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    by Published on 10-02-2009 04:45 AM


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    Its amazing how much chatter there has been on our message boards in recent weeks about the host of new contraptions, devices, and apps that all help make our handy iPhones as hands-free as possible.

    Diving into the sea of growing bike and vehicle mounts is the latest offering from Joby. As our friends at CNET have reported, the iPhone has gone Gorilla.



    The look and feel are familiar. ...
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    by Published on 10-01-2009 12:27 PM


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    BuzzVoice is an online service with an available iPhone/iPod touch app that will read any of 1,400 blogs to you on your computer portable device. The website version allows you to listen to the posts or email an audio file of the speech synthesizer or to create a custom podcast of your favorite blogs.

    The BuzzVoice site allows you to create your own "Buzzcast:" ...
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    by Published on 10-01-2009 12:09 PM


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    The online Apple Store for Resellers has increased wait times for two Mac mini models, and many resellers' stock of the low-end mini is completely depleted. Meanwhile, Apple has informed its direct sales channel that the low end model has been discontinued. This is consistent with increasing rumors of upgrades to the product line in coming weeks.
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    by Published on 10-01-2009 05:57 AM


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    Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit. But with Apple and AT&T scooping up so many other businesses to ostensibly further their collective goals, it seems both companies are huddling like never before in order to continue making big plays together in the mobile realm.

    In addition to learning this week that Apple will likely face off with Google Maps after acquiring PlaceBase, a geolocation-savvy company that ...
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    by Published on 10-01-2009 05:00 AM


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    You never know what Apple is really up to these days. But as our friends at CNET indicated over night, at least we're gaining more insight into why Apple hasn't openly embraced Google Latitude.

    It turns out, Apple is in the map business now too.



    The Apple purchase was Tweeted in July and it's only making headlines today? How did this one get past us?

    In and of itself, the purchase ...
    692 Comments  4608 Views
    by Published on 09-30-2009 01:12 PM



    Up until a week ago, I didn't really use a case. I've tried quite a few cases, and for various reasons always wound up back at the case Apple sends with the iPhone - no case at all. Cases were always too slippery, sliding right out of my pocket, or too rubbery - bringing lint out half the time.

    Case-Mate has pulled me back to a cased iPhone though with the Barely There I.D. Case series. Not only does it protect the iPhone, it's major selling point for me is an added feature - the built in ultra slim slot for ...
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    by Published on 09-30-2009 12:30 PM


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    A story on Gizmodo asserts that Apple has been in touch with publishers about getting newspapers, magazines, and other print media up on iTunes for use with "a new device," presumably the long-rumored Apple tablet. The thinking, supposedly, is that the product will be marketed as a "basic repurposing of the stuff found on dead trees today." If true, this report could represent a key ...
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    by Published on 09-30-2009 09:01 AM


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    CNN.com released its CNN Mobile iPhone app on Tuesday, with a number of slick features its competitors don't have... including a $1.99 price tag.

    Other news outlets like The New York Times, France24, the Associated Press, and NPR have had free apps out for some time. CNN is taking something of a risk in making its offering a non-free download, but obviously hopes its feature set makes ...
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    by Published on 09-30-2009 05:56 AM


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    It's turning out to be a big week for streaming video content on the iPhone.

    First, we learned of Akamai's new video streaming platform, and now comes word that Elgato is behind a new EyeTV app that allows users to watch their favorite TV shows live on the iPhone or iPod Touch over a wi-fi network.

    Basically serving as a mobile extension of the desktop software, EyeTv lets you: Watch live TV and change channels ...
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    by Published on 09-30-2009 04:56 AM


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    In an announcement that is every bit as exciting to content developers as it is to mobile customers, content delivery network Akamai is behind a new streaming platform (based on its global network of HTTP servers) capable of delivering HD online video to the iPhone. Its also compatible with Adobe's Flash technology as well as Microsoft's Silverlight.

    For the iPhone, however, the prospect ...
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    by Published on 09-29-2009 12:32 PM

    The contest is finished, and we had hundreds of submissions to sort through and judge, which I've been doing the past couple days.

    A huge thanks goes out to Freshbooks.com, MiniBooks.app, and NegriElectronics.com for sponsoring the contest.

    Enough chit-chat - here's the results, what you wanted to know.

    1st Place / MacBook Pro / melech518
    2nd Place / Factory Unlock iPhone 3G[S] / alireda
    3rd Place
    ...
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    by Published on 09-29-2009 11:32 AM


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    Apple's Software Update utility has been installing an enterprise iPhone profile management tool on Windows PCs that had accepted the default update suggestions, even if the users had never used an iPhone. Although Apple pulled the utility from the default list later Monday, some observers raised objections about Apple's seeming propensity to push unnecessary software on Windows users. ...