My Deep Throat simply goes by the handle "The Dude," and it's unclear whether he's a disgruntled employee of Apple, Amazon, or the hotel where the meeting allegedly took place--or whether … Read more
Burning Tires 3D Lite is a free, two-level preview of Burning Tires 3D, a behind-the-car, third-person-view racing game with energetic graphics and sound effects. You compete with three other cars as you complete laps around the track and try to cross the finish line first. Steering with the accelerometer can be difficult to master at first (turning your iPhone or iPod Touch left or right like a steering wheel), but, thankfully, the game offers adjustable accelerometer sensitivity and--even better--touch-screen steering, which allows you to touch buttons on the left and right side of the screen to turn your car. You … Read more
Equinux, the company that provides the TV-watching solution The Tube for Mac, announced Wednesday its all new hardware TV tuner called TubeStick. The device, when coupled with free iPhone apps Live TV and TubeTogo, allows you to watch TV right on the screens of your iPhones and iPod Touches.
With Live TV, you can stream live television programs directly via Wi-Fi to your iPhone from your Mac that runs The Tube. … Read more
Updated at 5:45 p.m. PST with additional comments from Microsoft.
Nvidia's Tegra chip will be used in an upcoming Microsoft smartphone, according to an analyst at Broadpoint AmTech.
The San Francisco-based research firm also is speculating that Apple will eventually use the Nvidia ARM-based chip in a future iPhone.
Broadpoint's Doug Freedman said the Microsoft-branded phone would be the second Nvidia Tegra design win after HTC. "We believe the HTC ramp in '09 is the more material of the two as we have some concerns on the channel for Microsoft's handset distribution given the … Read more
The company, which competes with other low-cost Internet calling applications such as Skype, announced Thursday a new application that will allow Touch users to call and text messages using a voice over IP network instead of a carrier's cellular network.
All that is needed to start making calls is the Jajah application, the latest version of the iPod Touch, a microphone headset, and a Wi-Fi connection. While the Jajah service can reduce calling costs up to 98 percent, the fact that it … Read more
Mobile app developer BrowserMedia announced Thursday that it has launched an iPhone app for the Grammy Awards, airing Sunday. According to the company, it worked closely with The Recording Academy to develop the trivia game, which tests the user's knowledge about Grammy history. BrowserMedia is also developing a companion Facebook application that will provide ongoing trivia contests past the award show's airing Sunday.
Juicy Campus, a service that let college students manufacture gossip and spread it anonymously, announced on its corporate blog that it has decided to suspend operations. According to the company, it was enjoying strong user … Read more
Time to dump smartphone data plans? Why not? The cell phone market is stagnating--and worse while only a fraction of wireless customers own smartphones. Any way you look at it, the global cell phone market appears to be in miserable shape.
Some recent headlines to consider:
Motorola loses $3.6 billion
Sprint Nextel announces plans to cut 8,000 jobs
Nokia's profits plunge 69 percent
New subscriber growth at T-Mobile USA (which coincidentally offers the only Google Android phone in the U.S. market) suffers a steep decline.
While the fourth quarter is usually … Read more
This week we explore the depths of the Helio Ocean 2 and Motorola goes green with the world's first carbon-neutral cell phone. We also dish on the latest Palm Pre launch date rumors and check out an awful Nokia phone. Finally, we go a little off topic today and talk about the Snuggie blanket--seriously, it's gotten out of hand. All this and more on this week's Dialed In.Listen now: Download today's podcast
My favorite game so far for the iPhone just got even better and it's definitely worthy of its own Download blog post. To be clear, this is not my iPhone apps of the week post which will appear on Friday as usual. It's just an update I think all players of this game should know about.
SlotZ Racer ($2.99) just received a free major update and it is definitely a must have for fans of this slot-racing simulator. The game was already a steal at the $2.99 price tag, featuring excellent graphics, different racing modes to … Read more