From bear markets to bailouts, punctuated with politicians' platitudes, there is one thing that's certain - the economy is uncertain. All of us may be finding ways to cut back, spend a little less, save a little more, and we here at TiPb, much like a former President, "feel your pain" (bite lower lip here). Our very own Imperious Leader (Editor Rene Ritchie) has posted a survey in the forums and given all of you a chance to weigh in. Read on for more about this and for a few other ideas to save your $$$!
BoingBoing got an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming South Park App. The verdict: pretty darn cool, with some fun functionality for any South Park fanatic:
[...]the ability to stream clips, grab wallpapers for your device, read news, and browse the complete episode index. Also: choose character likenesses as "contact images" for your iPhone -- assign a face to the phone book entry of your choice.
TiPb loves answering your emails, but we also love sharing our answers with the community in hopes that more people will benefit, and even better answers will present themselves (hey, that's why we have them forums!). Today's question comes from Jozsoo:
Is there an iPhone-friendly version of the web apps section of Apple's site? Seems odd to me that the iPhone maker has no such tailor-made service on its site. Or am I missing something? Maybe you could cover this on your blog for others, too, to know.
Engadget brings the news: there will be an Apple event next week, on October 14th. Obviously, based on the invitation above (which we didn't receive, sniffle), the focus is going to be on notebooks. Presumably there will be a new form factor or two to talk about here based on Apple's rumored "Brick" manufacturing technique, where they carve the case out of a single block of aluminum.
The only possible iPhone angles we're seeing here:
So you are having issues with your iPhone? Maybe you jailbroke it and things did not go as well as you planned? Perhaps you have to take your iPhone back to an Apple Store because of a hardware related issue and you are jailbroken? Well I will tell you how to restore you iPhone back to it's factory settings in a few simple steps.
Word of warning before you begin:
Restoring your device will erase all data from your iPhone or iPod Touch, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, calendar information, and any other data. All iPhone or iPod Touch settings are restored to their factory condition.
More after the jump!
Wow. From NDA zero to 24 cities around the globe in one week flat! I guess it really is cheetah's that change their spots! Apple's Developer Connection (via Apple Insider) has all the details, locations, and schedules:
The next round of our new contest has just opened!
Head on over to the iPhone Exchange and Enterprise Forum to see the list of candidates and vote on the one you most want to see reviewed. We'll review the two highest vote getters head-to-head and app-vs-app next Wednesday, and if you vote or post on the forum thread, you have the chance to win the winning App!
Woz co-founded Apple and pretty much kick-started the personal computer revolution; fair enough. Since then, however, he's made his bones as a fairly big practical joker. Which Woz was it, then, who told the Telegraph:
A digital remake of a director's slate with clear audio and video sync cue, Slate features a large display of production, director, scene, take and current time. With easy to increment scene and take number, Slate comes with two colors; white and black, and two sync cues; beep and clap.
GolfTraxx for the iPhone offers support for landmarks as well as distances to front, center, and back of each green. The GolfTraxx iPhone edition is fully integrated with the GolfTraxx database which contains hole-by-hole information for over 21,500 courses in across the globe Frank DeBenedetti, founder of GolfTraxx says:
“We took the very best features from our other versions and utilized the outstanding graphics of the iPhone to create an easy to use interface for iPhone which golfers are able to use on their first trip to the course.”
iDayZ is a simple application for your iPhone or iPod Touch that reads through your contacts and gives you a list of all upcoming birthdays and anniversaries. You can sort by upcoming events, age, event type or last name. Click on the individual birthday or anniversary and see all the details including what what astrological sign the person is or what gift for that anniversary.
Update: Wide Email developer Patrick Barry comments below that, according to Macrumors, FOUR landscape email front-ends popped up on the App Store last night, including his own.
We are finally getting closer and closer to the perfect iPhone no? If Apple will not give it to us, 3rd party developers are our only hope. (Whether it is via jailbreaking or Apple's official App Store.)
[This is a TiPb AT WORK App vs. App Review! The TiPb iPhone Forums voted on their favorite Apps, we took the top two, and now they're going head-to-head. But wait -- there's more! One of the forum voters has already won a copy of the winning App... Congrats duhockey! Want another chance to win? Comment on this post and make sure you leave a valid email address in the comment form -- it won't be made public, but it will be used to contact you if you win! Check out the full contest details, then grab your iPhone and get ready to get things done -- the TiPb AT WORK IM Showdown starts now!]
Instant Messaging has become one of the most popular forms of online communication because it offers instant access, no SMS costs, and unmatched convenience. How Apple doesn’t implement an iChat Mobile on the iPhone is simply beyond us, we at TiPb think an iChat Mobile would be a top contender for an App vs App.
With that said, 3rd party apps are beginning to fill the holes that Apple left open. Two of the more popular, argued about IM Clients available in the App Store are Palringo and BeejiveIM. Though at the core of each is an IM Client, they could not be more different. How do they perform? Which IM Client is better? Who will win the first edition of AppvsApp: AT WORK ?
We're never going to let Crackberry Kevin, editor of our sibling site Crackberry.com live this down. Never EVER.
And if you think that's bad, wait until Steve Jobs gets finished giving the WuShi finger to the advertising geniuses over at Vodafone and RIM. We're talking the greatest mellow harshening "Skidoosh!" in the history of the tech industry, no doubt.
Whyzat? Said genii decided to advertise the iClonic Blackberry Storm as an actual iPhone, complete with Home screen and Mobile Safari browser.