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5 years ago

AT&T outage in North Carolina, Georgia

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AT&T outage in North Carolina, Georgia

AT&T appears to be down in North Carolina and maybe Georgia right now, but luckily TiPb readers still have land lines to light up our alert lines. We're not sure whether it's voice, data, or both as we're getting lots of different reports. If you're having a problem with your iPhone on AT&T, let us know where you are, what kind of service outages you're experiencing, and if you've heard anything from AT&T.

[Thanks Roger and everyone who sent this in!]

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5 years ago

iPhone live tonight, 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am BST

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iPhone live tonight, 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am BST

This is it. The big one. It's TiPb vs. Antennagate in the steel cage and only one of us will come out alive. Oh, and apps and lots of other news. Join us right here at 6pm PT, 9pm ET, 2am BST

As always, iPhone live takes over the home page 15 minutes or so before the show http://www.imore.com.

Be here, and be ready to chat. We want to hear from you.

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5 years ago

Spider: Bryce Manor HD for iPad - app review

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Spider: Bryce Manor HD for iPad - app review

Having played Spider on the iPhone, I was really excited to see what Spider: Bryce Manor HD had to offer for the iPad. As with most iPhone to iPad games, the experience is much better having the increased screen real estate. Let's take a look at the game.

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div>The premise in Spider is that you play a spider in the forest who makes its way into the Bryce Manor. Because of this, you have a wide variety of locales from the outside forest, closets, bathrooms, cellars, attics and more. The point of every level is to unlock an exit portal after defeating a certain amount of enemies.

Movement is accomplished by tapping and holding the direction on the screen you wish to walk. You can leap great distances by swiping your finger in the direction you want to go. You can spin webs by tapping the spider, then swiping the direction you want; that will spin a section of a silk web. You need to interlace at least three pieces of silk to make a web.

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5 years ago

Flipboard turns your social streams into an iPad magazine

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Flipboard turns your social streams into an iPad magazine

Take all your social media streams like Facebook and Twitter, flow them into a daring, dynamic iPad magazine and you have Flipboard. Billed as "everything you care about in one place" it will no doubt delight those who live for what our friends and those we follow are recommending, and annoy those who think the social web is a noisy, confusing crap-shoot. (Those deliberately without a social graph, of course, need not apply).

For me the key will be wether it gets stuck on meme-heavy, oft-repeated (or re-tweeted) content or whether it helps me better discover those little gems discovered by my more adept friends.

But why am I still typing, there's an @lonelysandwhich video after the break!

[iTunes - Free]

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5 years ago

StarDunk for iPhone- app review

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StarDunk for iPhone- app review

Once in a while there is a game that comes out that is simple, fun, addictive and priced for the masses. Ladies and gentleman I give you StarDunk!

StarDunk is brought to us by the fine folks at Gozilab that made iMoki. The premise behind StarDunk is to make baskets (as in basketball) with a ball and complete globally against other players. You have two basic game modes; offline and online. Offline is where you hone your skills and when ready you are ready, compete online.

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5 years ago

Apple adds Nokia N97 mini video to death-grip series

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Apple adds Nokia N97 mini video to death-grip series

Apple has added the Nokia N97 mini to their (growing?) list of smartphones that suffer from the now-infamous "antennagate" death-grip. Here we see the N97 dropping from 7 to 3 bars.

Of course, iPhone 4 doesn't suffer from death-grip but death-touch, a single point of attenuation on the bottom left side. Apple made a trade-off for better overall reception and increased battery size at the expense of that single point of death-touch in low signal areas, but has since attempted to draw attention to the greater, industry-wide death-grip. (Though there's at least one video out, not from Apple, showing the new Samsung Galaxy S succumbing to a death-finger all its own.)

Meanwhile, David Chartier has started Don't Hold it Wrong, a log of similar videos as well as manuals where manufacturers point out attenuation areas on many different phones.

It's not surprising the whole "antennagate" hasn't faded away yet. It is a little surprising Apple's still adding to the attention. Video after the break.

