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Apple posts Q&A on iPhone tracking issue

As I noted in two previous posts, it was recently revealed that there's a log file on your iPhone that records everyplace you go. It created a bit of a stir, even though it was evident that that information wasn't being transmitted to Apple or to any other entity. Members of Congress even questioned Apple about it. Apple today posted a Q&A that explains what this log file is, and says that in fact it's not tracking your location. Rather, it's maintaining a record of nearby Wi-Fi hotspots and cell phone towers, some of which can be as distant as 100 miles, in order to be able to quickly and accurately respond when an app requests location data.



What I Played this Week, and More News!

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Haven't done this in awhile, so maybe I should call this "What I played this quarter!". I had to post up on JetCar Stunts though, since it's the latest game I can't stop playing (it's not a new title--released in 2009). Crazy addictive time killer is what it should be called!. Featured in iTunes essential games, you can grab it here at $1.99. Expansion course packs also available. The concept is to race through 3D high-flying aerial stunt courses with your rocket powered jet car (who wouldn't want one of those)... More app news follows...

 



CNET reports that police have accessed the location information on iPhones and 3G iPad

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As I posted earlier, on Thursday it was revealed that the iPhone and iPad 3G store your location data and keep a record of everywhere you've been. According to PocketNow, the cache file with the information appears to be a bug or an oversight that will likely be fixed in an upgrade soon.



Your iPhone and 3G iPad are tracking your every movement

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Yesterday was a stellar day for Apple, with earnings that stunned Wall Street yet again. And yesterday was a bleak day for Apple, as it was revealed that iPhones and 3G iPads both have software that keeps a record of wherever you go.



App Review: Samurai Girl an Intense Action RPG game

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When I read the description of CJ Internet’s new AppStore addition, Samurai Girl, I honestly thought the game maker—despite its successes in the past—might be out of its league.  A full-featured RPG for iOS isn’t something you stumble across every day.  And Samurai Girl looked like it was trying to be a whole lot more.  

 

 



Lifelike Craig HD Product Review

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Nearly a year ago, I reviewed Early Edition for the iPad so favorably that the application has continued to remain on my iPad home screen dock. The winning combination of RSS reader presented in a traditional newspaper layout made the app a keeper. And yet, one important aspect of the old ink on paper analog was missing - the classified ads section. However, thanks to the arrival of Lifelike Apps' Lifelike Craig HD, this deficiency in my analog reference has been addressed.



Breakdown of iPhone components: Assembled in China for US$6.50!

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Every once in a while, there’s an economics professor who manages to put together a research paper that appeals to gadget geeks and iPhone nerds.



3D iPhone, now, with my3D from Hasbro!

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"Awesome!" "Booyah!" "This is the BEST thing ever!" and similar exclamations were heard coming from my six year old after a few minutes with Hasbro's my3D accessory/goggles for the iPhone and iPod touch!  If iDevices weren't already in the hands of many youngsters, Hasbro is doing their part to add to that phenomenon.  And while Nintendo is trying to push a $250 3DS model, this add-on is just $35, less than the cost of most Nintendo 3DS cartridges!



Home Design 3D for iOS - plan your next crib!

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Home Design 3D by Livecad, might be amongst the coolest (and useful) apps for iOS I have found (if only it had Visio integration). The app works well in too many ways to count. If you are planning on redecorating, redesigning a part of your home/apartment, or want to plan your ultimate dream pad, you will want to grab this app.



Everything iPhone - Apps, Accessories, Reviews, Wallpapers etc | iPhone Life Magazine

The iPhone has become a benchmark for all other smartphones to compete with.  Reviews on the cases, accessories, apps, wallpapers and more are located below.  Here are a couple of Articles that showcase what we have to offer.  For eaxample, iPhone 4S by Alex Cequea (iPhone Life Magazine Editor in Chief).

In that article, Alex says that the iPhone 4S has the exact same physical form factor as the iPhone 4. However, the insides are a whole different story, and Apple tried to make that very clear. The most notable improvements are the 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, the A5 dual-core processor (same as the iPad 2), and an improved battery life (8 hours of 3G talk time, 200 hours of standby). As far as the capabilities, the new Siri Assistant feature was the highlight of the show. The Siri Assistant recognizes natural language and can answer questions such as, "What's the temperature out today?" Combined with the phone's GPS, you can say something like, "Remind me to call my wife when I get to work." The Assistant will not only know who your "wife" is, it'll also know where "work" is and pop up a reminder to "call Marcy" when you get there."

Here's another great article, The Best iPhone 4 Cases. This article goes on to explain that like its iPhone predecessors, cases have become one of the most popular ways to accessorize your cell phone. Most cell phone consumers buy a case bundled with their new phone to protect it from day one. And who can blame them? Mobile devices have become hugely valuable and expensive items; you want to protect them the best way you can. There are literally hundreds of cases on the market. Let's examine the different options available on the market to help you choose the one that's right for you.


What to know how to create your own app?  "The first step in creating an app is to understand what you want to create and how you will measure its success. Make sure the idea is well vetted and there is a solid business case behind it. There are roughly 600 new apps submitted to Apple each day—what is going to differentiate your app from the thousands that are already available and being launched each week? Here are some questions you’ll want to ask when getting your app idea..."

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