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    by Published on 09-08-2009 06:11 PM

    Image source: Touch Arcade

    Just a few days after Monomio's Commodore 64 emulator for the iPhone was accepted by Apple for inclusion on the App Store, the app was rejected, as Touch Arcade reports.

    The reason, as in the previous instance when the app was first rejected, was due to the presence of a BASIC interpreter in the code. Alert gamers noted that BASIC had not ...
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    by Published on 09-08-2009 02:50 PM

    [SUMMARY - we're about to hit 1/2 a million members, and we're having a contest with prizes including a MacBook Pro, iPhone 3G[S], Apple TV, and more. Read on if you're interested...]

    Well folks, it's been just over two years since we opened our virtual doors and began customizing the iPhone to bend to the community's wills... mid June 2007 saw the birth of ModMyi.com (back then we were called ModMyiPhone.com). From a July 15, 2007 guide on skinning the iPhone (the first out there!) done purely from command line with now-antiquated tools such as IphoneInterface and ./jailbreak up to today's super-easy connect-and-click PwnageTool and other tools, we've been right there bringing you the current methods, fresh news, and guides/community all along. We are the oldest (we were the first besides Saurik's) Cydia repository, and we continue to expand our offerings and features to you guys. Our members are what makes all this possible.

    We're now over 485,000 members strong, and nearing that 500,000 mark here in the next couple weeks. To celebrate, we're doing what we do best - giving things away, to you. We've got a brilliant 14 day contest launching today and sponsored by FreshBooks.com, as well as NegriElectronics.com and more. Top prizes? A 13" MacBook Pro loaded with a 2.53GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, 250GB of HD, and an 8x SuperDrive sponsored by FreshBooks.com and MiniBooks.app, and a 16GB iPhone 3G[S] - factory unlocked (it won't lock) - sponsored by NegriElectronics.com. Other prizes include a 160GB Apple TV, 3 FreshBooks + MiniBooks Packages (1 free year subscription - Shuttle Bus package worth $228 - to FreshBooks plus a free copy of MiniBooks.app - $14.99), and 3 Defender Series cases from OtterBox.com.

    How's it work? You help us build up, we help you get sweet stuff. You gotta work for it. Prizes will go to the top 9 participants, judged on total points amassed.

    How to Earn Points (there's tons of ways):
    • Tweet. Click here to retweet our contest announcement. You can earn 1 point per day of the contest by tweeting that precise message.
    • Twitter. Follow @modmyi, @freshbooks, and @negrielectronic (all 3) to receive 5 total points. Each submitting user can only use ONE Twitter account.
    • Link. Link to us from your blog/site to gain 5 points per site (i.e., 6 links on one site will only be 5 points - but 6 links from 6 different sites will be 30 points). Site's must have a PageRank of at least 2 to qualify. This will be checked by our contest judges, and links needs to have the following format:
      HTML Code:
      <a href="http://modmyi.com" title="iPhone News">iPhone News and Forums</a> at <a href="http://modmyi.com/forums" title="iPhone Forums">ModMyi.com</a>
    • Get a FreshBooks Account. They're free. Simply having a FreshBooks.com account will net you 10 points. We will verify these. Click here to get one free.
    • Create a Guide. As another part of our 500,000 member celebration, shortly after the contest ends we'll be launching our brand new, completely redesigned guides section here at ModMyi.com. The current Wiki is nice - but tough to organize and in need of a makeover. We're on that for you guys (as well as a few other very cool upgrades coming this fall) - and need your help to fill this thing up with even more fresh guides!

      Here's how the guides point system works:

      Make us a guide on customizing/using your Apple device. This should be using CURRENT software on a CURRENT OS (Snow Leopard/Windows 7/Leopard/Vista/iPhone OS 3.0.1). It can be anything from jailbreaking/unlocking your iPhone/iPod Touch to installing Boxee on your Apple TV to changing system icons in OS X. Simple stuff on iPhone/iPod Touch counts as well - How to connect to bluetooth, how to buy appstore app, how to redeem app code,
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    by Published on 09-08-2009 06:01 AM

    Image via Tech Crunch

    It seems Flickr is finally getting with the program. The hugely popular online photo sharing service is at long last debuting its own official iPhone app. And Tech Crunch has the scoop this morning on a development that should make a lot of photo-crazy iPhone users particularly jolly.

