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6 years ago

iPhone 2.0: 802.1x a Win for Business and Universities

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iPhone 2.0: 802.1x a Win for Business and Universities

When the iPhone and iPod Touch first shipped, many eager big business users and university students snapped up the "breakthrough internet devices" only to find that, because the iPhone and iPod Touch didn't support the 802.1x protocol, they couldn't connect to some very large Wi-Fi networks.

Posts piled up on Apple's Discussion Boards, feature requests and bug reports flooded in (I know I sent one!), and, as of the SDK Roadmap event on Thursday, Apple has listened! 802.1x has been announced for firmware 2.0!

But what is it and why's is it so important?

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6 years ago

When will DocsToGo be ReadyToGo? - App Watch

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When will DocsToGo be ReadyToGo? - App Watch

What does all this SDK talk mean with respect to the popular DataViz products like Documents To Go? Read on, my friends!

Although it's easy to be swallowed up in the sea of information spilling forth from the SDK Roadmap earlier today, and even though I'm still hoping for Stevie J to throw us a bone (like copy/paste ready for download from iTunes? ahem), I'm trying to stay calm. Deep breath. Maybe another piece of good news will help.

One of my favorite apps from my Treo days is DataViz's DocsToGo. I tried to reach DataViz for comment with regard to the SDK release and their plans for bringing their products to the iPhone, but alas, the time-zone gods are against me and all I could come up with was a blurb from their website. Read their statement and glean what you can:

We are currently investigating the opportunity to develop Documents To Go, RoadSync, Passwords Plus and any of our other software titles for the iPhone and would appreciate your feedback.

Here's our feedback: Yes, Please.

After the break, DataViz CEO Dick Fontana talks up the SDK for Fox News. [via] -- "DataViz has a long relationship with Apple which gives Dick reason to be optimistic about the opportunities for DataViz with the iPhone." -- indeed.

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6 years ago

AT&T to Offer "Unlimited" Calling Plan for iPhone. More Dropped Calls in More Places

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AT&T to Offer "Unlimited" Calling Plan for iPhone. More Dropped Calls in More Places

Unlimited calling plans seem to be all the rage these days, with every carrier provision subscribers with "all you can speak" plans. Now even iPhone users will soon be able to gab all they want, and not pay dearly for it in the next billing cycle. According to Engadget, AT&T will be soon offer a special iPhone bundled unlimited calling plan for the low price of just $119.99 a month. Not a bad deal I suppose, if you spend ever waking hour of your day with a cell phone symbiotically attached to your face.

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6 years ago

Spotlight Feature Coming to iPhone? Oh Please Let it Be So!

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Spotlight Feature Coming to iPhone? Oh Please Let it Be So!

Careful observation of one of Apple's presentation slides taken during last week's iPhone SDK event reveals a possible firmware 2.0 feature; SPOTLIGHT!In one slide depicting the Contacts list, a small search icon appears at the very top of the screen. Could this be Spotlight for iPhone? We'll see. It so, I know of many iPhone users who will dance through lawn sprinklers with glee, myself included.

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6 years ago

NIN offers free, mixable, mashable, Creative Commons Music

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NIN offers free, mixable, mashable, Creative Commons Music

SDK news, Wait-a-Thon $100 iTunes Gift Cards, sparkling personalities... can life here at Phonedifferent get any better?? YES!!!

How 'bout some FREE music, compliments of NIN (Nine Inch Nails)?

Following up on Radiohead's release last year, NIN is offering FREE music for download. Titled "Ghosts I - IV", Ghosts I are the first 9 tracks available for free download as high-quality, DRM-free MP3s, including the complete PDF. All you need is a valid email address and presto, you got some free music to carry around with you on your iPhone.

That's not the best part, though, read on...

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6 years ago

Java Support Coming to iPhone. Extra Bold, Black, and Buggy

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Java Support Coming to iPhone. Extra Bold, Black, and Buggy

No term strikes more fear and fluster in a coder than the word "Java", and I'm not talking about the scalding hot cup of Starbucks dark roast you spilled in your lap on the way to work this morning. No, I'm talking about Sun Microsystems's long touted (and lamented) portable programming environment designed to run small applications through virtual runtimes. Java is best known for its ever-reaching marketing slogan "Write once, run anywhere", though veteran developers will tell you the only thing Java truly excels at is crashing.

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6 years ago

In ur SDK: Sun Brewing Java for iPhone?

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In ur SDK: Sun Brewing Java for iPhone?

Sun, the company that loves Java so much they made it their stock symbol, has announced that they've looked at the new Apple SDK and believe they can use it to bring Java VM (virtual machine) ME (micro addition) to the iPhone:

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6 years ago

Phone different Podcast 14 - Wait-a-Thon

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Phone different Podcast 14 - Wait-a-Thon

Bonus Podcast!

We couldn't wait until our regularly scheduled podcast to talk about the iPhone Software Roadmap. Mike and I were also lucky to be joined by Phone different writers Chad Garrett and Rene Ritchie! Listen in as we chat up all the new announcements about the new Enterprise features and the SDK.

This post is also a Wait-a-Thon post! Your comment posted here enters you for a a chance to win a $100 iTunes Gift Card! Also note that starting today, you can use your User Referral Link (found here when you log in) to get two entries in this week's drawing.

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6 years ago

iPhone 2.0: Mass Mail Delete, PPT Quickview... and Spotlight?!

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iPhone 2.0: Mass Mail Delete, PPT Quickview... and Spotlight?!

Apple's Thursday press release (via Ars Technica), while big on Enterprise and chock-full of SDK goodness, also snuck in some new, long sought-after features for one of the built-in apps: MobileMail (Mail Touch?).

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6 years ago

SDK Event: Now Available on iTunes

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SDK Event: Now Available on iTunes

I love the fact that Apple gives us their events on iTunes! Believe it or not, I still watch the MacWorld 2007 video. I enjoying watching the part where Steve says:

An iPod, Phone and an Internet communicator. iPod, Phone, and an Internet communicator. Are you getting it? These aren't three separate devices...

hmmm, perhaps I have watched that one too many times.

I do wonder why it is a Podcast though and not a "movie". I say this because the Podcasts do not refresh... we just get a new one every time.

You can find the link here to the Apple store for download, enjoy.

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6 years ago

Carmack: AppStore is Doomed!

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Carmack: AppStore is Doomed!

We've mentioned John Carmack at least a couple of times before. The ID founder and famed developer of Doom and Quake seems to have a special place in his heart for Apple and Apple gaming (even if Sir Steve doesn't return that love).

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6 years ago

Devs on Apps: Charge Us More, Users Less

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Devs on Apps: Charge Us More, Users Less

Craig Hockenberry, the widely acclaimed Mac developer of Twitterific, has had extensive experience developing for jailbroken iPhones and iPod Touches. So, when he weighs in on the iPhone SDK, it's definitely worth a read.

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6 years ago

New "Fatty" iPhone/Touch Leaked on iTunes?

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New "Fatty" iPhone/Touch Leaked on iTunes?

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6 years ago

Microsoft on iPhone ActiveSync

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Microsoft on iPhone ActiveSync

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6 years ago

Review: Invisible Shield for the iPhone

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Review: Invisible Shield for the iPhone

The Shieldzone Full Body invisibleSHIELD ($24.95) for your iPhone is an invisible, thin plastic coating that serves well to protect your pretty shiny iPhone from scratches, scrapes, and scuffs without adding additional bulk.

Read on for the full review!

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