iOS News for iPhone and iPad Owners

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Customize Your iPhone with MusicSkins New Customizer

MusicSkins LLC, a creator of vinyl skin products for iPhones, iPods, laptops and gaming accessories, recently announced the launch of its new Customizer, an online tool that allows anyone to easily design and create unique one-of-a-kind personalized skins using their own favorite photos, graphics, and artwork to suit any taste and style.

Developers Rush to Update their Apps with Push Notification Services

Following the release of the OS 3.0 firmware and SDK updates less than a month ago, app devs are now stocking the App Store with new or updated apps that use Apple’s Push Notification Service.

Apple Issues Advisory on How to Keep Your iPhone 3G and 3GS Looking Cool

Amid unconfirmed reports that some 3GS iPhone are over heating and turning models with white cases a light brown, Apple has released a document that advises owners on how to use their devices to avoid potential damage caused by a silicon barbeque.

Busted Loop Says Most Paid Apps are Stuck in a Sales Dead Zone

The guys at Busted Loop blog did an analysis of what they claim is a “comprehensive, raw ranking data for the entire U.S. App Store, spanning all categories.” Their conclusion: “...most paid apps fail.

An App For That: Recording Music on the iPhone

An App For That: Recording Music on the iPhone

LA-based The 88 decided to embark on an experiment in music-making when they chose to use their iPhone to record their new song "Love is the Thing." Using the app FourTrack, the group laid down 14 tracks — everything from guitar and drums to shakers and vocals.

Should You Upgrade to the New iPhone 3GS?

I bought my first iPhone soon after it came out, almost 2 years ago. I bought my second iPhone last week, and received it 2 days ago. It was the smartest thing I've done since buying my first iPhone and here's why: The iPhone 3GS is waaayy faster than my 2G.

First Impressions: iPhone 3GS

After a wait of 4 days, FedEx plopped my new iPhone 3GS on my doorstep yesterday. After hearing all the stories about how difficult it was to get one – Apple sold 1 million 3GS phones in the first 3 days alone – I went online and bought it from the AT&T store and figured that I would wait it out.

iPhones are Reliable, but You Can’t Always Be Counted On

If your iPhone gives up the ghost, it’s probably because you dropped it, plopped it into a toilet or left it on the roof of your car and drove off. Although 30 percent of iPhones fail within 2 years, your iPhone is reliable.

iPhone OS 3.0 Full Review

The newest update to the iPhone operating system brings features that users have longed for as well as some extra goodies that keep the iPhone the most compelling mobile device on the market. The good news is that almost all the updates are available to those who are not springing for the iPhone 3G S, which becomes available June 19.

Devs Keep Pace with New 3.0 Updates

OS 3.0 Updates -- If you had the same idea, at the same time as everyone else, you might not have had the opportunity to download version 3.0 of Apple’s new and awesome OS update yet.  You have a lot to look forward to, that's for sure.

iPhone OS 3.0 First Impressions

Scanning Twitter and the blogosphere at two in the morning for any hints on when Apple would finally drop the 3.0 firmware update is always a preferable activity to say...sleeping. Some time around 3:00 am, The Unofficial Apple Weblog and other sites began to report that it should arrive at 10 am PDT. If you have yet to opt for the update, here is one account of what you may be in for.

Apple Announces Design Awards for iPhone Apps

About half way through Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, Apple announced the winners of its Apple Design Award, which recognizes technical excellence, innovation, and outstanding achievement in iPhone and Mac software development.

iPhone and iPhone-Related Sites Pick Up Webby Awards in Several Categories

Webby Awards – The iPhone and Web sites designed for the iPhone picked up several awards in the Mobile category at the 13th Annual Webby Awards last night in New York. Although well represented among the nominees for Webby and People’s Voice Awards, the iPhone came up empty-handed in several categories where you might have expected it to have won Webby or People’s Voice Awards including Best Use of GPS or Location Technology; Entertainment; Experimental & Innovation; Gaming; and Social Networking.

Apple’s New 3G S Uses Speed and Video to Widen the Gap with Rivals

Apple continued to mop the floor with its smartphone rivals by introducing a new iPhone called the 3G S that is packed with an array of new features such as faster processing, sharper camera and the coup de grâce — video capture.