Yes, it's a relatively minor update, but after I installed it I realized we hadn't really mentioned ReelDirector for iPhone [$7.99 - iTunes link] on the front page yet, in its own right, and that's a shame because any app that can even approach video editing on a mobile device deserves some love.
Daring Fireball's John Gruber often "guesses" what Apple will be releasing, and those guesses are sometimes dead-on-accurate, but when it comes to the iTablet/iSlate, Gruber says Apple's invoked a full on pre-January 2007-like "cone-of-silence". Still he's written up an interesting estimate of what, in his opinion, and iTablet just might be:
I say they’re swinging big — redefining the experience of personal computing.
Did Apple reject Google Latitude from the App Store because they're getting ready to launch a similar service of their own... that also uses a front-facing camera? Maybe, maybe not, but Patently Apple found this latest application, and 9to5mac seems to think it's a possibility:
Minisquadron, a 2d airplane shooter and my new passion for gaming 2.99 [itunes link].
If you ever enjoyed games like 1942 then you will love this game. Freaking sharks and freaking laser beams ! Yes the game has it all. If you have ever wondered what it feels like to be shot down by a giant panda airplane, well then this game is a must (btw, it's pretty humiliating ;) ).
Join Rene and special guests Phil Nickinson of Android Central and WMExperts and Keith Newman of the PreCentral.net PalmCast Round Robin Android Droid and Hero vs. iPhone and Windows Phone HD2 and Touch Pro2 vs. iPhone, more iTablet, iPhone HD, and iPhone 4.0 rumors, and all the week's news and opinions. Listen in!
Fox News' Clayton Morris is upping the ante on the rumored January 26 Apple Media Event, not only saying it's the real deal, but that it will focus on "mobility":
I've spoken to a source inside Apple who confirmed a "big" event for January. While nothing official has been handed down from the notoriously tight-lipped company, my source took the Financial Times report one step further by saying this event will focus on the mobility space, meaning we'll see something related to the iPhone/iPod touch product line.
As part of OnLive's intent to stream you your Crysis Wars over the internet (rather than on physical media like a DVD or Blu Ray), they've put together a 48 minute demo, including the use of their companion iPhone app. The iPhone part starts at 19:30 in, and they say latency over current 3G networks is still too high, but WiFi isn't bad (though the controls are "kinda funky").
The more interesting part of the iPhone experience, they claim, is the spectating stuff. We'd disagree. But what do you think? Do you want to get your video games streaming from a cloud server, rented like streaming Netflix rather than owned like traditional media? Let us know!
(Note: no iPhone friendly video, but we embedded the Viddler version, on the frame where the iPhone talk starts, below the fold).