Bell Mobility has just announced that their new GSM/HSPA network, shared with previously-CDMA frenemy Telus, has gone live! What does that mean? Yesterday, Rogers and their Fido subsidiary were the only place to go for Apple's iPhone (or a BlackBerry Bold if that's how you roll). Today -- technically as soon as Telus announces -- you have your choice of 3.5 carriers (Fido is still Rogers).
Apple has just announced that there are now, officially, over 100,000 iPhone and iPod touch apps in the iTunes App Store:
“The App Store, now with over 100,000 applications available, is clearly a major differentiator for millions of iPhone and iPod touch customers around the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The iPhone SDK created the first great platform for mobile applications and our customers are loving all of the amazing apps our developers are creating.”
Squarespace [Free - iTunes link] is a brand new app that lets you administer your Squarespace web site -- at least the blogging aspects -- right from your iPhone and iPod touch.
The innovative hosted content-management system has become the darling of the technorati due to its robust online management tools and ability to scale to handle huge spikes in traffic (i.e. Digg effect). The app features:
Verizon's "Map for That" ad was witty and kicked AT&T right where it hurt most -- right in the network. AT&T, naturally, didn't find it so amusing and has now decided to take Verizon to court. Engadget has been covering (and updating the coverage) today, and here's where it stands:
Ever wanted to know how to change the icons of a particularly ugly app? Well, if you're Jailbroken and have SSH access you're in luck! Resident theming genius, Ally (iMuggle on TiPb Forums and in the ">Twitter) has begun collecting her excellent tutorials into one easy to browse place. Here's a sample:
http://www.ifoapplestore.com/">AppleInsider has a great, exclusive look from ifoAppleStore at the new iPod touch-based EasyPay system Apple Retail Stores are set to roll out, replacing their old WindowsCE gear.
Those who have seen the system for processing credit card, debit card and cash purchases, dubbed "EasyPay touch," said it combines iPod touch features with a magnetic stripe reader, advanced barcode scanner and Apple-written software to speed plastic and cash transactions.
The Plantronics BackBeat 903 Wireless Headphones [$89.95 - iMore Store link] feature Altec Lansing sound technology for rich, full-spectrum stereo music and dual-mic AudioIQ noisecanceling technology for exceptional call clarity.
The Plantronics BackBeat Headphones let you enhance your music using the bass-boost feature or conveniently hear your surroundings with a quick tap of the OpenMic button.
Adjustable and flexible for all-day wearing comfort, the headphones quickly fold up and slip into your pocket or bag.
Adobe's getting snarky over the continued absence of Flash on the iPhone, now presenting users with the above message which reads:
Flash Player not available for your device. Apple restricts use of technologies required by products like Flash Player. Until Apple eliminates these restrictions, Adobe cannot provide Flash Player for the iPhone or iPod Touch (sic).
Fair enough. Apple doesn't allow code interpreters like Flash, Java, SilverLight, etc. on the iPhone. Even Apple's own media plugin, QuickTime, doesn't run inline on websites but rather launches a separate player app to show videos.
For those of you who have been patiently waiting to unlock your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS currently on the 3.1.2 software, today is your lucky sn0w day as blacksn0w has been released one day ahead of schedule. It was just 3 days ago that iPhone hacker, George Hotz, announced via his Twitter account that he had found an exploit to unlock any iPhone with the 5.11.77 radio baseband.
We've warned you previously about some of the security vulnerabilities that come with jailbreaking your iPhone. Turns out a Dutch hacker has gone and made a point to a countless number of jailbroken devices by using a port scanning technique along with some networking smarts. Then after he gained access to the jailbroken iPhones the rest was easy. All of the devices that were hacked had unchanged root passwords along with SSH enabled. You'd know if you were hacked if the following message popped up on your screen: