Archives for December 2009

Engadget Releases iPhone App

EngadgetEngadget has released a very nice iPhone app that gives access to their blog. It has a very nice design and does a lot more than just display blog posts. Something I’m excited about is the interface for when they live blog. Here are some of the features:

• A non-stop, daily stream of all the news on Engadget, Engadget Mobile, and Engadget HD
• See features, reviews, unboxings, and hands-on coverage as it happens
• Check out photo galleries of the latest gadgets
• Watch streaming video of “The Engadget Show” without leaving the app
• Share news, photos, videos, and other tech stories via Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail
• Get quick access to the Engadget Podcast
• Use the in-app option to tip Engadget on breaking news
• Commenting fully supported
• Saving feature to bookmark articles and view while offline
• Integrated mini web browser for viewing web content without leaving the app
• Intuitive and clear interface

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Motorcycle iPhone Installation

MotorcycleSo, what could be better than an iPhone? An iPhone attached to a Ducati… This article shows you how to mount your iPhone to your motorcycle using the biologic™ BIKE Mount for iPhone and other parts for a total of $106.

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Product Link (biologic™ BIKE Mount for iPhone) $59.99


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WeatherIcon Update 2.3.1

WeatherIconVery randomly I’ve had problems with phone calls to my iPhone not being able to hear the person on the other end. I always assume it’s some hack I’m testing but can’t always figure out which one. Well a recent WeatherIcon update lists one of the bug fixes as “Fixes issue where phone calls may have no sound (usually only an issues for EDGE users). I do use EDGE a lot (unfortunately) so I’m guessing this is going to help. I just upgraded tonight so I’ll check back soon and let you know if the fix worked.

Other updates include: “Fixes issue with night setting not working unless ‘Use Local Time’ is set.” and “Compatibility with WeatherIcon Plugin 1.0.1.” The fix came out on December 23rd so some of you probably already have it. Let me know if it worked for you.


More Cydia Crashing (December 28th)

CydiaMy Cydia started crashing on my today and I’ve heard of others having the same problem. I’m looking for a fix and if I hear of one I’ll let everyone know. I’ve found a solution by searching Twitter :)

It seems the only people having trouble have the macciti/zodttd’s source. There is no need to restore your iPhone. Here is a simple fix:

– Connect to your iphone/ipod via either ssh, mobile terminal, ifile, diskaid or some other type of usb file system browser. Browse to /var/lib/apt/lists/
– Delete cydia.zodttd-1.com_repo_cydia_dists_stable_main_binary-iphoneos-arm_Packages. Mine was actually /var/lib/apt/lists/cydia.zodttd.com_repo_cydia_dists_stable_main_binary-iphoneos-arm_Packages. – iPhone Photography and Videography Blog

##ICON_NAME## I’ve really gotten into iPhone photography lately. Really, I’ve always loved the quality of the iPhone camera but with the new touch to focus, autofocus and video features I’ve really started using my iPhone over other cameras due to accessibility. With my iTunes gift card for Christmas I bought a lot of apps that are for photography or videography. I’ll be sharing my reviews soon but I wanted to share a website with you that I like to check in on about photography and the iPhone. [Read more…]

SongSuggest – Song Suggestions for Worship Leaders (ON SALE $0.99)

Available In: App Store       Price: $0.99  

##ICON_NAME## As my full time job I’m a Technology Manager for a church. When I saw this app I just had to write about it. I’ve been waiting to ask for a demo copy so I can do a review but I noticed that the app is on sale for $0.99 down from $5.99. The sale only goes until December 31st, 2009.

The app is a database of worship songs categorized by theme, key and tempo. The need for this app comes from the developer’s own experience. They were not iPhone app developers but needed an app that would suggest songs based on the message that was being preached. Sometimes at the end of a message, it’s good to be flexible to what the speaker is highlighting in their message. After networking with others, they released the app in the beginning of December. [Read more…]

We’re Back

##ICON_NAME## Now that all the Holiday craziness is over, we are getting back into the swing of things here at AiS. I hope everyone had a good Christmas. Doug got a $25.00 iTunes Gift Card in his stocking and he got a blue-tooth headset… other than that not a ton of iPhone accessories. Let us know in the comments if you got an iPhone, iPod touch or any cool accessories for Christmas!

