Category Archives: iPhone Tips
Both ApolloIM and MobileChat were jailbreak applications for chatting on the go with your iPhone/iPod touch. Alex Schaefer, ApolloIM’s founder, has recently joined the MobileChat development team. In a blog posting by the developer of MobileChat, he said that both applications underwent “friendly competition” and that, while there was no clear winner in the iPhone IM business, users got the benefit from the ongoing competition.
Now that Alex has joined the other team, you can expect that MobileChat will only get better. The post goes on to mention that Alex will be working on stability and user experience for the application.
Got an iPhone or iPod Touch but having trouble with the full-size version of TUAW? Try i.tuaw.com, our mobile Safari-tuned experience. Smaller, faster, lighter and unlike our m.tuaw.com pages (which work great on BlackBerry), you can add comments to posts. We realize it took a while, but we think you’ll enjoy the experience of not watching Safari crash or lag horribly. Fun fact: nearly all of our mobile traffic comes from iPhones — who knew?
So let’s say you can’t stand the iPhone. “I can’t stand the iPhone!” we hear you shout, repeatedly. Fair enough, Apple’s “third platform” can certainly take over the news at times, and the plucky little touchscreen-that-could definitely generates strong opinions.
As a gift to those of you tired of everything iPhone, we cooked up an iPhone-free RSS feed for you. Never again will your eyes burn with the news of yet another dice-rolling app, or wacky accessory. One caveat: older iPhone posts might still show up (we’re going back in time to fix those as we can), and once in a blue moon an iPhone post might accidentally appear. We apologize in advance for the quasi-cognitive dissonance.
According to HitsLink, the people who track web usage statistics, iPhone users account for about a third of one percent of web browsers on the Internet, the largest of any mobile platform.
iPhone ranks fourth overall in terms of operating system market share, behind Windows, Mac, and Linux. On August 16, the stats peaked at 0.45 percent. That’s a two-fold increase since the iPhone 3G was released July 9.
Jim Goldman, of business television network CNBC, says that “it’s a key metric that shows market penetration and customer use.” He cited a report by analyst Andy Hargreaves that suggests the increase in browser market share highlights the iPhone’s key, long-term advantages. Well, duh.
I’ve been a faithful reader for awhile and purchased a 3G iPhone a couple weeks ago. Everything is great – except for one thing which is extremely unusual (genius words), I wanted to share with you guys. When I am in my home (and only when I am in my home) my phone believes I am in Springfield PA. I live in Minneapolis MN. It doesn’t matter if I am on the 3G network or my personal WiFi network (I’ve isolated each), Google Maps always centers on Springfield PA. If I walk down my street, watching Google Maps- the phone re-orientates itself back to Minneapolis MN. The Genius tried to re-set the time-zone and a couple other things, but it didn’t work.
Anyway, I’ve got a bunch of screen caps if you guys want to see them. I just can’t figure out why BOTH 3G and WiFi would both point to the same (incorrect) place…one uses cell towers and one uses IP addresses right? Anyway, I’m not necessarily looking for you guys to fix it or anything – just thought you might want to know. I Googled “iphone Springfield PA” or “google maps iphone Springfield PA” and several iterations, but it seems I am alone in my situation.