There's nothing worse than having your mate shove their fancy new camera phone, such as the Nokia N82, in your face when you're not exactly rolling in moolah. But if you're on a budget it doesn't mean you can't find a good mobile snapper. In fact, it's worth keeping an eye on the pay as you go shelves for older handsets that end up there--you can often find a bargain.
Who needs sweet nothings uttered on the phone when you can send across your love through touch? Korean company Pantech is tapping into the gold mine of youths on hormonal overdrive with too much money to spend.
Its Touch-Screen Phone Love Canvas (IM-R300), the company's first touch-screen outing, not only lets one party draw little hearts and send them over to his or her significant other's Love Canvas, but they can also express their emotional status with various emoticons and vibrations by touching the panel.
The Sky-branded phone is being tested through SK Telecom, according to Telecoms Korea. (… Read more
Apple is working on an application aimed at letting people remotely control iTunes in the home via their iPod Touch or iPhone, according to a report on MacRumors.com.
The application is described in information included with the iTunes 7.7 pre-release version that was made available to developers on Thursday.
According to the MacRumors report, the application will "presumably" allow people to play back their iTunes audio with the help of Wi-Fi.
The report offers these details from the developers pre-release version, based on the "Read Me" area of the iTunes installer:Use iTunes 7.… Read more
AT& T may be getting ready to add multimedia messaging service for the iPhone, according to a new report.
The iPhone Atlas quotes an internal AT& T memo saying the telephone company will include the feature, which allows transmission of text, pictures, and potentially video to other MMS-enabled phones.
AT& T officials referred questions about the service to Apple. Apple officials could not immediately be reached for comment
There are third party add-ins that make MMS service available for iPhone users in the U.K.
Five months after it nabbed two awards at CES, the Motorola Rokr E8 has landed at a U.S. carrier. It will go on sale July 7 for T-Mobile ($199 with service), but we got our hands on a review model this week to give it a full shakedown. It's always exciting when a new phone arrives in the CNET labs, particularly when it's a model that was born with lots of fanfare. After a couple days of poking and prodding, we can report that the Rokr E8 hits some high marks. Its music player performs well and … Read more
A couple weeks ago, I pondered if early adopters of the iPod and other MP3 players were starting to lose patience with the random shuffle function. Too much black and white, not enough gray.
Almost on cue, start-up Instinctiv came out on Thursday with its first application, an iPhone and iPod Touch application called Instinctiv Shuffle that will derandomize the random iTunes-shuffling feature.
Instinctiv Shuffle uses an algorithm similar to that developed by Pandora and other taste-tracking sites to select the perfect song to play next--like having a professional DJ sift through your collection.
There's a catch: Instinctiv Shuffle … Read more
A few tidbits about the upcoming iPhone 3G launch have trickled out this week, though unfortunately, none of them are particularly illuminating, taken individually.
Perhaps the most interesting one--if only for its lack of details--is the memo distributed to Apple Retail employees this week in FAQ-style concerning the July 11 launch of the iPhone 3G.
Employees are being instructed to answer "I don't know" to any number of pertinent questions surrounding the launch, such as how the in-store activation process will work, any upgrade offers from the original iPhone, or any planned price cuts to the iPod … Read more
ArchPort Shoes offers a hideaway wallet feature tucked into the sole of its "radically innovative" patented sandals and athletic shoes, with space for cell phones, GPS transceivers, wireless MP3 players, batteries, heaters, and other gadgets soon to follow.
Company founder Matt Potts came up with the idea back in 1989 while playing tennis. "It's just not comfortable to carry stuff in your pockets, especially a wallet," Potts told GPS Daily.
He filed for a patent issued in 2000 and has been improving on the design ever since.
A Maxwell Smart-style cell phone has proved elusive, … Read more
One year after Apple's iPhone made its debut in a frenzy of consumer lust, much of the hubbub may have died down but the story is just getting interesting.
In just a year, the iPhone has had a clear impact on the way smartphones and mobile software in general are now designed, and has raised consumer interest--especially in the U.S.--in the concept of truly mobile access to the Internet. But Apple has struggled to find the right price for the iPhone, manage its supply chain, and limit the ability of hackers to get total control over the … Read more
Hi everyone. Starting this week, I will be answering reader questions about all things GPS right here on Miss Direction and Crave. If you need product recommendations, have questions about the technology, or ever wondered if a GPS can actually tell you to drive into water, this is the place to be. I'll be posting these Ask the Editor blogs every other week so don't be shy, send in those questions, and I'll do my best to answer them all. So without further ado, on with the show.
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