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3 years ago

Beginner tip: How to make text messages more private

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Beginner tip: How to make text messages more private

Wondering how to protect your privacy and stop iPhone SMS popups from revealing the contents of your text message? It's not set that way by default, which is pretty annoying, but it can be changed. We'll show you how, after the break!

Special thanks to Freiteez from the forums for this tip!

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3 years ago

Vote now for your favorite social iPhone/iPad game! – TiPb Awards

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Vote now for your favorite social iPhone/iPad game! – TiPb Awards

Favorite social iPhone/iPad game?customer surveys

The 2010 TiPb Awards are underway and it's time to vote on all your favorite social iPhone/iPad game of the year. You know what we're talking about. The ones where you pwn -- er, share with -- your friends. Where you try to oust them, out grow them, out shoot them, out build them, or just out spell them.

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3 years ago

Boxcar takes iPhone, iPad notifications to the next level

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Boxcar takes iPhone, iPad notifications to the next level

Boxcar for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad received a rather significant update over the weekend, adding Retina Display support and a slew of other great new features:

  • Awesome new icons!
  • Retina display support
  • Centralized inbox
  • Google Buzz, Google Voice, Github, App Recommendations, and more!
  • More alert settings
  • Reply and Retweet right from Boxcar
  • Bug fixes

I've been using Boxcar for a few months for managing any notifications that come through on my iPhone and iPad, and have enjoyed it immensely. Keeping track of notifications on iOS is a dismal process, and Boxcar corrects that.

With this update, we're wondering how you'll be integrating the new features into your usage patterns?

[iTunes link]

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3 years ago

Apple TV magically appears on Amazon's best-selling gadget list

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Apple TV magically appears on Amazon's best-selling gadget list

Apple TV is currently ranked in the number 12 position on Amazon's best-selling gadget list. What makes this so interesting is that Apple TV wasn't even listed at all until now, despite its sales numbers. When that was discovered and began to be questioned on several prominent online sites, the Apple TV magically showed up. (Amazon has yet to respond to questions on why Apple TV was originally excluded from their list.)

Also an interesting bit is that the competing Roku XDS and Boxee Box are also on the list, though below Apple TV's position.

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3 years ago

Apple teases big iTunes announcement for tomorrow

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Apple teases big iTunes announcement for tomorrow

If you head to the Apple website right now, you will be greeted by a huge teaser for a big iTunes announcement coming our way tomorrow.

Tomorrow is just another day, that you'll never forget Check back here tomorrow for an exciting announcement from iTunes

The event will take place at 7AM PST/10AM EST/3PM GMT/12AM JST

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3 years ago

i3DG to bring 3D content to iPhone, without the need for glasses [video]

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i3DG to bring 3D content to iPhone, without the need for glasses [video]

How would you fancy viewing 3D content on your iPhone without the need for any nerdy glasses or a hardware upgrade? Well, Media artist Jitsuro Mase has invented an add on for iOS devices, which he is calling i3DG.

i3DG is a playful analog extension to an iPhone or an iPodTouch, converting its 2D display into a layered 3D view. Using the old technique of placing a half-silvered mirror at a 45-degree angle in front of an image, in a new context, the project extends upon 3D displays and iPhones. As a peripheral gadget, i3DG can support a wide range of different applications, from 3D videos and animations to accelerometer-based games.

The system used is known as the Pepper Ghost technique, more information can be found at the Pepper Ghost wiki page, it is all a bit of smoke and mirrors, well without the smoke anyway.

All that is needed to watch 3D content on an iOS device is the i3DG which is a small slip on box that contains the mirrors and of course media created in the correct format; which apparently is extremely easy to create.

The device has already won a honorary mention at Ars Electronica Festival 2010, it will be shown off again at The International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2011.

Take a look at the video after the break and let us know in the comments if you can see yourself using something like this.

[Source]  [via]

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3 years ago

iPad receives Which? magazine award for must have gadget!

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iPad receives Which? magazine award for must have gadget!

The iPad has won a recommendation from Which Computing magazine. Which? Magazine is a highly respected UK publication known for its unbiased and extensive product reviews. The iPad came out on top of the pile in the must-have gadgets' and the tech buys that make great Christmas gifts.

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3 years ago

Facebook for iPhone adds account and privacy settings, fixed photo upload bug

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Facebook for iPhone adds account and privacy settings, fixed photo upload bug

Facebook has once again updated their iPhone and iPod touch app, this time adding access to account and privacy settings and fixing a photo upload bug. The new version (3.3.2 for those keeping track at home) lets you access the settings via the Account button at the top left of the home screen, but then simply loads the Facebook.com web page. It's nowhere as good a user experience as if they added those settings to the app proper, but it does mean Facebook won't have to update the app whenever they update those pages (it also means you can use it as a way to move between the app interface and the website without having to jump to Safari).

The photo upload bug fix is nice to see. The "no iPad version" bug persists, however.

If you've tried out the settings, and if photo uploads are finally working for you the way they should, let us know!

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3 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 14 Nov 2010

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 14 Nov 2010

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3 years ago

iPad live podcast tonight! Join us at 6pm PT/9pm ET/2AM GMT

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iPad live podcast tonight! Join us at 6pm PT/9pm ET/2AM GMT

We'll be podcasting live tonight, talking about everything iPad. Come join us at

  • 6pm PT/9pm ET/1am GMT

So click on through, we start setting up 15 min. before show time. Chat with you soon!

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

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