Archive for June, 2007

30
Jun
07

iPhone Unlocking

Gizmodo is reporting that some sites claim they can unlock the iPhone.

At the moment, this is not much more than a website sucking email addresses from innocent victims. But if what they claim is true, iphoneunlocking.com hasuntitled unlocked 1,917 iPhones from the shackles of AT&T service.

Apparently the company sent out legions of black-shirted employees to Apple launches in NYC. If anyone wants to test the site on a dumby email and a spare iPhone, hit the comments to let us know how it went. And while you’re at it, check out this site that claims to soon be unlocking iPhones for $19 a pop as pointed out by ArsTechnica. Too bad neither of these companies can magically add 3G and EV-DO while they’re at it.

iPhone Unlocking
[via NYCtalk]
Unlocking iPhones a Reality

If this is true this is great news and it is happening a lot faster than I thought.

Via Gizmodo

30
Jun
07

iPhone scratch and drop test

Well PCMag has put their iPhone to the biggest test of them all!! Can you scratch it? What happens when you drop it? PC World’s Eric Butterfield takes the iPhone through a grueling set of tests to check how the device handles abuse.

Source: PC Mag iPhone Drop Test

 

Via Mobility Today

30
Jun
07

Plenty of iPhones

I feel bad for all the suckers who sat out in 95 degree heat to get an iPhone. I iphoneicon stopped by my local AT&T store today and they had plenty in stock. This is even after the long line that was out there last night.

Check out this video of the Today Show folks trying to use the iPhone. It reminds me of one of Jack’s reviews all smoke and mirrors and plenty of ass kissing. Enjoy!

29
Jun
07

BOOQ Announces “Anaconda 5” for the iPhone

If you have read this blog or Mobility Today you know how much of a fan I am of BOOQ products. I have purchased BOOQ products to review and use and they are ana top quality and I highly recommend them.  

Today BOOQ announces the Anaconda 5, a rugged accessory case perfectly fitted for the iPhone.

Anaconda 5 is crafted from the toughest ballistic nylon, the softest neoprene, and is lined with a scratch-resistant material developed to protect your iPhone against scratches and excessive wear.

Designed to attach to your belt or a BOOQ laptop bag or backpack, Anaconda 5 has a convenient Velcro and is available for $44.95. It is also bundled with BOOQ bags, backpacks, and laptop sleeves for exceptional value.

With the addition of the Anaconda 5 iPhone case, BOOQ brings another premium product of the highest performance to the next generation of creative professionals. Customers who have come to expect fresh and innovative design solutions love the exceptional level of quality and functionality of BOOQ’s products. The privately held company is based in Sierra Madre, California.

The Anaconda 5 is in stock and ready to ship.

Product link: http://booqbags.com/s.nl/it.A/id.108/.f

Press release link:

http://booqbags.com/s.nl/ctype.KB/it.I/id.6049/KB.1024/.f

 

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29
Jun
07

David Pogue’s Favorite iPhone Tricks

The Missing Manual has put together iPhone: The Missing Manual. Here are some 9780596513740_thumb excerpts from the latest publication from O’Reilly/Pogue Press.

The iPhone’s finger-driven interface seems natural and obvious. But when you really think about it, making it seem that way was no easy task. There are no menus in the iPhone software, for example, and no checkboxes or radio buttons. Everything on the screen has to be big enough for a fleshy fingertip.

On the other hand, the finger makes an outstanding pointing device; heck, you’ve been pointing with it all your life. It’s much faster to scroll diagonally with a fingertip, for example, than with fussy adjustments on two different scroll bars.
Here, then, are some of the iPhone’s unadvertised taps, double-taps, and other shortcuts, all culled from iPhone: The Missing Manual.

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29
Jun
07

Even Microsoft MVP’s are waiting in line for the iPhone

You know this device is going to be great when even Microsoft MVP’s are waiting in line to get one. Could this be the end of Windows Mobile?  I doubt it but Microsoft will have to step up it’s game. Apple operating systems are known for stability, will this be the case for the iPhone? I hope so. It would be nice to see Apple give Microsoft a run for their money in the mobile space. This device has really shaken up the mobile device market and once it is released things will be even more interesting.

29
Jun
07

iDay is here

T-Minus 9 hours and counting

Ok so instead of posting a lot of stories regarding the iPhone here is a list of 100_4382 iPhone related stories for you to enjoy.

Just think tomorrow at this time it will be all over… What will we do!

From Yahoo News:

Thousands line up to buy Apple iPhones

Jobs: iPhone supply may not meet demand

iPhone’s launch gives Apple’s Steve Jobs butterflies

Q&A: Apple’s Steve Jobs and AT&T’s Randall Stephenson

iPhone accessory market set for slow start

Apple’s iPhone to hit stores, jolt mobile industry

How the iPhone breaks industry rules

Tech heads go gaga waiting for Apple’s iPhone

Speculators grab iPhone domain names

Analysts: Rivals must react to iPhone

Visto to offer Exchange, Notes e-mail on iPhone

CNN:

Accessory makers zero in on iPhone

My Way:

Thousands Line Up to Buy APPLE IPhones…

Google:

Queuing up for the first coming of ‘the Jesus phone’

Chiefs defend slow network for the iPhone

Not Everyone Wants an iPhone