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5 years ago

TiPb Presents: iPhone Live! #65 - It's only rock and roll, but did we like it?

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TiPb Presents: iPhone Live! #65 - It's only rock and roll, but did we like it?

Join Chris, Matt, and Rene for an in-depth look iPhone 3.1, iTunes 9, and the new iPods, from Apple's "It's only rock and roll, but we like it" music event. Listen in!

No give-away this week, as Smartphone Experts is already giving away 5 iMore Store gift certificates in celebration of our 10th year in smartphone communities! Go enter now!

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5 years ago

iPhone 3.1 Encryption Enforcement Fix Causing Problems for iPhone 3G, 2G Exchange 2007 Users

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iPhone 3.1 Encryption Enforcement Fix Causing Problems for iPhone 3G, 2G Exchange 2007 Users

iPhone 3.1 apparently fixes a bug that didn't properly enforce Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1 encryption policies, and that looks to be causing problems for users of the iPhone 3G and iPhone 2G (and likely first and second gen iPod touch users as well).

While the iPhone 3GS supports Exchange encryption and is thus unaffected, the previous generation devices reportedly do not, leading to the error shown above.

Outside buying an iPhone 3GS or getting your Exchange Admin to turn off the encryption requirement (good luck with that!) we're not sure if there's a fix for this fix yet.

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5 years ago

Rumor: iPod touch Camera Axed Last Month, May Make Surprise Return?

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Rumor: iPod touch Camera Axed Last Month, May Make Surprise Return?

Did Apple plan to add a camera to the third generation iPod touch -- just like the iPhone 3GS and iPod nano -- but pull it roughly a month ago due to technical difficulties? We heard that rumor last week, after months of previous rumors and leaks that made the camera seem all but a certainty.

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5 years ago

mophie Juice Pack Air for Power Hungry iPhone Users

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mophie Juice Pack Air for Power Hungry iPhone Users

mophie Juice Pack Air [$79.96 - iMore Store link] is the newer, sleeker model in town. We've tried out several battery extenders here on TiPb, and I've tried quite a few personally, but like the grail we keep looking for longer, better, and stronger power. Did I find it with the Juice Pack Air?

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5 years ago

Apple Approves Rhapsody App, Palm Rejects NaNPlayer

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Apple Approves Rhapsody App, Palm Rejects NaNPlayer

Rhapsody [free - iTunes Link] is now available in the iTunes App Store. It was less than a month ago that we told you about the submission of RealNetwork's Rhapsody iPhone app, well Apple may have been scared straight by the FCC because it's been approved and is now available as a free download.

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5 years ago

Poll: It Was Only Rock and Roll, but Did We Like It?

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Poll: It Was Only Rock and Roll, but Did We Like It?

Which of these 2009 Apple music event announcements did you like? (Multi-choice enabled)(survey software)

Yesterday was Apple's annual, hype-filled, reality distorted, special music event, It's only rock and roll, but we like it. Today is the colder, harsher morning after, and as we wipe our eyes, yawn, and look over, we wonder -- did you really like it?

This is a multi-choice poll, so if you liked something, vote for it. If you didn't, leave it hanging. Let's see how Apple did...

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5 years ago

Apple Music Event by the Numbers: 30M iPhones, 20M iPod touches, 75K Apps, 1.8B Downloads

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Apple Music Event by the Numbers: 30M iPhones, 20M iPod touches, 75K Apps, 1.8B Downloads

During the t's only rock and roll, but we like it special music event, as usual, Apple spent some time up front discussing numbers. And as is increasingly usual when it comes to the music leg of their business, those numbers tend towards the HUGE. To date:

  • 30 million iPhones sold
  • 20 million iPod touches sold

That makes 50 million iPhone OS X platform device on the market, up from 45 million on July 21.

  • 75,000 apps in the iTunes App Store
  • 1.8 billion downloads (not counting updates)

Still no breakdown of paid vs. free, but up from 3,000 this time last year, and 65,000 and 1.5 billion back on July 14.

In terms of games, compared with other mobile platforms, here's the library count:

  • 21,178 for Apple iPhone/iPod touch
  • 3,680 for Nintendo DS
  • 607 for Sony PSP

But wait, there's more...

