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CrunchTV Shuts doors Wednesday October 13,2010

In Uncategorized on October 10, 2010 at 11:40 pm

On Wednesday October 13,2010 CrunchTV will be officially shutting down. Due to issues with ad revenue on WordPress the blog has been moved to Blogger and can be found

Verizon iPhone Rumors…Again?!

In Uncategorized on October 10, 2010 at 4:43 am

Again, really just when we thought they were over. A new batch of Verizon iPhone rumors have begun after the Wall Street Journal released a post stating that Apple would soon be beginning mass production of CDMA Technology based iPhones. don’t get to excited Verizon customers The story begins to get a little speculative when it says it will be released in early 2011, Apple usually releases new iPhone at their annual WWDC Conference around June 7th every year. So, what would Apple do, release the iPhone 5 early, or a new version of the current iPhone 4. Now for the best part, my opinions on the story. I definitely believe Verizon will get the iPhone at some point in the future, I do not think it will be the beginning of 2011 I think the earliest it will be released is WWDC 2011.

iPad launching at Walmart next week

In Uncategorized on October 10, 2010 at 12:15 am

We all saw this coming why wouldn’t we, but the iPad will be launching at Walmart sometime in the next week. Following shortly after Target it is a good move for Apple to offer the iPad at walmart, especially with the upcoming holiday season. The only problem is will Apple be able to keep up with the demand that this will bring.

Limera1n Released! Before Greenpois0n

In Uncategorized on October 10, 2010 at 12:07 am

BREAKING NEWS!

Geohot is back and has just released limera1n a new jailbreak for all 3rd and 4th gen apple devices. The jailbreak is currently windows only.

FEATURES

  • limera1n, 6 months in the making.
  • iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G
  • 4.0-4.1 and beyond+++
  • limera1n is unpatchable
  • untethered thanks to jailbreakme star comex
  • released today to get chronicdev to do the right thing
  • brought to you by geohot
  • Mac and Linux coming soon
  • limera1n is NOT a one click jailbreak!

UDPATE: Chronic Dev Team is now reporting that Geohot’s untether is incomplete and unstable.

 

Foursquare 2.0 Android Released

In Uncategorized on October 4, 2010 at 12:05 am

So hot off the press FoursquareAndroid was just updated to version 2.0 bringing

  • Call-outs
  • tips
  • and to-dos

all of which has been included in the iPhone version for sometime now. Batter late than never right?

Screen shots after the break.

Are you using Apple’s Ping

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Ping is Apple’s first earnest foray into the social network game. Introduced with iTunes 10, Ping lets users see the music their friends are buying from the iTunes Store, leave comments and point out what they like.

There are also several musicians participating. The more active among them post photos and videos, stories and so on. It’s a young network with lots of potential, but for now some folks are less than impressed. A recent update to iTunes put Ping in your music library (it used to be limited to the iTunes Store) and added a big ‘ol sidebar.

Our question to you is: Are you using it? I’ll admit that my interest has waned, and that’s because nearly all of the updates I see are of the “[Person X] is now following [Person Y]” variety, which isn’t very interesting. Perhaps if the artists I followed were a bit more active.

Google Voice due in the App Store soon

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm

TechCrunch has reported this morning that the Google Voice iOS app has been approved and should be in the App Store soon. They quote “sources” who claim that the app simply needs some tweaks for iOS 4 multitasking, and should be out within “the next few weeks.” This is potentially huge news for Google Voice customers.

Getting to this point wasn’t easy to say to the least. Here’s a brief recap of the saga. First, Apple pulled all Google Voice related apps from the App Store in July of 2009, which prompted an FCC inquiry. Apple responded by saying, in so may words, “Uh, we were just studying Google Voice.” Google shot back with, “Uh, that’s not true.”

Since then a mobile web version of the service has been released, and it’s quite clever, but not a native app. Several native apps, GV Mobile + ($2.99) and GV Connect ($2.99) have made it to the App Store and are filling the niche until the official Google Voice app appears.

Perhaps the development guidelines Apple released on September 9th allowed Google to identify just what they needed to do to win approval. If TechCrunch is right, we’ll find out in a few weeks.

AOL Acquires TechCrunch

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2010 at 9:16 pm

So today September 28,2010 AOL has officialy acquired TechCrunch and its network of various tech sites (including MobileCrunch, TechCrunchTV etc). Now this move came out of no were to me, I wouldn’t see AOL as needing to acquire a site such as TechCrunch since they already own tech giant Engadget. With this acquisition AOL will basically dominate the tech reporting on the web. The acquisition was formally announced in rather dramatic fashion earlier this afternoon at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, where AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and TechCrunch Founder and Co-editor Michael Arrington took the stage to announce and sign the agreement, as well as answer a few questions from members of the audience (Armstrong actually published the news to TechCrunch from the stage too). Arrington, who founded the site in 2005 and still breaks many of its biggest stories, will remain a part of TechCrunch for at least three years as part of the deal, thanks in part to what he described on-stage as “incentives.”

iPhone 3GS (Mid 2010) Full Review

In Uncategorized on September 22, 2010 at 11:48 pm

The iPhone 3GS was re-released in June of 2010 along side the iPhone 4. The were both announced at Apple Inc’s World Wide Developer Conference held every June. Now when I walked into my local Apple Store I knew I would be purchasing the iPhone 3GS, why you may ask. I thought that the iPhone 4 would be a little too much as too what I am looking for really all I use my iPhone for is running simple apps Ffacebook, Twitter, and the occasional MySpace) and text. I do not have many family members with iPhones let alone the iPhone 4 so I knew I would be paying for capabilites that would be of no logical use to me. Now to get started with this review. First up is call quality. I am not going to lie when I say I have not been completely impressed with the call quality over At&t’s network. I have dropped several phone calls, and have on some occasions been asked “Why did’nt you pick up the phone” and I was forced to say that it never rang. Now as to AT&T’s capped data plans, I have had no issues so do not let that affect your purchasing of the iPhone. As for the iPhone’s keyboard I can honestly say that I have never seen any better on a smartphone (well for a touch screen smartphone atleast).  I have found myself typing insanely fast and accurately, which brings me to the point the iPhone has an amazing autocorrect that will autocorrect as you type. The web speeds on the iPhone are incredibly fast whether on AT&T’s network or connected to your own work/personal wireless network.

New Gmail For Android Continues To Decouple Key Apps From Core OS

In Uncategorized on September 22, 2010 at 1:39 am

It’s no secret that one of the biggest issues Android has faced is fragmentation — there are many devices running older versions of the OS, and carriers are generally painfully slow about upgrading older phones (only around 30% of handsets are currently running the current version, Froyo). One way that Google has been working to mitigate this problem has been to decouple key Android applications from the core operating system, allowing it to update its apps more frequently, without having to worry about carriers getting around to distributing OS updates. And today, it’s put one of Android’s most essential applications on this fast track: Gmail.

You can now download a standalone version of Gmail from Android Market (use the QR code below if you don’t want to have to go looking for it). The app includes some nifty new features, including a menu with options like ‘Reply’ that follows you down the screen as you read a message.

It also includes what Google is calling “limited support” for Priority Inbox, which basically means you can browse the ‘Important’ label (“limited” is definitely an appropriate choice of words here).  Fortunately the fact that this is now a standalone app means we can probably expect more frequent updates in the future

This isn’t the first key Google application to get the standalone release treatment: Google Maps, Voice Search, and the main Google Search application have all been released separately as well.