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5 years ago

Lonely Planet San Francisco City Guide for iPhone: Now Pre-WWDC Free!

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Lonely Planet San Francisco City Guide for iPhone: Now Pre-WWDC Free!

In what might be the first and most widely accessible bit of WWDC schwag, Lonely Planet has made their San Francisco City Guide free for a limited time. [Usually $15.99 - iTunes link]

Whether you're going to San Fran for WWDC, for any reason at any time at all, or just want you some free Golden Gated goodness for your iPhone, go grab it while it lasts!

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5 years ago

iPhone Dev-Team: iTunes 8.2 Updates Low-Level USB Protocol, Prevents Jailbreak, May Prevent Palm Pre Sync?

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iPhone Dev-Team: iTunes 8.2 Updates Low-Level USB Protocol, Prevents Jailbreak, May Prevent Palm Pre Sync?

Jeremy already passed along the warning from the iPhone Dev-Team on iTunes 8.2. In case you missed it, they told jailbreakers and potential jailbreakers NOT to install Apple's just-released iTunes update.

According to their latest Dev-Team Blog post, the reason seems to be:

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5 years ago

Quick App: The Sims 3 for iPhone

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Quick App: The Sims 3 for iPhone

We'll avoid the obvious question (why live in a SIM world when you can live in the real one), and the metaphysical (maybe you're just a SIM in someone else's iPhone already...?) because, frankly, no one cares! The Sims 3 is -- finally! -- out for the iPhone and iPod touch:

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5 years ago

MobileMe Control Panel for Windows Updated

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MobileMe Control Panel for Windows Updated

We're not sure how many pure Windows users are running MobileMe. For those who run Mac OS X, especially multiple Mac OS X machines, the computer sync, Back to my Mac, and other functions make it a far, far better value for the money than a strict Windows environment. However, if you run both platforms, or even if you just love your MobileMe on Windows, Apple has given you a little bit of love today as well. The MobileMe News blog says:

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5 years ago

Rumor: Fido Canada to Sell $99 iPhone 4GB -- With Video iChat?!

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Rumor: Fido Canada to Sell $99 iPhone 4GB -- With Video iChat?!

Boy Genius' ninjas -- Canuck chapter -- have gotten their tiger-clawed hands on what looks to be Fido Canada's 2009 roadmap. Fido, which was bought by Rogers and is now marketed as the budget-conscious GSM brand, carries the iPhone 3G, and if this leak is correct, just might next be carrying:

a 4GB iPhone model that will run for $99 and come with quad-band EDGE, tri-band HSDPA, a 2 megapixel shooter and, believe it or not, iChat video calling

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5 years ago

iPhone-Dev Team to Potential Jailbreakers: Do Not Install iTunes 8.2

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iPhone-Dev Team to Potential Jailbreakers: Do Not Install iTunes 8.2

Today Apple officially released the latest version of iTunes (8.2). Anyone who is familiar with jailbreaking should be well aware that now is a time to wonder, will the cat and mouse game continue? It seems like it has but @MuscleNerd claims it is unintentional on Apple's part.

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blockquote>Today's iTunes 8.2 update changes the way your computer talks to the device. This affects things like QuickPwn and PwnageTool when they try to identify what's connected. Also, ssh over usb breaks due to same reasons. Fixes are in the works but for now avoid 8.2

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5 years ago

4 Next Generation iPhones Coming? 4GB - 32GB?

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4 Next Generation iPhones Coming? 4GB - 32GB?

Engadget's reporting that we won't see just two new iPhones, not just three, but a whopping four next-generation iPhones coming soon!

we're hearing from a trusted source that new iPhones in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities just garnered approval by the PCS Type Review Certification Board, the standards body responsible for certificating handsets for use with some carriers (AT&T, for instance).

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5 years ago

Apple Releases iTunes 8.2, QuickTime 7.6.2

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Apple Releases iTunes 8.2, QuickTime 7.6.2

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5 years ago

iPhone 101: How to Reset Your Home Screen Icons to Default

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iPhone 101: How to Reset Your Home Screen Icons to Default

Welcome to iPhone 101, where TiPb helps new iPhone users use their new iPhones -- or just gives you a handy link to send to your new iPhone using friends.

This time we're tackling something near and dear to every child-caring adult's heart: how to resent your iPhone Home Screen to default. Because as we all know, you let your child at your iPhone, and they can switch around your icons -- even blank your Home Screen -- in no time flat (and yes, the above is a real screenshot of an iPhone after a 3 year old spent about 5 minutes on it...)

Luckily, there must be a lot of parents at Apple, because they've made it lickity-split simple to restore.

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5 years ago

iPhone 3G Supply Running Low at Best Buy

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iPhone 3G Supply Running Low at Best Buy

We are all aware that WWDC is only one week away. If history is any indication of what is to come, that means we should be introduced to the next-generation of Apple's iPhone and if we follow previous patterns, we should start seeing the iPhone 3G supply starting to run thin on all levels.

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5 years ago

iPhone Jailbreak 101: What Are Those Swirly Black Badges on Mail, Phone, iPod?

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iPhone Jailbreak 101: What Are Those Swirly Black Badges on Mail, Phone, iPod?

Confession: Jeremy can't believe we're posting this, but after a bunch of forum questions, email queries, and a mini Twitter 'splosion, we figured we'd put this up as a public service message to the Jailbreak community.

First: don't panic.

Second: those strange little black icon badges that have suddenly popped up on your Phone, Email, iPod, and perhaps other apps? Yeah, that's because you installed Backgrounder, and that's how Backgrounder shows you which applications, built-in or user-enabled, are currently running background tasks (multitasking).

Third: enjoy.

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5 years ago

iPhone 3.0: Safari Geo-Location Not Just for Google's Latitude

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iPhone 3.0: Safari Geo-Location Not Just for Google's Latitude

Last week we posted on Google's Latitude service coming to the iPhone by way of Safari. Of course, as Computerworld (via MacRumors) points out, for the location-tracking buddy service to work in the browser, the browser must support geo-location, and not just for Google.

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5 years ago

1Password touch 2.0 Now Available

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1Password touch 2.0 Now Available

A former pick of the week for me, and one of my most-used Mac and iPhone apps, has just seen the latter, mobile version updated. I had a chance to try out 1Password touch 2.0 [Free - iTunes link], and the new ability to sync Wallet Items, along with an entirely new, very robust way to sync over Wi-Fi, work the way such things ought.

If you loves security, and want the ability to take your super-strong, pseudo-random passwords, as well as credit cards, debit cards, and all that new goodness, with you, give it a try.

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5 years ago

Best of SPE, 31 May 2009

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Best of SPE, 31 May 2009

Each week we bring you the biggest stories from around the Smartphone Experts network. We're changing up our format this week: shorter, bite-sized, yet still delicious.

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5 years ago

QuickOffice Mobile Office Suite for iPhone Updated to 1.2.0

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QuickOffice Mobile Office Suite for iPhone Updated to 1.2.0

QuickOffice has updated their Mobile Office Suite [$19.99 - iTunes link] for iPhone to version 1.2.0. The full list of updates is after the jump, but what caught our eye was this little goody:

  • Supports iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5

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