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5 years ago

iPod touch Sales Soar this Holiday Season

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iPod touch Sales Soar this Holiday Season

According to the mobile App analytics firm, Flurry, not only has the App Store seen a record-breaking month, December nearly doubling sales from November, this holiday season has seen iPod touch sales skyrocket as well.

Since November iPhone users have downloaded the most apps from the App Store, that is until Christmas day as iPod touch app downloads eclipsed those of the iPhone by 172%. And if you think that sounds impressive, downloads from Apple's third-generation iPod touch jumped up nearly 900% on Christmas Day alone.

All of this data would indicate that the iPod touch was quite a hot seller this holiday season. How many of our readers gifted or received their own iPod touch this Christmas?

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5 years ago

iTablet Rumor Updates -- Superhard 10" Panels, and iSlate Nostalgia for MessageSlate

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iTablet Rumor Updates -- Superhard 10" Panels, and iSlate Nostalgia for MessageSlate

Some interesting rumor updates on the iTablet, or iSlate if Apple goes that way, including the status of its panel and production, and some nostalgia for another unreleased bit of Apple kit -- the Newton-era MessageSlate.

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5 years ago

AT&T, iPhone, and New York City: Fraud? Really?

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AT&T, iPhone, and New York City: Fraud? Really?

As Rene mentioned earlier today, AT&T online is not selling iPhones to people in the New York City areas, but physical stores and Apple are selling them. AT&T's latest explanation for this is fraud.

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5 years ago

Quick App: ZumoDrive Cloud Storage for iPhone

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Quick App: ZumoDrive Cloud Storage for iPhone

For those of us looking for an iDisk alternative, Zester has come out with the ZumoDrive. The ZumoDrive is a free service (up to 2GB, you can purchase more) that allows you to store and sync files to the cloud just like Apple's iDisk. The app has three main sections: Files, Music and Photos.

This is how it works: You install the Zumo client on your PC or Mac. Once installed it can automatically look for your music and photo libraries. You can also add your own files and folders to sync too.

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5 years ago

Want to Take an iPhone, iPod touch, or Any Gadget on a Flight Into the US? Here's What You Need to Know!

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Want to Take an iPhone, iPod touch, or Any Gadget on a Flight Into the US? Here's What You Need to Know!

In the wake of the latest act of terrorism attempted on a US airplane, the TSA has enacted what appear to be deliberately unpredictable new security measures that seem to include a complete ban on the use of electronics like the iPhone or iPod touch, and even the use of the bathroom for the last hour of any plane trip in-bound to the US.

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5 years ago

Regarding the iPhone in NYC -- AT&T "Periodically Modifies Promotions and Distribution Channels".

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Regarding the iPhone in NYC -- AT&T "Periodically Modifies Promotions and Distribution Channels".

So the internets are exploding thanks to a Consumerist article that involved not being able to order an iPhone in New York City via AT&T's website.

AT&T has apparently found a workable solution to the reported data congestion in New York City. They've quietly stopped selling the iPhone to customers in the New York metropolitan area, at least from their web site.

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5 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 27 Dec 2009

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 27 Dec 2009

The end of the year and the holidays aren't stopping us from keeping an eye out for smartphone news and continuing to bring you comparative reviews in the Smartphone Round Robin. Be sure to check out the latest updates page to see what's new, or you can follow via Facebook, Twitter, and of course RSS. This week, you can listen to us discuss the iPhone on The Cell Phone Junkie Podcast, so don't go missing that either. On to the big news of the week!

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5 years ago

MobileMe Having Post-Christmas Blues -- WebApp, iChat, Prefs Down, Down, Down!

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MobileMe Having Post-Christmas Blues -- WebApp, iChat, Prefs Down, Down, Down!

According to MobileMe System Status, Mac Preferences, Windows Control Panel, iChat, and the www.me.com WebApps are down for the count. (Just how hard did they hit the eggnog over the last few days?)

Still, they're keeping some pretense of holiday spirit, or irony:

All other MobileMe services are online and fully operational

Let us know how badly you're affected, and when things start going smoothly for you again.

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5 years ago

GV Mobile 2.0 for iPhone Coming Soon to Cydia

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GV Mobile 2.0 for iPhone Coming Soon to Cydia

Boy Genius scored a sneak peak of a Google Voice client, GV Mobile 2.0, which will be available in the near future on Cydia to anyone with a jailbroken iPhone. GV Mobile is an application which allows your iPhone to use all of the features that comes with Google Voice and was actually in the App Store for a short period before Apple decided to yank it along with rejecting Google's very own application. After being pulled, the developer introduced GV Mobile to Cydia and offered up his hard work to anyone with a jailbroken iPhone.

