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6 years ago

State of the Apps: Revenue Numbers, Paid and Switch, and the [Redacted] NDA

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State of the Apps: Revenue Numbers, Paid and Switch, and the [Redacted] NDA

The iPhone App Store Avalanche continues, with seemingly dozens of new Apps popping up every day (though no word yet on NetShare or Box Office!), but as busy as things look out front, they're just as busy behind the scenes.

So what's going on? Business. It's booming. (At least if your customers aren't getting error codes -4 or 5002 when trying to access iTunes!) Apple began to report download stats to developers, and some developers have begun to share those stats with the blogsphere.

What do they say? Read on to find out!

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6 years ago

TiPb Faithful: How's 2.0.1 Treating You?

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TiPb Faithful: How's 2.0.1 Treating You?

So it's been a day since 2.0.1 was made available and we at TiPb would like to know how it's been running on your iPhone. Did this bug-fixer of an update actually fix any bugs? Or are we all getting suckered into believing that the update has made things snappier? Pains in the update process? Backups faster? Apps Crashing? Or are things just less sucky? Maybe you completely avoided the update..anything and everything, we want to know!

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6 years ago

Steve Jobs on MobileMe: Full Email

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Steve Jobs on MobileMe: Full Email

Ars Technica's crack ninja infiltration squad somehow snuck into the Jobspod and snatched up a copy of the full email his Steveness sent out to Apple last night.

Team,

The launch of MobileMe was not our finest hour. There are several things we could have done better:

– MobileMe was simply not up to Apple's standards – it clearly needed more time and testing.

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6 years ago

App Review + Q&A: MagicPad Brings Rich Text and Cut and Paste to the iPhone

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App Review + Q&A: MagicPad Brings Rich Text and Cut and Paste to the iPhone

While Apple waits on manpower/priority celestial alignment to someday enable the long requested cut, copy, and paste functionality in the iPhone OS, Proximi's MagicPad has decided to take multi-touch into their own hands, and provided something far more than what they describe as a proof of concept: a rich text editor which, a few limitations aside, brings Apple's OS future very much into the App Store present.

Text Selection

Apple provides a user experience for insertion point placement that involves tapping and holding your finger down until a magnifying loupe pops up and lets you more accurately position the curser. To zoom in on a photo or fill the screen with a web element, Apple gives you the double tap. Many have wondered what an interface for text selection (the pre-requisite for Rich Text formatting and cut, copy, and paste) could or would look like -- and some have even wondered if getting it "right" was what was delaying the functionality.

MagicPad combined the insertion point placement tap-and-hold with the zoom double-tap, to text select via double-tap-and-hold. And while it may not be what Apple will ultimately term "right", could it be "right now"?

Read on to find out!

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6 years ago

2.0.1 'Fixes' Biggest 'Bug' of all: Jailbreak and Unlock

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2.0.1 'Fixes' Biggest 'Bug' of all: Jailbreak and Unlock

While most of us have installed the 2.0.1 update (or, ahem, are still waiting for a backup we started last night to finish so we can install it), there's a key group of folks that should stay away: Jailbreakers and unlockers. As is always the case when a new update comes out, our advice to these users is to wait and see how the iPhone hacking community responds. Right now, according to iphone-dev , they appear to be responding with a teensy bit of bravado:

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6 years ago

Jobs: Mistake to Launch MobileMe on July 11

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Jobs: Mistake to Launch MobileMe on July 11

While David G. seems to have forgotten his pledge to update us on MobileMe's status late last week, following what can only be called a disasterous launch, Steve Jobs seems to have just dropped the BOOM! on MobileMe's status within Apple.

Ars Technica claims to have seen an email sent out late last night in which Jobs admits:

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6 years ago

iPhone Firmware 2.0.1 "Bug Fixes" Live!

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iPhone Firmware 2.0.1 "Bug Fixes" Live!

Fire up iTunes, hit the Update button, and BOOM! 2.0.1 is live and in prime time. Actually, in 250MB of what Apple's always super-verbose product details says "includes: big fixes".

