A new update is now available for the iPhone RoadMate app, informed Magellan, the app’s developer. The RoadMate 2.0 version brings several interesting and useful improvements such as a brand-new user interface, Yelp API or the option to perform local searches in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Free lifetime maps and traffic updates are also available and users can share the points of interest and benefit from highway lane assistance as well.
Looks like the rumors keep flip-flopping back and forth on this issue. Will the next iPhone (whether it’s called the iPhone 5 or the iPhone 4S) have NFC or won’t it? The newest reports are pushing us in the direction of yes.
Everyone and their grandmother (almost literally) is sitting on pins and needles waiting for Steve Jobs to cross the stage yet once again to reveal how he’s changing smartphones all over again with the iPhone 5. The latest rumors point toward a September launch, so until then, we have conjecture and hearsay. We also have the latest mockup of the iPhone 5, based on the most recent and most accurate information available.
As great as touchscreens may be, they rarely offer the same kind of visceral experience as you get with real buttons and real moving parts. That’s kind of the idea behind Pinball Magic, a mini pinball cabinet for your iDevice that goes along with the free app.
i0n1c, a German-based security researcher released the much awaited 4.3.1 jailbreak and untether exploit early this morning. The only thing left out is that the iPad 2 is not exploitable. The reason being, Dev-Team reports, is that the iPad 2 is “not susceptible to either limera1n or SHAtter bootrom exploits.”
Have you ever wanted to live out the dream of being a network administrator for some nameless corporation? Okay, probably not, but you could still have some fun playing Netwalk for iPhone 1.0. You don’t have to deal with bureaucracy and TPS reports, but you do need to get a functional network going.
PlugShare is an app that lets electric vehicle users find potential fill-up spots. The app gives the addresses of not only public charging stations but also the private garages of other users. PlugShare was released by Xatori, a company that creates software for electric vehicles.
The iPad 2 live event is currently underway, the latest reports are showing both White and Black models will be available from the get go at the same amazing starting price of $499.
Imagine taking your iPhone 4 or fourth-gen iPod Touch with you on a trek deep into the rainforests of South America, the deserts of the Middle East, or snowboarding down a mountain face without ever fearing for its safety. While this probably isn’t something you could do with your naked device, Griffin has brutally over-engineered […]
Today, Apple released three new models to their MacBook Pro line, including that Light Peak Thunderbolt port that can transfer data at 10Gb/s. So for those that say Apple information doesn’t get leaked, our news of yesterday closes that discussion. The processing speeds have obviously gotten a bump, and a new HD camera for 1080p FaceTime action is in there.
Playing games on the iPhone has always been a great experience. But I always felt that a company could launch a sweet controller that attaches to the phone to give you a better feel for the game and also enhancing the experience. This desire of mine has now been fulfilled.
The next time you order a trenta-sized iced mocha frapp, you won’t need to whip out your wallet. You’ll just need to flash your iPhone at the barista.
Convenience is the general theme that our society has been speeding towards, getting things fast and easy, that’s the way we like to roll. We can see this through the popularity of services like Netflix; instant movies, and iTunes; instant music. Credit cards in essence, are fast money, but not fast enough.
If you’re having trouble keeping up with the exercise routine you’ve suddenly imposed upon yourself for the New Year, you might want to check out the new Nike+ sportwatch. Not only will it add a new layer of technological novelty to something as old-fashioned as jogging, but it will even nag at you when you haven’t gone for a run in a few days.
We all have a lot of electronic devices these days and we tend to leave them plugged in even when it’s not necessary. There has to be a way to cut out that “vampire power” in a fun and colorful way, right? Dexim seems to think so.
Though pre-emptive cases for the yet-unreleased iPad 2 are nothing new, it’s the machined aluminum mock-up of the second-generation iPad inside this one’s sleek, black leather covers that really demands attention. Though we won’t know exactly where the specs came from, it seems absurd Dexim would go through all the trouble of designing a tight-fitting sleeve for it – which, by the way, the original iPad doesn’t fit into – if they weren’t absolutely certain about its accuracy.
iHealth is bringing iOS devices to the healthcare industry with its new blood pressure monitoring system.
Debuting at CES 2011 this week, iHome has just revealed the iW1 Wireless Speaker System with AirPlay. Music can be wirelessly streamed to the iW1 using AirPlay.
