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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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Execs provide (more) excuses for why users aren’t interested in video-calling

May 29, 2008
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Continuing in my recent theme regarding the dead end that is talking-heads video-calls, we find the VP of Nokia’s Nseries speaking in Barcelona attempting to explain why customer’s haven’t embraced the feature even though it has been available since 2005. According to techdigest.tv in Customers didn’t embrace video-calling as they’re vain Nokia’s exec said: Users…

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S60 Google Maps on N95 Rocks

April 24, 2008
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I my recent post “N95 GPS Revisited”, I mentioned that I’d be trying and reporting on the new native Symbian S60 version of Google Maps as an alternative to the pre-loaded Nokia mapping application. Well, in short, the Google app blows the Nokia one away, IMHO. It finally makes the GPS function of the N95…

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Symbian Signed Followup

February 29, 2008
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Bruce Carney from Symbian was nice enough to comment on my earlier “Why Symbian Signed must die” post. There is no intent to prevent long term access. The Symbian Signed infrastructure hit a step change in demand. In periods of overload we have a policy to prioritize the service to ensure professional users can continue…

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T-mobile offers Vonage-like service

February 21, 2008
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T-mobile offers Vonage-like service

Last year, T-mobile introduced a Wi-Fi calling UMA service called @Home, a mobile handset-based service. The idea was that you would use your mobile handset exclusively as a replacement for a standard home phone. The selling proposition of this service was basically (1) no in-home GSM coverage problems (because calls use wi-fi/broadband in the home),…

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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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Why Symbian Signed must die

February 14, 2008
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Why Symbian Signed must die

With the latest S60 “3rd Edition” phones (such as the N95, N81 etc), Nokia in their infinite wisdom, has decided for us that we users don’t want to install “freeware” apps any more. These phones now require all apps to be “signed” – they don’t give the option to the user to install an unsigned…

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PhoneGnome for iPhone and stats released

February 1, 2008
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PhoneGnome launched iPhoneGnome, for using PhoneGnome on your Apple iPhone. The dialer leverages technology from friend Marcelo Rodriguez’s RingFree project, another very cool free service that also lets you use PhoneGnome on your iPhone. PhoneGnome also put out some interesting stats on real-world usage by PhoneGnome users, showing a steady increase in on-net (pure IP…

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