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5 years ago

Rumor we LOVE: Apple iTablet to Bring Back "Think different"

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Rumor we LOVE: Apple iTablet to Bring Back "Think different"

If Apple does release a mythical iTablet, could the mythical advertising return them to the glorious campaign of "Think different" past? TiPb doesn't take anything involving the iTablet as anything approaching news, but seeing as how our site was originally called "Phone different" this particular rumor warmed even our frozen, jaded little blogger hearts.

And, frankly, we'd love to see a refreshed, renewed, Think different on our TV and in our webs.

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5 years ago

Announcing The 3rd Annual Smartphone Round Robin!

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Announcing The 3rd Annual Smartphone Round Robin!

We are ridiculously excited to announce that today we're launching the 3rd annual Smartphone Round Robin! If you've never heard of the Round Robin, buckle up: Each year the sites of the Smartphone Experts Network spend some time out of our comfort zone, examining the platforms of our sister sites and learning how other smartphone users live. This year, the event will span six weeks, eight sites, over a dozen phones, over five hours of video, hundreds of photos, several hours of podcasts, dozens of discussion threads, and of course dozens of comparison reviews. Seriously.

What's in it for you? Plenty, we hope. To start with, each site will be giving away one smartphone (or your choice!) representing its platform. We have a Twitter contest for accessory prizes every week too. You can find contest details here.

More than that, though, every year we hear from grateful readers who have said the Round Robin helped them decide on their next smartphone, made them happier about the one they have, or even compelled some to switch outright. Researching and learning six platforms and all the phones on each is a massive undertaking - so we're doing it for you and you can just follow along.

If you want to know more about how to play along with this crazy event, hit up SmartphoneRoundRobin.com, where we explain the contest, the schedule, the participants, and even have an archive of the last two events.

The event begins in earnest on Monday, but today we're releasing the first of several podcasts, all of which are hosted by our friends at The Cell Phone Junkie.  We'll toss direct links to download and subscribe after the break, plus let you know who's playing along this year.

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5 years ago

Nuance Responds to Dragon Dictation for iPhone Privacy Concerns

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Nuance Responds to Dragon Dictation for iPhone Privacy Concerns

Nuance's Dragon Dictation for iPhone raised some privacy concerns upon launch due to the server-side nature of its transcription and the apparent transmission of users' contact list to Nuance's servers. Addressing at least some of these concerns, Nuance has posted the following statement:

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5 years ago

Yet More Mythical iTablet Rumors: Coming This March!

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Yet More Mythical iTablet Rumors: Coming This March!

Marketwatch is citing "checks" and saying that Apple's unannounced, still mythical iTablet will begin production in February, "implying" a launch in March or April. The iTablet and also-unnannounced companion services delivered via iTunes are said to feature:

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5 years ago

iTunes Connect Unavailable December 23 - 28, 2009

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iTunes Connect Unavailable December 23 - 28, 2009

No sooner did Apple get their new iPhone developer-centric RSS feed up and running than they're used it to announce that iTunes Connect will be unavailable December 23 - 28, 2009:

iTunes Connect, the tool you use to manage your applications and access your reports, will be unavailable from December 23 through December 28, 2009.

Access to iTunes Connect will resume December 29, 2009.

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5 years ago

UPDATED: Record iPhone 3G Video! Ustream Live Broadcaster Now Available for iPhone

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UPDATED: Record iPhone 3G Video! Ustream Live Broadcaster Now Available for iPhone

UPDATE: Yes, Ustream Live Broadcast is iPhone 3G compatible, and you can use it to record video

Ustream Live Broadcaster [Free - iTunes link] for iPhone has arrived, enabling users to point their iPhone cameras and instantly share whatever they're looking at with internet viewers everywhere (terms of service appropriate, thankfully).

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5 years ago

Apple Makes iPhone Developer News and Announcements Available via RSS

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Apple Makes iPhone Developer News and Announcements Available via RSS

Apple has sent out an email to developers that informs them iPhone developer news and announcements are now available via RSS feed.

You can now subscribe to a new RSS feed for iPhone Developer News and Announcements. Stay up to date and receive valuable information on a wide range of topics including:

Tips on submitting apps to the App Store

Current turnaround time for app review

Program updates

Development and testing techniques

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5 years ago

Google Introduces Favorite Places for iPhone

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Google Introduces Favorite Places for iPhone

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5 years ago

Old World Publishers Confirm Digital Store

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Old World Publishers Confirm Digital Store

It looks as if the rumors of major publishers getting together to agree upon a set of open standards for a new digital storefront are indeed true. Today Apple Insider is reporting that Condé Nast, Hearst, News Corporation, Time Inc., and Meredith all have officially announced this collaboration.

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5 years ago

Airlock: Lock Your Mac with Your iPhone or iPod touch via Bluetooth

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Airlock: Lock Your Mac with Your iPhone or iPod touch via Bluetooth

If you own either an iPhone or iPod touch along with a Mac computer then Airlock may just be the security OS X application you've been looking for. For only $7.77 you can have a very effective lock for your Mac computer with just your iPhone or iPod touch.

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5 years ago

Dragon's Lair Swashbuckles it's Way to the iPhone!

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Dragon's Lair Swashbuckles it's Way to the iPhone!

Dragon's Lair [$4.99- iTunes link], the original laser-disc (wikipedia it!), fully cell-animated arcade adventure from the legendary Don Bluth is officially, nostalgically available for the iPhone and iPod touch.

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5 years ago

iTunes Rewind: Apple Highlights the Best and Top-Selling Apps of 2009

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iTunes Rewind: Apple Highlights the Best and Top-Selling Apps of 2009

Apple has once again released their iTunes Rewind listings, highlighting the best, and top-selling iPhone and iPod touch apps of 2009. In the US App Store, it breaks down as follows:

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5 years ago

Apple Removes 1000 Molinker iPhone Apps for Alleged Astroturfing of Fake Reviews

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Apple Removes 1000 Molinker iPhone Apps for Alleged Astroturfing of Fake Reviews

Apple, on orders from Senior VP of Marketing Phil Schiller, has removed all 1000 Molinker-developed iPhone apps from the App Store for allegedly astroturfing the iTunes review system with fake 5-star reviews. Says iPhone camera and video site, iPhoneography, which reprinted an email from a friend named SCW, and jointly followed up with Apple:

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5 years ago

Dragon Dictation Voice Transcription for iPhone Comes to US App Store -- Get it While it's Free!

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Dragon Dictation Voice Transcription for iPhone Comes to US App Store -- Get it While it's Free!

Dragon Dictation [Free - iTunes link] brings the voice recognition and transcription technology behind Nuance's well known Dragon Naturally Speaking to the iPhone (and iPod touch with mic attached. Apparently, per comments below, it won't allow download to iPod touch (?!) ).

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5 years ago

Mythical iTablet Competitor CrunchPad Undead -- JooJoo Coming for $500

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Mythical iTablet Competitor CrunchPad Undead -- JooJoo Coming for $500

The CrunchPad has crashed and burned amid antics and accusations worthy of the silliest TV legal dramas (Denny Crane!), but from its ashes has risen might rise the JooJoo. No, really, that's what they're calling it because it's magic.

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