iOS News for iPhone and iPad Owners
App store Month 4: The Beast has Evolved
Its now been just a little over 4 months since the launch of the App Store, and it feels that the platform is starting to reach a new stage of evolution. Here are a few signs of the new world order:
Free and Cheap Is Great for Consumers; for Developers, Not So Good
There are an awful lot of terrific free and inexpensive apps available for downloading from the AppStore and after reading a few recent blogs on pricing at the AppStore, I'm beginning to wonder why that is.
The Search for Google's Mobile Search App with Voice is On
The news broke late last week that Google would launch it's much-anticipated Google Mobile App for iPhone with Voice Search, perhaps on Friday. As of late Sunday afternoon EST the app has yet to debut in the App Store.
Apple Says it's Not Playing Around in the Videogames Market
What do you think? Can the iPhone and iPod Touch compete as gaming platforms with the likes of Sony's hugely popular Playstation Portable or Nintendo's DS? According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Apple execs, including head boss Steve Jobs seem to think so.
Google Revamps Its Search Results Pages for the iPhone
Google Software Engineers, Steve Kanefsky and Rob Stacey, just announced on the official Google mobile team blog that as of now, when iPhone owners run a search on Google.com. they'll get results that are better optimized for their phones.
Grist for the Mill: The Fellas at iPhoneHellas Say iPhone OS 2.2 Will Arrive on Nov. 21
Gizmodo, The Unofficial Weblog, among several other sites, are circulating a rumor that Apple will release its iPhone OS 2.2 update on November 21, sooner than Apple watchers expected.
Gizmodo attributes the rumor to iPhoneHellas, a Greek developer of iPhone unlocking software, and adds that the fellas at iPhoneHellas have been reliable in the past.
AT&T Mobility Czar Outlines iPhone's Fanciful Future at Web 2.0
When TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington asked AT&T Wireless CEO-AT&T Mobility Ralph de la Vega during a Q&A at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco what he envisioned iPhone owners will doing with their phones in 2011, Arrington and the audience got a lot more than they might have expected.
iPhone Pwns BlackBerry in Business Customer Satisfaction Bake-Off
Apple’s iPhone sits on the top perch in overall customer satisfaction among business wireless smartphone users, according to a new study from J.D. Power and Associates. The 2008 Business Wireless Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Study, released Friday, measures business customer satisfaction with smartphones — defined as mobiles with advanced features and personal computer-like functionality.
AT&T's Mobility CEO Says iPhone Users Will Connect to Their Laptops 'Soon'
iPhone owners have been pummeling Apple and AT&T with demands for a tethering plan for the better part of this year and it finally looks like users will get the hook-up.
According to several reports coming out of the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, AT&T Wireless CEO-AT&T Mobility Ralph de la Vega says customers will "soon" be able to use their iPhone 3Gs as wireless modems for their laptops.
Independent Games Festival Mobile 2009
A $10,000 “Best iPhone Game” prize has been added to next 2009 Independent Games Festival Mobile. The award comes courtesy of a partnership with well-known game publisher ngmoco and Think Services, the festival organizers.
Jailbreaking Firmware 2.2. Is It Still Necessary?
It has recently been announced that firmware 2.2 for the iPhone has been jailbroken. For the free minds and geeks of our country this is more appealing than ever.
For those of you who don’t know, jailbreaking of iPhones started with the very first firmware to come out.
Does Everyone Already Have an iPhone?
If you believe the product placement, then everyone in the world (or at least on TV) already has an iPhone. The must-have symbol of hipness is already trickling down to the masses. Could this account for the recent news that Apple's iPhone production is hitting the brakes?
iPhone Stand from Office Supplies?
Reduce, reuse, resourceful! They say that necessity is the mother of invention and that must have been true for the crafty fellow that made this iPhone stand from a binder clip. Unfortunately, instructions not included.
Puzzllotto Winner Announced via Twitter
Gentlemen (and ladies) put down your iPhones. UnitedLemur.org announced a winner to their Puzzllotto game this afternoon via twitter. As of this writing the website does not reflect the announcement, but subject to verification it sounds like it's game over for those hoping to strike it rich with their puzzle-solving prowess.
iPhone partner to deliver TV Tuner to Japanese users
Earlier today, Apple’s exclusive Japanese mobile carrier Softbank announced it will sell a TV tuner add-on for the iPhone. The TV tuner add-on for this handset is a noticeably missing feature from the already technologically sophisticated Japanese cell phone market.