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5 years ago

iPhone 4s coming in July / August, same form factor but with A5 chipset and SIM-less? [rumor]

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iPhone 4s coming in July / August, same form factor but with A5 chipset and SIM-less? [rumor]

Macotakara, a Japanese blog, are rumoring that Apple will release an "iPhone 4S" in July or August this year with the same form factor as the current iPhone 4, with a a completely new model, or "iPhone 5" not be launched until Spring 2012 (!). The main difference will be in the hardware inside the phone. They claim that the iPhone 4s will have an 8-megapixel camera, an Apple A5 chipset based on the ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, and will have a built-in SIM and thus not require the card.

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5 years ago

Developer Spotlight: Lin Jinjie, maker of Due

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Developer Spotlight: Lin Jinjie, maker of Due

TiPb's developer spotlights are like DVD/iTunes Extras for the App Store -- a weekly look behind the scenes at the programers and designers that bring you the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games you love. This week Rene talks with Lin Junjie.

What's your name Lin Junjie. It's a Chinese name, so Lin is the last name and Junjie is my given name. Also happens to be exactly the same as a popular Chinese pop singer, so I get quite a number of wrongly directed tweets from his fan girls or people telling the whole world what song they're listening to.

What's your company's name? Phocus LLP, and its main business here in Singapore is photography (explained later).

Where are you based? I'm based in Singapore, a really tiny island on the equator where the only seasons are rainy or sunny.

What's your website address? http://www.dueapp.com

What's your Twitter ID? Company account at @dueapp, personal account at @jjlin

What apps do you make? Currently just one: Due for iPhone and iPad.

What apps, other than your own, are currently among your favorites? Carcassonne, Instapaper, Camera+, Simplenote, OmniFocus for iPad.

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5 years ago

Dream:scape, the Unreal 3 Engine powered game eventually coming on June 9th [video]

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Dream:scape, the Unreal 3 Engine powered game eventually coming on June 9th [video]

We heard that Dream:scape had been submitted to the App Store way back in April; but why hasn’t it appeared for our download pleasure? Well it seems that after submitting the game to Apple, it hit a snag. The game would only run well on the latest iOS hardware; namely the iPhone 4 and iPad 2.

This caused a rethink by the developer (Speedbump) and it pulled the game for some recoding work, to enable it to run on more devices. Today, Speedbump decided to share the good news that the app has been resubmitted and will be released next week; June 9th to be precise. The newly coded version should work on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, 4th generation iPod touch, iPad and iPad 2. Speedbump describe the game as an interactive narrative experience, an immersive exploratory environment, a haunting journey that will become your world.

Take on the role of Wilson, a coma patient relearning his past by exploring the dreamscape of his memories. Only there, in the lucid light of the subconscious, buried secrets are revealed, unraveling a decades-old mystery of tragedy, betrayal, and ultimately, revenge.

Speedbump also released a new trailer for the game which you can find after the break. It looks beautiful and I am really looking forward to getting hold of this one! What do you think?

[Speedbump via touchArcade]

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5 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Monday, May 30

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Monday, May 30

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Atomania: A puzzle game where the objective is to assemble molecules of different substances made of atoms that are scattered around the game field. [$1.99 - iTunes link]

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5 years ago

TiPb at WWDC 2011 next week

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TiPb at WWDC 2011 next week

I'll be in San Francisco next week to catch up with iOS developers and fellow bloggers at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC 2011). I'll be there from Sunday night, June 5, through Wednesday midday, June 8.

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5 years ago

Google Wallet brings NFC-powered payments to Android, will Apple do likewise?

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Google Wallet brings NFC-powered payments to Android, will Apple do likewise?

While rumors have been swirling for months that Apple was going to strap NFC (near field communications) to the iTunes cash register and boldly take iPhone 5 into the mobile payments future, Google is already there with the announcement last week of Google Wallet.

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5 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 29 May 2011

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5 years ago

Join us for the iPad Live podcast tonight at 9pm EDT!

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Join us for the iPad Live podcast tonight at 9pm EDT!

