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Monday, December 31, 2007

Is iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 Update Fake?

It's no more a secret that iPhone is a huge marketing and PR campaign. As a matter of fact, Steve Jobs has done a magnificent marketing job to promote the device. Please don't get me wrong, iPhone is a really cool device, wonder of the year. However, I firmly believe that without Apple's well thought-out and clever marketing strategy, the device could not have become what it is for now.

It looks like that some blogs are trying to resort to different tricks to attract more visitors and they are especially active for a holiday season.

In the previous two posts we talked about the 1.1.3 firmware update and the photos and the video demonstrated by GearLive.

A couple of minutes ago I came across a very interesting post on the Industrial Design Supersite claiming that the update demonstrated by GearLive is fake. Frankly, the author brings a couple of very interesting points strengthening his assumption. According to him, he is 95% sure that the update is fake. To be correct, the updated demonstrated on the GearLive site is fake.

I recommend you to check that article. Even if the author is wrong, you will still enjoy reading it.
Saturday, December 29, 2007

Leaked iPhone Firmware 1.1.3

I can't believe to it. GearLive has somehow obtained 1.1.3 firmware updatefor iPhone. Visiting their site makes no sense. The site is simply dead. Yeah, too many visitors.

You cannot say that there are any surprising updates. According to GearLive, the new features are:

1. The ability to send an SMS message to multiple people - no need for third party app anymore!

2. Google Maps application can now pinpoint your location using cell tower triangulation - yeah sort of pseudo-GPS.

3. Google Maps can now display the Hybrid map view

4. You can now drag and drop application icons on your home screen - this is really cool.

5. The home screen supports pagination - very nice function.

6. You can now add web bookmarks to your home screen - I think this is one of the coolest enhancements.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

WiSync Makes iPhone and iPod Touch a Step Closer

iFrancis team has released a cool application for iPhone. WiSync, which was previously known as iSync, has experienced tremendous change. The developers have not only changed the name of the application, but have improved it considerably. The application has own GUI (i.e. no terminal tweaking is necessary), as well as many enhancements in the functionality area.

If you are an iPhone owner, check out this cool application.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Best Headphones for iPhone

A leading manufacturer of in-ear-monitors for professional musicians, Ultimate Ears, announced a new headphone designed specially for iPhone.

The headphones, named SUPER.Fi 4vi works through the iPhone headphone jack. The accessory sports sleek design, supports voice functions and provides exceptional audio experience.

Five options of ear tips are available for music fans: small, medium and large soft silicon ear tips, as well as dual-flange silicon set.

Unfortunately, the accessory is a bit pricey and would cost you $150. However, the best things in life are almost always expensive.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007

iToner Catches Up With 1.1.2

In the beginning of September Ambrosia Software released iToner, a nice application for putting custom ringtones on your iPhone.

The company has recently released an update for firmware 1.1.2. The $15 utility upgrade is free of charge of registered users.

Along with the support for the 1.1.2 firmware, the new release provides French, German and Italian localizations. This is quite useful if we take into consideration iPhone's arrival in Europe.
Thursday, December 13, 2007

iPhone Emulates PlayStation

There are rumours of SonyEricsson making a PSP branded phone. I don't think that SE will be releasing PlayStation Phone anytime soon. But someone has already managed to play PlayStation 1 games on iPhone.

PlayStation 1 games on iPhone? Sounds weird but it's already a reality. But wait, iPhone doesn't have any buttons. Right, the iPhone doesn't, however for a tough programmer that ain't a problem at all. The guy has easily got around this problem by mapping the PS controls to the touchscreen. Wow!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Pogo Stylus for iPhone

Nobody argues that iPhone's screen is the best component of the wonder device. When you mention iPhone, its fantastic touch screen is what comes to the mind first. However, nothing in life comes cost free. Because fingers are used to operate iPhone, the screen rapidly becomes full of finger smudges and greases. I know people who get really mad on this. Some people even clean the device every five min or so.

Yes, nothing comes cost free. If you have an extra $25 to spend on solving this problem, then the Pogo Stylus from Ten One Design is your choice. The Pogo Stylus is somewhat sicker than ordinary ones and is made from ultra-light aluminum.

More details on this accessory can be found here:
Sunday, December 09, 2007

AnySim Goes Open Source

The makers of a popular iPhone unlocking software AnySim have made a decision to make the source code of the hack open source. The source code went online on Friday 7 December.

It's not a secret that open source projects enjoy contribution from many developers. Because of high commitment, the quality of open source software is quite high and bugs are fixed quickly.

Quickly updating software is very important when it comes to unlocking code. There is some speculation that Apple will be releasing new firmware update this month. Taking this into consideration, the development team's move to make AnySim open source is a good decision.

This will keep the software a step ahead of Apple and it will be extremely difficult for the Cupertino company to keep the phone closed.

Yes sure, consumers will benefit from this. Well done!
Monday, December 03, 2007

3G iPhone Appears on the Horizon

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson confirms that a 3G version of the iPhone will be coming up in 2008 for sure. Unfortunately, Mr. Stephenson has not disclosed much detail. No comments have been done neither on the speed of the device nor on the price. Moreover, Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris has refused to comment on the topic.

From Apple's perspective, the main issue with the 3G version of the iPhone remains the battery power. The 5 hour mark on a GSM network will most likely will be halved with the current battery. So, the manufacturer's aim is to deliver a 3G version of the phone with equal talk time. Also, it must be noted that an early announcement of the 3G version of the phone will affect the sales of the current device.