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5 years ago

Microsoft Store to Compete With Apple Store -- By Not Selling Anything

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Microsoft Store to Compete With Apple Store -- By Not Selling Anything

Microsoft has not only hired former Apple Store VP of real-estate, George Blankenship to help launch their own Microsoft Store initiative, but according to Apple Insider, their key competitive strategy has been leaked:

Although the stores may sit near Apple's in the future, they're poised to largely be showcases meant to advertise the Windows, Xbox and Zune brands and less to actually sell products. As such, Microsoft will be paying for expensive leases but won't necessarily recoup its investment through actual sales.

Okay then...

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5 years ago

iDisk App for iPhone Release Imminent?

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iDisk App for iPhone Release Imminent?

According to a tech note, which recently appeared then disappeared from Apple's website (but can be seen at TUAW), our wait for the iDisk iPhone app may soon be over.

Surely you remember a little iDisk app that Apple promised to all of it's MobileMe customers back around WWDC 2009? The biggest feature, at least to us here at TiPb, being file sharing. Need to email a large file that is stored on your iDisk but you are away from your computer? No problem, just send it to whomever you'd like via iDisk for iPhone. Not too shabby.

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5 years ago

Third Generation iPod touch to get Camera... and Microphone?

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Third Generation iPod touch to get Camera... and Microphone?

Rumors of the third generation iPod touch getting a camera -- even video camera -- is nothing new, however Wired.com now claims they may be getting a built-in microphone as well:

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5 years ago

Quick App: PCalc 1.7

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Quick App: PCalc 1.7

James Thomson wrote in to tell us about PCalc 1.7 [$9.99 - iTunes link], and as usual, the prose is almost as good as the app. Almost.

One year ago, as the doors of the iPhone App Store first opened to the public, PCalc was there. One of only four hundred applications available, and a mere handful of calculators. Now, there are more than sixty-five thousand applications in the store, and calculators are second only to Twitter clients in terms of near-pestilential ubiquitousness.

Metaphorgeddon aside, while we mentioned the new version already, after using it for the day, it was obvious it deserved a closer look. Here are the updates again:

  • Faster startup!
  • Three and four-line display modes, including complete control over what appears on each line.
  • Multiple-memory support.
  • Optional HP48-style RPN behaviour.
  • Much nicer number display with the "Easier To Read" digits option. It's now actually easier to read!

It is indeed. I'm not a mathmagician like Leanna, but this really is the built-in calculator on Hulk-serum. Check out the screenshots after the break, and if you give PCalc 1.7 a try, let us know what you think!

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5 years ago

Hardware Encryption and MobileMe Give iPhone Consumers Enterprise-level Security

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Hardware Encryption and MobileMe Give iPhone Consumers Enterprise-level Security

TidBITS has an interesting write-up on the various security features of iPhone 3.0 in general, and the 256-bit AES hardware encryption of iPhone 3GS in particular, and how combined together:

consumers can now experience enterprise-class security.

They cover passcode lock, data erase, remote wipe, lack of insecure external data cards, frequent and easy to install software updates/security patches, and (encrypted) backups that can restore your data if your device is accidentally wiped. Definitely worth a read if you tend towards the security conscious.

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5 years ago

The Competition: RIM to Release BlackBerry Desktop Manager... for Mac?!

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The Competition: RIM to Release BlackBerry Desktop Manager... for Mac?!

Via CrackBerry.com:

RIM has officially announced that BlackBerry Desktop Manager software for MAC will be available this September. THANK YOU RIM. You can visit blackberry.com/mac to sign up for updates and learn more or visit the Inside BlackBerry blog to see a few screen captures of it in action.

Yeah. Good luck with that. Any guesses how long that lasts before Apple releases a patch to disable BlackBerry sync?

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5 years ago

iPhone Made Simple Give Away Winners and Discount Coupon Code!

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iPhone Made Simple Give Away Winners and Discount Coupon Code!

