Recent Articles

Headlines

7 years ago

Apple Acknowledges Problems with iPhone's Touchscreen, Offers Repair

32

Apple Acknowledges Problems with iPhone's Touchscreen, Offers Repair

A growing number of iPhone users have reported what could be a serious manufacturing flaw affecting some units. After an indeterminate period of use the touchscreen may lose sensitivity in specific locations on the screen. These "dead spots" will be no longer respond to user input. For a device that depends entirely on touch input for manipulation...this isn't good.

Fortunately Apple is listening, and is now offering repairs for anyone experiencing this problem. Unfortunately the company seems intent on enforcing its $29 rental fee for loaner iPhones, while your device is in the shop. Several readers have reported they managed to negotiate a waiver, but I am not satisfied with this scheme. Negotiation should be unnecessary when the problem is a manufacturing flaw.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

LooseStitch Now Supports iPhone, Lets You Do All Kinds of Crazy Things

2

LooseStitch Now Supports iPhone, Lets You Do All Kinds of Crazy Things

Those of you that use a project outliner, such as OmniGroup's popular application, will love LooseStitch. This web-based service is a bunch of different things all rolled into one.

You can jot down ideas and collaborate with others. Create presention notes. Store writings and reports for easy access on the web. Create recipes. Take notes on the person you're stalking. Record the number of times Windows crashes each week. And any number of tasks you can think up.

Best of all...it's free. Good stuff.

Read

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

iPhone Will Kill WAP, Says PC Mag

2

iPhone Will Kill WAP, Says PC Mag

Jamie Lendino of PC Mag logs his thoughts on how iPhone might be the catalyst that brings about the demise of what we know as the "Mobile internet". I thought WAP was already dead? Not dead perhaps, but its zombified corpse crawls upon the ground, with flies and maggots feeding upon its rotting flesh.

The assertion in this story is that, unlike browsers found on Smartphones and feature phones, Safari renders real webpages like the desktop browser that it is, not the pipsqueak micro webpages you get on those other devices. Ergo, iPhone makes all that irrelevant.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

First Documented iPhone Injury Leaves Man With Huge Back Ache

3

First Documented iPhone Injury Leaves Man With Huge Back Ache

Remember all those horrific injury stories we heard when the Nintendo Wii first began arriving in homes, with flying Wii remotes carving a path of devastation and injury to humans and their canine friends? Apparently iPhone is next product in line to join the proud pantheon of killer consumer devices.

Travis Gohr learned a valuable lesson while excercising - treadmills and iPhones don't mix. He chronicles the sad sequences of events that led to his folly.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

Video: Proof of Concept Demonstrates Copy and Paste on iPhone

8

Video: Proof of Concept Demonstrates Copy and Paste on iPhone



iPhone Copy and Paste from lonelysandwich and Vimeo.

Whoever this chap "lonelysandwich" is he deserves a medal for a brilliantly conceived video and working concept of copy and paste on iPhone.

P.S. I love you too, lonelysandwich.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

Mundu IM: iPhone Edition, Chat Till Your Thumbs Bleed

0

Mundu IM: iPhone Edition, Chat Till Your Thumbs Bleed

Mundu has a long pedigree in the world of business-class mobile instant messaging software. I have used their Mobile Messenger client on PalmOS and Windows Mobile - it works like magic. So it didn't take long for their developers to show some iPhone love.

The company has announced a web based service that fully supports iPhone, via Safari of course (we've heard this line before). To access the web client simply point your iPhone to iphone.mundu.com. Login to any existing IM accounts (Yahoo, Gtalk, AIM, or Windows Live Messenger protocols supported), and text your way to repetitive stress injury.

The service is in beta, so don't look surprised when Safari chokes and drops you back to the homescreen.

Read

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

Browser Cagematch: BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile Vs. iPhone

0

Browser Cagematch: BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile Vs. iPhone

InfoWorld pits three reigning Smartphones against the iPhone, comparing the browser experience of each platform. The verdict: Safari wins. Color me shocked.

This was a foregone conclusion. Mobile web browsers are simply crap compared to iPhone. I speak from experience as a Smartphone aficionado, having used every platform under the sun. None of the devices referenced in this article delivers even a remotely comparable experience to Safari.

iPhone includes a real web browser - a desktop web browser. Not the toy browsers you'll find on PalmOS, Blackberry or Windows Mobile, that render webpages through a paper shredder, producing a mangled stack of images and text.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

Gizmodo Tests NES Emulator for iPhone, Verdict: Good But Not Great

0

Gizmodo Tests NES Emulator for iPhone, Verdict: Good But Not Great

Those crack heads at Gizmodo have taken a close look at the recently released NES emulator for iPhone, which promises to be a credible gaming environment...once it bakes a bit longer that is. Right now the project remains in the early stage of development and lacks even some rudimentary functionality - audio support being one.

