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6 years ago

WWDC 2008 Live Meta Blog

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WWDC 2008 Live Meta Blog

Looks like we're having load issues from all the traffic. We're working it, bear with us! A reminder - no need to refresh this page, the widget updates automatically.

As promised, we'll be starting up our MetaLiveBlog in just over an hour. We'll be tracking all them other live blogs and posting updates and our thoughts and commentary real time. A few seconds behind, but way ahead in pithy commentary, eh? We should have one or two quick posts up before the excitement begins, but we'll move this post back up to the top when it all gets going. Keep an eye out (like you needed us to tell you that).

We're using the fancy widget above, so no need to refresh the page to get the updates. You can also submit your own comments and thoughts with the widget above and we can publish them as things get going.

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6 years ago

Apple Store Down! Apple Store Down!

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Apple Store Down! Apple Store Down!

We repeat, this is not a drill! The Apple Store is Down! Reports are flooding in from all over the globe... Details are sketchy but authorities urge everyone to stay calm and proceed to TiPb where live meta-blog coverage of Steve Jobs' WWDC 2008 Keynote will begin soon.

Now find your loved ones. Cling to them. And hold to hope. The Apple Store WILL be back. And it will once again restore your childlike sense of wonder.

Boom-time approaches people...

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6 years ago

Attack of the iClones: RIM and Samsung Double-Team Clonetacular Edition

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Attack of the iClones: RIM and Samsung Double-Team Clonetacular Edition

Pop Quiz: You're the brain trust up at RIM and Samsung. You know that Apple might just be dropping something hawt today, and last time they did that they set your profitable if complacent industry on its ear, and your execs scrambling to clone catch up. So, your on the precipice of the WWDC 2008 Steve Jobs Keynote -- the only thing anyone has been talking about of late -- what do you do?

If you answered stay quiet and wait for the hype to pass, you're now officially smarter than either RIM or Samsung. Absent something innovative and decidedly non-Apple of their own to announce, better not to announce anything at all.

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6 years ago

WWDC Update: New Apple Store Signs and the Firmware's All Primed?

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WWDC Update: New Apple Store Signs and the Firmware's All Primed?

First up, Engadget reportedly got their techie mitts on a leaked version of the iPhone's (final?) 2.0 firmware and are kind enough to share the following juice details:

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6 years ago

SlingPlayer Mobile for the iPhone!

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SlingPlayer Mobile for the iPhone!

WWDC hasn't even started yet and the news is already getting crazy. Sling Media, the creator of the Slingbox, is developing an iPhone version of SlingPlayer Mobile that'll allow your iPhone to stream media via your Slingbox.

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6 years ago

This Week in Smartphone Schadenfreude, June 7th Edition

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This Week in Smartphone Schadenfreude, June 7th 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!

In this week's edition: Nothing. Seriously. It's like there's some event on Monday that's blotted out the smartphone sun...

(Okay, fine, maybe there's some small something or other we can dig up. Hit the read link...)

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6 years ago

Roundup: Apps Aplenty, Games Galore, & Loose Ends

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Roundup: Apps Aplenty, Games Galore, & Loose Ends

Before we hit the sure-to-be-craziness of WWDC, TiPb has some definite house cleaning to do. Meaning lucky for you readers, more roundups! With Rene handling every roundup possible for the iPhone 3G and beyond I thought it'd be a great time to focus on the device we've all been unconsciously neglecting: the iPhone!

Every few weeks, I'll present you with a quick list of web apps, native apps, and games that should tie up any loose ends that we might have missed. Click on each link to learn more about the program and be sure to mention your experience in the comments or forums. Before we start, with the iPhone 3G just mere days away, make sure you participate in TiPb's Wait-A-Thon-Tastic and give yourself a chance to win a FREE iPhone 3G!

Read on for the Rest of the Software Roundup!

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6 years ago

Game Preview: Wingnuts Moto Racer

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Game Preview: Wingnuts Moto Racer

Freeverse Software, one of those Mac game developers still kickin', has developed a racing game called Wingnuts Moto Racer for the iPhone. Freeverse is known for their bizarre, offbeat games that appeal to those looking for a hilarious joyride.

