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5 years ago

iPhone Live! Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT

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iPhone Live! Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Join TiPb tonight for all the week's news, views, and rants. If you have any questions, leave a comment below, hit us up on Twitter @theiphoneblog, or better still -- join us live in the chat room via http://www.imore.com/live

Chat with you soon!

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5 years ago

Windows 7 Launches Tomorrow, Which iPhone Users are Making the Upgrade?

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Windows 7 Launches Tomorrow, Which iPhone Users are Making the Upgrade?

Do you plan on upgrading to Windows 7?(survey software)

Our sibling site, WMExperts.com is doing their part to balance TiPb's Apple-centricity with a reminder that Microsoft Windows 7 launches tomorrow. However, since most iPhone and iPod touch users are also Windows users, TiPb's fully on board this new release train as well.

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5 years ago

Quick App: Earthworm Jim Blasts its Way Onto the iPhone

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Quick App: Earthworm Jim Blasts its Way Onto the iPhone

Earthworm Jim [$4.99 - iTunes link], an iPhone and iPod touch remake of the classic Sega and Nintendo game of the same name, has just landed in the App Store.

Confession: I was a huge Earthworm Jim fan back in the day. The animation sold me instantly, and that animation looks just as good on the iPhone. I'm downloading it now. If anyone else gives it a try, especially old-school fans, let us know what you think.

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5 years ago

BlueAnt Q1 Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS

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BlueAnt Q1 Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS

The BlueAnt Q1 voice controlled Bluetooth headset for iPhone [$109.95 - iMore Store] is the higher end version of the BlueAnt V1 I tested last month, and came away impressed with. How impressed? It's a piece of hardware I would recommend it to anyone in the market for a new bluetooth headset. Now that the good folks over at BlueAnt were nice enough to send me the Q1, will I make the switch? For all of the juicy details follow us after the break!

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5 years ago

Dear Apple: How About an Official "Magic Mouse" App for the iPhone and iPod touch

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5 years ago

iPhone/iPod touch Fastest-Growing Consumer Electronic Platform in History

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iPhone/iPod touch Fastest-Growing Consumer Electronic Platform in History

The above graph, part of Morgan Stanley Internet analyst Mary Meeker's presentation at Web 2.0, showing iPhone/iPod touch as the fastest-growing consuming electronic platform in history pretty much speaks for itself. In case it doesn't, TechCrunch speaks for it as well:

[iPhone/iPod touch] adoption ramp is even steeper than videogame consoles including the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and Sony PSP. The original iPod and Blackberry aren’t even in the same league.

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5 years ago

TiPb on CNN: Dieter Talks iPhone and Apple

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TiPb on CNN: Dieter Talks iPhone and Apple

Embedded video from CNN Video

Our very own editor-in-chief talks to CNN's Richard Quest:

As Apple profits surge off the back of the iPhone, expert Dieter Bohn explains the reasons behind the success.

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5 years ago

UPDATED: Google to Launch Music Service, Compete with iTunes?

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UPDATED: Google to Launch Music Service, Compete with iTunes?

UPDATED: Looks like Google is partnering with MySpace's iLike and with Lala for their iTunes music competitor. TechCrunch again has the details:

From information we’ve gathered from sources, the new service will be integrated into Google search. Users will be able to stream songs directly from Google via partners iLike and LaLa. Additional information around the music query will be provided to users as well (presumably any relevant results from YouTube as well as information already available in Google’s existing music search – example). One source said that Google will organize music searches in a way very similar to the way they do public company stock searches today. Users will also be offered the opportunity to purchase songs for download, we’ve confirmed.

Original post after the break!

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5 years ago

Quick App: Boxhead - The Zombie Wars for iPhone

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Quick App: Boxhead - The Zombie Wars for iPhone

Sean Cooper Games and MEDL Mobile have created a highly addicting gem of a game, Boxhead: The Zombie Wars. [$.99 for the next two days - iTunes Link] Playing this game makes me feel like I've died and gone to zombie heaven.

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5 years ago

Apple Was Going to Use Palm WebOS-style Widgets for iPhone in 2007, Abandoned Idea Due to Performance

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Apple Was Going to Use Palm WebOS-style Widgets for iPhone in 2007, Abandoned Idea Due to Performance

As part of the commentary on Jamie Zawinski leaving the Palm Pre for the iPhone (linked in the previous post), Daring Fireball adds:

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5 years ago

Developers Turn, Return, and Reaffirm -- iPhone Still Unmatched

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Developers Turn, Return, and Reaffirm -- iPhone Still Unmatched

Tim Cook (in)famously said other platforms and devices are still struggling to catch up with the original 2007 iPhone 2G, and while TiPb wouldn't go that far (the App Store didn't show up until the iPhone 3G in 2008), strictly in terms of user experience and functionality, he may have had a point.

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5 years ago

More on Apple's New iPhone/iPod/iTunes/Apple TV Remote

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More on Apple's New iPhone/iPod/iTunes/Apple TV Remote

As part of their massive, yet strangely casual, new product drop this morning, Apple also introduced a new version of the Apple Remote [$19 - Apple Store link], which when combined with an RF-enabled Universal Dock, can control your iPhone or iPod (as well as iTunes on Mac or an Apple TV sans-dock). Add in the A/V out cables, and the remote also lets your iPhone or iPod function as a mini, highly portable Apple TV all its own, showing your content on the big screen, controllable with the touch of a button.

Or three buttons now, as the new aluminum and black Apple Remote, which replaces the ancient white plastic one, not only matches Apple's new design aesthetic, but takes the play/pause button out from the center of the 4 way, and puts it on its own, on the side next to the menu button.

Not sure how we feel about this new arrangement yet. It's a little more scattered than Apple's usual (and older) elegance. However, we'll reserve judgement until we get our geeky little mits on it!

Apple's info, after the break!

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5 years ago

Apple Introduces New 27" iMac, MacBook, Mightier Mini, Magic Mouse, Remote

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Apple Introduces New 27" iMac, MacBook, Mightier Mini, Magic Mouse, Remote

Apple today announced new 21.5" and 27" iMacs, a new line of MacBooks, mightier Mac Minis, and a Magic Mouse (with iPhone-like multi-touch), and new Apple Remote.

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5 years ago

Apple Online Store Down -- New iMacs, Mac Minis, MacBooks, Multi-touch Mice/Trackpads On the Way?!

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Apple Online Store Down -- New iMacs, Mac Minis, MacBooks, Multi-touch Mice/Trackpads On the Way?!

Yes, the Apple Online Store is DOWN! Following up yesterday's Daring Fireball of rumors, this is what we might just see soon:

Redesigned Plastic MacBooks, Redesigned ('Impressive') iMacs, Updated Minis (Including One That Ships With Mac OS X Server), the Multi-Touch Magic Mouse, and, as the Wildcard I'm-Not-Sure-I-Really-Believe-It-Myself Out-There Rumor, Maybe Even Some Sort of Mentioned-Nowhere-Else-But-in-This-Very-Headline Multi-Touch Trackpad Gadget for Desktop Macs

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5 years ago

MobileMe Media Sync

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MobileMe Media Sync

Synchronization of Media State Across Multiple Devices, one of the latest patents filed by Apple, aims to use MobileMe to make sure if you start watching a movie in iTunes or on the AppleTV, then switch to your iPhone, you're at the exact same place in the movie (and back again) -- with no USB sync required.

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