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5 years ago

Apple Now Accepting Submissions for iPhone 3.0 Apps

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Apple Now Accepting Submissions for iPhone 3.0 Apps

Maybe this explains, at least in part, the new iPhone 3.0 Beta 5released yesterday? Looks like Apple is super-eager to get developers testing and submitting 3.0 compatible applications.

We're really eager to see what developers are coming up with to leverage all those great 3.0 features as well. Really, really eager. Ahem.

Full text of Apple's email to developers:

All apps must be compatible with iPhone OS 3.0

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5 years ago

iPhone 3.0 Beta 5: AT&T Data Network Problems and Potential Fixes

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iPhone 3.0 Beta 5: AT&T Data Network Problems and Potential Fixes

Apple made mention that some developers, when updating to iPhone 3.0 Beta 5, might experience problems connecting to AT&T's data network. Apple asked any devs so affected to contact them, and one dev who had the problem called in and let us know what Apple told him:

Apple just called me back, had me turn the phone off then back on. Then turn the wifi off and try it and it seems to be back to working. Thaaaank you apple.

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5 years ago

iPhone 3G in the UK: Vodafone Getting in on the Action?

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iPhone 3G in the UK: Vodafone Getting in on the Action?

A couple days ago we mentioned that Orange UK might be in the running to become the second (after O2) carrier to get the iPhone in the United Kingdom. Today comes word that Vodafone (think of it as Verizon with a fancy accent and GSM goodness) may also be splitting the Isles wide open. According to Mobile Tech Addicts:

Now we have discovered a Vodafone portal designed for the iPhone. It is basically a portal that gives you access to news but the question is why would Vodafone go to these lengths if they weren’t about to get the iPhone.

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5 years ago

TiPb Birthday Bash: Name the TiPb "Nation" for a $50 iTunes Gift Card!

TiPb Birthday Bash: Name the TiPb "Nation" for a $50 iTunes Gift Card!

Entering this contest counts as an entry in TiPb's Birthday Bash grand-prize draw for an Unlocked ColorWare iPhone 3G!

CrackBerry Nation. Trekkies (Trekkers?). Wu Tan Clan. Colbert Nation. TiPb... ???

Who are we? What are we?

We need an identity here folks! And we need you to come up with it!

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5 years ago

Reminder: How To Create a US iTunes App Store Account Without a Credit Card (but with Promo Codes!)

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Reminder: How To Create a US iTunes App Store Account Without a Credit Card (but with Promo Codes!)

For NO PARTICULAR REASON, we just wanted to remind everyone that even if you don't have a US credit card, Apple has helpfully provided a knowledge base article on how to create and use US App Store accounts. With these accounts, you can still download and use apps (and redeem promo codes).

The process involves making sure you're not already logged in with another account, then choosing App Store from the menu, downloading a free app, choosing "none" for the payment type, and responding to the confirmation menu.

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5 years ago

TiPb Birthday Bash: Win a mophie Juice Pack Battery Pack/Case for iPhone 3G!

TiPb Birthday Bash: Win a mophie Juice Pack Battery Pack/Case for iPhone 3G!

Entering this contest counts as an entry in TiPb's Birthday Bash grand-prize draw for an Unlocked ColorWare iPhone 3G!

Courtesy of TiPb's iPhone Store, our first accessory give-away is the mophie Juice Pack 3G! Designed to more than double the time you can Rock, Talk, Surf and Send with your iPhone 3G. The Juice Pack is a rechargeable lithium polymer battery in the form of a non-slip, soft grip case. It extends the time that you can use your iPhone 3G in these ways (additional hours):

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5 years ago

iPhone 3.0 Beta 5: App Store Gets Age-Based Restrictions for Parental Control

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iPhone 3.0 Beta 5: App Store Gets Age-Based Restrictions for Parental Control

More new finds in iPhone 3.0 Beta 5: it seems like those Restriction Settings -- allowing parental control over apps based on ratings -- we heard rumored in the wake of Reznor-gate have been surfaced in the latest beta.

Options include:

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5 years ago

iPhone 3.0 Beta 5: Email Podcast Links from iPod App

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iPhone 3.0 Beta 5: Email Podcast Links from iPod App

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5 years ago

TiPb Birthday Bash: G-Map East & West Great American Give Away!

TiPb Birthday Bash: G-Map East & West Great American Give Away!

Entering this contest counts as an entry in TiPb's Birthday Bash grand-prize draw for an Unlocked ColorWare iPhone 3G!

G-Map for iPhone, in both US East and West flavors ($24.99 each - iTunes link), is the current king of the iPhone roads. Chad's already gone on record with his love for this app:

I have been using G-Map US East for the iPhone now for a couple of months. Why wait for FULL GPS Navigation with Turn-by-Turn with Software 3.0 when you can have it now. All that is lacking is the audible cue to turn, but it has excellent visual cues. Easy to use and fast calculations make this one a winner! The developer says they will add Audible Turn-by-Turn with Software 3.0. Did I mention that Internet access is not required? That’s right, all of the maps are on your hard drive with no subscription!

With slick features like real 3D junction view, there's nothing else like it for short hauls or cross-country road trips alike. Which brings us neatly to our first, and maybe one of our most challenging TiPb Birthday Bash contests!

Inspired by babydol's idea, head on over to the TiPb Birthday Bash: G-Map East & West Great American Give Away! thread in the forums and post a photo of your iPhone that best shows where it's been, where you want it go, or just how you feel about traveling the United States. Be majestic, be funny, be creative. (And yes, Photoshop is fine too.)

Give us that EPIC moment of iPhone Americana, and we'll pick five (5) of you to give promo codes for BOTH G-Map East & West (that's $50 worth of apps!), courtesy of XROAD.

Contest details after the break!

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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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