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3 years ago

TiPb iPhone 4 give-away: last chance to enter! (Plus stereo BT headphone give away!)

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TiPb iPhone 4 give-away: last chance to enter! (Plus stereo BT headphone give away!)

TiPb's giving away an iPhone 4 (technically a US Apple Retail Store gift certificate). In order to win, you need to make us a video telling us why you should be the one to get it. We're awarding the prize next Wednesday. That means this is your last chance to enter.

Want an iPhone 4, go read the contest details then put on your video hat and make with the movie. (Truth - there's a lot of lazy people out there who won't bother, odds are heavily in your favor if you do!)

Check out the first batch of entries, after the break and let us know your favorite. We'll pick a comment at random (a good quality one, no spam, no trolling) and give the commenter a Motorola S9-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headset courtesy of the TiPb iPhone Accessory Store.

(We'll post some more videos on Monday, so get yours in ASAP to be included!)

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3 years ago

NAVIGON shows off iOS 4 multitasking for iPhone turn-by-turn navigation

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NAVIGON shows off iOS 4 multitasking for iPhone turn-by-turn navigation

A double dose of NAVIGON today as they've put out a video showing off MobileNavigator on iOS 4 making use of background location. Fast app switching, saved state, and the Location API for taking a call while still receiving navigation directions are all on display.

We've got an exclusive video interview with MobileNavigator for iPhone product manager Bern Hahn taken during WWDC 2010 for your viewing pleasure. He tells TiPb what he thinks of Apple's iOS 4 multitasking, the iPad, and of course, iPhone 4.

Video action after the break.

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3 years ago

Another iPhone 4 discovered in the wild

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Another iPhone 4 discovered in the wild

Another iPhone 4 has been found roaming around; this time in the Czech Republic. We are already familiar with the external design of the iPhone 4, but this source provides us with photos taken with the rear camera and a video recorded in HD. The person using this iPhone also reports that after playing games, surfing the web, watching YouTube, and using Google maps for an hour, there was only a 10% hit to the battery.

Check out the photo links and sample video after the break and let us know what you think!

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3 years ago

More surprises in iPhone 4? Apple asks FCC to keep details secret

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More surprises in iPhone 4? Apple asks FCC to keep details secret

Could Apple have more technical surprises in store for the iPhone? They've asked the FCC to keep photographs and details secret for 45 days, so who knows? We've already heard about the 512MB of RAM hiding inside, but Apple is still playing it coy:

"Although Apple has begun to market the device publicly, these documents reveal technical and design information that has not been publically disclosed in such marketing and that is protected by Apple as confidential and proprietary secrets."

Speculate away. Come next Thursday, there ought to be tear-downs aplenty to find out.

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3 years ago

Which iOS 4 feature are you most looking forward to?

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Which iOS 4 feature are you most looking forward to?

Which iOS 4 feature are you most looking forward to?Market Research

TiPb’s done a HUGE iOS 4 feature walkthrough (seriously, every change we could find) but I’m still curious — which iOS 4 feature are you most looking forward to? Is it all about the multitasking? Were you desperate for folders? Game Center got you drooling? Bluetooth keyboard standing by?

With iOS 4 set to be released on Monday, June 21, there are only a few short days of anticipation left!

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3 years ago

Where are Apple's universal iPhone/iPad apps?

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Where are Apple's universal iPhone/iPad apps?

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3 years ago

Official Apple Find my iPhone app now in App Store

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Official Apple Find my iPhone app now in App Store

Apple has released an official Find my iPhone app, and it's a universal binary for both iPhone and iPad. (Yes, it's still called Find my iPhone on the iPad and iPod touch, what's in a name?)

It works pretty much as you'd expect -- enter your MobileMe login (it asks for the password each time, which might annoy you until you realize someone could use it to track you or your family members), see a list of your devices, tap one to locate it, send it an alert, lock it, or remotely wipe it.

I couldn't get locate or alert working in my quick tests, but it could still be rolling out. I'll try again later. If you installed it, let me know how it's working for you.

iPad screenshot after the break.

[iTunes link]

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3 years ago

MobileMe web apps back online with updated mail UI, app switcher

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MobileMe web apps back online with updated mail UI, app switcher

As was widely expected, Apple's MobileMe web apps -- me.com -- are back online after their scheduled maintenance, and sporting an updated look and some new features.

The new Mail has come out of beta and now everyone can enjoy server-side rules, which is terrific if way overdue. In the not-so-terrific pile, previously you could instantly switch between apps using a conventional menu bar. Now you have to figure out that clicking the cloud icon top left will bring up and icon bar which you can then click to switch tasks. Less discoverability and efficiency in one update? Not very Apple.

(They've standardized on the iPhone app icons to represent Me.com tasks, however, which is good. And they look great.)

Are you trying to new Me.com? What do you think?

UPDATE: Apple's MobileMe email announcement, after the break.

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3 years ago

iPhone live podcast #104 - Pre-ordermaggedon!

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iPhone live podcast #104 - Pre-ordermaggedon!

Apple's up and down, AT&T is on and off. Best Buy is and isn't. We're talking timeouts, delays, fails and foibles, and for the few, the relieved -- order confirmations that may or may not be honored. That's right, if you're reading this you might just have survived iPhone 4 pre-order day!

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3 years ago

What happened to iPhone 4 "July" release in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.?

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What happened to iPhone 4 "July" release in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.?

Apple Online Canada has changed the date for iPhone 4 release from "July" to "soon", while the Australian and New Zealand Apple Online Stores only show iPhone 3GS -- no iPhone 4 in sight.

Thin, yes, but when you consider US sales of the iPad on April 3 were higher than expected to the degree all international iPad releases were pushed back a month, it's not like it's out of the realm of possibility. 600,000+ iPhone 4 pre-orders and US delivery dates getting pushed further and further back into July -- yeah, it raises eyebrows.

Will a rush on stage 1 iPhone 4 release countries push back stage 2 countries? We're hoping not, but we're keeping both eyes fixed on those pages.

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