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  • Google Maps App Hacked Onto iPhone 3GS Running iOS 6

    Google Maps App Hacked Onto iPhone 3GS Running iOS 6

    Remember that one time you downloaded iOS 6? You were so excited about features like Panorama and… well, Maps. There was nothing else to be all that excited about, at least from a Christmas-morning, I-can’t-wait-to-play point of view. And then, you opened up Apple Maps to find that your childhood home didn’t really look like your childhood home at all, but a flat, f&#(ked… Read More

  • How To Enable Panorama Mode On Your iPhone – No Jailbreak Required

    How To Enable Panorama Mode On Your iPhone – No Jailbreak Required

    By now you probably know there’s a hidden camera feature that people can enable on iOS 5 devices, allowing users to snap photos in panorama mode (see video). However, to enable the hidden feature your device needed to be jailbroken. But as it turns out, you can actually get panorama mode working on your iOS 5 device without jailbreaking it. Read More

  • Apple Promises iOS 5 Update In A Few Weeks To Suck Less Battery Life

    Apple Promises iOS 5 Update In A Few Weeks To Suck Less Battery Life

    For the past couple of weeks, I’ve heard the same thing over and over again. “The iPhone 4S is awesome, but…” And it’s a big “but”. The battery life. It sucks. Well, to be clear, it sucks for some users, but not all. For example, I’m not noticing anything out of the ordinary on my device. It’s essentially the same battery life I got with… Read More

  • Hands on with IOS 5

    Video: Hands On With iOS 5

    Given the widespread problems folks are having with iOS 5 we thought we’d share a few of the features and associated apps with you all. Read More

  • Apple’s iOS 5 Update Now Available For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

    Apple’s iOS 5 Update Now Available For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

    After 128 days, 7 Beta releases, and 1 gold master, it’s finally arrived. iOS 5 has just been released to everyone (or at least, everyone with a compatible iOS device). For those who hadn’t finagled their way into the developer Beta’s: 1) you’re a more patient human than I could ever hope to be, and 2) you’re in for a treat. This is the biggest update iOS has… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Amazon's Mobile Devices

    Gillmor Gang 10.1.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — lauded Amazon’s entry into the mobile media universe with the Fire. We were unanimous in our praise for the impact the device will have on the tablet scene, with a price within reach of a whole new audience that has found the iPad resistable and Android tablets even less or… Read More

  • Is iOS5’s Assistant Going To Be Voice Control On Steroids?

    Is iOS5’s Assistant Going To Be Voice Control On Steroids?

    “Remind me to watch the Doctor Who season finale this Saturday.” If new reports are to be believed, then the iPhone 5’s new Assistant functionality can take voice input like that and automagically convert it into an entry in iOS 5’s Reminders app. 9to5Mac’s sources have come forward with boatloads of new details about Apple’s attempts to shoehorn voice… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Google Buying Zagat

    Gillmor Gang 9.10.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — rallied from big media’s confusion over how to grapple with reality. For @dannysullivan, the notion that Apple dominates the social moment (@stevegillmor says this) flies in the face of reality, or at least last years’s model. For @scobleizer, Google+ is becoming the home… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Apple's Hammerlock on the Tablet Market

    Gillmor Gang 8.20.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Seth Goldstein, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — sat in awe of Apple’s massive hammerlock on the tablet market. What the New York Times called 97% of the purchased category became crystal clear as HP folded its cards and went home to an uncertain future. @seth, founder of the viral music startup turntable.fm, seemed as thrilled… Read More

  • Apple Sneaks A Big Change Into iOS 5: Phasing Out Developer Access To The UDID

    Apple Sneaks A Big Change Into iOS 5: Phasing Out Developer Access To The UDID

    Apple is making a lot of big changes to its mobile operating system with iOS 5, which is dribbling out in betas for developers ahead of a general release later this year. But there is one big change some developers are just starting to take notice of that Apple isn’t talking about that much. In a recent update to the documentation for iOS 5 (which is only available to registered… Read More

