iPhone

  • Smartphones Now: Not-so-smartphones

    Smartphones Now: Not-so-smartphones


    Can anyone truly define what a smartphone is? It’s been something I’ve been asking everyone at CG and no one seems to know exactly what it is. Just about every phone on the market can be considered a smartphone if you believe it to be something that does anything other than making calls, but that’s obviously not it. It’s essentially any device that gives you the… Read More

  • iPhone in Japan: NTT DoCoMo?

    iPhone in Japan: NTT DoCoMo?

    Rumors are a-flying that Steve met with NTT DoCoMo’s president, Masao Nakamura, about launching the iPhone in Japan. Although I was underwhelmed by Japan’s keitai offerings, I’m sure the iPhone will look like a charming anachronism to the average Tokyo-ite. He’s also talking to Softbank Corp., but I’d say it’s DoCoMo FTW in this one. Apple Meets With… Read More

  • Welcome to Smartphones Now 2007

    Welcome to Smartphones Now 2007

    It’s that time of year again… Smartphones Now time! Smartphones Now is our annual discussion of all things smartphones and will detail the ins and outs of a turbulent and exciting year, a year eclipsed by an 800-pound gorilla and witness to some spectacular flame outs. This is a year of transition, a time when Apple redefined the market and Microsoft played catch-up. New interfaces… Read More

  • Jiggy: Roll yer own iPhone apps

    Jiggy: Roll yer own iPhone apps


    We just got a note about Jiggy, an IDE that lets you build and run Javascript apps right on your jailbroken iPhone. I installed it on my 1.1.2 iPhone and it seems to be working except I can’t save any files. If you’d like to add it to your phone, go into Installer.app — presuming you’ve already jailbroken your iFone — and add www.jiggyapp.com/i as a source. Then… Read More

  • List time: The top 15 tech disappointments of 2007 (or so says PC World)

    List time: The top 15 tech disappointments of 2007 (or so says PC World)

    The year 2007 will soon draw to a close, meaning we’ll be seeing plenty of year-end retrospectives on every Web site in Creation. I don’t expect many of them to be worth the time of day, yet this one—the year’s top tech disappointments, as ranked by PC World —is more or less on point. I’m sure you’re familiar with all of them, not least of which… Read More

  • True GPS on the iPhone – all you need is a Triscuit-sized add-on

    True GPS on the iPhone – all you need is a Triscuit-sized add-on

    Some slick gadget masters over at the part foundry have gotten GPS functionality working quite flawlessly on the iPhone. They’ve hacked together the hardware, which is mainly just a GPS unit and a microcontroller, and it plugs right into the serial port of your iPhone. It’s small enough to fit on your keychain, and when they ship it in February you won’t even need to… Read More

  • Make custom rings for iPhone with GarageBand update

    Make custom rings for iPhone with GarageBand update


    Now you can inflict your Evanescence remixes with everyone around you – all the time! The new GarageBand update allows you to export 40-second chunks of your songs as ringtones for your iPhone, so now you can share your latest opus with an unsuspecting crowd. It’s as simple as selecting a region, then going to “Share > Send Ringtone to iTunes,” sync and… Read More

  • Mobile Browser Showdown: N95's Opera vs iPhone's Safari. Winner: Opera

    Mobile Browser Showdown: N95's Opera vs iPhone's Safari. Winner: Opera

    There has been some dispute over the speed of the browsers on these next-gen phones. N95 users say that the 3G connection makes all the difference, iPhone users say EDGE is just fine when you’ve got a great app like Safari. As it turns out, they seem to go at about the same speed in their natural habitats, but when you throw a 3rd-party browser into the mix, it’s all over. Opera… Read More

  • iPhone video recording works, in theory

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=iphone.flv Monster and Friends, a group of iPhone hackers, have created a 10fps video recording application for the iPhone. It records at 2-megapixels and offers only basic functionality at this point but it’s definitely an impressive proof-of-concept. im posting a binary that will record 5 seconds of video and replay it. there is no ui… Read More

  • Goldman Sachs "makes stuff up" about Apple's 2008 plans

    Goldman Sachs "makes stuff up" about Apple's 2008 plans


    Yeah, just stuck an LCD on there somewhere. Naw, doesn’t matter where. Apple TV with an LCD screen? Small iPhone memory upgrade? Apparently the Goldman guys have been snorting a bit too much nose candy at their holiday parties and are spouting all sorts of nonsense about Apple’s 2008 plans. Their first prognostication? Among them is a second-generation iPhone currently in the… Read More

