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5 years ago

Is Apple Really Charging Developers 100% of App Refunds? Not So Far.

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Is Apple Really Charging Developers 100% of App Refunds? Not So Far.

Techcrunch ran one of their big, blazing headlines today reporting "Apple’s iPhone App Refund Policies Could Bankrupt Developers". They cited Apple's contract which allows for Apple to charge developers 100% of a refund, even though devs only get 70% of the payment to begin with. Under that model, developers would get hit for 30% extra each time an App Store purchase was refunded. Not nice, for certain. But apparently also not (yet?) the case.

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5 years ago

AT&T Adds International Features Online for Your iPhone

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AT&T Adds International Features Online for Your iPhone

We've all heard the horror stories about the iPhone and international traveling. Whether it was data related or voice related, iPhone users have been slapped upside the head with huge bills.

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5 years ago

Sponsored Post: Macheist Bundle -- $627 of Apps for $39

Sponsored Post: Macheist Bundle -- $627 of Apps for $39

Sponsored Post: Macheist Bundle -- $627 of Apps for $39

Not strictly speaking a sponsorship but a referral -- if you want a Macheist bundle, and decide to buy through TiPb, you get the same great Mac software bundle for $39 and we get a small percentage for sending you their way.

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5 years ago

Quick App: Convertbot Unit Converter for iPhone

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Quick App: Convertbot Unit Converter for iPhone

Tapbot was kind enough to give us a sneak-peak at Convertbot, their latest app, which converts units of power, pressure, speed, temperature, time, volume, work, angle, area, currency, length, and mass with the same kind of fun, fantastic interface they brought to their previous app, Weightbot (see our interview).

Rotate the wheel, old-school iPod style, to pick your category, tap to lock in the first unit, confirm, tap to lock in the second unit, confirm that, and you're ready to go. (You can also tap the center button to change the direction of conversion at any time -- i.e., miles to km, km to miles).

Rather then the generic keypad, Convertbot drops down it's wheel to reveal a custom job, complete with backspace.

It's a simple application done with a lot of care and consideration. It's the kind of app we need more of. Full gallery after the break.

Convertbot is now available for $0.99 via the iTunes App Store.

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5 years ago

Dear Apple: How Will You Handle Death-By-Push-Notification?

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Dear Apple: How Will You Handle Death-By-Push-Notification?

It's summer 2009 and iPhone OS 3.0 has just been made available via iTunes. You have it up and running along with next gen Twitter clients, instant massagers, RSS readers, and all manner of Push Notification-enabled apps ready to alert you the very instant anything new is piping hot and ready.

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5 years ago

When in the World is WWDC 2009?

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When in the World is WWDC 2009?

At the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2008, Apple unveiled the iPhone 3G, gave us a shipping date on iPhone OS 2.0, and introduced MobileMe during Steve Jobs' Keynote . It was held June 9, 2008, a date announced (according to Daring Fireball) on March 13.

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5 years ago

Comic vs. Comic: BlackBerry SKREEEEEEdition!

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Comic vs. Comic: BlackBerry SKREEEEEEdition!

Yesterday CrackBerry Kevin had a little funny at TiPb's expense with their "Confessions" post of a Ruby Park strip. Fine. Two can play at that game. Above, via PvPonline, is the new official response to anyone bringing a BlackBerry into a "just works" place. B'okay?

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5 years ago

TiPb Advisory: Not a Developer and Thinking of Going to 3.0? Think Twice!

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TiPb Advisory: Not a Developer and Thinking of Going to 3.0? Think Twice!

When Apple released iPhone OS 2.0 over a year ago, very few people had access to the betas and screenshots were few and far between. Was it because early developers were seasoned, professional Mac veterans who took the NDA (non-disclosure agreement) seriously? Who knows. What we do know is that iPhone OS 3.0, following last Tuesday's beta release, is running rampant over the internet. Somewhat less than honorable "developers" are even offering to "sell" access to the 3.0 beta. Yikes.

This has led to a lot of users getting, or at least thinking about getting, the 3.0 beta for their own iPhones.

Well, think carefully. And think twice!

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5 years ago

App Experiments: From PCalc to TwitKitteh and Where it All Went Wrong

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App Experiments: From PCalc to TwitKitteh and Where it All Went Wrong

The App Store, even with 25,000 applications, is still a new market and one we're all, developers, users, and media alike, trying to figure out. Developer James Thomson recently did an experiment to see how Twitkitteh, a fun little app, would compare in terms of sales and earnings, to his acclaimed PCalc in the App Store.

The results? Thomson talks about them in a blog post entitled Where Did it All Go Wrong?

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5 years ago

Review: Motorola MOTOPURE H15 Bluetooth Headset

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Review: Motorola MOTOPURE H15 Bluetooth Headset

The Motorola MOTOPURE H15 Bluetooth headset is available and can be purchased in The iPhone Blog Store for $109.95. If you are looking for an absolutely smokin' Bluetooth headset, checkout this review! Let’s see how it measures up after the break!

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5 years ago

iPhone Pwns at iGames Summit and Game Developers Conference

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iPhone Pwns at iGames Summit and Game Developers Conference

There's so much going on in iPhone gaming right now, it's almost as hard to keep up with that as with iPhone 3.0. Two large industry shows bookend much of the current news, iGames Summit and Game Developers Conference (GDC). With multiple awards, great discussions on the future, and a slew of upcoming product announcements, we figured we'd take a moment and round things up...

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5 years ago

iPhone OS 3.0: What it Means for Business

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iPhone OS 3.0: What it Means for Business

Last year, during the iPhone 2.0 SDK Event, Apple unleashed a slew of enterprise-aimed initiatives. Phil Schiller took the stage to showcase Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync licensing, as well as 802.1x, Cisco VPN, certificates, remote wipe, configuration tools, and more.

Schiller didn't show up at the iPhone 3.0 Sneak Peek event (not until the apres-Q&A at least), and Apple didn't announce something as spectacular as Exchange support this year. But was there anything compelling for businesses this time around?

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5 years ago

External iPhone Keyboard Hack Now 100% Jailbreak Free

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External iPhone Keyboard Hack Now 100% Jailbreak Free

Turns out all you need is an old PDA keyboard, the iPhone 2.0 SDK, and a dream. Okay, that, plus tons of smarts and hackery. Hey, at least this one isn't as hard as the previous workaround we saw. Says Ars Technica:

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5 years ago

Carmack Cometh! Legendary id Brings Wolfenstein, Doom, More to iPhone

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Carmack Cometh! Legendary id Brings Wolfenstein, Doom, More to iPhone

Waaaaaay back in the early days of the iPhone, word spread that legendary creator of 3D first person shooters like Wolfenstein and Doom, John Carmack was eager to develop games for the iPhone. Well, hopefully good things come to those who wait, because Carmack has just posted news that Wolfenstein is on its way, and there's more to come.

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5 years ago

Facebook Connects... with iPhone Scrabble

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Facebook Connects... with iPhone Scrabble

Scrabble on the iPhone, meet Scrabble on Facebook! Thanks to Facebook Connect, players on the iPhone can invite Facebook friends to join them in games, turns taken on the iPhone appear on the Facebook board, and it even supports chat between players. Says Macworld:

Many leading experts have said that the future of the iPhone lies in its social features. EA Mobile has bridged two of its popular versions of the game in a social marriage that promises to bring new players to the addictive word challenge game and give existing players new ways of interacting.

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