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Skype for iPhone challenged by limitations

April 2, 2009
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Skype for iPhone challenged by limitations

Apple’s decision to not allow “background” apps and AT&T’s decison to not allow voice calls over their network, severely limit the utility of Skype’s iPhone application. No calls unless you can get Wifi. In general, incoming calls are impractical, even if you’re on wifi, since the Skype app has to be the one and only…

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iSpykee – Open-source Spykee for iPhone

March 15, 2009
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iSpykee – Open-source Spykee for iPhone

I finally finished making my previously mentioned iPhone hack for Spykee into a form I could release for public consumption.  It’s still not perfect, but at least I’ve removed external dependencies so it can be installed without too much difficulty. Basically you run the “controller” software on your LAN (the same LAN as the Spykee…

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Nokia N97 – when will they get that it’s not just about a touchscreen?

December 2, 2008
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Om has a nice post about the forthcoming Nokia N97 Superphone to be released “sometime in the second quarter of 2009.” He says: As for the 5800 Xpress, a friend of mine recently brought one to the U.S. and after I played around with it for an hour, my response was meh! The touch was…

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Spykee iPhone Hack

November 20, 2008
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Spykee iPhone Hack

At left you’ll see my first cut at a rudimentary Spykee mini-console for iPhone.  If you’re familiar with the standard PC or Mac Spykee console app, you’ll recognize many of the functions. This app only implements a sub-set of the full PC and Mac consoles.  I basically wanted to get some minimal functionality working before…

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100 Million Apps Installed from iPhone App Store

September 9, 2008
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100 Million Apps Installed from iPhone App Store

Steve Jobs today reported that in the first 60 days, iPhone and iPod touch users have downloaded more than 100 million applications from the App Store. My guess is that’s more mobile phone application installations than all mobile phones combined, certainly for the same 60-day period, and perhaps for the life of the mobile phone…

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Why iPhone is not “boring”

July 18, 2008
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I’ve seen several comments and posts recently suggesting that iPhone is just another boring story. I believe an historic day passed us by last week. Sure, Apple opening up the iPhone App Store received some press, but I haven’t yet read anything that really “gets” the significance of this event. There’s all kinds of moaning…

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WWDC: new iPhone with GPS and 3G now official

June 9, 2008
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Well, there you have it folks. It’s official – The new iPhone with GPS is here, just now being demonstrated by Steve Jobs at WWDC. Details should be everywhere soon… UPDATE: Available July 11th, 2008. Price: $199 for the 8GB iPhone 3G. $299 for the 16GB, $399 for the 32GB version. Still locked to AT&T.…

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Alec’s iPhone experience

March 26, 2008
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Alec Saunders has a terrific post: iPhone: Brilliant. Frustrating. Alec has pretty much echoed my sentiments described at iPhone – Look but don’t touch and summarized beautifully with “I want to love this phone – it’s that good” but in the end he can’t due to its limitations, saying “The iPhone has the most potential…

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iPhone SDK, not quite

March 11, 2008
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I have not had time yet to figure out whether Apple’s direction with the iPhone SDK is a good or bad thing. Apple will be taking the approach that they will be the only way to distribute apps, the gatekeeper. That sounds bad, but I’m told by people I trust that the process will be…

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iPhone SDK promised date approaching

February 20, 2008
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As many may recall, Steve Jobs had announced in October that Apple would be releasing its much-anticipated iPhone SDK (Software Developers Kit) before the end of February – I’m certainly not going to let them forget it. Rumors are flying as the final days wind down. Some say it will happen next week – others…

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