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iPhone update for 3G issues and etc in September?





Jim Dalrymple at Macworld notes that the iPhone software update from Monday was mostly to handle issues with dropped calls on new iPhone 3G handsets. According to an Associated Press article, the update "improved communication with 3G networks," said Apple spokesperson Jennifer Bowcock.

However, some Macworld commenters are saying the update hasn't helped with dropped calls, even in areas with a strong signal.

What's more, according to an AppleInsider rumor, another update is scheduled for September that addresses an issue where non-default applications will repeatedly crash. A tipster claims to have received a Steveogram saying the issue "is a known iPhone bug that is being fixed in the next software update in September."

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Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 16:58

QuickPwn updated to 1.2.0



QuickPwn for Windows is updated. Support for all 2.x firmwares is added. So now you can QuickPwn and jailbreak the device if it is running 2.0, 2.0.1 or 2.0.2.

DevTeam reminds that it is still beta software, so usual rules apply, no complaints if anything goes wrong and use the tool at at your own risk!

Download here!

Using QuickPwn does not update the firmware itself, this tool is designed to ‘Pwn’ (the ability to install future custom non-Apple firmwares) , ‘Jailbreak’ and install Installer and/or Cydia on a given device. If your device is running 2.0.1 and you QuickPwn it, it’ll still be running 2.0.1, although it will now be Pwned and Jailbroken. It will also activate (not unlock) devices that are being used outside of their intended territories and cannot be activated using iTunes.

If you want to update to 2.0.2 then use the normal iTunes update to get to 2.0.2 and then use QuickPwn to Pwn, Jailbreak and Activate, remember that the 2.0.2 update includes a baseband update for the 3G iPhone, so depending what your long term intentions are for the phone, update wisely, of course in the upcoming PwnageTool application you’ll be able to create a custom ipsw without the baseband update enabled.

PS: Mac OS version is on it's way.




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New iPhone with photos of the girl who made it



These photos were found in a brand new iPhone in UK. Nice!

via MacRumors Forum




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Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 1:52

OpenClip - Copy/Paste for iPhone



One of the common complaints about Apple’s iPhone–and one that did not get solved with the launch of the iPhone 3G–is the lack of a copy-paste function. An independent developer Zac White has taken matters in his own hands and founded a non-profit, open source, community project called OpenClip which is offering iPhone developers a free Copy and Paste framework that will add this functionality to their applications.


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Real Racing - игра для iPhone



Developers from Firemint published a video about thier new project GCDC 2008 - 3D racing game for iPhone. Game will support multiplayer mode via Wi-Fi and 3G. The release is scheduled for the end of this year.




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Thursday, August 21st, 2008. 1:07

Aquarium for iPhone



Very nice application. It is called Koi Pond 2.0, avaliable via App Store. Costs just: 0.99$




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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008. 0:10

Network problems - just 2%, but it's 60 000 users



A MacForums reader claims to have received a one-sentence e-mail from Steve Jobs regarding iPhone 3G connectivity issues.

According to MacForums, the e-mail says the following:

We are working on some bugs which affect around 2% of the iPhones shipped, and hope to have a software update soon.

Steve

If we're to trust Cote Collaborative analyst Michael Cote's estimate of 3 million iPhone 3Gs sold since July, 2 percent translates to about 60,000 users having problems with the 3G network. The reported issues have ranged from difficulty staying on the 3G network to slow overall performance.

via wired.com




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Monday, August 18th, 2008. 23:44

GPS Kit for iPhone 3G



Garafa's GPSKit for iPhone provides you with more advanced GPS functionality and tracking for your iPhone:

  • Dashboard - see real time information (speed, direction, coordinates, etc)
  • Tracks - save your path, view in Google Earth or Maps
  • Waypoints - Save points of interest

While GPSKit's solution is $9.99, there are other applications on the App Store that provide portions of similar functionality:

  • GPS Tracker - real-time tracking service
  • Speed - real time speedometer
  • PathTracker - real time stats, save your path, also for runners/bikers
  • Speedster GPS - speed and altitude in real time
  • gpsCompass - real time stats
  • Distance Meter - distance tracker
  • iTrail - distance and path tracker for runners/bikers
  • RunKeeper - track running/biking paths and stats

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TomTom for iPhone is coming soon



MSNBC recently spoke with several GPS manufacturers about their plans to develop a turn-by-turn GPS solution for the iPhone. Such a program is likely some months away. Several of the 'bigs' in the business — TomTom, Garmin and Magellan — are interested.

