• Kleiner Perkins Announces $100 million iFund for iPhone Applications

    John Doerr took the stage today at Apple’s announcement of its iPhone software developer kit and announced a $100 million fund to invest in startups that create apps for the iPhone. “”I can’t wait to see the great new companies that we build together,” he says. The fund will be led by Matt Murphy at Kleiner and will be called the iFund. From the the Kleiner… Read More

  • Stay tuned for live coverage of the Apple SDK announcement at 10am PST/1pm EST

    Every SDK is a winding road…
    Our fearless leader Mike will be attempting to live-blog/SMS-blog the Apple event today, depending on the quality of his connection. Look for news on the SDK and perhaps the flowering a million apps for the long barren iPhone — unless you jailbroke it back in August and have already been using homebrew apps like a madman so far. {democracy:30} Read More

  • University to provide an iPhone or iPod Touch to all new students

    These jokers are really upping the ante. Of course, unless they’re providing crippled iPhones, there’s going to be a whole lot of chatting going on in lecture. They say they’ll integrate them into the classes (answer quiz questions, watch slide shows, etc) but I am skeptical that a bunch of 18-year-olds will be able to resist the temptation of watching an episode of Aqua… Read More

  • Tune In At 10 am Tomorrow For iPhone SDK Event Live Coverage

    Tune in tomorrow here and on CrunchGear for live coverage of Apple’s iPhone SDK event at Apple HQ in Cupertino. The event starts at 10 am PST. What do we expect will be said? Well, hopefully we’ll get an idea when the SDK will be available, since it really looks like Apple will miss their promised February launch. Apple is also saying they’ll announce “some exciting… Read More

  • Video: Skins Mobile is just a condom for your phone

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F725759&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Biggs and I are boozin on some Penny Packer bourbon and educating all of you on how to protect your mobile device of any VD. Really, Skins Mobile… Read More

  • Video: Hands on with the Meizu Mini One

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F725429&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Here it is in all its’ glory, folks. The only legitimate iPhone knock off. We weren’t able to see if multi-touch actually worked… Read More

  • iPhone knock-off part 1: Boway BW7000

    Need an iPhone-like interface, a squirrel wheel, and keypad? Can’t wait for the iPhone 3: Steve’s Revenge? Pick up the BW7000. This is a GSM phone with full keypad which with never — and I reiterate this — never reach our shores. Are we sad? Probably not. Read More

  • CeBIT Highlights: The Meizu Mini One

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F725429&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf This looks surprisingly familiar. Available in August. More pictures here. Read More

  • iPhone now fourth most popular Web platform

    [photopress:feb08web.jpg,full,center] Newly released Net Applications numbers show the iPhone at the fourth most used Web browsing platform out there. Windows leads the pack with more than 91 percent of the pie, followed by Mac with 7.46 and Linux with 0.65 percent. Following the iPhone is PlayStation and SunOS. Or, you know, you can just look at the graph up there. These numbers are for February. Read More

  • Rumormill: 3G iPhone June 24 or July 1 for Independence Day?

    Everything that Fox News says is true, everybody knows that, so when Fox says that June will see a 3G upgrade for the iPhone, we know that it’s the honest truth. Fox points out that analysts mention German chipmaker Infineon Technologies has been contracted by Apple to make parts for a June launch. Since the first iPhone came out in June of last year, a June launch this year actually… Read More

  • MacBooks for all at Oklahoma Christian University

    Oklahoma Christian University joins the list of colleges across the country to “give away” Apple products to incoming freshman. New students will receive a MacBook and their choice of an iPhone or iPod Touch. Of course we all know that the costs of such giveaways are built into the ever-rising tuition at schools everywhere but it’s a nice way for kids to get some new gadgets… Read More

  • Free iPhone apps might be easier than for-pay apps

    Electronista’s gotten word that applications developed for the iPhone for free might not get the same review process as for-pay apps. In fact, there may be no review process at all for such apps. Applications that are developed with profit in mind must first clear Apple’s review process for inclusion into iTunes and then subjected to a profit-sharing model wherein Apple will take… Read More

  • For those times you forget to take your Adderall, there's the iPhone/iPod Touch drum machine

    An iPhone/iPod Touch-based drum machine makes some sense thanks to the whole multi-touch thing. The iPhone drum pad (called “Drummer”) currently in development over at Moo Cow Music leverages multi-touch technology to allow you to hit up to five drum pads at once. You can play along with your own music or just have a sweet solo like the one Garth had in Wayne’s World while… Read More

  • 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