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Cooliris for iPhone [AppStore, Free]





Cooliris, the popular browser extension that revolutionizes the way you view media. Now it is available as an application for iPhone and iPod Touch. Cooliris makes finding news and search results a breeze by displaying them as an endlessly streaming 3D Wall, complementing the touch screen perfectly.

This application is free, avaliable via AppStore (link).

Features

  • 3D Wall makes finding and viewing content easy, and fun
  • Discover provides you with news on-the-go: stay on top of the latest current events
  • Get the full story: Read more inline without having to jump to the web browser

How to use:

  • 1-Finger Swipe - Scroll the wall a screen length
  • Pinch / Expand Wall - Zoom in/out
  • Single Tap - Select Media or go full screen
  • Tilt Wall - Scroll the wall by tilting the device left or right
  • Press Title Bar Menu Button - Select the item to go one deeper
  • Press Cooliris Logo - Go home
  • Finger Swipe Submenu - Slide the sub-menu items to see more
  • Click the Envelope - Share media via the default Mail Client
  • Click the Metadata - Opens the containing page web page
  • Click the 'i' Info icon - Shows/Hides the metadata panel

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Pinch Pop game [AppStore]



This is just one more funny game. Price is $3.99, avalibale via AppStore (link).

The most funny thing is that this game is rated 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.




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Friday, October 17th, 2008. 17:32

DiskAid



This is one more iPhone file manager. Quite good. I use iFunBox, and I like this one. I'll definitely try it.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2008. 22:20

Landscape Email in App Store



TouchType (iTunes Link) is a new app available now in the App Store for the low price of $.99. Now all that is left is some SMS landscape love.

Here’s a brief overview of how it works: Open the application and you get a landscape mode keypad, get your email groove on, tap the send button and it automatically sends it to the email application. Type in the email addresses and you’re all set.

This is all great. But it would be much much better to see this kind of functionality in Mail. app, rather than separate standalnone application.

Update: Four landscape email front-ends popped up on the App Store last night, including this one:

- Wide Email - $0.99
- Sideways - $1.99
- Touchtype (Landscape Email) - $0.99
- Compose - $4.99

via theiphoneblog and macrumors




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Thursday, October 9th, 2008. 1:10

Backgrounder



iPhone-Backgrounder (available for jailbroken iPhones via Cydia Installer) brings another much-desired functionality that Apple's not allowing for legit apps—the ability to run in the background.

This is very usefull for iPhone applications like Skype (Fring), MobileChat, IM+, and many others.

To enable backgrounding for the currently-running instance of an application, press and hold the menu/home button until a message pops-up stating "Backgrounding Enabled". Note that only the current instance will be affected; if the application is terminated and relaunched, the new instance will not have backgrounding enabled.

To properly terminate an application instance that has backgrounding enabled, press and hold the menu/home button until a message pops-up stating "Backgrounding Disabled".

Issues:

  • Application immediately quits when holding menu/home button:

    One possible cause is having the Intelliscreen application installed with the "App Launch Boost" option enabled. This option can be disabled in Intelliscreen settings on the "Performance" page.

  • Application "XXX" runs fine in the background for a while, then suddenly quits:

    This is most likely due to the device being low on available application memory (RAM, not disk space). This can be caused by either having too many applications running at the same time, or by using applications that require a lot of resources. Unfortunately there is no fix for this issue, other than to avoid having too many backgrounded applications.




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iPhone 3G in China - no 3G, no WiFi?



According to the South China Morning Post, the carrier wants Apple to supply a custom version of the iPhone which disables both W-CDMA (3G) and Wi-Fi. China Mobile doesn't yet have a 3G network in place and is afraid that customers will buy the iPhone and unlock it for use on more capable networks. This explains the lock-out for 3G, but killing the Wi-Fi is just spiteful.

Given that Apple ships an identical iPhone to every other world market, it's doubtful that China Mobile will get its way. But then, no other world market has a potential customer base of two billion people. If these functions are disabled, it will most likely be done in software.

via gadgetlab, gizmodo, cellular news




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Thursday, September 25th, 2008. 17:19

1 million NBC iTunes downloads



One of the major announcements during last week's media event was the return of NBC shows to the iTunes Store. NBC reportedly accounted for 40% of iTunes video sales prior to their removal late last year.

Hollywood Reporter reveals that over 1 million NBC iTunes downloads have been logged since the studio's return on September 9th. Some of those downloads may have been free HD episodes which are currently available from iTunes.

