Apple iPhone Forum

by Maura at Jul 27, 2010
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Star Trek fans, get ready to engage with a brand new official app, called Star Trek Captain's Log, that basically turns your iPhone 4 into a Star Trek-inspired Star Fleet comunicator. Fans can use the communicator app to capture voice recordings, as well as making text entries, taking photos and mapping GPS locations of their "voyages" around planet Earth. Officers can select their preferred Enterprise class level, choosing from Captain, Engineering, Science/Medical, Enterprise, or even assuming the identity of an enemy Romulan or Kingon officer.

The app, which costs $1.99, also enables the user to share their logs with their friends on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and via email, or they can choose to keep them as private personal records if they...
by PhilSynowiec at Jul 26, 2010
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Washing has finally declared iPhone, iPod Touch, etc. Jailbreaking to be legal. The E.F.F. (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has been fighting for its legality for some time now. iDevice Jailbreaking has always been in a bit of a grey area. But now, thanks to D.C. passing this, we can all Jailbreak our devices without having to worry about Napster police coming to your door. If you want to un-Jailbreak your device, just simply restore it.
by Maura at Jul 26, 2010
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If you're just about to jet off somewhere on American Airlines, you might be interested to hear that the company has released its first iPhone/iPod touch/iPad app today. The free app offers customers a new way to stay connected with the airline while they're travelling, with an intelligent data display that enables American to provide the most relevant day-of-travel information, meaning that the app knows and displays who you are and where you're going (although you probably don't need an app to tell you who you are!), and perhaps more usefully, where you're departing from, including what gate, and where you'll be sitting on the plane, as well as your position on the standby list, if that applies to you.

The app has been designed so that you only need to...
by Maura at Jul 26, 2010
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Apple has announced this morning that the iPhone 4 will be launched in the following 17 countries this coming Friday, July 30th: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. As usual, the phone will be available from Apple's retail and online stores and Apple Authorised Resellers.

The iPhone 4 is currently available in France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US for an SRP of $199 for the 16GB model and $299 for the 32GB model. In the press release announcing the launch, Apple also says that the iPhone 4 will be launching in even more countries later in the year, which will all doubtless be announced approximately a week before...
by wuyanks at Jul 26, 2010
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Rooting and Jailbreaking have, for the longest time, found itself in a legal grey area. Proponents maintain the position that since they own their devices, they can alter them as they please. And opponents (usually large corporations) believe their technology would be at risk if users could alter their phones at a "superuser" level. The Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), the legislation specifically designed to deal with issues such as this, had never addressed the phone "hacking", until now. Today, a slew of DMCA exemptions were added, one of which exempted rooting/jailbreaking from being considered "copyright infringement."

by wuyanks at Jul 26, 2010
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Not a fan of touchscreen controls for your emulated games? Enter the gPod, an iPhone case with an integrated gamepad. I must admit, the gPod is one of the coolest smartphone accessories that I have ever come across. It certainly blows away the Motorola Droid Game Gripper. How does the gPod work, you ask? It's certainly not magic, but close:

by wuyanks at Jul 24, 2010
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Over the past month or so, many user have been complaining of slowed upstream speeds on their AT&T smartphones. Some went as far as to say that AT&T deliberately began to throttle upload speeds to (underhandedly) accommodate for its overburdened 3G network. And this problem seemed widespread, as many users noticed their upload speeds had dropped ten-fold from 1Mbps to under 100kbps. Well, AT&T had remained mum on the topic, until today. AT&T released a public statement, explaining that the whole situation was just one big mix-up; it was all due to a software malfunction in...
by Maura at Jul 24, 2010
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This is a story which has been picked up by the British media, which tends to get a bit hysterical about these things, so have a pinch of salt ready when you're reading it. It's possible that there is a kernel of truth in the story though, in which case it's something that British iPhone users possibly need to be aware of when travelling overseas this summer. According to a report in the Telegraph newspaper, as well as other newspapers, some UK iPhone customers have been returning home from trips abroad to find themselves with big data bills, despite having turned off the data roaming option.

Apparently many users have complained to consumer champion Martin Lewis's well-known MoneySavingExpert.com website about the matter, with one user even saying that...
by Maura at Jul 24, 2010
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Can't say it often enough, everyone loves free games, unless they're rubbish ones of course, so if you're a fan of hospital time management type games, get yourself to the iTunes App store for this weekend only, Saturday and Sunday July 24th and 25th, where you can download Hollywood Hospital for free. The game, which has just been updated to make it iOS 4-compatible, and which also works on iPad, is a time-management sim with a twist - you're not just working on any old run-of-the-mill patients in your hospital, you're treating Hollywood residents, in Tinseltown's number one medical institution!

The gameplay stretches across an epic 35 levels, as you attempt to save the Hollywood folks from a virus that has transformed them into larger-than-life movie...​
by Maura at Jul 24, 2010
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Nuance Communications has today released Dragon Dictation 2.0 to the App Store, which is the iOS 4-compatible update for its popular (and free!) speech-to-text app. The updated app supports both US and UK English, with additional language support to be added soon, starting with German at the end of July. Another feature of the update is the upgraded interface, which now includes a pop-up toolbar with app icons that enable you to speak a status update and send it directly to Facebook or Twitter, or to speak any text and send it directly to the text messaging client or clipboard, all without ever having to leave the app. Dragon Dictation 2.0 also features an Auto Save function that automatically saves...