Monthly Archives: August 2009

Apple’s Special Event “It’s Only Rock and Roll, But We Like It” on September 9

Apple’s Special Event “It’s Only Rock and Roll, But We Like It” on September 9

Apple has issued invitations for a special event on September 9th, 2009, just like we had speculated.

The invite features the iconic iPod silhouette along with the tagline "It’s only rock and roll, but we like it".

The event is scheduled to take place at the Yerba Buena Centre for Arts in San Francisco, California at 10:00 am PT/1 pm ET.

Apple Expected to Add New iPhone Carriers in the US Within a Year

Apple Expected to Add New iPhone Carriers in the US Within a Year

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster expects Apple to add new iPhone carriers in the US within a year, thus ending AT&T’s three year exclusive deal in the US.

In another interesting observation, he believes based on the high demand seen for iPhone 3GS, the ads by rivals such as Palm have helped in promoting the iPhone rather than taking away market share from Apple.

Facebook for iPhone 3.0.1 Released with Bug Fixes

Facebook for iPhone 3.0.1 Released with Bug Fixes

A new version of Facebook’s iPhone app is now available on the iPhone App Store.

It fixes the bugs reported by users in Facebook for iPhone 3.0 released few days back such as "bugs with birthdays, timestamps, crashing in the friends list, and many others".

You can checkout the details after the break.

Apple Tells Developers to Remove ‘Free Memory’ Feature from iPhone Apps But..

Apple Tells Developers to Remove ‘Free Memory’ Feature from iPhone Apps But..

Bjango, developers of iPhone App iStat, an iPhone and iPod Touch monitoring tool claim that Apple told them to remove the “Free Memory” feature from their iPhone App.

According to Bjango, other iPhone apps with Free Memory have been removed or updated without their Free Memory feature.

Users who had bought these iPhone apps, mainly for the “Free Memory” feature are obviously very angry and have started submitting negative reviews on the iPhone App Store.

iPhone User Uses ‘Find My iPhone’ to Help Police Nab Robbers

iPhone User Uses ‘Find My iPhone’ to Help Police Nab Robbers

If you remember, Apple introduced a new feature called 'Find My iPhone' in iPhone OS 3.0 for MobileMe subscribers. The feature helps iPhone users with a MobileMe account to find the location of their iPhone if it is lost or stolen.

We had doubted the effectiveness of the feature but Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has just reported that an iPhone user was able to direct the police to the location of the men who had robbed him at gunpoint thanks to the “Find My iPhone” feature.

Yelp Sneaks Augmented Reality Feature in iPhone App Through an Easter Egg

Yelp Sneaks Augmented Reality Feature in iPhone App Through an Easter Egg

Yelp has sneaked in the Augmented Reality feature in the new version of their iPhone app, which was released a couple of days back.

The feature is exclusively available to iPhone 3GS owners and can be enabled through an Easter Egg.

Snow Leopard Does Not Break iPhone Jailbreaking & Unlocking Tools

Snow Leopard Does Not Break iPhone Jailbreaking & Unlocking Tools

If you're wondering whether Apple’s new OS, which was released yesterday will break jailbreaking then the goods news is that, it won’t.

The dependable iPhone Dev Team has confirmed on their blog that Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 does not break their iPhone hacking tools.

Apple Claims Exploding iPhones Due to External Force; Denies Battery Problems

Apple Claims Exploding iPhones Due to External Force; Denies Battery Problems

Last week, we had reported that Apple was investigating incidents where users had alleged that their iPhones exploded.

Since then we have heard of two more cases. Apple has responded that based on their initial investigation, the iPhones turned in by customers in France and elsewhere in Europe with shattered screens appear to be due to users exerting external force and not due to any battery problem that many are speculating.

China Unicom Strikes Deal with Apple to Finally Bring the iPhone to China

China Unicom Strikes Deal with Apple to Finally Bring the iPhone to China

China Unicom, China’s No 2. carrier with more than 140 million mobile subscribers has announced that they have struck a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to China.

So finally after countless rumors and speculations, Apple's iPhone will be officially available in the world’s largest mobile phone market.

Apple has Approved Spotify’s iPhone App; Will be Available on the App Store Soon

Apple has Approved Spotify’s iPhone App; Will be Available on the App Store Soon

When Spotify announced that they had submitted their iPhone app to Apple for approval more than 3 weeks back, we had asked the question: Will Apple Approve Streaming Music Service Spotify's iPhone App?

We felt Apple might reject the iPhone app as it was competition to iTunes music store but Apple has proved us wrong as PaidContent has just reported that Apple has approved Spotify’s iPhone app.