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4 years ago

iPhone Live 146: White iWhen now?

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iPhone Live 146: White iWhen now?

Rene, Ally, Craig, and Seth discuss white iPhone (again!), Steve Jobs' biography, enterprise going iPhone, crazy gesture patents, 3D demos, Shairport, IMEI unlocks, and the week in apps. This is iPhone Live!

Show notes and all the week's iPhone news after the break!

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4 years ago

Daily Tip: How to quickly charge your iPad 2

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Daily Tip: How to quickly charge your iPad 2

Wondering what's the fastest way to charge iPad 2? Yes, it's true -- not all charging methods were created equal. If you've ever wanted to take your iPad out with you and only have a few minutes to spare before you have to leave this tip will help you get the most charge for of your device. Stick with us after the break to find out more!

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4 years ago

Updates

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Updates

Today Apple released both iOS 4.3.2 and iOS 4.2.7. The first was for almost all iOS devices except the Verizon iPhone. The second was for the Verizon iPhone. Like iPad last year, which shipped with iOS 3.2 and didn't unify with the rest of the iOS family until iOS 4.2, the Verizon iPhone shipped with iOS 4.2.5/4.2.6 and won't unify with the rest of the iOS family until some future update, perhaps not until iOS 5/5.x.

Yet despite this fragmentation -- or more properly bifurcation -- of the iOS software, Apple still delivered both updates at the same time, across the world, and across both major US carriers, AT&T and Verizon.

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4 years ago

Last Chance: Win a Tablet of your choice from TouchType

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Last Chance: Win a Tablet of your choice from TouchType

This is it, folks. Your **last chance** to enter this massive tablet give-away. Haven't been paying attention? Wel that to celebrate 1 million downloads of their SwiftKey keyboard app, TouchType is giving away a tablet each to THREE lucky winners! Which tablets? Whichever the winner chooses so long as they're available for purchase for up to $800 where he or she lives. iPad 2, PlayBook, Xoom, Galaxy Tab are all on the table.

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4 years ago

TiPb Asks: Are you tempted by the PlayBook or an Android Honeycomb tablet?

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TiPb Asks: Are you tempted by the PlayBook or an Android Honeycomb tablet?

If it were possible for the iPad to own 138% of the tablet market it probably would, but competing devices have already launched like the Motorola Xoom, are about to launch like the BlackBerry Playbook, or will be launching later in the year like the HP TouchPad and more Android Honeycomb tablets.

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4 years ago

State of the iOS 4.3.2 Jailbreak

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State of the iOS 4.3.2 Jailbreak

Today, apple has released the 4.3.2 firmware for iPhone (AT&T GSM), iPad, and iPod touch, and 4.2.7 for iPhone (Verizon). The update includes security fixes. Since Jailbreak exploits security holes, there's every chance the update may patch something crucial to the current iOS 4.3.1/4.2.6 Jailbreaks. That means if you update, you may lose your Jailbreak.

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4 years ago

Sony set to release a Crackle app, access to free streaming movies and TV shows

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Sony set to release a Crackle app, access to free streaming movies and TV shows

Sony is working on an iOS app to provide access to its online streaming site Crackle. Crackle has a ton of free movies and TV shows which you can stream to Macs and PC’s; or any browser that can support Flash. Unfortunately, as we well know, iOS devices don’t support Flash.

When you try and access a stream on an iOS device, you now get a message telling you that the Crackle app is coming soon for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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4 years ago

Apple releases iOS 4.3.2 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iOS 4.2.7 for Verizon iPhone

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Apple releases iOS 4.3.2 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iOS 4.2.7 for Verizon iPhone

Apple has released iOS 4.3.2 for iPhone 4 (AT&T/GSM ), iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch 4, and iPod touch 3. iOS 4.2.7 for iPhone 4 (Verizon) has also been released (those branches remain forked).

In addition to security updates, it fixes issues with FaceTime freezes and blanks, and problems connecting to 3G networks on iPad.

Jailbreakers are reminded to steer clear unless they want to be reverted to a stock device.

Anyone grabbed the update yet? What do you think?

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4 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, April 14

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, April 14

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • ShowYou: A fun and immersive social video app for your iPad, iPhone and iPad Touch. Watch the videos your friends are sharing on Facebook, Twitter or Vodpod, all in one place. [Free - iTunes link]

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4 years ago

iCade iPad arcade cabinet passes through the FCC, coming end of May [video]

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iCade iPad arcade cabinet passes through the FCC, coming end of May [video]

The iCade arcade cabinet has just received clearance from the FCC and is now available to pre-order. The iCade is an accessory for your iPad, which turns it into a retro arcade machine and features an old style joystick, six numbered buttons and two enter buttons. The iPad slots inside the casing and connects to the control system via Bluetooth, hence the need for FCC clearance.

Flashback to the glory days of gaming with iCADE! iCADE brings arcade gaming to life by integrating your iPad into an authentic, arcade-style cabinet complete with joystick and buttons! Impress your friends, family and co-workers with iCADE's great-looking retro design, and then challenge them for high-scores on the most entertaining iPad accessory imaginable! iCADE's specially designed cradle ensures safe loading and unloading of your iPad, while also providing a solid, secure fit even during the most intense game-play sessions.

