iPhone

  • 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

  • iPhone SDK And Restrictions: Some Of The Details Aren't Great.

    Obviously Steve Jobs and team didn’t go through all the details today when they announced the availability of the iPhone SDK. It was more of a high level pass. But details are what third party developers need to think about before jumping into the iPhone with both feet. Last year when Facebook announced Facebook Platform, developers had to decide to ignore it, build for it along with… Read More

  • Haptic technology will change the way you think about pushing buttons

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    Meet Mr. Happy In reading this fine site of ours, you’ve no doubt occasionally come across the word “haptic.” What does it mean, you ask. I don’t know, I reply. But Popular Mechanics knows, and they know it so well, they’ve got nearly 2,000 words explaining why it’ll be the next big thing to hit consumer electronics. Read More

  • More info on iSpore


    We’re waiting on more info, but here’s what we have so far: The Spore shown at the SDK event was the result of two weeks of work by the EA team. EA is the first 3rd party game developer to use the SDK, so they’re in unknown territory. The development was done in-house at EA. Spore for the iPhone will be released at the same time as Spore for everything else… Read More

  • RIM responds to Apple iPhone SDK announcement

    [photopress:apple_iphone_blackberry_pearl.jpg,full,center] We called up our contacts at RIM, makers of the Blackberry, to get an official response regarding today’s announcement that the iPhone is going enterprise. RIM had a lot to say about the unwelcome new competition, summing it up nicely: RIM typically does not comment on other companies’ products or announcement. Oh, OK. Read More