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iPhone Application: Make AppMarks the homepage for your iPhone’s Safari browser

iPhone Application: Make AppMarks the homepage for your iPhone’s Safari browser

One of the programs that had generated buzz at the iPhoneDev camp was AppMarks. AppMarks is a web desktop for the iPhone that allows an iPhone user to create a customized home page with iPhone-like icons.

For example, you can put icons of your favorite websites, iPhone web apps or widgets on your home page if you are most likely to use them every time you turn on the iPhone making AppMarks the perfect homepage for your iPhone’s Safari browser.

PopCap announces free version of its flagship game Bejeweled for the iPhone

PopCap announces free version of its flagship game Bejeweled for the iPhone

PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, today announced that it has launched a custom version of its flagship game Bejeweled for iPhone’s Safari browser and is making it available at no cost to iPhone owners thus making it one of the first high profile games to hit the iPhone.

Though not a downloadable game like many of PopCap’s popular PC games, the
Safari web-browser based game is expected to deliver players all the original
functionality and gameplay that helped make Bejeweled popular.

iPhone Firmware reveals hidden Applications & Widgets

iPhone Firmware reveals hidden Applications & Widgets

Folks at iPhoneology have been doing some digging into iPhone’s firmware and guess what? they have stumbled onto some very interesting stuff. One of the system preference files has revealed possibilities of hidden iPhone applications & widgets waiting to be unlocked by a firmware upgrade.

While the "Unit converter" seems to be a conversion application & "Translation" seems to be a translation widget (just guessing), the application that has got me excited of the three is the "Radio". We all know that the iPod has not had a radio for years and the radio functionality was only introduced recently with the iPod Radio remote accessory so the chances that Apple will introduce this capability in the iPhone are slim.

However after seeing the screenshot; we cannot rule out the possibility that Apple could be looking to introduce streaming mobile radio on the iPhone in the near future. Also the fact that these names have already made it to the iPhone‘s firmware indicates that each of these iPhone applications or widgets should get unlocked with a firmware update.

The screenshots look quite genuine and iPhonelogy guys have also confirmed that the icons on the first image above are not the actual icons but are ones captured from Mac OS X Tiger widgets (the only part that was doubtful).

You might call it wishful thinking, but earlier we were only wishing for Apple to unlock the iPhone to help us do some customizations currently only possible with iPhone hacks like custom ringtones or custom backgrounds, with today’s revelation we are also hoping for new iPhone applications to be unlocked as well with the FIRST firmware upgrade.

Thanks iPhoneology!

[Images and source courtesy iPhoneology]

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Synchronica brings Microsoft Exchange support to iPhone

Synchronica brings Microsoft Exchange support to iPhone

One of key features missing from the iPhone is that it does not support the popular corporate mail system, Microsoft Exchange. This was the reason many critics started questioning if the iPhone is really the ideal smartphone for business users. Synchronica, a provider of mobile synchronization and device management solutions, has released Mobile Gateway 3.0 which supports over-the-air synchronization between Microsoft Exchange and the newly launched Apple iPhone to bring Microsoft Exchange support to the iPhone.

FlickIM to bring instant messaging and media sharing to iPhone

The lack of instant messaging in the iPhone seems to be getting a lot of attention from the iPhone hackers or developers, we first had GearLive publishing a tutorial to help you run IRC on the iPhone, then it was Cerulean Studios inviting iPhone users to join their beta test program for Trillian Astra on the iPhone, we now have Next3 launching their own instant messenger for the iPhone, dubbed FlickIM.

SeeqPod brings internet streaming music to iPhone

SeeqPod brings internet streaming music to iPhone

One of features missing in the iPhone is internet streaming music and it is safe to assume that Apple will not be offering it anytime soon. Doesn’t matter cause SeeqPod has just released an iPhone-friendly user interface to bring internet streaming music to your iPhone.
 

You might be wondering how well will it work on the iPhone which uses AT&T’s Edge network, Katie at MacRumors.com tried out SeeqPod on her iPhone over Wi-Fi and over EDGE. Here is a snippet of what she had to say:

"I tried this over the Wifi at my house and over EDGE. Wifi was fine and fast, just as expected, but over EDGE, that was a different story. The MP3 files take a good long time to download, so I wouldn’t really recommend using this site via EDGE unless you’re horribly, terribly, impossibly bored. It’s a little bit faster than dial-up. Frustrating, but doable, but "rather not"-able."

So if you are not satisfied with your collection of songs on your iPhone synced from your iTunes library, then here is a cool alternative to listen to music on your iPhone. Point your iPhone to SeeqPod.com/iPhone and start listening.

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Turn your iPhone into a wireless remote for iTunes

Turn your iPhone into a wireless remote for iTunes

When you are playing music on your computer, have you got frustated that every time you want to change the song or pause it you need to go back to your computer. Alloysoft has release Signal, the ultimate media player remote so that you can wirelessly control iTunes.

Hit the jump for more details and also to see more images of the UI.

[Information & Images courtesy Allysoft]

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WebEx’s PCNow brings Corporate Email, Skype via remote desktop
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Edit, Format and Share Word Documents using your iPhone with Glide Mobile

iPhone Applications (hacks): Gain remote access to your PC or MAC through the iPhone

iPhone Applications (hacks): Gain remote access to your PC or MAC through the iPhone

Want to take control of your home PC or MAC using your iPhone? TightVNC (with some modifications) for the PC (Wintel) and Telekinesis for your MAC seem to be the answer at least for now.

More details and images available after the jump.

[Information & Images courtesy Telekinesis & Cre.ations.net]

iPhone Application (Hack): iPhoneDrive brings disk storage to iPhone

iPhone Application (Hack): iPhoneDrive brings disk storage to iPhone

Only yesterday, we had iPhone Hackers claiming to have gained full access to iPhone’s filesystem though they are yet to release a tool to make it easier for the general iPhone users. So if you can’t wait for the tool, you can buy iPhoneDrive which will help you transfer your data off the iPhone with ease and also copy music, pictures and other files on it.

iPhone Application: SoonR Talk brings VOIP to your iPhone

iPhone Application: SoonR Talk brings VOIP to your iPhone

Apple and Cisco had announced that they would share the name "iPhone," Apple using it for its new smartphone, and Cisco using the name for their Linksys-branded VOIP phone for home networks thus resolving the "iPhone" trademark dispute. Apple might not be able to restrict use of iPhone for VOIP calls as Soonr Talk is offerring a solution for those interested in making VOIP calls from their iPhone. I wonder how Cisco will be react to this development.

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