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Nexus One: Google Phone first video preview





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This is the first video hands-on of Nexus One, best known as the first Google Phone to be released in early 2010. In the movie we can see the Android Market, the speed of the processor, quite functional browser, the ability to open documents, and even Google Maps Widget.

Here are some characteristics of the device:

  • OLED display with capacitive touchscreen
  • Home Screen renovated with the possibility of using an animated background
  • Two microphones to reduce background noise during a conversation
  • The new version 2.1 operating system,
  • Snapdragon processor
  • Supports GSM networks
  • WiFi
  • Great camera
  • Virtual keyboard on the screen, but there is ability to use voice to dictate the words

Here is a side-by-side photo of Nexus One and iPhone:


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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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MacWorld Lists Top 20 Apps of 2009



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MacWorld has listed their 20 favorite apps of the year for the iPhone and iPod touch. With over 100,000 apps in the App Store, MacWorld focused on 20 categories and narrowed it down to the best performer in each category.

Here is the list:

Best Messaging App: BeeJive IM
Best Photo App: Best Camera
Best Notification App: Boxcar
Best News App: CNN Mobile
Best Book App: Eucalyptus
Best Social Networking App: Facebook 3
Best Casual Game: Flight Control
Best Search Tool: Google Mobile App
Best Reference App: iBird Explorer Plus
Best Reader: Instapaper Pro 2
Best Multimedia App: MLB.com At Bat 2009
Best Education App: Pocket Universe
Best E-Mail App: Postage
Best Designed Game: Ramp Champ
Best Sports Game: Real Soccer 2010
Best Shopping Tool: RedLaser
Best Platform Game: Rolando 2
Best Strategy Game: Strategery
Best Twitter Client: Tweetie 2

You can read a bit more about these apps MacWorld's site.




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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009. 15:45

Apple Approves Video Recording App for the iPhone 2G/3G



Apple has approved iVideoCamera, an application which lets you record video on any iPhone including the iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G. Now you don't need a 3GS to record and share videos with your friends and family. Works with firmware 3.1 OS installed and includes:

Ability to save to your camera roll or "Photos" and share via:

  • FaceBook
  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Twitter and more coming soon

Limitations:

  • The iPhone can only capture about 3 frames per second
  • Videos are limited to about 1 minute in length
  • Resolution is low: 160x213

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You can purchase iVideoCamera in App Store for $0.99 (link).

This is a great step forward, because Apple did not allow such apps to be in Appstore before. The quality of the recorded video is quite low, however it might be improved in the future. Could the acceptance of iVideoCamera open the door for Cycorder, popular video recording app that can be installed via Cydia?




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Official Playboy App for iPhone Approved



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On Tuesday, December 8, the official Playboy iPhone app hopped into the App Storу. Everybody can buy it for just $1.99.

The app is a scaled-down iPhone version of the largest selling men’s magazine, Playboy, and includes portions of the text from the following well known features … Playboy Interview, Playboy Advisor, 20 Questions, Party Jokes, Fashion and more.

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However do not expect to see everything you can find in the magazine. Apple does NOT allow nudity in the App Store. So the application includes the Playmate’s intro, data sheet, preview pictures and exclusive behind the scenes preview video. Theresa Hennessey explained: “The pictures are all non-nude or cropped, either from the magazine pictorial or from the Playmate’s Playboy.com pictorial.”

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Mail.Ru Agent app for iPhone



MailRu Agent provides an ability to exchange instatnt messages between your friends, send free SMS to cell phones, share your photos and manage your Mail.Ru mailbox.

This app is avaliable for free via AppStore (link).




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Friday, November 27th, 2009. 15:21

iLingual Speaks Three Languages With Your Mouth



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iLingual, an app that use your or anybody else's lips and uses them to speak.

Here's how it works: you snap a picture of a mouth, yours, your friend's or just a photo from a magazine. iLingual analyzes and converts it for animation. Then, you choose a phrase from the app's library, hold your iPhone over your mouth and there, you sort speak French, German or a little bit of Arabic.

iLingual is a sponsored app, so it's completely free. Here's an iTunes link.

Watch the demonstration video:


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TV Show "Lie to Me" Lies to Us About Swipe-able iPhone SMS Notifications



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The TV show Lie to Me (season 2, episode 3 to be exact) decided to lie — they showed an iPhone where one of the characters could swipe between SMS notifications.

To the trained eye, of course, it was merely screenshots of standard model text dialogs over the Notes app, with swiping no doubt courtesy of the Photo App, and sound effects added in post. (The whole screen, not just the alert dialog, changed on swipe). Why did they do it?




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Thursday, November 19th, 2009. 17:06

Google Earth for iPhone Updated, Adds 'My Maps' Compatibility



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Google today announced that it has issued an update to Google Earth the companion iPhone and iPod touch application to the company's desktop application offering virtual globe and other geographic information.

