Skype updated its iPhone application today to enable push notifications for incoming calls, notifications for incoming chat messages, and multitasking for iOS 4. With multitasking, you can keep your VoIP call going while you close the application to navigate through your device--even over 3G. There's also an announcement that may shock some Skype users.
Even though Apple is taking on Kindle, Amazon is making it clear that they are still selling their beloved e-Ink devices. The day before the Apple quarter-end earnings call, Amazon made an announcement of its own: they sell 1.8 eBooks for every hardback book. This is quite a feat for a device that the news would have as dead in the water.
Every time my day deviates from the normal home-to-work-and-back routine, I have to plan a strategy for iPhone power. Car chargers are an option, as is keeping a spare charging cable in your go-bag. But what are you supposed to do if your day’s travels aren’t going to include time in a car or in front of a computer?
On paper, the UBoard seems cool. It’s a desktop shelf with a built-in USB hub and even a cupholder. Once we got it set up, however, its many shortcomings quickly became apparent, and it ended up taking up more desk space than it saved.
Last December, Apple allowed developers to use an API called UIGetScreenImage() to grab a screenshot on the device regardless of the content displayed. Today, however, Apple has change its mind and privatized the API. App Store developers are none too happy about this move, including one developer, Manfred Nerurkar, who posted an entry on his blog describing a call from Apple's Developer Relations.
When is a flashlight app not a flashlight app? When it's just a clever disguise for another kind of app all together. In a move making him both a credible developer and a geek outlaw simultaneously, fifteen-year-old app developer Nick Lee submitted a humble Flashlight application for inclusion in the iTunes App Store that was actually a deviously hidden tethering application.
EA's Maxis studio is developing Darkspore, an action-and-role-playing game coming in early 2011. While it looks fun, expect a typical dungeon-crawler title--in sci-fi settings--not the playful, sandbox titles that established the developer.
While the sight of legal papers being served to Apple by other large manufacturers such as Nokia and HTC for Cupertino's alleged infringement on their designs isn't much of a surprise to internet passersby, it's a wee bit more rare to find a smaller, less public company putting their dukes up to defend themselves against a perceived wrong.
EA has just detailed 7 new iPhone and iPad games, and we tried them all. Some look like sure winners and others already feel dated. Follow along after the cut to check out Madden NFL 11, R-Type, Reckless Racing, Risk, The Sims 3 Ambitions, SimCity Deluxe, and Yahtzee.
Once in awhile, we like to shed some light on Verizon news just to show iPhone owners that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Verizon is more than likely going to ditch their very generous unlimited data plan, which currently tops out at a whopping 5GB. A leak from Engadget suggest that Verizon will likely begin tiering data plans come July 29.
From the way that Apple’s “Antennagate” PR crisis has unfolded in the media, you may be surprised to learn that the bad press is not equating to lost sales. But despite that, it’s still going to cost Apple a hefty sum of cash to appease customers with free cases.
Apple recently announced that the MobileMe Calendar component of me.com was about to get a beta facelift, and now we have some images to show off the new look, which borrows liberally from its cousin app on the iPad.
If you’re a Facebook and/or Twitter junkie who hasn’t quite found the best reading experience on the iPad just yet, you might want to take a look at a new free option called Flipboard, which turns your social content into a magazine-style experience.
This week's podcast follows the adventures of Florence, Susie and Nic as they decipher the true meaning behind Apple's free Bumper program. Also, iBooks got an update to look even sexier on the iPhone 4's retina display and the Mac Paint source code is donated to the the Computer History Museum.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions!
Did you hear? Each and everyone of Apple's offerings print money--or at least you'd think so after listening in on the company's third quarter financial results released this afternoon via Quicktime, phone and as a good-old fashioned PDF earlier this afternoon. Listening in, you just knew it was going to be good news (as if there was ever any doubt,) from the enthusiasm in Peter Oppenheimer's voice as he made a few state of the union comments surrounding Apple's third-quarter, which ended in June, before getting down to the nitty-gritty.