iPhone news at a glance… Everything we don’t have time to blog about is here:
To celebrate the release of their first iPhone application, United Lemur, the iPhone development company headed up by former Tapulous man Mike Lee, has announced that the first user to successfully solve their puzzle game Puzzllotto [App Store] for the iPhone and iPod touch will be awarded a cash prize of up to $30,000.
TheHill.com is reporting that members of the U.S. House of Representatives could be getting iPhones when they return to Washington, D.C. after the elections. The Chief Administrative Office (CAO) oversees all communications systems for the House and has been testing a small number of iPhones to see how they meet the needs of congressmen and their staffs.
You don’t have to freeze your digits off in the nippy weather just to use a touchscreen if you’re wearing a pair of DOTS gloves. DOTS are a regular pair of toasty gloves with a twist: a “dot” on the fingertips that let you use your touch device without smudging or scratching it. DOTS are compatible with the iPhone, iPod, iTouch, Nintendo DS, ATMs, kiosks, point-of-sale systems and other touchscreen devices. Choose from either a DOTS wool or rag type glove, and decide whether you want your dots on both hands or just the left or right. A pair will set you back 15 to 20 bucks, and looks like a fun stocking stuffer.
Apple’s iPhone sync system of iTunes and an optional MobileMe account is fun and all, but some of us prefer sticking with Google for all our address booking needs. A new iPhone app brings a dedicated address book for Gmail contacts, including a couple of welcome surprises.
Intel Corp. this week used a developer forum in Taipei to tout its upcoming Moorestown platform for next-generation mobile Internet devices (MIDs) while slamming Apple’s iPhone as a device bogged down by its use of ARM processors.
AT&T said Wednesday that third quarter sales were boosted by a larger than expected number of iPhone 3G activations, resulting in long-term value at the expense of near-term profits.
Cooliris still cool on the iPhone, not quite as useful
Cooliris is a fantastic browser plugin that displays image galleries on sites like Facebook and Flickr as a wall of photos that you can manipulate by dragging. It’s an attractive visual effect, and it’s actually a fast and efficient way to get an overview of a gallery and find a specific image. Unfortunately, the Cooliris iPhone app isn’t as useful as its browser-based counterpart.
Mercedes Benz C63 AMG multimedia iPhone app released
Mercedes-Benz and 29HD Network have released a multimedia app for the iPhone or iPod touch that features the new C63 AMG. Although the app doesn’t provide the driving game features of its competitors, such as the Audi A4 Driving Challenge app, it does offer a unique mix of media content including videos of drag races, laps around a speedway, and a run down the Vegas strip.
iRa allows surveillance control and viewing on iPhone
Lextech Labs has introduced iRa, a remote surveillance viewing and control application for the iPhone or iPod touch. The app goes beyond the simple video feed function by allowing full control over pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) functions of monitoring equipment. Users can define groups of cameras containing an unlimited number of feeds even across several geographic locations.
Colors is a palette generator and editor for the iPhone and iPod touch which updated yesterday to version 1.1 with new features which make it a truly useful tool for working with those hues, tints and shades we come across every day.