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5 years ago

iPhone Beats Palm Pre at Air Travel?

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iPhone Beats Palm Pre at Air Travel?

iPhone vs. Palm Pre combat and comparison is nothing new, but is smartphones' newest rivalry ready to take to the skies? Ars Technica certainly thinks so:

Ultimately, traveling with the Pre made me want my iPhone back

Though user-changeable, battery life on the Palm Pre was cited as one of the biggest disadvantages, draining rapidly under the onslaught of the famed Synergy and Card systems, and dying in just 30 min. of Sprint TV viewing(?!). Lack of Apps was another.

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5 years ago

Is Your iPhone Battery Life 20% Less With Push Notification?

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Is Your iPhone Battery Life 20% Less With Push Notification?

Back when Apple re-introduced Push Notification at the iPhone 3.0 Sneak Preview Event, Scott Forstall claimed that, unlike background multitasking that could cause an 80% drop in battery life, Push Notification would only cause a 20% drop. While some debated the truth (or truthiness) of his claims, it did set the expectation that users running Push Notification-enabled apps would see lower battery life, and gave an indicator of just how much less.

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5 years ago

iPhone 3.1 Beta Walkthrough

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iPhone 3.1 Beta Walkthrough

iPhone 3.1 Beta 1 has just been released, and unlike the major new version that was iPhone 3.0, it's still unclear how many features -- compared with bug fixes -- will be added. However, enterprising developers have already discovered at least a few things we can all look forward too.

So, here's TiPb's iPhone 3.1 Beta Walkthrough, and we'll keep it updated as/if Apple releases future betas.

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5 years ago

iPod touch and iPod nano Getting Camera?

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iPod touch and iPod nano Getting Camera?

Could the iPod touch and iPod nano also be getting in on the camera action? We've heard the rumor before but evidence continues to mount with Techcrunch claiming:

One of our sources in Asia say that Apple has placed an order for a massive number of camera modules of the type that they include in the iPhone. These are inexpensive cameras, in the $10 range. And the size of the order, our source says, means they can only be used for one thing - the iPods.

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5 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 July 2009

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 July 2009

Looking for what you may have missed in the smartphone world last week? Look no further, it's the best of Smartphone Experts.

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5 years ago

Purplera1n for Mac OS X Released

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Purplera1n for Mac OS X Released

We've just gotten word from TiPb forums that George Hotz has released his much anticipated Mac OS X version of purplea1n.

So you say you have an iPhone 3GS along with that jailbreak itch? Hit the link and get your download on. As always proceed at your own risk. TiPb and all of it's staff take zero responsibility to any wrong doings that may occur while using the software.

[Thanks for the tip Matt74!]

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5 years ago

iPhone 3GS Oleophobic Coating Wearing?

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iPhone 3GS Oleophobic Coating Wearing?

Engadget Mobile has posted a link to a forum in which an individual claims to have issues with the oleophobic coating on his iPhone 3GS wearing off.

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5 years ago

Regarding iPhone 3GS, Overheating, and "the Weather"

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Regarding iPhone 3GS, Overheating, and "the Weather"

The UK's Telegraph ran an article recently with a headline stating "Overheating iPhone 3GS: Apple blames the weather"... that could be a tad misleading. The Telegraph cites an Apple knowledge base article, last updated June 25, 2009, that warns about leaving the iPhone 3GS in hot places or using it under hot conditions, and shows a screenshot of the iPhone's temperate warning screen,

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5 years ago

Doom Resurrection, iTunes Movies, Tap Tap Revenge, IM+, Appshopper.com, Autostich - TiPb Picks of the Week

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Doom Resurrection, iTunes Movies, Tap Tap Revenge, IM+, Appshopper.com, Autostich - TiPb Picks of the Week

Every week a few of us from team TiPb, bloggers and forum crew alike, will bring you our current favorite, funnest, most useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they're iPhone (or iPod touch) related, they're fair game.

So who's on deck this week and what are our picks? Find out after the break!

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5 years ago

Quick App: CNNMoney.com News, Stocks, and Video for iPhone

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Quick App: CNNMoney.com News, Stocks, and Video for iPhone

CNNMoney.com News, Stocks, and Video [free - iTunes link] is the latest big name entrant into the App Store financial news and media space. Leveraging their brand and resources, it looks like CNN.com's mobile site while working like an iPhone app. iPhone-likeness aficionados may take a few blinking moments to adjust, but it's a deliberate design decision that will no doubt appeal to the massive user-base of CNN.com's existing web services.

