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Mark H. Anbinder No comments

SlingPlayer Mobile Would Drive Slingbox Owners to iPhone

Own a Slingbox? Want to watch your TV on an iPhone? It could be possible with a proof-of-concept version of SlingPlayer Mobile from Sling Media. The only problem? Apple hasn't accepted the company's iPhone developer application yet.

Adam Engst No comments

iPhone 3G Actually $160 More Expensive

Apple claims that the iPhone 3G is "Twice as fast. Half the price." But that's just the initial cost of the phone. By the time you factor in the increased price of AT&T's 3G data plan and the need to add a SMS text messaging plan, the iPhone 3G could end up costing $160 more than the original 8 GB iPhone. Adam runs down all the gory pricing details.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

iPhone 3G GPS Details, Power Adapter, and Industrial Design

The iPhone 3G has a few extras lurking beneath its improved exterior, including a better charging plug and geotagging of photos.

Rich Mogull No comments

iPhone 2.0 Poised for the Enterprise

Apple has all but ignored the enterprise market for year, with Steve Jobs famously declaring that if Apple made great products the enterprise would come to Apple. With the iPhone 2.0 software, Apple has changed its tune and implemented the kind of enterprise-specific features that large organizations expect in mobile devices.

Adam Engst No comments

Apple Announces iPhone 3G to Ship on 11-Jul-08

After months of speculation, Apple has announced the iPhone 3G with 3G cellular data networking and GPS capabilities, along with all sorts of software features. But don't head down to your local Apple Store just yet, since the iPhone 3G won't be available for sale until early July.

Jeff Carlson No comments

More iPhone App Store Details Revealed

All those iPhone apps? You'll be buying them from the new App Store, and although Apple answered some questions about it at WWDC, other questions remain.

Rich Mogull No comments

iPhone Survivor: Traveling Without a Laptop

Some challenge their mettle by risking their lives in courageous acts. Others just try and survive a long weekend vacation without a trusty MacBook Pro, instead relying entirely on an iPhone.

Rich Mogull No comments

iPhone Security Tips

Avoid rogue wireless networks and take advantage of your iPhone's security features with just a few simple screen taps and slides.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

iPhone Roundup: AT&T Wi-Fi, Out of Stock, International Carriers

The iPhone has had a busy but passive couple of weeks. Wi-Fi in the U.S.? Free! Gone! Back! Away! Apple runs out of stock, fueling rumors about the 3G iPhone. And Apple signs deals to bring the iPhone to about 2 billion more people.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

AT&T Adds iPhone Plan for Hearing, Speech Impaired

A new AT&T service plan for hearing- and speech-impaired customers reduces the monthly cost of the iPhone if you don't need any or much voice service.

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News: iPhone Ebook Now Covers iPhone 1.1.4

Taking advantage of our freedom from print, we've released an update to Ted Landau's "Take Control of Your iPhone" that makes it unique among books in covering the iPhone 1.1.4 software.

Ted Landau No comments

Get More From the iPhone’s Text Widget

Texting on the iPhone is fun and useful, but it also can be expensive and may not work all the time. Discover how to track and reduce your bill, and find tips on solving problems with the Text widget.

Adam Engst No comments

Iridium-Capable iPhone Not Entirely Laughable

Who knew that our joke about the iPhone gaining satellite-phone capabilities would become reality (after a fashion) only three days later?

Adam Engst No comments

iPhone Goes International with Iridium

3G cellular technology has been widely expected for the next iPhone revision, but that's not all. Sources indicate that Apple will buy Iridium Satellite and incorporate the satellite phone technology into the iPhone, making it work anywhere on the planet.

Joe Kissell No comments

Time Machine Support Added to iPhone and iPod Touch

An undocumented change discovered in the beta iPhone 2.0 firmware may indicate that Apple plans to turn the iPhone and iPod touch into portable backup destinations for Time Machine. Could this presage versions of these devices with dramatically more storage?