Don't fall victim to one of the classic blunders -- The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" -- but only slightly less well-known is this -- "Never miss iPad Live when the podcast comes on line!" Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha...

Time: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 2am BST.

Place: http://www.imore.com/live/

If you have any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss, just leave them in the comments then come be part of the show!

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5 years ago

iPad 3G can make calls and send SMS messages with soon to be released jailbreak app [video]

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iPad 3G can make calls and send SMS messages with soon to be released jailbreak app [video]

If you have a burning desire to make phone calls or send SMS messages on your iPad 3G, you'll be happy to know that a group by the name of iPhoneIslam has demonstrated a jailbreak application that enables calls, SMS and FaceTime via phone number on an iPad 3G.

The hack will be called PhoneItiPad and should be available in the Cydia app store before WWDC. The hack requires no additional hardware but you obviously need a jailbroken iPad 3G. This means no iPad 2 support until there is a jailbreak released for that.

Once installed you get an iPhone dialler screen which unfortunately is just the iPhone version blown up 2x. It does look a little ropey; they are working on a full resolution version for this. SMS messages do work perfectly in full screen mode on the iPad. The demo video shows how it all works and it does look like a handy feature to have.

Take a look at the demo video after the break. Then pop back here and let us know if you would welcome the ability to use your iPad 3G as a phone?

[iClarified]

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5 years ago

Alaska Airlines now using iPad for flight manuals

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Alaska Airlines now using iPad for flight manuals

Alaska Airlines has decided to ditch paper and will begin using the iPad for flight manuals, further propelling the tablets' popularity in the aviation space.

Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to hop on board the paperless bandwagon [...] the airline has announced that it will be replacing its traditional flight manuals with iPads.

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5 years ago

The week in iPad

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The week in iPad

Missed a compelling piece of iPad news, a great review, or a killer how-to? We're not collecting absolutely everything in iPad here -- you can hit up TiPb.com/iPad for that! -- but we're carefully picking what we think is the best of the last 7 days and presenting it here for your review.

And hey! -- these double as show notes for our iPad Live! podcast tonight at 9pm Eastern. So join us at TiPb.com/live and follow along!

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5 years ago

Samsung demands to see iPhone 5, iPad 3

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Samsung demands to see iPhone 5, iPad 3

According to This is my Next, after a judge ruled that Apple's outside council gets to see unreleased Samsung phones, Samsung has fired back demanding to see Apple's presumably upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 3. Of course, part of the judge's ruling was based on Samsung having shown off or given away pre-release devices to the media and developers, and Apple absolutely does not breathe word one about their products until Steve Jobs or another exec holds them up on stage.

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5 years ago

TiPb Picks of the Week

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TiPb Picks of the Week

Every week a few of us from team TiPb will bring you our current favorite, most fun and useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they’re iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch related, they’re fair game.

To see what we picked, and to tell us your pick, follow on after the break!

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5 years ago

Google slowly rolling out new web app UI

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Google slowly rolling out new web app UI

It seems that Google are slowly implementing a new UI for their web app. The update changes the 'blue tabs' at the top of the site to new 'grey tabs' with pull down icons. To change the type of search, they've updated it to include a drop down grid of all the different search types, and apps, instead of the old text list.

Interestingly, this UI update has only been updated on Web search, Video search, News and Blogs. The older 'blue' interface still appears on Image Search, Places, Shopping, Finance, Apps, iGoogle and Books. Google Apps, like GMail, Google Translate, Google Docs and Google Reader haven't received any form of update either. YouTube has its own mobile web app, and Maps has recently been updated.

Do you like this update on the Google Web App? Do you use the Google Web App?

[Google Mobile]

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5 years ago

EA iPhone and iPad games go on sale for Memorial Day

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EA iPhone and iPad games go on sale for Memorial Day

Electronic Arts is worried you may not have enough to keep you busy over the long weekend and they're willing to put their iPhone and iPad apps where their concern is -- with a big holiday sale.

If there's any you recommend, and if you spot any other great weekend sales, let us know in the comments!

You can find EA full iTunes catalog at the link below. Full list of games on sale after the jump.

[iTunes link]

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