A list of all free HD iTunes episodes provided by TUAW include:

NBC's fall season will kick off next week for many of its popular shows including The Office and Heroes.

via macrumors




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Saturday, September 20th, 2008. 2:05

GPS not working in 2.1 firmware?



Several users have reported an issue in which GPS functionality and location services in general do not work properly after the update to iPhone OS 2.1. In most cases of the problem, location service crosshairs appear, but the tracking blue dot (indicative of GPS) never appears.

As described by Apple Discussions poster hitchsaid:

“Both my brother and I have iphones and we both updated to 2.1 and the GPS on both our phones were working fine prior to 2.1 Now all we get are the crosshairs- the blue dot is nowhere to be seen. I have tried all the recommendations sitting outside for 20min, 3G off, airplane mode on/off, soft reset, location services on….wi-fi on, bluetooth off…. but nothing seems to make it work again….what is really bugging me is that it was working fine before the update.”

The fix for this issue, for many users, is to navigate to Settings > General > Reset and choose Reset All Settings.

via iphoneatlas




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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 22:04

CopierciN - copy/paste for iPhone



CopierciN is a cool app that implements some copy / paste functionality. It’s in the beta stages but has potential. It lets you import and export between apps like notes, sms, email. Avaliable via Cydia Installer for 2.x firmares.

CopieriN is a basic text editor which, hopefully, bring some kind of copy/paste mechanism to iPhone (to jailbroken ones only, unfortunately). It does not add copy/paste functionality directly to other applications but it provides a mechanism to import text from and export text to SMS, Notes, Mail applications (more to come in the future) and files in the filesystem.

Usage: It basically has two parts: Text Editor and Importer/Exporter. Within the text editor, you can select a piece of text using your finger, cut or copy it, and paste it to a selected location.


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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008. 2:50

iPod Touch 2G hack soon?



DevTeam published first screenshot about their procress of hacking (jailbreaking, pwning) new iPod Touch. New device has new hardware, that might be used in future iPhones. The DevTeam work just started, so the fun part is coming.




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iFunBox - iPhone file browser



iFunBox is an iPhone file browser for MS Windows. It is quite useful. I use iPhoneBrowser tool, and this one I like very much. It is free, download iFunBox V0.6.199.35.

iPhone File Manager
> Navigation, Upload and Download
> Quick Preview, Drag&Drop
> Delete, Rename and Move
> Asian / Long Filename Support
iPhone Portable Disk
> Realtime Progress Indicator
> High Speed Data Transmission
> Scheduled Data Transferring
> Recursive Copy Subfolders
Managing iPod Music & Movie
> iTunes© Managed Media Files
> Upload Songs and Movie
> Sort and Selection
> Copy to PC with Friendly Title
Upload Wallpaper in Batch
> Wallpapers in iPhone
> Batch Uploading and Conversion
> Change Image Resolution
> High Quality Image Resizing



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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008. 14:28

What apps do not work with OS 2.1 yet?



According to reports in the toucharcade.com and macrumors.com comments

List of Apps affected by the 2.1 software update beside number of forum reports: (in order of reports)

> 20 reports

Last.fm: (no audio) Developer aware, v2.0 update in transit

Zen Pinball: (no graphics white screen) Developer aware, v2.1 update in transit with improved frame rate, responsiveness, and graphics

Toybot Diaries: (corrupted sound effects) Developer aware, v1.2 update in transit

10 or more reports

Alli's Jigsaw:(cannot select new image) Developer aware, update in transit


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2D graphic calculator



This is a very nice and powerfull 2D graphic calculator. User can draw multiple functions in different colors.  There are function value inspection, function intersection, solve for root, min/max points.

The multi-touch interface makes it easy to move and zoom. Both portrait and landscape modes are supported.

$1.99

iTunes Link




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Thursday, September 11th, 2008. 16:15

iPhone is evil



Nice and funny. But uncensored, clip contains explicit language...




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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008. 18:56

Text Guru - advanced text editor with copy/paste



This is a very useful advanced multi-function text editor. It is avaliable via AppStore (link), the price now is just $0.99 (was $4.99). Among the features are:

  • cut/copy/paste support
  • find and replace
  • pastie.org support (to upload your text to a public site for others or to retrieve later on a pc)
  • file sharing
  • web previews for HTML
  • 22 fonts avaliable for displaying documents
  • hex and ASCII modes
  • landscape mode support
  • MS Office documents viewing support (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • autosave
  • character, word and paragraph counts.

Official application's blog: http://brancipater.com/blog




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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008. 18:18