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5 years ago

More proof of video iChat, possible Game Center integration in iPhone OS 4 SDK beta 2

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More proof of video iChat, possible Game Center integration in iPhone OS 4 SDK beta 2

The evidence that iChat video is coming with the 4th generation iPhone continues to pile up with iPhone OS 4 beta 2 released just last week.

However, it does not end there. More code reveals that the iPhone must be registered for video conferencing along with the possibility of the feature only being used via Wi-Fi and not 3G data. So those who had hoped for video chat using their networks 3G connection may be a bit disappointed.

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5 years ago

iPad finger nabber, nabbed!

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iPad finger nabber, nabbed!

Thanks to surveillance cameras and good detective work, one of the suspected iPad thieves who cost a man his finger has been caught and is presently behind bars. Brandon Darnell Smith 20, was picked up at his home and is being investigated in connection with the theft and injury. He has been charged with second-degree assault and robbery. The suspect was caught one day after the incident took place.

Takes off sunglasses, squints into the sun. I guess this thief got more than just the finger. Cut to Miami skyline, cue music... Yeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!.

(Ok best I could do, please add a better Horatio one liner in the comments!)

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5 years ago

Square Enix releases Chaos Rings for iPhone and iPad touch

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Square Enix releases Chaos Rings for iPhone and iPad touch

Today the App Store was introduced to the latest RPG from Square Enix, Chaos Rings. [iTunes Link - $12.99] If you appreciate RPG titles with RTS turn-based battles than Chaos Rings could be for you -- if you can get over the hefty admission fee.

  • Amazingly smooth 3D graphics
  • Gorgeous sound that takes full advantage of the iPhone and iPod touch’s powerful hardware
  • A deep story with unique twists for every pair and multiple endings
  • Traditional game and battle systems polished to perfection
  • Hours upon hours of gameplay, complete with hidden bosses, secret weapons, and more

Are you going to give it a try? What do you think of a $12.99 price-point for an iPhone game? If you decide to give this a try let us know what you think in the comments below!

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5 years ago

BlackBerry 6 gets unveiled, treads on iPhone's toes

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BlackBerry 6 gets unveiled, treads on iPhone's toes

RIM has just unveiled BlackBerry 6 (yes, single digit just like iPhone OS 4), their latest, greatest mobile operating system and they've got the Blackeyed Peas-strewn video highlight reel to prove it!

As always, our confederates from CrackBerry.com are all over the WES2010 launch event and bring us back all the BlackBerry 6 highlights:

  • Touchscreen friendly: The preview video makes it clear that BlackBerry 6 will be much more touchscreen friendly than what we have seen in the past from RIM, with new gestures, multitouch support and improved feedback for the user (kinetic scrolling, rubber banding). We've also heard that BlackBerry 6 will work well with non-touchscreen input as well and it looks like it should suit the optical trackpad.

  • Revamped UI and OS/Homescreen Experience: At first quick glance during the video BlackBerry 6 looks familiar, but then all of the new and improved features start to jump out at you... Search from Homescreen, a pull down for notifications (sweet!), pop-up contextual menus, etc.

  • Revamped Native Apps: It's clear that RIM has put a lot of effort into key native apps as well. The inbox and contacts and media apps are all getting updates, and they're looking good.

  • WebKit Browser/Rendering Engine: RIM's new WebKit rendering engine is going to really speed up the web browsing experience while keeping it efficient. The browser gets much-needed features like tabbed browsing.

To us it looks like they've taken the solid BlackBerry messaging experience and tried to expand it with iPhone like music, video, and app abilities. In other words, they're making a serious play for Apple's market. Some of this stuff looks like Apple's 2007 iPhone OS 1 demo of the iPod and Safari app's -- and that's not a critique, Apple still hasn't demoed any messaging equivalent to any BlackBerry from any era. If BlackBerry catches up with web and media, where's Apple on messaging? (Mobile iChat video perhaps?)

There are still problems to be sure; BlackBerry 6 doesn't address their OS' increasingly outdated code base and the new app focus doesn't fix the anemic storage limitations -- but those problems don't yet affect the average user and so really don't exist outside bullet points and blogs.

Apple has revealed most of iPhone OS 4 (see our complete preview and feature walkthrough) and now RIM has show off BlackBerry 6.

Check out the boom, boom pow after the break and let us know what you think, should Apple be worried?

[CrackBerry.com]

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5 years ago

Facebook video goes iPhone and iPad compatible with H.264

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Facebook video goes iPhone and iPad compatible with H.264

Speaking of Facebook, it looks like they've joined the growing list of sites that are now providing HTML5 video for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad compatible playback. UPDATE: As noted in the comments, Faceboo

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5 years ago

The new Facebook -- are you concerned about your privacy?

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The new Facebook -- are you concerned about your privacy?

Facebook recently announced some huge changes to how, where, and perhaps even why they operate -- and it effects every Facebook users' privacy. Short version: Facebook is "building the social web" by sharing your and your friends' information with more apps, for longer, and via more places outside Facebook than ever before and they're opting you into it by default.

