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5 years ago

Super iClone Fun: HTC Touch HD vs. iPhone 3G Video

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Super iClone Fun: HTC Touch HD vs. iPhone 3G Video

Okay, well, only for the first few seconds at the very beginning when Dieter proves HTC pretty much made a point of matching the iPhone 3G form factor exactly. Same height. Same width. Same depth. Of course, it's plastic resistive screen isn't the same as the glass capacitive screen of the iPhone -- it's 800x480! (Compared to the iPhone's 480x320), and it packs an auto-focus 5 megapixel camera... (Along with TouchFlo 3D, about which we've done video all our own...)

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5 years ago

UPDATED AGAIN: Gizmodo and Lifehacker Go Hands On with Pastebud Copy/Paste for iPhone

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UPDATED AGAIN: Gizmodo and Lifehacker Go Hands On with Pastebud Copy/Paste for iPhone

UPDATED AGAIN: Pastebud founder, Jed Schmidt, via the comments, directs us back to Technologizer (see link below) for his update on what was happening:

I’ve updated this issue over at Get Satisfaction[1], but let me just summarize what exactly was going wrong: you were inadvertently forwarding your emails not to your secret pastebud address, but to the address set as the from address for these emails, which was noreply@pastebud.com.

This happened to other folks too; instead of sending email to secret-random-string@pastebud.com, they were sending to noreply@pastebud.com. And everyone who was doing this ended up sharing the same clipboard.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that we’ve fixed it, and the changed will be live by the morning.

PREVIOUS UPDATE/PRIVACY WARNING: Technologizer is showing that they're getting other people's clipboard data in their paste results, including complete emails:

Pastebud’s site addresses security, and says it’s “safe enough” for general use. Based on my experience so far, I think not! But I don’t know if I’m running into some bizarre quirk or doing something wrong, or if this is happening to everyone who’s trying Pastebud as I speak. I just know that I’ve come to the conclusion that using a Web service as a substitute for a feature that should be in a device’s OS may not be such a great idea after all.

This might be a temporary glitch on the server side, but it's a very disturbing glitch and one that might just be a deal-breaker for the security and privacy concerned.

Original post after the break...

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5 years ago

TiPb Presents: iPhone Live! Podcast #4

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TiPb Presents: iPhone Live! Podcast #4

Holiday gift guide, iPhone 3G vs. BlackBerry Storm with special guest and public frenemy number one, CrackBerry.com's Kevin Michaluk, and live chat question and answer!

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5 years ago

Top 5 Must-Have Jailbreak Apps: Part Two

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Top 5 Must-Have Jailbreak Apps: Part Two

So you're still debating whether or not to jailbreak your iPhone? Hopefully after reading this you will have made your decision. Back in October we brought to you the first Top 5 Must-Have Jailbreak Apps, well today we bring you round two of the series. Now keep in mind, all the seasoned veterans of Jailbreaking will or should know about all the apps listed here. This article is for the sole purpose of swaying those still on the fence to the darkside...

***All of the following apps can be downloaded via Cydia on your Jailbroken iPhone.

Read on after the jump!

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5 years ago

App Store Updated to Better Showcase Apps

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App Store Updated to Better Showcase Apps

Apple Insider, quoting TouchMeme developer Krishna Vegesna, reports that Apple has made some changes to the way it displays applications in the App Store, which they break down into three areas:

-- Most popular apps are now highlighted in each category page -- Free apps are separated from -- and hence no longer dominate -- paid apps in the side bar -- Tweaked the design to make it more consistent with the iPhone App Store app

Says (and quotes) Apple Insider:

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5 years ago

Macalope: Why There's No Flash or Java For the iPhone

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Macalope: Why There's No Flash or Java For the iPhone

Another analyst deflating missive from everyone's favorite mythical Mac pundit, the Macalope. This time, the horny headed one explains why there's no Flash or Java on the iPhone:

Uh, because they blow?

There's more to it than that, of course:

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5 years ago

Stephen Fry Pwns the iClones

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Stephen Fry Pwns the iClones

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5 years ago

Ocarina for iPhone Contest Blows!

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Ocarina for iPhone Contest Blows!

Per the video above, Ocarina for iPhone developer, Smule, is giving away $10,000 -- $1000 each for the top 10 Ocarina videos! How do you enter? Make a video response to the contest vid above, or put a video in their official group. How do you win?

