Oct 29

Isamu Sanada Rendering of the 4G iPhone We’re only eight months (or so) from the release of the 4th Generation iPhone. And since the iPhone 3GS was essentially an internal makeover (new CPU, GPU, etc.) of the 2008 iPhone 3G, it’s a safe bet that the next iPhone model’s design will be changed. 

The question is: what will it look like?

An Italian web site, iSpazio, has posted renderings from Japanese tech-artist Isamu Sanada showing one design direction Apple might take.  The result is a sort of iMac-esque aluminum shell with screen “glass” that goes from edge to edge.  This version is slimmer, flatter and sleeker than existing models, but maintains the same easily identifiable iPhone look. 

Given Apple’s history and the success of the iPhone, I can’t help but think that a significantly updated design will indeed be coming our way next year, if for no other reason than to keep things fresh.  Artists’ predictions of future technology often bear no resemblance whatsoever to the product that eventually hits store shelves, but in the case of Apple one can never be sure. And while these latest 4G iPhone concept renderings are almost certainly nowhere near spot-on, they do give us the opportunity to ask:

What design changes would you like to see in the 4th Gen iPhone?

Isamu-Sama nails it pretty well for me.

via Ty’s iPhone Help

M. Nichols, Products Editor

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Oct 26

The Pocket PC Central Hands-On Sound ID 200 Review has been posted in both the Windows Mobile Review Center and the iPhone Edition Review Center.

Sound ID 200 Review

The Sound ID 200 was tested with both Windows Mobile Smartphones (Touch Pro2, Samsung Intrepid) and the Apple iPhone 3GS.

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Oct 21

From a Computer to the iPhone: Reading eBooks in Stanza

Bibliophiles take notice!  If you have eBook files on your PC or Mac, chances are you can read them on your iPhone or iPod touch.

All you need is Stanza installed both on your iPhone/iPod and your computer, a wireless network and Stanza-compatible eBooks.

Interested?  Take a look at our latest iPhone tutorial: How to Transfer eBooks to the iPhone to Read in Stanza

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Oct 21

Air Mouse Pro

This one’s an oldie but a goodie.  Air Mouse Pro [iTunes Link] transforms your iPhone into an over Wi-Fi mouse for both PCs and Macs.  Just install a utility on your computer and Air Mouse connects and gives you control.

The top section of the Air Mouse screen is the mouse – right and left clicks, scroll, etc. – and the bottom is a series of preconfigured buttons allowing you to quickly control music and video playback, your web browser and more.  The app is accelerometer enabled so you can move the iPhone around in the air to move the pointer on your computer’s screen.

Turn the iPhone to landscape mode and the entire screen becomes a touchpad with multi-touch gesture support (scrolling and right-click).

View/Download Air Mouse Pro (Opens in iTunes)

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Oct 19


Photo sharing on the iPhone is possible through built-in options and a wide range of third-party apps, but today’s App du Jour is a new favorite. 

PhotoScatter [iTunes Link] from UniqueApps allows you to upload photos to popular social networking and photo sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, Photobucket and Flickr.  Just input your account settings for each of the services you use, take a photo (or select a photo already in your Camera Roll), give your photo a title and description (if you wish) and send it to the selected service(s). 

PhotoScatter makes sharing photos pretty much a no-brainer.

View/Download PhotoScatter (Opens in iTunes)

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