iPhone

  • Android running on iPod Touch*

    * Note: this is actually just a bunch of screenshots of Android “cutted” from Engadget and shown on the Touch by some Belgian guy. This does not mean we can’t excite the heck out of you and then pull the rug out from under you, just like this post did to us when we first saw it and almost made wee wee from excitement. Share and share alike, I always say. Anyway, this… Read More

  • Vanity Fair tells us why gadgets are cool, Jobs is king (for now)

    If you have a solid 10 minutes of free time this morning, then I highly suggest you swing on over to Vanity Fair. There you’ll find “Generals, Gadgets and Guerillas,” a four-page, professionally written (not some dumb rant) on the concept of gadget culture. What is a gadget? Why makes them cool? How did Steve Jobs manage to corner the gadget market with his iPod and iPhone? Read More

  • Study says iPhone not great for txt messaging

    The iPhone “may not be suitable for heavy text use.” That’s the end-of-the-day result on a recent study comparing users’ text messaging abilities. The study, carried out by User Centric, compared iPhone users, QWERTY-based cellphone users and regular old multi-tap phone users. It found that iPhone users were able to text, generally, as fast as their QWERTY… Read More

  • Unreasonable Stance: The iPhone is no better than a Motorola RAZR

    It’s been a few months since the iPhone first graced the world stage and I’ve owned mine since September, entering the fray only after the price drop made it worth picking up. So here we are, holidays upon us, and the iPhone — actually, probably the Touch — promising to be a big seller for the 16-to-95 set. Well, friends, I’m going to make a case against the iPhone. Read More

  • Scoble not too hot on Android

    Not too long after Google’s announcement of $10-million worth of prize money to Android application developers, Robert Scoble has weighed in with a few reasons (seven) why he’s not too keen on the whole deal. He cites the prize money as the very reason that the developer API is "uninspired" comparing the fact that iPhone developers don’t even have an SDK and… Read More

  • O2 sells tens of thousands of iPhones in Britain: Perhaps the "free crumpet with purchase" giveaway helped?

    O2 is reporting that they sold “tens of thousands” of iPhones over the weekend, which means that tens of thousands of Brits are wandering the streets with mini-computers as we speak. O2 is very please and believes this is in line with expectations. As there are only twenty thousand people in Britain at any one time — they’re too polite to push onto the island so most… Read More

  • I, For One, Welcome Our Android Overlords

    As we reported yesterday, Google has released the software development kit for its Android operating system for mobile phones.The above video accompanies the launch and the $10 million apps contest. Admittedly Sergey Brin is soo wooden he might be trying to impersonate an android, but ignore the intro and look at the demonstrations of what Android can already do. Now pretend the iPhone… Read More

  • Jemima Kiss buys an iPhone

    Ohh, Jemima. How we love thee. Although all we’ve ever seen of you is your byline and small image, shown here, and we only just heard about you last week, your smiling visage and Cockney rhyming slang — we think that’s what it is — are so refreshing in this sea of pale, pasty men with large bums. We’re so happy that you finally bought an iPhone. Welcome to the… Read More

  • 1.1.2 iPod Touch firmware jailbroken

    Yawn. It’s not even a challenge any more. A few hours after its unofficial release — seriously, this firmware isn’t even out yet and it’s already broken — haxors have jailbroken it, peed inside its Media folder, and used the built in security as a hand towel. No details yet, but soon. 1.1.2 iPod touch Jailbroken–before its official release! [TUAW] Read More

  • UK iPhone launche is a madde house

    Meanwhile, back in London, throngs of polite men in bowler hats are mobbing Carphone Warehouse and O2 stores to pick up the latest in Cool Britannia, the iPhone. Look at them all! They’re all very small, actually. Microscopic. Yes, fine. No one is thronging anything out in Blighty. It’s just another day for these blokes. Whereas us morons will line up for a Leopard release, the… Read More

  • Internet guru: iPhone is 'small, always mobile computer'

    Any News Radio fans out there? Remember the last episode of the first season? It’s called Sweeps Week and it’s the one where Mr. James insists that they interview a “business visionary” named Tom P. Baxter. The interview goes something like this… Read More

  • Live from the UK iPhone Launch


    The one guy in the UK who has one. They went all Lord of the Flies on him after this picture was taken. Only a few more hours until the folks in the Aulde Countree get to buy their O2-empowered iPhones. The phones go on sale at 6:02am — O2, get it — and TC UK editor Mike Butcher was kind enough to take a few photos of the fairly tame line. Apparently the crowd ate crisps and and… Read More

  • iPhone Edition of 'mundu' handles IM with ease

    Previously available by invite only, mundu is now available to the rest of us. It allows you to use your Yahoo!, Google, MSN, and AIM accounts with ease. Emphasis on “ease.” I was up and running and logged in on my iPod Touch in under a minute. Very, very simple stuff here. You’re able to be logged in to more than one service at a time and you can make your own status… Read More

  • iPhone firmware 1.1.2 coming at you tomorrow: Beware, unlockers

    Tomorrow could mark yet another showdown between Apple and the iPhone unlockers. Firmware 1.1.2 “drops” (look, I’m using words that young people use!) tomorrow on iTunes and brings only the slightest of changes, including better special character support. Yes, boring, I know. The real fun is that it’ll probably re-lock, if not brick, jailbroken iPhones. That will lead… Read More

  • iTunes 7.5 hints at iPhone 1.1.2 firmware goodies

    Thanks to some industrious people who can use a command line, we learn that the iPhone may or may not be able to manually sync music on the iPhone and/or create an automatic shuffled playlist, just like on the Shuffle. Another interesting development suggests voice memo recording. MacRumors thread Read More

  • SNL remakes iFone commercial

    http://teamsugar.com/v/762522 Notice anything different about the iFones interface? Iphone spoof from SNL – Fred Armisen [Team Sugar] Read More

  • Streaming Internet radio coming to iPhones soon?

    You don’t need us to make outlandish claims and start insane Internet rumors. No, you need Zatz to do it, and today he has. The man who loves his TiVo more than Pizza found a little nugget in the documentation of the new international roaming plans for iPhone that mentions iTunes Radio. What’s that? We don’t know, but Zats posits that with iTunes 7.5 just around the corner… Read More

  • SNL's Take On The iPhone Ads

    Remember the new iPhone ads that left us puzzled? Saturday Night Live has a funny spoof on them that, frankly, tells a much more believable story. No man purses in this ad. Read More

  • International roaming plans for iPhone announced: Expensive, but better than the alternative

    International iPhone playboys, take notice: AT&T has announced flat-rate data plans for international traveling. We’ve heard a few horror stories of iPhone users being taken to the ringer by AT&T for international roaming rates, sometimes without even turning their iPhones on. If you’re a globetrotter, you’ll want one of the plans, which start at $25 for 20MB. Read More

  • Some Guy: "The iPhone Winning 'Invention of the Year' is an Embarrassment"… of great ideaness!


    Gregory Ng isn’t like us. He doesn’t understand what’s going down in the world today. He’s tuned out, not connected. When Time announced that the iPhone was the invention of the year, people were all like “Awwww yeah!” and we were all like “Yeah, bay-bee” — mostly me because the rest of the guys were all like “Awwww… Read More