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5-Row Keyboard [Cydia]





5-Row Keyboard is a new add-on to iPhone that is part of the project iKeyEx. It allows users to use a new 5 lines keyboard, where there are numbers in addition to the letters. Clicking the 123 button will display all the additional symbols.

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To see the keyboard you must click on the globe. If the keyboard does not appear, you must activate it via the Settings > General > Keyboards > International Keyboards > 5 Row QWERTY.

This keyboard as avaliable in Cydia for jailbroken iPhones.

   

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Voice Transformer [AppStore]



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Voice Transformer is a fun application. The purpose is to change our voice with different effects.

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There are 9 different effects: Echo, Robot, Static, Deep Bass, Helium, Reves, Megaphone, Creatures, Nasal.

Costs $1.99 in AppStore (link).

   

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Friday, February 20th, 2009. 15:26

Gmap v1.2 [AppStore]



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This app didn't work very well in the past. Today has been updated up to version 1.2, which adds numerous bug fixes and real-time turn tracking. It does indeed provide turn-by-turn directions (distance countdown to each turn) by way of GPS. Local points of interest (Food, Fuel, etc.) can be found, addresses can be searched, routes can be edited, detours added, and types of roads can be avoided (highways, toll roads, etc.). If a turn is missed, the route is recalculated. By having actual maps stored on the device itself, it does not require the use of an active internet connection to pull mapping data (like Google Maps).

The 800-900 MB applications each cost $19.99 and carry regional maps for the Western and Eastern halves of the United States (Europe coming soon, some time in March).

   

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TouchPets Dogs



Ngmoco, the creator of Rolando, anounced a new game, tht will be released soon in AppStore. It is called TouchPets Dogs. Players will take care of a virtual dog. Watch the video.

   

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Friday, February 20th, 2009. 14:49

Sygic turn-by-turn GPS navigation



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One of the most elusive and desired apps for iPhone is turn-by-turn GPS navigation. We heard that TomTom was developing a GPS navigator. To date, it hasn't shipped. Recently, the focus has been on xGPS, an app that requires a jailbroken iPhone to work.

At Mobile World Congress 2009 (MWC09) in Barcelona, Spain, Sygic is demoing a version of their namesake GPS navigation software running on an iPhone 3G. The Sygic software uses maps from TeleAtlas, the same company that supplies map data for Google Maps. Sygic produces similar software for Windows Mobile and Symbian devices.

Applicatin has turn-by-turn GPS directions with voice prompts, points of interest, support for multiple countries, and locally-stored maps.

   

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Tap Tap Revenge 2 soon



Tap Tap Revenge developers anounced new version of this popular application:

"The wait’s almost over! The code’s been written, the music’s been added, and our thumbs are numb from all the ‘testing’. Tap Tap Revenge 2 is signed, sealed… and soon to be delivered. Sometime next week if all goes well."

   

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009. 15:50

Oh My God! They Killed Kenny!



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Today is a depressing day for all of the South Park fans out there. The South Park app has been rejected by Apple:

"We first announced our iPhone App back in October, after we submitted the Application to Apple for approval. After a couple of attempts to get the application approved, we are sad to say that our app has been rejected. According to Apple, the content was "potentially offensive." But Apple did admit that the standards would evolve, citing that when iTunes first launched it didn't sell any music with explicit lyrics. At this point, we are sad to say, the app is dead in the water. Sorry, South Park fans."

Rumors say the app was rejected from the Apps store twice. The content is pretty much what you see on the show.

   

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009. 15:44

iChange car concept



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The Rinspeed iChange is an electric car concept promising 0-60 in four seconds along with a transforming rear end that can create two extra seats. And an iPhone controls everything but the driving parts. The dash features an iPhone dock, and as you can see, there really aren't many other buttons—heck, there's not even a slot for the key. So the iPhone is used to turn on the car, control the Harman/Kardon infotainment system with GPS navigation, and, we believe, even handle the air conditioning complete with vents.

