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5 years ago

iPhone 4 vs. BlackBerry Bold 9900 (and Nexus S) browser battle!

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iPhone 4 vs. BlackBerry Bold 9900 (and Nexus S) browser battle!

You knew it was coming, right? The moment Chris got his hands on the new touch screen, front-facing QWERTY BlackBerry Bold 9900, he just couldn't wait to put it head to head against the other best mobile browsers in the business, Apple's iPhone 4 Safari and Google's Android browser as instantiated on the Samsung Nexus S.

This time around, as seen in the video above the BlackBerry Bold 9900 browser kept pace with the iPhone 4 and Samsung Nexus S we pitted it against and now, BlackBerry is enjoying the richer browsing experience it should have had all along.

It's interesting to note that all three (and HP webOS) are now using WebKit, the Apple-driven open source web rendering engine, but each have their own JavaScript engine and their own unique implementations. Most importantly, they're all pushing each other for better, faster, more powerful web support, and that's good for us.

Of course, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 has a much smaller screen (in order to leave room for that keyboard), but we're sure the good folks at CrackBerry will repeat this battle with the full screen BlackBerry Torch 9850 when they get their geeky little hands on it.

[CrackBerry.com]

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5 years ago

Amazon announces Kindle Cloud Reader web app for iPad, Mac, Windows

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Amazon announces Kindle Cloud Reader web app for iPad, Mac, Windows

Amazon just let us know that their Kindle Cloud Reader is now live, and lets you read any of their over 950,000 Kindle books right in Safari on iPad, Mac, or Windows, or Chrome on Windows, Mac, or Linux, without needing the Kindle app or hardware.

“We are excited to take this leap forward in our ‘Buy Once, Read Everywhere’ mission and help customers access their library instantly from anywhere,” said Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle. “We have written the application from the ground up in HTML5, so that customers can also access their content offline directly from their browser. The flexibility of HTML5 allows us to build one application that automatically adapts to the platform you’re using – from Chrome to iOS. To make it easy and seamless to discover new books, we’ve added an integrated, touch optimized store directly into Cloud Reader, allowing customers one click access to a vast selection of books.”

While there's no iPhone or iPod touch (it tells you your browser isn't supported and you should download Safari or Chrome, though hopefully a better intercept screen is in the works), it's a full HTML5 web app and includes offline storage. I've tried it out on iPad and it works quickly and cleanly. The Kindle Store is built in, so there's no jarring transition to the Amazon.com version of the store, and all the menus and options work really well. Likewise, the text is just a legible as it is in the app, and the WhisperSync works perfectly. Hopefully it keeps up that level of performance when personal libraries get really big.

With the controversy that arose in the wake of Apple's App Store subscription service, and the requirements to match pricing (since dropped) and remove links to external stores (still in effect), it felt like only a matter of time before Amazon would go this route. It will be interesting to see how many others follow.

Details and screen shots after the break. Anyone going to stop using the app and switch to the web app?

[www.amazon.com/cloudreader]

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5 years ago

Iterate 4: SourceBits

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Iterate 4: SourceBits

Marc, Seth, and Rene iterate through Apple's OS X Lion, Microsoft's Windows 8 preview, HP's webOS 3.0 TouchPad UI, discuss text in graphics and color management, and talk with Prototypes' Duncan Wilcox and Keith Lang. This is Iterate!

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5 years ago

Superfunctional 6: Neck pain

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Superfunctional 6: Neck pain


5 years ago

Daily Tip: How to turn on the battery percentage meter

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Daily Tip: How to turn on the battery percentage meter

Ever wanted to know the exact percentage of battery life that your iPhone has remaining, and wondered how to turn that on? Out of the box, the iPhone has a battery meter which is a graphical representation of a battery. As it is very small, it is hard to accurately tell how much battery life you have left. There is a way to make it much clearer, read on and we will show you how.

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5 years ago

Card Scanner Pro for iPhone now available (DON'T POST UNTIL TUESDAY)

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Card Scanner Pro for iPhone now available (DON'T POST UNTIL TUESDAY)

Readdle, the developer behind PDF Expert and ReaddleDocs, has released their new business app, Card Scanner Pro. It's purpose is to scan business cards by taking their pictures and storing the information as contacts.

Take a picture of a business card with the iPhone camera and automatically pull all the data from it to create a new contact in the iPhone Contacts. Scanning takes 3 seconds and the accuracy is as great as you expect.

