Two New Cases For iPhone 3G By Cut&Paste

A Japanese company, Cut&Paste, created two new cases with a few different options for iPone 3G.

New cases offer screen protection, they currently have available the Bone Phone Bubble 3G and the Bone Phone Cube 3G.

Both cases come in several different colors, both including a pink version of course. They also have a small hole to make sure the camera isn’t covered by the case. To get one it will cost you $18.70.



References:

http://forevergeek.com/general/cutify_your_ipod_3gs.php

DataCase for iPhone & iPod Touch

A great new application for your iPhone is coming in the next days or weeks. It will turn your iPhone into a wireless drive for file storage.

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Korebasi Lite For iPhone

Another maze-like iPhone game Korebasi Lite is launched. While playing the game you have to use the accelerometer to navigate. You need to move your ball to the crystal while rolling over bonus items like bananas, cherries, clocks and more. You’ll also encounter puzzles and enemy balls which will hinder your progress.

Trying to get your ball to change directions can be quite a pain sometimes and not to turn the game off there is an alternative you just have to simply place your finger where you would like the ball to go.

The free version of the game takes up 3.2MB of space and features 10 levels. You can purchase the full version which has 60 levels and needs 8.9MB.

The game Korebasi Lite costs $1.99.

References:

http://iphone.mb-box.ro/2008/07/28/quickie-review-korebasi-lite/

Louis Vuitton for IPhone

When you have a popular phone you need a trendy case to keep it in safety. The Louis Vuitton bags are insanely popular so they just had to make a shiny new case for the iPhone. Those you take care about their gadgets guess would be interested.

It’s a comfortable and specially designed for slim phones like IPhone is. One thing that is going to bother some is this is a sleeve to store your iPhone in. This means anytime you’d like to use it you’re going to end up having to slip it out.

Louis Vuitton is about quality but what quality in two pieces of leather slapped together? It is currently being sold for $280.

Reference:

http://www.louisvuitton.com/

Updated Pwnage Tool v2.0.1.

The iPhone-dev team updated the version of their Pwnage Tool v2.0 and released Pwnage Tool v2.0.1. A program allows you to activate and jailbreak iPhone units, including the iPhone 3G.

PwnageTool v2.0.1 takes care of the following issues present in v2.0:

* It auto-finds the bl39 and bl46 files better, if they’re on your computer

* It creates the ~/Library/iTunes/Device Support/ folder if not present, which should help with some 1600 errors people have been having.

* Many people have reported the PwnageTool not starting up at all (the icon never stops bouncing). This issue should be resolved now.

* The Sparkle AppCast URL is fixed in this version, so automatic updates should work for future releases.

You can download Pwnage Tool v2.0.1 for Mac (file size: 19.7 MB), by following this link or this one.

References:
http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/42931306/pwnagetool-2-0-1

WinPwn 2.0 for iPhone Is Released

New software for iPhone 2.0 software WinPwn 2.0 has just been released. This will allow you to jailbreak iPhone 2.0, jailbreak iPhone 3G 2.0, or jailbreak iPod Touch 2.0.

To use it you will need to uninstall WinPwn 1.0 and have the latest version of iTunes (7.7).

WinPwn 2.0 features:

* Support for both 1.1.4 and 2.0

* Custom Image Support

* Custom Payload Support

* iPhone 3G support

Here are the official instructions:

1) First create a custom IPSW using the IPSW Builder.

2) Click “Ipwner” and browse for the custom IPSW that you just created. This will pwn iTunes and allow you to flash Custom IPSW files via DFU mode

3) Once you have pwned iTunes, put your phone into DFU mode.

4) Once you are in DFU mode iTunes will pop up and then you can hold shift and click restore and browse to your custom IPSW file.

You can download WinPwn 2.0 from RapidShare.com.

References:

http://winpwn.com/

iPhone Remains Effectively Sold Out in U.S.

MacNN reports that a survey of Apple's iPhone availability tool shows that the iPhone 3G is effectively sold out across the country. Only 3 stores appear to have any stock for Monday morning.

