chip manufactures could not pull it off.

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5 years ago

Ford Sync at CES 2010 -- Very Slick, but iPhone Offers Only Partial Support

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Ford Sync at CES 2010 -- Very Slick, but iPhone Offers Only Partial Support

Microsoft and Ford were showing off the third version of Ford Sync at CES, and Casey and Phil from Android Central and I jumped in and got a demo. The good news is that it works great. It plays your music, makes your phone calls, and alert the authorities in case of accident, and more...

The bad news is the "and more" doesn't apply to iPhone and iPod touch owners since Apple hasn't properly implemented all the Bluetooth control protocols. Also, SMS to voice isn't implemented for the iPhone, and I'm guessing that has to do with the current SDK as well.

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5 years ago

Palm at CES 2010: 3D Games, Video webOS 1.4, Recording, Verizon, and PreCentral -- The Competition

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Palm at CES 2010: 3D Games, Video webOS 1.4, Recording, Verizon, and PreCentral -- The Competition

While I look for iPhone stuff at CES, Dieter and the PreCentral.net crew went over to Palm's presentation, and got the goods on 3D gaming, video recording, Verizon, and more -- PreCentral.net's Here are the highlights:

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5 years ago

Microsoft at CES 2010... What iPhone?

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Microsoft at CES 2010... What iPhone?

I saw Microsoft's massive booth at CES and a giant Bing sign so, optimistically, I went on over to talk with them while our friends from WMExperts hit up the devices. The Bing folks were great, but had no specific knowledge about Bing for iPhone other than there was an app and it did stuff but was kinda beta outside the US. Fair enough. So I headed over to the main reception and asked if there was anyone there from the Microsoft iPhone team. And that's when it got funny. "What iPhone team?"

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5 years ago

Smartphone Experts at CES: The Podcast

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Smartphone Experts at CES: The Podcast

Since the entire SPE team was here at CES in Las Vegas, it made perfect sense to take some time away from ogling gadgets and chatting up our friends in the blogosphere to record a podcast. We talk up what we've seen so far, including the Nexus One and Motorola Backflip; we also chatted a bit about what we're hoping to see at Palm's event today.

As you might have guessed, the show was recorded and hosted by our pal Mickey Papillon of TCPJ. Give it a listen!

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5 years ago

Facebook 3.1.1 for iPhone... Brings Bug Fixes!

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Facebook 3.1.1 for iPhone... Brings Bug Fixes!

No sooner did Facebook 3.1 [Free - iTunes link] finally bring push notifications to Facebook's iPhone app... then a few bugs popped up. Proving Apple's iTunes App Store can turn around updates with lightning speed when they decide to, an update has already been released to squash those bugs and get everyone updating, friending, event inviting, and otherwise getting social with it as fast and furiously as possible.

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5 years ago

Digital Experiences iPhone Gallery -- TiPb @ CES 2010

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Digital Experiences iPhone Gallery -- TiPb @ CES 2010

Digital Experiences is an event held the eve before CES 2010 officially kicks off, and as we've come to expect -- there was a lot of iPhone in the room. From EA showing off their latest games to Sonos showing how completely they've gone in on iPhone, from Speck to Griffin to XtremeMac giving us sneak peaks at their upcoming gear from Powermat's inductive charging solutions, all the way to Google's massive Nexus One booth (okay, everything except that maybe!) the iPhone was in full force.

Check it out, after the jump!

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5 years ago

Orbit Social Phonebook for iPhone Hands-on -- TiPb @ CES 2010

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Orbit Social Phonebook for iPhone Hands-on -- TiPb @ CES 2010

Orbit aims to do for your iPhone what Syngergy does for Palm's webOS -- aggregate all your contacts and their status -- but with an equal and opposite focus on notification management.

So, not only can you link together your friend's contact info along with their Facebook, Twitter, etc., you can group them into various "orbits" (and each contact can be in more than one "orbit"), create all manner of filters, and raise or lower the "volume" of notification you receive.

So, you can set the volume of your raging editor in chief to "high" and your in-laws to "low".

TiPb has discussed this before -- after the rush to Push Notification, we have devices pinging and poping at us all the time and that can become as useless as no notifications.

Orbit [Free -- iTunes link] has just gone live in the App Store, check it out. Video after the break!

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5 years ago

EA Mobile Hands-on with Sim 3: World Adventure -- TiPb @ CES 2010

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EA Mobile Hands-on with Sim 3: World Adventure -- TiPb @ CES 2010

EA Mobile's Sims 3: World Adventure for iPhone brings an airport to your simulated town, first established in the original Sims 3 game, and you can now jump on a plane and visit France, Egypt, and China -- and play mini-games like accelerometer air sickness avoidance -- while you fly. (Yes, it's fun!)

We don't have all the details, but EA mentioned some way to capture image-based information from the original game and use that to load character info into the new game. If it's as slick as it sounds, that's a smart way to get around Apple's no-sharing data sandbox for apps.

Either way, if you enjoyed the first iPhone Sims 3 game, EA is planning to give you more of what you loved -- lots more, and they give TiPb a sneak peak look at it -- after the jump!

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5 years ago

EA Mobile Hands-on with Spore: Creatures for iPhone -- TiPb @ CES 2010

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EA Mobile Hands-on with Spore: Creatures for iPhone -- TiPb @ CES 2010

EA Mobile showed TiPb some of the new gameplay that's coming to Spore: Creatures for the iPhone and iPod touch, and it represents the next stage of evolution. Literally.

Picking up where Spore: Origins left of, your little life-form crawls from the primordial ooze, you have to negotiate similar challenges to last time, but now there are also bosses to contend with, and creatures you may just socialize with rather than savage (or be savaged by!)

It's coming soon to the App Store. But we have a sneak peak video right after the break!

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5 years ago

Paul Thurrot: Tiny Lenovo "kills anything Apple could possibly announce later this month"

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Paul Thurrot: Tiny Lenovo "kills anything Apple could possibly announce later this month"

Windows pundit and iPhone user Paul Thurrott, on the prospects of an an Apple iTablet, after a briefing with Lenovo:

I spent about an hour and a half meeting with [Lenovo] this morning and while I am charitably described as a ThinkPad fanboy, the truth is, they just make the best notebooks on earth. And now they’re getting even better. It’s dizzying. I posted a bit about this yesterday, but there is so much going on here. In fact, their near-final version of a tiny notebook with a breakaway tablet screen absolutely kills anything Apple could possibly announce later this month. It’s not even close.

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5 years ago

TiPb TeleNav Contest Winners

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TiPb TeleNav Contest Winners

Both TiPb and TeleNav are here at CES, so when better to announced the winners of our AT&T Navigator Give Away?

Grand prize winner: @JBaby_9783!

Congrats! You win the grand prize consisting of the "Ultimate Car Pack" which includes one year of AT&T Navigator (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $69.99), a dashboard mount for a cell phone (ARV: $25), a mobile phone charger (ARV: $20), a $100 gift certificate to the iPhone Blog iPhone Store, and a $100 donation in their name to Toys for Tots. – (Total ARV of grand prize: $214.99)

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5 years ago

Facebook 3.1 with Push Notifications for iPhone Now Available

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Facebook 3.1 with Push Notifications for iPhone Now Available

Facebook for iPhone just received an update that contains one of the most sought after missing features, push notifications. It has been a long time coming as most of us hoped for this feature when Facebook 3.0 was released. The only other difference noted in 3.1 is very Android-like, the ability to sync your friends with your address book.

Now all we need is for Apple to step up to the plate with iPhone 4.0 and give us a better to handle our notifications. At least we can all dream right?

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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