Casey's shown us the iControlPad already, but it looks like accessory heavyweight Belkin may be getting ready to throw a gaming controller of their own at the iPhone. According to TouchArcade, JoyPod would be a heck of a lot smaller than iControlPad (by covering the top and bottom, non-screen areas of the iPhone), and feature 6 front buttons (8 total), audio out, and a dock pass-through. Most importantly:
A lot of TiPb faithful have noticed that we look a bit different when you visit us from your iPhone. It's true, we've iPhonified it up with the excellent IWPhone software bits. If you're a believer in getting the "real internet", just scroll on down to the bottom of the page and hit the link for "Normal View" and Mobile Safari will keep you on the full version until you clear your cookies.
The iPhonified version is very full-featured, with links to the forums, our about page, search, and gives you the ability to comment too. Actually, speaking of forums, you can grab our forums in an iPhone optimized version too, there's a big ol' link at the top when you visit them on your iPhone.
In the wake of Bloomberg's faux-pas to end all faux-pas' last week, Forbes gives their list of the top 5 things they'd still like to see from a Steve Jobs run Apple. Sure, they tack on an unnecessarily morbid title, but at its core it's an intriguing question: Macworld 2009 or 2010, what shiny new toys do we most want to see on the receiving end of a Jobsian "Boom!"?
Hopefully it's a long holiday weekend for at least a few of us, so what better to do for your Labor Day than kick it in the iTunes App Store? There are more apps piling up with each passing week. It's time for iPhone App Avalanche 7!
Not evil twin to theiPhoneBlog.com Week in Review, not an invasion by Fake Steve, This Week in Smart Phone Schadenfreude brings you all the feel-better news you need about the smartphone world outside Apple’s current media dominator. (Who knew there was such a world? We were just as surprised! Inelegant, interface challenged, keyboardy, crashy, single-touchy place — best not to linger…). Join us as we mock review the big news from last week at our sister sites. Everybody loves sibling rivalry!
This week: Boldly browsing (or not), AppClones, HTC's dreaming, and Treo requiem.
The trouble with Steve Jobs (or an anonymous iMinion thereof) sometimes mailing off blunt-force rejoinders to disgruntled Apple customers? The intertubes suddenly become awash in Jobsmail, making it impossible to sort the real from the decidedly not so. Case in point: a Gizmodo reader claims to have emailed Jobs about the possibility of maybe potentially one day considering tethering (allowing your computer to connect to the 'net via your iPhone's 3G or EDGE connection). The alleged response:
Oh, Apple, you tease! It's not enough we've all heard the iPhone began life as the Safari Pad tablet? That Intel has leaked Atom-powered portable hints? That the rumors start up again every time the blogsphere even thinks you have a "Special Event" coming our way? Do you really have to go and show us your patents?
When Gizmodo honcho Brian Lam found out via Twitter that one of his readers was experiencing a brutal 8-hour iPhone sync, he did what any EiC worth his postings would do: secured time-lapse video! To put 8 painful hours fully into perspective: