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4 years ago

TiPb Apps 6.2: Opera Mini for iPhone (CTIA 2010)

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TiPb Apps 6.2: Opera Mini for iPhone (CTIA 2010)

Live from CTIA 2010, Dieter takes a look at Opera Mini for the iPhone, just now submitted to the App Store.

Watch along after the break!

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4 years ago

44% of Apps Tested by Apple on iPad are Games

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44% of Apps Tested by Apple on iPad are Games

According to Analytics firm Flurry 44% of apps tested by Apple for the iPad are games. Ever since the release of the iPhone SDK, gaming and the iPhone have gone hand-in-hand so it really does not come to a surprise that the iPad is aiming be a popular platform choice among game developers as well.

Coming in at second place with 14% of the pie is the entertainment category and then social networking with 7% of the apps, sports 6%, travel 5%, etc.

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4 years ago

Opera Mini for iPhone Submitted to iTunes App Store

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Opera Mini for iPhone Submitted to iTunes App Store

Opera PR tells us they've submitted their Opera Mini browser for iPhone and iPod touch to the iTunes App Store. If that reads a tad non-plussed, there's a reason for it. We're posting it because it's "big news" but it smells manufactured. No doubt tons of apps were submitted to the App Store today and there's no way we could post about all of them, but due to Apple's perceived reluctance to approve a "rival" browser to Mobile Safari, and Opera's use of that for their own PR purposes, tech sites all of the internet are carrying the story. So good for Opera.

As to the app itself, I'm sure I'll appreciate it when roaming internationally or when caught on really slow EDGE connections, because Opera's proxy servers probably already have most popular sites pre-cooked and ready to render. I won't be using it for banking or highly interactive sites though, because proxy browsers by their nature break SSL encryption and don't offer real speed boosts for non-pre-rendered content.

I do like the idea of diversity and choice in the App Store, however, so hopefully it gets approved and those who want it can have it. (And Apple really needs to add a similar search-for-text-in-page feature to Mobile Safari already).

(Note: for Jailbreakers who want a proxy browser but don't want to wait, @antonioj points us to UCWEB which he says does pretty much the same thing as Opera Mini but is already available on Cydia.)

Opera Mini video after the break...

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4 years ago

Augment your reality with Poynt and win a shopping trip to New York!

Augment your reality with Poynt and win a shopping trip to New York!

Poynt wants TiPb readers to help them celebrate the launch of their new iPhone app [iTunes link] -- and help them name their Augmented Reality feature. If your name is chosen for the feature, you'll win a trip for two to New York, NY valued at US$5,000 and US$2,500 spending money.

To enter, think of the very best name you can and go post it on the official thread in the TiPb Forums.

Details after the break!

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4 years ago

iTunes DJ and Apple Remote iPhone App

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iTunes DJ and Apple Remote iPhone App

Apple's iTunes News has a handy reminder up about the iTunes DJ feature and how it works with Apple's Remote app for iPhone and iPod touch (and we're guessing/hoping a new, iPad-optimized version soon as well).

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4 years ago

TiPb Apps 6.1: Panda Hero for iPhone (GDC 2010)

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TiPb Apps 6.1: Panda Hero for iPhone (GDC 2010)

Live from GDC 2010 Rene talks to Jodi and Jacques Ropert of Barefoot Explorers about their upcoming iPhone game, Panda Hero.

Scheduled to hit the App Store this spring, in addition to maze-style adventure and pets-style casual gameplay, Panda Hero packs an environmentally conscious message into all those great graphics -- Barefoot Explorers will plant three (3) actual, real, live trees on behalf of players for each download of the game.

Check out the video below for details and a look at the beta version of the game.

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4 years ago

iPhone Tech Talk World Tour Videos Now Online

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iPhone Tech Talk World Tour Videos Now Online

Apple's iPhone Developer News brings word that videos from last year's iPhone Tech Talk World Tour are now available online for iPhone Developer Program Members.

Watch these videos to learn advanced techniques to enhance the capability, functionality, and usability of your iPhone apps. Apple’s Technology Evangelists take you deep into coding and design techniques so that you can take your apps to the next level.

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4 years ago

Apple Retail Now Selling [Off-Contract, Still Locked] iPhones in US

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Apple Retail Now Selling [Off-Contract, Still Locked] iPhones in US

9to5Mac is reporting, based on multiple sources, that Apple is now selling unlocked off-contract but still locked to AT&T iPhones at US Apple Retail Stores, at list price.

List price means $499 for 8GB [for iPhone 3G], $599 for 16GB and 32GB is $699 [for iPhone 3GS].

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4 years ago

TiPb at CTIA 2010

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TiPb at CTIA 2010

Editor-in-chief Dieter Bohn (@backlon) is once again still braving the Las Vegas strip for the good of the Smartphone Experts network, this week at CTIA 2010.

He'll be keeping an eye on things for TiPb while he's there so if you're at CTIA and have anything iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad related you really want to show off, hit us up at via news(at)tipb(dot)com (or @TiPb).

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4 years ago

Apple Adds "Gift App" for Paid Apps in iTunes App Store

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Apple Adds "Gift App" for Paid Apps in iTunes App Store

Apple has just updated iTunes to allow users to gift paid apps to other users in the same country (i.e. US App Store to US App Store -- no cross-border gifting!). The feature appears as part of the drop-down widget in iTunes on the desktop.

Similar to the previous music-gifting feature, once you've opted to gift a paid app you're taken through several screens where you're asked to enter your name, the email address for the person you're gifting (for smooth service, make sure you use the email associated with their iTunes account), a personal message, and confirmation.

Note: iTunes rolled out new terms and conditions to presage the new functionality, so you'll have to agree to those before you can use it.

We've tested it out and it seems to work well. Let us know if you get in the giving spirit (or if you receive any gifted apps).

More screenshots after the break!

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