As such, they would have loved to give you a preview of the game but due to their NDA they're forced to edit some portions of their preview detailing the specifics of the game.

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6 years ago

WWDC Update: 3G Pics Smashed, Unboxing Trashed, Yeahbuwhat Flash? and Apple Wants Cash?

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WWDC Update: 3G Pics Smashed, Unboxing Trashed, Yeahbuwhat Flash? and Apple Wants Cash?

Honestly, its like one of those TV cop shows where the tip lines are finally thrown wide open and everyone and their alien-proof tinfoil hat starts flooding with the calls...

First up is Engadget bringing word that the Australian NDA box and the Gizmodo iPhone (Red) and related images mentioned previously are, to quote Elaine from Seinfeld: "Fake, fake, fake... fake..."

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6 years ago

Ubisoft to develop games for iPhone

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Ubisoft to develop games for iPhone

Ubisoft, the publisher of game series such as Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, and Prince of Persia, is reportedly very interested in developing games for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Pauline Jacquey, Executive Producer of Ubisoft's "Games for Everyone" recently said,

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6 years ago

A Look Inside the iPhone 3G Crystal Ball! Countdown to WWDC Predictions

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A Look Inside the iPhone 3G Crystal Ball! Countdown to WWDC Predictions

Monday we asked you "What's the iPhone 3G Chip and When Will it Ship?". Tuesday it was "What is the iPhone 3G Going to Look Like?". Wednesday brought "What Surprises Will There Be in the iPhone 2.0 Software & Services?". Thursday questioned "What 3rd Party iPhone SDK Apps Will Be Available Launch Day?" Friday we ended with "What Will the iPhone 3G's Hardware Features Be?"

Now we're done with the HUGE roundups. The epic's over. And it's time to be honest here: roughly 0.01 seconds after Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from his pocket back at Macworld 2007, and it was us at TiPb who put aside our childlike sense of wonder long enough think: "Nice! What's the next gen going to be like?" And we've been thinking about it ever since!

Complementary, contradictory, obvious, confusing, all but confirmed or from left field via outer space, the rumors have flooded the internet and we've done our best to keep track of them all.

Just two days from today Steve Jobs takes Moscone Center stage for the sold-out WWDC keynote, and according to everyone and their newsfeed, announces the iPhone 3G. In eager anticipation, every day this week, TiPb asked you to tell us what you think the next generation iPhone will be, from 3G to GPS, release dates to price points, colors to casings, 2.0 software to .Mac .Me services.

Now it's TiPb's turn.

So come on, let's get in on!

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6 years ago

iPhone 3G Leaked Pictures: Video Conferencing !?

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iPhone 3G Leaked Pictures: Video Conferencing !?

Another day, another leaked picture.  These pictures add another layer to the already interesting pie that is the iPhone 3G. The leaked images show that there will be a front facing camera used for video conferencing on the iPhone. iPhone-to-iPhone video calls would be made possible with the 3G network while iPhone-to-iChat video conferencing will require WiFi.

As the images say, "The video calling revolution has begun".

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6 years ago

Apple Anoints New "Dear Leader" of iPhone Software

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Apple Anoints New "Dear Leader" of iPhone Software

On the eve of WWDC, Apple Benevolent Dictator Steven P. Jobs has anointed a new iPhone Software Development executive, Scott Forstall:

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6 years ago

iCall for iPhone: Switch to VoIP Mid-Call

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iCall for iPhone: Switch to VoIP Mid-Call

A VoIP company called iCall has developed a program for the iPhone that enables seamless switching of calls from GSM to WiFi. Meaning: iCall will prompt you to switch your phone calls, mid-call, to WiFi so you don't waste your minutes. Meaning: It's Free! Though the desktop version of iCall is only available for Windows (Mac Support is on the way) this will probably be one of the more useful VoIP clients for the iPhone.

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6 years ago

Carrier Update: AT&T Sold Out, O2 Giving Them Out, & Telecom Italia Ready to Shout?

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Carrier Update: AT&T Sold Out, O2 Giving Them Out, & Telecom Italia Ready to Shout?

Another round of pre-WWDC mayhem:

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