Scrabble has seen a lot of press lately thanks to the showdown over Facebook’s Scrabulous application. Whatever you think of that legal brouhaha, one thing is certain: folks love their Scrabble. Now iPhone and iPod touch users can join in the fun with a new, lawyer-approved take on the venerable board game.
Last night David G. of Apple posted MobileMe Update #3. The update explained that Apple has finished restoring Mail service to the 1% of customers who experienced historical message loss.
If you are still experiencing email loss problems, Apple has created a dedicated chat line for you to speak with an MobileMe specialist.
David also noted that a syncing bug, which caused calendar and address data to not properly sync over-the-air to the iPhone and iPod touch, was discovered and fixed. If you are still experiencing issues with over-air-syncing to your mobile device, you should follow the instructions here to restore your data.
We're getting closer to MobileMe nirvana folks. Maybe if we cross our fingers and wish upon a star it'll happen sooner rather than later.
The group is recruiting readers to book slots at their local Apple Store's Genius Bar to question the employees about Apple's policies concerning the iPhone development, DRM and Apple's use of proprietary standards.
We love open-source and DRM-free software and music as much as the next guy. It just seems that asking the Genius Bar employee about larger company policies is like asking the guy who pumps your gas why the price the oil is so high.
Aurora Feint is a fantasy-themed puzzle game that boasts gorgeous artwork, elaborate visual effects, and a rich, dramatic soundtrack. It’s easily one of the most polished games we’ve seen from the App Store yet - give or take some hiccups.
If the idea of paying for apps for your iPhone/iPod touch just gets your goat, not only are you cheap, but you'll be happy to learn that the Fairplay DRM has been allegedly hacked. The hack strips the DRM from App Store purchases and allow apps to be played on unauthorized iPhones.
As with most hacks, you'll need a jailbroken iPhone, XCode, and some command line experience.
The Mac|Life Posse wants to remind everyone that developers are people too. They put their pants on just like the rest of us - one leg at a time. Except once their pants are on, they make sweet apps.
For every useful, functional tool in the App Store lies a piece of software that serves no other purpose than to kill time. From games and sight gags, to visual teasers and flashlights, the App Store is filled with free and low-cost ways to make your commute—or morning meeting—that much bearable.
He’s a lone hero on a mission to rescue his city from the forces of darkness. No, not Batman - we’re talking about De Blob for your iPhone or iPod touch. The I.N.K.T. Corporation has drained all the color from Chroma City, and it’s up to you to undo their monochromatic mischief.
The trains might run on time, but for those Germans who pre-ordered iPhone 3G’s, scheduled arrivals are way off. Gizmodo translated a post on German website iphone-ticker.de which noted that after weeks of waiting for their precious new toys, these customers received a paper “build-it-yourself” iPhone template with the phrase (roughly translated) “As a small pastime/tinkering project” at the top.
Funny, ja? Nein!
No further details were given as far as when those customers would be receiving more sturdy iPhones that wouldn’t require bits of tape.
Apple is already in the works with firmware 2.1, adding fully functional directional GPS and push notification.
To the doubtful that thought the iPhone 3G’s GPS capabilities were subpar and would never prevail among its competitors, doubt no more. The lucky few with access to beta 2.1 reveal that Core Location can now recognize the basic direction of an iPhone, as well as its velocity. The GPS will have the necessary components to properly emulate turn-by-turn directions.
AppleInsider has also confirmed that Apple is working to implement background push notification so that third-party programs receive data without interrupting another process. This will save processing power and make sure that the app receiving the notification won’t interrupt apps that depend on constant access to the Internet.
More information on 2.1 should flood the web real soon.
Ahhh, the silent ringtone. It’s been on every phone I’ve had in the last eight years or so. But, like voice dialing, one-touch speed dialing, MMS, and the ability to shoot video of my dog running around at the beach, it’s one of the things I’ve had to give up since transitioning to an iPhone.
I can hear you already. “Just flip the switch to make your phone silent, Stupid.”
But I don’t want my phone to be silent; I want the ability to selectively silence my phone for certain callers. Those annoying telemarketing recordings come to mind. Or maybe your crazy ex, or perhaps your parole officer if you’re on the lam. Anyway, the point is, the iPhone doesn’t offer a No Ring option for your contacts. But with a little GarageBand fiddling, you can roll your own non-ring in a couple minutes, with just a few clicks.
Learn how to make your own silent ringtone after the jump.