TiPb had a chance to test drive CNNMoney for the iPhone (and iPod touch), and from a pure content standpoint it's impressive. When you first launch, you're greeted with the News dashboard. At the very top is a rotating stock-ticker, then a sampling of latest news, stocks, videos, etc. Users can easily check or uncheck specific content options, and drag them around to re-sequence them in whatever order they prefer. (I immediately put technology news at the top).

The content itself isn't merely a feed. In an effort to give mobile users the best experience possible, both statistical measures like popularity and hand-picked curation on the part of CNN Money's editors determine which stories and in what order they're made available to the iPhone app. Also, stories loaded into the app are cached locally in case you need to go offline (i.e. on an airplane).

The free app is supported by advertising, but when there is no appropriate or available ad, rather than filler or "house ads", CNN Money cuts users a much-appreciated break and removes the ad space completely.

My Stocks is pre-populated with a few high profile favorites but can be easily customized. Tapping a stock brings up a details and graph view. As is typical with online stock reporting, quotes are delayed roughly 15 min. Once you've viewed a stock quote, a new section pops up on your dashboard News tab called Last 3 Quotes, and as the title indicates, it keeps track of your most recently views stocks.

Videos shows thumbnails and a brief description of the story. CNN Money typically produces over a dozen unique video segments a day, and they load quickly and look good on the iPhone.

The Add/Remove tab lets you do the content re-arrangement mentioned previously.

It should be noted that while CNN Money is compatible with iPhone 3.0, and the system-wide Copy functionality works fine, it doesn't yet support push notification alerts, or automatic video stream optimization. Hopefully we'll see these in an update. Along with a good James Earl Jones rendition of "This is CNN".

Screenshots after the break...

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5 years ago

iPhone 3GS Jailbreak purplera1n Updated to Support Vista, Windows 7, 64-bit

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iPhone 3GS Jailbreak purplera1n Updated to Support Vista, Windows 7, 64-bit

OH (original hacker, yo!) George Hotz has posted the RC2 version of his iPhone 3GS jailbreak tool, purplera1n. Along with other improvements, the new version supports Vista, Windows 7, and supports 64-bit.

If any of the above interests you, and you're a responsible adult who understands the risks involved, hit the link below and check it out. Jarrrr!

[On the iPhone]

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5 years ago

How To: Email Full Size iPhone 3GS Photos via Copy/Paste

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How To: Email Full Size iPhone 3GS Photos via Copy/Paste

Dave wrote in asking TiPb how he could email full size, full quality photos from his iPhone 3GS. Sounds simple, right, but by default if you go into Camera Roll choose one or more photos, and then choose Share, the iPhone will crunch the image(s) down to 800x600.

If, however, you use the copy command, then exit, go to email, and use paste to insert the images, the iPhone will keep them at their full 2048x1526 size.

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5 years ago

Dev Team Demos iPhone 3GS ultrasn0w Unlock, Hacker Releases iPhone 3GS purplera1n Jailbreak

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Dev Team Demos iPhone 3GS ultrasn0w Unlock, Hacker Releases iPhone 3GS purplera1n Jailbreak

There has been so much jailbreak/unlock news as of late, it's enough to make your head spin. So let's end this week with two more tidbits of news from the community.

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5 years ago

Jailbroken iPhones - Security Risk?

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Jailbroken iPhones - Security Risk?

Turns out that if you jailbreak your iPhone you remove most of the Apple's security protections -- 80% to be exact -- and are vulnerable to attacks. At least according to Charlie Miller:

“If you care about security, don’t use a jailbroken iPhone,”

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5 years ago

iPhone 3GS #1 in Consumer Reports New Smartphone Ratings

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iPhone 3GS #1 in Consumer Reports New Smartphone Ratings

The latest piece of hardware to come out of Cupertino, Apple's iPhone 3GS, has claimed the honor of being ranked number 1 in Consumer Reports new smartphone ratings. Now does this come as a surprise to anyone? In all actuality, it was pretty close within the top 8 devices: (Device/Overall Score):

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