The iPhone is a fantastic device that revolutionizes how you communicate, consume media, and surf the mobile web. But one thing it doesn’t do, at least out of the box, is let you delve into instant messaging on the go. Your only option is to use text messaging on your carrier’s network, which can quickly become costly and doesn’t give the instant gratification of an IM client or chat room.
Your wireless service provider really doesn’t care that your life just isn’t going to be complete without an iPhone G3. Instead of wishing you well and letting you go, they want you to pay an Early Termination Fee of a couple of hundred bucks or so before they’ll release you from your contract.
Learn the how to get out of your current mobile providers contract after the jump.
July 11, the day you tell your old phone you’re free from its tyranny.
Fireworks, picnics, and drunken renditions of “Stars and Stripes Forever”… hope your Fourth of July was everything you could want it to be. However, it doesn’t have to come to an end just yet. With the July 11 release of the new iPhone 3G, Apple has conveniently given us a reason to celebrate a second long weekend in a row. Combining those Independence Day remnants you’ve got lying around the house with your iPhone anticipation only makes sense.
You coveted your iPhone, you might have waited in a long line to purchase it, you may have debated long and hard with yourself about whether it was worth forking over a day’s pay or more for any phone, and you certainly thought your iPhone was the coolest phone in the world … right up until you heard the dreaded news that Apple planned to release a new model. Now your year-old iPhone is looking oddly antiquated and you’re lusting hard for an upgrade.
Faster Web-browsing and that oh-so-touchable screen have already stamped Apple's second-gen iPhone as the ultimate porn-delivery device.
Since the dawn of the Internet, the porn industry has pushed the limits of technology as purveyors of adult entertainment continually strive to find faster, better, and more accessible distribution models for their product. And despite Steve Jobs's insistence that no porn-related apps will ever become available from the iTunes App Store, many in the biz are heralding the iPhone 3G as the best thing for their industry since the Net.
For the past seven years, cutting-edge Apple users have been spoiled by a constant stream of features and enhancements that have kept Mac OS X fresh and exciting. While putting the brakes on what once was an annual update, Apple has managed to keep rolling out significant OS upgrades worthy of their $129 price tags, and Mac devotees have become accustomed to watching Steve Jobs ceremoniously pull back the curtain on round after round of killer apps.
The Boy Genius Report got a tip that the iPhone 3G will be launched at 8AM instead of the evening launch favored by Apple during the OG iPhone launch. The early morning launch may be because of the in-store activation issue. No one wants to have their employees working until 5AM the next day activating iPhones. Think of the overtime! If your original plan to leave work and get and iPhone is smashed by this leaked information, we have a few tips to help you call out sick on July 11.
July 11, 2008, is the release day of the iPhone 3G, a device anticipated for its promised speedy connectivity and its one-stop application shopping. But a small and growing segment have their eyes fixed specifically on the integrated GPS chip: they’re geocachers.
Here’s a little experiment for you: ask your pals if they’ve ever used their iPods to listen to the news. We’re willing to bet cash that most of them said no. We’re also betting a few of them weren’t aware that enterprising companies and plucky individuals around the world are working to pimp your iPod out with a few more abilities than playing more of the usual same-old tunes.
Is that a dongle in your PC, or are you just happy to be using OS X? For as long as Mac devotees have been flaunting desktop superiority over their Windows counterparts, users on both sides of the fence have clamored for a way to install Mac OS X on a PC. On Monday, the wait may be over. Dubbed “the best solution for running Mac OS X on PCs” and consisting of a device that is “neither a memory stick nor a thumb drive,” EFiX allows non-Mac users “to install Mac OS X straight from the original DVD without having to worry about patches, replacing files and anything like that” is poised to free the PC world from the shackles of Vista.