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5 years ago

AT&T Says Buy Your iPhone Online and Activate at Home

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AT&T Says Buy Your iPhone Online and Activate at Home

Yes, you read the title correctly. In a move that nobody expected, you can now purchase an iPhone 3G from AT&T's web site, have it delivered to you, and activate it in the comfort of your own home. This home delivery service is now being offered to both existing customers adding a line and new customers.

If you purchase within the next 8 days you are promised to have your new iPhone the next day with free overnight shipping. AT&T also notes that shoppers have 8 days left in order to have it delivered before the Christmas holiday.

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5 years ago

App vs App: Classics vs Stanza eBook Readers for the iPhone

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App vs App: Classics vs Stanza eBook Readers for the iPhone

It seems that e-book readers are going to be technology's next big thing. With the Kindle being named Oprah’s favorite gadget and other e-book reading devices battling for pole position, the e-book reader is populating daily culture. But who wants to pay that much money for a dedicated reading device that is admittedly limited and still has no true standard format?

Insert iPhone. We all know that the iPhone does a great job in converging multiple devices, why not add being an e-book reader to its capabilities? Obviously we won’t have any e-ink technology in the iPhone but the e-book readers in the iPhone, Classics and Stanza, offer ease of use and a great free selection—plus you don’t have to plop down an extra 400 dollars to read a book.

See what we think of Classics and Stanza in our App vs App!

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5 years ago

Is the $199 iPhone Still Too Expensive?

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Is the $199 iPhone Still Too Expensive?

With the launch of the iPhone 3G, Apple dropped the price point to a carrier-subsidized $199 for the 8GB model. Naturally, that led the usual suspects to complain it wasn't cheaper. It should be $99. It should be free. They should pay us $199 to take it!

Somewhat -- if only slightly -- more seriously, however, that's pretty much what Apple Insider says Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty's studies are showing, with fully 46% turning their nose up at the current price point. She claims that sales of the iPhone 3G were half as strong in September and October when compared to July and September, and suggests:

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5 years ago

Want iPhone Cut/Copy and Paste via Bookmarklet?

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Want iPhone Cut/Copy and Paste via Bookmarklet?

The previous attempt to make an end run around the iPhone's lack of cut/copy and paste involved shared code called OpenClip and relied on a loophole Apple closed in iPhone OS 2.1

This latest tilt at the text editing windmill targets only 2 apps instead:

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5 years ago

TV Killed the iTunes Movie Catalog

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TV Killed the iTunes Movie Catalog

Earlier this week, Macworld cried foul over some movies that appeared to be disappearing from the iTunes Store. There was no apparent pattern as the movies were all released by different studios. I checked a few of them in the Canadian Store, and they were still there...

So what was up?

CNet did some investigating, and it turns out we -- once again -- have big media to thank for our poor user experience:

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5 years ago

EA's SimCity Coming to App Store

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EA's SimCity Coming to App Store

Fans of EA's ever popular SimCity series should be jumping with joy right about now. Later this month EA will be releasing SimCity for the iPhone on the App Store. Kotaku was able to demo the game recently and here is what they had to say:

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5 years ago

Round Robin: TiPb vs. HTC FUZE Final Review

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Round Robin: TiPb vs. HTC FUZE Final Review

[This is an official Smartphone Experts Round Robin post! Every day you reply here, you're automatically entered for a chance to win an iPhone 3G, Case-Mate Naked Case, and Motorola H9 Bluetooth Headset! Full contest rules here!]

I thought my review last week for the Palm Treo Pro would be my toughest, little did I suspect Dieter would double up on my HTC and Windows Mobile experience (actually, triple up on HTC as I had the Android G1 for the first review). That's a LOT of Windows Mobile, especially for someone who abandoned the platform a long time ago, first for Palm OS, and now for the iPhone.

Reviewing the same OS two weeks in a row is a challenge. I originally focused on the PIM apps last week, including calendar, tasks, and notes, and through in email and web for good measure. This week I planned on focusing more on Windows Mobile from a media and "under the hood" perspective. However, something changed that: TouchFlo 3D. Turns out, not only was the FUZE's slider keyboard a big old hardware differentiator, their "skin" running on top of Windows Mobile was a fairly compelling software differentiator as well. So, instead of doing a poor job rehashing tech-specs that any writer over at WMExperts could run circles around, I'm going to go with the TouchFlo.

Just remember: I'm not coming at this device from a neutral point of view. That's not my job here. My job is to give you an iPhone user's opinion. So, consider me bias, a n00b, an iFanboy, a complete idiot, but consider this as well: my final, full review... after the break!

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