• 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

  • iPhone 1.1.4 firmware not coming anytime soon, Tiny Code was just joshin

    Someone named Kelly, pictured to the left, over at Tiny Code is a big d-bag. “Tiny-Code never had any relations with Apple, Inc. or any other division of Apple. Never had the new firmware or any pre-SDK pack. Certainly never signed any NDA. I find it interesting that a simple joke on the front of a minor at best Installer.app repo can cause so many wakes. It is equivocally funny that… Read More

  • Rumor: iPhones, iPod to be $100 cheaper very soon?

    [photopress:400.jpg,full,center] Are you one who’s been wanting that iPhone or iPod Touch but on a budget? You might be in luck within the next two months, there are rumors (of course) swirling that Apple is planning a $100 price drop across the board. That would make for a $300 16GB iPod Touch, or $400 for a 32GB Touch or 16GB iPhone. Coupled with the pending SDK, that makes the… Read More

  • New iPhone, iPod Touch firmware coming sooner rather than later?

    [photopress:114.jpg,full,center] Remember, like, a few hours ago when you updated your iPhone or iPod Touch to version 1.1.3? And then, like, a few minutes later you Jailbroke it? Yah, that was rad, but we’re going to have to do it all over again soon if the rumormill has anything to say about it. See, the grapevine has it on good authority that firmware update 1.1.4 is right around… Read More

  • Rumors: Alienware working on Android-based iPhone killer?

    [photopress:_9e28_transformers_cellphone_concept.jpg,full,center] Apple is a computer company before all else, this much is fact. The iPhone is far more computer than phone, and besides its design, that is why it’s so popular. It reinvented the cellphone industry in no small way, and it happened because Apple isn’t a phone company. Neither is Google, but the Android OS is on… Read More

  • Buddy Beacon expands beyond Helio to other carriers, iPhone, and Facebook

    [photopress:sluttypeter.jpg,full,center] One of the most-hyped, if under-used, features on Helio phones is the Buddy Beacon. Using the phones’ integrated GPS, you can use it to update your friends as to where you are, and request they do the same. The downside is they all had to be Helio members. But Helio sold Buddy Beacon to uLocate, who’s expanding the application to Sprint… Read More

  • Dr. Martin Cooper on the future of "handsets"

    Engineer and all-round-nice-guy Marty Cooper told some gathered reporters and industry folks that he likes the iPhone… and Samsung and Motorola phones, but for different reasons. He did, however agree that it’s not as good as everyone says but he does enjoy using it. He was talking about the future of mobile and his point was fairly simple: have faith. Things can and will get better… Read More

  • Fastest Jailbreaking app yet released

    Another day, another way to Jailbreak a 1.1.3 iPhone. And that’s the iPhone, the touch isn’t supported yet. But this promises to be the easiest and fastest way to Jailbreak your iPhone yet, taking less than five minutes from download to reboot. It only works on Intel Macs right now, but if you have one and an iPhone, you’re all set. Check out the product page for updates… Read More

  • First kid to unlock iPhone unlocks it again

    George Hotz, aka Geohot, aka the kid that unlocked the iPhone way back when, aka the kid that traded an unlocked iPhone for three regular iPhones and a Nissan 350Z is at it again. This time instead of merely unlocking the iPhone, he’s unlocked the iPhone for the second time. For round two of iPhone Unlock Fest 07-08, Hotz found a very high vulnerable memory register and manhandled it… Read More

  • iPhone getting Flash support soon?

    According to a Gear Live report, Apple iPhone users — and presumably iPod Touch users — will soon be able to enjoy Flash content on their respective devices. Gear Live speculates “that it would be pretty convenient for Flash support to be introduced alongside the iPhone SDK,” so that’s when we might expect to see it introduced. According to the article, Flash… Read More

  • 3G iPhone within six months says subprime-ravaged Citibank

    [photopress:citiphone.jpg,full,center] Given the bank’s top notch performance during that whole subprime thing, would you trust Citibank’s opinion on anything these days? One of its fancy pants analysts has officially predicted that Apple will release a 3G iPhone sometime in the next six months, citing low inventory of the current model and high demand for a 3G phone in Europe. Read More

  • DLO lays an egg with new iPhone, iPod Touch speakers

    [photopress:portspeakers_horizontal_lrg.jpg,full,center] I travel a lot, it’s part of being a famous blogger, and I usually watch video on my iPod when I’m flying, because I can’t watch that one episode of Friends again without wanting to kill Matt Perry. I usually find a way to prop up my iPod so I can watch Beerfest without my arm going numb. In my hotel, I usually arrange… Read More