Update: as commenters rightly point out, Apple didn't originally include Nokia on their antenna page but Nokia saw fit to make a statement about it, so now the collection has been rounded out.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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5 years ago

MobileMe Calendar Beta upgrades being offered via iCal

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MobileMe Calendar Beta upgrades being offered via iCal

I just launched iCal (by accident!) and was greeted with the dialog box above, asking if I'd like to upgrade to the new MobileMe Calendar beta. Um. Okay. I went through the upgrade, which launched Safari and had me log into my MobileMe account, only to get a server error and a request to try again. Second time was the charm, though, and all my events were updated and I now have the shiny new -- clearly iPad-inspired -- MobileMe Calendar Beta at my beck and call.

For the MobileMe Mail Beta, I requested an invitation and received an email confirmation, so this was different. Anyone else getting "invited" into the MobileMe calendar beta this way?

More screenshots after the break.

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5 years ago

Apple's sold 100,000,000 iOS devices and counting

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Apple's sold 100,000,000 iOS devices and counting

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5 years ago

Apple's massive North Carolina data center to go online next year

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Apple's massive North Carolina data center to go online next year

During Apple's Q3 2010 conference call, CFO Peter Oppenheimer revealed that Apple's massive North Carolina data center is on schedule and should go online in 2011. Oppenheimer didn't reveal what the data center would be used for but rumors persist of an iTunes.com streaming music, TV, and movie service.

With 100,000,000 iOS devices sold to date, additional rumors of an iOS Apple TV, and countless desktop iTunes installs on the market, pushing that much content would certainly need a world-class data center.

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5 years ago

Apple: Selling iPhone 4 and iPad as fast as they can make them

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Apple: Selling iPhone 4 and iPad as fast as they can make them

Along with 8.4 million iPhones (of which 1.7 million were iPhone 4) and 3.3 million iPads reported during their Q3 2010 conference call, Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook repeatedly pointed out Apple is selling units just as fast as they can produce them.

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5 years ago

Apple Q3 2010 financial results conference call

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Apple Q3 2010 financial results conference call

Follow along with TiPb as we listen to and comment on Apple's Q3 2010 financial results conference call. We're not live-blogging this, just posting highlights so you'll need to refresh from time to time to see new notes.

If you want to listen while you read, head on over to Apple.com for the audio stream.

Now on with the highlights:

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5 years ago

Apple Q3 2010 financial results - 8.4 million iPhones, 9.4 million iPods, 3.3 million iPads

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Apple Q3 2010 financial results - 8.4 million iPhones, 9.4 million iPods, 3.3 million iPads

Apple has just reported their Q3 2010 financial results and -- wow -- record revenue of $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion. 8.4 million iPhones (61% growth over the year-ago quarter), 9.41 million iPods (8% decline), 3.27 million iPads (first quarter of sales).

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5 years ago

Apple shows off $100 million antenna design and test labs

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5 years ago

MOG music app for iPhone/iPod touch launches in App Store

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MOG music app for iPhone/iPod touch launches in App Store

Today MOG (Music on the Go) [iTunes Link - free download] has been released into the App Store. For $10/per month you will get access to over 8 million songs with the ability to store the MP3 files (up to 320Kbps) directly on your iPhone/iPod touch to listen to them whenever and wherever you want. Keep in mind this is purely an app that allows you to store the music locally on your iOS device and not actually keep or transfer the files.

Unlike some of the streaming music apps such as Pandora, with MOG you get ad-free music from favorite artists with no limit on the number of consecutive tracks by a single artist. The one big pitfall is the current lack of multi-tasking support. On a positive note we were promised that this will be added within a few weeks time period.

Be sure to check out the video after the the break and if you give MOG's free three-day, no commitment trial a go let us know what you think in the comments below!

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5 years ago

Apple's Magic Trackpad/Magic Slate gets approved by FCC?

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Apple's Magic Trackpad/Magic Slate gets approved by FCC?

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