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4 years ago

Fring Brings Video Calls to iPhone

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Fring Brings Video Calls to iPhone

Fring [Free - iTunes link] dropped us a note to let us know that with version 3.0.0.4 -- now in the App Store -- they've delivered on their promise of video calls for the iPhone.

Now, since the iPhone doesn't (yet?) have a front-facing camera, you're limited to seeing the other person on a Skype or Fring Video call using their PC webcam (or Nokia phone -- sigh, jealousy), but it's still a wondrous step towards the future.

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

[Thanks to Icebike for the tip!]

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4 years ago

AT&T and Verizon are Back Again with Two New Commercials

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AT&T and Verizon are Back Again with Two New Commercials

Actor Luke Wilson and AT&T are at it once again and this time they want you to know all about AT&T's rollover minutes. Yes, it is true that AT&T lets you use your unused monthly minutes but keep in mind, they eventually do expire after a year if you do not use them. We do not mean to keep beating the same drum but come on AT&T, quit spending money, time, and effort on these mediocre commercials and spend time on making your network better for everyone.

As AT&T keeps pumping out the commercials Verizon/Motorola are not sitting quietly on the sidelines. They've gone and released another Droid commercial that takes aim at, you guessed it, Apple's iPhone. This latest commercial caters to the male consumers and pretty much paints the iPhone as being nothing more than "pretty". Smart move as the Motorola continues to beat Apple in brand loyalty with males 18 years old and up.

[Thanks to matrix2004 for the tip!]

View the new Droid commercial after the break!

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4 years ago

Crazy Competition Rumor: Secret Google Phone Running Secret Android is Real

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Crazy Competition Rumor: Secret Google Phone Running Secret Android is Real

Gizmodo isn't waiting for the new year to shoot old rumors into the stratosphere, gossiping that the Google Phone (an honest-to-Jobs unique, branded phone by Google) is in a fact a fact, runs the here-to-fore unseen "real" Android (yes, everything from the G1 to the Droid has been running fakety fake fake Android), and is about to flood Google's HQ for testing:

Our best guess is an Android OS with Google Voice at its heart.

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4 years ago

Lumines, BitFlip, Tripit, KENKEN, Pocket Tunes Radio, NetNewsWire -- TiPb Picks of the Week

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Lumines, BitFlip, Tripit, KENKEN, Pocket Tunes Radio, NetNewsWire -- TiPb Picks of the Week

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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4 years ago

Mythical iTablet Competitor CrunchPad Dead Before Arrival

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Mythical iTablet Competitor CrunchPad Dead Before Arrival

Before Google showed off Chrome OS, essentially the Chrome Browser running on top of an ultra-lite Linux Kernal, TechCrunch's Michael Arrington tried to will something very similar into existence -- a capacitive touchscreen CrunchPad tablet that would run Firefox and nothing else.

The rumored price tag rose and "delays" seemed to abound, and now it looks like the little CrunchPad that almost could will never be:

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4 years ago

Amazon Selling 8GB iPod Touch (2nd Generation) for $158.00

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Amazon Selling 8GB iPod Touch (2nd Generation) for $158.00

You already knew TiPb's very own store is having a huge sale today and if that isn't enough, Amazon has an excellent deal on the 2nd generation 8GB iPod touch. For $158 you can nab one with free shipping along with a small bonus of a $5 Amazon MP3 Store credit.

If you spot any other worthy Cyber Monday deals be sure to let us know!

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4 years ago

Gameloft Flip Flops -- Will Develop for iPhone AND Android

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Gameloft Flip Flops -- Will Develop for iPhone AND Android

After making a lot of noise about Android Market not being ready and how they would be scaling back development for the platform, Gameloft has done an about face and looks to be full speed ahead:

Paris – Gameloft®, a world leader in the publishing and development of downloadable video games, plans to launch High Definition games on next generation Android phones like the Motorola Droid and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.

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4 years ago

Yet More CDMA-Compatible (aka Verizon) iPhone Rumors

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Yet More CDMA-Compatible (aka Verizon) iPhone Rumors

Once again Taiwan's DigiTimes is raising chatter about Qualcomm and Apple and CDMA compatible (or CDMA+GSM dual mode) iPhones, which of course brings Verizon screaming back into the rumor-mill.

This time, however, it seems that Qualcomm just really, really wants to work with Apple (who currently use a GSM-only chipset from rival Infineon), and a hybrid CDMA+GSM iPhone might not even be technically possible until 2011. (Though Qualcomm's new chipset reportedly does provide compatibility with the upcoming LTE 4G standard as well, which both AT&T and Verizon will be rolling out... eventually).

So, yeah, very little to see here until we see something real here...

[DigiTimes via AppleInsider]

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4 years ago

Sponsored Post: TiPb Store 2009 Cyber Monday Sale!

Sponsored Post: TiPb Store 2009 Cyber Monday Sale!

Happy Cyber Monday, TiPb-verse! To celebrate the biggest online shopping day of the year, the iPhone blog store is offering a 10% discount on all iPhone and iPod touch accessories -- that includes cases, charges, Bluetooth headsets, stereo headsets, and speakers, chargers and battery packs, and much, much more!

So rev up that internet, hit TiPb store now, and apply your coupon code MONDAYTIPB before midnight PST, Monday Nov. 30, 2009 to get your savings!

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4 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 29 Nov 2009

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 29 Nov 2009

Welcome to the Best of Smartphone Experts, catch-up edition. We've recovered from our tryptophan stupor (yeah, we know it's a myth) and are back with our favorite stories from the network.

Be sure you pay attention tomorrow morning - it's Cyber Monday and there's a 10% off coupon in the offing. Stay Tuned. :)

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