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A Low-Cost iPhone Nano?

 iPhoneNanoFor months now we’ve heard rumors suggesting that Apple is secretly preparing a new entry-level version of the 
iPhone, christened by the press and industry pundits as the iPhone Nano.


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iPod touch 2G

Apple’s second generation Touch is sleek, slightly smaller, and sports a variety of new features.

 

 

Late last year Apple introduced the second generation of its popular iPod touch. As you can see in the photo, the Touch 2G has a thinner design with a more contoured polished metal back. In addition, the new Touch is slightly smaller and lighter than the original.


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Use free FStream player for internet radio

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I've been tweaking on Ubuntu lately, trying to get a radio tuner device called a Radio Shark functional in Linux on my laptop. I finally have a pretty good solution, but wanted to be able to stream the output on my home network. I thought what better portable player than my wifi-equipped Touch. One problem, I needed a player to see the SHOUTcast stream that could also play OGG. The free FStream player nicely saved the day.



iTunes 8.1 released, plus new App Store review system

 Apple just released (within the past half hour) iTunes 8.1 and it seems to be "zippier".

They also have a new system for App Store reviews, where you can filter reviews by a particular version.

The primary enhancements for iTunes 8.1 relate to the new iPod Shuffle, introduced today, but there are quite a few other new features.  Here's the Readme:

 

 

What's new in iTunes 8.1



New app: Radar - think Twitter with photos

Some of you know that I attended the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas earlier this month and got to see some apps that had not yet been released.



Live Blogging from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Greetings Gadget Lovers...

Yes, MacWorld is getting underway, and there will certainly be news of note for iPhone and iPod Touch users coming out of San Francisco.

But I'm here in Las Vegas, preparing for the other big trade show of the week.  CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, will have plenty of news for iPhone and iPod Touch users and I'll be covering it for iPhone Life Magazine, both for our printed version and right here in this blog.  So bookmark this page and keep checking back throughout the week!

 



Develop iPhone applications on your PC: Installing OS X on PC’s (and, particularly, the IBM Thinkpad T42p)

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(Important note: as of 29/12/2008 22:16 CET, the inline images aren’t visible. My database provider is working on fixing the problem; hope it’ll very soon be fixed.)



iPhone App Development - a primer

I'm writing an article for our printed publication, detailing my experience developing an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

While Apple prides themselves in simplicity, developing an app was rather tricky.  However, the results have been rewarding.



Macworld without Steve Jobs... a reflection on the first Steve Jobs speech I attended circa 1985

Now that the dust has settled and it's clear that thousands of Apple fans will be deprived of attending a Steve Jobs keynote at Macworld. I thought I'd reflect on the first time I attended one of his talks.

It was in the mid-1980's, after Jobs had been unceremoniously ousted from the very company he started, and around the time he launched his next venture, appropriately named NeXT.  He came to my university, Carnegie Mellon, to research some technology (MachOS) the school had developed which would become the core of his NeXT computer.



BEST strategy game Orions: Legend of Wizard out for the iPhone! + Strategy Guide

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In my opinion, the best turn-based strategy game ever released for Windows Mobile, Orions: Legend of Wizard, has just been released at a very low introductory price ($1.99 / 1.79 euros). (On the screenshot below, this isn’t visible as I’ve purchased it from AppStore right away; hence the “Installed” tag. With the, compared to Windows Mobile or other platforms, really cheap AppStore prices, it was a no-brainer for me. After all, I’ve paid $20 for the first two episodes on Windows Mobile – and it was already a, IIRC, 20% rebate.)
 



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