Do you have a "jailbroken" iPhone? Ever since the iPhone first came on the scene, there has been a large group of users who believe Apple tries too hard to control what works and what doesn't on the iPhone. The minute a new iPhone firmware update is released from Apple, a whole slew of people search for ways to unlock the device, letting them download apps that have never had to go through the App store acceptance process. This means that apps that would have otherwise never seen the light of day can be used on an … Read more
I know I'm not the only one staring at my clunky T-Mobile G1 right now, willing it to transform into Motorola's new Cliq. I've never been a fan of the G1's thick slab of chin rest that came as part of Google and HTC's debut of the Android platform. And, in my opinion, the plastic slug never did Android any favors, especially when compared, as it inevitably was, with Apple's sexy iPhone.
The MyTouch 3G is much better designwise, with its smooth lines that make it a device people would actually want to use--and … Read more
Developers of iPhone and iPod Touch applications can now enable purchases from within their freely available App Store applications.
Until now, Apple has permitted in-app sales of content, subscriptions, and digital services only for apps costing at least 99 cents.
Apple on Thursday sent the following e-mail to developers:
Considering all the drama surrounding the App Store approval process, this latest move by Apple appears to be a positive one for iPhone SDK developers, as it gives them a bit more flexibility in how they design and potentially profit from the applications they build.
We'd like to hear from … Read more
Wolfgang's Vault is an online archive containing hundreds of high-quality concert recordings, mostly from big classic-rock artists like The Who and U2, but with a few newer artists, such as The Walkmen, thrown in as well. (Here's a complete list of performers whose recordings are available on the service.)
The update adds a couple minor features, including a list of featured concerts--helpful for keeping track of shows that … Read more
Scan the bookshelves of any serious movie buff and you're almost certain to find a worn, dog-eared copy of "Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide."
Of course, just as encyclopedias work far better as interactive, online guides like Wikipedia, so do reference tomes like this benefit from the digital treatment.
Enter Leonard Maltin Movie Guide for iPhone ($4.99), which not only reproduces the full text of the print version, but also delivers some interactive "plot twists."
In addition to 24,000-plus capsule reviews, the guide provides a couple dozen of Maltin's latest reviews (full … Read more
The company on Wednesday introduced a professional version of its service that costs $19 a year and fixes many of the gripes we originally had about its very pretty, but feature-light, offerings.
A pro membership now gets you all kinds of goodies, including a rich text editor, tags for organization, image hosting, 256-bit AES encryption on posts that you've locked, and themes that skin the entire interface to your liking. Pro users can also … Read more
Programmers have mostly overcome a crucial hurdle to releasing a beta version of Chrome for the Mac, printing support, but several Windows 7 features won't make the cut for the present 4.x version of Chrome.
The Mac printing support is now added, according to the Google browser's issue-tracking system, though there are "minor remaining issues" and the new features aren't yet distributed with the software.
Google has cited Mac printing support as one holding back a Mac version of the browser. Mac support is important for the company's ambitions to spread the browser … Read more
Trillian IM users on the PC or Web who have been waiting to chat with Trillian on the iPhone will have to wait a while longer.
According to Trillian maker Cerulean Studios, Apple has been sitting on Trillian's submission for the last two months without a peep to indicate a problem with the app's content or the quality.
Apple has become known for hemming and hawing over apps that may compete with Apple or with AT&T's services, but Trillian is by no means the only all-in-one chat app trying to make it in the App … Read more
Some customers of Google's Postini e-mail security product experienced significant problems Tuesday, with reports of hours-long delays in e-mail delivery that are still affecting some customers.
Threads throughout Google's Postini forums spread involving the issue, which seemed to begin overnight on System 7--one of several systems used by the service--and was still affecting some customers as of Tuesday afternoon, although e-mail delivery had resumed for others. Users also reported problems accessing the management consoles used to log into the Postini service, preventing them from understanding exactly what was happening.