  • Next Windows version to have 'iPhone blowing away' touch features

    Better than this? Ha! When was the last time you were “blown away” by anything Windows did? With the next version Windows (code-named “7,” aka the one after Vista), you may be blown away by its touch features? Wait, “touch features,” sorta like the iPhone? Yes, apparently. A Microsoft blogger let it slip yesterday that the next version of Windows will… Read More

  • Breaking: iPhone, Apple TV to receive updates in 2008

    Breaking: iPhone, Apple TV to receive updates in 2008

    If rumors from Apple Insider are to be taken as truth, next year will see two new iPhones from Apple. The first will be a minor upgrade, likely nothing more than a storage bump from 8GB to 16GB, matching the iPod touch. Later in the year, though, will see the iPhone 2, which will offer the lacking 3G and likely have an updated design. To both of these, we must give a qualified “No… Read More

  • Orb interface coming to iPhone, iPod Touch soon?

    Orb interface coming to iPhone, iPod Touch soon?

    The original boxless Slingbox, Orb might just be unveiling an iPhone/iPod Touch version of its excellent-and-free interface in the next couple of days. Orb has apparently found a way around Apple’s RTSP port cockblockery by streaming your goodies as MP4 files. You’ll also be able to use Orb features with Winamp to "turn your home media player into a very limited kind of… Read More

  • Going into the jungle with your iPhone? Ruggedize the sucker

    Going into the jungle with your iPhone? Ruggedize the sucker

    If you absolutely must traverse the Amazon with your iPhone, you should probably do something about keeping it, you know, dry and clean, that sort of thing. I don’t think waterproofing was on the feature list. Well, H20 Audio has the solution: this pretty cool-looking iPhone case. It’s impact and “element” resistant, though I’m not sure if that refers to weather… Read More

  • PlayStation emulator for iPhone/Touch

    PlayStation emulator for iPhone/Touch

    Ummmm… yeah. No thanks. My fingers don’t move that way, really, and I think I’d rather not be touching the Buster Brothers as I try to move them around and around. Give me a few more motion activated games like 15 and I’ll be happy, but please keep your PS emulators to yourself, iPhone programmers. [psx4all NEWS] Playstation has arrived on the iPhone and iPod Touch! Read More

  • A CRY FOR HELP, FIVE IFONES NOT TWO

    A CRY FOR HELP, FIVE IFONES NOT TWO


    Dear Lovely,
    I am writing this letter with due respect and heart full of tears since we have not known or met ourselves previously. I am asking for your assistance after I have gone through a profile that speaks good of you. I will be so glad if you can allow and lead me to the right channel towards your assistance to my situation now. I will make my proposal well known if I am given the… Read More

  • What is the iPhone of personal media players?

    What is the iPhone of personal media players?

    It struck me kind of funny that the web site Physorg.com ponders aloud whether or not the Cowon Q5W is "the iPhone of Personal Media Players" because of its "long list of features that far surpasses other gadgets of its kind." I can kinda see where they’re coming from but it just sounds a little odd to call a media playing device what basically amounts to a… Read More

  • Apple shuts down Asian iPhone sellers

    Apple shuts down Asian iPhone sellers


    Insert John Pinette joke here. Electronics retailers in Asia are now receiving notices from Apple advising them not to sell unlocked iPhones or face a $1,000 fine. According the Straits Times, retailers received a sternly-worded email from Apple legal advising them that selling “parallel” handsets with the SIM lock disabled is illegal and will result in litigation. It seems… Read More

  • JailBreak: Over 1 Million Served

    JailBreak: Over 1 Million Served

    Web based jailbreaker AppSnap has executed its code for iPhone liberation over 1 million times. The hack makes it possible to run unsanctioned applications on your iPhone, such as an eBook reader or Blackjack for phones of firmware 1.1.1. It doesn’t free your phone from the AT&T network, though. The hack works by exploiting the way the iPhone’s firmware handles TIFF images… Read More

  • Apple's upcoming sub-notebook to cost around $1,500?

    Apple's upcoming sub-notebook to cost around $1,500?

    Two things here. First, it’s being reported on CNBC that Apple’s sub-notebook that’s supposed to be launched at Macworld next month "is expected to be priced aggressively at approximately $1500," according to AppleInsider. The device will be 50% thinner than the MacBook Pro, use NAND flash memory instead of a hard drive, and "it will definitively arrive at… Read More