One of the biggest gripes we've heard about Apple's iPhone has nothing to do with the headset itself; rather it's over the AT&Tcarrier exclusivity. While phone locking (and unlocking for that matter) is nothing new in the cell phone world, the iPhone is a special case considering how much hype still surrounds it.
That's why it was inevitable that someone would figure out how to unlock the iPhone and free it from its AT&T shackles. Though we've heard a lot of promises, mostly unfulfilled, a real, workable solution now seems to … Read more
In the comments of a previous post, the Macalope was chastised for not "keeping it real" since his move to CNET (to paraphrase Merlin Mann, there goes my former biggest fan ever... again).
You'll have to appreciate the position the horned one is in. Some readers seem to think he should "balance out" their perceived anti-Apple bias at CNET (the exceptional Tom Krazit would probably take, well, exception to that, although on the other hand...) while others apparently want him to be less of a MacMac or an Apple apologist.
But let's face it. … Read more
Phill Ryu, one of my favorite Mac bloggers--and also a developer of fine Mac software--recently came up with five applications he'd like to see on the iPhone. There are already a ton of applications available for iPhone, many of which you can find at our iPhone Approll (a lot of the applications were reviewed by yours truly!). But if you're an iPhone owner, I would bet at least one of Phill's ideas has probably crossed your mind. I think my favorite of the fantasy applications is a fully functional iTunes Store for iPhone.… Read more
AT&T informs the horned one on his iPhone that it is "removing itemized detail" from its bills to iPhone customers. That only took two months too long.
For customers who may be servants of the Lidless Eye, you can still get a full paper bill.
Seriously, who other than someone submitting an expense report to Mordor needs a bill with 10,000 $0.00 line items?
This interestingly named program for iPhone is one of the better apps we've found for searching multiple popular sites for news and information feeds. An intuitive interface lets you quickly search the latest headlines at CNN, New York Times, Digg, BBC News, Engadget, and many others. Results show up with headlines and short blurbs before you go to the full story.
iPhone Link: http://www.yeahnototally.com/iphone/
Web site link http://www.yeahnototally.com/
Responsible consumers check around for the lowest prices before taking the plunge on a purchase. This oddly named app for iPhone helps you find the biggest deals at Amazon.com based on the price slash percentage. You can also select items by category to narrow your search for hot deals. Our only warning is that items come up in a long list with thumbnails, so loading might take a while if you're not within high-speed Wi-Fi range.
iPhone Link: http://chunklove.com/
If you're a commercial or general aviation pilot, you know it's crucial to get the airport, aircraft, weather, and routing information you need to plan and execute a flight before you reach the airport. With ForeFlight for iPhone, you can get airport directories, flight times, and weather information right on your phone. This helpful information for pilots requires a subscription which costs $7.50 per month or $75 per year.
iPhone Link: http://iphone.foreflight.com/
Web site link http://foreflight.com
"Summer lovin' had me a blast. Summer lovin' happened so fast..."
When iPhone came out, I fell hard. I was all ready to sign up as an early adopter. After all, the iPod tops my list as the gadget that has improved my life the most over the the past five years (with TiVO in a close second place). Apple convinced me that the iPhone was the next quantum leap in the digital lifestyle.
Well, now that iPhone and I have been together for a couple of months, I wish I could kick it to the curb like a summer fling. Unfortunately, we're bonded together by a two-year contract. Why hasn't iPhone been the end-all, be-all device I was hoping for?… Read more
Apple has chosen T-Mobile, O2, and Orange as its European launch partners for the iPhone after wrangling a revenue-sharing agreement, according to the Financial Times.
The four companies are set to announce their partnership by the end of the month, the report said. The deals would require the carriers to share 10 percent of all revenue from voice and data services over the iPhone with Apple, according to the report. Apple has a revenue-sharing agreement in place with AT&T, the exclusive iPhone carrier in the U.S.
No new details surfaced in the report about the type of … Read more