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5 years ago

Amazon Spits Delicious Library for iPhone Out of App Store

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Amazon Spits Delicious Library for iPhone Out of App Store

Amazon, citing new provisions of their API/data terms of use, informed Delicious Library developer Wil Shipley that if he didn't immediately remove Delicious Library for iPhone from the iTunes App Store, they'd remove his ability to use Amazon APIs and data from all of his products, including the long-standing Delicious Library for Mac.

Just when we thought Apple had a hold on mind-boggling app blocking. Sigh.

TUAW quotes the relevant new passage:

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5 years ago

Quick App 3.0: G-Map East and West Now Feature Turn-by-Turn, Voice-Guided Navigation

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Quick App 3.0: G-Map East and West Now Feature Turn-by-Turn, Voice-Guided Navigation

G-Map from XRoad sent us a postcard from their drive up highway 3.0 and let us know they've come back with great new features like real-time voice guidance and turn-by-turn arrows.

And as always, since G-Map 1.3.1 downloads its maps to your iPhone, you don't need a data or Wi-Fi connection to use them, which comes in handy when in-between cities and off the grid.

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5 years ago

Quick App: Prowl Provides Push Notification for Growl on iPhone

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Quick App: Prowl Provides Push Notification for Growl on iPhone

Prowl ($2.99 - iTunes link) sends Growl alerts to your iPhone via Push Notification. That's right, duck and cover, we've just found the nu-cu-lar option.

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5 years ago

Does the iPhone Need a Hardware Keyboard?

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Does the iPhone Need a Hardware Keyboard?

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone back at Macworld 2007, he prefaced the introduction by saying what was wrong with current not-so-smartphones -- the hardware keyboard. They don't go away when you don't need them. They don't change if you switch from text entry to bitmap editing, for example, And if you come up with a great idea later, you can't go back an add an extra button.

Now it's 2009 and Apple has released the iPhone 3GS, yet many people, including notable technologists, have called the lack of a physical keyboard a deal-breaker.

Is it? Let's take a look after the break.

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5 years ago

Updated: Ultrasn0w, Redsn0w, and Winterboard Get iPhone 3GS Compatible

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Updated: Ultrasn0w, Redsn0w, and Winterboard Get iPhone 3GS Compatible

Three of the most popular tools on the scene have been updated to be fully compatible with the iPhone 3GS: The Dev Teams software unlock - ultrasn0w, their jailbreak software - redsn0w (via torrent for Windows, Mac, Linux), and saurik's popular iPhone theming tool, Winterboard (via Cydia).

Two hours ago saurik twittered the following:

The newly released 0.9.2958 versions of MobileSubstrate and WinterBoard (upgraded to support ARM7/Thumb2) should now work on the iPhone 3GS

That was followed by a quick tweet from the Dev Team:

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5 years ago

Jailbreak Users Still Have Problems with Push Notification?

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Jailbreak Users Still Have Problems with Push Notification?

Since the iPhone 3.0 Jailbreak has become available, and now with both purplera1n and redsn0w coming on line with iPhone 3GS Jailbreak solutions, we've heard rumblings about problems with Push Notifications not working, or not working properly.

The Dev Team has noted this:

we have some remaining 3.0 jailbreak issues to investigate, including push notification

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5 years ago

More Than One New iPhone Next Year? Spotlight Search, Push Apps, and iPhone Help -- From the TiPb Forums

More Than One New iPhone Next Year? Spotlight Search, Push Apps, and iPhone Help -- From the TiPb Forums

It’s that time again — time for us to pick out some of the hot topics on TiPb’s forums. In order for you to reply to any of the following threads please be sure to register. It’s a painless process that will only take a moment of your time.

Forum regular, Duvi, started an interesting poll recently, does anyone believe there will be more than one iPhone next year? My personal feeling is we will be seeing a similar situation as we did this past June 19th. One new iPhone with the 3GS possibly sticking around at a lower price. Thoughts?

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5 years ago

iPhone App Store Gets Ready to Celebrate 1st Birthday

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iPhone App Store Gets Ready to Celebrate 1st Birthday

Apple's iTunes App Store launched on July 11, 2008 alongside the iPhone 3G and iPhone 2.0. Now, just a few days shy of its first birthday, iTunes is getting ready to celebrate by showcasing some of Apple's favorite iPhone (and iPod touch) apps [iTunes link].

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5 years ago

iPhone 3GS Video Recording Technical Breakdown

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iPhone 3GS Video Recording Technical Breakdown

Automatic Filmmaker -- you may remember the from the Technologic Overkill music video filmed entirely with an iPhone 3GS -- have put together a technical breakdown of what they think so far as well a comparison with the Flip MinoHD.

If you've been putting the iPhone 3GS video camera through similar paces, let us know your results as well.

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5 years ago

iPhone Beats Palm Pre at Air Travel?

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iPhone Beats Palm Pre at Air Travel?

iPhone vs. Palm Pre combat and comparison is nothing new, but is smartphones' newest rivalry ready to take to the skies? Ars Technica certainly thinks so:

Ultimately, traveling with the Pre made me want my iPhone back

Though user-changeable, battery life on the Palm Pre was cited as one of the biggest disadvantages, draining rapidly under the onslaught of the famed Synergy and Card systems, and dying in just 30 min. of Sprint TV viewing(?!). Lack of Apps was another.

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5 years ago

Is Your iPhone Battery Life 20% Less With Push Notification?

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Is Your iPhone Battery Life 20% Less With Push Notification?

Back when Apple re-introduced Push Notification at the iPhone 3.0 Sneak Preview Event, Scott Forstall claimed that, unlike background multitasking that could cause an 80% drop in battery life, Push Notification would only cause a 20% drop. While some debated the truth (or truthiness) of his claims, it did set the expectation that users running Push Notification-enabled apps would see lower battery life, and gave an indicator of just how much less.

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5 years ago

iPhone 3.1 Beta Walkthrough

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iPhone 3.1 Beta Walkthrough

iPhone 3.1 Beta 1 has just been released, and unlike the major new version that was iPhone 3.0, it's still unclear how many features -- compared with bug fixes -- will be added. However, enterprising developers have already discovered at least a few things we can all look forward too.

So, here's TiPb's iPhone 3.1 Beta Walkthrough, and we'll keep it updated as/if Apple releases future betas.

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5 years ago

iPod touch and iPod nano Getting Camera?

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iPod touch and iPod nano Getting Camera?

Could the iPod touch and iPod nano also be getting in on the camera action? We've heard the rumor before but evidence continues to mount with Techcrunch claiming:

One of our sources in Asia say that Apple has placed an order for a massive number of camera modules of the type that they include in the iPhone. These are inexpensive cameras, in the $10 range. And the size of the order, our source says, means they can only be used for one thing - the iPods.

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5 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 July 2009

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 July 2009

Looking for what you may have missed in the smartphone world last week? Look no further, it's the best of Smartphone Experts.

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5 years ago

Purplera1n for Mac OS X Released

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Purplera1n for Mac OS X Released

We've just gotten word from TiPb forums that George Hotz has released his much anticipated Mac OS X version of purplea1n.

So you say you have an iPhone 3GS along with that jailbreak itch? Hit the link and get your download on. As always proceed at your own risk. TiPb and all of it's staff take zero responsibility to any wrong doings that may occur while using the software.

[Thanks for the tip Matt74!]

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