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The iPhone Blog Week in Review for January 12, 2009

Every week I will be bringing you what I think are the week’s biggest stories and articles. Let’s get started, after the break!TiPb at Macworld!

There is a LOT of content from Macworld this year! From photos to news, there is just too much to post here for a round-up. Instead, check our our tag for Macworld 2009 here. In the meantime, checkout our liveblog of the event!

iTunes goes DRM free!

Ah, the moment many of us have been waiting for; DRM free songs and music videos on iTunes. Of course, for me this is a little too late. When I had a PSP, this would have been really useful. But now, with the iPhone and iPod Touch, it doesn't really matter to me anymore. What do you guys think? Are you putting your music and videos on other devices outside of the Apple ecosystem? Look forward to a post very soon about upgrading your library to iTunes+!

Finally, I can download songs over Wi-Fi, 3G and EDGE!

There have been time, albeit not many, but times none-the-less where I wanted to download a song into my iTunes library over the air (OTA). Now, I can with Macworld's recent announcement of OTA downloads. My biggest issue with this now is that I would prefer to keep my 128kps encoding, 256kps makes the files just too big! Apple, give me an option! So, instead I am working on an Automator workflow to auto-convert my songs when they are synced over.

iPhoto '09 "Video" slideshows come to iPhone

That is right! Now those killer slideshows you create in iPhone '09 now can sync over to iPhone. That is cool! These slideshows are cool!

iPhone 101: adding an appointment

What is that you say? You don't use the calendar on the iPhone? Well have no fear, here is the latest in our iPhone 101 series: Add a Calendar Appointment.

Review: Smartphone Experts Screen Protectors

Brian tells us what he things of Smartphone Experts iPhone screen protectors. Read on to see what he thinks!

Palm announces "Palm Pre", yess, like "tree"

I love Palm almost as much as I love Apple. But I have to admit, I am a bit disappointed of the blatant rip offs the iPhone Slider, err, I mean Palm Pre makes. Multi-touch, GPS, 8GB, proximity sensor, accelerometer, hmm, sound familiar?

Next gen of iPhones to be super-duper fast?

Well, that is what the Internets are a' sayin'! iPhone 3.0 will support Quad-Core Processors are on their way! What does this mean? Well, it means wicked fast HD capable iPhones! Not to mention what it will mean for iPhone gaming...

iPhone 101: Emailing photos

Ever want to send that killer pic you just took? Well look no further than our recent how to. Looking for more iPhone 101? Click here for more articles!

Review: Case-Mate Hipster

Looking for a new hip case for your iPhone 3G? Take a look at the hipster from case-Mate! I liked it, you might too!

Confrimed: iPhone life-cycle is June-ish?

Well, Phil Schiller let the cat out of the preverbal bag by telling David Pogue that the iPhone timeline is in June for any announcements. Wow, didn't know that...

iPhone 101: Email as MMS!

Well it is not MMS, but you can send it as MMS. Jeremy tells us here, very clever! Read more iPhone 101 articles here!

Rumor: AT&T considering $10 tethering plan?

Oh man, I really hope this is true! If it is, sign me up! This is much more agreeable compared to the rumored price os $30 a month! This will be so helpful for me when I am not near Wi-Fi (which believe it or not, is quite often! Not all of us live in San Francisco or New York City!).

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Chad Garrett

Software trainer, blogger and mobile technology enthusiast living in the suburban Midwest.

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The iPhone Blog Week in Review for January 12, 2009


Guess i'm alone in this
but I saw some clips of the Pre in action all i have to say is WOW.... very impressive I would really LOVE to have that nice message notification feature on iphone

You are not alone on this, the Pre is cool. I am a total fan of Palm. When they cancelled the Foleo, I was so made, I went Apple all the way.
Before getting an iPhone I thought it would fail due to the lack of a physical keyboard... oops, buys I was wrong :-)

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