The much-discussed SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone application is once again back in the news again. The Boy Genius is reporting Sling Media has submitted a fairly significant SlingPlayer update to Apple. Version 1.1 will Include the following:
Either one of the most awesome iPhone developed concepts yet, or MIT professor and Navy F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilot Missy Cummings has just given the iPhone's Skynet/Matrix/Cylon decedents the origins of the flying hunter/seekers they'll be using to wipe us out.
Our sibling site, TreoCentral.com, reminds us about the NY Times report that even hands-free cell phone (including iPhone) use while driving radically increases the risk of accidents:
Studies say that drivers using phones are four times as likely to cause a crash as other drivers, and the likelihood that they will crash is equal to that of someone with a .08 percent blood alcohol level, the point at which drivers are generally considered intoxicated. Research also shows that hands-free devices do not eliminate the risks, and may worsen them by suggesting that the behavior is safe.
Check out the video over at WMExperts (via PocketNow). Never mind that it's Windows Mobile 6.5 rather than the still-in-the-desert Windows Mobile 7 -- that words like "finger-friendlier" are being used in 2009 sends us into sympathetic collective apoplexy. Yet our ever brave sibling site holds to hope and we wish them well, 'cause we might see iPhone 4.0 sneak-previewed by the time this ships...
What do you think, enough to stem the bleeding, or too little too late?
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So you'd like to have the convienence of depositing your hard earned work check straight from your iPhone into your bank, no matter where you are? Well, there will soon be an app for that - USAA - a very small bank/insurance company is in the process of updating their current app.
Google's own Google Voice app for the iPhone was infamously rejected from the iTunes App Store, so what's the world's leading Web 2.0 giant going to do about it? Release Google Voice as a WebApp targeted at the iPhone's advanced Mobile Safari web browser, of course!
According to David Pogue of the NY Times, much as they did with Google Latitude when that application was similarly denied entry into the App Store, Google's river is finding a way around Apple's rock:
Once again Canada's Rogers looks to be the source of a leak surrounding an upcoming 8GB iPhone 3GS, which -- if true -- would bring Apple's latest hardware down to the budget smartphone price point of $99.