Jesus Diaz calls it "A good start and a good promise of things to come." Oh really? But will it blend?

Read

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

Miscellaneous jailbreak software

Miscellaneous jailbreak software

There are a ton of jailbreak tools out there from different teams, for different devices, and different purposes. Here are some additional ones you might want to try.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

Rant: Apple...Fix Your F*$k!^G Mail App!

11

Rant: Apple...Fix Your F*$k!^G Mail App!

You know the old saying "When one door closes, another one opens"? Well in Apple's case the reverse sometimes proves to be true. Take for example the recently release iPhone update which, among other things, supposedly includes several bug fixes. Unfortunately it also introduces a few bugs as well, or at least that is the case with Mail.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

Apple Integrates iPhone Support Into iLife '08 and .Mac

1

Apple Integrates iPhone Support Into iLife '08 and .Mac

In addition to the big iMac announcement, Apple also made a few lesser but greater iLife feature introductions that could have a big impact on iPhone users - those who use Macs anyway.

iMovie '08 now enables video to be encoded and formatted for iPhone's native screen resolution (HVGA). So now you can view your home videos on any iPhone, and share them with other iPhone users.

That's not all. iPhoto '08 offers a new .Mac Web Gallery service for uploading and sharing photos from a Mac, PC, or...iPhone! So iPhone users can now upload images captured from the phone right to a .Mac account. Pretty nifty, eh? Of course you'll have to pony $100 to purchase a .Mac account, and oh yes, a new iMac wouldn't hurt.

So goeth the upgrade treadmill.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

Apple Rolls Out New iMacs, iLife Suite

0

Apple Rolls Out New iMacs, iLife Suite

Moments ago Steve Jobs introduced Apple's new iMac line to the press, ending months of rumors and speculation. The new iMac scarcely differs in overall form of its predecessor, but sports a completely new enclosure designed from aluminum and glass, which gives the appearance of a Cinema Display on steroids.

As expected, Apple has axed the previously available 17" entry-level model and replaced it with a 20" unit starting at $1,199. A beefier midrange model is available for $1,499, with a 24" gut buster rounding out the high end at $1,799.

Overall it's a good looking product with credible specs, but I have to say I wasn't knocked out of my socks upon seeing this new design, though it probably looks sexier in person. But then again I am a "Pro" customer so the iMac isn't targetted towards my demographic anyway.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

An Apple A Day Won't Keep This Doctor Away

1

An Apple A Day Won't Keep This Doctor Away

A Des Moines Iowa physician, Peter V. Boesen, has filed a patent suit against Apple, claiming copyright infringement over iPhone's onscreen keyboard. Boesen holds a patent through a company called SP Technologies, who claims to have held a patent on iPhone's technology since 2004.

The irony in this story is that Mr. Boesen is currently sentenced to 51 months in a federal penitentiary on healthcare fraud charges. I guess Dr. Boesen never heard the phrase "Physician, heal thyself".

My prescription for the good Doctor is to take two cyanide pills and call me in the morning.

Read

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

Windows Gets a File Browser for iPhone

1

Windows Gets a File Browser for iPhone

ModMyiPhone is living up to its name. A haxor developer nicknamed "Cranium" has created a Windows-based File browser that enables users to access and transfer files directly to the iPhone, in mounted fashion, bypassing the sync process.

Unfortunately this is a quick and dirty application created in visual basic express. There is no installer and you'll need .Net libs to make the magic happen. But if you do manage to fill these requirements, you'll be rewarded with a window to your iPhone that allows full drag and drop support, Right-click save as, Auto previews, file backups, etc. The usual fare.

Finally! A reason to use Windows! Nah.

Read

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

7 years ago

iSectomy: Man Undergoes Vasectomy to Receive iPhone

3

iSectomy: Man Undergoes Vasectomy to Receive iPhone

This story is so disturbing it simply MUST be true. A reader sent me his personal story of what lengths (excuse the pun) he went through to get an 8GB iPhone. There are many things I would do for an insanely great Apple product...this is not among them.

More →

0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

Show More Headlines

Pages