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  • A Calm, Reasonable Argument Supporting Apple's Anti-Flash SDK Language

    Gruuuuubeeer! Why do you force us to listen to your reasoned, intelligent arguments explaining the odd language in the new iPhone SDK guidelines outlawing outside iPhone compiling methods, including .NET and Adobe’s own Flash-to-iPhone tools? If we follow Godwin’s law to its obvious conclusion, we can only say that you are a collaborator with enemy forces! For those of you not… Read More

  • AT&T's signal-boosting 3G MicroCell hitting the shelves in San Francisco today

    If AT&T gets a bad rap for having poor signal quality in any city, it’s San Francisco. Part of this is due to the sudden influx of iPhones in the Silicon Valley that began in 2007, putting an almighty strain on the network; of the roughly 800,000 or so people living in San Francisco, we’re estimating that around 10 million of them (or 1,150%) are carrying iPhones. Throw in… Read More

  • Video Chat Coming To The Next iPhone? All Signs Are Pointing To Yes

    As they do with any major new iPhone OS release, people have been tearing apart the iPhone OS 4.0 SDK from the very second it was available. Almost immediately, someone noticed that bits and pieces of iChat had found their way into the new software. By itself, it didn’t really make sense. The iPhone has plenty of incredibly solid third-party IM applications — some of them being… Read More

  • Rumors of RIM buying big touchscreens spark further rumors of tablet plans

    Reports from component suppliers in Asia have RIM buying an unspecified number of 8.9″ touchscreens from supplier Hon Mai. The sources are unnamed and the original report is proving difficult to track down; the only copy of it seems to be in CrackBerry’s possession (copied below). That already places this rumor in pretty unlikely territory, but hey, you be the judge. Read More

  • Palm stock continues to climb, all thanks to the Rumor Mill

    Two days ago, something crazy happened: after spiraling downward for almost a year, Palm’s stock finally started to climb thanks to a rumor that Lenovo was considering snatching the injured company up. We expected things to level off pretty quickly — and they did, at a growth of right around 20% with a going price of about $4.60 per share. Today, even more fuel has been thrown on… Read More

  • iChat coming to iPhone OS 4.0?

    Hey now now, what’s this? On top of the previously discovered references to front-facing cameras and iChat within the iPad SDK, evidence is now appearing that suggests iChat — likely with video conferencing — will make its way to iPhone OS 4.0. Read More

  • Video: Okay, now the iPhone OS 4.0 Beta has been jailbroken

    Late last night, we put up a post debunking the idea going around the Bloggerdom that the iPhone OS 4.0 Beta had already been jailbroken, because, well, it hadn’t. But now it has. Read More

  • Tens of Millions of Mexicans May be Left Phoneless Come Saturday

    Around about a year ago, a law was passed in Mexico that would enforce compulsory registration of personal details to a mobile phone account. The idea behind it was to help fight crime (Batman style) by inhibiting the method of delivering ransom and extortion calls. Telcos were given 12 months to collect the personal details of their subscribers. Come Saturday, that 12 months will be up… Read More

  • HTC Incredible gets rendered, looks incredible

    We can’t say for sure whether this is an actual leak or the work of an overly talented individual with just the right amount of time on their hands. Either way, that render up there is the most gloriously high resolution look at the Verizon-bound HTC Incredible Android wunderphone that we’ve been blessed with so far. Read More

  • Debunk: No, iPhone OS 4.0 Beta isn't jailbroken.. yet.

    This’ll be a quick one, because we want to nip this little rumor in the bud before it takes off. A handful of blogs around the vast Internets are reporting that the just released iPhone OS 4.0 Beta has already been hacked to pieces, with a jailbreak solution already being discovered. This is inaccurate. The truth: it’s all just a bit of miscommunication. When asked (via Twitter)… Read More

  • Apple's iPhone OS 4.0 Keynote video now live

    Even though you probably followed along with our liveblog, you’re probably going to wanna see Steve-O do his thing. Luck for you, Apple just posted the special event video for your viewing pleasure. Read More

  • RIM's official BlackBerry Twitter client rolling into public beta tonight

    Didn’t get into the BlackBerry Twitter beta when it was locked up tight? Didn’t feel like dabbing with leaked software when the newest version leaked to everyone a few days later? Fear not, dear reader! It’s almost your time to bask in the sweet, sweet RIM-brand Twitter client sunlight. Read More

  • Review: HTC HD2 on T-Mobile

    Short Version: Pity the poor HD2. It’s one of the most amazing phones I’ve seen all year but like some ultra-evolved dinosaur at the end of the Cretaceous period, it was born just as a cataclysmic asteroid (Windows Phone 7) was about to change the entire ecosystem. Still, for someone looking for a great media phone and one of the best Windows Mobile Phones I’ve ever seen… Read More

  • 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┬áthe 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