We suppose it had to happen at some point--it was only a matter of time. Now you can have a virtual pet on your iPhone with Virtual Dog. Registering is a snap with the only requirements entering a username and password. Keeping your dog alive is the hard part, with several different training procedures you'll need to do to keep the little guy entertained. The graphics aren't great, but if a virtual pet is what you've been waiting for on your iPhone, Virtual Dog might suffice.
So that report on Monday from JPMorgan Chase, the one about the supposed iPhone Nano? The financial gurus have decided to rethink that one.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog spotted a new research note from JPMorgan analysts (thanks Gizmodo) that takes a very skeptical look at claims made Monday by their colleague, JPMorgan analyst Kevin Chang in Taiwan. Chang said in his report that Apple was hoping to launch a smaller, cheaper iPhone based on the iPod Nano design later this year. But JPMorgan's Bill Shope, Elizabeth Borbolla, and Vlad Rom threw Chang under the iBus in their own report … Read more
Want to know where the Wi-Fi is? Check out Jiwire Wi-fi Finder, which lets you use your iPhone to enter your location and then displays a list of Wi-Fi hotspots. Choosing a location from the list brings you to a screen where you can get more information, view the location on Google Maps, or call the location immediately. We especially like the ability to only search Wi-Fi locations for free.
iPhone link: http://iphone.jiwire.com/
Web site link: http://www.jiwire.com/
We need to have a talk.
Listen, the horned one knows you're really sick of hearing about the iPhone. Heck, Jonathan Ive is probably sick of hearing about the iPhone.
"If I hear one more word about what a design genius I am I'm just going to scream!"
The good news is, it's going to get better. The rest of the year will be more Mac-centric as Apple starts shipping new hardware and Leopard is released in October. Jobs has alluded to some great new hardware announcements in the near future and visions of tiny … Read more
Regardless of what P.T. Barnum said, we can't legitimately call the buyer of this $100,000 iPhone a sucker because it was all for charity. An anonymous bidder won the phone (pictured here), the first sold at Apple's Soho store to Spike Lee, on eBay as part of the "Keep a Child Alive" auction to raise money for children suffering from AIDS in Africa.
We previously reported on the TinyBuddy Web-based instant messaging client, which works great on the iPhone. A new iPhone-optimized offering has now been introduced: JiveTalk for iPhone. Both work well and are acceptable solutions for sending and receiving instant messages from the iPhone. Here's a quick feature comparison:Read more
We've been receiving a significant number of reports from users indicating that the iPhone's earpiece and speakerphone volume are too low, even at the loudest setting. Readers note that compared to most other mobile phones, the iPhone's sound output -- for voice functions, at least -- is subpar.
iPhone Atlas reader Sharon, for example, writes:"I have found the volume on the iPhone to be very low, even when turned up to the highest setting; it is also low using the headset for calls. It seems fine when listening to music."
Users have also lamented … Read more
If you're experiencing sluggish performance from your iPhone, particularly with interface elements not loading quickly, a full reboot can work wonders. To turn the iPhone off completely, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button (on top of the device) for a few seconds then slide the red slider. Turn it back on by holding the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
In some cases, when the iPhone freezes and the user attempts a reset by holding down the home and sleep keys simultaneously for several seconds, the iPhone will prompt the user to connect the device to iTunes so that a restore process can take place. However, in unfortunate cases, iTunes delivers the error message "The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred," prohibiting the restoration and hence proper iPhone operation.