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6 years ago

Apple Speaks! Security Fix Firmware Coming in September

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Apple Speaks! Security Fix Firmware Coming in September

Dieter's already brought us up to speed on the nasty security bug Gizmodo found in the iPhone's current 2.0.2 firmware (which John Gruber points out Apple already fixed once for firmware 1.1 way back last year -- yikes!). Now Macworld (via MacRumors) reports that Apple has taken the unusual step (for Apple) of confirming the upcoming fix:

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6 years ago

Tip o' the Week: iPhone Cinema

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Tip o' the Week: iPhone Cinema

You are traveling and have a long flight ahead of you. You aren't feeling very social and the last thing you want is to get into a conversation with the person next to you who just happens to have a great multi-level marketing opportunity for you. 

It's late at night and you can't sleep. Your significant other has already called it a night and you're bored out of your mind.

In both scenarios above, you desperately want to catch up on your DVD backlog, but who has the time? Well, read on for this week's Tip on how to turn your iPhone into your very own silver screen!

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6 years ago

iPhone 3G in Canada: Rogers Extends $30/6GB to Sept. 30 + New (and Nasty) Data Plans

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iPhone 3G in Canada: Rogers Extends $30/6GB to Sept. 30 + New (and Nasty) Data Plans

My fellow Canadians, if you're already enjoying the virtually "unlimited" goodness and peace of mind that comes with Rogers reluctant, 11th hour $30/6GB promotional plan, then there's nothing to see here. Your rate is good for the length of your contract.

If you haven't jumped on the "deal" yet, however, remember that the plan is set to expire Aug. 31. Or it was... Rogers seems to have extended it -- slightly -- to Sept. 30.

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6 years ago

"Murderdrome" Comic Banned From App Store. Duh...

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"Murderdrome" Comic Banned From App Store. Duh...

People are remarkable. We can spend time figuring out precisely what we're not allowed to do. Spend even more time doing it. Then spend triple that complaining when we suffer the foreseeable and reasonable consequences of our informed and deliberate actions. Heck, Dr. Phil has amassed a money-bin throwing us up on TV for just such spectacle.

Witness all the PR flackery and blog blustering (present posting included!) going on about the strategic geniuses who decided to go ahead and make an iPhone App Store-optimized engine for navigating and displaying specially formatted comic books.

Was their debut feature a family friendly installment of the Tremendous Super-Spider? Nope. It was "Murderdrome" and it was rejected. Find out why after the jump!

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6 years ago

Steve Jobs Not Dead! (But Might Kill Bloomberg News...)

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Steve Jobs Not Dead! (But Might Kill Bloomberg News...)

Wow. Anyone remember what Steve Jobs did to the New York Times when they merely inquired about his health? Imagine what he'll do to those poor fools at Bloomberg's who just accidentally published -- and then rapidly retracted -- his obituary. (Our guess? 9-finger Wu-Shi death touch, minimum).

According to Gawker, the obit-fart:

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6 years ago

Sugarsync App for iPhone out

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Sugarsync App for iPhone out

While the holy grail for grabbing files on the iPhone would probably still be Apple-made iDisk support (as rumored), there are other options out there. Microsoft's Live Mesh is supposedly going to be the very definition of cross-platform once they mange to get all of their clients done -- but file access for the iPhone is pretty much limited to the browser right now.

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6 years ago

What's the 3G Problem? Source Close to AT&T Says iPhone Tower Power Drain

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What's the 3G Problem? Source Close to AT&T Says iPhone Tower Power Drain

Roughly Drafted is claiming a source close to AT&T has spilled the beans on what's really going on with the iPhone and its 3G connection problems, and what 2.0.2 did to fix it.

In a nutshell? An iPhone 3G running 2.0 or 2.0.1 tries to pull too much power from the network, so when multiple iPhones connect, a tower can actually run out of juice and start dropping calls and losing data.

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6 years ago

iPhone 3G Testing Episode 2: Revenge of the Swedes

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iPhone 3G Testing Episode 2: Revenge of the Swedes

When the Swedish engineers over at Bluetest revealed that, when measured at their facilities, the iPhone 3G radio performed roughly the same as 3G handsets made by Sony Ericsson and Nokia, some (including a few of TiPb's own, very astute, commenters!) cried foul. Not ones to be dissuaded by a little doubt, however, the Swedes brought in some of the people who complained about 3G reception problems, and put their iPhones to the test.

