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AT&T May Surprise Us with an Early Launch

Posted June 25, 08 10:00 AM by Jovan Washington
Categories: Announcements Apple AT&T 

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If you remember last year, AT&T and Apple launched the iPhone at 6pm. However, that was when we were able to walk in, buy the phone, and walk out.

Now that there is going to be an activation process, things aren’t going to be so simple, and launching the iPhone 3G at 6pm could cause AT&T employees to be up all night.

BGR claims to have word that a memo was sent out to AT&T employees stating that they would be launching the iPhone 3G at 8AM to cope with the long lines and the in-store activation process.

Their source claims that the time will be 8AM CT, but 8AM local time seems to be more likely.

This would be nice. Then I can wake up and head over to the store and grab one, instead of waiting all day staring at the time.

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SugarSync For Your iPhone

Posted June 11, 08 2:00 PM by Jovan Washington

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I have been using a great program for quite some time called SugarSync. SugarSync allows you to sync and backup your files and media across all of your computers, the web and mobile phone. Best of all, SugarSync takes care of everything automatically in the background so you never have to make backups or email files to yourself.

A small client is required on your Windows PC or Mac. The application client runs in the background to monitor and synchronizes a copy on a secure central server. Files can then be available and accessible via web browser directed to http://sugarsync.com/or from a mobile phone browser at http://m.sugarsync.com/.

Following that link on the iPhone will tell you why it is such a great web app to use for your iPhone. The staff over at Sharcast want to make it clear that the same features for your desktop or laptop PC or Mac are also available on your mobile. However, for use iPhone users, the syncing from the iPhone is not yet there, however, when you log on using your iPhone, you will be able… more...


iPhone 2.0/iPhone 3G Ad

Posted June 9, 08 1:25 PM by Jovan Washington
Categories: Announcements 

The new iPhone 3G is stunning. Unfortunately, the iPhone 2.0 software was not released, however, it’ll be here in early July with the iPhone itself.

You know most of what is going to be included in the software and some really cool exciting games and other applications will be available, if not for free, then for $9.99.

To help with programs running in the background, Steve announced a plan that will include updates and any other application that needs to be ran in the background, to simply use an Internet connection and when there are messages, updates, etc, you will be notified. Pretty cool!

Also, if you would like to check out the nice iPhone 3G ad, click here and you will wonder why it wasn’t released today.

 

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Live Coverage Sites for WWDC 2008

Posted June 9, 08 9:00 AM by Jovan Washington
Categories: Announcements 

Unfortunately, I won’t be there, but I can tell you who will be there.

I thought it would be a good idea to round up all the sites that are going to be covering the event, to be sure that you can find a place to get up-to-the-second info.

Surprisingly, (as I remember) several of the sites that provided coverage last year, won’t be doing it this year, and thus far, this is the list of the ones that will:

Engadget
Gizmodo
Macworld
Macrumors
ArsTechnica
LoopRumors
The MacObserver

I am sure there are a few more, but definitely enough to keep you fully updated. The WWDC keynote begins at 10am Pacific/1pm EST!

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Blackjack and Mahjong Planned for AppStore

Posted May 27, 08 1:00 PM by Jovan Washington
Categories: Announcements Downloads SDK 

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Perhaps we have forgotten about the iPhone 2.0 beta and the features that’ll come, not only to the 3G iPhone, but to existing iPhones as well. Specifically, the AppStore in which many of the cool software will be released.

Games are going to be a huge success for iPhones. Apple knows this, and game developers know this as well. That is why I am thinking most of the Apps will be games.

Of all the games that are likely to be releases, two of them will be Blackjack and Mahjong.

Mobileage says it will be offering two games for the iPhone and iPod Touch through the iTunes App Store later this year. Blackjack21 is described as the definitive version of the world’s most popular casino card game.

“Blackjack 21 offers super seamless gameplay as it responds to the same gestures used in a live game. You can further customize the game by directly downloading awesome card and table art for free.”

TouchTile Mahjong is described as the classic tile matching game for iPhone and iPod Touch.

“Finally you can transform those brief moments of downtime into extended moments of… more...

3G iPhone May Support Evolved HSPA

Posted May 23, 08 1:00 PM by Jovan Washington
Categories: Announcements AT&T News 

As mentioned, it quite obvious that a 3G iPhone will be pushed out. No doubt about that. However, what may not be known is that the 3G capabilities may be faster than what we expected.

AT&T just announced that they will be completing their HSPA deployment by June, in time for the rumored 3G iPhone launch.

Well, what is so great about Evolved HSPA? HSPA comes in a variety of speeds, however, and AT&T’s implementation is said to offer 1.4 Mbps download and 800Kbps upload speeds when complete. A newer version of HSPA called “Evolved HSPA” promises download speeds of 42 Mbps.

That is considerably faster than normal and the 3G iPhone is reported to have the technology capable of supporting such speeds.

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Unexpected SDK Update Is Released

Posted May 7, 08 1:00 PM by Jovan Washington
Categories: Announcements SDK 

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News is extremely limited at the moment, but TUAW reports that another version of the iPhone SDK and iPhone firmware have been released by Apple, and are available now to download.

The news is still coming in from the developers that have gotten a hold of the new firmware and SDK. “This is Apple’s fifth beta release since the iPhone SDK was released in March. There’s just under a week left until the end of the Apple Design Awards submission period.”

The new SDK weighs in at just under 1GB and that is all that is known as of now. I am pretty sure more information about the unexpected release will be given out in the near future.

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Vodafone To Deliver iPhone in Other Countries

Posted May 6, 08 1:00 PM by Jovan Washington
Categories: Announcements 

Vodafone announced that it would be releasing Apple’s iPhone in Australia later this year, as well as in New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, South Africa and Turkey. That is a lot of places.

There have been quite a number of rumors indicating that Apple is looking to expand the iPhone’s internationally. An earlier Australian rumor suggested that the iPhone would arrive as an unlocked phone to be used on multiple carriers, though Vodafone did not comment on this possibility, so this may not be very true.

Either way, there is a lot on the plate right now and I can only imagine an unlocked phone would cause quite a stir. Only time will tell…

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DLO Announces VentMount for iPhone

Posted April 16, 08 1:00 PM by Jovan Washington
Categories: Announcements 

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Digital Lifestyle Outfitters has introduced its VentMount dashboard mounting systems for the iPhone and iPod touch. The VentMount is a 2-part hard black plastic car mount featuring a secure mounting device, which is attached to a vehicle’s air vents, and a shell which holds the iPhone or iPod touch.

The shell allows full access to all ports and controls, and features an integrated rotating belt clip that latches onto the mounting device for in-car use, doubling as a desktop stand away from the vehicle.

It is pretty cool, and I think I may get one. I specifically like the multi-functions that it has. Be sure to get yourself one here.

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iPhone Launches in Austria and Ireland

Posted March 14, 08 1:00 PM by Jovan Washington
Categories: Announcements Apple News 

In an effort to get the iPhone selling in as many places as possible, Apple has released the iPhone in Austria and Ireland.

Apple and T-Mobile are now selling the iPhone in Austria. The iPhone is being sold for 399 euro for the 8GB model and 499 euro for the 16GB model.

The announcement in February indicated the iPhone would also be launching in Ireland.

Apple plans on announcing the iPhone in Asia and other European countries as well as a possible release in Australia.

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