iPhone Archive

  • As always we had high hopes (and still do that) Apple could come out with a revolutionary iPad. Instead, they came out with a woman's cosmetic product. I can't help but feel sorry for them.

I was on YouTube and came across a video made in 2008 of what, back then, was expected of the upcoming iPhone 3Gs. It actually is an amazing video (great animation) of pretty much, not any type of iPhone we are going to get in the next year (probably, let's hope not, more). It seems to be the ultimate phone around. Okay, that's an understatement. The current iPhone is supposed to be the ultimate phone, problem is there isn't a better word than 'ultimate in the dictionary :(.

    Ultimate iPhone [VIDEO]

    As always we had high hopes (and still do that) Apple could come out with a revolutionary iPad. Instead, they came out with a woman's cosmetic product. I can't help but feel sorry for them. I was on YouTube and came across a video made in 2008 of what, back then, was expected of the upcoming iPhone 3Gs. It actually is an amazing video (great animation) of pretty much, not any type of iPhone we are going to get in the next year (probably, let's hope not, more). It seems to be the ultimate phone around. Okay, that's an understatement. The current iPhone is supposed to be the ultimate phone, problem is there isn't a better word than 'ultimate in the dictionary :(.

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  • <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.techxav.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/iphonemagnets2.jpg"/>We have come across some interesting products inspired by Apple's iPhone such as the <a href="http://www.techxav.com/2010/03/07/10-creative-artistic-geeky-cake-designs/">giant iPhone wedding cake</a>, <a href="http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/iphone-icon-pillows-02-12-2009/">iPhone icon pillows</a> and <a href="http://www.techxav.com/2010/01/04/ipod-touch-bedding/">iPod Touch bedding</a>. And the latest one in town is the <a href="http://www.jailbreaktoys.com/App_Magnets_p/mgapp00.htm">iPhone apps fridge magnets</a>, which brings the magic of the iPhone into the third dimension. The whole package of 18 eproxy magnets each measuring 7/8" x 7/8", comes with a price tag of just $13.

    iPhone Apps Fridge Magnets

    We have come across some interesting products inspired by Apple's iPhone such as the giant iPhone wedding cake, iPhone icon pillows and iPod Touch bedding. And the latest one in town is the iPhone apps fridge magnets, which brings the magic of the iPhone into the third dimension. The whole package of 18 eproxy magnets each measuring 7/8" x 7/8", comes with a price tag of just $13.

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  • <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.techxav.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/pointinside.jpg"/>Kevin Foreman, CEO of <a href="http://www.pointinside.com/"target="_blank">Point Inside</a>, together with 6 developers have created a simple but useful app that helps mall shoppers know what's around them. Point Inside in a free iPhone/iPod Touch/Android app that enables mall shoppers to navigate any store, restroom, elevator, and more without any much hassle. 

Touted as "your personal mall concierge guide", it provides the only fully interactive Smart Map™ directory of the interiors of shopping malls and even enables users to instantly locate over 100,000 stores, as well as restrooms, elevators, ATMs, parking, in hundreds of malls across the United States and Canada.

To start using the app on your iPhone/iPod Touch, simply head over to this <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/point-inside/id338171893?mt=8"target="_blank">page</a> and download it via iTunes. On the other hand, if your smartphone runs on Google's Android, download it by going to Android Marketplace on your phone and search for Point Inside. Once you have the Point Inside app installed on your device, you can then begin exploring a mall's interior layout.

    Point Inside iPhone App Helps Mall Shoppers Navigate Stores, Restrooms, etc.

    Kevin Foreman, CEO of Point Inside, together with 6 developers have created a simple but useful app that helps mall shoppers know what's around them. Point Inside in a free iPhone/iPod Touch/Android app that enables mall shoppers to navigate any store, restroom, elevator, and more without any much hassle. Touted as "your personal mall concierge guide", it provides the only fully interactive Smart Map™ directory of the interiors of shopping malls and even enables users to instantly locate over 100,000 stores, as well as restrooms, elevators, ATMs, parking, in hundreds of malls across the United States and Canada. To start using the app on your iPhone/iPod Touch, simply head over to this page and download it via iTunes. On the other hand, if your smartphone runs on Google's Android, download it by going to Android Marketplace on your phone and search for Point Inside. Once you have the Point Inside app installed on your device, you can then begin exploring a mall's interior layout.

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  • <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.techxav.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/flash_iphone1.jpg"/>Apparently, Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users want Flash on their devices, but Apple simply refuses to give way. And the lack of Flash support on the iPad tablet makes the growing rift between Apple and Adobe more prominent and it seems that there hasn't been any resolutions so far. 

Adobe told Ryan Kim from the <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/techchron/detail?&entry_id=56724"target=
_blank">San Francisco Chronicle</a> that there were over 7 million attempts to download Flash from Adobe.com on the iPhone/iPod Touch's Safari browser in December 2009, more than two-fold than in June (3 million attempts) the same year. Users will receive an error message when they try to install Flash to their mobile devices: "Apple restricts use of technologies required by products like Flash Player. Until Apple eliminates these restrictions, Adobe cannot provide Flash Player for the iPhone or iPod Touch."

