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  • Finally, Bluetooth keyboard support for the iPhone

    Back when the iPad came out and the SDK was being explored, Greg singled out a few iPad features that we felt would be useful on the iPhone. Unfortunately only one of them seems to have made it in OS 4.0, but it’s a handy one: Bluetooth keyboard support. You can get some quite nice keyboards for a decent price, and they’ll make long emails or blog posts much, much more… Read More

  • OMG! There's a Frank's Hot Sauce iPhone app!!

    Today is a glorious day, comrades! No longer are we shackled to the Google iPhone app to find a dining establishment that serves that robust delicacy of deep fried chicken wings! No longer will we have to put our phones up to our cherubic faces and say “chicken wings” like all the other proletariat saps! No, friends! Now we can install the Frank’s Hot Sauce app! Truly, there is… Read More

  • Flash hooks in iPhone OS 4.0 SDK – no, not that kind of Flash

    A couple new hooks in the 4.0 APIs seem to indicate a device with a built-in flash. Yes, as in a camera flash: AVCaptureFlashMode (auto/off/on modes)
    AVCaptureDevice.hasFlash Well, that could mean either a flash on the new iPhone (likely) or an external flash available as an accessory (less likely, but still possible). Or native pairing with certain cameras? That’d be insane. It’s… Read More

  • Everything you need to know about iPhone OS 4.0

    The iPhone OS 4.0 event just wrapped up and the faithful are filing out of the Apple venue with a slightly shell-shocked look. What happened? Oh nothing, just multi-tasking, iAd, a huge Mail update and a bunch of other stuff. Yes, the long-awaited OS update for the iPhone has just been run down and we’ve got all the details. Here, in handy bullet point form, are all the things you need… Read More

  • Folders are a welcomed addition to the iPhone

    It took forever to get here – nearly as long as multitasking — but soon you’ll be able to neatly organize all your apps into folders right on the iPhone. There’s no need to launch iTunes, either. Just drag and drop apps on top of each other to automatically consolidate them into one folder. Read More

  • iPhone OS 4 Developer Preview brings multitasking, folders and more to the iPhone

    It’s been 10 long months since Apple released iPhone OS 3, which brought Copy/Paste, MMS, Tether, and Spotlight to the iPhone. Today Apple is announcing the Developer Preview, which will open up all sorts of new avenues for the iPhone with seven main features with multitasking being the crowd pleaser. But there’s so much more, too: folders, unified mail accounts, iBooks… Read More

  • Live Blog: Apple's iPhone OS 4.0 announcement

    It’s that time again, folks. The day that is looked upon with excitement by fan boys and cynics alike: it’s an Apple announcement day. Apple has already made it perfectly clear that today’s announcement will bring details about iPhone OS 4.0 – but what ever will they be? Will it multitask? Will there be interface overhauls? Will this new OS singlehandedly eliminate… Read More

  • Upcoming Live Blogs: Apple's iPhone OS 4 tomorrow, Microsoft's Project Pink on 4/12

    Start the countdown, folks. Tomorrow at 10 A.M. sharp, Apple will finally be dropping the curtain on iPhone OS 4.0 – and we’ll be there, reporting live. We’ll get to the ol’ Infinite Loop bright and early, armed to the teeth with laptops, cameras, an array of 3G USB dongles, and all the other gear necessary to bring you the best liveblog around. The event starts at 10… Read More

  • Gasp! AT&T's "Unlimited" data plan for the iPad 3G to actually be unlimited

    I’m trying to keep the iPad-related posts here on MobileCrunch down to a minimum, because I figure you’re getting enough of it shoved in your face by other blogs, Twitter, and your mother after she saw it mentioned on the news and wanted to bond with you. With that said, this one gets a pass for being as much AT&T-related as it is iPad-related. You see, most of the major… Read More

  • Skyfire puts BlackBerry development on pause, focuses on Android

    You might want to take a seat, BlackBerry fans. Remember all those pictures and details about the BlackBerry port of the Skyfire browser that leaked way back in April of last year? Those are all you’re going to get for a while. Skyfire CEO Jeff Glueck has just stepped out to announce that development of the BlackBerry port has been put on an indefinite hiatus, with the Android port… Read More

  • Vodafone targets developing markets with mobile web and Opera Mini

    Now that most of us are essentially swimming in 3G signals on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget that a solid percentage of the world still has to make do with GPRS. Telecom giant Vodafone hasn’t forgotten though, and they’re taking a novel approach to making sure the developing world gets their mobile internet fix: they’ll pre-load Opera Mini on 20 low-end phone models. Read More

  • HTC Incredible coming April 29th? Looks like it

    For all of you folks who were left disappointed after Verizon’s deafening silence regarded the HTC Incredible at CTIA : start smiling. Earlier today, the above image from an internal Verizon e-mail started circulating. “New devices coming really soon!”, it promised. Now, it would have probably been safe to assume that included the Incredible – but assumptions are… Read More

  • Palm stock sky rockets thanks to Lenovo buyout rumor

    The graph above pretty much says it all, but to throw in a bit of context: at around 10:30 EDT this morning, a rumor ripped through Wall Street indicating that Lenovo (who you probably remember as the Chinese tech company who bought IBM’s PC division in 2005) was considering snatching up Palm. In the roughly 3 hours or so that have passed, Palm stock has surged by just over 70 cents… Read More

  • AdLib: Apple's Secret Weapon For Making Better Web Apps For The iPad

    Did you give in and buy yourself an iPad? Go grab it. If you don’t own one, just reach your arms out, conjure up a temporary air of smugness, and play along. Now take your iPad (or your imaginaryPad, or what have you) and pop into Safari. Hit the bookmarks button, and then tap “iPad User Guide”. Explore a bit. Notice the dual-pane view with independent scrolling; notice… Read More

  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Now Available for iPhones Everywhere

    I have fond memories of playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 on my PlayStation back in high school. I remember trading stories with friends about the biggest tricks I’d pulled, and being astounded at the scores that “a friend of their’s” could pull in a single trick. I remember single-mindedly trying to beat those trick scores, re-starting a level each time I bailed… Read More

  • Stuart Hughes' Privé Phone Proves Money Can't Buy Taste

    Is your StarTAC looking run down? Does it not draw the attention that it once did? It’s time for an upgrade. Don’t let the technology of the recent decades cloud your judgement when choosing your new phone. Think, and I mean seriously think, about the time when talking on a mobile phone was at its most impressive. That’s right, all the way back to 1983. What better way to… Read More

  • Yet another video of the supposed iPhone 4G/HD screen surfaces

    What happens when you take what seems to be the same LCD/bezel we saw a few weeks ago, add a pinch of Coldplay, and toss in a camera that just can’t seem to focus? This video. Read More

  • The Nexus One car dock is finally pictured [Update: And on sale!]

    Boy have we been waiting for this one — since January 14, actually. As it turns out, too, the backside of the dock we spied a few weeks back is actually the official dock. But it just doesn’t hold the phone in place, it also has built-in speakers, volume controls, and the goods need to charge the Nexus One. That’s pretty much everything we wanted. It even auto-launches the… Read More

  • Google to pull all games from the Android Market in South Korea

    Are you from South Korea? Are you carrying an Android phone? Love gaming? Stop reading this. Go download every game you can from the Android market, and then come back. Don’t worry! We’ll wait! Now that you’re back, here’s why we had you do that: Google’s about to pull all games from the Android Market in South Korea. Read More