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4 years ago

AT&T "Top 5%" data user throttled down to 2G speeds

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AT&T "Top 5%" data user throttled down to 2G speeds

AT&T has been warning the top 5% of iPhone data users on their network for a while now that they'd start throttling their speeds. TiPb reader David, who previously got the infamous SMS nasty-gram, just received it again and since then can't seem to get download speeds any faster than an EDGE-like 150Kbps.

His friends and co-workers are still getting full speed, ruling out a tower problem.

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4 years ago

App Giveaway: Batman: Arkham City Lockdown for iPhone, iPad

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App Giveaway: Batman: Arkham City Lockdown for iPhone, iPad

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown, a spin off of the hugely popular Batman: Arkham City console franchise optimized for iPhone and iPad, has begun hitting the iTunes App Store.

It's live in Australia/New Zealand already and should become available in the US later today.

The inmates have escaped and Batman has his hands full defeating an army of henchmen and some of his most iconic villains. Scour the rooftops and the seedy underbelly of Gotham City through a series of one-on-one battles with the Joker, Two-Face and more, as well as the Batman: Arkham City Lockdown exclusive – Deathstroke. Choose from several Batman skins and power-ups as you punch, kick and combo your way to cleaning up Gotham City.

Giveaway

As you can see from the picture up top, we're huge Batman fans here so, while we're all waiting for Batman: Arkham City Lockdown to hit the U.S. App Store, we figured... why not gift it away to the TiPb Nation? We’ll gift Batman: Arkham City Lockdown to 5 lucky readers, all you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us which was your favorite Batman story ever. One of the recent Christopher Nolan movies? The older Tim Burton franchise? One of the Batman: The Animated series? A Frank Miller, Alan Moore, or Grant Morrison comic perhaps? One of the Adam West camp shows? Which one?

Must have a U.S. iTunes account to win. Apple’s rule, not ours!

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4 years ago

Apple hiring more Siri engineers, working to expand API and features

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Apple hiring more Siri engineers, working to expand API and features

Apple has posted a couple of job postings for iOS software engineers, and they describe work needed on UI elements for Siri, along with additional language support and a new API that could indicate Apple may be opening up the feature to 3rd party app developers.

This is a broad-ranging task - we take every application that Siri interacts with, distill it down to fundamentals, and implement that application's UI in a theme fitting with Siri. Consider it an entire miniature OS within the OS, and you get a good idea of the scope!

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4 years ago

Apple submits updated plans for new Cupertino campus

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Apple submits updated plans for new Cupertino campus

As reported by iPhoneincanada, Apple has submitted revised plans for the "mothership" campus they plan on building in Cupertino. The new renderings outline the internal layout and surroundings of the structure, and... They're absolutely gorgeous.

Apple originally sent Steve Jobs to the Cupertino City Council back in June to pitch the idea of building a new space for Apple employees since outgrowing their Palo Alto headquarters. They picked up the lot from HP back in 2010. The new plans detail the inner workings describing a restaurant and dining area, entrances and parking layout and more.

Check out some of the renderings below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Source: iPhoneincanada

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4 years ago

Alec Baldwin removed from American Airlines flight due to Words with Friends addiction

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Alec Baldwin removed from American Airlines flight due to Words with Friends addiction

Alec Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight after refusing to turn off his iPad because of a particular intense game of Words with Friends. The flight which was bound for New York from LAX was idling at the gate when Baldwin apparently ignored request by cabin crew to turn his device off.

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4 years ago

Flipboard comes to iPhone, brings Cover Stories

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Flipboard comes to iPhone, brings Cover Stories

Flipboard, the renowned personal, social magazine for iPad, has just been updated to version 1.7 and brings with it universal support for iPhone and iPod touch as well. Flipboard is also giving the iPhone version a short term exclusive -- Cover Stories, a quick, smart way to keep up to date on the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter content most relevant to you.

Full update list and gallery after the break.

Note: While it's showing up in iTunes, Flipboard for iPhone is failing to load at the moment. Wait a while, get a beverage, try again, and hopefully it fixes itself asap.