   

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009. 14:40

Offline GMail for iPhone



During Mobile World Congress 2009 Google demoed a version of GMail that will still work even when Airplane mode is on. Airplane mode effectively takes the iPhone offline, but by using local storage capabilities found in HTML5, users would still be able to browse and manipulate their mail. A video shows it in action:

via macrumors

   

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009. 13:24

Oh wait, I have an iPod



Nice scene from Family Guy:

   

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009. 13:16

Categories updated to v2.23 [Cydia]



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Categories allows you to create folders on your desktop. It is a nice application from Cydia, recently updated to version 2.23.

Here is a change list:

  • Fixed issue where users behind a proxy had the app close and safari open in some cases.
  • Worked on memory usage. Fixed a large memory leak. (There is still a memory leak in the configuration part of the app, but it’s not as big. I hope I get time to fix it in the near future).
  • The iPhone 2.1 and newer froze up when trying to respring with less than 7MB RAM. When memory got low, springboard would kill the app causing it to respring and freeze up. The respring flag should now be cleared in most cases when memory gets this low.
  • The app will now detect if it gets closed due to low memory and allow you to continue your editing where you left off.
  • Memory free and respring state are now in the status bar while the app is running
   

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009. 12:56

Epiphany: record speech after it's already been said [AppStore, Free]



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New iPhone voice recorder travels back in time. A new iPhone app enables users to record speech after it's already been said.

That sounds impossible, but Epiphany is programmed quite cleverly. The moment you launch the app, it's already recording. But it doesn't store the recording until you tap the "Remember that!" button. In the app's settings, you can set how far back you want to record clips (e.g., 30 seconds or 2 minutes).

This will be extremely useful in a number of ways. For example, imagine you're a journalist and you're interviewing a person who rambles a ton but says something interesting once every 10 minutes or so.

Epiphany is free through the App Store (Link).

via wired

   

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Thursday, February 19th, 2009. 12:44

MWC - Samsung Omnia HD



One more interesting, fantastic device. Indeed it is the first phone in the world to record video in HD 720p (1280 × 720). Here are the photos (click to get high resolution images):

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Samsung OMNIA HD (I8910) Product Specification:

Network

HSUPA 5.76Mbps / HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
EDGE/GPRS Class 12 Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900)
UMTS Tri Band (900/1900/2100MHz)

OS

Symbian S60 5.0 (Full touch UI)

Display

3.7" 16M Full Touch QHD AMOLED (360x640)

Camera

8 Megapixel CMOS + CIF

Auto-Focus / Power LED Flash / Face Detection/Smile Shot / Blink Shot / Panorama Shot

Video

DivX / XviD / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MPEG4, RV

24fps@HD(1280 x 720p) Video recording

DLNA & HD TV out (DLNA dongle needed)

Video Editing: Trim video, Audio dubbing, Live dubbing, Add subtitle, Image capture

Audio

FM Radio with RDS

MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / RA

Dual Stereo Speaker & DNSe 2.0: )

Value-added Features

GPS / S-GPS / Xtragps with Navigation, Proximacy, Light Sensor, Compass, Accelerometer

Advanced TouchWiz UI with Widget

Mobile Widget, Share Pix, Document Viewer, E-Dictionary, Biz Card Recognition, Podcasting, 3D Games, Application Download, Push Email (MS Exchange),Real-time video uploading, Smart Search

Connectivity

Bluetooth v2.0 / USB 2.0 / Wi-Fi

Memory

8GB / 16GB Flash + External Memory slot : microSDHC™ (up to 32GB)

Size

123 x 58 x 12.9

Battery

1500 mAh

   

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MWC - Nikia N86 8MP



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Here are complete technical specifications:

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Here is a live video:


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Monday, February 16th, 2009. 23:59

Stack 2.2 [Cydia]



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Stroughton Smith is working on the new version of Stack, the handy application for quick access to iPhone applications. It incorporates the features of the stack of OS X. Here is a video showing the new ability to move the stack anywhere in the dock and the new pop-up that requires confirmation to remove an application. It will be avaliable in Cydia soon.


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Monday, February 16th, 2009. 23:47