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5 years ago

Quick App: Night of the Living Dead (N.O.T.L.D.)

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Quick App: Night of the Living Dead (N.O.T.L.D.)

We are very aware that this application may not be for all of our readers, but for those of you who are horror movie fanatics, N.O.T.L.D. [iTunes Link - $.99] is an app for you. Never again will you have to leave your home without your very own copy of George Romero's 1968 'zombie' classic, Night of the Living Dead.

This app includes the original and alternate movie posters, a streaming version of the movie which is broken down in chapters (streams perfectly fine on AT&T's 3G data network), and an wiki page detailing anything you'd like to know about this classic films history.

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5 years ago

iPhone Review from WMExperts’ Phil -- Smartphone Round Robin

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iPhone Review from WMExperts’ Phil -- Smartphone Round Robin

I'm an iPhone. Phil's a Windows Phone. Typically the jokes about creaky old, stylus and resistive bound, UI impaired smartphones of generations past would start there, but for this year's Smartphone Round Robin Phil's strapped with the HTC HD2 and not only are we unable to poke fun -- we're afraid to. But now that he's armed with the Windows Phone equivalent of an ICBM, how will he treat our iPhone?

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5 years ago

ProSwitcher iPhone Jailbreak Multitasking UI Goes 1.0

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ProSwitcher iPhone Jailbreak Multitasking UI Goes 1.0

ProSwitcher [github link], the webOS "Cards"-style flickable, flick-to-close-able multitasking interface for Jailbroken iPhones running Backgrounder that we posted about last week has just gone primetime with version 1.0. You can find it in Cydia.

If you try it out, multitask us up a comment and let us know how it performs.

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5 years ago

BlackBerry 9700 and BlackBerry Storm2 Review from an iPhone Perspective -- Smartphone Round Robin

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BlackBerry 9700 and BlackBerry Storm2 Review from an iPhone Perspective -- Smartphone Round Robin

RIM has one of the oldest OS platforms in the 2009 Smartphone Round Robin, but unlike Nokia's S60 (reviewed here last week), and Microsoft which is busy rebuilding, CrackBerry.com's signature BlackBerry Bold 9700 and BlackBerry Storm2 enjoy huge popularity in North America, a seemingly unbreakable hold on the Enterprise market, and an ever-increasing focus on consumers.

Last year, Dieter likened the previous BlackBerry Bold 9000 to the Treo 650 -- perhaps the ultimate representation of a platform at its peek of perfection... yet raising the question of where that platform had left to go. On the other hand, the original Storm1 never failed to disappoint, a hit in numbers but not hearts of BlackBerry lovers. Now it's a year later. Does the BlackBerry Bold 9700 take the roll of Treo 680, a slimmer, more polished perfection, still not hinting at platform futures to come? And does the Storm2 get right what the Storm2 done so wrong?

To try and answer that, the SPE editors did a Round Table with Mickey for the Cell Phone Junkie podcast, and I got plenty of help from CrackBerry Kevin and a stupefying amount of information from the CrackBerry Forums. Huge thanks to everyone -- I needed it!

(And just a reminder, every day you post on my CrackBerry.com thread, or any of the official Round Robin threads, is another day you're entered to win one of six (6!) new smartphones!)

Okay, time to bring the BlackBerry rain... after the break!

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5 years ago

Bluetooth Keyboard for iPhone via Jailbreak BTstack

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Bluetooth Keyboard for iPhone via Jailbreak BTstack

Ringwald's BTstack Keyboard for Jailbreak lets your iPhone 3G or 3GS, or BT-enabled iPod touch use a Bluetooth keyboard and is now available via Cydia.

Based on the open-source BTstack project, it's been tested on:

  • Apple Bluetooth keyboard
  • Think Outside Stowaway Universal keyboard
  • Palm Wireless keyboard

But should work on any similarly functioning device, and the status for iPhone 2G appears to still be up in the air.

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5 years ago

Boxing Day Sales Hit Canada

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Boxing Day Sales Hit Canada

The day after Christmas is Boxing Day in Canada, which has become the northern equivalent of the US' Black Friday sales extravaganza and now typically stretches the entire week before New Year.

So, Canadians, whether you're looking to save $20 off a 64GB iPod touch G3 from BestBuy.ca, $30 off a 16GB iPod touch 2G from sister store Futureshop.ca, or just get some music deals from Apple's iTunes Store Canada, either brave the cold and crowds, or surf the web

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