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4 years ago

Quick App 3.0: G-Map East and West Now Feature Turn-by-Turn, Voice-Guided Navigation

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Quick App 3.0: G-Map East and West Now Feature Turn-by-Turn, Voice-Guided Navigation

G-Map from XRoad sent us a postcard from their drive up highway 3.0 and let us know they've come back with great new features like real-time voice guidance and turn-by-turn arrows.

And as always, since G-Map 1.3.1 downloads its maps to your iPhone, you don't need a data or Wi-Fi connection to use them, which comes in handy when in-between cities and off the grid.

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4 years ago

Quick App: Prowl Provides Push Notification for Growl on iPhone

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Quick App: Prowl Provides Push Notification for Growl on iPhone

Prowl ($2.99 - iTunes link) sends Growl alerts to your iPhone via Push Notification. That's right, duck and cover, we've just found the nu-cu-lar option.

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4 years ago

Does the iPhone Need a Hardware Keyboard?

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Does the iPhone Need a Hardware Keyboard?

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone back at Macworld 2007, he prefaced the introduction by saying what was wrong with current not-so-smartphones -- the hardware keyboard. They don't go away when you don't need them. They don't change if you switch from text entry to bitmap editing, for example, And if you come up with a great idea later, you can't go back an add an extra button.

Now it's 2009 and Apple has released the iPhone 3GS, yet many people, including notable technologists, have called the lack of a physical keyboard a deal-breaker.

Is it? Let's take a look after the break.

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4 years ago

Updated: Ultrasn0w, Redsn0w, and Winterboard Get iPhone 3GS Compatible

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Updated: Ultrasn0w, Redsn0w, and Winterboard Get iPhone 3GS Compatible

Three of the most popular tools on the scene have been updated to be fully compatible with the iPhone 3GS: The Dev Teams software unlock - ultrasn0w, their jailbreak software - redsn0w (via torrent for Windows, Mac, Linux), and saurik's popular iPhone theming tool, Winterboard (via Cydia).

Two hours ago saurik twittered the following:

The newly released 0.9.2958 versions of MobileSubstrate and WinterBoard (upgraded to support ARM7/Thumb2) should now work on the iPhone 3GS

That was followed by a quick tweet from the Dev Team:

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4 years ago

Jailbreak Users Still Have Problems with Push Notification?

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Jailbreak Users Still Have Problems with Push Notification?

Since the iPhone 3.0 Jailbreak has become available, and now with both purplera1n and redsn0w coming on line with iPhone 3GS Jailbreak solutions, we've heard rumblings about problems with Push Notifications not working, or not working properly.

The Dev Team has noted this:

we have some remaining 3.0 jailbreak issues to investigate, including push notification

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4 years ago

More Than One New iPhone Next Year? Spotlight Search, Push Apps, and iPhone Help -- From the TiPb Forums

More Than One New iPhone Next Year? Spotlight Search, Push Apps, and iPhone Help -- From the TiPb Forums

It’s that time again — time for us to pick out some of the hot topics on TiPb’s forums. In order for you to reply to any of the following threads please be sure to register. It’s a painless process that will only take a moment of your time.

Forum regular, Duvi, started an interesting poll recently, does anyone believe there will be more than one iPhone next year? My personal feeling is we will be seeing a similar situation as we did this past June 19th. One new iPhone with the 3GS possibly sticking around at a lower price. Thoughts?

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4 years ago

iPhone App Store Gets Ready to Celebrate 1st Birthday

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iPhone App Store Gets Ready to Celebrate 1st Birthday

Apple's iTunes App Store launched on July 11, 2008 alongside the iPhone 3G and iPhone 2.0. Now, just a few days shy of its first birthday, iTunes is getting ready to celebrate by showcasing some of Apple's favorite iPhone (and iPod touch) apps [iTunes link].

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4 years ago

iPhone 3GS Video Recording Technical Breakdown

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iPhone 3GS Video Recording Technical Breakdown

Automatic Filmmaker -- you may remember the from the Technologic Overkill music video filmed entirely with an iPhone 3GS -- have put together a technical breakdown of what they think so far as well a comparison with the Flip MinoHD.

If you've been putting the iPhone 3GS video camera through similar paces, let us know your results as well.

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4 years ago

iPhone Beats Palm Pre at Air Travel?

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iPhone Beats Palm Pre at Air Travel?

iPhone vs. Palm Pre combat and comparison is nothing new, but is smartphones' newest rivalry ready to take to the skies? Ars Technica certainly thinks so:

Ultimately, traveling with the Pre made me want my iPhone back

Though user-changeable, battery life on the Palm Pre was cited as one of the biggest disadvantages, draining rapidly under the onslaught of the famed Synergy and Card systems, and dying in just 30 min. of Sprint TV viewing(?!). Lack of Apps was another.

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4 years ago

Is Your iPhone Battery Life 20% Less With Push Notification?

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Is Your iPhone Battery Life 20% Less With Push Notification?

Back when Apple re-introduced Push Notification at the iPhone 3.0 Sneak Preview Event, Scott Forstall claimed that, unlike background multitasking that could cause an 80% drop in battery life, Push Notification would only cause a 20% drop. While some debated the truth (or truthiness) of his claims, it did set the expectation that users running Push Notification-enabled apps would see lower battery life, and gave an indicator of just how much less.

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