Friday Night Movie Night: Augmented Reality App for Orange Telecom

This isn’t a super productive application but it shows the possibilities.

An promotional augmented reality app by Ogmento. Developed to promote the iPhone launch by Orange Telecom Israel. Point your iphone to an Orange logo and watch a virtual iPhone appears hovering over the logo. Use finger gestures to turn the iphone around, zoom in or out – or even launch applications.

2009 iPhone Recap

2009 was a great year for the iPhone. I’ve put together some news, apps and hacks from 2009.

Verizon vs. AT&T

verizonStarting with a commercial that attacked AT&T’s 3G coverage, Verizon released a series of commercials that compared the two networks and eventually the DROID vs. the iPhone. AT&T sued Verizon claiming the maps of AT&T’s network only showed 3G coverage which confused customers into thinking there was no coverage in blank areas of the map. AT&T eventually lost the lawsuit and then started in with their own commercials.
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blacksn0w & blackra1n – jailbreak & unlock from Geohot

blackra1nGeohot did it again, creating an jailbreak and unlock for the iPhone 3GS. Of course the cat and mouse game will continue in 2010 but with the addition of hardware encryption on the iPhone 3GS and Apple’s authorization process of each firmware before you can restore your iPhone, jailbreaking has become more difficult to develop.
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Facebook iPhone App Developer Quits

FacebookThe developer for the Facebook iPhone app announced he would no longer work on the iPhone app after getting fed up with Apple’s App Store process. Others at Facebook are still working on the app but this was a big PR blow to Apple’s app approval process.
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Friday Night Movie Night: Bing

Available In: App Store       Price: Free  

BingMicrosoft search on the iPhone. It seems ironic but the app isn’t too bad. Check out this video review from


Friday Night Movie Night: Paperboy

Available In: App Store       Price: $4.99  

PaperboyLoved this game as a kid. Now it’s available on the iPhone! Looks like it was just released today.


Verizon Preparing Network for 2010 iPhone

VerizonVerizon Wireless Chief Technology Officer, Anthony Melone, was recently interviewed by about the future of the iPhone coming to Verizon. Melone is quoted saying, “”We have put things in place already,” and “We are prepared to support that traffic.” If you read the entire article you’ll catch that Verizon isn’t expecting the iPhone for sure, they’re just stating they are prepared if Apple decides to use other carriers than AT&T. There have been many rumors over the years that Verizon would get the iPhone but we’ll have to wait until about the 3rd quarter before we know for sure.


N.O.V.A, by Gamelot, Hits the App Store

Available In: App Store       Price: $6.99  

NOVAGameloft’s N.O.V.A (Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance), a first person shooter game, has hit the App Store. Below are some screenshots, a demo video and some info about the game. It is available in the App Store for $6.99.

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New iPhone Commercial: “12 Days of Christmas”

##ICON_NAME## Apple has recently released a new commercial titled “12 Days of Christmas.” The commercial is based on the classic Christmas song The 12 Days of Christmas and features 12 Holiday applications. Below is the commercial and the list of the apps featured in the commercial.

– 12 cookies cooking: The Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook (Free)
– 11 cards a’ sending: Postman ($2.99)
– 10 gifts for giving: My Christmas Gift List ($0.99)
– 9 songs for singing: TabToolkit ($9.99)
– 8 bells for ringing: Holiday Bells ($0.99)
– 7 slopes a’ skiing: Snow Reports ($1.99)
– 6 games for playing: Christmas Fever ($0.99)
– 5 gold rings: Anna Sheffield Jewelry (Free)
– 4 hot lattes: myStarbucks (Free)
– 3 flights home: Flight Search (Free)
– 2 feet of snow: Weather Pro ($3.99)
– And an app that can light up the tree: Schlage LiNK (Free but hardware required)

The app list comes via MacRumors.

James Cameron’s Avatar Hits App Store

Available In: App Store       Price: $9.99  

Avatar Yesterday Avatar, a game based on the James Cameron’s film, was released in the App Store. We first told you about the upcoming game a month ago with a preview trailer. The game is now available in the App Store for $9.99.

For more info on the game check out

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