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Apple Passes RIM And Becomes Number 2 Smartphone Maker

Posted by Ponzi Black Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Corporate News

iphone 3gAn analyst has confirmed that has made it to number 2 where smartphone vendors are concerned.  The has become a holder of 17.3 percent of the market share with RIM trailing at 15.2 percent.  Apple also came in with the highest marks in customer satisfaction, operation, physical design, operating system, battery aspects, and features.  RIM could bounce back to the 2nd place mark with the Bold and Storm, but with the growing sales of iPhone and the “coolness” of the Apple brand, it will certainly be a challenge for RIM.  The results are due to the 6.9 million iPhones shipped during the summer months with no signs of slowdown even though the economy has moved in the other direction.

Read More | J.D. Power

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Musicians Rejoice: FourTrack Audio Recorder for iPhone, iPod touch

iphone four track audio recorder

Musicians (and non-musicians) are often caught with songwriting ideas and nowhere to write them down; fear not, the $10 FourTrack is here! Although it’ll never replace your main recording setup, this app for the Apple iPhone or 2nd generation iPod touch records, mixes and plays up to four tracks like a pocket-sized version of Pro Tools.

Recording in true 16-bit, 44.1 kHz quality, FourTrack works with the iPhone headset mic, or an iPod touch with a third-party mic and headphones so your inspiration isn’t forgotton. Each track can be as long as your device’s memory can handle and once you’re ready, Wi-Fi Sync allows your recordings to be downloaded to nearly any desktop computer, where tracks can be transferred to whatever recording software you prefer.

You can find FourTrack in the App Store.

Read More | Sonoma Wire Works via FourTrack in App Store


AT&T says iPhone 3G tethering coming “soon”

iPhone 3G tetheringNow that’s what we’re talking about! AT&T Movility President Ralph De La Vega just dropped the official word that the will be gaining the ability to be wirelessly tethered to notebooks, giving you 3G internet access on your laptop wherever your iPhone has a 3G signal. Just about every other smartphone that is the caliber of the iPhone has this ability, so it’s been a long time coming. No definite date given or anything, but at least now we know that iPhone tethering is on the horizon.

Read More | Technologizer

Savant Mobile ROSIE Home Automation

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds

ROSIE

Savant has created ROSIE Home Automation software for mobile devices. The touchscreen application is now available for the Apple iPhone, the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet and the Samsung Q1 Ultra-mobile PC. It features RacePoint Blueprint to help you set it up and monitor your home by remote. Use the interface for appliances, lighting, gaming systems or other electronics. With a price of $199.99, you can find the Apple version at the iPhone AppStore.

 

Read More | Savant

Sharp Aquos Fulltough 931SH high-resolution mobile phone

Sharp Aquos Fulltouch 931SHThe Japanese always manage to get the best cell phones first and we always hope they trickle over to the U.S. and the new Sharp Aquos Fulltouch 931SH is no exception to the rule.  This new cell phone is an obvious response to the and its touch technology.  The one thing that sets this cell phone apart is the incredible screen resolution of 1024 x 480, bringing it close to that of a netbook.  The 931SH also incorporates a 5.2 megapixel camera with stabilizer technology, a 1seg TV tuner, Bluetooth with A2DP, an accelerometer, web browser, media player, a microSD slot and of course, a touch screen as the name implies.  The phone also works on all 3G networks, making it viable for U.S. as well as world-wide consumption, although no time-frame has been mentioned.

Read More | Softbank

iNap Application for iPhone

iNap

First iPhones get the handy Google Earth, now go one step further. Suppose you are taking a trip by train, bus, or subway, and it is such a long trek that you can’t stay awake. With the maps and GPS, insert the address, city, or station that you are going to and take that power nap. An alarm will go off when you reach your destination. The application also works with iPod touch. You can download it here.

Read More | Geeky Traveler

Bleeding Edge TV 295: Sonos iPhone app, Sonos 2.7 features

So this morning we gave you the scoop on the new Sonos 2.7 features, along with the news of the new (and free) and iPod touch, but we figured you’d be interested in seeing how all this worked. Luckily, Sonos CEO John MacFarlane was able to stop by to give us a first look at all the announcements. In this episode, John walks us through all the new hotness that Sonos announced this morning. That includes a walkthrough of the new iPhone app, which incorporates and supports all those slick new Sonos 2.7 features that we’ve been raving about so early in the morning over here. If you are a music fan, you owe it to yourself to look into Sonos, if you haven’t already.

Oh, and be sure to check our Sonos for iPhone gallery if you wanna see some screenshots of the app in high resolution.


Sonos Controller for iPhone hits App Store

Sonos iPhone: List View

If you thought we were done with today’s news, think again - they’re on a roll, having just announced the availability of Sonos Controller for iPhone and iPod touch, for free. If you’re a Sonos fan, then you immediately understand what this means. If you own an or iPod touch, you get a touchscreen Sonos controller, at no extra cost. Seriously, that rocks. The new app gives you access to all the new features we told you about earlier as well, like Rhapsody, Sirius, Last.fm, and tons of radio from across the globe. In fact, with the Sonos Controller for iPhone, you can access music from any computer on your network, a NAS drive, or even a . When you realize that one of the standard Sonos Controller remote costs $400, you begin to see how big a deal this is. Releasing this as a free download makes Sonos instantly easier to use, especially in a multi-zone, multi-iPhone household, like mine.

Be sure to check out our Sonos Controller for iPhone gallery for some high resolution stills of the app, which is available now on the .

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Google Earth Now Available on the iPhone

just released a free / version of its popular Google Earth desktop mapping application. The application allows users to fly around the globe with just the swipe of a finger; tilting the unit adjusts your view, zoom in or out by simply pinching your fingers. The new app also integrates geo-located Wikipedia articles – fly to the pyramids, and read all about them, all while riding the bus to work. Check out the video above for a look at the functionality.

Read More | Google Earth App (iTunes) via Google Blog


Apple shipping iPhone USB power adapter in huge box

Posted by Aaron Zollo Categories: Accessories, USB, Apple, Peripherals

iphone USB adapter large box has had a a mind for all things “green” as stated in their past two keynotes.  A few weeks back, Apple recalled the power adapters because the prongs were breaking off into the wall socket, which could cause an obvious jolt of unpleasant experiences.  Apple offered two ways to replace the USB adapter, by mail or by going to their stores. The people who chose to have it sent by mail have been surpised to find that the new, greener Apple has shipped the small adapter in a box that about 100 times its size.  I am sure Apple will take notice and do something about it, but it seems all the eggs are not in the basket when it comes to their “green initiative.”  This just proves that going “green” takes time, and within a large company such as Apple it will continue to take months—or years—for them to achieve their goals.  If you have an iPhone and live close to an Apple store, you can do your part by exchanging it yourself.  If you are out of range of an Apple store and have done the exchange, let us know if you have had the same “large box” experience.

Read More | Apple via Gizmodo


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