iPhone

  • Crunch Network

    Help-Key: Activating, SIM unlocking and jailbreaking an iPhone the very, very easy way.

    [photopress:Picture_51.jpg,full,center] I’ve been keeping up with jailbreaking the iPod Touch here on the Help-Keys, and I know its helped a lot of people to open up their hardware. Make no mistake, the iPod Touch is one of the most outstanding pieces of hardware I’ve ever seen, and the work the various hackers developers have been doing with it is amazing. I also feel the iPhone… Read More

  • Video: The Hiphone gets unboxed, reviewed

    Another day, another Apple knockoff. Meet the Hiphone, a clone from Hong Kong. It sure looks like an iPhone, and is packaged like an iPhone, but it apparently isn’t anything like the iPhone. I’ve used this phone before. It’s a quad-band GSM phone that comes unlocked, feel free to add your own SIM, but it’s got Satan’s touchscreen. Stick with the original, kids. Read More

  • Gartner recommends iPhone for business users, fish food for fish

    Gartner Research, in a stunning reversal, says that the iPhone is great for business, at least when firmware 2.0 hits. Their reasoning? Well, Steve said it was so. “In its initial release, the iPhone was, with few exceptions, an Internet tablet with browser-based applications as its main offering, however, the release of firmware 2.0 changes that, enabling enterprises to develop local… Read More

  • DLO's new StrapWrap is just what it sounds like

    [photopress:strapwrap.jpg,full,center] There are a few jokes in the tech blogging community on what DLO’s acronym stands for, as the company tends to focus on iPodish products, like skins, or “Docks, Like, Only”. But DLO is my favorite maker of iPod cases, and the latest edition, the StrapWrap, is pretty awesome. It’s a sleeve that you attach to the strap of your… Read More

  • Adobe to develop an iPhone Flash player

    Shortly after Steve Jobs’ comments concerning the mobile version of Flash — the full version’s too slow on the iPhone and the mobile version “is not capable of being used with the web” —  Adobe’s CEO Shantanu Narayen has said… “We believe Flash is synonymous with the Internet experience, and we are committed to bringing Flash to… Read More

  • iPhone's media platform success due to AT&T

    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 I won’t deny that the iPhone is a hyperbeast of media goodness. They surveyed 10,000 iPhone users and found that AT&T’s unlimited… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 8GB iPhone for $249

    While perusing the AT&T wireless site for a replacement phone for my mom I saw that refurbed 8GB iPhones are going for $100 less than Apple’s refurbs. Would you pay $249 for an iPhone? I’m tempted, I really am. But then there’s always that asterisk. AT&T Read More

  • Apple makes 'Toxic Ten' list: Lousy recycling program, possibly dangerous chemical found in headphones

    [photopress:appletoxicten.jpg,full,center] Apple hates the environment? Condé Nast seems to think so, placing the company on its “10 Worst Corporate Polluters” list. Interesting, then, that Condé Nast accepted Apple’s cash, despite its hatred of the environment, to advertise the MacBook Air on pages two and three of March’s Portfolio magazine. That’s kinda… Read More

  • 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