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5 years ago

iPhone 3GS Graphics Even More Powerful than Imagined?

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iPhone 3GS Graphics Even More Powerful than Imagined?

MacRumors is reporting that Apple's new iPhone 3GS, while indeed using Imagination Technologies' PowerVR graphics core, may just have a little more under the hood than previously thought:

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5 years ago

TiPb Give Away: Ice Road Truckers for iPhone, DVDs for You!

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TiPb Give Away: Ice Road Truckers for iPhone, DVDs for You!

Ice Road Truckers (free - iTunes link) is the iPhone app counterpart to the harrowing HISTORY Channel show of the same name.

Take command of these huge 18-wheelers and drive your way across ice roads. In this official game from the award-winning TV series from HISTORY™ you will haul your load to its destination, drive some of the most powerful trucks on earth and become the number one Ice Trucker !

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5 years ago

Dev-Team - iPhone 3GS Jailbreak Possible via 24Kpwn, Unlock via ultrasn0w?

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Dev-Team - iPhone 3GS Jailbreak Possible via 24Kpwn, Unlock via ultrasn0w?

The illustrious iPhone Dev-Team says that the 24Kpwn techniques, originally developers as part of the iPod touch 2G jailbreak efforts, look like they just might work on the iPhone 3GS as well!

This is great news, but how did it happen? Why didn’t Apple fix this in their normal cat&mouse fashion? Well it seems this bootrom was cut in about the August 2008 timeframe, so the unintended early reveal of 24Kpwn earlier this year didn’t affect the iPhone 3GS

They're also confident that the recently released ultrasn0w unlock will work on the iPhone 3GS once they get the jailbreak up and running.

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5 years ago

Still Have AT&T Reception Problems at Home? Femtocell Still Coming Eventually...

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Still Have AT&T Reception Problems at Home? Femtocell Still Coming Eventually...

We mentioned AT&T's femtocell way back in February, but we don't blame you if it doesn't ring a bell. In a nutshell, femtocell is a box you add to your internet setup at home that lets your route the AT&T service you're paying for through the broadband connection you're paying for -- and you'll get to pay for the privilege as well.

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5 years ago

Hewlett Packard Brings Classic Calculators to iPhone App Store

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Hewlett Packard Brings Classic Calculators to iPhone App Store

Macworld formulates word of HP's foray into iPhone application development, and it's both nostalgic for calculator enthusiasts, and interesting from a premium price point:

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5 years ago

IM+ 3.1 with Push Notification and Push Twitter Now in App Store

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IM+ 3.1 with Push Notification and Push Twitter Now in App Store

IM+ 3.1 [$5.99 - iTunes link] has hit the app store with support for push notifications. We wrote about the new version a few days ago, and for those longing for IM style push Twitter support (yep, Twitter can work via IM, and IM+ can push notify you of DMs, @mentions, etc) it's worth checking out.

Our only question -- Is this beginning of push twitter tennis?

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5 years ago

How Fast is Your iPhone 3GS Data Connection?

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How Fast is Your iPhone 3GS Data Connection?

Part of the "S stands for Speed" boost in the iPhone 3GS' bullet points is support for faster HSPA 7.2Mbps data transfer. The giant honking asterisk at the end of that sentence, however, is usually "where supported by carriers, real-world speed will be epically slower".

So, real world TiPb community, just how fast is your new iPhone 3GS? I posted a few results above for what I'm getting on Rogers in and outside Montreal. Let us know what carrier you're on, and what speeds you're averaging?

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5 years ago

Telus and Bell Going HSPA, Hungry for iPhone 3GS in Canada?

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Telus and Bell Going HSPA, Hungry for iPhone 3GS in Canada?

BGR served up a rumor that Telus in Canada was getting the iPhone 3GS in October. How will a CDMA carrier get the GSM iPhone? Simple, as mentioned last year, Telus has partnered with Bell to expand their CDMA network by adding in HSPA. That means Bell Mobility could support the iPhone 3GS as well, and the rumor's TiPb's hearing is they just might (though exact timing will of course depend on how fast they get HSPA up and running).

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5 years ago

Mobile YouTube Uploads Increasing 400% PER DAY Since iPhone 3GS Launch

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Mobile YouTube Uploads Increasing 400% PER DAY Since iPhone 3GS Launch

Dan Moren at Macworld quotes the figures:

In a post on the YouTube blog product manager Dwipal Desai and community manager Mia Quagliarello say that the number of videos uploaded to the sharing site from mobile phones has jumped 400 percent a day since the iPhone 3GS’s release last Friday.

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5 years ago

Bill Nye the iPhone Oleophobic Coating Guy

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Bill Nye the iPhone Oleophobic Coating Guy

Gizmodo earns geek cred elite by getting the one and only (unless he's figured out how to clone himself) Bill Nye, the Science Guy, to explain just how the iPhone 3GS' oleophobic coating works -- molecularly -- to reduce smudges and make it super easy to wipe clean.

We don't understand a word of it, of course (something about Drow magic maybe?) but do head on over and give it a read!

[Thanks Georgia for the tip!]

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5 years ago

How to: Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 3.0 - Windows PC redsn0w Edition

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How to: Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 3.0 - Windows PC redsn0w Edition

Disclaimer - Neither TiPb nor I take any responsibility for any problems/issues/bricking/etc. that may occur while using this software to modify your iPhone. Please be aware of what you are doing. This will NOT work with iPhone 3GS.

There has been a lot of buzz going on in the forums regarding jailbreaking the iPhone 3.0 software lately, and a lot of questions to go along with it!. Today we’re going to take a deeper look at the exact steps you have to take to get your iPhone 3G with the 3.0 software, jailbroken on your Windows PC machine. We used Windows XP in this example, but Windows Vista shoul

Let’s get started, after the jump!

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5 years ago

Chad's Take: iPhone 3GS

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Chad's Take: iPhone 3GS

After braving 4 hours in line on Friday morning, I was able to walk away with a 32GB iPhone 3GS in white. So what do I think?  There are more than a few things that impress me about the iPhone 3GS. These observations are from using the device, not from mere published technical specifications. Let's start to tackle them one at a time shall we?

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5 years ago

Smartphone Experts Roundtable 5

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Smartphone Experts Roundtable 5


Join Dieter, Matthew, Rene, and Kevin as they discuss all of the insanely great new smartphones that have been announced and released in the past month. On the docket:

(Update: links and player fixed.)

Show notes after the break.

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5 years ago

TiPb Give Away: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR for iPhone and Xbox 360!

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TiPb Give Away: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR for iPhone and Xbox 360!

Tiger Woods PGA Tour for iPhone is currently 30% off for a limited time [$6.99 - iTunes Link]. To celebrate, they're giving a lucky TiPb reader a free copy for the iPhone (technically a gift certificate) and for the Xbox 360!

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5 years ago

iPhone 3GS Power a Boon for Jailbreak Console Emulators

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iPhone 3GS Power a Boon for Jailbreak Console Emulators

Zodttd (via Gizmodo) whets our appetites for iPhone 3GS jailbreaks to come:

I now have psx4iphone running very speedy on the 3GS. It’s at the point where Final Fantasy 7 is fullspeed at very least without sound. The build is rough around the edges, as you can’t switch games without restarting the emulator, and only memory card saves are currently working, no save states just yet. Both these issues are being worked on.

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