Who would've guessed that we'd be playing Doom on an iPhone platform, which was delivered to the world locked up tight, less than 2 months from release day? Not many.
To be honest, we're not quite there. Doom isn't playable on the iPhone just yet, but it is running on it. Programmer stepwhite, who brought the first incarnation of an NES emulator to the iPhone, has returned with id Software's uber-classic Doom.
For now, there's no
If you've read about the recent instances of iPhone touch screens becoming unresponsive, or worse yet, have had your iPhone touch screen exhibit such issues, fear not. Apple has indicated it is aware of the "dead spot" issue that some iPhones are suffering from, and are actively resolving the problem.
For those unfamiliar with the issue, numerous reports have arisen over the last week or so in which the capacitive touch screen on the Apple iPhone begins to exhibit a dead or unresponsive area of approximately one half inch in height across the width of
Although we theorized yesterday that the .Mac web gallery integration feature demonstrated at yesterday's Apple media event would come to the iPhone in it's next update - it appears we were wrong. Apparently, this feature has come to many iPhones without any update at all.
Apple held a media event today, August 7th, where they announced the new iMac. A sleeker, more feature packed, sexier version of the previous iMac. Along with the announcement of the new iMac came a slew of information on updates to Apple software offerings such as iLife, iWork, and the .Mac online service. The most noteable of the group for iPhone owners were the online additions.
.Mac is Apple's online subscription service featuring email, web hosting, online storage, and other features. Now, added to the mix is the .Mac Web Gallery featuring online photo and video sharing.
After the next iPhone firmware update (we're assuming this will be in the next update), you'll be able to share photos from
The last week or so has seen the arrival of the first significant third party applications for the Apple iPhone. We're not talking about AJAX web applications, we're talking true third party software running on the iPhone. The latest of these is the first NES emulator for the iPhone.
A programmer named stepwhite has delivered a native NES emulator for the iPhone based on the InfoNES core. Amongst the titles seemingly working via the emulator are: Super Mario Brothers, Zelda, Mega Man 2
If you haven't heard of v-moda, you're obviously not on the cutting edge of euro-hollywood precision audio earplugs. Don't feel bad though, it's not too late to get in the know. v-moda is a manufacturer of high end headphones that are as equally dedicated to style as they are to substance. If you were going to take a pair of headphones onto the red carpet with you, you'd take a pair of v-modas.
v-moda recently released a new model in their popular Vibe product line called the Vibe Duo, made specially for the Apple iPhone. The Vibe Duos offer all of the typical style and quality of v-moda's other earplugs, with an integrated microphone for handling calls on the Apple iPhone. In fact, the Vibe Duos are compatible with most mobile phones - so owners aren't limited to using them with just the iPhone.
More about the v-moda Vibe Duos:
Not long after we updated you about a major milestone on the road to an unlocked iPhone, one which brought an unlocked iPhone ever closer, hackers have unlocked the iPhone for use in Europe.
Though this does not appear to be a "true" or "full" unlock, as the method requires the creation of a new SIM card using a SIM card reader/writer, it is also more significant than previous SIM card hacks. This latest achievement has resulted in fully working (with the exception of YouTube and Visual Voicemail in some cases) iPhones operating on European carriers.
So far, users have reported iPhones working in
The team behind the iPhone Dev Wiki, which has become the foremost camp of hackers attempting to unlock the Apple iPhone, has hit another major milestone in their efforts. The team released news recently that they have successfully extracted the full content of the NOR memory (from the S-Gold2).
Although the Wiki team hasn't released the source code or the dump of the NOR memory at this point, they have released a binary which will allow others to dump the content of their iPhone's NOR memory as well.
Don't know what that means? Join the masses. The important thing is
Things had been quiet for a while on the Google Phone rumors front, but it looks like talk about the device has surfaced again. Only, this time, the concept is looking much less like a rumor and more like an inevitability.
Reports have been surfacing which indicate that Google has been showing off a prototype mobile phone to different carriers. According to an article published Thursday in the Wall Street Journal, Google is showing the the prototype around while continuing to hone and improve the product to offer a browsing and internet experience superior to what is currently available.
Additionally, the Google phone will reportedly offer free service. Instead of
As a few days have passed since the first iPhone software update became available, users have begun reporting additional features, fixes, and enhancements resulting from new firmware. Although Apple's official indication regarding the update noted only security and bug fixes to the iPhone's Safari browser and it's underlying webkit, initial reports showed evidence of more expansive improvements.
Users have been reporting a generally improved iPhone experience. Things seem snappier, annoying bugs have been removed, and a few lacking features already added.
Here is a list of some of the new improvements that have surfaced since our initial report about the iPhone 1.01 update: