iPhone

  • Keep your iPhone/iPod standing on a tray table… without evil juju

    Well now this is a cute little trick. Ouriel of Le French TechCrunche was futzing around with his iPod when he found that a 1-to-2 prong airline adapter holds up his iPhone like a champ. PHa and I had a hell of a time trying to keep an iPod nano standing on the flight to Germany and this would have helped immensely. iPhone Hack to make it stand still (without touching it of course) [Ouriel] Read More

  • Meizu MiniOne un-iPhoned

    Meizu just posted about fifty pictures of the new MiniOne UI and what we’re seeing is considerably removed from the iPhone-alike it used to be. Apple’s concepts and ease-of-use are fair game, in my opinion. Copying their UI wholesale is just lazy. Forum Post Meizu MiniOne UI Updated [Giz] Read More

  • StreamSmart will (supposedly) stream satellite radio to several devices

    Meet StreamSmart. Hard info is a little, shall we say, non-existant, but the teaser video (and Orbitcast) suggest that it’s a service that will stream satellite radio to all sorts of portables devices and platforms. There’s iPhone, WiMo, OSX, Windows, Linux, Xbox 360 and others. In visiting its Web site, you’re greeted with a little “Don’t Panic” alien jpg… Read More

  • iPhone Lego live

    iPhone Lego appears to be ready to rock and from the soundtrack on this video, enjoys a spicy salsa beat. [Thanks, Orli] Read More

  • Android, a platform, will outsell iPhone, a phone: Google exec

    [photopress:androidviphone.jpg,full,center] A mobile platform manager at Google said yesterday that he expects Android to outsell the iPhone, which, to me, truly sounds like comparing apples to oranges. Rich Miner points out that Android will be supported by no less than Motorola, HTC, Samsung and LG. Meanwhile, only one company is behind the iPhone, Apple. Never mind that Android is an OS… Read More

  • Kenta Cho's excellent shooter Noiz2sa now on the iPhone

    Kenta Cho is basically the lord and savior of the indie gaming shooter community. I know that sounds like a dubious distinction, but if you follow indie games at all (as I do, with relish) then you should know this guy. One of his classic abstract shmups, Noiz2sa, has now been ported to the iPhone, and it looks like it actually may have worked out pretty well. John just looked for it and… Read More

  • Proporta's Echo: Look at me! I'm hideous!

    The Echo is a mirrored iPhone, iPod touch and 3G nano screen protector that drops to glossy chrome when the screen is off. The sticker is easy to apply and fairly transluscent. It costs a mere $9.95 and is available now. Product Page Read More

  • iPhone now in Austria, Ireland: T-Mo, O2 rubbing hands together

    [photopress:iphoneaustria.jpg,full,center] The iPhone is now on sale in Austria. Married to T-Mobile, Apple’s smartphone comes in two configurations, a 399 euro 8GB model and a 499 16GB model. That’s double the storage capacity for 25 percent more cash. You should note that there’s no unlimited data plan. For 39 euros per month, you’ll get 3GB data transfer and 1,000… Read More

  • Zen and the art of permanent iPhone apps


    DF has a great discussion of permanence or “running in the background” in iPhone apps, showing us that even the applications that look like they’re running in the background will occasionally poop out due to memory or processor constraints. For example, Mail and Safari can hang out behind other applications, but the moment something needs them they’ll quit, leading… Read More

  • Think you can do a better job on the iPhone? Get a job, ya bum!


    Apple is looking for a someone to work on iPhone interface design in Cupertino, California, which, contrary to popular belief, does not know how to party. The position requires a B.S. in Interactive Media Design or Graphic Design, two years of software visual design experience, fluency with Photoshop, and the ability to handle three dimensional interfaces in real space using microlasers a… Read More

  • iPhone 2.0 in all its boring firmware glory

    Here we see some first video of the unlocked, super-hacked 2.0 firmware with Exchange support, a new calculator (!!), and complete carrier agnosticism. This is actually a completely new, essentially branched version of the developer firmware and is barely even an Apple product anymore. Amazing work by the iPhonedevteam, am I right? via Giz Read More

  • iPhone 2.0 "sneak peek"

    There has been a lot of talk about the new iPhone firmware and its enterprise capabilities. Well, the iPhoneDevTeam has cracked the 2.0 (actually 1.2) firmware and created a version of the firmware that works with any GSM SIM card without difficult incantations and installations. The firmware isn’t out yet — they’re sitting on it until the final version comes out — but… Read More

  • iPhone to go x86? Who knows!


    Emphasis added The Inquirer is going a little loopy over this slide from an Intel showing the Menlow Moorestown road-map with a clever litttle sprat hidden in the corner. That’s right. The iPhone may get x86 processing power in gen two of Intel’s low-power chips. Will it happen? Meh. Who knows. This looks more like a lazy presentation maker than anything substantial, but… Read More

  • Apple says 100k iPhone SDKs downloaded; We get excited

    [photopress:iphonesdkroadmap.jpg,full,center] In the first four days of the iPhone SDK being available, over 100,000 copies have been downloaded. That’s one for every man, woman, and child on Earth. Ok, not really, but it’s still a respectable number. Now what remains to be seen is this: will there be 100,000 crappy developers making shoddy Tetris clones, or will we get actual… Read More

  • iPhone firmware 2.0 decrypted, jailbroken, and certified


    Coming soon to the iPhone: The rotating teapot program! iPhone firmware 1.2 AKA 2.0 has been completely jailbroken and decrypted and the phine pholks at the iPhoneDevTeam have figured out how to spoof the developers certificate that you need to run applications. What does this mean? It means you’ll probably have a red hot unlocked iPhone the moment 1.2 drops, not after. There are… Read More

  • Review: Richard Solo Smart Backup Battery for iPod

    My kingdom for a dead-ass simple way to squeeze a little more juice out of my iPod Touch while I’m gallivanting across the globe living the life of a high-profile technology blogger. I need all the battery life I can get while I’m flying in fancy airplanes to conventions in such exotic locales as Las Vegas, Las Vegas and, of course, Las Vegas. So does the Richard Solo (made by… Read More

  • EDGE network down in Pittsburgh?

    A reader just sent in a tip that EDGE service might be down in the Pittsburgh area. It appears, at least on my iPhone, that EDGE is down in the Pittsburgh area. Anyone else say anything about this? How ’bout it? Is anyone else having EDGE trouble in and around Pittsburgh? For what it’s worth, I’m definitely having EDGE trouble here in Boston but that’s mostly because… Read More

  • First the iPhone gets Spore, now it gets Legos. What's left?


    Spore, the ultimate sandbox video game, and Lego, the ultimate sandbox brick-based toy, are now both coming to the iPhone. It’s only a matter of time before Lincoln Logs and Candyland are part of its expanding game empire as well. Man, the iPod Touch is going to start cutting into the DS’s market share. Did anyone see that coming? The site’s interface is pretty slow and… Read More

  • Wikka wikka wack! iPhone scratchpad coming

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=MixMeisterScratch.flv Coming soon to an iPhone near you: something that could potentially make musicians out of all of us. MixMeister is a cool iPhone app that lets to remix and scratch songs by sliding your fingers across the iPhone screen. Why it won’t make you Nick Latino overnight, it might be good for impressing my Shadowrun… Read More

  • Apple's SDK: Not as hot as we had hoped

    Mike points out a few glaring deficiencies — protections? — in the iPhone SDK, namely the non-permanence of applications — only one third-party app can run at a time and it will quit when you answer a call or generally leave the app — and you can’t access the cell networks with your apps. Instead, you have to depend on Wi-Fi. This is a big suck. As far as I can… Read More