The iCade comes with Atari’s Asteroids and nine other arcade games; more importantly, it works with the recently released Atari Greatest Hits.  Put these two together and you can have an awesome arcade type experience matched with retro styling.

The iCade is available to pre-order from GameStop for $99 and will be released on May 31. There is a video after the break showing the iCade in action.

Any of our readers planning on picking one of these up? Let us know what you think in the comments!

[wireless goodness]

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4 years ago

Daily Tip: How to automatically respond to SMS messages [jailbreak]

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Daily Tip: How to automatically respond to SMS messages [jailbreak]

Jailbroken and wondering how you can automatically respond to SMS messages? Have you ever been in a meeting and have gotten a text from someone and was not able to respond right away? Did they get mad because they thought you were ignoring them? The AutoResponder tweak from Cydia allows you to take control of your SMS messages and we'll show you how after the break!

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4 years ago

Tweetbot once again redefines Twitter for iPhone

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Tweetbot once again redefines Twitter for iPhone

Tweetbot just hit the US App Store and boy is it a beauty. Tapbots has done it again and designed an application that is not only functional and pretty, but an artistic masterpiece that I cannot keep my hands off of. I was an instant critic when I read Tapbots' claim that Tweetbot is "a twitter client with personality", but they're right.

A text review can hardly do this app justice because it is impossible to put into words how beautifully Tweetbot is made. Sure, I can describe how, at your touch, a tweet slides up revealing a navigation bar while simultaneous emitting the perfect sound. I can explain that swiping a tweet to right reveals the conversation and swiping to left displays related tweets. I can tell you about smart gestures, multiple timelines, and customizable navigation. I can even spew out a concrete list of every feature that Tweetbot includes. What I can't provide you, however, is the experience.

The problem with Twitter clients these days is that they're all the same. Yes, the same. Sure, the features vary (slightly) between them and some come with cool themes. The experiences, however, are too alike. I used to get excited when a new Twitter app was released because each app offered something different, something new. Today, they all feel the same. What happened? When users flocked to a particular Twitter app, other devs copied what made that app special. Individualization was lost. Now the App Store is basically filled with slight variations of the same app - with the exception of Tweetbot.

Tweetbot is different. It's innovative and refreshing. Tweetbot isn't an app you use, it's one you interact with. Everything has an animation, a sound, a beautiful interface. And true to Tapbots' style, the sounds are subtle and pleasant - enriching the experience.

In case you can't tell, I'm a huge fan of Tweetbot, but it isn't for everybody. Tweetbot is full-featured, but doesn't have every possible feature known to those in the Twitter app world. Tweetbot doesn't have a mute option or display in-line photos. It doesn't have multiple themes or native push notifications (but it's compatible with Boxcar). If these features are deal-breakers to you, then Tweetbot isn't for you. Not yet anyway.

For those who are suckers for design, innovation, and dare I say, personality, Tweetbot will rock your world.

Check out the screenshot gallery after the break!

[$1.99 - iTunes link]

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4 years ago

Compatible with iX?

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Compatible with iX?

The iTunes App Store is currently listing apps as compatible with "ix", or more exactly -- "compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and ix.Mac.MarketingName". That's almost certainly a glitch of some kind in the system and I expect Apple will fix it asap but it does make for a fun question -- if there is indeed an "ix" in the pipeline, what could it be? An app-compatible Apple TV? Cross-compatible Mac Apps? A 5 to 7-inch device? Something we haven't imagined yet?

While Apple sees to its stray text, give us your best guess -- what's "ix"?

[Thanks Ethan!]

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4 years ago

iPad 2 vs. BlackBerry PlayBook browser battle!

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iPad 2 vs. BlackBerry PlayBook browser battle!

As part of his epic BlackBerry PlayBook review, our good friend CrackBerry Kevin put RIM's new tablet browser one-on-one against the great one -- Apple's iPad 2. That's right, we have yet another entry in our browser battle series!

When we put the PlayBook head to head against the iPad 2 in a browser shootout (see below), we saw pretty comparable page load times but did notice on websites where there were flash-based advertisements present, this would slow down the PlayBook by a few seconds while the iPad 2 would serve up a faster loading static image. Disabling flash evened out the load times.

Check out the video after the break and if you haven't already, check out the rest of Crackberry's PlayBook coverage! (Then rush back here and tell us what you think!)

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4 years ago

RIM's iPad competitor, BlackBerry PlayBook gets reviewed!

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RIM's iPad competitor, BlackBerry PlayBook gets reviewed!

CrackBerry Kevin goes hands-on for a full BlackBerry PlayBook review

RIM finally gets their 7-inch, QNX-powered iPad competitor to market and our sibling site, CrackBerry.com has your positively gargantuan BlackBerry PlayBook review piping hot and ready! From hardware to software literally nothing is left out. So how does the man who loves BlackBerry like the PlayBook?

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