Among the biggest changes in Version 2.0 of Google Earth is the ability to view custom maps stored in the "My Maps" section of users' Google Maps accounts:

By logging in directly to your Google Maps account, you can view the same maps that you or others have created, using the My Maps interface.

What's new:

  • Take your maps with you wherever you go. View Google Maps created on your desktop computer on your iPhone.
  • Visual feedback when you select photos, businesses, and other icons. It's now much easier to browse.
  • Improved performance
  • Available in many new languages and countries

The app is free and avaliable in AppStore (link).




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NASA works on a chemical sensor for iPhone



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Several NASA scientists are working on a project called Cell-All - compact, low-cost, low-power, high-speed nanosensor-based chemical sensor for cell phones.

The device is about the size of a postage stamp and is designed to be plugged in to an iPhone to collect, process and transmit sensor data. The new device is able to detect and identify low concentrations of airborne ammonia, chlorine gas and methane. The device senses chemicals in the air using a "sample jet" and a multiple-channel silicon-based sensing chip, which consists of 16 nanosensors, and sends detection data to another phone or a computer via telephone communication network or Wi-Fi.

Update: Here are new cool photos:

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via nasa




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Thursday, November 12th, 2009. 16:57

Geohot is very close to iPod Touch 3G and iPhone 3GS jailbreak



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Geohot published new photo, where we can see the file called "ipt3_jailbroken". This means that he was able to unlock the iPod Touch 3G and run the Jailbreak. He said that this the same exploit works with in iPhone 3GS firmware 3.0 and 3.1 native.

It looks like we will see his new tool with classic buttons to run the Jailbreak in 10 seconds quite soon.




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Dropbox: Store your files online and view them on your iPhone [AppStore, Free]



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Dropbox is a service similar to Apple's iDisk. It lets you store your files on a server and immediately share your pictures, documents or programs on different computers. It is quite popular on desktops. Now there is a version for the iPhone. The official free application is already avaliable in App Store.

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So with iPhone you can download files, view them immediately, upload your own photos and videos to the Dropbox server, share links and sync it all with your computer.

It is a great service, especially because there is a "Basic" plan completely free of charge. With this plan you get 2GB of web space and it is absolutely free.

You can register and download the application for your desktop computer here (Windows, Mac, and Linux). Here is a link to application in AppStore.

Update: DropBox requires firmware 3.1




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iPhone copy-paste extension Action Menu updated to v1.0.1



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Action Menu, utility that extends traditional Copy / Paste functionality, is updated to version 1.0.1.

Here is an official changelog:

  • No longer allow copying secure text fields
  • Add option to disable extended menu support
  • Support for launching Birdfeed via the Tweet action
  • Remember language in Translate service
  • Allow carriage returns in Lookup (for supported services)
  • Option to sort Favorites alphabetically
  • Translations now work (Italian, German, Japanese, French)
  • Additional Support for more apps
  • Fix for Facebook crash
  • Fix for copying song or album name in iPod app
  • Fix biteSMS-button related crashes
  • Fix crash when Lookup action is used inside SpringBoard
  • Fix Copy All breaking copy in the Photos app
  • Fix crash in iTunes password dialog
  • Fix for freeze in Fast Notes
  • Fix annoying popup on Wifi network/ringtone cells in Preferences
  • Revert 1Password to value-only copying
  • Prevent Safari freeze when invoking inside a window.prompt (temporary fix)

Action Menu can be installed or updated via Cydia on a jailbreaked iPhone (iPod Touch).




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List of Cydia Apps compatible and incompatible with firmware 3.1



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Some users have already performed jailbeak for firmware 3.1 and faced problems with several Cydia applications. Some work with no problems, others send the iPhone to Safe Mode. Here is a list of compatible and non-compatible apps.

Applications NOT compatible with Firmware 3.1:

  • Winterboard
  • Backgrounder
  • Mobile Finder
  • ActivateMMS2G
  • Cycorder
  • PasteBoardStacker

Applications partially compatible with Firmware 3.1:

  • Cydia (apparently does not show the badge icon when there are updates available)
  • SBSettings (everything works except the button "Restart")
  • BossPrefs (everything works except the button "Respring")

Applications fully compartible with Firmware 3.1


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Need for Speed Shift: Photos and Cars



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Electronic Arts released several screenshots and some info about new upcoming iPhone game: Need for Speed Shift. This is a racing game similar to Need for Speed Undercover.

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Here is the official list of avaliable cars in the game:

  • BMW M3 GT2
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • Mazda RX-8
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  • Porsche Cayman S
  • Nissan 370Z (Z34)
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
  • Dodge Challenger Concept
  • Ford Shelby GT500
  • Audi R8 4.2 FSI quattro
  • Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
  • Ford GT
  • Porsche 911 GT2
  • Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
  • Pagani Zonda F
  • Aston Martin Racing DBR9
  • Maserati MC12 GT1

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