I'm downloading it as I type this, but Engadget's already gotten their mitts on it, and say things feel snappier.

Have you gotten it yet? Getting it now? Gonna wait and look for error reports first?

Whenever you get your 2.0.1 on, please drop us a note and let us know how it's working (or not!) for you.

And Apple -- thanks much! Now about that 2.1...

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6 years ago

Colorware Customizes Colors For iPhone 3G

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Colorware Customizes Colors For iPhone 3G

Bummed out that the (PRODUCT)Red iPhone never came out? Regret your White iPhone? Wondering how to turn your iPhone 3G, let's say, blue? Well Colorware, the electronics color customization company, has just announced that they are going to be lending their amazing talents to the iPhone 3G.

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6 years ago

Apple's 10 Mil... er... 40 Million iPhone March

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Apple's 10 Mil... er... 40 Million iPhone March

Michael Arrington over on TechCrunch turns his attention to how the iPhone production numbers crunch, and comes back with:

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6 years ago

iPhone Gaming Roundup: Carmack Redux, Power, and Online Play

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iPhone Gaming Roundup: Carmack Redux, Power, and Online Play

You know, you know: the iPhone ranks up there with the PSP for sheer gaming power, heck John Carmack has said it could even be in the same category as the PS2 or the Xbox. Carmack speaks out on the iPhone often enough that TiPb seems to have a full-on crush on the guy. One tidbit that we missed during his last talk comes to us via Apple Insider and it puts our pie-in-the-sky gaming hopes in the proper context:

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6 years ago

iPhone 2.0h-Nos: Microsoft 10K Filing Shows Concern Over Apple Market Growth

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iPhone 2.0h-Nos: Microsoft 10K Filing Shows Concern Over Apple Market Growth

Microsoft's most recent 10K filing with the SEC gives every indication you-know-who may be bringing them some future pain:

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6 years ago

Lightning Review: Epocrates RX

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Lightning Review: Epocrates RX

Today's lightning review: Epocrates Rx, available for free in the App Store. For writing the review, Libuff gets a 25% off coupon to the iPhone Blog Store. A review of a medical app from a genuine paramedic: Epic Win! Interested in getting your own coupon? Read the details on how your own Lightning Review could do just that!

Epocrates is the iPhone version of the famous drug reference software which is available on nearly all portable devices. from Palm to Blackberry to Windows Mobile and now to iPhone. This application is not for just the professional, although most of the information would be over the head of the non-medical professional types. This product is FREE, however an online registration is required, but also FREE. You can register here.

I work as a Paramedic, and as such, drug reference material is very important. We are quite often confronted with a myriad of medications which even the most experienced pharmacists have yet to hear about. Because of the ever expanding amount of medications out there, it becomes important to have dynamic drug references.

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6 years ago

iPhone Nano Rumors Will Never Die...

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iPhone Nano Rumors Will Never Die...

...Just multiply! So says MacRumors, gossiping this time about a UK report that has Apple launching an iPhone Nano just in time for the holidays. But is anyone buying what the DailyMail is cooking?

Nope. Not even on coupon night. Though MacRumors does state the more sensical:

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6 years ago

In the Forums: How to Swap out Your Broken iPhone at an Apple Store

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In the Forums: How to Swap out Your Broken iPhone at an Apple Store

Have you checked out our forums lately? The community is growing and the commentary is getting better and better each day. Unconvinced? I’ll bring out a thread, a post, a topic, or a comment directly from the forums and post it on TiPb’s front page every week to prove it to you. We here at TiPb love the interplay, quid pro quo, repartee with our readers, so step up your creativity and tighten up your diction, you could be next!

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6 years ago

This Week in Smartphone Schadenfreude, August 2nd Edition

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This Week in Smartphone Schadenfreude, August 2nd Edition

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: Bold, Bull. Bull, Bold. WinMob Can't Count to 20, and Colligan Loves the iPhone

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