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5 years ago

GeekBrief.tv Roundup: Control iPhone with WiiMote, Record and Upload Video to Ustream, Tom Tom Car Kit Priced in UK

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5 years ago

UPDATED: Quick App: GPush iPhone Push Notifications for Gmail

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UPDATED: Quick App: GPush iPhone Push Notifications for Gmail

UPDATE 2: GPush's developers posted in the comments with the following info:

On Saturday August 8, 2009 GPush made it into the App store. We are currently experiencing a server issue and have temporarily pulled the app from the store while we work on the problem. This is an issue with our servers not the application and we will not need to go through the approval process again. If you have already downloaded the application, please know we are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

UPDATE: According to the developers on Twitter:

GPush made it to the App Store, we are aware of a server issue & we temporarily pulled the App off the store while we work on the servers

ORIGINAL: GPush [$0.99 - iTunes link] provides a work-around for Gmail push notifications for iPhone 3.0 users. GPush is not an email client in its own right; it serves only to notify a user via sound/vibrate, text alert pop-up, and/or numerical badge, but the user still has to manually launch the iPhone's built-in Mail app to actually download and interact with the email.

We've only had a chance to try it very briefly, but it worked well, notifying us incoming GMail messages very quickly. Job. Done.

Unlike Boxcar, for example, which provides similar intermediary push notification for Twitter clients, GPush doesn't have the option to automatically launch Mail when you get an alert (only an "okay" button, not a "view" button). We also couldn't get it to work with Google Accounts, the paid version of Gmail that uses custom domain names. (GPush makes no mention of Google Accounts support, but if it occurred to us to try it, we figured it would occur to readers as well).

Lastly, GPush keeps asking to know our location. Why does it need that information? (Update: per the developes

All in all, GPush does exactly what it claims to -- it provides near instant notification for Gmail for iPhone users. Until Google adds Gmail to Google Sync, or Apple and Google get off their duffs and build IMAP IDLE into the Mail App proper, if you want "push" Gmail on your iPhone, check out GPush and let us know what you think.

More pics after the break!

[Thanks John-Fox for the tip!]

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5 years ago

Follow Friday: Keep Current with TiPb and the iPhone via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or RSS!

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Follow Friday: Keep Current with TiPb and the iPhone via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or RSS!

In addition to our main iPhone blog, iPhone forums, and iPhone Live! podcasts, there's a number of other ways you can follow TiPb and get all the latest iPhone news, reviews, and how-tos:

Twitter

You can follow our feed via @theiphoneblog on Twitter, and keep up with our staff including @reneritchie, @backlon (Dieter), @iChadman, and @JFSikora (Jeremy).

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5 years ago

Blue Skies: iPhone 3GS-Specific Apps Start to Land in App Store

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Blue Skies: iPhone 3GS-Specific Apps Start to Land in App Store

Blue Skies [iTunes Link] is one of the first notable iPhone 3GS-specific applications to hit Apple's App Store, and at a great low introductory price of $0.99.

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5 years ago

Still No MMS on AT&T -- But Would You Use it Anyway?

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Still No MMS on AT&T -- But Would You Use it Anyway?

Apple announced that iPhone 3.0 would include MMS functionality way back on March 17 at the Sneak Peak Event. At WWDC 2009 Apple announced MMS would be available by launch day, June 19, to iPhone users all over the world -- except on AT&T.

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5 years ago

Patent Watch: Apple Taking Stand Against Abused iPhones

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Patent Watch: Apple Taking Stand Against Abused iPhones

According to Apple Insider, Apple has filed for a patent that would help them determine (we supposed prior to fulfilling any warranted repairs) whether an end user had subjected the iPhone or iPod to abuse including such as exposing it to extreme cold, heat, or moisture:

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5 years ago

Daring Fireball: Apple VP Phil Schiller Responds to Ninjawords iPhone App Store Incident

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Daring Fireball: Apple VP Phil Schiller Responds to Ninjawords iPhone App Store Incident

Daring Fireball received a response from Apple Senior VP of Marketing, Phil Schiller, regarding the App Store incident involving the Ninjawords iPhone dictionary app.

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5 years ago

In Stock: Blueant Q1 Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset for iPhone

In Stock: Blueant Q1 Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset for iPhone

In Stock: Blueant Q1 Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset for iPhone

The revolutionary BlueAnt Q1 Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset with Multipoint takes Bluetooth headsets to the next level of comfort and handsfree experience.

The BlueAnt Q1 uses advanced Voice Recognition software to allow you to easily control the headset and many phone functions just by using your voice.

That's right: talk to it and it will talk to you.

To hear a list of the available commands just click the BlueAnt button and say "What Can I Say?".

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5 years ago

iPhone Rakes in 8% of Cellphone Market Revenue, 32% of Profit

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iPhone Rakes in 8% of Cellphone Market Revenue, 32% of Profit

All Things Digital reports that, based on Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi's estimates, that while Apple takes in only 8% of cellphone industry revenue, they rake in a bind boggling 32% of the profit. This is similar to their share of desktop computing revenue and profits.

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5 years ago

Google Voice Bookmarklet Updated to Convert Address Book

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Google Voice Bookmarklet Updated to Convert Address Book

David from ironicsans sent word that his genius Google Voice bookmarklet for iPhone Safari has been given a fairly awesome update:

Now there's a script people can run (with instructions) that will convert your entire Address Book into Google Voice Speed Dial bookmarklets. It saves them to an html file that can be imported into Safari Bookmarks, rearranged or edited however you like, and then synced with the iPhone. Easy.

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5 years ago

TiPb Presents: iPhone Live! #22 - Objectionable Content!

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TiPb Presents: iPhone Live! #22 - Objectionable Content!

Join Dieter, Chris, and Rene for iPhone 3.0.1, iProd 1,1 speculation, more App Store craziness, top 5 jailbreak apps, and a dramatic reading! Listen in!

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5 years ago

From the Forums: iPhone Jailbreak?, Yahoo vs Gmail, Tom Tom Car Kit, Wallpapers & Ringtones

From the Forums: iPhone Jailbreak?, Yahoo vs Gmail, Tom Tom Car Kit, Wallpapers & Ringtones

Welcome to From the Forums. If you are curious as to what all of the hot topics are on the TiPb forums, this is the place to be. In order to create any new threads of your own or reply to any of the following 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 haven’t already, head on over and register now.

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5 years ago

App Store Cracks Down on Copyright, Ejects 900+ Aggregator Apps, Rejects E-Books

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App Store Cracks Down on Copyright, Ejects 900+ Aggregator Apps, Rejects E-Books

A couple new and interesting cases of App Store rejection, including the stripping Perfect Acumen and owner, Khalid Shaik, of their developer account, and ejecting their 900+ application already in the store, and the blanket rejection of E-Books -- both nebulously tied to copyright infringement or the fear thereof.

Details after the break...

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5 years ago

New iPhone "App for That" Ads: Share and Travel

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New iPhone "App for That" Ads: Share and Travel

After a brief respite showing off iPhone 3GS features, Apple has returned to their now familiar "App for That" playbook with two new TV spots, one focusing on Share and the other on Travel.

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5 years ago

iPhone Live! Tonight 8pm ET/5pm PT - Got Questions?

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iPhone Live! Tonight 8pm ET/5pm PT - Got Questions?

iPhone Live! comes to you tonight (Wednesday, August 5) at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

If you have any questions or topics you'd like us to address, let us know in the comments below or tweet them to @theiphoneblog.

As always, pre-show will start about 10 min. before if you want to drop by early and reserve a space in our chat room. See you then!

Join in via http://www.imore.com/live

Chat with you soon!

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