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5 years ago

AT&T Upgrading 6 Major Cities to HSPA 7.2

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AT&T Upgrading 6 Major Cities to HSPA 7.2

AT&T has unveiled plans to upgrade their 3G network to 7.2 HSPA in various markets across the US by the end of the year. What cities happen to have all of the luck on their side? Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami.

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5 years ago

Apple Posts "It's only rock and roll, but we like it" Keynote Stream

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Apple Posts "It's only rock and roll, but we like it" Keynote Stream

If you just happened to miss today's video of the "It's only rock and roll, but we like it" keynote or just so happen to be having issues downloading the full 850MB podcast feed like I am, jump on over to Apple's site and instantly view it in it's entirety via Quicktime stream.

Sure good to see Steve back...

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5 years ago

Steve Jobs Speaks: Why There's No Camera in Third Generation iPod touch

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Steve Jobs Speaks: Why There's No Camera in Third Generation iPod touch

Following Apple's It's only rock and roll, but we like it special music event, CEO Steve Jobs, fresh from his return to the keynote stage, sat down with the New York Times, and while several topics were discussed, here's the "big question" (and answer):

POGUE: You put a camcorder on the iPod Nano. Why not on the iPod Touch?

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5 years ago

Apple "It's only rock and roll, but we like it" Keynote Podcast Now Available on iTunes

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Apple "It's only rock and roll, but we like it" Keynote Podcast Now Available on iTunes

Apple has posted their all 850MB of their "It's only rock and roll, but we like it" special music event to their Apple Keynote podcast feed [iTunes link]. And, wow that was fast. Usually we get a streaming version from QuickTime Apple Events first, then the iTunes podcast later. This time, no waiting (but also no streaming version -- yet!)

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5 years ago

iPhone OS 3.1 review

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iPhone OS 3.1 review

Complete review of Apple's iPhone OS 3.1 software for iPhone and iPod touch

On the fence about downloading iPhone 3.1? Wondering what’s changed since iPhone 3.0? Need a handy link to send your friends who may have questions? We've’s got your back with our complete iPhone 3.1 Software Walkthrough.

Previously, we took you through all three beta versions, now we’ll take you through the final release.

And we’ll get started, right after the break.

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5 years ago

Celebrating 10 Years of Smartphone Communities

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Celebrating 10 Years of Smartphone Communities

Ten years ago today, 9/9/99, our fearless leader Marcus Adolfsson launched VisorCentral.com - a community providing news, reviews and forums focused on a single product: the Handspring Visor.  The Visor, you may recall, was the PDA that was destined to start the smartphone revolution with the VisorPhone.

Ten years later, we have grown from that single small site to a network of seven different communities, each focused on a core brand of smartphone and dedicated to providing everything a user could need or want to know about their smartphone - from news to chat, reviews to ringtones, podcasts to apps, accessories to wallpapers. The Smartphone Experts Network has over 1.8 million members in our forums; on any given day there are thousands of users logged in: finding help, talking about the latest news, reviewing products, and more. We still have plenty of active members that signed up literally within days of our 9/9/99 launch. Millions of visitors every month come to us to find out the latest information for their smartphone.

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5 years ago

iTunes Launches Facebook Fan Page, Offers 20 Free Songs

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iTunes Launches Facebook Fan Page, Offers 20 Free Songs

Wow. Apple's iTunes Store now has a Facebook Fan Page. During today's It's only rock and roll, but we like it special music event, Apple announced iTunes 9 and said it allowed users to share via Facebook. Apparently you can share some love for iTunes right back.

And if you do, you can get 20 free songs by indie artists. The process sounds hecka convoluted, but TUAW takes you through it admirably.

Let us know if you become a fan, and get your music!

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5 years ago

Apple Releases MobileMe Control Panel for Windows 1.5 with Improved Calendar and Bookmark Sync, Windows 7 Support

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Apple Releases MobileMe Control Panel for Windows 1.5 with Improved Calendar and Bookmark Sync, Windows 7 Support

Attention iPhone users on Microsoft Windows, Apple's MobileMe News "blog" has announced an update to the MobileMe Control Panel:

With the new MobileMe Control Panel for Windows version 1.5 you can assign your primary MobileMe calendar to sync with the default calendar in Microsoft Outlook. Any other MobileMe calendars you have will continue to sync with Outlook and appear as separate calendars. The new control panel also delivers improvements for syncing bookmarks between Internet Explorer and Safari, and provides compatibility with Windows 7.

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