Every time that you download a new song on iTunes using your MacBook, you have to then sync your playlist with your iPhone if you want to have that song with you on the road. That’s the old way of doing things. mSpot changes how you get music on your iPhone, because it pushes your iTunes collection into the cloud.
This holiday season could be all about tablets and smartphones, as those are easy buys and will guarantee a smile on the face of the gift receiver, but what about all those other tech toys out there that well, may not be so typical or expected? We’ll, we’ve put together a list of some things […]
They could call it the Christmas Edition, but Rovio probably wanted to be a little more inclusive. If you’ve already got three stars on all the stages in the original, then it’s time to upgrade your way to Angry Birds Seasons. Those enraged fowl are back for another battle with the pigs and, as you can expect, much of the action remains the same as the first game.
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Having aspirations to set up a speed trap on the side of the road? Perhaps you’re looking to take neighbourhood watch to entirely new levels? Well, it seems that there’s an app for that. SpeedClock can clock just about any passing object and determine its speed.
Having just lost (read: probably stolen) my camera at a hockey game, I’m in the market for a new shooter. It might be time for me to step up into the DSLR range and thanks to apps like the OnOne DSLR Camera Remote, I’m getting much more interested.
That’s what you call synergy. Or leveraging your other brands. Or going all out with your marketing. Whatever you want to call it, it seems that Microsoft is taking this whole Windows Phone 7 business pretty seriously and it’s not afraid to give out some free stuff to attract your interest.
Apple today refreshed the Mac Book Air line after two entire years of a successful first generation product. Dropping both solid state and hard disk drives for the use of Flash. No not that Flash, Flash memory. Booting is no longer a word, it just turns on.
For those who can’t wait for a Dev-Team developed jailbreak for your iPhone, iPad or iPods, then you may have looked at GreenPois0n as an alternative. The tool comes with no guarantee, and raises many questions for users looking to break their 4.1 firmware.
Did you upgrade to iOS 4.1 only to realize that there was no jailbreak available for it? Do you miss all of those unauthorized apps that you had previously? Fret not, my iPhone-touting friends, because now you have at least two options for breaking free of those shackles. It was only yesterday that we caught wind of the Limera1n jailbreak solution, and now today, you get another shot at the steel bars with the GreenPois0n tool.
When I first heard about the Amazon Kindle and Whispernet, I immediately thought that it’s newspaper and magazine subscription model was superb. Now, as the iPad is being viewed as a suitable Kindle alternative, it seems that Apple wants offer up newspaper subscriptions too.
Just Mobile has “just” released an iPad stylus that allows you to take control of your touchscreen iDevice without smudging up the entire display. The chunky Alupen is a stick 4.75″ thick stick of aluminum in the shape of a pencil, it has an “Ultra-soft rubber nib” on one end which is smooth and finished in matte black. I call it the giant crayon for Apple nerds.
We knew not to expect a jailbreak from the iPhone dev team anytime soon, but @pod2g and @p0sixninja together may have a solution for jailbreakers once again. A blog post came hours after the iOS 4.1 official announcement, pod2g announced ‘Pwned once again? :)’
Mind control has taken a new twist today with XWave, a NeuroSky eSense patented technology that allows you to “see your mind in action.” What this means is, well, you can take control of things by the electrical impulses transmitted through your skull to the surface of your forehead.
The Apple Peel 520 boarded a ship and is coming to America, according to an email sent out by GoSolar PR. The device has just, literally this afternoon, been submitted to the FCC with its 8k filing to finalize its presence. That means that the once Chinese Yosin black market device of 22-year-old Chinese programmer Pan Yong, will soon be a legitimate product in the USA by GoSolar.
Its quite obvious after todays keynote that Apple is completely dominating the portable media player market with the iPod line, but that doesn’t mean the other companies should just shrivel up and disappear. SanDisk is stepping back up to the plate with the new SanDisk Sansa Fuse+ line of MP3 players.
You don’t have to be in your living room to be watching television anymore. You don’t even need to be at your computer. Thanks to the kind folks at Netflix, you can go ahead and enjoy all your movies and other programming on the road with the newly released Netflix for iPhone app.
