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Modern Combat: Sandstorm game from GameLoft [Video]





Gameloft has just released a new fantastic video trailer showing in-game graphics of the masterpiece called Modern Combat: Sandstorm.

The expected price is $9.99. The game will appear in AppStore soon.

via ispazio




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Sunday, August 30th, 2009. 0:43

iPhone coming to China Unicom in Q4



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China Unicom published a press release which officially announces that the company has come to an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in China:

On 28 August, the Company and Apple reached a three-year agreement for the Company to sell iPhone in China. The initial launch is expected to be in the fourth calendar quarter of 2009. This will provide users with brand new communication and information experience.

The carrier will offer two different iPhones to its 141 million subscribers. Neither Apple nor China Unicom will reveal specs on the phones (WiFi?) or pricing.

via engadget




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Friday, August 28th, 2009. 18:42

Nokia N97 vs iPhone 3GS Photos Comparison



Here are couple photos taken with Nokia N97 and iPhone 3GS:

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The Nokia N97 takes 5MP photos while the iPhone 3GS takes 3MP photos. All the photos in this post are resized, click to enlarge.

iPhone 3GS photos are the left ones, Nokia N97 - right ones.

As for geotagging it was turned on for both devices. The iPhone 3GS successfully geotagged all 8 photos while the Nokia N97 was only able to geotag 2 of the 8 photos. The SIM card was in the Nokia N97, while the iPhone was in offline mode. A possible explanantion is that the GPS signal on the Nokia N97 is weak as discussed on Nokia’s forums.

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Friday, August 28th, 2009. 17:41

Octopus Cable Charges 10 Devices for Just 10 Dollars



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The $10 Octopus USB Cable has 10 different tentacles (ignore the fact that octopi usually have eight) to charge pretty much any mobile device you could own—most probably at a rate of 1 at a time. Specifically, that mix includes:

- Nokia 2.06mm (or 2mm)
- Nokia 3.5mm
- Sony PSP
- Motorola (V3 series) & HTC and other phones using USB Mini 5 pin as a charging port
- Micro USB (for Motorola V8...)
- LG
- Samsung (20P (s))
- Samsung (20P (M))
- Sony Ericsson Fast Port
- iPhone / iPod (for charging and Data)

Now why you'd ever be carrying around all of these devices at once, we cannot explain.

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via gizmodo and usbfever




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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009. 16:57

TomTom Released New Car Kit Video



TomTom recently released a new video about the navigation software and the car kit for iPhone:




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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009. 14:16

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.

via iPhoneclub




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AppStore app will guide you to find marijuana [AppStore, Video]



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As we know, with applications for iPhone has the ability to find anything. We can look for a job, locate friends or our service stations, but now you can also find the marijuana. The application is called Cannabis and it was approved by Apple.

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The aim is fully legal as they contain a database of useful locations, where you can find the herb for medical purposes. As you have guessed it based on the geo-service and is able to show all the details on pharmacies, doctors, layers or organizations that sell or care for patients.

The rating of this app is quite poor (2.5 out of 5). Comments say this app doesn't work well.

App costs $2.99, here's an AppStore link.




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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009. 0:46

Observing the universe with SkyVoyager and SkyGazer for Free [AppStore, Free]



SkyVoyager and SkyGazer are two wonderful Carina Software applications that you can download for free only today, because of the 40th first landing on the Moon anniversary. Here are brief details of these two appplications:

SkyVoyager (regilar price is $14.99, AppStore link) is a powerful astronomy program, with a database of 300,000 stars and 30,000 deep sky objects. It renders the planets and moons in detail, using NASA mission imagery.

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SkyVoyager is a planetarium that precisely shows the sky from any location on Earth, at any time in the past or future. It contains informative descriptions of the planets, stars, and constellations; and includes hundreds of images from both NASA and leading astro-photographers.

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SkyGazer (regular price is $2.99, AppStore link) is an easy-to-use planetarium program designed for beginners in astronomy. This app can be considered as a lite version of SkyVoyager, much smaller database, smaller functionality. But still it is a very good app.


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purplesn0w: iPhone 3GS unloсk solution from GeoHot



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Geohot, the creator of purplera1n, has just released his own iPhone 3GS software unlock and named it purplesn0w. Who is purplesn0w for? If you own a jailbroken iPhone 3GS running firmware 3.0 and you want to unlock it to use it with another carrier (T-Mobile only in the USA), then purplesn0w is for you. Are you experiencing wifi/battery/other unlocking problems after using ultrasn0w? Then I highly recommend you try purplesn0w. Geohot says that it’s the best unlock out there.

purplesn0w doesn't run any deamon (resident app) on the iPhone, it just patches three files: CommCenter, lockdownd, and wildcard. You need an activated device in order to use purplesn0w, this is a minus.

Here is how to install purplesn0w:

  • Make sure you have an activated iPhone 3GS. If you have T-Mobile make sure you disable 3G in the settings.
  • Open Cydia, and add http://apt.geohot.com to your sources
  • Install the com.geohot.purplesn0w package
  • Watch for the success output in Cydia
  • Reboot your iPhone 3GS

Once you have followed the steps above, your iPhone 3GS should be unlocked.

Update: Geohot has also posted technical details of purplesn0w here along with the source code of purplesn0w. He plans to release an updated version of purplesn0w with hactivation support.

via quickpwn




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Aera: flight simulator for iPhone [Video]



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Ichromo announced Aera, a new game for iPhone and iPod Touch, which will appear soon in App Store. This is a 2.5D flight simulator. Here are some characteristics of Aera:

  • Various types of mission and the Free Flight;
  • Multiplayer games;
  • Advanced physics simulation;
  • There are many places and different aircrafts to fly;
  • Carefully made in 3D;
  • Game is controlled by accelerometer;
  • WiFi multiplayer (the Peer to Peer Bluetooth will be integrated with an update);

Here is a video demonstration:


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Quake, Quake2 and Quake Arena will be avaliable for iPhone soon



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id Software's John Carmack today confirmed to Shacknews that the company plans to bring three of its Quake titles to the iPhone platform, though Carmack himself may not be heavily involved in the projects.  "We will be trying to put some other developers on the future classic titles," said Carmack. "I don't think I'm going to be doing all of the work on Quake, Quake 2 and Quake Arena on there."

The id Software provides an intense activity for the next year, with new projects every 2-3 months. Staremo a vedere. We shall see.




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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. 17:28

Easy way to enable tethering using Safari [Video]



Here's an extremely easy way to enable tethering on your iPhone 3G and 3GS (even on AT&T!) by just visiting a site on your iPhone's Safari. No jailbreaking needed. Here's where you go:

http://help.benm.at/help.php

Then scroll down to the Tethering & Internet Settings, then choosing your country and provider. This works for both AT&T and T-Mobile, and will let you install the appropriate configuration. Just be careful though, that AT&T doesn't officially sponsor this and might charge you extra for using tethering while you're not supposed to.

And if this disables visual voicemail on your phone, just go and reset your network settings, and it should be fixed. If that doesn't work, try updating your phone with an older version of the AT&T carrier settings.

via gizmodo




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Firmware 3.0 jailbreak: RedSn0w for iPhone and iPod Touch



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RedSn0w is an easy to use, multi-platform, multi-device jailbreaking and unlocking (iPhone 2G only) tool from DevTeam. It supports firmware 3.0 and iPhone 2G (original iPhone), the iPhone 3G (but not the 3GS) and also the iPod touch (first and second generation):


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iPhone vs Netbook in a racing car [Video]



What if you really need to write an email when you are in a racing car. What to choose: Asus EEE PC or iPhone? Let's watch the video:




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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009. 19:23