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6 years ago

iCrossword, Native App

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iCrossword, Native App

I'm going to come right out and say it: I hate Sudoku. Don't get me wrong, I can do Sudoku puzzles and I even know some of the tricks and (god help me) the terminology for the various combinations of empty boxes. But it's not my bag, my bag is crossword puzzles. So seeing this pop up inside installer.app is welcome.

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6 years ago

LOL Cats Come to iPhone

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LOL Cats Come to iPhone

You already know that the iPhone offers up the real internet, not the "Watered-down, Mobile Version, kinda sorta looks like the internet, internet." What you may not have realized is that the "real internet" basically consists of 3 parts:

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6 years ago

How To: Get Photo Speed Dial on the iPhone

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How To: Get Photo Speed Dial on the iPhone

My favorite innovation on the Treo 700w was touchscreen photo speed dial. Instead of a list of names, you have a grid of faces you can tap to call. The iPhone, mysteriously, doesn't take advantage of its gigantic and gorgeous screen to do the same. That's a pity, too, because I can recognize the face of the person I want to call much more quickly than I can their name.

No More!

Step 1: Make a bunch of thumbnails of the faces of your favorite contacts. Upload them to a server (or Flickr, or wherever) and copy their image addresses.

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6 years ago

Unlocked iPhones: Over a Million of Them?

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Unlocked iPhones: Over a Million of Them?

There's a lot of talk today (here and here for starters) about the iPhone's sales numbers from Apple's quarterly conference call and how they didn't match up with AT&T's numbers from their conference call. The gist is that Apple sold 3.7 million iPhones and AT&T had about 2 million iPhone subscribers. So where are the rest?

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6 years ago

iPhone Jailbreak 1.1.3

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iPhone Jailbreak 1.1.3

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6 years ago

Arrrested? Better Hope Your iPhone is Locked.

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Arrrested? Better Hope Your iPhone is Locked.

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6 years ago

Hit Me On My iPhone

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Hit Me On My iPhone

Music by Pete Miser. Video put together by Meritt Duff. Found by TUAW and Merlyn. Desire to write songs and videos about a cell phone by Apple, of course.

Mr. iPhone demo used to creep me out, but now I think I have a crush on him.

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6 years ago

Add Phone different to your Home Screen!

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Add Phone different to your Home Screen!

Thanks to this excellent how-to and a surprisingly little time with Photoshop, we now have our very own custom Home Screen Icon for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. If you're here with your version 1.1.3 iPhone (or iPod Touch with the $20 upgrade), just click that "plus button" at the bottom and add us to your Home Screen. The iPhone's bookmark tool is even smart enough to grab the first two words from our title - "iPhone News," which seems like a pretty good indication of what you'll find when you tappy tappy that little icon.

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6 years ago

Voice Dial, Home Screen Dial on your iPhone

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Voice Dial, Home Screen Dial on your iPhone

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6 years ago

Apple's Best Quarter Ever

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Apple's Best Quarter Ever

If you hadn't heard, Apple was the lone bright point in a sea of bad financial news yesterday1. Their last quarter was stupendous. revenue grew 35% year over year, total profit grew about the same amount. Apple's profit margin even grew by a couple of ticks. They're earning more revenue than ever and they're making more profit off of that revenue than ever:

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6 years ago

Can't sleep? Turn off your iPhone

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Can't sleep? Turn off your iPhone

I spend a healthy portion of my time at Macworld doing the following:

  1. Thinking about Google's fixation on the iPhone and
  2. Looking for a really good iPhone dock / Alarm clock.

...Keeping the iPhone in a dock by your bed seems like a no-brainer - charges it up, lets you play a song from your library to wake you up, maybe even lets you catch a quick movie before you fall asleep. Right? Apparently it does all of those things except the last part - the falling asleep part:

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6 years ago

Apple Loses a Co-Defendant, Fights on for Visual Voicemail

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Apple Loses a Co-Defendant, Fights on for Visual Voicemail

We already mentioned that Klausner is suing Apple over Visual Voicemail, to the tune of $360 million. Turns out there were plenty of other folks in on that suit - AT&T, Comcast, the list goes on. Well drop one off that list, SimulScribe. SimulScribe is basically the super-voicemail system for the non-iPhone set: offering both transcribed voicemails and something exactly like the iPhone's Visual Voicemail (SimulSays). Well they've dropped out of the case and settled with Klausner.

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6 years ago

Google's iPhone fixation

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Google's iPhone fixation

One of the most interesting stories at Macworld hasn't gotten a lot of attention in the larger press - namely that Google was around at Macworld a lot more than most people realize. It's not just that they have a medium-sized booth featuring both their Mac products and new iPhone-compatible web offerings. No, the real story about Google at Macworld is that it's very clear that Google has the iPhone on their collective mind in a big, big way.

Google's services will continue to be great on the iPhone even after their Android OS hits the market. Read on to find out why!

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6 years ago

Firmware 1.1.3 Unbricks iPhones, is also Jailbroken

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Firmware 1.1.3 Unbricks iPhones, is also Jailbroken

Here's some good 1.1.3 news, two pieces of it. Piece one is that 1.1.3 looks to be pretty comprehensive in how much of the firmware is re-written. Which is to say that it seems to overwrite some of the nasty bits that could have been corrupted with a bad AnySIM unlock. If you have an iPhone that's inoperative, it's worth a shot to apply the 1.1.3 patch. Sure, you'll be stuck back on AT&T again, but at least the thing will be functional:

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6 years ago

Voodoo your iPhone to Increase Speaker Volume?

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