SplashID Password

SplashData on announced the release of SplashID 4.5, an update to its secure information manager for the iPhone. A free update for registered users, SplashID costs $9.99 and is available for download from the App Store.

SplashID helps you store user names, passwords and account numbers on your iPhone. The data is encrypted to prevent prying eyes from seeing it, and it's designed to work concurrently with SplashID for Mac OS X or Windows, a desktop software application (the desktop app costs an additional $19.95).

New to the 4.5 release is up to twice as fast loading times for users with large numbers of records; an enhanced user interface with simplified navigation; improved search and lookup functions; landscape view support; number pad login; a new browser window; and updated Mac and PC software. SplashID requires iPhone 2.0 software or later.

Reference:
http://www.splashdata.com/

iPhone Firmware 2.2: Rate The Application Before You Delete It

Apple has changed the way of rating applications of iPhone and iPod touch. Earlier, if you had to write a review at iPhone App Store to rate applications, now there is another way coming.

In the new firmware version 2.2 everytime you uninstall an application new rating screen will appear and you’ll be asked to rate that application or you can also click on No Thanks

iPhone firmware 2.2 Beta 2 have revealed a number of new features including:

- Google Street View

- Public Transit Times and Walking Directions

- Location Sharing

References:
http://www.iphonehellas.gr/3308/iphone-v22-beta-2-please-rate-app-before-deleting/

http://www.macrumors.com/2008/10/28/apple-seeking-to-increase-participation-in-app-
store-ratings/

Google Earth for Apple iPhone and iPod touch

Google released Google Earth for Apple iPhone and iPod touch.

Google Earth iPhone app makes full use of the handset, if you want to view the mountain terrain in landscape, just tilt your iPhone. You can use the “My Location” to jump right to where you are.

You can use the application to navigate through the Earth in 3D modeling like the Google Earth on Desktop. Local Search is also available in Google Earth, giving you a convenient access to local business directory in your city.

Google Earth for iPhone and iPod touch is a free download from the App Store, and is available now.

Google Earth is one of the most famous and best designed program that maps the Earth according from images gathered through satellite, aerial photography and GPS functions.

References:
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2008/10/google-earth-now-available-for-iphone.html

SIMable Announces iPhone 3G Unlocking Chip

UK based 24/7 Mobile Solutions announced a new version of its unlocking chip SIMable. SIMable unlocks any SIM card to which it is attached, allowing it to fully function even in locked handsets such as the iPhone 3G. This allows the iPhone 3G to be used with any network in any country.

SIMable is installed by cutting a small hole in a SIM card with the accompanying free cutter, aligning the SIMable chip with the SIM card and then inserting both into the iPhone 3G handset. The chip can later be removed and reused on another SIM card, which returns the handset to its locked state.

24/7 Mobile Solutions claims that the iPhone 3G’s warranty isn’t voided by SIMable as it doesn’t alter the handset in any way. SIMable costs 16.99£ (28$), can be ordered online and comes with a money back guarantee.

Reference:
http://www.simable.com/

Haunted Halloween App For Your iPhone

Hauntingsounds.com launched a new iPhone app Haunted Halloween. New application provides you with high quality spooky sounds and allows you to loop and overlay them to create the perfect Halloween soundtrack.

The first volume focuses on the Halloween classics and has such sounds as a rainstorm, howling wind, thunder claps, a pounding heart, tolling bell, clanking chains, pounding on a door, an evil laugh, a scream, a couple of moaning ghosts, a howling wolf and a couple of scary electronic drones and sweeps. All you have to do is touch an onscreen button to turn each sound on or off.

A Haunted Halloween is a 28MB download and retails for $2.99 and is available at the iTunes App Store. You can get new application only if you have iPhone firmware v2.1 installed.

App Store Reaches 200 Million Downloads Mark

Apple has announced that Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users have downloaded more than 200 million items from the Apple App Store just over 100 days since it opened on July 11.

Apple app Store is a marketplace which hosts third party applications for the iPod Touch and the iPhone.

Apple has not revealed on how much revenue is generated from the Apple App Store. Sources say that the company was selling USD 1 million worth apps per day during the month of August.

The App Store is currently available in 62 countries and has over 5,500 apps available for immediate purchase.

References:
http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2008/10/22/app-store-reaches-200-million-downloads/

AppsAmuck WebSite Helps Aspiring iPhone Coders

A newly published website - http://www.appsamuck.com/ - aims to help aspiring iPhone coders write their applications by providing the source code to real working application in the hopes that users will learn by real-world examples.

