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4 years ago

Facebook and MySpace Social Gaming Scams Moving to iPhone?

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Facebook and MySpace Social Gaming Scams Moving to iPhone?

According to TechCrunch, some of the worst scams in social gaming are moving from Facebook and MySpace to the iPhone:

Users are offered virtual currency in exchange for answering a quiz or some other seemingly harmless offer. But once they click through and awswer the quiz questions they’re told they need to enter their mobile phone number to get quiz results. Often there is fine print outlining the charges. But the already tiny print is completely unreadable on a mobile screen, making that disclosure meaningless even when it appears.

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4 years ago

TiPb Apps 5.1: GodFinger for iPhone (GDC 2010)

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TiPb Apps 5.1: GodFinger for iPhone (GDC 2010)

Live from GDC 2010, Rene talks with Jason Oberfest, VP of Social Applications at ngmoco about GodFinger for iPhone. Currently available in Canada [Free - iTunes link] with internationally release to follow soon, we get a sneak peak at playing deity to our own digital, mobile planet.

Watch along after the break and let us know what you think.

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4 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 14 Mar 2010

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 14 Mar 2010

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4 years ago

TiPb How-to: Apply a screen protector to your iPhone

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TiPb How-to: Apply a screen protector to your iPhone

Screen protectors are a great way to keep your iPhones screen scratch-free but they can be tricky to apply. So, here's a video explain some of the basic concepts and techniques I find make the application process much faster and less stressful.

Used in the video are a non slip mat, iKlenz, a screen protector, microfiber cloth, ID card, and the star of this short -- your iPhone.

If you have any special tricks or techniques for putting on a screen protector or thoughts on the video, let me know in the comments below!

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4 years ago

Apple to Replace Complete iPad for $99 if Battery Fails

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Apple to Replace Complete iPad for $99 if Battery Fails

Yes, you read the title correctly. According to Apple's web site, If your iPad battery fails Apple doesn't want to bother opening the device to replace it -- they would rather ship you a completely new (no word on whether it's a refurb?) iPad to replace the faulty one within a weeks time period. Of course there is a fee involved - $99, plus $6.95 shipping.

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4 years ago

iPad Update: DRM-Free ePub Support and Voice Over for iBooks, Facebook Sharing, Data-plan Management

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iPad Update: DRM-Free ePub Support and Voice Over for iBooks, Facebook Sharing, Data-plan Management

Apple.com's new iPad menu item and feature pages shed light on all sorts of interesting new details. We've put all of them into an updated version of our Complete iPad and iPhone OS 3.2 Preview article, but here are some of our favorites:

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4 years ago

Apple vs. Google is Getting Personal

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Apple vs. Google is Getting Personal

The New York Time has a full length feature up about the state of the Apple vs. Google rivalry and how it's getting personal. We've heard similar several times before, of course, and Apple has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Android manufacturer HTC. But the details here are interesting:

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4 years ago

10% of Microsoft Employees Secretly Using iPhones?

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10% of Microsoft Employees Secretly Using iPhones?

Much to the chagrin of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Devices and Entertainment honcho Robbie Bach, the Wall Street Journal reports that even publicly stomping on employee iPhones hasn't stamped them out:

Nearly 10,000 iPhone users were accessing the Microsoft employee email system last year, say two people who heard the estimates from senior Microsoft executives. That figure equals about 10% of the company's global work force.

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4 years ago

Tim Cook's Bonus: $5 Million Cash, $17 Million Stock. Filling in for Steve Jobs: Priceless

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Tim Cook's Bonus: $5 Million Cash, $17 Million Stock. Filling in for Steve Jobs: Priceless

Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook stepped up and filled in for Steve Jobs during Jobs' leave of absence last year, and has been given a discretionary bonus of $5 million, along with 75,000 shares of Apple stock (currently worth just shy of $17 million), by way of thank you bonus.

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4 years ago

91,000 iPads Pre-Ordered in 6 Hours?

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91,000 iPads Pre-Ordered in 6 Hours?

iPad pre-orders went live at 5:30am PT, 8:30am ET and in the 6 hours that follow, Fortune relays that Apple has moved 91,000 of the magical and revolutionary new devices. (50,000 in the first 2 hours!)

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