    I am pleasantly surprised to report a positive first experience myself with the ...
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    by Published on 09-08-2009 05:14 AM

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    It's the irresistible force meeting the immovable object.

    With Psystar now confirming that it will support Snow Leopard on all new Mac clones, Apple's lawyers are on high alert.

    Although Psystar says it has developed "new virtualization technologies" to allow its computers to interface with OS X like "never before," the company advised against installing Snow Leopard for now.
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    by Published on 09-07-2009 09:41 AM

    image via iphoneworld

    The global expansion continues for the iPhone as word comes today that Apple has approached the Antitrust Authority to ensure that its "activity with Israel's cellular operators" will be legal.

    Globes reported this morning that, at present, the iPhone is scheduled for availability in Israel October 15th. However, there may be obstacles ahead of launch that could delay the iPhone's release - at least temporarily - in Israel. ...
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    by Published on 09-07-2009 09:07 AM

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    Gone is the era when the television remote control was a fascinating, much cherished device and beloved member of the family.

    By conventional standards, the TV remote is old hat - nothing new or exciting. And while still practical and very helpful around the living room, its stature has been steadily diminished by a wide array of much neater, sexier gadgets in recent years.

    24 Comments  648 Views
    by Published on 09-07-2009 12:48 AM

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VA3NB-jpGA&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - C64 for iPhone[/ame]

    AppleInsider reports that Apple has approved Manomio's Commodore 64 emulator, having rejected it in June because of its inclusion of a BASIC interpreter. Apple explicitly forbade apps from launching their own any executable code in the licensing for the version 2.0 ...
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    by Published on 09-06-2009 11:09 AM

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    Who knew that Utah was the iPhone's secret little weapon?

    A story this weekend in the Salt Lake Tribune highlights the plethora of iPhone apps (some of which are the most popular around) that originate from... of all places... Utah.

    Few would have ever known that entrepreneurs in Utah play such a pivotal role in the booming business of iPhone applications.
    60 Comments  785 Views
    by Published on 09-06-2009 10:10 AM

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    An interesting article in the Pioneer Press this weekend illustrates how the "soccer mom" is rapidly being replaced by the "iPhone mom."

    Indeed, the iPhone has revolutionized the convenience with which we lead our lives. But the article inadvertently exposes a reality that many of us may be noticing in our own lives - that the moms we know or call our own typically use their iPhone in the most ...
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    by Published on 09-05-2009 01:01 PM

    TidBITS released a nice compendium of some of the nicest new features of Snow Leopard that aren't immedately obvious, including:
    • More reliable disk ejection: you now see the disk's icon dim after selecting "Eject," and you get an explanation of why when Mac OS X won't eject your disk. There's also now a "Force Eject" option (use at your own risk, of course)
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    by Published on 09-05-2009 12:37 PM

    Developers have gotten hold the latest beta of the upcoming maintenance release, called Mac OS X 10.6.1 build 10B503. In addition to updated Flash, there are fixes to Bluetooth, Mail, the Dock, networking and printing, among others.

    Apple was criticized for "stealth downgrading" Flash Player on Macs that had previously been running Leopard and Flash Player The upgrade fixed a ...
    36 Comments  498 Views
    by Published on 09-05-2009 11:24 AM

    Image via Apple

    Coincidence or not, Apple's media event next Wednesday, September 9th will be taking place the same day that the Beatlesí Rock Band game and their remastered catalog are also released. Could it really be that both events are unrelated?

    I tend to think they will have more in common than Apple is currently letting on.

    Therese Poletti at MarketWatch thinks so too.

    With Beatlemania on the horizon once more, perhaps ...