Major League Baseball took another step in proving its technical superiority over the other three major sports leagues Wednesday, by connecting its wired MLB.tv subscription package with its At Bat iPhone application.
Beginning Wednesday, MLB will stream every single regular and postseason baseball game to fans via the $9.99 iPhone and iPod Touch application it initially released last year. Customers who already subscribe to MLB.tv and MLB.tv Premium packages--its online baseball viewing service--can now watch any game live from their phone or computer. The games will be streamed over the iPhone or iPod's Wi-Fi connection … Read more
Once I had a few days use of the phone and started to figure out which applications I would likely be making heavy use of, I wanted to change the listing in the task bar to reflect that. The picture to the right shows the default arrangement: phone, contacts, e-mail, calendar and launcher.
Mostly, I wanted to ditch the contacts icon. With universal search (which is great), I had, and continue to have, found no big utility in launching the contact application, much less having it placed in such a prominent real estate. I understand it being there by default though, as it is one of the first things people with a new phone play around with.… Read more
As I mentioned yesterday, I'm not a fan of driving around cities I'm not familiar with. My sense of direction is nearly non-extinct and I often stick to the interstate, only venturing off for gasoline and food. When I do need one of these necessities, I do my very best to get them close to an on and off ramp so I can't get lost.
Because of my fear of big city adventure, I'm often found eating fast food, and I miss out on the good eats I might be able to find just a street … Read more
Someone needs to rectify the growing disparity of applications that Google has for other mobile users and what is available on the Palm units. I had hoped that the Pre would bridge this gap with the new webOS offering incentive for engineers to expand their audience reach, but so far to no avail.
I mentioned previously about my frustrations with the lack of a built in public transit on the Google Maps application. This time around it is Google Latitude that I have found out is not available.
Now, I was nowhere near as upset about this one because my … Read more
Starting next week, Universal will release an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that controls content on Blu-ray Discs.
It's a first for the industry, but it falls in line with the Blu-ray format's efforts to expand beyond the disc and into other personal electronics devices. The app will launch to coincide with Universal's release of "Fast & Furious" on Blu-ray July 28.
Depending on the title it's associated with, the free application will allow bonus features from the disc to be downloaded to an iPhone or iPod Touch, and will let either … Read more
I was raised in the country. While I'm good on the road and am a confident traveler I tend to find myself tensing up when I enter an unfamiliar city.
When I got my Samsung Instinct I was so excited because I now had GPS navigation with me at all times.
Or so I thought.
The Sprint Navigation has gotten me lost on several occasions and tends to annoy and frustrate me more than it helps. I don't know if it just doesn't update often enough, or what, but as you're passing the road you should … Read more
One of the biggest complaints Pre users and potential customers have is the lack of apps available for the Palm Pre. We've known more would come when Palm released it's SDK (Software Development Kit) but no one knew just when that would be.
On July 16th, Palm announced it's webOS early access program is coming to a close as they open the program to everyone. Companies wishing to create an application for the Palm Pre can now apply to the program.
I expect several companies have already begun work on some awesome new apps. The one I'… Read more
States that are low on funds are steadily inhaling the idea of taxing the sale of a substance that gets you high.
Meanwhile, as if anticipating an uptick in demand, the folks at Apple have approved a new iPhone and iPod Touch app that will allow a little more mobile access to the soothing properties of marijuana.
Your legal marijuana experience, that is.
Some states--California being in the surprising vanguard--have made the … Read more
Apple giveth, and Apple taketh away.
That's the way some developers are feeling after Apple began refusing to give developers promo codes for iPhone applications rated 17+.
Apple allows its iPhone developers to request up to 50 promotional codes for their apps when they are uploaded to the App Store. The promo codes allow developers to do things like market their apps by providing codes to media outlets, according to The Unofficial Apple Weblog.
The codes were welcomed by developers, who were forced to build separate ad-hoc versions of their apps in order to give versions away. Even with … Read more