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Apple iTablet will be announced on January 26





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The Financial Times reports that it has received information that Apple has scheduled a special media event for Tuesday, January 26th in San Francisco. A stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco was rented for several days in late January. Apple is expected to make a major product announcement. The topic is unknown. However, everyone is sure that it will be an iTablet!

Want more proof? Recently Apple asked app developers to prepare for a demo scheduled for next month. Notably, Apple has requested that the developers prepare their applications to run in "full screen" mode rather than limiting display to the iPhone and iPod touch's 320 x 480 pixels.

Exact specs of the tablet remain unknown. There are long-standing rumors of a 10" display and recent claims of a 7" display. Apple might make multiple models of the new device.




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iFhone 3GS: The best Chinese iPhone clone available for $123



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All iPhones are manufactured in China. Probably that's why users can find so many iPhone clones. Here is the latest arrival: iFhone 3GS - one of the best iPhone clones ever.

The device is identical, however there is no Apple logo. Take a look at these interesting features:

  • 3.5-inch touchscreen
  • accelerometer
  • WAP, GPRS, Bluetooth, WiFi
  • 230MB of memory expandable to 15GB with a memory card
  • VGA camera
  • Java for games and apps
  • Audio and Video support (MP3/3GP/MP4/JPG/TXT)
  • Built-in FM Radio Tuner
  • Voice recording

Even the interface of the springboard and the various applications is very similar to the original iPhone.

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The box is identical, complete with Apple logo. Included: stylus, headphones, USB cable and an extra battery to attach to the dock. All this costs $123 without shipping charges.

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Nine Different iPhone GPS Navigation Apps Compared



MacWorld compared nine different iPhone GPS Navigation applications:

  • AT&T Navigator
  • CoPilot Live N.A.
  • GoKivo GPS Navigator
  • iGo My way 2009 (N.A.)
  • Magellan RoadMate 2010 N.A. Ed.
  • MobileNavigator N.A.
  • MotionX GPS Drive
  • Sygic Mobile Maps U.S.
  • TomTom U.S. & Canada

Prices ranged from $4/month to $100 to own. Overall the AT&T Navigator ($10/month) and MobileNavigator ($90) received the best ratings.

Here are some results in tables:

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Apple Releases '12 Days of Christmas' iPhone Ad



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Apple today launched a new holiday-themed iPhone commercial entitled "12 Days of Christmas". The ad reworks the standard Christmas carol of the same name to feature twelve iPhone applications related in some way to the holiday season:

  • 12 cookies cooking: The Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook [App Store, Free]
  • 11 cards a' sending: Postman [App Store, $2.99]
  • 10 gifts for giving: My Christmas Gift List [App Store, $0.99]
  • 9 songs for singing: TabToolkit [App Store, $9.99]
  • 8 bells for ringing: Holiday Bells [App Store, $0.99]
  • 7 slopes a' skiing: Snow Reports [App Store, $1.99]
  • 6 games for playing: Christmas Fever [App Store, $0.99]
  • 5 gold rings: Anna Sheffield Jewelry [App Store, Free]
  • 4 hot lattes: myStarbucks [App Store, Free]
  • 3 flights home: Flight Search [App Store, Free]
  • 2 feet of snow: Weather Pro [App Store, $3.99]
  • And an app that can light up the tree: Schlage LiNK [App Store, Free but hardware required]

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Apple Picks Best Games of 2009 on iTunes



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Apple created a list of the best iPhone games of 2009. The list is part of their iTunes Rewind 2009 where they are highlighting the best content across 2009 in music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, podcasts, and apps.

Here is a list with links to AppStore.

Congratulations to all developers who created these impressive applications.




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Developers, do not lie to Apple. They will pull your apps out!



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If you are a developer, make sure you do not make fake reviews for your applications. Apple in fact, has taken serious steps, blocking the accounts of a developer and removing 1011 applications because of fake reviews.

The developer "Molinker" had many apps. Each of them had about 50 reviews. The developer was using his promocodes (every developer gets 50 of them for every app) to write reviews for his own apps. One of the users, who bought several apps, investigated this issue and wrote to Phil Schiller. The apps and all the reviews were removed very very quickly from AppStore.

What’s incredible is that the developer had 1011 apps, which is almost 1% of the entire App Store. Well that’s 1% of the App Store that no longer exists.

The developers shouldn’t be surprised, but they are:

We got email from Apple yesterday [Sunday 6th] which told us our contract is changed to pending status.
Actually, we do not know what’s wrong so far. We had contacted Apple for such sudden changes, hope we can get quick response and actions from Apple.

