DLO has introduced a new OpenFM scanner optimized for the iPhone. The site allows you to quickly scan for FM frequencies that are not occupied by any (significant) broadcast. It comes in handy when used in conjunction with FM transmitters that broadcast a signal to your car's radio antenna carrying music and other audio from the iPhone (and other devices). We used the Web app to find some open frequencies with which to link our Griffin RoadTrip, which, by the way, works great with the iPhone -- especially in Airplane mode. Of course, it can also be used to … Read more
AT&T has sent a new survey to some iPhone customers that asks some interesting questions about functionality and usage.
One query asks what currently non-existent iPhone features users would most desire. It then proceeds to list some of the most discussed missing features on the iPhone, including corporate email support, 3G (network support), GPS, Picture Messaging (MMS), the ability to use the iPhone with other service providers (not just AT&T), downloadable Ringtones, a user-Replaceable battery, more storage, a "search function" and more. The survey goes on to ask if the user would buy an … Read more
Earlier this month, we reported that a small company named iGiki planned to unveil the "TapRight" -- an iPhone-specifc stylus that uses something called 'TouchField' technology to produce "quick, accurate, and targeted taps."
Some iPhone Atlas readers were skeptical, while others tentatively welcomed the idea. One reader wrote:
"I know many women who shy away from getting an iPhone because they donâ??t want to have to trim their finger nails short so that their skin can make contact with the keypad. Now the the stylus, itâ??s no longer an issue." … Read more
When News Groper, an entire site full of "fake celebrity" blogs in the vein of Fake Steve Jobs, launched earlier this summer, some people (myself included) thought it would have a rough time making a name for itself on the Web. There's so much online comedy already out there, and after the rise and fall of Fake Steve, I thought the blog community would've had enough of celebrity satire (celebritire?)
Now, however, it looks like News Groper may have had its big break--MSNBC reporter Alex Johnson mistook one of its blogs for real, and quoted it … Read more
Crave presents the week's laptop news, in digest form.
It was a big week for laptop components. Intel officially announced its second mobile Core 2 Extreme processor, the 2.8GHz Core 2 Extreme X7900. Rumors flew about new Intel processors for both the Santa Rosa and yet-to-be-released Montevina platforms, and our News.com team posted additional processor-related stories from the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University. News broke that both Toshiba and Samsung are pushing for massive laptop storage, with Toshiba's hard drives reaching 320GB in size. And Seagate announced that it, like, totally wants to release a … Read more
There are plenty of critics who claim, however erroneously, that Second Life is a mess both structurally and technologically. And Linden Lab's decentralized and laissez-faire approach to the largely user-created virtual world, it could be argued, has allowed its identity to be shaped by its most prominent and press-worthy residents--who are, on occasion, blowing up buildings, stealing identities, and barraging lectures with oversized flying man-parts.
We won't really know until tonight … Read more
A Glen Rock teen has unlocked an iPhone for use on other carriers (he currently, allegedly, has it up and running on T-Mobile), posted instructions for doing so, and is selling the unlocked phone on eBay.
The instructions are almost too frightening to fathom unless you have excellent technical dexterity and superfluous iPhones you can potentially destroy. They require cracking the iPhone's case, soldering, meddling with firmware using a host of unfamiliar utilities, and "concentration."
George Hotz, who compiled instructions for the hack, says:
"So if you follow these steps, you should have an unlocked iPhone. … Read more
We previously reported on the Installer.app single-command installer, which makes it possible to put an application on the iPhone that in turn installs other third-party applications directly from the device with a single script launched by the Mac OS X terminal.
There's now an actual Mac OS X application with a GUI that performs the same function, meaning interaction with the Terminal is no longer necessary to get third-party applications installed and running on the iPhone. Dubbed "AppTappInstaller," the program allows the user to choose which version of the iPhone firmware they are running (1.0. … Read more
This interestingly named program for iPhone is one of the better apps we've found for searching multiple popular sites for news and information feeds. An intuitive interface lets you quickly search the latest headlines at CNN, New York Times, Digg, BBC News, Engadget, and many others. Results show up with headlines and short blurbs before you go to the full story.
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