Last Thursday TiPb helped offer up 5 free copies of iPhone 3G Made Simple by Martin Trautschold and Gary Mazo. We'll announce the winners after the break, but for everyone else, Gary and Martin were kind enough to offer up a 15% off coupon valid through August 15, 2009.

Coupon Code: FB6DD9D4B8

To redeem the 15% off Coupon:
Go to the iPhone 3G Made Simple E-Book site
Click the "ELECTRONIC EDITION BUY BUTTON"
On the account setup page, copy/paste the coupon code into the "COUPON" field on the bottom.
Click "Continue" to see the discount on the next page.

Winners after the break!

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5 years ago

Crazy Lawsuit Watch: Man Accuses Apple and iPod of Streaming Mafia Threats?

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Crazy Lawsuit Watch: Man Accuses Apple and iPod of Streaming Mafia Threats?

Apple Insider says:

A new lawsuit from a Beverly Hills, Calif., man alleges that Apple conspired with the Italian mafia to secretly track him, transmit threatening messages to his iPod, and insert the word "herpes" into the song "Still Tippin'" by Mike Jones.

We say: forgetaboutit.

Seriously, though, get the man some help, not a lawyer.

Sigh.

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5 years ago

From the Forums: Wallpapers & Ringtones, iPhone Switch, Cross Platform Chat

From the Forums: Wallpapers & Ringtones, iPhone Switch, Cross Platform Chat

It is time for From the Forums, this is where TiPb selects some of the hot topics on the forums and spotlights them right here. In order for you to reply to any of the following threads, you must be a registered member. Becoming a member is a painless process that will only take a few minutes of your time.

First up today, TiPb would like to introduce you to a new sub-forum, iPhone Wallpaper and Ringtones. Have some ringtones or wallpapers you would like to share with the community? This is the place to go. Just be sure to properly label your thread so other members have a better understanding of what you've posted.

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5 years ago

iPhone -- 20% Profit Share of Mobile Industry?

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iPhone -- 20% Profit Share of Mobile Industry?

The Wall Street Journal (via MacRumors) published a report stating that while Apple's iPhone, and RIM's BlackBerry make up only 3% of mobile phone sales last year, the gobbled up a huge 35% take of the profits. iPhone specifically was pegged at 1% of sales and 20% of profit. Boom! indeed.

Says Deutsche Bank analyst Brian Modoff:

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5 years ago

Dev Team Offers Up Some Advice for iPhone Unlockers

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Dev Team Offers Up Some Advice for iPhone Unlockers

It was just this past Thursday that the Dev Team updated their software unlock, ultrasn0w, to version .09. While this update seems to have eliminated most of the issues some users were experiencing, the Dev Team have been nice enough to post some pro tips for unlocking your iPhone 3G/3GS with ultrasn0w .09. The following are just a few:

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5 years ago

The Competition: Sony PSPgo or No-Go for iPhone Developers?

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The Competition: Sony PSPgo or No-Go for iPhone Developers?

Eurogamer spoke to Johnny Two Shoes (The Heist, Banana Dash), Normalware (Bebot) and Firemint (Flight Control) about how Sony's new PSPgo platform may compete with the iPhone, and the answers were interesting:

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5 years ago

iPhone 3GS - One Month Later

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iPhone 3GS - One Month Later

Apple released the iPhone 3GS on June 19th. Since then we've heard lots of raves for its speed and camera prowess, and some complaints about its battery life and iPhone 3.0 bugginess.

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5 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts

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Best of Smartphone Experts

We know, it's summer: here's what you missed in the smartphone world while you were relaxing at the beach.

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5 years ago

Quick App: Ringtone Expressions for iPhone

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Quick App: Ringtone Expressions for iPhone

A daily double of ringtone makers today, this one focusing on Ringtone Expressions, from the developers behind iPhoneRingToneMake. (And for those of you with a longer memory, the developers behind GX5, which kept PalmOS looking modern longer than it had a right to).

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