It's an even bigger podcast than last week, coming in at almost an hour. We talk about some of the ins and outs of the new firmware, the danger to unlockers, rumors of iPhones abroad in Canada and France, the recent rumors of 2nd party apps, widgets and human interface guidelines, and of course the hacked apps. Then, we talk about Jobs and his reality distortion field, and some of the Apple lawsuits out there. And of course, the community gets the final words.
Phone Different Podcast #6 for late October 8, 2007
Introduction. Talking about our recent audio woes that have delayed the last two podcasts. We've both had some problems with Audacity, which is probably overkill for just recording wav/aiff. I'd love to use audio recorder, but performance on PowerPC isn't as good on intel, and our recording tracks get out of sync. We'd be using it with an M-Audio FastTrack type kit. Any suggestions, send us an email, call, or anything.
unlockers: don't update. There needs to be a way to invisibly re-lock your
firmware before you try to update to 1.1.1 if you've unlocked your phone and want to
move to 1.1.1. Best thing is to wait until there's a reliable way to relock firmware,
or just get used to 1.0.2 and don't update.
apple-blessed apps on the way? Lord I hope so. The NES emulator is nice, but touch/tap gameplay is pretty awkward. Would be nice to see the office / productivity apps swell too. Something to replace notes high on my list.
1.1.1 firmware jailbreak, meaning that we'll get 3rd party applications back again soon enough. Note: When I'm talking about ABIs and APIs here, ignore me, I'm woefully wrong. Apple changed the frameworks; that's why third party apps need the recompile.
3rd party ringtones still broken. Apple deliberately hosing everyone else.
Radiohead: In Rainbows.
whatever you want to pay plus a 90¢ administrative fee? something like that. A label's
zunes. Even if
they're an also-ran, they're a dangerous also-ran in the event that Microsoft decides
to dump money behind it. Get Dieter to open up about Windows Mobile some here. Make
him own up to improper use of the word "iphone killer"
Pull 1.1.1? I kind of wish they would have. Not the greatest of updates; the hubbub behind it indicates to me that the price cut and early adopter rebate was a carefully scripted event.
Lawsuit. Dongmei Lee, who wants to be a millionaire. Like the Wash. Judge that sued his
dry cleaners over their ruining his pants.
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