Sibling site WMExperts, which -- while Dieter doffs his WinMo cap and rounds his robin reviewing the iPhone -- brings us Phil Nickinson's exception to iPhone OS 2.2's Podcast Download feature.
Okay, it's not cut and paste, lack of MMS, no unified inbox, no Flash, etc. etc. In all fairness, it's an interesting look at some of the things we here at TiPb complain about as well, pointedly the 10MB cap for podcast downloads over the 3G network (you have to switch to WiFi for anything larger, same as the App Store has enforced since iPhone OS 2.0):
It’s this kind of manipulation from Apple that keeps a good many of us from wanting to deal with the company (and frustrates many who do). It’s not that the hardware’s not sexy. It’s not that the software is lacking. It’s that lines are being blurred, or destroyed. Apple makes the hardware, and AT&T provides the service. There’s too much collusion going on. If AT&T wants to set a 5-gigabyte cap on my data, fine. But don’t tell me how to use those gigs. And don’t use Apple as a proxy to do so.
The only problem with the argument? The inclusion of Apple.
On the rare occasions when I hit iTunes looking for music, I go immediately to iTunes Plus. When it comes to DRM music, I'm just not gonna do it, so if I can't find it on iTunes Plus, I can't find it. Trouble now is, I can't find iTunes Plus! Used to be in the Quicklinks, but now it's gone missing from the iTunes Canadian Store. Maybe MacRumors knows:
What to get for that annoying iPhone owner who knows has everything? For that new iPhone user who's just getting started? For that last minute drop in you never expected but suddenly have to render iSpeechless?
TiPb's got you covered! Here's our 2008 Gift Guide, jammed packed with iPhone goodness just in time for the holidays, after the jump!
Well, not strictly speaking, as some Apps are being discounted for more than just the day, and others have even gone up in price, but if you check out sites like AppShopper's Price Tracker, you can see that some bargains are to be had!
Some deals are sure sweeter than what Apple Retail is offering off the iPhone (nothing!) and iPod Touch (a tiny bit!).
I might just pick up BeeJive for $9. If you find any sweet App deals, or any great deals on iPhone/iPod Touch outside Apple, please let us know in the comments!
The countdown has begun? Will we get super-cheaper-more-subsidized iPhones? Eh... probably not. Maybe some cash off the iPod Touch, though, along with the rest of the iPod line, and a few bills off the MacBooks.
Some rumors say bigger discounts than years past. Others maintain the same old, same slim.
We'll know soon enough!
If you manage to snag any great Apple discount swag, let us know!
To celebrate the launch of our new iPhone Live! Podcast, the iPhone blog is revving up yet another contest! What is it and how does it work?
Every week, on both the iPhone Live! and Phone different Podcasts, we here at TiPb will each be choosing our favorite iPhone accessories (courtesy of the TiPb iPhone store!), and adding them to the prize pack.
How to Enter
Each week, we'll give you new chance to enter. It might be joining us on a social network, sending us a tweet, replying to a forum thread, etc. Listen to our podcasts (or check out the show notes) to find out the entry method for that week. Do it.
At the end of the week, we'll pick a qualifier from everyone who successfully entered that week. Each qualifier will receive a 15% off coupon for the iPhone blog store, and be entered in our grand prize drawing.
Enter as many weeks as you like (though only 1 entry will be counted each week!). When we have all our qualifiers, we'll pull a name out at random and they'll win our Grand Prize: The Ultimate iPhone Accessory Pack!
We already told you about the UK banning Apple's "just the internet" ad, and why they were wrong. Well, the BBC is reporting yet another Apple iPhone 3G television ad has just been yanked off the UK airwaves by the British government's advertising standards watchdog group. Why? For exaggerating the iPhone 3G's speed.
I know Dieter hearts 1Password and it's probably the first thing I load up any time I install -- or re-install -- a Mac. They've got a great FREE iPhone app, but you really need the big desktop brother to get the full functionality, which includes Keychain password filling integrated right into any Mac browser, as well as wallet storage, and a personal favorite -- super-strong pseudo-random password generation.
Street-View is probably the single most visually impressive feature in iPhone OS 2.2 -- you can almost hear the next iPhone TV ad being revved up with it already! Problem is, it's almost hidden away like an easter egg. If you're still having trouble finding it, The iPhone Lens wants you to know you're not alone. More than that, they've set up a handy how-to to get you up and viewing streets asap.