Nice, isn't it?




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iPhone Explorer: one more iPhone browser app



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iPhone Explorer is a handy application for Mac and Windows. It allows users to use a USB connection and access all the system files. Users can create, delete and rename files and folders on iPhone or iPod Touch, or use the device as a flash drive. If you have a jailbroken device can gain access to the root directory. The functionality is somehow similar to iFunBox and iPhone Folder applications.

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The application is completely free and you can download it from here.




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App Rejection: a website about applications rejected by Apple



App Rejection is a new portal where the AppStore applications that are rejected by Apple are collected.

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The site can be used by developers to understand all those unwritten rules that lead to rejection. In other words you can learn from the mistakes and adopt your app to make it to the AppStore. To access the site just click here.




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Friday, November 27th, 2009. 14:26

iPhone Folder: an application to browse iPhone in Windows Explorer



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iPhone Folders is a Windows Explorer extension that allows you to browse contents of your iPhone or iPod Touch like a regular removable drive. After installation you'll find it in My Computer folder.

Using this extension you can browse your phone filesystem, copy files to and from it, open files directly from iPhone, create shortcuts to folders on iPhone. In thumbnail mode program will display previews of png and jpg files on phone, application icons for installed applications (.app folders).

Compatible with x86 editions of Windows XP, Vista, 7 and x64 editions of Windows XP and Vista. Requires iTunes 8 or 9 for normal operation. Supports jailbroken and non-jailbroken phones (in the later case filesystem access is limited to Media folder).

You can download iPhone Folders version 1.0.31 here.




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FireFox for iPhone will never appear in AppStore



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Yesterday Tristan Nitot, the European president of the Mozilla Foundation, has responded to some questions about the future opportunity to see Firefox on the iPhone and iPod Touch:

"The issue is more with Apple than with us because they control the App Store and because they refuse applications which compete with something that is already on the phone. It’s unlikely that we’ll see a version of Firefox running on the iPhone"

As for Firefox Mobile, it will be launching on Symbian, Android, Windows Mobile, and Nokia Maemo tablets in December.




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Apple partially automated the app review process



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More and more developers complain about the rejection of their applications in the AppStore. There's a good reason behind all this.

It seems that Apple has created a tool that can automatically review applications and APIs that are used. According to the rules of the SDK, the developers can not use private API. If this initial test is passed examiners begin to manually check the app.

So the advice is quite simple - follow the rules of the SDK.




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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009. 16:52

Apple Releases Two New iPhone Ads: 'Song' and 'Gift'



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Apple today posted two new iPhone commercials to its ad gallery and also began airing them on prime-time television. Here is a list of applications, that are used in these videos:

Song
- Jamie Oliver's 20 Minute Meals [App Store, $7.99]
- Credit Card Terminal [App Store, $0.99]
- Facebook [App Store, Free]
- The Sims 3 [App Store, $6.99]
- Redfin Real Estate [App Store, Free]
- Shazam [App Store, Free]

Gift
- Target [App Store, Free]
- ColorChange [App Store, $2.99]
- The Snow Report [App Store, Free]
- Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition [App Store, $4.99]
- HotelPal [App Store, Free]
- Zipcar [App Store, Free]

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New iPhone Home Screen Soon



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Some time ago we have presented a concept of an alternative homescreen for the iPhone created by Geoff Teehan. The designer announced via his blog that this concept will be implemented in collaboration with Saurik, the creator of Cydia.

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The new Sringboard will be characterized, following the old concept, browsable by a long list of applications that takes the place of icons, showing notifications, weather and stocks updates in real time. Here is the full screen:


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Friday, November 13th, 2009. 19:56

iCan video: an answer to iDon't and iDon't Care



We have seen a video from Verizon named iDon't and an ansfer from iPhone fans - the video named iDon't Care. Here's a new one, called iCan. It describes what a jailbreaked iPhone can do:

Here is the list of apps for that:

  • Can be customized: using Winterboard
  • I can run applications simultaneously: thanks to Backgrounder and Kirikae
  • I can always use the tethering: thanks to the tweaks available in Cydia
  • I call with Skype on 3G network: using VoiceOver3G or 3GUnrestrictor
  • Support an open development: with applications to be released via Cydia

Nice, isn't it?




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CoughMultitasking: The first video demonstration



Here's the first video preview of CoughMultitasking, the application from Steven Througton-Smith that will allow us to switch between different applications, leveraging the multitasking.

The application is only in early stages of development, but we already see 4 thumbnails per page and multiple pages.




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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009. 18:17