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5 years ago

AT&T Ready to Rollout HSPA 7.2 in Dallas

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AT&T Ready to Rollout HSPA 7.2 in Dallas

It seems as if AT&T is gearing up to launch their HSPA 7.2 in the Dallas area, making good on their promise of having it rolled out in 6 major cities 1 major city in the US. (If anyone in Charlotte, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, or Miami is seeing signs of the boost yet, let us know).

This is indeed the right time for AT&T to give their network a boost, especially with image the latest Verizon "map for that" commercials portray.

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5 years ago

Google Buys AdMob and Gizmo5

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Google Buys AdMob and Gizmo5

When Google opens their wallet, big buyouts follow, and this time it's iPhone/mobile advertising company AdMob for $750 million, and VoIP startup Gizmo5 for about $30 million.

AdMob is an obvious choice for Google, as it's built mobile and in-app advertising (especially on the iPhone) into a $100 million a year business, enough to get Brin and Page personally involved in the courtship. Says TechCrunch:

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5 years ago

Apple Greatly Expands For-Sale HD Movies for Mac and Windows -- But What About iPhone?

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Apple Greatly Expands For-Sale HD Movies for Mac and Windows -- But What About iPhone?

Apple's iTunes has just made a ton more movies available for purchase in 720p HD for both Mac and Windows, bringing the total to just over 285. We assume they'll play on the 720p capable Apple TV as well, since HD rentals have been available for a while, but it's not expressly listed -- and it's still US-only so I can't test it up here in Canadaland...

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5 years ago

Why It's Easier to Make a Great Twitter Client for iPhone than for Android

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Why It's Easier to Make a Great Twitter Client for iPhone than for Android

Why is it easier to make a great Twitter client for Apple's iPhone than for Google Android phones like the new Verizon DROID? After Robert Scoble wrote a typically impassioned post entitled The Droid fails AS A PRODUCT when compared to Palm Pre and iPhone, and used Twitter clients as an example, Thomas Marban of Android's premiere Twitter client, Twidroid, responded:

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5 years ago

Apple iPhone More Profitable Than Nokia

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Apple iPhone More Profitable Than Nokia

We've said it before and we'll say it again, market share and profit share aren't the same thing, and just to prove that point, it looks like Apple's iPhone has shot passed Nokia to become the most profitable handset on the market. Says Telephony Online:

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5 years ago

Orange UK Sells 30,000 iPhones 2 Years In. Verizon US Sells 100,000 Droids 1st Weekend Out.

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5 years ago

Gigaware HD Radio for iPhone/iPod touch Now Available at RadioShack for $80

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Gigaware HD Radio for iPhone/iPod touch Now Available at RadioShack for $80

Gigaware and RadioShack have teamed up to bring you an exclusive HD Radio iPhone/iPod touch solution with the Gigaware In-line Control with HD Radio for $80. Previously, if you wanted a portable way to listen to HD radio, your options were limited -- the best solution being the Zune HD. This versio

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5 years ago

MobileMe Mail Down

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MobileMe Mail Down

MobileMe is currently down for some via client (Mail on Mac and iPhone -- count me in), and the Web (working fine for me). Maybe they were upset we gave GoogleSync all the love this morning?

Let us know how it's working for you, and we'll update when it's back online for everyone.

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5 years ago

Upcoming Universal Blu-ray Releases to Include iPhone/iPod Touch Features

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Upcoming Universal Blu-ray Releases to Include iPhone/iPod Touch Features

Universal Home Entertainment will be introducing Blu-ray releases that contain iPhone and iPod touch enhanced features. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Universal will include their pocket BLU application with Blu-ray versions of Bruno, Public Enemies, Funny People, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love, and Inglourious Basterds.

Pocket BLU will further enhance your Blu-ray experience with the following features:

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5 years ago

O2 UK to Start Unlocking iPhones Nov. 10. Rogers Canada -- Not.

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O2 UK to Start Unlocking iPhones Nov. 10. Rogers Canada -- Not.

Making good on their promise from a fe, O2 UK has launched a website where customers can get their iPhone's unlocked starting November 10, 2009. Here are the details:

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5 years ago

GoogleSync Gmail Push for iPhone Down?

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GoogleSync Gmail Push for iPhone Down?

We've gotten a few reports from readers that GoogleSync, the ActiveSync connection Google's using to push Gmail (and contacts and calendars) to iPhone users has just stopped working.

There's a discussion going on in Google's Support threads, including time changes, sporadic spurts, changing parameters, and other troubleshooting attempts.

If you're having intermittent issues, or if GoogleSync is just not working for you right now, let u

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5 years ago

Mac Multitouch Trackpad 11-Point Demo

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Mac Multitouch Trackpad 11-Point Demo

11-point multitouch tracking might sound nifty in a theoretical spec throwaway, but what does it mean to an end-user? Likely still not much, but thanks to FingerMgmt we can at least see it in action now -- on a MacBook glass trackpad at least.

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5 years ago

C64 Commodore 64 Emulator for iPhone Back in App Store

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C64 Commodore 64 Emulator for iPhone Back in App Store

C64 [$4.99 - iTunes link], the Commodore 64 emulator for iPhone and iPod touch, is back in the App Store and again available for download.

New features include:

-30% performance boost, - 3 more games (International Basketball, International Soccer, and International Tennis) - "Resolved issues and removed functionality relating to potential security risks"

Yes, that last one means that the easter egg, the one that granted access to a basic interpreter, the one that got C64 yanked from the App Store a while back, is now goners.

For those who just want

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5 years ago

NAVIGON MobileNavigator Updated, Traffic Live Available via In-App Purchase

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NAVIGON MobileNavigator Updated, Traffic Live Available via In-App Purchase

NAVIGON dropped us a note to say that, as promised, their latest update to MobileNavigator [$89.99 for North America - iTunes link] for iPhone is now available via the iTunes App Store, and it includes Traffic Live as an in-app purchase (currently on sale at an introductory $19.99, $24.99 thereafter). Here's how it works:

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5 years ago

The Competition: BlackBerry Strikes Back-ish at DevCon 2009

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The Competition: BlackBerry Strikes Back-ish at DevCon 2009

Hot on the heels of Verizon pretty much burying the Storm2 in favor of their latest lust, the Droid, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion used their annual developer conference to announce a few improvements for the platform. No, not word one about a next generation BlackBerry OS (hey, Palm spent their time in the desert to get to webOS, and Microsoft is still trudging towards Windows Mobile 7, so RIM needs to pick up that canteen and get to stepping!).

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