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4 years ago

iPad 3 due in October, iOS 5 beta 3, iOS 5 incompatible apps, Android vs iPhone - From the Forums

iPad 3 due in October, iOS 5 beta 3, iOS 5 incompatible apps, Android vs iPhone - From the Forums

The TiPb forums are naturally a great place to talk, commiserate, celebrate, get help, and offer advice to your fellow iPhone users. Below we've compiled a few of the most current hot topics in the forums for you to participate in. In order to get in on the action you must be a registered member. Becoming a member is easy and free so if you haven’t already, head on over and register now!

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4 years ago

TiPb Picks of the Week

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TiPb Picks of the Week

Every week a few of us from team TiPb will bring you our current favorite, most fun and useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they’re iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch related, they’re fair game.

To see what we picked, and to tell us your pick, follow on after the break!

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4 years ago

iPad 2 Jailbreak beta leaked, best to stay away

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iPad 2 Jailbreak beta leaked, best to stay away

Last night the iPad 2 Jailbreak that Comex has been working on for JailbreakMe.com was leaked online by a beta tester, and this morning it's all over the web in post and video form. And we're not going anywhere near it.

We've waited this long for an iPad 2 Jailbreak, we might as well wait the last few days for a well tested, verified, proper release version. Hacking iPad 2 was most likely non-trivial for Comex, and messing around with leaked betas seems needlessly risky, unless you have more time, spare iPad 2s, and urges to tinker than you know what to do with.

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4 years ago

App for That: How to sync lists between iPhone and Android

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App for That: How to sync lists between iPhone and Android

There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for just about everything -- so how come the one you need, the one you know just has to be there, is so hard to find? Enter TiPb's new weekly feature where staff and readers alike sort through the App Store and help you find just the right App for That. This week, Jeremy asks:

Is there an app that would allow me, an iPhone 4 user, and my wife, an Android user, to share a task list? Help!

To see our solution for Jeremy, follow along after the break!

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4 years ago

Google in talks to buy Hulu?

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Google in talks to buy Hulu?

The LA Times is reporting that Google is in preliminary talks to acquire none other than Hulu. The information comes from anonymous sources close to the situation. Google is supposedly interested in buying Hulu due to the huge potential for advertising revenue. The report also claims that Google will face stiff competition from Yahoo and Microsoft.

Hulu has content from a number of current TV shows and has apps available for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad that are based on a monthly subscription model, though it is currently US only.

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4 years ago

Hands on: Google's new Pool Party photo sharing app for iPhone

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Hands on: Google's new Pool Party photo sharing app for iPhone

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Pool Party is a photo sharing from the brains behind the recently-aquired Slide. Like Google+, it's an invite-only beta right now, and like Google+, and Picasa, it allows you to quickly and easily share pictures with people you know who are also members. Why Google feels they need to be positively Microsoft-ian about the sheer number of overlapping image sharing services they offer right now, I don't know, but here's how they bill this one:

Instant photo fun

Pool Party is a simple, free photo sharing app. Create group albums and see your friends' photos as they happen in real-time.

Pool Party is invite-only at the moment, so you'll be asked to enter your email address after installing the app. If you haven't already been invited to Pool Party by a friend, you can visit our website at poolpartyapp.com to request an invitation.

I've been testing Pool Party for iPhone with Phil Nickinson from Android Central, who's putting the Android version through its paces and... it's got a lot of promise. The UI is dark, with big, bold white text. (Though they insist on color-coding your friends' names, which is ends up feeling very Christmas tree.) They also stick to tried and true UI metaphors (even, smartly, borrowing the now almost standard "pull to refresh" pioneered by Loren Brichter in Tweetie/Twitter for iPhone).

Organization is done in Pools, and one you add a a Pool you can add people to it. For those who thrive on such things, push notifications are included to keep you up to date on every little interaction imaginable (I turned them off, like I turned off Google+'s email notifications). There are also a couple prominent places to provide feedback, so it's clear the developers and designers want to make this a good experience.

This being Google, there's also a web interface for when you're away from your iPhone (or Android device).

Whether or not this ultimately takes any users away from established image sharing services like Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, or Google own services, new and old, like Picasa and Google+ remains to be seen. It's great to see Google trying things and fantastic to see them working on improving their user experience. Ultimately, however, it will be nice to see them coalesce into a single, coherent, consistent service.

Screenshots after the break. If want more on the background story, MG Siegler from TechCrunch broke it yesterday (link below).

[TechCrunch]

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4 years ago

Daily Tip: How to link directly to an App Store app update page

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Daily Tip: How to link directly to an App Store app update page

If you're a developer wondering how to link users directly to the App Store update page for your app, you're in luck, Gabe has posted the URL format up on Stack Overflow.

Turns out the phobos links do still work and you can link directly to the update page using this URL format:

itms-apps://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftwareUpdate?id=[APPID]&mt=8

Of course replacing the [APPID] with your own app id, not including the brackets. This will link directly to the latest update for the app, instead of the main app page.

It should work on-device for an app with a waiting update. If you give it a try, let us know how it goes and if you have any other developer tips for us, send them in!

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4 years ago

DC Comics to release on iPad same time as print

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DC Comics to release on iPad same time as print

As part of DC Comics new 52 initiative, Dan DiDio Jim Lee, Grant Morrison and company announced that they would be releasing future issues on iPad day and date with the traditional print releases. That's great news for comic book readers, and great first step. Now how about offering collected digital editions simultaneous to trade paperback releases. I'd love Absolute digital editions of Watchman, Dark Knight Returns, Planetary, All Star Superman, and the list goes on.

