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5 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 12 July 2009

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 12 July 2009

Here's what you may have missed in the smartphone world last week.

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5 years ago

App Review: Star Defense for iPhone

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App Review: Star Defense for iPhone

(Star Defense Forum Review by cjvitek For more Forum Reviews, see the TiPb iPhone App Store Forum Review Index!)

StarDefense is a twist of the tower defense game genre, something I first experienced online. Star Defense takes it to a new level, using a rotating sphere as the game board - representing a planet that is trying to repel Alien invasions.

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5 years ago

TiPb App Store Picks of the Year

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TiPb App Store Picks of the Year

One year, 56,000 apps, and over a billion downloads later, Apple's iTunes App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch celebrates its first birthday.

To mark the occasion, we're taking our Picks of the Week, where a few of us from team TiPb, bloggers and forum crew alike, bring you our current favorite, funnest, most useful apps, and giant-sizing it to cover the whole year.

And what's more -- the editors from SPE network join us in picking their favorite iPhone and iPod touch apps of the year as well. Love. Up.

So what are our picks of the year? Find out after the break!

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5 years ago

iPhone 101: How to Access More Than 180 Apps or WebClips via Spotlight on iPhone 3.0

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iPhone 101: How to Access More Than 180 Apps or WebClips via Spotlight on iPhone 3.0

Welcome to iPhone 101, where new iPhone users can find helpful tips on how to use their new iPhones. And if you're a pro user, here's a handy link you can send to your new user friends. We tro

For some, even the newly expanded 11 Home Screen, 180 (including 4 fixed dock) app slots under iPhone 3.0 isn't enough. It's not about need -- it's about want. Luckily, iPhone 3.0 offers another handy, theoretically unlimited way to access apps: Spotlight. According to David Pogue:

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5 years ago

Appy Anniversary: Hockenberry on How the App Store has Changed, and What Still Needs to be Changed

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Appy Anniversary: Hockenberry on How the App Store has Changed, and What Still Needs to be Changed

Twitterrific developer Craig Hockenberry has written a long, considered essay on Furbo.org framing the changes Apple has already made to the iTunes App Store, what problems it still presents to developers, users, and Apple itself, and proposes some interesting solutions.

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5 years ago

$79 iPhone 3G! AT&T Discounting Refurbs (Again)

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$79 iPhone 3G! AT&T Discounting Refurbs (Again)

Now don't get too excited, the iPhone 3GS is not being discounted by AT&T. But if you are in the market for a excellent smart phone at a great entry level price, AT&T has the deal for you.

It looks like AT&T is trying to push the iPhone 3G's out the door as they have just lowered the price of 8 GB and 16 GB phones to $79.99 and $129.99 respectively, with a two-year contract. Both white and black models are currently available while the discount lasts. Before you jump on this deal, keep in mind of the following:

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5 years ago

Appy Anniversary: One Year and How Many of those 56,000 Apps Later?

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Appy Anniversary: One Year and How Many of those 56,000 Apps Later?

TiPb will be back tomorrow with our Picks of the Year, and Editors' Choice in honor of Apple's iTunes App Store one year birthday -- and yes, we're really calling it our Appy Anniversary coverage.

1 billion+ downloads and 56,000+ apps are the figures, but just how many of those downloaded apps have made it onto your iPhone or iPod touch?

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5 years ago

Apple Addresses iPhone and iPod touch Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Problems - Reset, Redo, Restore, Repair

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Apple Addresses iPhone and iPod touch Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Problems - Reset, Redo, Restore, Repair

Apple has updated a knowledge base article for those "Unable to use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with iPhone or iPod touch because there's no address listed for the device", which is something we've heard quite a bit about lately. The four-pronged approach:

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5 years ago

CEOh'Snap: Google's Eric Schmidt to "Talk with Apple People" Over Continued Role on Board

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CEOh'Snap: Google's Eric Schmidt to "Talk with Apple People" Over Continued Role on Board

When he's not borrowing CrackBerry Kevin's personal handset to snap quick pics and give Android Cassey conniptions, Google CEO Eric Schmidt is responding to reporters about his role as a member of Apple's Board of Directors in light of Google entering the operating system space -- again:

"I'll talk to the Apple people. At the moment, there's no issue,"

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5 years ago

App Review: AutoStitch Panorama Maker for iPhone

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App Review: AutoStitch Panorama Maker for iPhone

AutoStitch Forum Review by msbaylor. For more Forum Reviews, see the TiPb iPhone App Store Forum Review Index!

AutoStitch is the only application in the App Store that gives the ability to stitch multiple rows of photos in any orientation in creating your panorama, meaning you don’t just get the normal one row, 360 degree view that Pano or the Panorama apps produce.

I was completely taking off guard when I found how utterly simple it was to use the application! Literally you “select & stitch” that all you do, no take one photo, stitch, take another photo, stitch, etc.

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5 years ago

iPhone 3.0: HTTP Streaming Media

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iPhone 3.0: HTTP Streaming Media

Apple Insider took a closer look at the HTTP Streaming Media feature that was highlighted as part of iPhone 3.0, but hasn't received a whole lot of attention since:

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5 years ago

TiPb Presents: iPhone Live #18 -- Appy Anniversary!

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TiPb Presents: iPhone Live #18 -- Appy Anniversary!

Join Dieter, Chad, Chris, and Rene for iPhone 3.1, 3.0 bugs, keyboarding, laptop replacement, and the one year Appy Anniversary. Listen in!

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5 years ago

iPhone Patent Watch: ID App, Outgoing Voicemail Recorder, Pre-Selected Content, SMS Parental Controls, and SMS Confirmation

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iPhone Patent Watch: ID App, Outgoing Voicemail Recorder, Pre-Selected Content, SMS Parental Controls, and SMS Confirmation

Apple Insider brings us a huge roundup of recent Apple iPhone-related patent filings.

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5 years ago

App Review: IM+ with Push for iPhone

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App Review: IM+ with Push for iPhone

IM+ Forum Review by llofte. For more Forum Reviews, see the TiPb iPhone App Store Forum Review Index!

IM+ is an IM client with push notification support for 10 networks, including Twitter. I use AIM, Facebook, and Twitter, so these are the only networks that influence this review.

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5 years ago

The Competition: Sony Ericsson Android UI

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The Competition: Sony Ericsson Android UI

More big news for Android -- and no, not just HTC finally going 3.5mm with the headphone jacks -- but Sony Ericsson's new "Rachel" Android device and it's UI.

Hot on the heels of the HTC Hero's Sense UI, it's again showing the power and flexibility of Google's other OS.

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