German iPhone site iPhone-Ticker.de stumbled upon an interesting find recently. It turns out that Apple has been tinkering with their iTunes Store servers in anticipation of the next software release, or at least that’s what they think.
Piergiorgio Zambrini, or “Zibri” as he is known on the web, has posted a video on his blog that apparently causes the iPhone to crash. Zambrini — known for his iPhone jailbreaking software — tells MacNN he discussed the problem with Apple, and offered help fix it for a fee. The company turned him down. Zambrini says he decided to publish the video so “Apple will be free to work on a fix.” The news comes as his claim to have been the one to discovered the bug is being disputed.
Lorex introduces Easy Connect Network IP Camera
Lorex Technology has introduced the LNE3003, a network IP surveillance camera that can be accessed from any Internet connection, including 3G mobile devices such as the iPhone or iPod touch. The camera transmits a 640 by 480 (VGA) resolution feed at 30 frames per second, compressed to MPEG4 format for viewing the stream from mobile devices.
I’ve always had a fascination with astronomy. Even when I’m not lugging my telescope out to do deep sky work, I’m using my eyes and binoculars to see what’s visible in the night sky. Now I can use my iPhone to help me figure out where some of the night objects are — even when it’s light outside.
ReaddleDocs 1.1.1 adds online file service support
Readdle has released a v1.1.1 update to ReaddleDocs, its file management application for iPhones and iPod touches. The software enables users to copy files to Apple handhelds, view them while mobile, and engage in limited sharing with others; the app is particularly focused on the concept of e-books.
Jonathan Zdziarski, author of the book iPhone Open Application Development and an iPhone Forensics manual, has announced a new book that–unlike his previous titles–instructs on iPhone application development within Apple’s sanctioned framework rather than the “jailbreak” methodology.
J.D. Power and Associates released the results of a survey yesterday, showing Apple’s iPhone ranked highest in terms of customer satisfaction among 1,388 business wireless customers queried between August and September.
When the iTunes App Store first opened up to eager iPhone and iPod touch upgraders (and iPhone 3G buyers), one of the first types of applications to show up was the to-do/task manager. From simple check-box lists to voice-transcribing tools, there’s a bewildering number of apps, many of them free, that promise to help you keep track of your necessary actions and projects while you’re away from your computer. Today we’re checking out five of them, all free except for one requiring a “Pro” account, and comparing their features and functionality side-by-side, as well as asking which app you use to keep their busy lives together. Read on for the full show-down and reader poll.