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4 years ago

iTunes Goes Back to the Future with D45s - 2 Songs, 1 Lower Price

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iTunes Goes Back to the Future with D45s - 2 Songs, 1 Lower Price

Apple has just released yet another new pricing model onto the iTunes Music Store: D45s [iTunes link]-- two songs for one lower price ($1.49 to $1.99).

Confession: I'm old enough to remember the original 45s, those lovable little vinyl (Google it!) records with a hit song on one side, and something ranging from awesome to ridiculous on the other.

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4 years ago

Quick App: Boxcar Push Notification for Tweetie and Twitterrific iPhone Twitter Clients

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Quick App: Boxcar Push Notification for Tweetie and Twitterrific iPhone Twitter Clients

Boxcar [$1.99 - iTunes link] is almost more enabler than app. It only does one thing, but thus far it does it very, very well -- it sends Push Notifications for Twitter @mentions and Direct Messages (DMs) that then open in either Tweetie or Twitterrific.

Setup is straight forward; you log into your account through an in-app view of Twitter's website, and authorize Boxcar. You can select whether you want Push Notification for either @mentions, DMs, or both, and which of the aforementioned apps you want to open them in (hopefully support for more options will be forthcoming, such as Tweetdeck, Birdfeed, Twittelator Pro, etc.). You can also choose to automatically tweet them a shout out.

Like all Push-enabled apps, you can exit to the iPhone Settings to turn on or off Sounds, Alert (text boxes), and/or Badges.

That's it. Sit back and enjoy Push Notifications so you can immediately know when anyone talks to or about you on Twitter. Even when you're watching a movie on your iPhone. Or playing a game. Or writing an SMS. Or even taking a phone call -- if anyone still does that...

In other words, it works so well, you may have to learn to better manage your Twitter interruptions.

Now the crux: is a couple of bucks a lot to pay for an app that arguably only extends the usefulness of other apps that you already paid a few bucks (or more) for? Depends on how badly you want Push Notification for Twitter, whether you're willing to wait for full-on Twitter clients to add it themselves (however long that takes), and if you realize a couple of bucks is very little, and partly going to support the developers servers that are handling the Twitter calls and passing them on to Apple's notification servers.

I bought it without a second thought. You'll have to weigh the value (which is more important than cost) yourselves, and let me know what you think in the comments -- or @reneritchie and I'll get it right away via push ;)

More pics after the break!

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4 years ago

Microsoft Office 2010 Online to Work on Safari... How About Mobile Safari for iPhone?

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Microsoft Office 2010 Online to Work on Safari... How About Mobile Safari for iPhone?

As part of their ongoing Office 2010 ramp up, Fortune reports:

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4 years ago

Apple Trumpeting iPhone App Store a Gut Punch to Microsoft and Verizon?

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Apple Trumpeting iPhone App Store a Gut Punch to Microsoft and Verizon?

Was Apple's just released App Store announcement -- and Steve Jobs' remark about how difficult it will be for others to catch up -- conveniently timed to preempt Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference where, according to our sibling site WMExperts, details of Windows Marketplace for Mobiles are emerging?

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4 years ago

App Store One Year Later: 65,000 Apps, 100,000 Developers, 1.5 Billion Downloads

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App Store One Year Later: 65,000 Apps, 100,000 Developers, 1.5 Billion Downloads

Apple announced today that the iTunes App Store, one year post-launch, has served up over 1.5 billion downloads of more than 65,000 apps created by over 100,000 registered developers.

Says Apple CEO, Steve Jobs:

“The App Store is like nothing the industry has ever seen before in both scale and quality. With 1.5 billion apps downloaded, it is going to be very hard for others to catch up.”

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4 years ago

New iPhone 3GS Unlock - Purplesn0w

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New iPhone 3GS Unlock - Purplesn0w

It seems as ifGeorge Hotz has taken it upon himself to create a new iPhone 3GS unlocking solution which he calls purplesn0w. It seems the original iPhone hacker and creator of the jailbreak software purplera1n, was once again not happy with the Dev Teams software, this time it was their unlocking tool, ultrasn0w.

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4 years ago

Tuesday Fright Video: Windows 95 Ported to iPhone

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Tuesday Fright Video: Windows 95 Ported to iPhone

I forget if this brings us 4 minutes to midnight or only 5 on the official app-ocalypse clock, but duck and cover because Windows 95 has been ported to run on an iPhone.

Ish. Gizmodo, via GoodiPhone, has the deets:

The hack makes use of a standard Windows 95 image and the Bochs emulator, though as you can expect, the performance is thoroughly crummy. They're working on getting Windows XP to work too. An abomination, I say.

So say we all.

But hey, at least it wasn't Windows ME...

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4 years ago

Quick App: GoodReader Large PDF, Image, and TXT Viewer for iPhone

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Quick App: GoodReader Large PDF, Image, and TXT Viewer for iPhone

GoodReader [$4.99 - iTunes link], sent to us courtesy of editor emeritus Mike Overbo, is an app to help iPhone and iPod touch users view very large PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format), images, and TXT (plain text) files.

While it can use the built-in iPhone file viewer for Office and iWork, GoodReader has its own, very fast renderer for:

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4 years ago

Is Apple Blocking Push Notification on Jailbroken iPhones?

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Is Apple Blocking Push Notification on Jailbroken iPhones?

148apps posted up a PR from a developer in the Czech Republic that states:

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4 years ago

How to: Search Old MobileMe Mail on the Server

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How to: Search Old MobileMe Mail on the Server

Apple's lone outstretched hand to the social web, the MobileMe News "blog" is back with another helpful hint for users, this time about using iPhone 3.0 to search older email on the server:

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