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5 years ago

Apple Owns iSlate.com, Let iTablet Name Rumors Commence!

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Apple Owns iSlate.com, Let iTablet Name Rumors Commence!

Santa was kind to MacRumors.com, gifting them with discovery that Apple has owned the internet domain name iSlate.com since 2007, though it's been hidden away much of that time:

it seems Apple's name was temporarily exposed as the actual owner of "iSlate.com" for several weeks in late 2007. It was changed back within a few weeks, but MacRumors has found the historic record proving Apple ownership of the iSlate.com domain.

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5 years ago

Track Santa on Your iPhone via Google and NORAD

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Track Santa on Your iPhone via Google and NORAD

Turn on your iPhone, tap on Google Maps, type in Santa, and his jolliness will pop right up on your screen thanks to the Christmas spirit of Google and NORAD.

Google Earth app [Free - iTunes link], YouTube, and even @NORADSanta on Twitter will also help you keep your sights set on reindeer and sleigh.

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5 years ago

TiPb Top 5 iPhone Cooking Apps!

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TiPb Top 5 iPhone Cooking Apps!

Today’s TiPb Top 5 will be directed towards our iPhone and iPod touch wielding readers who love to cook. Just like our other TiPb top 5 must-have posts, all of these applications are available in the App Store. For the full overview, follow us after the break!

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5 years ago

VoiceCentral "Black Swan" Brings Google Voice to iPhone Browser

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VoiceCentral "Black Swan" Brings Google Voice to iPhone Browser

Neither Google Voice nor any Google Voice-related apps snuck back into the App Store, at least not yet, but VoiceCentral aims to fill that void with its Black Swan Edition WebApp alternative. TechCrunch has the details:

The app is completely browser-based but has the look and feel of a regular app, complete with a dialer, list of transcribed voicemails, and SMS messages.

Using the WebApp calls both the number you want to reach and your Google Voice number, so you're still using voice minutes, and it can't access your iPhone contacts so you have to upload (and update) those separately. Still, the voicemail and SMS will no doubt appeal to some. It even does HTML5-style local caching.

Once again, as TechCrunch and Apple themselves point out, WebApps provide a way to develop for the iPhone outside the App Store and associated approval method (and problems).

If you have a Google Voice account and want to give VoiceCentral a try, you can apply for the beta. If you get in, let us know how it works for you!

Video after the break!

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5 years ago

Full on Qik Live for iPhone Streaming Video Broadcast Now in App Store

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Full on Qik Live for iPhone Streaming Video Broadcast Now in App Store

'Tis the season for last minute, high-profile, pre-holiday App Store approvals it seems, as the long-awaited Qik, now dubbed Qik Live [Free - iTunes link] has finally hit the iPhone!

I've been lucky enough to have an ad-hoc version for a while now, and it's always worked very, very well, so here's to Apple and AT&T loosening the 3G chains and letting iPhone users do what Nokia N95 users have been doing for years now -- broadcast live from their iPhones!

If you try it out, say to live stream the grandkids opening their new iPod touch presents, let us know how it works for you!

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5 years ago

Evernote 3.2 for iPhone -- Offline Notes, Local Search, Extra Zippy-ness

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Evernote 3.2 for iPhone -- Offline Notes, Local Search, Extra Zippy-ness

Evernote let us know that their huge, elephant-sized update, Evernote 3.2 [Free - iTunes link] for iPhone and iPod touch snuck into the App Store just before the holidays and brought with it new, note-worthy goodness:

  • Zippy-ness all around, from launching to searching, syncing, making new notes, reading old ones. Just. Faster.

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5 years ago

Multi-touch Tactile Keyboard for iTablet -- Apple Patent Watch

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Multi-touch Tactile Keyboard for iTablet -- Apple Patent Watch

AppleInsider has come across an interesting patent from Apple, titled "Keystroke Tactility Arrangement on a Smooth Touch Surface that details a multi-touch tactile keyboard for an iTablet-like device:

"The articulating frame may provide key edge ridges that define the boundaries of the key regions or may provide tactile feedback mechanisms within the key regions. The articulating frame may also be configured to cause concave depressions similar to mechanical key caps in the surface."