This will be a wonderful resource. Apps Amuck offers a directory containing free tutorials for professionals and hobbyists iPhone developers. Their goal is to help you solve your development problems, and learn the newest technologies using the many existing free tutorials available. The site will also contain discussion forums, a free job search, white papers, and other technical reference materials.

Reference:
http://www.appsamuck.com/

Silicone Case for iPhone 3G

The Incipio dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPhone 3G ($14.95) is a rubber silicone case that tries to offer a layer of protection without adding much thickness.

The Incipio dermaSHOT Silicone Case for iPhone 3G is a fairly simple case that offers protection for the backside, side, and corners of the iPhone 3G. There are multiple color options and the case also includes a clear plastic screen protector. The material used in the Incipio dermaSHOT is a very soft and malleable silicone. It is unique among competitive products because most silicone cases opt for the thicker, rougher material. This soft silicone design choice is both good and bad, it feels great in your hand because it almost conforms to your grip but at the same time is also susceptible to stretching and loosening.

The Incipio dermaSHOT covers the entire back of the iPhone 3G leaving a hole for the camera, headphone jack, and the silent switch. The volume controls and sleep/wake button are protected via a thicker rubber that offers protection but also easy access to its controls. Overall, the design is extremely simple—it doesn’t offer home button protection and doesn’t attempt to over complicate things with a sophisticated design or gimmicky options.

The design of the Incipio dermaSHOT is simple and basic. There will probably be folks that complain that it is perhaps too plain, but the case does its job—it offers great protection and won’t stretch over time. if you want a design that fits great around the iPhone 3G, offers above-average protection, and a multitude of color options at a very affordable price ($14.95), you probably can’t do any better.

Reference:
http://store.theiphoneblog.com/incipio-dermashot-silicone-case/4A54A4013.htm

iPhone/iPod Integration Hits 58% of U.S.A. Market


Technically motor vehicles, as people who can still afford to fill up the honking huge gas tanks on trucks and the like get their fair share of iPhone/iPod love as well, that integration has now hit a majority level of 58%.

Proprietary dock port notwithstanding, Apple’s dominance of the music player — and now music phone — market has no doubt driven the adaption. USB integration has hit 33%, with an even higher rate of increase. Says Jeff Smykll: When my significant other bought her new Scion XD earlier in the year, one of the things she was really excited about was the iPod integration that came standard. The unit is pretty slick: the iPod can be controlled from the steering wheel, the information about the currently-playing song is available on the head unit, and the iPod’s playlists can be traversed using the stereo’s knobs.

Reference:
http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/10/16/report-ipod-integration-in-58-of-2009-us-auto-models

The iGrip Universal Fit Cigarette Lighter Mount

The iGrip Universal Fit Cigarette Lighter Mount for iPhone, available in the TiPb Store for $19.95, is one alternative to having your iPhone float freely within the cabin of your car. This mount allows you to affix your iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch, or iPod Touch 2G and view the display while keeping both hands on the wheel.

The iGrip Universal Fit Cigarette Lighter Mount for iPhone is designed to accommodate the the different sizes of your iStuff by virtue of an adjustable mounting bracket with padded clamps that narrows or widens to hold your device firmly in place. There are also sliding padded brackets along the bottom to ensure your device doesn’t slip through the bottom.

A stiff but flexible arm attaches the device holder to the base of the mount, which adjusts to fit lighter sockets. The iGrip Universal Fit Mount does NOT have any charging capability — its only function is to secure your device for easy viewing while you drive.


This mount isn’t fancy - it does what it’s supposed to do: fits securely in your lighter socket and firmly secures your device. The clamping mechanism works easily enough. The flexible arm IS flexible, but very stiff.


Reference:
http://store.theiphoneblog.com/igrip-universal-fit-cigarette-lighter-mount/3A78A1740.htm

Chillingo And Rough Cookie To Deliver New iPhone Game - Dougie Moo’s Aqua Antics

Chillingo, an European iPhone app publisher, has joined forces the Dutch based iPhone development studio Rough Cookie to deliver Dougie Moo’s Aqua Antics, a made-for-accelerometer title targeting casual gamers.

"We are extremely excited about Dougie Moo - it has been designed with the iPhone in mind - making full use of the touchscreen and motion-sensitivty of the device, providing a very unique gaming experience for the iPhone user. And yes, it works for the iPod Touch too." said Chillingo Director, Chris Byatte.