    7 Million Attempts To Download Flash On iPhone & iPod Touch In December

    Apparently, Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users want Flash on their devices, but Apple simply refuses to give way. And the lack of Flash support on the iPad tablet makes the growing rift between Apple and Adobe more prominent and it seems that there hasn't been any resolutions so far. Adobe told Ryan Kim from the San Francisco Chronicle that there were over 7 million attempts to download Flash from Adobe.com on the iPhone/iPod Touch's Safari browser in December 2009, more than two-fold than in June (3 million attempts) the same year. Users will receive an error message when they try to install Flash to their mobile devices: "Apple restricts use of technologies required by products like Flash Player. Until Apple eliminates these restrictions, Adobe cannot provide Flash Player for the iPhone or iPod Touch."

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Ever since the iPhone/iPod application store has been in existence, Apple and AT&T have had issues with approving voip and streaming applications. Until just a few months ago voip applications weren't accepted, now it's the SlingBox's turn. A Sling Box allows you to watch your DVR/cable box from your laptop using a peice of hardware and software. It is very easy to setup and use. Sling was always missing one thing, an iPhone application that works over 3G. AT&T allows it to run over 3G on their Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices, buy why not the iPhone's? Maybe because of the track-record of people using so much bandwidth on AT&T.

    SlingPlayer App gets approved by AT&T for the iPhone, in time for what?

    Ever since the iPhone/iPod application store has been in existence, Apple and AT&T have had issues with approving voip and streaming applications. Until just a few months ago voip applications weren't accepted, now it's the SlingBox's turn. A Sling Box allows you to watch your DVR/cable box from your laptop using a peice of hardware and software. It is very easy to setup and use. Sling was always missing one thing, an iPhone application that works over 3G. AT&T allows it to run over 3G on their Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices, buy why not the iPhone's? Maybe because of the track-record of people using so much bandwidth on AT&T.

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<a href="http://RedmondPie.com"target="_blank">RedmondPie.com</a> found out how to turn your iPod touch and iPhone into an iPad with a could of applications. It really makes it like the iPad, without the 10 inch screen (obviously). I really like the iPad's UI, so I tried it out myself. This requires you to jailbreak your device.

    iPad UI is on the iPhone and iPod Touch

    RedmondPie.com found out how to turn your iPod touch and iPhone into an iPad with a could of applications. It really makes it like the iPad, without the 10 inch screen (obviously). I really like the iPad's UI, so I tried it out myself. This requires you to jailbreak your device.

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  • <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.techxav.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Bing-iphone.jpg"/>In an effort to boost Bing's market share and make the growing rift between Apple and Google more prominent, the Redmond-based tech juggernaut is in talks with Apple to replace Google with Bing as the default search engine on the iPhone, according to people familiar with the matter. If successful, it could mean that the iPhone, as well as Apple's desktop version of Safari would make the switch to Bing. The <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2010/tc20100119_759795.htm"target="_blank">Business Week</a> reported that the discussions have been under way for weeks and no official announcements have been made to the public.

"Apple and Google know the other is their primary enemy," says one of the people, who's familiar with Apple's thinking. "Microsoft is now a pawn in that battle." Apple is also working on ways to manage ad placement on its mobile devices, a move that would encroach on Google's ad-serving business, the person says.

    Microsoft In Talks With Apple To Make Bing The Default Search Engine On iPhone

    In an effort to boost Bing's market share and make the growing rift between Apple and Google more prominent, the Redmond-based tech juggernaut is in talks with Apple to replace Google with Bing as the default search engine on the iPhone, according to people familiar with the matter. If successful, it could mean that the iPhone, as well as Apple's desktop version of Safari would make the switch to Bing. The Business Week reported that the discussions have been under way for weeks and no official announcements have been made to the public. "Apple and Google know the other is their primary enemy," says one of the people, who's familiar with Apple's thinking. "Microsoft is now a pawn in that battle." Apple is also working on ways to manage ad placement on its mobile devices, a move that would encroach on Google's ad-serving business, the person says.

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  • <img style="float:right;" src="http://www.techxav.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/gta.jpg" alt="" />In late August 2009, Rockstar Games announced that the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be released for the iPhone and iPod Touch in Fall 2009, but was delayed to early 2010.

Yesterday, New York-based company has quietly released the Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars game into the <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/app/grand-theft-auto-chinatown-wars/id344186162?mt=8" target="_blank">Apple App Store</a>. Priced at $9.99, the Chinatown Wars iPhone version is much cheaper than its Nintendo DS version, which comes with a price tag of $30.

The game follows the story of Huang Lee, a young Triad who travels to Liberty City after the mysterious death of his father. Players will navigate their way through the streets as they uncover the truth behind an epic tale of crime and corruption within the Triad crime syndicate, delivering the unprecedented amount of depth that has become a true trademark of the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Arrives on the iPhone

    In late August 2009, Rockstar Games announced that the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be released for the iPhone and iPod Touch in Fall 2009, but was delayed to early 2010. Yesterday, New York-based company has quietly released the Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars game into the Apple App Store. Priced at $9.99, the Chinatown Wars iPhone version is much cheaper than its Nintendo DS version, which comes with a price tag of $30. The game follows the story of Huang Lee, a young Triad who travels to Liberty City after the mysterious death of his father. Players will navigate their way through the streets as they uncover the truth behind an epic tale of crime and corruption within the Triad crime syndicate, delivering the unprecedented amount of depth that has become a true trademark of the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

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