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iPhone launch: Live netcast June 29, 2007

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Ustream TV covers the launch of iPhone live.

Looks like the whole world is not going to sleep this night.

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iPhone web simulator June 29, 2007

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iPhoney gives developer a virtual canvas to develop web

Marketcircle has released an online simulator of the Apple iPhone screen, dubbed iPhoney.

“iPhoney is not an iPhone simulator but
instead is designed for web developers who want to create 320 by 480
(or 480 by 320) websites for use with iPhone. It gives you a canvas on
which to test the visual quality of your designs.”

Aside from the great name, iPhoney provides web developers with a
virtual canvas to gauge how their projects will look on the iPhone.
Here’s a rundown of the new iPhoney 1.1 features:

  • Zoom out to see how your current pages might look while zoomed out on iPhone.
  • Turn off plug-ins (including Flash, but note that they all turn off (including QuickTime).
  • Specify a custom user agent string.
  • Automatic updates with Sparkle, so you’ll always know if there’s a new version.
  • And of course, open source code so you can contribute to iPhoney’s rapid development.

Check out iPhoney here.

Source: IntoMobile

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iPhone: missing apps or most wanted! June 29, 2007

Posted by Vasudevan in Technology news.
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Browsing through all the initial iPhone reviews, I’ve come up with
eleven things Apple’s handset is missing. Not that the iPhone provide
users with the bad experience — it’s just that the following items are
something that I’ve expected to see implemented on Apple’s handset.
Let’s start:Apple iPhone

  1. iPhone doesn’t support Cut/Copy/Paste. It’s like typing on a
    touchscreen isn’t hard enough, once I typed something I can not
    copy/paste it?
  2. Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) is not supported. Most people wouldn’t
    notice this as they will end up with Apple’s stylish yet mono-sound
    Bluetooth headset.
  3. MP3 files can’t be used as a ringtone. Even feature phones can do this…
  4. Adobe Flash is not supported in Safari. This was almost expected,
    as only very few of the latest Nokia smartphones (N95, E90) actually
    support Flash Lite 2.1 2.0 in their Safari-based browser.
  5. Can’t record video – Camera is just for photo taking?
  6. No MMS – You can email your photo if you want, but not send it via
    MMS? This will certainly be fixed for the European launch, where users
    are more into MMS.
  7. No removable battery. Just like an iPod…
  8. No edit of Word and Excel documents – you can only view them.
  9. Direct iTunes access. There’s a WiFi and you can’t connect directly to the iTunes?
  10. Instant Messaging. You’ll end up using the web-based IM solution like Mundu IM. Hopefully, they will optimize it for iPhone.
  11. Games. I’m not much into gaming myself, but the iPhone doesn’t have a single game preinstalled. Why?

Source: IntoMobile

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