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5 years ago

UPDATED: Are AT&T's iPhone Problems Due to Network Configuration Errors?

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UPDATED: Are AT&T's iPhone Problems Due to Network Configuration Errors?

UPDATE: TiPb asked for AT&T's side of this story, and here it is:

"The AT&T wireless network is designed and engineered to deliver the highest possible levels of capacity and performance. Our standing as the nation's fastest 3G network is validated by multiple third-party testing organizations on the basis of millions of drive tests annually.  

"We believe that recent online speculation regarding AT&T wireless network configuration settings is without foundation. Allegations in these posts regarding packet loss network settings are incorrect."

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5 years ago

iTunes Connect "Closed for the Holidays"

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iTunes Connect "Closed for the Holidays"

As previously announced, the iTunes Connect portal used by developers to upload and manage their App Store apps, is now "closed for the holidays", and with typical Apple graphical flair it would seem.

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5 years ago

TiPb Presents... iPhone Live! #81 -- Back in BlackBerry!

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TiPb Presents... iPhone Live! #81 -- Back in BlackBerry!

Join Rene and Kevin Michaluk of CrackBerry.com for Round Robin BlackBerry Bold2 and Storm2 vs. iPhone, mega iTablet, iPhone HD, and iPhone 4.0 rumors, and all the week's news and opinions. Listen in!

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5 years ago

NYT: Steve Jobs "Extremely Happy" with iTablet, Surprising Interaction Method?

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NYT: Steve Jobs "Extremely Happy" with iTablet, Surprising Interaction Method?

And the iTablet Saga continues today, with the New York Times blogging that, according to an Apple employee:

"I can’t really say anything, but, let’s just say Steve [Jobs] is extremely happy with the new tablet.”

It's long been known that Apple has had a tablet in the labs for years, and that the iPhone was a result of leveraging technologies experimented with for a "Safari Pad", but Steve Jobs and Apple didn't see a mainstream market for the device and so never released it in its own right. Arguably, they've been just fine with the iPhone and iPod touch filling that niche.

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5 years ago

iPhone Live! with CrackBerry's Kevin Michaluk Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT (1am GMT)

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iPhone Live! with CrackBerry's Kevin Michaluk Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT (1am GMT)

Join us along with special Round Robin guest CrackBerry Kevin Michaluk of CrackBerry.com, for a look at how the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Storm2 compare to TiPb's own iPhone. Plus 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

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5 years ago

TiPb Speculates: What if Apple Unveils iPhone 4.0 HD in January?

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TiPb Speculates: What if Apple Unveils iPhone 4.0 HD in January?

Given the rumors culminating today in the Tuesday, January 26th Special Media Event mother of all rumors, the speculation about the when is only compounded by the what, and on that raging inferno of fantasy, TiPb is once again wondering if maybe not only (or not even) an iTablet fits the bill -- but an iPhone 4.0 unveiled early in advance of an iPhone HD.

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5 years ago

Rumorous Maximus: Apple Holding Special Event January 26

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Rumorous Maximus: Apple Holding Special Event January 26

The Financial Times is dropping the Apple Special Media Event bomb, claiming it will happen on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco:

Apple is expected to use the venue to make a major product announcement on Tuesday, January 26th. Both YBCA and Apple declined to comment.

Apple's last event introduced the iPod touch G3 back in September. Absent Macworld this year, their next cyclical event would be an iPhone OS Sneak Preview in March.

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5 years ago

Rumors! Mythical iTablet Event in January, iPhone Devs Asked to make "Full Screen" Apps

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Rumors! Mythical iTablet Event in January, iPhone Devs Asked to make "Full Screen" Apps

From analysts to so-called insiders, the rumors are growing that Apple just might have an event in January to just maybe announce the just possibly new iTablet with just a few select iPhone apps running full screen, resolution independent by showtime.

Meh. Apple has held January events for a long time -- they introduced the iPhone at Macworld 2007 after all, and while Apple has pulled out of that event this year, there's nothing to stop them trying to once-again upstage CES and put on their own invitation-only shindig sometime during the first month of 2010.

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