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5 years ago

T-Mobile UK Offering Unlocked iPhones to Retain High-Value Customers?

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T-Mobile UK Offering Unlocked iPhones to Retain High-Value Customers?

The Register, (via Engadget Mobile) is reporting that T-Mobile UK is slipping unlocked iPhones to high-value customers in an attempt to keep them from switching to the exclusive UK iPhone carrier, O2.

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5 years ago

Want a Legit Unlocked iPhone 3GS 32GB? Got $999

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Want a Legit Unlocked iPhone 3GS 32GB? Got $999

Buy.com is offering the iPhone 3GS at 32GB "Never-Locked LEGALLY Unlocked" for $999. You can also get the iPhone 3G at 16GB for $849.

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5 years ago

Tuesday Fun Video: iPhone 3GS Headed Robot!

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Tuesday Fun Video: iPhone 3GS Headed Robot!

Can't believe we missed this iPhone 3GS headed robot! (Don't tell Dieter). Which exact ancestor of our future robotic iPhone overlords we don't know, but we figure when the day does come, if they're rocking iPhone heads, at least Apple might still reject "wipe out humanity" or somesuch from their overlord App Store... (insert your own duplicates functionality joke here!)

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5 years ago

Want Easy Google Voice Access on Your iPhone? Go Old School with a Bookmarklet!

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Want Easy Google Voice Access on Your iPhone? Go Old School with a Bookmarklet!

David over at ironicsans shared this little piece of inspired genius with us: Google Voice Speed Dial Bookmarklet Generator.

Bookmarklets are little snippets of JavaScript saved as bookmarks that, before there were apps on the iPhone, did all sorts of wonderful things (editor emeritus Mike Overbo whipped up a smorgasbord of them a couple years back). Since Google Voice apps are currently forbidden in the App Store, David's solution works similar wonders for them:

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5 years ago

Netflix Next to Stream to iPhone?

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Netflix Next to Stream to iPhone?

Multichannel News (via Apple Insider) is reporting that an industry source claims Netflix "Watch Instantly" is coming to the iPhone.

Netflix currently uses Microsoft's proprietary DRM, however, so unless they're planning on switching to something more iPhone friendly -- namely H.264 like YouTube did -- we're not quite sure how they'll manage it with anything approaching decent results.

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5 years ago

Monday Fun Video: Twit-A-Run Augmented Reality Twitter UI

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Monday Fun Video: Twit-A-Run Augmented Reality Twitter UI

Augmented reality applications, where live streaming video is overlaid with data in real-time, is coming with iPhone 3.1, and here's a demo Twitter client to show yet another example about how this may be the next great killer app, or the next great killed-by-hype. Either way, we have only one question: is this how Skynet and the Matrix will find and terminate Twitter users first?

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5 years ago

Rumor: Apple iTablet Drawing Nigh, Competitors Left Waiting High and Dry?

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Rumor: Apple iTablet Drawing Nigh, Competitors Left Waiting High and Dry?

Barrons (via MacRumors) claims an unnamed analyst has seen the near-legendary Apple iTablet and thinks:

The machine impresses with its display of hi-def video content, says the veteran analyst, who asked not to be identified. "It's better than the average movie experience, when you hold this thing in your hands."

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5 years ago

AT&T Issues Non-Denial Denial on Denying Google Voice Entry into App Store.

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AT&T Issues Non-Denial Denial on Denying Google Voice Entry into App Store.

AT&T has issued an even more strongly worded statement that at first glance shifts blame for denying Google Voice and Google Voice-related iPhone apps entry into the iTunes App Store, while on second glance looks like that's all it's really aimed at doing -- shifting blame and not actually denying responsibility.

“AT&T does not manage or approve applications for the App Store. We have received the letter and will, of course, respond to it.”

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5 years ago

Rogers/Fido Canada Extend 6GB/$30 Data "Promotion" to September 15

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Rogers/Fido Canada Extend 6GB/$30 Data "Promotion" to September 15

Rogers dropped us a note to let us know they've extended their 6GB/$30 data plan, first introduced last year with the iPhone 3G and re-introduced this year with the Android Dream and Magic, and the iPhone 3GS, until September 15. So, if you have a qualifying phone like the iPhone, and you want ungodly amounts of data usage -- and you haven't already -- make sure you add the 6GB/$30 promo to your plan ASAP. (Especially with free tethering still on until December 31, 2009).

While we've heard Canadian iPhone supplies still can't keep up with demand, Rogers says:

Rolling inventory of the iPhone 3GS is on its way, and back orders are being filled for customers on a priority basis.

(And no, no official word yet on when Bell or Telus' HSPA network will be functionally rolled out, nor when they will begin offering the iPhone 3GS, but we can't help but think increased competition is great for consumers -- and for the networks, witness Rogers beginning to test 21Mbps HSPA+).

Full Rogers/Fido iPhone upgrade options repeated after the break...

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5 years ago

Google's Eric Schmidt Resigns from Apple Board of Directors

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Google's Eric Schmidt Resigns from Apple Board of Directors

Apple PR has just announced that Dr. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google and member of the Apple board of directors since August 2006, is resigning that position.

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5 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 2 Aug 2009

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 2 Aug 2009

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5 years ago

iPhone 3.0.1 redsn0w & ultrasn0w Safe for Jailbreak

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iPhone 3.0.1 redsn0w & ultrasn0w Safe for Jailbreak

The iPhone Dev Team updated their blog to let all of you jailbreak crazed iPhone owners that you can safely update to the latest software, OS 3.0.1. It is a fairly straight forward procedure with one little twist.

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blockquote>You can re-use redsn0w v0.8 we released a few weeks ago to jailbreak today’s 3.0.1 update. Just let iTunes update or restore you to official 3.0.1 then run redsn0w. The only “trick” is that when redsn0w asks you to identify the IPSW used, point it at the 3.0 IPSW instead of the 3.0.1 one. After the jailbreak, reinstall ultrasn0w 0.9 if you need the unlock.

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5 years ago

App Review: AT&T Navigator for iPhone

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App Review: AT&T Navigator for iPhone

(AT&T Navigator for iPhone Forum Review by cjvitek For more Forum Reviews, see the TiPb iPhone App Store Forum Review Index!)

AT&T Navigator [Free with subscription - iTunes link] is the AT&T branded version of Telenav, GPS Turn-By-Turn software provided by AT&T. It is free to download, but requires a $10 monthly subscription paid through your AT&T bill. It also provides maps OTA (over-the-air), downloading any maps and data as needed through the AT&T network. This is both beneficial (takes up less space on the iPhone) and detrimental (can’t use if you have no signal).

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5 years ago

Apple Adds "App Store Review Status", Escalation Email, to iPhone Dev Center

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Apple Adds "App Store Review Status", Escalation Email, to iPhone Dev Center

TUAW reports that Apple has taken a few more baby steps down the long, winding road towards App Store fix-land, adding a new App Store Review Status widget to let developers know the current wait-time for the app approval process, and giving them access to a new escalation email address for high priority questions.

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5 years ago

Resident Evil 4, Harbor Master, TuneWiki, Nike+, Cookiecombo, SimplyTweet, GV Mobile - TiPb Picks of the Week

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Resident Evil 4, Harbor Master, TuneWiki, Nike+, Cookiecombo, SimplyTweet, GV Mobile - TiPb Picks of the Week

Every week a few of us from team TiPb, bloggers and forum crew alike, will bring you our current favorite, funnest, most useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they're iPhone (or iPod touch) related, they're fair game.

So who's on deck this week and what are our picks? Find out after the break!

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