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5 years ago

State of the Apps: Approaching 10,000 Apps and Avoiding Rejection Traps

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State of the Apps: Approaching 10,000 Apps and Avoiding Rejection Traps

While many sites are reporting that the iPhone App Store has hit 10,000, MacRumors says it's not quite there yet, but will be soon:

While several sites have reported that 10,000 iPhone Apps have been released into the App Store, the actual number of active iPhone apps that can be downloaded is about 9,676 as of today's count. The discrepancy comes from the fact that many apps have been removed from the App Store for various reasons (trademark infringement, discontinued apps, pulled and released).

With approximately a quarter of those being games, and a tenth each for entertainment and utilities.

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5 years ago

The iPhone Blog Week in Review for December 01, 2008

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The iPhone Blog Week in Review for December 01, 2008

Every week I will be bringing you what I think are the week’s biggest stories and articles. Let’s get started, after the break!

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5 years ago

iPhone 2.2.1 Rumor Smashed!

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iPhone 2.2.1 Rumor Smashed!

That Russian website post about accessing a pre-pre-release of iPhone OS 2.2.1 and finding Push Notification Service and Notes Sync? Turns out not so much. BGR says:

The site that houses the forum has posted an update to the blog post that brought attention to the push notification claim, and has stated the original posting was indeed a fake.

So we can all go back to our regularly complaining about PNS being late again, b'okay?

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5 years ago

Tips and How To's: Post-2.2 Battery Woes

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Tips and How To's: Post-2.2 Battery Woes

Like most iPhone users out there, I'm always excited about firmware upgrades because you EXPECT things to be BETTER afterward, right? I just so happened to be up late, writing, on the night that the 2.2 firmware update hit, and wasted no time in downloading it to my precious iPhone 3G. Once completed, everything was fine and much improved!  Or...   was it?

It wasn't long until I realized that my iPhone was heating up excessively and I couldn't keep it close enough to a charger. If my phone was topped off when I went to bed, and left unplugged, it was dead by morning. How could this be? Even a reset didn't help. There had to be some app running in the background that was chewing up my battery faster than Pac-man on a steroid/speed cocktail. Are YOU having the same problem since the 2.2 update? If so, read on. This tip may apply to you!

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5 years ago

Get 10% off at the TiPb Store!

Get 10% off at the TiPb Store!

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5 years ago

Quick WebApp: Ecardlets for the iPhone

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Quick WebApp: Ecardlets for the iPhone

Eric wrote in to let us know about Ecardlets, an eCard WebApp targeted specifically at the iPhone. Says Eric:

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5 years ago

Linux Kernel Running on the iPhone

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Linux Kernel Running on the iPhone

Remember that story about the iPhone almost having run Linux as its OS? Well, some enterprising young hackers have now gotten it doing just that -- the Linux Kernel at least, via tether.

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5 years ago

iPhone 2.2.1 Rumors: Push Notifications and Notes Sync?

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iPhone 2.2.1 Rumors: Push Notifications and Notes Sync?

MacRumors has linked up RussianiPhone.ru which claims to have gotten a pre-release look at the upcoming first beta for 2.2.1, which is said to include both the long-delayed Push Notification Service and something Mike first discovered way back with Mac OS X Leopard's release: Notes sync.

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5 years ago

TiPb Retorts: iPhone Shmodcasts?! WinMo GPS Locks?! Fight the Real Enemy!

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TiPb Retorts: iPhone Shmodcasts?! WinMo GPS Locks?! Fight the Real Enemy!

Sibling site WMExperts, which -- while Dieter doffs his WinMo cap and rounds his robin reviewing the iPhone -- brings us Phil Nickinson's exception to iPhone OS 2.2's Podcast Download feature.

Okay, it's not cut and paste, lack of MMS, no unified inbox, no Flash, etc. etc. In all fairness, it's an interesting look at some of the things we here at TiPb complain about as well, pointedly the 10MB cap for podcast downloads over the 3G network (you have to switch to WiFi for anything larger, same as the App Store has enforced since iPhone OS 2.0):

It’s this kind of manipulation from Apple that keeps a good many of us from wanting to deal with the company (and frustrates many who do). It’s not that the hardware’s not sexy. It’s not that the software is lacking. It’s that lines are being blurred, or destroyed. Apple makes the hardware, and AT&T provides the service. There’s too much collusion going on. If AT&T wants to set a 5-gigabyte cap on my data, fine. But don’t tell me how to use those gigs. And don’t use Apple as a proxy to do so.

The only problem with the argument? The inclusion of Apple.

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5 years ago

iTunes Plus Now Even Plusier? But Beatles Bailing?

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iTunes Plus Now Even Plusier? But Beatles Bailing?

On the rare occasions when I hit iTunes looking for music, I go immediately to iTunes Plus. When it comes to DRM music, I'm just not gonna do it, so if I can't find it on iTunes Plus, I can't find it. Trouble now is, I can't find iTunes Plus! Used to be in the Quicklinks, but now it's gone missing from the iTunes Canadian Store. Maybe MacRumors knows:

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5 years ago

Hacking Away at iPhone 2.2 TV-Out Secrets

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5 years ago

Round Robin: Questions About the Palm Treo Pro?

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Round Robin: Questions About the Palm Treo Pro?

[This is an official Smartphone Experts Round Robin post! Every day you reply here, you're automatically entered for a chance to win an iPhone 3G, Case-Mate Naked Case, and Motorola H9 Bluetooth Headset! Full contest rules here!]

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5 years ago

TiPb's 2008 iPhone Holiday Helper Gift Guide

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TiPb's 2008 iPhone Holiday Helper Gift Guide

What to get for that annoying iPhone owner who knows has everything? For that new iPhone user who's just getting started? For that last minute drop in you never expected but suddenly have to render iSpeechless?

TiPb's got you covered! Here's our 2008 Gift Guide, jammed packed with iPhone goodness just in time for the holidays, after the jump!

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5 years ago

Black Friday Sales = App Discounts!

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Black Friday Sales = App Discounts!

Well, not strictly speaking, as some Apps are being discounted for more than just the day, and others have even gone up in price, but if you check out sites like AppShopper's Price Tracker, you can see that some bargains are to be had!

Some deals are sure sweeter than what Apple Retail is offering off the iPhone (nothing!) and iPod Touch (a tiny bit!).

I might just pick up BeeJive for $9. If you find any sweet App deals, or any great deals on iPhone/iPod Touch outside Apple, please let us know in the comments!

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5 years ago

Apple Store Down! Black Friday Cometh!

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Apple Store Down! Black Friday Cometh!

The countdown has begun? Will we get super-cheaper-more-subsidized iPhones? Eh... probably not. Maybe some cash off the iPod Touch, though, along with the rest of the iPod line, and a few bills off the MacBooks.

Some rumors say bigger discounts than years past. Others maintain the same old, same slim.

We'll know soon enough!

If you manage to snag any great Apple discount swag, let us know!

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