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5 years ago

Poll: Would You Give Up Using Your iPhone in the Car for Increased Safety?

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Poll: Would You Give Up Using Your iPhone in the Car for Increased Safety?

Our sibling site, TreoCentral.com, reminds us about the NY Times report that even hands-free cell phone (including iPhone) use while driving radically increases the risk of accidents:

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5 years ago

The Competition: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5

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The Competition: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5

Check out the video over at WMExperts (via PocketNow). Never mind that it's Windows Mobile 6.5 rather than the still-in-the-desert Windows Mobile 7 -- that words like "finger-friendlier" are being used in 2009 sends us into sympathetic collective apoplexy. Yet our ever brave sibling site holds to hope and we wish them well, 'cause we might see iPhone 4.0 sneak-previewed by the time this ships...

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5 years ago

Quick App: BargainBin App Store Price Watcher with Push Notification

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Quick App: BargainBin App Store Price Watcher with Push Notification

BargainBin [Free - iTunes link] keeps an eye on App Store apps and lets you know about sales and price drops. So, if there's an app out there you're waiting to try, but are watching your budget, this might be a way to keep track of any discounts coming your way. With push notification, you'll also know quickly when to pounce on the right deal.

If you give it a try, let us know how it works for you!

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5 years ago

Deposit Checks Via iPhone Photos

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Deposit Checks Via iPhone Photos

So you'd like to have the convienence of depositing your hard earned work check straight from your iPhone into your bank, no matter where you are? Well, there will soon be an app for that - USAA - a very small bank/insurance company is in the process of updating their current app.

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5 years ago

Google to Launch Google Voice on iPhone as WebApp

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Google to Launch Google Voice on iPhone as WebApp

Google's own Google Voice app for the iPhone was infamously rejected from the iTunes App Store, so what's the world's leading Web 2.0 giant going to do about it? Release Google Voice as a WebApp targeted at the iPhone's advanced Mobile Safari web browser, of course!

According to David Pogue of the NY Times, much as they did with Google Latitude when that application was similarly denied entry into the App Store, Google's river is finding a way around Apple's rock:

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5 years ago

Is It Time for an Open Letter from Steve Jobs on the App Store?

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5 years ago

Rogers Canada Website Leaks 8GB iPhone 3GS?

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Rogers Canada Website Leaks 8GB iPhone 3GS?

Once again Canada's Rogers looks to be the source of a leak surrounding an upcoming 8GB iPhone 3GS, which -- if true -- would bring Apple's latest hardware down to the budget smartphone price point of $99.

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5 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 9 August 2009

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 9 August 2009

Who says August is a slow news month?

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5 years ago

App Review: Navigon MobileNavigator North America for iPhone

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App Review: Navigon MobileNavigator North America for iPhone

(Navigon Mobile Navigator for iPhone Forum Review by cjvitek For more Forum Reviews, see the TiPb iPhone App Store Forum Review Index!)

MobileNavigator North America [$69.99 - iTunes link], by Navigon, is the second GPS TBT app I examined. This one requires you to download all the maps in advance (1.5 GB for the US version, 1.67 for the European version) so make sure you have space on your iPhone. The advantage of this is that you can get GPS directions even if you do not have an AT&T signal. In addition, the actual “routing” process seems a little faster since it is not downloading directions OTA.

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5 years ago

TiPb Back-to-School Picks - GPA+, EleMints, Wikipanion, Appigo Todo, Cocktails+, ACT MATH Foundation, iHomework, GRE Connect, iStudiez Pro, QuickOffice, reQall

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TiPb Back-to-School Picks - GPA+, EleMints, Wikipanion, Appigo Todo, Cocktails+, ACT MATH Foundation, iHomework, GRE Connect, iStudiez Pro, QuickOffice, reQall

Every week a few of us from team TiPb, bloggers and forum crew alike, will bring you our current favorite, funnest, most useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they're iPhone (or iPod touch) related, they're fair game.

So who's on deck this week and what are our picks? Find out after the break!

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5 years ago

iTunes 9 to Add iPhone App Organizer, Blu-Ray?

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iTunes 9 to Add iPhone App Organizer, Blu-Ray?

BGR reports a source saying Apple is readying iTunes 9, which will include support for visually organizing apps on the iPhone, and for playing back Blu-Ray media.

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5 years ago

GeekBrief.tv Roundup: Control iPhone with WiiMote, Record and Upload Video to Ustream, Tom Tom Car Kit Priced in UK

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5 years ago

UPDATED: Quick App: GPush iPhone Push Notifications for Gmail

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UPDATED: Quick App: GPush iPhone Push Notifications for Gmail

UPDATE 2: GPush's developers posted in the comments with the following info:

On Saturday August 8, 2009 GPush made it into the App store. We are currently experiencing a server issue and have temporarily pulled the app from the store while we work on the problem. This is an issue with our servers not the application and we will not need to go through the approval process again. If you have already downloaded the application, please know we are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

UPDATE: According to the developers on Twitter:

GPush made it to the App Store, we are aware of a server issue & we temporarily pulled the App off the store while we work on the servers

ORIGINAL: GPush [$0.99 - iTunes link] provides a work-around for Gmail push notifications for iPhone 3.0 users. GPush is not an email client in its own right; it serves only to notify a user via sound/vibrate, text alert pop-up, and/or numerical badge, but the user still has to manually launch the iPhone's built-in Mail app to actually download and interact with the email.

We've only had a chance to try it very briefly, but it worked well, notifying us incoming GMail messages very quickly. Job. Done.

Unlike Boxcar, for example, which provides similar intermediary push notification for Twitter clients, GPush doesn't have the option to automatically launch Mail when you get an alert (only an "okay" button, not a "view" button). We also couldn't get it to work with Google Accounts, the paid version of Gmail that uses custom domain names. (GPush makes no mention of Google Accounts support, but if it occurred to us to try it, we figured it would occur to readers as well).

Lastly, GPush keeps asking to know our location. Why does it need that information? (Update: per the developes

All in all, GPush does exactly what it claims to -- it provides near instant notification for Gmail for iPhone users. Until Google adds Gmail to Google Sync, or Apple and Google get off their duffs and build IMAP IDLE into the Mail App proper, if you want "push" Gmail on your iPhone, check out GPush and let us know what you think.

More pics after the break!

[Thanks John-Fox for the tip!]

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5 years ago

Follow Friday: Keep Current with TiPb and the iPhone via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or RSS!

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Follow Friday: Keep Current with TiPb and the iPhone via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or RSS!

In addition to our main iPhone blog, iPhone forums, and iPhone Live! podcasts, there's a number of other ways you can follow TiPb and get all the latest iPhone news, reviews, and how-tos:

Twitter

You can follow our feed via @theiphoneblog on Twitter, and keep up with our staff including @reneritchie, @backlon (Dieter), @iChadman, and @JFSikora (Jeremy).

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5 years ago

Blue Skies: iPhone 3GS-Specific Apps Start to Land in App Store

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Blue Skies: iPhone 3GS-Specific Apps Start to Land in App Store

Blue Skies [iTunes Link] is one of the first notable iPhone 3GS-specific applications to hit Apple's App Store, and at a great low introductory price of $0.99.

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