"We have made our navigation system run on the iPhone; it looks good and works very well," said Dutch-based company TomTom, in a statement to MSNBC.com. "We will have to look more closely to Apple’s strategy before we can say more about what kind of opportunities this will bring us,:".

"We’re always looking at new phone platforms to expand into for Garmin Mobile, but we don’t have any announcements regarding the iPhone at this time," said Jessica Myers of Garmin International. Magellan spokesman Raphel Finelli said the company does "not have immediate plans for this, but we are looking into it."

via macdailynews




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Saturday, August 16th, 2008. 0:48

Clusterball 2 [video]



Resolution Interactive will release a new game for iPhone - Clusterball 2. It will be avaliable in AppStore.




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Friday, August 15th, 2008. 19:30

Simplify Media for iPhone



With Simplify Media installed on your computer you can stream your home iTunes library to your mobile device wherever you may be. It will supposedly work over EDGE, 3G, or WiFi

Simplify Media for Mac/PC is a free download. Only the first 100,000 copies of the iPhone version are free to download, after that it will be $3.99.




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Friday, August 15th, 2008. 2:06

Texas Hold’em iPhone game [video]



Here is a video of very nice game, called Texas Hold’em:


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Thursday, August 14th, 2008. 17:37

Qik: broadcast video live from iPhone, now with 2.0 support



There was a post about Qik:Broadcast video live from iPhone. At that time only users of old iPhones with firmware 1.1.4 could use it. Now there is a new version for 2.0 users.

You can get Qik with the iPhone 3G and old iPhone with firmware 2.0 by doing the following:

  1. If you have not already, you'll need to sign up at http://qik.com/sign_up and receive an SMS from us to activate the application.
  2. Launch Cydia.
  3. Go to the "Sections" tab at the bottom and scroll down to "Multimedia."
  4. Under Multimedia, you will find Qik. Tap on it then select "Install" at the top right, then in the same spot tap "Confirm."
  5. Now you will see Qik get installed. You may hit the "Return to Cydia" button at the bottom or just quit Cydia when it is done installing.
  6. You'll now notice a "Qik" icon on your home screen - Go ahead and launch it.
  7. As long as your initial signup SMS/text message is still in your inbox for the first launch, your account will be linked to your device.
  8. Make sure you have 3G service or are on WiFi (edge is not sufficient enough to stream video) before you begin broadcasting.
  9. Hit record and enjoy Qik!



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Apple's market capitalization is $159.37 billion



Digital Daily notes that Apple's market capitalization at $159.37 billion is now worth more than Google's which is at $157.56 billion. Apple's market cap first exceeded $100 billion in May of 2007. Apple was included into the S&P 100 index at that time. For interest, MacDailyNews compiled a list of the market values of other notable companies:

  • Microsoft (MSFT) - $255,648,204,000
  • IBM (IBM) - $169,964,678,000
  • Apple (AAPL) - $157,012,662,240
  • Google (GOOG) - $156,392,862,560
  • Cisco (CSCO) - $142,125,692,160
  • Intel (INTC) - $135,658,860,000
  • Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) - $111,866,423,760
  • Nokia (NOK) - $97,746,699,520
  • Research In Motion (RIMM) - $71,143,935,000
  • Disney (DIS) - $59,257,501,500
  • Dell (DELL) - $50,483,256,060

via macrumors




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Thursday, August 14th, 2008. 1:44

HSBC will use iPhones?



ZDNet Australia reports that banking "giant" HSBC is considering ditching the BlackBerry and switching over to the iPhone for its staff. HSBC has about 300,000 staff worldwide and this transition could result in 200,000 iPhone orders.

"We are actually reviewing iPhones from a HSBC Group perspective ... and when I say that, I mean globally," HSBC's Australia and New Zealand chief information officer Brenton Hush told ZDNet.com.au yesterday.




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Thursday, August 14th, 2008. 1:38