If you're the footloose and Facebook-free sort who lives every moment online with little or no care about who knows what about you, then this likely doesn't effect you one bit.

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5 years ago

Rhapsody turns on offline music, Spotify goes social

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Rhapsody turns on offline music, Spotify goes social

Rhapsody for iPhone [free with subscription - iTunes link] has finally released an update to allow offline access to their music:

With a Rhapsody subscription, you can tap into over 9 million full-length songs, and download as much music as you want to your device. Create playlists for your commute, your workout or your flight - and download them instantly.

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5 years ago

iPad Live Podcast #1: Magical and revolutionary!

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iPad Live Podcast #1: Magical and revolutionary!

Premiere episode! iPad 3G incoming, camera kit surprises, how to put on a screen protector, iPad typing tips, Hulu, Farmville, Bento, Epicurious, and more! Listen in!

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5 years ago

Police seize evidence in iPhone HD/iPhone 4G investigation

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Police seize evidence in iPhone HD/iPhone 4G investigation

Exercising a search warrant last Friday, members of California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team seized evidence in the ongoing investigation into the iPhone HD/iPhone 4G that wound up outside of Apple's control and plastered all over the internet last week.

Gizmodo has the full account up, including the warrant, a response from Gawker legal, and their account of the events.

[Gizmodo]

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5 years ago

Dilbert pokes fun at iPhone HD/iPhone 4G incident

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Dilbert pokes fun at iPhone HD/iPhone 4G incident

Dilbert's author, Scott Adams, decided to poke a little fun at the whole iPhone HD/iPhone 4G incident by drafting up 2 strips of goodness that, because of the slow pace of newspaper publication, will only ever be seen on the web. Check them out.

[Dilbert.com via DF]

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5 years ago

Give-away: Five 1-year subscriptions to AT&T or Rogers Navigator powered by TeleNav

Give-away: Five 1-year subscriptions to AT&T or Rogers Navigator powered by TeleNav

Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate the great driving weather than teaming up with TeleNav to give away five (5) 1-year subscriptions to AT&T Navigator (for those of you in the US) or Rogers Navigator (for those of you in Canada).

Want? Great, all you have to do is head on over to Facebook and:

(You must become a fan of both to qualify. We'll check!)

Give away starts now and ends Friday, April 30 at 12pm PT so get to it!

Legal stuff after the break...

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5 years ago

How do you use your iPhone/iPad as a remote control?

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How do you use your iPhone/iPad as a remote control?

How do you use your iPhone/iPad as a remote control, and what do you use it to control?

When Apple introduced the iPhone, they also introduced Remote, and app that you could use to control iTunes or your Apple TV. Since then a variety of other, more wide-ranging remote control apps have become available in the iTunes App Store for controlling media, entire computers, and even complete household automation.

With the introduction of the iPad, there's even 9.7" of screen real estate to fill all your controlling needs.

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5 years ago

iPhone 4G design, GodFinger for iPad, iPad 3G credit card charges, 16 GB iPhones to be discontinued? - From the Forums

iPhone 4G design, GodFinger for iPad, iPad 3G credit card charges, 16 GB iPhones to be discontinued? - From the Forums

From the Forums is a great way to see all of the current hot topics within our forums are. In order to create any new threads of your own or reply to any of the existing threads, you must be a registered member. Becoming a member is a simple process that will only take a few minutes out of your day, so if you have not already already done so, head on over and register now!

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5 years ago

iPhone Wi-Fi sync app submitted to App Store

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iPhone Wi-Fi sync app submitted to App Store

While the Apple TV (and even the lowly, lambasted Zune!) has had Wi-Fi sync for a while now, Apple hasn't seen fit to break the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad free of their iTunes tether, so developer Greg Hughes has decided to do it for them -- and submit it to the App Store.

Based on the video it looks like once a pairing is setup between your iPhone and iTunes you're good to go. And that's where this whole story might just come off the rails -- if Hughes is using anything other than public APIs, and if Apple even allows other apps to interact with iTunes on the desktop. Hey, they could even reject it on general usability grounds -- that aforementioned Apple TV and Zune need to be plugged in anyway to handle the power-drain of Wi-Fi sync, which takes some of the luster off, and even 802.11n Wi-Fi is slow compared to USB.

So, could this app pull an Opera Mini and get in, or it will it get slammed with the rejection hammer and leave us waiting for a cloud-based iTunes.com announcement from Apple before our iPhones go wire-free?

[Engadget]

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5 years ago

IGN's Nintendo guru becomes Apple's App Store global editorial games director

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IGN's Nintendo guru becomes Apple's App Store global editorial games director

Matt Casamassina, an editor at gaming website IGN known for his knowledge and coverage of Nintendo, has announced on his blog that he's left the media world to join Apple as their new global editorial games director for the iTunes App Store:

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