By Jim Karpen on Thu, 12/04/2008
By Todd Bernhard on Wed, 12/03/2008
The iPhone was 'Designed by Apple in California', but it can be improved by iPhone Life readers in cyberspace!
Don't get me wrong... I love my iPhone and it is almost always attached to my hip. But over the years, I have owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, a Nokia e62 and more. I love technology and my allegiance is to whatever device offers the most convenience, ease of use, quality, reliability, value, and overall experience. That might mean Sun Solaris, Linux, Windows, or a Mac, all of which I use everyday.
By Christopher Peri on Wed, 12/03/2008
Just read in TechCrunch about a new itouch app by UK-based Truphone that allows you to make phone calls on your itouch if you have WIFI access. Sounds pretty good. Calls are free to other itouch users as well as other supported mobile devices and low rates to those outside the system, much like Skype. What is interesting to me here is idea of taking an itouch and getting near iphone capabilities.
By Jim Karpen on Wed, 12/03/2008
An article in the excellent weekly newsletter TidBITS tells about the free VPN application AnchorFree. VPN, as you probably know, stands for Virtual Private Network, and it's a very important consideration if you're using public Wi-Fi hotspots. It's very easy for someone to steal your personal information such as passwords, so protection is in order. The article explains the need for VPN and how to use AnchorFree.
By Jim Karpen on Mon, 12/01/2008
Posting this a bit late. Pangea Software, which offers some great games, typically priced around $8, is making them available for 99 cents as a Black Friday offering. The sale ends December 2. Just search for "Pangea Software" in iTunes to see the titles available.
By Nate Adcock on Sat, 11/29/2008
This is my final post in the G1 vs iPhone review series.
By Jim Karpen on Fri, 11/28/2008
By Jim Karpen on Fri, 11/28/2008
Proporta, a leading vendor of quality cases for the iPhone and iPod Touch, is offering an exclusive 20% discount to all customers who place orders on Black Friday. Simply enter the promotion code BLACKFRIDAY at the cart page to receive your discount. Please note that this promotion applies to orders placed to the US and Canada only, and is only valid on Proporta branded hardware products ordered on the 11/28/2008.
By Nate Adcock on Wed, 11/26/2008
My last 2 posts were focused on the new G1 and how it stacks up against an iPhone (or even an iPod touch) from a hardware and operating system perspective. The G1 does well, but some of it's best points are still to be revealed... Let's look at the browser, and how some of the messaging applications compare.
By Ken Burkhalter on Wed, 11/26/2008
The Camera and Screen Capture capability of the iPhone is extraordinarily handy, but only useful if you can then use the images (which generally means getting them onto your desktop/laptop computer).
By Jim Karpen on Tue, 11/25/2008
I'm surprised I hadn't heard about this site before. Wi-Fi TV offers free streaming content for the iPhone. It includes a few movies and 24/7 live streaming TV channels, such as Cartoon TV, Comedy TV, Sci-Fi TV, Humor TV, and Indy Movies. According to the FAQ, you'll need to register (free) in order to watch for more than five minutes and to take advantage of a wide range of offerings on the social media area of their site.
By Nate Adcock on Mon, 11/24/2008
By Nate Adcock on Sun, 11/23/2008
This week I had the priviledge of reviewing the T-Mobile G1. The new phone that runs Google's Android operating system. I'm working up an article focused on product comparisons with the iPhone (and by extension, the touch), but wanted to post a few early screenshots and thoughts. I must say, I regret to have to send it back (it's an eval unit)... The iPhone wins the opening round no doubt, but version 2 of the flexible G1 might be a different story.
By Jim Karpen on Sat, 11/22/2008
Inside CRM has a great article for business users: 46 Tips for the Business iPhone User. It covers areas of special interest to business users such as productivity applications and resources that are especially useful when you're on the road. In addition to pointing you to useful applications and web sites, there are a few simple tips from a business person's perspective, such as the suggestion that you can use your camera to capture the contents of a white board at the end of a meeting.
By Steve Green on Fri, 11/21/2008
Apple has quietly released new firmware for the iPhone and iPhone 3G today. The new revision, 2.2 has minor bug fixes to improve stability and add new updated features to current built in applications. The official list of updates are: