iPhone

  • CrunchDeals: AT&T to offer refurbished 4/8GB iPhone

    We’ll take this with a grain of salt, but BGR is usually on point with this sort of thing so we’ll leave it up to the readers in the New England area to vouch for this. AT&T stores will be offering refurbished 4GB and 8GB iPhones with new activation for $199 and $249, respectively. BGR has obtained an internal memo, which can be found over yonder. Read More

  • Jailbreaking 1.1.4 firmware

    Just went through a bit of trouble with the 1.1.4 firmware. I had to restore to the unadulterated 1.1.4 firmware and then restore from backup to get it to work. I used iJailbreak, which worked just fine. What I don’t show is a failed update, but if that happens to you just restore completely and use the breaker of your choice to crack 1.1.4. Read More

  • Video: iPhone's motion sensor used to demo future gameplay methods

    Since the day I got my iPod Touch, I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen that the iPhone and the Touch are going to become great gaming platforms. Multi-touch aside, the accelerometer is a great tool for controlling a games mechanics, and this video demonstrates just that concept. Now imagine this applied to racing games, platformers, and even FPS games, and you’ve got… Read More

  • Ziphone brings one-touch Jailbreaking to iPhone 1.1.4; Not so much the Touch

    When Apple released the 1.1.4 firmware to the iPhone and iPod Touch-owning public earlier in the week, there was much excitement over who was going to be the first to jailbreak it. Well, it turns out it was easy enough to tweak the 1.1.3 jailbreaking apps to do the job; Apple didn’t really make any new prohibitions to jailbreaking in the update. Ziphone has released a new version of… Read More

  • Will people still respect iPhone and iPod Touch in the morning after the SDK launches?

    [photopress:steve_jobs_iphone_opens_up.jpg,full,left]So here we are less than a week away from the release of the iPhone/iPod Touch SDK from Apple, and already people are getting cranky. The good people at iLounge are pretty sure that at least three of aspects of the yet-to-be-announced plans are going to piss people off. But really, every time Apple does anything, people get pissed off. The… Read More

  • UBS sez 3G iPhone here in 6 months, chip made by Infineon

    [photopress:3gubs.jpg,full,center] The 3G iPhone. One week we hear it’s coming out before the end of the year, the next we get speculation that it won’t be released at all. So confusing! UBS threw its hat into the ring today and gives us its own prediction for the release—within six months, or by September. (Apple usually hold events in September, right? Oh… Read More

  • Garsh n' Begorrah, my wee bairns! Ireland's O2 gets the iPhone


    ‘Tis their intention ta dry off and then buy an iPhone. Join ’em? Pull a pint and twiddle your muff because Ireland’s O2 will be selling the iPhone (translation: “tha’ bleedin’ iPhone, ye ponce”) at $600 for the 8GB and $750 for the 16GB. For about $50 a month you get up to 1GB of data and the standard SMS and talk times. Don’t be a wee… Read More

  • Abilene Christian University students will get iPhones, iPod touches this fall

    [photopress:acui.jpg,full,center] Incoming freshman at Texas’ Abilene Christian University this fall will each receive either an iPhone or iPod touch to help speed along their education. The school hopes students will use the devices in any number of academic pursuits, such as getting on-the-go homework updates, checking meal plan activity and answer in-class quizzes. That’s what… Read More

  • iPhone/iPod SDK Roadmap to be revealed next week

    “Please join us to learn about the iPhone software roadmap, including the iPhone SDK and some exciting new enterprise features,” The extravaganza is set to take place on March 6th at 10AM PST on Apple’s campus in Cupertino. Also mentioned in the e-mail from Apple is some “exciting new enterprise features.” Joy. Read More

  • Sony recorders, clock radios, and iPhones, oh my


    If you’re in the market for a nice little flash-based voice recorder, there’s a few more on the market now. Sony’s released the details on its new line, which mainly expands on the capacity of their old ones. The new UX series has 1 or 2GB of space, which allows for quite a lot of recording time. Like the other recorders, it goes straight to stereo mp3. It also supports… Read More

  • CrunchGear exclusive: Firmware 1.1.4 to be Jailbroken today!