  • Scan and import the business card - With a simple snap of your iPhone, Card Scanner transfers the contact information directly into your iPhone's address book.
  • Review and Edit information - While reviewing and editing the contact information, the app displays a cropped image from the business card and reflects where that information comes from. This makes the verification and the correction effortless.
  • Browse stored business cards - Browse business cards in Card Holder, where all scanned cards are stored and do what you may ever need: edit contact information, email a text, call or simply delete the card.
  • OCR Makes it perfect - Fast and accurate ABBYY's OCR technology does a perfect job. All fields will be immediately filled with the proper data pulled from the card.

Card Scanner Pro is available on the iPhone for $6.99. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

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5 years ago

Apple briefly bigger than Exxon

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Apple briefly bigger than Exxon

Apple's market cap briefly rose higher than Exxon today, temporarily making Apple the most valuable company in the world.

Whether or not Apple again rises above Exxon, and whether or not they manage to stay that way for a while, it's still a huge milestone for a once-struggling tech company unsure if it could remain in business, let alone surpass the glories of their past.

Congrats

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5 years ago

Introducing Facebook Messenger for iPhone

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Introducing Facebook Messenger for iPhone

Facebook has introduced a second app for iPhone, a dedicated Facebook Messenger client to help you get your IM on. Sadly, it's not a universal binary so you're limited to chunky double fuzzy on iPad (same as the regular Facebook app... until they finally launch Facebook for iPad). Still, for hardcore Facebook Message users on the , this will no doubt be appreciated.

Details and screenshots after the break.

[Free - App Store link]

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5 years ago

Apple granted preliminary injunction, Samsung barred from selling Galaxy Tab 10.1 in most of European Union

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Apple granted preliminary injunction, Samsung barred from selling Galaxy Tab 10.1 in most of European Union

According to the German news agency, dpa, Apple has been granted its motion for a preliminary injunction against Samsung, resulting in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 being barred for sale in all European Union nations with the exception of the Netherlands. (Apple has a separate injunction awaiting ruling in the Netherlands.)

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5 years ago

iOS 5 beta 5 bugs/issues, iPhone 5 and new hardware feature, iPhone obsession, Cases, Google+ - From the Forums

iOS 5 beta 5 bugs/issues, iPhone 5 and new hardware feature, iPhone obsession, Cases, Google+ - From the Forums

From the Forums is a great way to see what all of the current hot topics are on the TiPb forums. In order to create any new threads of your own or reply to any of the existing threads, you must be a registered member. Becoming a member is a simple process that will only take a few minutes out of your day, so if you have not already already done so, head on over and register now!

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5 years ago

Wow, some iPhone 5 fakers have a lot of time on their hands

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Wow, some iPhone 5 fakers have a lot of time on their hands

We don't usually believe in rewarding negative attention seekers, but boy did this iPhone 5 website faker put some time into this almost-certainly-a-hoax video. (After the break.)

[YouTube via eTechno, thanks DEhrlich01]

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5 years ago

Apple still intent on intervening in Lodsys developer lawsuits

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Apple still intent on intervening in Lodsys developer lawsuits

When patent troll Lodsys started suing App Store developers, Apple filed a motion to intervene on developers' behalf and, not surprisingly, Lodsys objected. So now Apple has doubled down, insisting on a hearing and answering all of Lodsys' objections. If the court sides with Apple, Lodsys won't be staring at independent legals teams of assorted sizes. They'll be stared down by Apple legal.

Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents breaks down Apple's 6 areas of response, which he says "tears into pieces" Lodsys' arguments. He sums up:

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5 years ago

New Boxee app streams, stores, AirPlays social and computer content to iPad

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New Boxee app streams, stores, AirPlays social and computer content to iPad

Boxee, one of the many contenders for the media center crown, has just released a new app that lets you stream music, video, and photos from your social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and from your Windows or Mac PC, straight to your iPad.

It also lets you "watch later", which sounds like Instapaper for videos, and will send content via AirPlay to your Apple TV. Looks like Boxee aims to be your one stop content app.

Details and screenshots after the break!

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5 years ago

Verizon to stop jailbreak tethering on its network from today?

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Verizon to stop jailbreak tethering on its network from today?

According to a report by Forbes, from today Verizon will be rolling out a system to prevent jailbreak tethering apps like MyWi from working on its network. When using one of these apps as of today, you will be redirected from the webpage that you wanted to visit to a specially prepared Verizon webpage where you will be asked to upgrade to an official tethering plan.

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5 years ago

Poll: What do you want more of from TiPb?

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Poll: What do you want more of from TiPb?

What do you want more of from TiPb?

It's almost back to school time, TiPb Nation, and that means we're getting back to business bringing you more of what you love about iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV. But my question is, what exactly do you want more of?

When you hit TiPb, what do you want to see first and foremost, and what do you want to more keep up with more casually? We know everyone has different tastes and opinions, but this time it's okay to be selfish. This time it's just about YOU.

What do you want from TiPb this fall?

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