OK, maybe I was wrong. I'm a big enough person to admit it. You see, a couple of months ago, I wrote that there was no way that smartphones and cell phones with integrated GPS would take over the portable navigation device (PND) space, but now I'm having second thoughts. I'm not saying that PNDs will go the way of the dodo, but it could go the way of the PDA when smartphones really came on the scene. They'll still exist, but the demand will be less and their reach will be limited. They'll be … Read more
Live blog: Steve Jobs at WWDC 2008 http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-9960064-37.html
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According to Apple's iPhone 3G product page, the mobile version of the iTunes music store will remain accessible only over the phone's Wi-Fi connection, and will not take advantage of the new 3G capability. I guess it shouldn't come as a shock that the wireless version of iTunes (dubbed "iTunes Wi-Fi") should remain a strictly Wi-Fi service. Still, it does seem like Apple has missed an obvious opportunity to allow users more ways to purchase music.
Unlike the original 2.5G iPhone, which doesn't allow EDGE data connections while voice services are active, the iPhone 3G allows users to transfer data over the UTMS/HSDPA network while on telephone calls--a significant enhancement.
Apple says:iPhone already gives you mobile multitasking. But 3G technology lets you multitask in more places--without connecting via Wi-Fi. Since 3G networks enable simultaneous data and voice, you can talk on the phone while surfing the web, checking email, or using Maps. All from your 3G cellular network.
Cross-posted from our sister site iPhone Atlas
Turns out most of the rumors were true as CEO Steve Jobs held center stage at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. CNET Reviews' Bonnie Cha offers her initial take on the product announcements that so dominated Monday's tech coverage.
And speaking of "Stevenote," one casualty--again--was Twitter. The increasingly spotty service was, well, spotty. But Twitterholics, don't despair. Webware's Rafe Needleman offers a couple of workarounds.
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Our long national nightmare is over. Finally Steve Jobs saw it fit to announce to the world the existence of the iPhone 3G, and it does indeed have quite a few improvements over the current iteration--3G is huge, of course, GPS is a welcome addition, and third-party applications are nothing to be sneezed at. Not to mention it's slightly thicker at 4.5 inches by 2.4 inches by 0.48 inch, has a black plastic back, a flush headphone jack, and just got a huge price cut (the 8GB will retail for $199 while the 16GB will retail … Read more
iPhone 2! (Rumor roundup) http://blogs.wsj.com/biztech/2008/06/05/new-iphone-rumor-roundup/?mod=googlenews_wsj
Sanyo Xacti HD1000 4MP MPEG4 High Definition 1080i Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-HD1000-Definition-Camcorder-Optical/dp/B000V79G0M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1212700827&sr=8-1 … Read more
ISP secretly added spy code To Web sessions, crashing browsers http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/06/isp-spying-made.html … Read more