Apple Announces New Macbooks and Macbook Pros, no iPhone SDK

Apple continued its 2008 tradition of Tuesday announcements this morning, but despite the hopes of many iPhone owners and developers out there, not with the release of the official iPhone SDK. Instead, Apple made a potentially bigger splash with the announcement of new models in their enviable Macbook and Macbook Pro notebook lines.

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As we reported earlier this week, there was already a rumor floating around that suggested the iPhone SDK would be delayed, possibly until as late as the middle of March. With Apple already making an announcement this Tuesday morning, and February just about to close, the likelihood of that rumor being true is steadily

invisibleSHIELD Screen Protector Flexes its Muscles

Chances are you've seen the Blendtec YouTube video from their "Will It Blend?" series where an iPhone is run through a blender to demonstrate the power of a Blendtec blender. If you enjoy that kind of grandiose product demonstration at the expense, or potential expense, of an iPhone, you're going to get a kick out of a new video from ZAGG Inc which demonstrates the shocking strength of their invisibleSHIELD screen protectors.

If you're not familiar with the invisibleSHIELD, the invisibleSHIELD is a screen protector for the Apple iPhone which is known for its remarkable durability, ease of application, and strength (as demonstrated in the video, below). To top it all off, as the name implies, the protectors are practically invisible once applied. iPhoneFAQ reviewed the invisibleSHIELD for the iPhone and iPod Touch some time ago, and we've made no secret of what fans we are since.

Anyway, back to the matter of the video. Instead of visiting the laboratory, this time the Apple iPhone is headed to Gold's Gym for a workout, check it out below

My iPhone sometimes stops outputting sound after I remove my earbuds/headphones? How can I fix this?

Though the fix for this particular issue has remained unchanged for some time now - which can be surprising because it is so un-elegant - this issue continues to come to us from iPhoneFAQ readers. It also continues to pop up on Apple's iPhone discussion forums and on other iPhone related websites. So, we figured we'd publish the all-too-uninteresting solution.

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iPhone SDK Release Delayed: Not Until Mid March?

According to an article recently published on the BusinessWeek web site, the highly anticipated release of the iPhone SDK will be delayed. Originally scheduled for release in "late February" (Apple has never provided a hard date), the iPhone SDK release will now be pushed back into March, the article claims.

Turn your iPhone into a Wireless Touchpad

A new, potentially terribly useful, third party application for the iPhone was recently released by a Carnegie Mellon University student named Jahanzab Sherwani. This new application, called 'Touchpad for iPhone', allows you to use your iPhone as a wireless touchpad to control your PC mouse. The application is based heavily on VNsea (a graphical VNC client for both the iPhone and the iPod touch) and requires that you have a VNC server installed on the PC you wish to control.

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At first, this might seem like a useless parlor trick, but a quick bit of thinking (or reading of Sherwani's suggested uses) quickly reveals a potential for a serious level of utility from Touchpad. Basically, Touchpad allows you full mouse based control over your PC via your iPhone. As Sherwani points out, this means that Touchpad for iPhone can be used to wirelessly perform tasks on your PC such as

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