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6 years ago

Microsoft's New Phone Strategy -- Be More Like Apple?!

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Microsoft's New Phone Strategy -- Be More Like Apple?!

 

Never have I seen a thousand pound gorilla play such defense:

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6 years ago

Apple COO Speaks: iPhone 3G Launches in 20 More Countries

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Apple COO Speaks: iPhone 3G Launches in 20 More Countries

During Apple's Q3 conference call Monday, along with App Store updates, Apple's Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, announced that the iPhone 3G would launch in 20 more countries/regions on August 22nd, some six weeks after the initial 22 country launch back on July 11th.

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6 years ago

Apple Posts New iPhone 3G Ads

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Apple Posts New iPhone 3G Ads

Apple has posted 3 new iPhone 3G ads. We've been seeing them on TV here and there (fast-forward-TiVo-style), but it's nice to see that Apple's posted them fully. Two of them focus on 3G speeds (with a tiny, gray "3G not available in all areas" at the end) and the third talks about "work" without specifically mentioning that it's discussion Exchange support. All in all, they're not all that compelling, truth be told, but "Unslow" at least falls in the iPhone commercial tradition of advertising-through-education: "What exactly is 3G?" It's fast, baby. It's also apparently GPS too, though again Apple doesn't specifically drop that apparently unhip series of letters in the commercial.

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6 years ago

iPhone 2.0 WinPwn for Windows Now Live

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iPhone 2.0 WinPwn for Windows Now Live

Tired of the three-percenter Mac population hogging all the iPhone Unlock/Jailbreak/Pwnage goodness for their eye-candied, single-button'ied selves? No longer!

The Windows version of the iphone-dev team's Pwnage tool, WinPwn, is now available:

Support for both 1.1.4 and 2.0, Custom Image Support, Custom Payload Support, 3g iPhone support

So, if you really want to Pwn your iPhone and haven't already hunted down that turtle-neck wearing snob at the sushi bar and commandeered the aluminum sliver that passes for his laptop, your Microsoft compatible version awaits...

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6 years ago

AT&T Speaks: iPhone 3G Selling Twice as Fast as Original!

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AT&T Speaks: iPhone 3G Selling Twice as Fast as Original!

Exclusive US iPhone 3G carrier AT&T announced their Q2 results yesterday, and during their conference call informed us of this staggering little factoid:

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6 years ago

Tip o' the Week: Keyboard Shortcuts

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Tip o' the Week: Keyboard Shortcuts

It took a little while for me to get used to the iPhone's "soft" keyboard -- large hands + tiny keyboard = baby elephant playing piano.  Even though I've become rather proficient with the iPhone's keyboard, I'm always on the prowl for anything that will help with my speed and accuracy.  This week's Tip is all about some keyboard shortcuts, brought to you by and with special thanks to George by way of Adam Pash's article at lifehacker.com.  Keep reading for some helpful keyboard Tips (and check out Adam's article for yourself)!

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6 years ago

Hello Moto... Lawsuit!

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Hello Moto... Lawsuit!

Once RAZR-sharp, now Icahnicly troubled Motorola has filed suit in Illinois court against Apple. More specifically, Michael Fenger, who stepped down from managing Moto handsets in EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, and Africa) to become VP of Global iPhone Sales at Apple. Problem? Seems Moto had a do-not-compete clause, and they see Apple as... er... competitive:

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6 years ago

Phone different Podcast Episode 23

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Phone different Podcast Episode 23

Above, the winner of our iPhone 3G giveaway, iLoveiPhones. More on how she won here! Congrats again -- we're glad to see you like it. :D

This week in the podcast, a rapid-fire overview and analysis of the crazy iPhone 3G launch.

Ready for iPhone 3G yet? Mike and Dieter run down the run-up to the iPhone 3G as of our recording on Monday. Plenty to mull over -- plus your comments and forum posts!

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6 years ago

Fake Steve Now Real Dan, Blogs iPhone 3G Experience

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Fake Steve Now Real Dan, Blogs iPhone 3G Experience

Fake Steve, the hilarious or hateful (depending on your take, I lean towards the former) blogalter-ego of former Forbes writer, current Newsweek writer retired a while back, only to re-emerge as himself: Real Dan. His debut post? Fake Steve buys an iPhone, gets no respect. (Warning: Real Dan's language is as salty as Fake Steve's ever was, so not for the easily offended).

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6 years ago

Lightning Review: Pandora

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Lightning Review: Pandora

(Today's Lightning Review comes from BaLLi5t1c, a full review of the awesome Pandora Radio app (available on iTunes for free!). BaLLi5t1c gets a 25% off coupon to the iPhone Blog Accessory store. Want one yourself? Post a review in our forums -- full details here)

This is my first time writing a review for an iPhone app, partly because I just received my 16GB Black this past Friday and partly because I’ve been basking in the glory that is the App Store, and I couldn’t think of a more deserving app than Pandora Radio to review.

For those of you who have never heard of Pandora Radio, I’m sure you’re wondering what it is exactly and why I would make such a bold statement in my title. Allow me to enlighten you.

To put it lightly, Pandora Radio is a heaven-sent program/application that will allow you to stream music that you’ve never heard of but probably should have, music that you listened to many moons ago but somehow let slip into obscurity with those passing moons, music that is probably still in your current rotation in iTunes, and anything in between. Not too shabby, eh?

You might ask, “BaLLi5t1c, how does it do all of that without me hand-picking all of the artists and songs that I want to hear?”

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6 years ago

App Store Update: More Apps, Less Free, No Demos, Devs Still Daunted?

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App Store Update: More Apps, Less Free, No Demos, Devs Still Daunted?

During Apple's Q3 Conference Call on Monday, Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook reported that, like the iTunes Store, App Store is not meant to generate revenue but to drive iPhone and iPod Touch sales. They've added 400 Apps to the 500 available at launch, bringing the total (at call time) to 900, though the percentage of FREE (as in beer, not speech) Apps has fallen from 25% (~125 at launch) to 20% (~180 now). Under $10 Apps remained constant at 90%. Seems like that's the current magic ceiling for many developers. And with over 25 million downloads and counting, they may be right.

What else is going on in App Land? Read on to find out!

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6 years ago

UPDATED: MobileMe Answers? Server Down and Fiber Optic Line Cut?

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UPDATED: MobileMe Answers? Server Down and Fiber Optic Line Cut?

UPDATE: Ask and you shall receive-ish. Apple has posted a Knowledge Base article detailing (part of?) the problem (via Macrumors):

Symptoms Updated: July 22, 2008, 4 p.m. PDT. On Friday, July 18, 2008 (2008-07-18) we experienced a serious issue with one of our MobileMe mail servers. This issue is currently affecting approximately 1% of MobileMe members. Affected members are unable to send or receive email at www.me.com or access email using any email client software such as Mail on a Mac or Microsoft Outlook on a PC. Products Affected MobileMe Mail Resolution We understand this is a serious issue and apologize for this service interruption. We are working hard to restore your service.

Original post after the break...

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6 years ago

MacBook Touch Rumors Cometh... Again!

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MacBook Touch Rumors Cometh... Again!

Can't keep a good iTablet rumor down, can you?

While Windows-based tablets have never successfully penetrated the mainstream market, a vocal contingent have long been clamoring for an Apple Tablet (iTablet, MacBook Touch, Safari Pad, etc.). Modbook rolls their own and Alex Lindsay of PixelCorps/MacBreak Weekly fame contemplated making one himself. Heck, even TechCrunch wants a FrankenLinFox pad!

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6 years ago

iPhone App Avalanche 2

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iPhone App Avalanche 2

If you own an iPhone and haven't browsed the App Store, you don't know what you're missing!  Then again, if you are reading this 2nd App Avalanche, you can get a taste of what's waiting for you in the App Store and maybe, just maybe, you'll not waste another second and start downloading some great apps for your iPhone!

With your iPhone in hand, let's get buried in some apps right now with App Avalanche 2!

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6 years ago

WordPress for iPhone Now Available

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WordPress for iPhone Now Available

For those of you waiting for another blog editor other than TypePad, WordPress users rejoice! WordPress for iPhone is now available from the iTunes store for free! Word came this morning from TUAW that the native app would be available today. You can read more about the application here

This app allows you to manage several blogs, create and edit posts and even upload photos to your blog directly from your iPhone. This is a strong competitor to TypePad's offering, especially since WordPress is free, though they do appear very similar. The one function WordPress for iPhone does this is unique is the ability to preview a post. Check out the gallery below!

Sadly, it's not all wine and roses blog posts and galleries here at TiPb, something about our server isn't sitting right with the app, it crashes on configure. Ah, full size computers: we wish we could quit you.

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