It was inevitably going to happen, and now that your friends and neighbors are walking around looking to sink their rotting teeth into some braiiiiiins you have to get out of here. Wait, what are you reading this for? Run away!
(Actually, keep reading, otherwise you'll never know how to utilize all those Apple products you hoarded into your bag to help save your life.)
The App Store and its approval process is one of Apple’s biggest headaches and one of its biggest black eyes (and will be around, causing trouble long after the antenna issue is resolved). Apps get denied just because some prickly worker is having a bad day, despite being identical in offerings to other, approved apps, or someone at Cupertino changes their mind and pulls a previously approved app. But HTML is a lovely thing, as Google demonstrates with their "apps," and now there's a whole new app store for you to check out.
According to Reuters, AT&T is currently working on implementing a fix for the iPhone upload data caps that many are experiencing in the US. According to the article, the problem affects less than 2% of the userbase, but the problem could take another 2-3 weeks to fix. Alcatel-Lucent, makers of the gear that powers the cell sites, started issuing a software patch today to fix the problem.
Those of you who have opted to shake off the shackles of one sole carrier and one sole app store oppression may want to consider stepping out of the shadows. The jailbreaking witchhunt is over, at least in America. The United States Government has legalized jalibreaking.
You heard that right. Now, take a moment to collect yourselves. We understand; it's a time for emotion.
This week, we'll be taking a look at Apple's Voice Control on the iPhone. This feature was introduced on the iPhone 3GS, works on the iPhone 4, and lets you use the included Apple earbuds with a remote and mic, or any other compatible earbuds and headphones. Get ready to start telling your iPhone what to do, but be prepared to listen once in a while because the device might have something to say back. Sorry iPad users, you'll have to sit out on this one.
CultofMac is reporting that T-Mobile USA is incredibly close to striking a deal that would bring the iPhone to the carrier in the fall. If this rumor is indeed true, than that would mean that Apple has ended its exclusive relationship with AT&T and is now in an "open relationship."
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 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.
Intel has released a trio of chips that it claims can beat the stuffing out of any mobile chips on the block, including Apple’s A4 processor, used first in the iPad and now in the iPhone 4. And Intel would be more than happy to save Apple the trouble of developing, say, an A5.
Unfortunately, we members of the great unwashed can’t directly compare the A4 with Intel’s new chips, developed under the platform codename of Moorestown. While Intel, whose chips power Apple’s Mac but not its iPhone/Pad/Pod, will tell you practically anything you’d like to know, Apple has released next to nothing about the A4.
If your reading preferences lean towards dish and intrigue, you might want to pay attention to what Wired magazine has to offer in their August issue. The magazine has gone behind the scenes of the tumultuous relationship between AT&T and Apple and in doing so, sheds some light on the nagging question of why one of the best smartphone handsets in the world remains on the network that so many Americans love to hate.