Dougie Moo's Aqua Antics features 30 unique levels of addictive puzzle action. Using the device's accelerometer, players can control Dougie Moo to combine sets of coloured balls that float on a body of water. Spread over 5 worlds, Dougie needs to navigate through all sorts of hazards, like sharks, bombs and even homing blowfish! Featuring full use of the iPhone and iPod Touch's tilt and touchscreen functions, a high score save system and full screen water simulation, Dougie Moo's Aqua Antics is a thrilling water adventure sure to make a splash!

Dougie Moo's Aqua Antics is priced at EUR2.99 and is available now through Apple's App store.

References:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20081016/bs_prweb/prweb1472834_1

http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2008/10/prweb1472834.htm

ezView Leather Case for iPhone 3G released

ezGear has released its ezView Leather Case for the iPhone 3G. The new case costs $34.99.

The case features a Velcro band that can be used not only to seal the case shut, but to double as a support for landscape viewing. The flip-top cover protects the iPhone when it's not in use and the case is closed. The case is also equipped with two non-skid rubber feet to keep it from slipping.

Other features include a slim profile, removable belt clip, credit/business card slots, and open access to all ports and controls.

References:

http://www.ezgear.com/ezView/iPhone3G.html

New Features Found In Firmware 2.2

Mac Rumors has revealed some interesting new features that could be included in the next iPhone firmware update.

The most exciting feature is the Google Street View for the Google Map application. With this feature, iPhone users will be able to view 360 degree panoramic view with street level photographs of select cities within the Google Maps application. Google had demoed this feature in their soon to be released Android phone - G1.

Also, there is an inclusion of Japanese icons known as emoji. They’re cutesy, and hugely popular in the Far East. It’s likely Apple included them to chivvy along sales in Japan. There are 461 emoji characters in total, used to liven up sentences, or send soppy un-written messages to friends.

Apple has not yet announced when the iPhone 2.2 firmware will be available.

References:
http://www.macrumors.com/2008/10/06/iphone-2-2-hidden-features-google-street-
view-emoji-auto-correction-off/

Fairway - Utility For The iPhone

Fairway is a “virtual caddie” utility for the iPhone and iPod touch from WideAsleep.

It is intended to help golfers to improve their game and enables iPhone users to manage their golf game, including information on clubs, bags and swings through a simple interface.

Fairway is not a scorecard application, but rather acts as a caddie by providing information to help a user make the best club and swing selection. Fairway is available now at the app store for $9.99 and needs an iPhone or iPod Touch with v2.0 software.

Actual Visual Voicemail By PhoneTag

If you are tired of listening voicemails PhoneTag now gives you opportunity to relax from it. This new service will sure please iPhone users as well.

Under the PhoneTag service, your missed calls are forwarded to their system, at which time the caller can leave a message. This message is then transcribed by the service and sent to you in text format as an SMS text message or an email. Email messages also include an audio file attachment of the original message.

PhoneTag is compatible with 95% of phone systems in the United States and there are a number of plans offered including a $9.95/month plan for 40 messages, a $29.95/month plan for unlimited messages and a pay-as-you-go plan at a rate of 35-cents a message.

About PhoneTag Voicemail:

PhoneTag works with all Major U.S. carriers and networks including: AT&T, Alltel, Cincinnati Bell, Sprint, Skype, T-Mobile, Verizon, Virgin and more.

Use PhoneTag to unify your mobile, home and work phones into one unlimited voicemail box. With PhoneTag, you can read every voicemail that comes into any of your phone numbers - from anywhere.

References:
http://www.slashgear.com/phonetag-voicemail-to-email-transcription-slashgear
-review-0618406/

Looks like Tetris But all about Skulls

It looks like Tetris but skulls and that fascinating cocktail does not gives u chance not to try. Looks scary but still is funny. Those who like new variations of an old one will like it.

The same thing can not be told about Tetris Company itself. Phunkware’s Shaker game is being pulled from the market in about 5 hours. The Tetris Company contacted Apple claiming the game is too close to Tetris for comfort.

Who cares? iphone gamers now have got new application to try. Why not if all is about skulls.

Reference:
http://www.phunkware.com/

Check Your Heart Rate Via iPhone

The heart rate monitor application created by john Ballinger hit the Apps Store. The new amazing application uses the iPhone's microphone to "listen" and measure your heart beat. Heart Monitor works best in quiet areas.

It can be used to find your resting heart rate, track how your heart rate changes and check your heart rate immediately after training.

Because Heart Monitor uses sound to detect heart rates, you can use the iPhone 3G directly over your heart or directly on the pulse in your neck or wrist. You can get excellent results when using the microphone on your headphone cable.

