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5 years ago

The Great iPhone App Store Profit Debate

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The Great iPhone App Store Profit Debate

Venture Partners guestimated, based on a survey from O'Reilly, that Apple has made "only" $20-$45 million from their 30% cut of App Store revenue since the service launched in July 2008.

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5 years ago

Friday Fun Video: TiPb Screaming for Palm Pre to Bring it On!

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Friday Fun Video: TiPb Screaming for Palm Pre to Bring it On!

You're the world champion, but some old-school commentators keep talking like maybe you're yesterday's news. They say you haven't faced any real challengers lately, that you're getting soft. They say that some new device is looking hungry.

But here's the thing: you know you've still got it. You know it and you want to prove it. You want to fight. You want to fight now!

But the challenger just ain't showing up. And worse, they ain't even saying when they will finally show up. Makes you so riled you just want to SCREAM!

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5 years ago

iPod touch and iPod nano to Get Cameras?

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iPod touch and iPod nano to Get Cameras?

We'd heard rumors about the iPod touch getting a camera already -- makes sense and would tie it even more closely to the iPhone OS. HardMac (via MacRumors) is now saying the iPod nano will as well.

Sounds plausible as it provides an easy way for Apple to both strengthen ties within their ecosystem and incrementally update both platforms in time for the holidays.

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5 years ago

Best Buy Prepping for 3 New iPhone SKU's Code-Named "Charlie"?

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Best Buy Prepping for 3 New iPhone SKU's Code-Named "Charlie"?

PhoneArena (via Engagdget) was sent a tip that Best Buy has 3 mysterious new product SKU's listed in their system as "PROJECT CHARLIE". Why is this important and what does it have to do with iPhones?

ZOMG! We're 3 weeks before WWDC here people! Everything is iPhone!

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5 years ago

Mac OS X 10.5.7 Optimized for Intel Atom Netbook/iTablet Class Processor?!

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Mac OS X 10.5.7 Optimized for Intel Atom Netbook/iTablet Class Processor?!

Yeah, this story is thin. iPod nano thin. But Wired (via MacRumors) is claiming that Apple recent Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard update gives netbooks running the software (aka Hackintoshs) a significant boost to battery life (up to 33%).

This has led to some speculation that Apple maybe -- just maybe -- built in better power management and other optimizations for lower end processors like the Intel Atom.

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5 years ago

Apple, AT&T Sued over... Shazam App Existing?

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Apple, AT&T Sued over... Shazam App Existing?

We typically don't follow every little Apple or AT&T lawsuit that closely because, frankly, there are too many of them and the frivolity of some just harshens our collective mellow. Case in point, according to Apple Insider:

Apple, AT&T and several others have been named in a new patent infringement lawsuit, presumably for their connection to Shazam, a maker of music identification software distributed under the same name for the iPhone and several other mobile devices.

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5 years ago

Quick App: SBSH SafeWallet for iPhone

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Quick App: SBSH SafeWallet for iPhone

Our friend George over at WMExperts passed on the news that the long-time Windows Mobile developer SBSH has released their first iPhone app, SafeWallet ($5.99 - iTunes link)

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5 years ago

Thursday Fun Video: Rainbow/Unibody iPhone Concept Renderings

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Thursday Fun Video: Rainbow/Unibody iPhone Concept Renderings

If it's May, it must be pre-WWDC insanity season, and TiPb is expecting lots of leaks, fake leaks, and fake fake leaks. Also, lots of fun fanboi renderings like the videos embedded above and after the break, courtesy of Business Insider.

Not real, no way, but are these anything like the iPhonechromatic or Unibody models you'd like to see Apple release at some point?

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5 years ago

Apps for Less: Terminator Salvation and PCalc for iPhone

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Apps for Less: Terminator Salvation and PCalc for iPhone

Ok, not many applications currently in the App Store worthy of our Apps for Less. Although, the ones we did end up finding are not bad deals.

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5 years ago

TiPb Presents: iPhone Live! Lucky #13

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TiPb Presents: iPhone Live! Lucky #13

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Join Dieter, Chad, Jeremy, Matt, and Rene for WWDC speculation, iPhone 3.0 Beta 5 thoughts, next-gen iPhone predictions, the SlingMedia Player controversy, Twitterrific 2.0's release, and more! Listen in!

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5 years ago

iPhone Dev-Team: Mac OS X 10.5.7 Safe for Jailbreak, Fixes DFU Bug

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iPhone Dev-Team: Mac OS X 10.5.7 Safe for Jailbreak, Fixes DFU Bug

Good news for Mac OS X-based Jailbreakers! After having to resort to using powered USB hubs or patching in older versions of files to work around a bug in 10.5.6 that prevented DFU mode from being recognized, the iPhone Dev-Team dropped a note a Twitter to give 10.5.7 the all-clear:

The new 10.5.7 Leopard update is safe. In fact it's more jailbreak-friendly than 10.5.6, since the DFU-mode bug is gone.

So no nasty cat-and-mouse-game shenanigans this time around, and even a slight improvement over the previous -- unintentional -- round.

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5 years ago

UPDATED: SlingPlayer 3G Access Blocked by AT&T Due to Competing i-Verse App?

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UPDATED: SlingPlayer 3G Access Blocked by AT&T Due to Competing i-Verse App?

UPDATE: As of right now, SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone is ranked #9 on the Top Paid Apps list on iTunes. A $29.99 app. Imagine if it had 3G?

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5 years ago

Luck, Quality, and Marketing: Tweetie's Loren Brichter Talks Development and Success on iTunes U

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5 years ago

Analyst Rumormongering: No New iPhone at WWDC? iPhone "Family" at Special Summer Event?

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Analyst Rumormongering: No New iPhone at WWDC? iPhone "Family" at Special Summer Event?

Business Insider is quoting Piper analyst Gene Munster as saying:

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5 years ago

iPhone Now Available for Online Order from US Apple Store

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iPhone Now Available for Online Order from US Apple Store

At launch, Apple sent all US iPhone customers on trip to their local Apple Store or AT&T kiosk. Now, some 10 months post-release, Engadget has discovered that Apple will finally sell you your iPhone online and... still make you walk/drive on over to your local Apple for pick up and activation. send it directly to you instead of making you schlep to the Apple store. (Story updated, sorry for the mix up)

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