Apple notes that on Monday none of its 137 locations in the US will have stock of the 8GB iPhone and that the only location to have the 16GB black iPhone will be its retail store in Pleasanton, California.

The only other two stores to have stock of the iPhone are the retail locations in Salem, New Hampshire (Rockingham Park) and New York City (Fifth Avenue) - both of which only have the 16GB white iPhone model.

See also:IPhone 3G Is Gone On Sale

Reference:

http://www.macnn.com/articles/08/07/21/iphones.virtually.sold.out/

3G Dock and Dock Adapters For iPhone

After the launch of 3G iPhone it is also available to purchase iPhone 3G Dock in Apple store.The item which was free with original iPhone now cost $29.

Apple store also offer iPhone 3G Universal Dock Adapter 3-Pack for $9.

With the iPhone 3G Dock, you get easy access to a USB port for syncing or charging and an audio line out port for connecting to powered speakers. You can even conduct speakerphone calls with your iPhone 3G in its dock.

References:
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB484G/A?fnode=home/shop_iphone/iphone
_accessories/cables_docks&mco=MTI3Mzc5Mg#overview

AT&T’s Free Wi-Fi Access for IPhone

AT&T has once indicated that all iPhone customers have free access to their more than 17,000 Wi-Fi hotspots access across the U.S., including Starbucks locations:

AT&T knows Wi-Fi is hot, and free Wi-Fi even hotter, which is why we are proud to offer iPhone customers free access to the nation's largest Wi-Fi hotspot network with more than 17,000 hotspots, including Starbucks. Now users can relax and access music, e-mail and web browsing services with their favorite blend in hand from the comfort of their favorite location.

AT&T provides an online tool to find a Wi-Fi spot near you.

Wireless from AT&T, formerly Cingular Wireless, is the largest wireless company in the United States, with more than 71 million subscribers who use the nation's largest digital voice and data network. AT&T is dedicated to providing customers with wireless technology designed to enrich their lives.

More details can be found at the AT&T website.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed To Be released For iPhone

THQ Wireless is working on their new Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on the iPhone platform. The game is scheduled to be released in 16th September.

The action game features 2D graphics and Force power controls tailored to the iPhone's touch sensitive control system. Unfortunately it won’t support the accelerometer except for changing the screen to portrait or landscape mode.

In the game, instead of running through rooms, you control your character just like in Rebel Assault. All you have to do is draw symbols on screen, which performs specific tasks like Force Powers to kill your enemies. It sounds simple, but it gets complex and the soundtrack will be identical to the PS3 and Xbox versions.

The game will be from 2 to 3 hours long.

THQ is among the fastest growing video game publishers in the world, developing products for all viable current and next-gen game systems including the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, handheld systems including the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS, and high performance personal computers as well as wireless devices. THQ currently has more than 70 products in development across the action, racing, puzzle, wrestling, kids, action-adventure and platform game genres.

THQ has offices in the UK, United States, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, Korea and Japan and owns 15 internal studios across the globe including Relic Entertainment, Volition Inc., Rainbow Studios and Juice Games.

References:
http://gizmodo.com/5025682/iphone-meet-star-wars-the-force-unleashed

Apple Begins Testing iPhone Software 2.0.1

The latest iPhone 2.0.1 OS hasn't even been official for a week and reports say that Apple is already testing the next revision of the firmware.

Data analyzed from server logs shows a minority of references to iPhones running firmware titled v2.0.1, instead of the normal v2.0 available preloaded or as an iTunes upgrade. The connecting phones are further divided into different builds, with 2.5G models running 5B101, and 3Gs relying on 5B103.

The server requests are said to come from the San Francisco Bay Area, near the Cupertino headquarters for Apple and Atlanta, AT&T’s home.

References:
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/07/15/iphone-device-software-201-on-the-way/

Free VNC Lite Client for iPhone

MochaSoft has published a VNC client for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Mocha VNC provides access to a VNC Server. Using your iPhone, you are able to connect to a Windows PC or Mac OS X and see the files, programs and resources exactly as you would if you were sitting at your desk, just on a smaller screen.