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4 years ago

iBooks updated with nighttime reading and full-screen

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iBooks updated with nighttime reading and full-screen

iBooks have been updated with some nice new features including a nighttime reading theme, full-screen layout, and new fonts. Apple has also replaced those ugly, boring covers to public domain books with beautiful, classic covers.

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4 years ago

Add an instrument input to your iPhone or iPad with Griffin GuitarConnect Pro

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Add an instrument input to your iPhone or iPad with Griffin GuitarConnect Pro

Griffin has announced a new iPhone, iPod touch and iPad accessory called GuitarConnect Pro, and it aims to add both an instrument input and gain controller to really let you rock out with Apple's GarageBand.

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4 years ago

Why does iPhone seem more fluid than Android?

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Why does iPhone seem more fluid than Android?

Fairly or unfairly, Google's Android often gets knocked for having a lagging or stuttering user interface when compared to Apple's iOS on iPhone and iPad. TiPb's previously guessed that this stemmed from very early architectural decisions made by Apple, who had a full screen, multi-touch UI -- albeit it a highly limited one -- in mind from the outset, as opposed to Google who originally had Android set up as a BlackBerry, Windows Mobile Standard, and Nokia competitor that had no need for high performance, sophisticated UI rendering.

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4 years ago

Weekly Mod: How to replace an iPhone 4 battery

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Weekly Mod: How to replace an iPhone 4 battery

Have an out of warranty AT&T or Verizon iPhone 4 that's can't seem to hold a charge and wondering how to replace the battery DIY (do it yourself) style? Changing out batteries is a service we provide at PXLFIX on a regular basis, but it's actually a pretty simple repair and something most people with just a bit of technical know-how can perform.

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4 years ago

Daily Apps: Egg Punch, The noisy book Games, Intro Designer, iQuick Tweet, Spherical

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Daily Apps: Egg Punch, The noisy book Games, Intro Designer, iQuick Tweet, Spherical

  • Egg Punch: Ack! Your feathers have been stolen by rascally rabbits! Put on your trusty old egg shell and roll out in pursuit of your feathers! [Free for iPhone and iPad - App Store link]

  • The noisy book Games: A free adaptation of the famous international best-seller The noisy book. Created to entertain children between 2 and 5 years old… and a little bit more (and also for their parents of course!). [$3.99 for iPhone and iPad - App Store link]

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4 years ago

BBC iPlayer for iPhone and iPod touch coming Dec 8

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BBC iPlayer for iPhone and iPod touch coming Dec 8

On December 8, the BBC iPlayer app for iPad is expanding to add support for the whole iOS family, including the iPhone and iPod touch. Bringing both current and classic content to iOS devices, the BBC iPlayer application is currently available in 16 countries for a flat subscription fee. Jane Bennett from BBC had the following to say

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4 years ago

Steve Jobs biography officially the #1 selling book on Amazon for 2011

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Steve Jobs biography officially the #1 selling book on Amazon for 2011

The official biography of Steve Jobs authored by Walter Isaacson has made its way to number one among books sales from Amazon for the entirety of 2011, despite being released late in the year.

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4 years ago

6000

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6000

This is post number 6000 for me here at TiPb, and I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you. Thank you to our wonderful community, to everyone who participates and shares and discusses here on the blog and in the Forums, on Facebook and on Twitter. You're the first, best, and only reason we're here.

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4 years ago

EU investigates Apple, eBook publishers for anti-competitive behavior

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EU investigates Apple, eBook publishers for anti-competitive behavior

According to Bloomberg, the European Union Anti-trust regulators will be investigating Apple, along with five of the major eBook publishers, for possible collusion to help stifle competition within the eBook marketplace.

The European Commission in Brussels today said it opened a formal probe to examine whether the publishing groups and Apple, maker of the iPad tablet computer, engaged in agreements that would harm competition in the 27-nation EU. The probe will examine deals between Apple and Lagardere’s Hachette Livre, News Corp.’s Harper Collins, CBS Corp.’s Simon & Schuster, Pearson Plc’s Penguin and Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH.

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