And hopefully Marvel is paying super attention to this as well.

Video after the break.

[BleedingCool.com via SuperManofSteel, 9to5Mac]

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4 years ago

Holiday Weekend App Sales

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Holiday Weekend App Sales

Today marks the first day of July, which means Independence Day is only a few days away. To celebrate, many developers have put their apps on sale and we've rounded up some of our favorites to tell you about!

  1. EA Games: All games up to 90% off. [EA - iTunes link]

  2. Gameloft Games: Select titles on sale for $0.99 for a 'limited time'.

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4 years ago

Apple seeds OS X 10.7 Lion GM. Desktop down, mobile to go!

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Apple seeds OS X 10.7 Lion GM. Desktop down, mobile to go!

Apple has just seeded the Gold Master (GM) candidate for OS X 10.7 Lion to developers. That's the desktop jab, scheduled to land this month, that Apple is using to set up the overhand right of iOS 5, which will finish the combo this fall.

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4 years ago

New York Times issues update to enable in-app subscription models for iPhone and iPad

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New York Times issues update to enable in-app subscription models for iPhone and iPad

The New York Times iPhone and iPad app has just received an update that allows users to subscribe via in-app purchase. Changes were made to many in-app subscription services after Apple changed the guidelines. The New York Times is one of many news publications that were affected by the changes. The update will now allow users to choose from three new in-app purchase schemes -

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4 years ago

Track your data with DataMan Pro for iPad with 3G [giveaway]

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Track your data with DataMan Pro for iPad with 3G [giveaway]

DataMan Pro for iPad with 3G is an app that allows you to track your data usage on your 3G iPad. Your usage is monitored in real time to ensure great accuracy and precision. DataMan can help you make smarter decisions to manage consumption, stop overage charges and save money.

  • Track your daily, weekly and monthly cellular (3G/EDGE/GPRS) data usage. You can view your usage across different days in a chart and even zoom in to see the hourly details.
  • Warn you the moment you exceed your usage thresholds, without having to open DataMan.
  • Geotag your data activities and see them on a map. Very useful when you travel and roam.
  • 4 levels of usage thresholds and 3 data allowances for you to customize to suit your data plan.
  • Work with all carriers. No login is required to your carrier's website.
  • Always up-to-date usage statistics. No need to wait hours or days for your carrier to refresh and give you the latest statistics.
  • Export your 3G usage statistics to iTunes File Sharing. Analyze your usage and location on your computer. The exported CSV file contains the timestamp, amount used in bytes and coordinates of all your data activities.
  • Sound a persistent siren when your monthly allowance is exceeded.
  • See your daily statistics in a chart on your iPad. Easily visualize your usage pattern.

The good folks at XVision have given us 10 promo codes to give away to you, our awesome readers! For chance to win, let us know about how much data you use on your 3G iPad each month.

DataMan Pro is on sale until July 4. If you pick this one up, let us know what you think! Check out the screenshots after the break.

[$1.99 on sale - iTunes link]

Have an app you'd love to see featured on TiPb? Email us at iosapps@tipb.com, tell us about your app (include an iTunes link), and we'll take a look.

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4 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, July 1

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, July 1

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • TiltShift Generator - Fake Miniature: Now with radial blur and auto color adjustment. [$0.99 for iPhone - iTunes link]

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4 years ago

Verbs 2.0 for iPhone brings push notifications

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Verbs 2.0 for iPhone brings push notifications

Verbs, an instant messaging client for iPhone, has been updated and brings the availability of push notifications via an in-app purchase. You can also stay logged in for up to 7 days.

Verbs boasts of its beautiful UI and supports GTalk, AIM, and MobileMe. It has many neat features like the ability to view downloaded Text, PDF, Office and iWork documents and Instapaper, Droplr, and CloudApp support. Additionally, heres all the new features included in the update:

  • Enable Push Notifications and stay logged in for up to 7 days, available through simple in-app purchase (Verbs Pro).
  • The text entry field in the chat grows with text.
  • Send chat logs via email.
  • Send links in received messages to Instapaper for reading later.
  • Horizontal swipe action in the chat view to switch between chats.
  • Tap and hold the unified accounts cell to sign in/out of all accounts.
  • Pinch gesture to zoom out a conversation.
  • Faster buddy list scrolling.
  • Now displays AIM buddies "Mobile" status with blue icon.
  • Shows buddy presence above the chat previews.
  • Fixed the delay when the buddy list favorite header is tapped.
  • Resets the keyboard to display alphabets after sending a message.
  • Fixed issues with uploading pictures taken from camera.
  • Bug fixes and better memory management.

If you pick this one up, let us know what you think! Check out the screenshots after the break.

[$2.99, with in-app purchases - iTunes link]

Have an app you'd love to see featured on TiPb? Email us at iosapps@tipb.com, tell us about your app (include an iTunes link), and we'll take a look.

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4 years ago

Apple part of $4.5 billion Nortel patent acquisition, Google not

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Apple part of $4.5 billion Nortel patent acquisition, Google not

According to Reuters, a consortium of tech companies, including Apple, BlackBerry maker RIM, Microsoft, EMC, Sony, and Ericsson have won the auction to acquire Nortel's mammoth $4.5 billion dollar mobile patent portfolio. How much of that will come from Apple is currently unknown, though RIM is on the line for $770 million and Ericsson, $340 million. The companies are expected to pool the patents and use them both to protect against patent lawsuits and, of course, launch lawsuits of their own.

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