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.
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.
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]
You might also be interested in reading about the following killer iPhone apps:
WebEx’s PCNow brings Corporate Email, Skype via remote desktop
Native iPhone App "Connect" makes it easier to login to Wi-Fi Hotspots with your iPhone
Edit, Format and Share Word Documents using your iPhone with Glide Mobile
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]
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.
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.
If you were one of those looking out for iPhone application to further
enhance your iPhone experience, and Skype was on your wishlist then
there is some good news for you.
We were talking about iPhone’s lack of messaging capability being unlocked by Cerulean Studio’s Trillian Astra earlier today, however based on information revealed by folks at Engadget, Apple might be launching its own messaging application iChat fairly soon.
More details on iChat application for iPhone after the jump.
One of common negatives highlighted in iPhone reviews is the lack of messaging capabilities in the iPhone. All is not lost though as Cerulean Studios is developing Trillian Astra specifically for the iPhone.
So if you are interested in adding instant messaging to your iPhone experience enroll for beta testing of the application.
If you are one of those who are hooked on to IRC (Internet Relay Chat) and are on the lookout for new applications for your iPhone, then there is some good news. Folks at GearLive have published a tutorial to help you get IRC running on your iPhone.
More details on how to get IRC running on the iPhone after the jump.
[images courtesy GearLive]