Even though the Apple iPad is getting the lion’s share of attention these days, the e-Reader market is still as competitive as ever. Not to be outdone by its Amazon counterparts, Barnes & Noble is getting ready to go even bigger with its Nook e-ink reader.
Apple’s iPad was always expected to be the Kindle Killer, but never really disrupted the Amazon’s sales of its eReading tablet. In fact Amazon sells more Kindle books than they do hardcovers, and expect that number to “surpass all paperbacks sold sometime in the next nine to twelve months” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder & CEO. Kindle sales tripled in June when Amazon lowered the price to $189, we can only imagine what will happen now that the price has been reduced to $139 by simply dropping 3G and giving a Wi-Fi only version.
News came today as the US Government announced new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). One of the most notable and perhaps useless exemptions is the iPhone Jailbreaking grant. It is no longer “illegal” to Jailbreak your iPhone or other similar Apple device according to a U.S. Library of Congress ruling today.
Wi-Fi Sync is an app for the iPhone that allows you to sync your iTunes library on your Mac over a Wi-Fi connection; the clincher, it has to be jailbroken. Apple doesn’t allow wireless syncing for god knows what reason, but if they were planning on it than we would have probably heard of it in the iPhone OS 4 update. Until then, you will have to resort to seedy methods; the app sells for $10 from the hacked app store Cydia. A program similar to Wi-Fi Sync was started back in 2007 called uSync, it required executing shell scripts and libs: “SVN GTKPod/libgpod and SVN GNUPod (with a couple extra modifications),” and hasn’t gone anywhere since.
When you buy something from the Apple Store, the employee can happily take your credit card right next to the iPods and MacBooks on display. When you turn around to sell your old iPod on Craigslist, you can do the same thing using the Square app. That’s right, the Square App is publicly available for the Apple iPhone, as well as with Android-based smartphones. Further still, they’ll gladly ship out a card reader so that you can start taking Visas and Mastercards with the best of them.
Is there anything the iPad can’t do? It won’t be replacing your MacBook any time soon, but if Rana Sobhany is any indication, it could be replacing your much more expensive DJ equipment. What she has done is hooked up two iPads to a basic $100 DJ mixer and a $100 USB sound box, reproducing a full DJ setup.
From what we can gather, Rana really is the first iPad DJ. Each of the two iPad devices have been loaded with several DJ-related applications and then they are connected to a cheap $100 DJ mixer so that she do things like cross-fade and hit kill switches.
There’s definitely no drought in the iTunes app store today, as companies push their latest creations out in to a magical new world created by Apple, consumers anticipate the arrival of their multi-touch tablet. Will it be as magical as Steve says it will be? Or will it be as confusing as Letterman found it to be, hardly. But with all these apps coming out from the best software companies around, you can surely expect it to be something worth looking at. We’re kicking off the launch of the iPad with these 43 apps for you to peruse, some may appeal to you, some for the kids, but either way there’s an app that will suit you.
All visually stunning, GodFinger, We Rule, Charadium, Flick Fishing, NBA Hotshots, Warpgate and CastleCraft from ngmoco are set to hit the iTunes App store for the Apple iPad.
Quite a powerful lineup to hit the iPad all in one blast. ngmoco says go big or go home, and brings you their most popular titles for the multi-touch machine.
A leaked legal document distributed by the digital freedom crusaders EFF, discovered the legal red tape Apple binds its iPhone developers by. Truly draconian in nature the contractual documentation that Apple uses with developers for its systems allows it to reject any application developed even if the application meets the iPhone’s requirements.
Absolutely no reverse engineering for the iPhone’s operating system, nor any reverse engineering for the iPhone software development kit is permitted.
Apple has just announced that the iPad tablet Wi-Fi computer will be available in the US on April 3. Pre-orders will begin one week from today, on March 12, US customers will be able to order either a Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi + 3G model from the Apple store online or in person.
We initially expected the iPad to be available this month, manufacturing delays could have put Apple slightly behind schedule.
Apps are an integral part of smartphones and their appeal to us. They are essentially enhancements for a device that lets us do useful, silly, fun, and important things. A recent study has broken down the number of app downloads per device, and the results are somewhat surprising.
In a recent report from AdMob, app downloads of over 900 people were tallied and averaged to determine how many apps were downloaded per month.