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Werner Ruotsalainen is an iOS and Java programming lecturer who is well-versed in programming, hacking, operating systems, and programming languages. Werner tries to generate unique articles on subjects not widely discussed. Some of his articles are highly technical and are intended for other programmers and coders.

Werner also is interested in photography and videography. He is a frequent contributor to not only mobile and computing publications, but also photo and video forums. He loves swimming, skiing, going to the gym, and using his iPads. English is one of several languages he speaks.

Radio client news: Clock Radio at a 66% off; major roundup update

I've just finished posting a major update to my radio client roundup (more precisely, in the second part).

In it, I review two radio applications containing a timer - one, Clock Radio, containing even a very nice and big clock. Incidentally, the latter is at a 66% off this weekend and is offered for $1 only. (Hurry up if you need it.)

I've also elaborated on which radio clients can be put in the bckground on jailbroken devices.


Web browser, IM and radio tuner news

1. Web browsers:

a. Version 1.6 of iCab Mobile out with a lot of goodies. A definitive must if you need absolutely the most useful iPhone Web browser.

b. I’ve reviewed the current version of Bolt. (Not to be mistaken to Bitstream’s much better non-iPhone multiplatform Java title also carrying the same name.) Nothing to write home about.

2. IM: the Push-enabled, free Yahoo Messenger client is out

3. Tuners: Tuner2 is out, with some minimal changes (but, unfortunately, not radical ones, which means I still don’t recommend it as heartily as FStream, ooTunes or, in cases, Pocket Tunes Radio).

Everything you'll ever need to know about listening to radio on the iPhone - Part I


The iPhone is an ideal platform for listening to online radio stations. In this article, I explain everything you’ll ever need to know about all this. You’ll learn how radio stations can be listened to on even non-jailbroken iPhones, without any hacks to play stations in the background; I also present a very thorough comparison of currently available third-party radio software.

First and foremost, let’s take a closer look at the built-in, out-of-the-box radio support.

1. Built-in capabilities: QuickTime

All versions of the iPhone (and, of course, the iPod Touch – from now on, I refer to all these as “iPhone”), under OS3, already have support for playing back some (not all!) possible radio stream types.

Another IM and Web browser roundup update: e.g., Push version of fring

I’ve just finished updating the One and only REAL iPhone Instant Messenger roundup and the  iPhone Web browser roundup, elaborating on the latest changes and news.


Updates: new instant messaging and web browser applications

I’ve just finished updating the One and only REAL iPhone Instant Messenger roundup and the  iPhone Web browser roundup, elaborating on the latest changes and news.

Three great games at 80% off!


Some rebates you definitely should check out:

In addition to Galcon (a very nice title), the following (better) titles are offered 80% off in the next 1-2 days:

Great sale: Galcon $1 only!

Many of you may have heard of the great strategy game Galcon.


Now, it only costs $1 in the AppStore. It's a steal for that price, particularly when you take into account the great multiplayer capabilities.  

Want to make VoIP calls (Skype, Fring, Nimbuzz etc.) or watch TV (Sling, netTV) over 2G / 3G too?

Then, you’ll want to read bullet 5 (Voice calls over 2G/3G) of my (last) post HERE, in the “UPDATE (Jul/10/2009)” section.

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