Heart Rate Monitor application works best with iPhone 3G, works well with iPhone 1G/2G but you must use the headphone cable microphone, the inbuilt microphone does not detect heart beats.

You can purchase Heart Monitor for $4.99 via iTunes.

References:

http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2008/10/heart_rate_monitor_iphone
_app_video.html

Take a Screenshot With Your iPhone

While this might be iPhone 101 to some, Apple pretty much snuck this feature into their 2.0 firmware, and while we’re now at 2.1, not everyone may yet know that they can capture their iPhone screen contents with just the touch of two buttons.



To take a screenshot with your iPhone or iPod Touch, just press the Home and Sleep buttons at the same time. On 2.0, the screen will flash white, while with 2.1, you’ll also get the camera shutter sound, and your screen will be captured. To access your screenshots go to Photos and on the iPhone, look in Camera Roll, while on the iPod Touch and check out Saved Photos.

Softalk Spreadsheet App Hits iPhone

Softalk, has released the first iPhone spreadsheet application, with the name of Spreadsheet. The new application costs US$7.99, and is available now from the App Store.

The first release features over 50 functions and the ability to email spreadsheets created on the iPhone to Mac or PC for further editing. The function list includes:

* Multiple cell types, including Numeric, Date, Time, Currency, Percentage and Text;

* Cell formatting options, including bold, italic, text and background color, cell sizes and alignments;

* Copy/cut/paste operations;

* A range of functions, including date/time, math, statistical, string and trigonometric functions;

* Export (via email) to external spreadsheet applications.

The new application costs US$7.99, and is available now from the App Store.

References:

http://www.softalkltd.com/products/spreadsheet/

iPhone by Presidents

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign team has released an application specifically for iPhone users to help supporters of the candidate connect with others and get involved, stay up to date on breaking issues and more.

The free application—available for download through the App Store—is compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch. It will organize your contacts by key battleground states, and measures statistics to see how you are doing compared to other leading callers. It also provides you with information about the campaign via text messages and e-mail, offers coverage of national and local campaign news, helps you find local events, share the information by e-mail, and get maps and directions. You can also use the application to browse videos and photos from the campaign.

Presidential election season is always contentious, but increasingly tech-savvy pundits, campaigners and others have turned to new ways to get the news out. The Obama campaign is wading into water not yet swum by the McCain campaign, it seems—there isn't, as this story was posted, a McCain-centric app available for the iPhone yet. But there are plenty of politically-oriented applications for the iPhone and iPod touch available for download from the App Store.

Reference:
http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net

Get Your Waffle

If you are looking for a case that offers great protection and adds superb grip for your iPhone 3G, Well then, the Speck Products PixelSkin for iPhone 3G for $24.95 just might be for you. With a waffle-like texture wrapping around the entire case it offers both daring style and a sense of security.

Where other case makers choose to offer simple designs that try to remain as invisible as possible, the PixelSkin is loud, fun, and bold. The PixelSkin is a rubber case that is textured with square blocks that wrap around the entire case. Imagine it as a big graphing grid or a waffle or a turtle shell or even a grenade. The rubber is thicker than most other cases and offers great protection of nearly the entire iPhone 3G—the PixelSkin even offers protection for the home button!

The color options are bright, bold, and plentiful. Black, White, Purple, Blue, Green, Pink, and Yellow are all available.

The problem with the case however is that the square grid design creates a lot of grooves for dust to settle in and the material itself seems to attract a lot of lint and dust.

Reference:
http://store.theiphoneblog.com/speck-products-pixelskin/4A54A3904.htm

Adobe Flash To Come To The iPhone

Adobe Systems’ Sr. Director of Engineering, Paul Betlem announced at the Flash on the Beach conference in Brighton

that Adobe Flash would be coming to the iPhone soon. He also added that “Apple calls the shots as to when it’ll be available.”

Paul Betlem said, “My team is working on Flash on the iPhone, but it’s a closed platform”. He noted that Apple makes all the decisions; so in other words, the ball is in Apple’s yard at this time. If Apple says yes, Adobe will have the player available in a very short time.”

Flash for the iPhone will be a closed platform and once Apple decides its go time, we will see a Flash player for the mobile phone very soon. This will mean that websites designed in Flash will be available for viewing on the iPhone.

References:

http://www.iphoneatlas.com/2008/09/30/adobe-official-confirms-flash-for-the
-iphone-says-apple-will-decide-when/

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