The Lite version has the following limitations

- Only one keyboard (QWERTY)

- Only left mouse click support

- No macro support

It appears the full version will be coming to the App Store at $5.99 (USD) and will support right click, three keyboards, and offer macro support. Both Lite and Full versions support Zoom and Scroll, 8 bit and 32 bit color modes, local mouse support, landscape mode and more.

For full information check the reference.

Reference:

http://www.mochasoft.dk/vncce.htm

Apple: 1 Million iPhone 3Gs Sells And 10 Million App Store downloads In First Weekend

Apple announced that 1 million iPhone 3Gs were sold over opening weekend and 10 million App Store apps were downloaded.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs pointed out that the previous iPhone took 74 days to reach the same milestone.”So the new iPhone 3G is clearly off to a great start around the world The App Store is a grand slam, with a staggering 10 million applications downloaded in just three days," said Jobs."

There are currently about 800 applications available for download in the App Store, over 200 of which are free; at launch, there were about 550.

The iPhone 3G is now available in 21 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K. It goes on sale in france on July 17.

References:
http://www.apple.com/hotnews/

iPhone 3G Is Gone On Sale

The 3G iPhone is gone on the market yesterday July 11, Friday. On same date that Apple Inc. launched its online software store called App Store. The App Store sells hundreds or even thousand of applications such as games, language translators, corporate applications, and more that would work for the iPhone. Apple Inc. hoped that by opening the App Store the same date that the 3G iPhone will be on sale, it can boost the sales of the device.

The latest App Store is the only place where iPhone as well as iPod Touch users can purchase the applications that can be used on their devices. For those who already own an iPhone, the App Store appeared in their device as an icon which is part of the free update. As for the iPod Touch users, they have to pay $9.99 if they want to upgrade their software. There are more than twenty countries that started selling the 3G iPhone on July 11. This helps Apple Inc. to gather hordes of buyers all over the world and to sell at least 10 million units before the year 2008 ends. The highly-anticipated second-generation iPhone can access the World Wide Web two times faster than the first-generation iPhone. Moreover, it also supports third-party software including games. Some third-party software can be purchased at the App Store while others are offered by the third-party software developers for free.

According to analysts, Apple has a greater chance of selling at least one million 3G iPhone units during its first week. This is mainly because Apple Inc. has reached more countries now whereas the first-generation iPhones were only distributed in 6 countries last year.

Reference:
http://www.apple.com/hotnews/
http://www.apple.com/iphone/appstore/

iPhone 2.0 Software Available For Download

iPhone users can download iPhone 2.0 software, before the launch of 3G. The file can only be downloaded via this direct link to Apple’s server at the moment.

The iPhone 2.0 software allows existing iPhone and iPod Touch owners to have access to the software features that will be available on the new iPhone 3G that hits stores Friday morning

Here is what Apple writes about updating to 2.0 firmware:

“Normally if you choose to update, the iPhone or iPod touch software is updated but your settings and media are not affected. If your device currently has a software version prior to 2.0 (1.x) and you are updating to software version 2.0 or later, all data on your device will be erased in order to perform install the new software. In this case, iTunes will offer to create a one-time media backup of your device depending on what content is on your device and what content is stored in the iTunes Library you are connected to. You should ensure that you have enough free space on your Mac or PC to accommodate a backup that matches the capacity of your iPhone or iPod touch (4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB) if you proceed with the this backup.”

To update or restore iPhone or iPod touch first make sure you have an Internet connection and have installed the latest version of iTunes; connect iPhone or iPod touch to your computer; in iTunes, select iPhone or iPod touch in the Source pane and click the Summary tab, click "Check for Update"; iTunes will tell you if there's a newer version of the iPhone or iPod touch software available; click Update to install the latest version of the software, or click Restore to restore iPhone or iPod touch to its original settings. At last follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process.

The download is free for iPhone users, but for iPod Touch users it costs $9.95.

References:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414

http://www.macrumors.com/2008/07/10/iphone-2-0-firmware-5a347
-available-early/

Simplified Wikipedia Searches For iPhone

Powerset.com has launched a service for iPhone consumers, which allows them to read iPhone optimized articles on their device.

Powerset offers a very simple search interface when you first hit its main page, and then offers superbly tailored results for the iPhone very quickly. Results pages are a joy to work with - extremely well laid out for finding main articles, offshoot topics, related links and images etc.

According to Powerset, the feature set for on-the-go browsing makes it “...the best way to currently search and read Wikipedia on your iPhone.”

A San Francisco-based company, Powerset was founded in 2005 and is funded by Foundation Capital, Founders Fund, Paperboy Ventures, and a number of angel investors.

Powerset’s first product is a search and discovery experience for Wikipedia, launched in May 2008. Powerset’s technology improves the entire search process. In the search box, you can express yourself in keywords, phrases, or simple questions. On the search results page, Powerset gives more accurate results, often answering questions directly, and aggregates information from across multiple articles. Finally, Powerset’s technology follows you into enhanced Wikipedia articles, giving you a better way to quickly digest and navigate content.

References:
http://www.powerset.com/

Apple to Launch MobileMe At 5AM July 9th

Apple has announced that their new MobileMe service will be launch on the evening of July 9th, just before the sales of the first iPhone 3Gs in New Zealand on July 10th at 5AM . The new service will be including web-based email, calendar, address book, photo gallery and storage capabilities, as well as "Push" sync services to between the cloud, desktop, and iPhone/iPod touch.

The following is their service status update that appears when you currently log into. Mac, which outlines the MobileMe launch on July 9th. Members will be unable to access www.mac.com or any .Mac services during this time with the exception of .Mac Mail accessed via a desktop application, iPhone, or iPod touch. MobileMe will be available as soon as possible during this maintenance window.

It is also anticipated that the new version of iTunes will most likely be showing up around this time). MobileMe costs $99/year in the U.S., but will be available for $69 with the purchase of an iPhone 3G on July 11th.

Reference:

http://www.apple.com/mobileme/

Apple Released: "iPhone 3G. A guided Tour"

Apple released a guided tour of how to use the new 3G iPhone. The video covers all the new additions to the iPhone (3G, GPS, MobileMe, Exchange and much more).

The guided tours are available in both a 38-minute beginner's guide to the entire phone for customers that are new to iPhone, 12-minute edition that shows just the new features added with iPhone 3G and its iPhone 2.0 software for people that are upgrading from the first generation iPhone to the 3G model.

The most interesting aspect of the guided tour is the App Store demo. Once you choose to download an app, the icon will show up on the Springboard with a progress bar, showing how much of the app is yet to download. If you're stuck without a 3G or WiFi connection, the App Store will also be accessible via iTunes, and applications can be downloaded to the iPhone during a regular sync operation.

You can watch the video here.

References:
http://www.apple.com/iphone/guidedtour/

New Application - AgileMessenger For iPhone

Agilemobile released a new native chat application - AgileMessenger for iPhone.

AgileMessenger 1.0.16 is a free client that supports ICQ, MSN, JABBER, GTALK and more. It saves history, can change status,add contacts, deletes contacts, see the total traffic data exchanged during conversations, rename a contact, move a contact in another group, delete a contact and get information on it, use the vibration as notification for each message received, subdivide the list of contacts for groups and display contacts even when they are offline, conversations in the course will be open as tabs that will be accessible through the top bar simply by pressing the name of the person with whom you want to talk, when you receive a message, in addition to vibration, the name of the person you’re looking for is red, between the settings you can set the size of the character of the conversation, the size of contacts el’auto-connection.

In a chat you can also use emoticons during conversations and take pictures to be sent into contact with who was talking, simply by using the camera dell’iPhone. One thing to remember though is that you have to quit the app from Menu, since Home button just hides it in the background.

The new application can be downloaded in http://modmyifone.com/installer.xml repository.