The results? According to Apple Insider, pretty much the same as before:

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6 years ago

Why the UK was Wrong to Ban the iPhone "Just the Internet" Ad!

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Why the UK was Wrong to Ban the iPhone "Just the Internet" Ad!

Casey already told us about how an iPhone ad was banned in the UK for "misleading consumers" about providing "just the internet", and based on how many ZOMG! No Flash Vidz! comments we get, I'm going to go out on a limb and say most people probably share the belief that MobileSafari - ( Flash + Java) != the internet.

Fine.

But allow me to retort. As a long time web (and Flash) developer, however, I'm calling shenanigans on that, and on the UK Advertising Standards Authority. Flash and Java are factually and empirically NOT part of the open, standards based Internet (i.e. HTML, CSS, Javascript/AJAX). Flash and Java, along with things like SilverLight, Real, ActiveX, and a host of other proprietary add-ons are plugins, extensions, and otherwise additions to the Internet -- with all the benefits and drawbacks that go along with that.

Like what? Read on after the break!

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6 years ago

iPhone Analyst vs. Magic 8-Ball: Munster and Rose Edition

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iPhone Analyst vs. Magic 8-Ball: Munster and Rose Edition

Welcome to the first in a new series from TiPb, where we take the often outlandish, sometime surreal predictions of iPhone analysts and pundits, blogeratti and the 'net elite, and compare them to the potentially equally precise prognostications of a... magic 8-ball (running on an iPhone, of course!)

This edition kicks off with Gene Munster, who boldly states Apple will sell 13 million iPhone 3Gs this year, and 45 million next.

Magic 8-ball? "Most likely"

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6 years ago

Gigantic Security Flaw Uncovered in 2.0.2 (updated)

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Gigantic Security Flaw Uncovered in 2.0.2 (updated)

Gizmodo has uncovered what can only be described as a gigantic, huge, and completely embarrassing security flaw on the iPhone.

If you have your iPhone 'locked,' it can be circumvented very easily with very little trickery aside. On the 'lock' screen, you can still make an emergency call. When you tap that, you can then double-tap the home button to bring up your favorites (assuming you have that set).

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6 years ago

AT&T Releases New (Still Expensive) Roaming Data Plans

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AT&T Releases New (Still Expensive) Roaming Data Plans

Have an iPhone on AT&T and want to travel internationally without re-mortgaging your house to pay for the data roaming? You're in luck... mostly. Engadget says the USA's exclusive iPhone carrier has just released two new plans to help mitigate your risk: $119.99 for 100MB and $199.99 for 200MB.

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6 years ago

iPhone UK Advertisement Banned For Misleading Consumers

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iPhone UK Advertisement Banned For Misleading Consumers

The Advertising Standards Authority, which we at TiPb are going to (foolishly) assume is the executive power of advertisements across the pond, has deemed an iPhone Advertisement as misleading in the UK. The sticking point? When Apple said:

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6 years ago

BeejiveIM (JiveTalk) coming to the iPhone? Sounds Good, Looks Better

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BeejiveIM (JiveTalk) coming to the iPhone? Sounds Good, Looks Better

If you've never played around with BeeJive's JiveTalk, boy, you don't know what you're missing! Even though third party apps such as AIM and Palringo are available, I still prefer the look and feel of the JiveTalk WEB APP. I'm sure Crackberry Addicts can attest to JiveTalk's IM supremacy. And you know what? BeejiveIM (formerly JiveTalk) is coming to the iPhone and from the looks of it, seems to better than ever.

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6 years ago

iPhone 3G Bling Edition

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iPhone 3G Bling Edition

Think your iPhone 3G needs some sprucing up? Hate that the chrome bezel of the iPhone 3G scratches too easily? Well, for those who are wealthy beyond even the most wildest dreams, you can now get the diamond edition of the iPhone 3G. With only 50 being made worldwide, it'll cost $10,000 for the first 10 customers with the other 40 being priced at a later point.

Here's the lowdown on the diamonds:

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