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Apple patents in-call iPhone chat and file transfer





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Apple has explored the ability to transfer a file from one cell phone to another during a connected call, according to a new patent filing revealed this week.
the new filing includes descriptions for sending text messages, e-mails, contacts, documents and more to a caller while two phones have established a voice connection.

"While a user of a mobile device is using telephony services, the user may want to send a message or a file to another part. To send this information, the user may have to disconnect the call, and then perform a lookup of the caller's contact information prior to being able to send the message or file. This multi-step process can be tedious for the user."

With this new method, you won't need to disconnect to send a file or some text data. Patent states that data could possibly be sent over a variety of network options, including GSM, GPRS, Edge, Wi-Fi, WiMax and Bluetooth.

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Friday, August 21st, 2009. 15:56

Facebook 3.0 Preview [Video]



Facebook 3.0 iPhone application has already been sent to Apple and should be approved shortly. Here are two video pre-reviews.


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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009. 16:49

Shoot out Your Road Rage With iGun for iPhone [Video]



The video above is too funny not to share:

The iPhone app being used in the video is iGun (costs $0.99, AppStore link). There’s a free version available (AppStore link).

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009. 17:41

TomTom video demo



Here's a video demo. It also compares this iPhone TomTom app with a standalone TomTom navigation system:

via engadget




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Monday, August 17th, 2009. 15:14

TomTom appeared in many other AppStores



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After starting with New Zealand a few hours ago, the iTunes App Store is now populated with region specific TomTom apps. Here’re the US ones:

Each European App Store is also carrying a fifth TomTom application offering a more narrowly localized version for the respective countries at a lower (~$30-40) price than the complete Western Europe version.

  • Benelux (iTunes link): offered in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and covers those three countries
  • D-A-CH (iTunes link): Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • France (iTunes link): France and covers France, Monaco and Corsica
  • Iberia (iTunes link): Spain and Portugal and covers Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar, the major islands of the Balearic and Canary Island groups.
  • Italy (iTunes link): Italy, San Marino and Vatican City
  • Nordic (iTunes link): Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden and covers those four countries
  • U.K. & Ireland (iTunes link) - the U.K. and Ireland

Take a look at video demo.

via engadget, macrumors




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TomTom navigation app appeared in AppStore



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iPhoneclub reports that four regional versions of TomTom iPhone navigation application have appeared in Apple's New Zealand App Store: U.S. & Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.We are expecting TomTom to appear in other AppStores.

Pricing is as follows (Users should set their iTunes Store to "New Zealand" prior to clicking the App Store links.):

  • - U.S. & Canada (App Store link): NZ $124.99 (US $84.41)
  • - Western Europe (App Store link): NZ $179.99 (US $121.55)
  • - Australia (App Store link): NZ $104.99 (US $70.90)
  • - New Zealand (App Store link): NZ $119.99 (US $81.03)

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The App Store application prices include only the iPhone application and not the companion car kit.

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Apple Tablet Image Leaked. Fake?



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This not yet avaliable device has many names: Apple iTablet, MacBook Touch, Apple Tablet PC. Recently we wrote about possible specifications. Today we have a photo! French site posted this photo, suggesting it could be Apple's tablet computer. It looks like an Apple Tablet - a big iPod Touch. But, of course, could easily be fake.


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Wallpapers for iPhone: Nature



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Here is a great collection of wallpapers for iPhone. Today's topic is Nature. There are 89 items:


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Saturday, August 15th, 2009. 22:50

CoPilot Live: Turn-by-Turn GPS App Debuts in App Store



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Another developer has just entered the North American turn-by-turn GPS fray, joining Navigon, Sygic, iGO and others in providing an alternative to help iPhone 3GS and 3G users get where they need to go. CoPilot Live North America by ALK Technologies, Ltd. made it to the App Store earlier today and joins previously-published versions of the app for the United Kingdom and Europe.

CoPilot Live has all standart features: turn-by-turn navigation, route optimization, pre-trip planning, an automatic day/night mode and more. CoPilot Live North America is currently priced aggressively relative to competing apps at $34.99. The North American navigation apps by Navigon, Sygic, and iGO are currently priced at $69.99, $79.99, and $79.99 respectively.

CoPilot Live North America App Store link

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TowerMadness: nice Tower Defense game free for a limited time [Video]



Today a good game has just become free for a limited time. I'm talking about TowerMadness, a Tower Defense 3D type game with really well done graphics.

It is only 5MB but the graphics are really good for a game like this, and we also have the ability to zoom and rotate the picture 360 degrees. We have lots of weapons available. Take advantage now and download it for free- TowerMadnes AppStore link. There is also a lite version, just in case you'll miss this free day - TowerMadnes Lite AppStore link.

Here's a video demonstration:


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Saturday, August 15th, 2009. 1:40

More news about the Apple iTablet



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Apple iTablet is a rumor codename for Apple Tablet PC, notebook with a sensor display. Some name it Apple MacBook Touch. Gizmodo claims to have received some information about Apple iTablet. Here it is:

  • 10 inch screen
  • Looks just like a big iPhone (though that may change)
  • 2 versions: with webcam and without (for education?)
  • $700 - $900 price tag
  • May function as secondary touchpad/screen for Macs
  • OS is still big question mark
  • Super-secret product code name.

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Friday, August 14th, 2009. 19:47

Apple iTablet UI Goes YouTube [Video]



Some don't believe the first video of this Apple Tablet OS UI vid is real. Anyway this is a cool concept.

Let's watch the video:

via theiphoneblog




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Apple Keynote Event Scheduled for Early September



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MediaMemo reports on claims from music industry sources that Apple is planning a keynote event for the week of September 7th. Rumors say that some expected topics are Snow Leopard , iTunes 9 and new iPod Touch with camera and microphone.

Apple has traditionally held media-focused keynote event each September to introduce new iTunes features and iPod updates:

  • 2008: "Let's Rock" - iTunes 8 and new iPod touch, nano, and shuffle models.
  • 2007: "The Beat Goes On" - original iPod touch, updates to the iPod line, iTunes 7.4 update, iPhone price drops.
  • 2006: "It's Showtime" - iTunes 7 and iPod updates, Apple TV.
  • 2005: "Here We Go Again" - Motorola ROKR mobile phone with iTunes support, the release of iTunes 5, introduction of the original iPod nano to replace the iPod mini.

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Duke Nukem 3D Now Available in App Store [Video]



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Duke Nukem 3D for the iPhone has just made its debut in the App Store. This version of the popular first person shooter game first appeared in 1996 for the PC, with subsequent ports to other platforms along with multiple expansion packs and add-ons made available in the years since.

This app appears to be a rather full implementation of the PC original though there are some on-screen analog control issues that hamper gameplay.

Let's watch the video from TouchArcade:


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Thursday, August 13th, 2009. 18:12

The number of jailbreaked iPhones grows



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The latest statistics provided by PinchMedia show that, despite the statements from Apple's official website, the phenomenon of Jailbreak is increasing.

In a single week in fact, it has gone from 8% to 8,43%. This is a small percentage which probably expresses the disappointment of users faced with some decisions of Apple, such as the refusal of the application Google Voice.




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