  • My Old Friend, AT&T, Still Bringing The Scumbaggery After All These Years

    My Old Friend, AT&T, Still Bringing The Scumbaggery After All These Years

    January 19, 2011. It’s a day I’ll always remember. It’s the day I finally got to destroy a Horcrux that had been bringing misery into my life: AT&T. That’s the day I finally cancelled my AT&T service after years of dropped calls, non-existant service, gross over-charges, and all around frustration. I even did it before I knew for sure that Verizon was getting… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Twitter’s New Activities

    Gillmor Gang 8.13.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — waxed and waned about the latest in social media buildout. Most notable was Twitter’s new Activities and @mention views, which rolled up not only your @mentions but follow and favoriting signals in a realtime notification stream. Activity view did the same thing for those you follow, with… Read More

  • Get Ready For A Photo App Explosion With iOS 5

    Get Ready For A Photo App Explosion With iOS 5

    At this point, it’s already clear that the iPhone has become the camera many people use on a daily basis. The iPhone 4 is now by far the most popular camera on Flickr (and that’s true even though it’s being undercounted — likely drastically). And apps like Instagram, Hipstamatic, and Camera+ are exploding in usage, despite being iPhone-only. But some upcoming changes… Read More

  • Apple’s iOS 5 Beta 4 Update Now Available, First To Be Released Over-The-Air

    Apple’s iOS 5 Beta 4 Update Now Available, First To Be Released Over-The-Air

    It’s been just 11 days since Apple released Beta 3 of iOS 5 to developers, but a new Beta is already up in the air — literally. iOS 5 Beta 4 has just gone live, and it appears to be the first update to support installation via iOS 5’s new over-the-air update system. We can’t actually get the update to work over the air right now, but the patch notes specifically define… Read More

  • IPhone Vs. Android Sales, IOS 5 and Facebook Project Spartan

    OMG/JK: The iPhone Empire Strikes Back?

    This week’s episode of OMG/JK is a long one — the longest yet, in fact, at 30 minutes. Jason and I apologize for going on and on but we had a lot to talk about. It’s been roughly three weeks since we last recorded an episode and a ton of stuff has happened. And while we don’t even come close to getting through all of it, we do go pretty in-depth on some of the major… Read More

  • At 5 Million Users, It's Hard Not To View Instagram Through A Rose-Colored Filter

    At 5 Million Users, It's Hard Not To View Instagram Through A Rose-Colored Filter

    When we first previewed Instagram nine months ago, most of the initial comments predicted it would be dead on arrival. To say those people were wrong is a vast understatement. And Instagram now has five million ways to prove it. Yes, Instagram now has five million users. That’s 625,000 users for every month they’ve been in existence — with the growth accelerating. Just… Read More

  • The Little Red Dot.

    The Little Red Dot.

    I see it right there, staring me in the face. It’s like a laser beam burning a hole in my retinas. I can’t help but click. That damn iOS notification red dot gets me every time. And things are about to get much worse. I’ve been addicted to Push Notifications since their inception with iOS 3 — and that’s in spite of the fact that they’ve more or less sucked… Read More

  • Game, Set, iMatch

    Game, Set, iMatch

    Usually Apple launches are all about new product, and the WWDC keynote by Steve Jobs and crew was no exception. IOS 5, OS/X Lion, and iCloud were the tech version of a triple play, mainlining the iPad into the Mac and virtualizing the two product lines via the Cloud. What this means for Apple’s competitors is being debated right now, particularly in Redmond and the GooglePlex. But… Read More

  • Apple Just Handed Twitter The Keys To The iOS Kingdom — Here's Twitter's Take

    Apple Just Handed Twitter The Keys To The iOS Kingdom — Here's Twitter's Take

    When we first broke the news that iOS 5 would come with Twitter integration, I wasn’t thinking big enough. Based on the fairly vague (but credible) information I had, I figured it was mainly based around the Twitter Photos product which Twitter was rushing to get out in time. Turns out it goes much, much deeper. Apple has essentially baked a “Twitter Connect” into iOS 5. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on iCloudy

    Gillmor Gang 6.7.11 (TCTV)


    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — were rendered iCloudy in the aftermath of Steve Jobs’ WWDC announcements. Even stalwart Google fanboys Taschek and Marks found it difficult to withstand the halo surrounding Apple’s aggressive move to the Cloud and iOS as the dominant platform moving forward. Read More