iPhone OS, Android, and Windows Mobile In Perfect Harmony

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May 072010
 

See, a guitar made up of phones isn’t just about the music. It’s about bringing people together. And by “people” I mean mobile operating systems. Presenting two Android and WinMo devices and an iPod Touch, united to play Cracklin Rosie.

More information on the project, from the artist himself:

I decided to create the same mobile app – a small piano/drum sequencer thing – on 3 mobile platforms: Android, Windows Mobile and iPhone OS. As a developer I didn’t quite succeed: audio latency is a b*tch and building the app from the same source proved to be possible but unusable, so I ended up writing it three times: in java for android, in C# for windows mobile and in Objective-C for iPhone… To play them all at once I just taped them on a piece of wood together with a battery powered speaker. Add lots of audio cables and TADAAA: a very playable guitar shaped instrument that makes a hell of a noise… I added Pocket Stompbox, a virtual amp with lots of great real time effects and of course the FANTASTIC iShred app from Frontierdesign.

Terrific! Can it play Party In the USA? [YouTube via Buzzfeed]

New features uncovered in iPhone OS 4.0 beta 3

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May 052010
 

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Here’s the thing… We just installed the newly released iPhone OS 4.0 beta 3 and found quite a few changes. There are a lot of minor things like how the background of the multitasking interface matches the background in the iPad’s browser, but all of the big new changes are awaiting your perusal after the jump.

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iPhone SDK Beta 2 Offers More Video Chat Evidence with Possible Game Center Integration

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Apr 272010
 


It should be obvious by now that Apple is planning on integrating a front-facing camera in its next-generation iPhone. The natural use for such a feature is video conferencing. Apple has had numerous references to the unannounced feature in its past iPhone firmware releases, and iPhone 4 SDK Beta 2 is no different.

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Inside Of the New Iphone

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Apr 212010
 

The Next iPhone, DissectedWe took apart the next iPhone.

There are a number of interesting facts gained from the dissection, the most important of which is more concrete confirmation (as if we needed any more) that this phone is from Apple. There are three separate places, inside the case, where APPLE is written prominently.

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VeriFone Payware Mobile iPhone now available in Apple retail outlets

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Apr 212010
 

It’s a little past January, but it’s not like you’ve had too much trouble burning through your credit limit these past few months anyway, right? VeriFone — that company responsible for the other iPhone credit card accessory — has just announced that its slip-up case is now available in Apple retail stores. For those unaware, this card reader works on all iPhone 3G and 3GS handsets, and there’s a built-in stylus for capturing signatures from those arguably shady street-corner transactions that you’ll be engaging in. Best of all, the device and app are totally free assuming you agree to a 2-year service contract and a $49 “activation fee,” but we’d caution you to read through the fine print under “merchant fees” before tossing away too much of that profit margin.

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The Hidden Secrets of iPhone OS 4

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Apr 132010
 

The Hidden Secrets of iPhone OS 4Though iPhone OS 4’s real potency will come when developers seize the new tools and build multitasking apps that do crazy, crazy things, many of the OS’s inherent secrets are coming to light. Updated: More secrets.

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iphone OS 4 hands walk through

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Apr 092010
 

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iPad Vs iPhone 3GS Vs Nexus One

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Apr 052010
 

The iPad is finally out and it is time to revisit some of the speculations that we had reported prior to the launch.apple-a4-cpu-cjr

One of the most debated topics was the performance levels of the A4 Soc that powers the iPad. This was significant not just because the chip has been designed in-house by Apple, but also because there are indications that A4’s SoC may also power the iPhone in the future.

So what can we make of the A4 processor now that the iPad has reached its users? Folks at AnandTech have carried out an in-depth study comparing iPad’s A4 processor against iPhone 3GS’ Cortex A8 and Nexus One’s Qualcomm QSD8250 chip.

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iPad Netflix and ABC Player hands-on (with video)

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Apr 032010
 

Having ABC’s entire catalog of programming stowed away in your iPad is a great trick that gets you within earshot of Hulu-level awesomeness. Granted, that’s not quite what the free ABC Player provides — we’re only finding a handful of episodes for most shows — but it’s a start, especially considering how great the content looks. Flipping the iPad on its side automatically takes you to a full-screen view that streams almost instantaneously over a fast WiFi connection, though we’ve found one annoying bug — triggering the orientation lock immediately pops it back to portrait, effectively rendering the lock useless within the app. Connected to a Verizon MiFi with good EV-DO Rev. A signal strength, we were pretty blown away by how good the video still looked; it took only a few seconds longer to start streaming, but otherwise, it’s a fantastic option (of course, your 5GB monthly cap might be bruised and battered to a pulp within a few days if you’re a heavy user). Continue reading »