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Sparrow for iPhone on sale for 99 cents today!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Productivity, App Updates, $0.99

Sparrow 99 cents

Sparrow, the super-popular mail client app for iPhone and iPod touch, is available on the App Store for just 99 cents today. The app normally sells for $2.99, and was upated yesterday with POP support. An iPad version should be coming along any day now as well. Grab Sparrow now for $0.99!

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BlackBerry PlayBook hacked to run iPad apps

BlackBerry PlayBook

A BlackBerry developer known as Businesscat2000 has accomplished an impressive feat--he was able to hack his BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to run iOS apps. As you can see in the video footage after the break, this enterprising chap is able to run iPad apps on his RIM tablet, and even gets iOS apps running on a Windows PC.

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In iOS 6 you’ll be able to use FaceTime over cell networks

FaceTime over Cellular

Beginning in iOS 6, you'll be able to use FaceTime over cellular networks. This feature was announced during the WWDC 2012 keynote and is a big deal because it means you can FaceTime with anyone, as long as you have a cell signal. You can be out and about getting your video chat on, and this will bring FaceTime out from the occassional use category and into something that may actually prove to be very useful.


Siri in iOS 6 brings sports, cinema, restaurant integration

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

Siri iOS 6

Apple's Siri hs learned a bunch of new tricks that it will be bringing with it alongside the launch of iOS 6 later this fall. During this morning's WWDC 2012 keynote, we got a look at a few of them. First, iOS chief Scott Forstall demo'd sports integration. Siri will now be able to tell you about recent sports scores, individual players, and even odd trivia (as an example, Siri was able to answer a question that asked who was taller between "LeBrone or Kobe".) Next, restaurant reviews and reservations. Through integration with OpenTable and Yelp, Siri can now show more details about restaurants, reviews, and pricing. In addition, you can tap to make a reservation right in the OpenTable app. Siri can also show you details about movies. You can get movies reviews from Siri thanks to a partnership with Rotten Tomatoes, movie trailers, as well as local showtimes. Siri can even show you movie catalog information. While all that is awesome, we are even more excited about the fact that Siri can now be used to do things like launch apps and post to Twitter.

All of this new Siri functionality will also come to the new third-generation iPad in iOS 6 as well, adding English and French tuned for Canada, Spanish tuned for Spain, Mexico, and the US, Korean, Mandarin tuned for Taiwan, Cantonese tuned for Hong Kong, and Mandarin and Cantonese tuned for China.


iOS 6 beta 10A5316k now available for download

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

iOS 6 10A5316k

iOS developers, it's time to get your iOS 6 beta on! Apple has just released the iOS 6 beta build 10A5316k, which they went over during today's WWDC 2012 keynote, and you can download it now. iOS 6 supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, the new iPad (2012), and the fourth-generation iPod touch. There are also download links for an update to the second- and third-generation Apple TV.


Siri comes to the new iPad with iOS 6

Siri for iPad

If you've wished that you could chat with Siri while using your new third-generation iPad, you're in luck. Apple just announced that Siri for iPad is a reality, and it will arrive alongside iOS 6. Siri will be able to do all the stuff you're accustomed to, plus more, as the company has announced new Siri abilities during its WWDC 2012 keynote as well.


iOS 6 confirmed for WWDC 2012

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Software

iOS 6 wwdc

We've speculated for weeks now that Apple will unveil iOS 6 on Monday at WWDC 2012 because it just seems natural based on the past. Now, it's confirmed. Above is an image of a banner being erected at Moscone Center, the site of WWDC, that simply states that iOS 6 is "The world's most advanced mobile operating system." Looks like we know what at least one of the major topics on Monday morning will be...now, about those Retina display Macs...

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Vonage Mobile 1.5 brings Bluetooth and messaging enhancements

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Productivity, Free Apps

Vonage Mobile

Vonage has released an updated version of its Vonage Mobile app, 1.5, for the iPhone and iPod touch, which includes Bluetooth support and a bunch of messaging features as well. Vonage Mobile allows users to make free VoIP calls to other users on the app on iOS and Android, as well as directly to landline numbers in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico for free (up to 3,000 minutes per month.) The new update allows you to use any Bluetooth headset that works with iOS, and the messaging feature has been enhanced to allow for sharing of contacts, photos, and locations. Call quality and connectivity has been enhanced as well. You can grab Vonage Mobile for free from the App Store.


Images of the purported leaked next-generation iPhone design

iPhone 5 leaked design

Earlier today we brought you a look at a hands-on video of the purported next-generation iPhone, which seems to match all the rumors and speculation we've been hearing to date. Now, we've got some images as well. Check out the new iPhone leaked pictures gallery to get an up-close look, and let us know what you think. Is this the new iPhone that we'll see launch this fall?

Gallery: Images of the purported leaked next-generation iPhone design


Virgin Mobile to offer $30 per month pre-paid iPhone plan

Virgin Mobile iPhone pre-paid

Cricket recently announced its pre-paid iPhone plan, and now Virgin Mobile has stepped in with details of its own, and it looks to be a steal. Beginning on June 29th, you can buy an unsubsidized iPhone 4S (16 GB for $650) or iPhone 4 (8 GB for $550) from Virgin Mobile, and from there you'll pay $30 for 300 minutes with unlimited texting and unlimited data. If you actually use your device for talking and need more talk time, you can pay $40 for 1200 minutes or $50 for unlimited talking. For $15 more, you can enable mobile hotspot on your device as well.

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