    If you’re like me, you’re putting off upgrading your iPhone to 1.1.4 until the iJailbreaking software is ready. But we might not have to wait long. We got in touch with a couple of the people behind the Jailbreaking software and they said they should have a method to Jailbreak 1.1.4 for iPhone by tonight. That’s less than a day after the update has been released. The iPod… Read More

  • 1.1.4 firmware for iPhone, iPod Touch out now, update in iTunes

    [photopress:ipodtouch.jpg,full,center] Wow, it looks like firmware 1.1.4 for the iPhone and iPod Touch is out after all. Last week we heard it wasn’t coming anytime soon, that the “right around the corner” leak was a joke. Well the joke’s real, because it’s out today. Nothing major is updated as far as we can tell yet, but it adds “bug fixes”. What… Read More

  • Palm OS on the iPhone

    http://www.viddler.com/player/b6fb3d95/ Need to run the latest in obsolete hardware? Try this proof of concept app called StyleTap that emulates Palm OS on your iPhone. It’s not out yet, but just imagine running Palm’s rockin’ PIM apps. Soooo hot. via ZDNet via Giz Read More

  • Will There Be A (Successful) iPhone-Only Social Network?

    iPhone owners, like users of most Apple products, are a fairly passionate, elitist group of people. I think an iPhone-only social network, if it had the right features, would be a huge hit with these users. Actually, I think any mobile social network would be a big hit, if it had presence awareness and was able to tell you both where your friends are and what they are up to. And also let you… Read More

  • iPhone LoJack

    Erica Sadun has done it again. She and Mike Rose hacked together a little app that sends your iPhone’s location to a Twitter page, creating what amounts to be a LoJack for your iPhone. You can also give the info to your friends who can then follow you around as you wend your way through the world. For your edification, I installed the app so you can watch me sit in my attic. My… Read More

  • CoverFlow for Apps comes to the iPhone

    I’m not a big fan of CoverFlow and rarely use it, but it seems a lot of people feel differently about it and now it’s making an appearance on the iPhone thanks to Erica Sadun. Erica came up with AppFlow, which is essentially the same thing as CoverFlow, but it’s for your iPhone apps. You can find it here. Thanks for the tip, Patrick. Read More

  • Use VNC and your iPhone as a touch pad

      Nice. This is an adaptation of VNsea called “Touchpad.app” that allows you to use your iPhone as a computer touchpad by leveraging VNC remote networking technology. I’d guess it’d work with an iPod Touch as well but mine’s not jailbroken and nobody on the source site seems to have tried it, so your mileage may vary. As a side note, there’s some… Read More

  • AirDrives for iPhone now available

    Now we’re talking. Back in July, yours truly did a post on the new AirDrives headphones — you know, the headphones that basically sit on the outside of your ear “eliminating the need to choose between music and social interaction” — and I mused that they might be better positioned as workout headphones. Well, Mad Catz has gone a step in what I believe to be the… Read More

  • Top 10 iPhone games we'd love to see

    With rumors of iPhone SDKs and games coming fast and furious from GDC we decided to figure out which games we’d like to see ported to the iPhone post-haste. Add your own in comments. 10. Solitaire – Oh wait, it’s already out. It’s a third-party app called iSolitaire and kicks huge ass. Read More

  • Unboxing the Swiss chocolate iPhone

    [photopress:IMGP5667.JPG,full,pp_image] So a mysterious package landed in the TC/CG office just now and Erick came on over and showed us a Swiss chocolate iPhone that was meant for Bossman Arrington. It’s huge and quite tasty. I just have one question, though. What direction is “O”? Oh, and sorry, Mike, but we’ve already eaten half of it. Want us to send it… Read More