Agilemobile.com is a privately owned ISV headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. Agilemobile.com specializes in developing and deploying, innovative Instant Messaging and Presence solutions for mobile devices. Its innovative solutions have been deployed by many of the world's largest mobile operators and are relied upon by millions of users every day.

Agilemobile.com was founded in 2002 and has been self funded by its two founders. Agilemobile.com is a profitable company and is not actively seeking venture capital, however Agilemobile.com is always open to exploring strategic alliances.

References:
http://imodzone.co.cc/?p=748

Google Talk for Iphone

Google announced a new version of Google Talk optimized for the iPhone. The web-based chat client allows you to instant message with others. Only you have to know it is an e-mail address of desirable person.

Also you are able to search for search for your Google Talk contacts. See the availability and status message of your contacts and change your own status on the go.Go off the record if you don't want to store your chats. Off the record chats are not stored on Gmail.

The appeals of these web-based clients, however, are coming to a close. With the release of the App Store next week, “Google” expects to see multiple versions of instant messaging to become available as native applications for the iPhone.

iPhone users can visit www.google.com /talk in Safari.

Reference:

http://googletalk.blogspot.com/2008/06/chat-on-your-iphone.html

56% Of Smartphone Consumers Are Potential Buyers Of iPhone 3G

According to the RBC Capital Markets survey the majority of customers who are looking to purchase a smartphone in the next 90 days, iPhone was chosen by 56% of 3600 members of the Technology Adoption Panel.

The survey showed that only 23% of smartphone buyers were waiting it out for a new BlackBerry handset in the next 90 days. Palm limped in with a 3% planned buying-share. HTC, Nokia, and Samsung managed to swing 2% of the votes their way, while Motorola barely managed to convince 1% of respondents that theirs was the Smartphone to own.

The lower price-point and faster 3G data access were indicated as the most compelling reasons to buy the Apple handset, with 67% and 63% of survey respondents indicating such aspects as most-important in their buying-decision. The addition of GPS was listed as most-important to 47% of survey participants. Enterprise e-mail was a strong selling feature for 35%, while 20% were interested in third-party applications.

P.S. So, it seems that iPhone 3G is set to take the US smartphone market by storm.

References:
http://www.informationweek.com/news/personal_tech/iphone/showArticle.jhtml?
articleID=208802198&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_News

Rogers Released Data Pricing For The iPhone

Rogers Communications Inc. finally released their data pricing plans for the iPhone.

According to Rogers voice and data plans will start at $60 per month when the device arrives in Canada, July 11. All iPhone plans are based on a three-year contract.

Rogers Wireless and its sister service Fido are offering four pricing levels. The cheapest plan, for $60, includes 150 minutes of voice calling (unlimited Evenings and weekends) with 400 megabytes of data; 75 sent text messages with unlimited incoming text messages and visual voicemail messages.

Three other plans are available: a $75 package that includes 300 minutes of phone calls with 750 MB data and 100 sent text messages; a $100 package that includes 600 minutes of phone calls with 1 GB of data and 200 sent text messages, and $115 per month for 800 minutes of phone calls, with 2 GB of data and 300 sent text messages.

Also iPhone consumers will have have a free access to Rogers and Fido Wi-Fi hotspots, as well as an identical plan from Fido.

Rogers Wireless will also offer two voice value packs for popular wireless features: a $15 monthly value pack including Caller ID, Who Called, Caller Ring Trax, 2,500 Sent Text Messages and 2,500 Call Forwarding Minutes; and a $20 monthly value pack including Caller ID, Who Called, Caller Ring Trax, 10,000 Sent Text Messages and 6:00 p.m. Early Evening Calling and 2,500 Call Forwarding Minutes.

Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RG) is a diversified Canadian communications and media company engaged in four primary lines of business. Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless voice and data communications services provider and the country's only carrier operating on the world standard GSM/GPRS/EDGE technology platform. Rogers Cable is Canada's largest cable television provider offering cable television, high-speed Internet access, voice over cable telephony services and video retailing.

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