We’ve seen panorama add-ons for the iPhone before, but Kogeto’s offering is quite a bit more pocketable than other crowd-funded solutions. The Kogeto Dot snaps onto an iPhone 4 in your choice of pastel colors, and catches 360-degree video when placed face down. It’s got an accompanying iOS app that will un-distort the video for sharing, or even broadcast it on the net in real time.
Comcast rolled out a v1.5 update today for the iPhone / iPod Touch versions of its Xfinity TV app which allows them to access the video on-demand streaming that has been available on the iPad since February. Just like the iPad however, they’ll only work over WiFi — no streaming over 3G or downloading for offline viewing here, although unlike Cablevision and Time Warner’s iPad apps, you don’t have to be on your own WiFi for it to work. The slate of content has expanded to include 25 networks and over 6,000 hours of video, so for those confusing times when you’re within reach of WiFi but can’t get close to a TV, you can still queue up something for viewing. The official Twitter account advises a delete / reinstall for those having issues since upgrading, if you’re a Comcast subscriber who hasn’t already snagged the free app for its channel changing and remote DVR scheduling capabilities, you can do so at the link below.
Peter Hajas has announced a new beta of MobileNotifier, an open source notifications manager for iOS, that brings a redone lockscreen view and new alert style.
There’s lots of new stuff! Here are the biggest things:
● Brand new alert style that lives in the doubleheight statusbar. Takes unobtrusive notifications to the next level!
● Totally redone lockscreen view. Tap the bar to see a preview of your pending notifications!
● Intelligent alert dismiss – alerts from the same sender are dismissed if you take action on one of them. Way easier to deal with!
● Significant performance and bug fixes. Way faster, way less memory and battery footprint, way friendlier to your device!
● And more! Lots of fun surprises in this release that users will enjoy!
For humans, coming into contact with the third rail will likely void your personal lifetime warranty, but one accessory manufacturer hopes to apply a similar concept to your iPhone — in much smaller doses, of course. For $90, the Third Rail System includes an iPhone 4 Slim Case, which always surrounds your device, and a 1250 mAh Smart Battery that you can slide into place whenever you need a boost. The removable batteries can charge other devices over micro USB, and can be stacked up to four deep for charging multiple gadgets at once (at $60 a pop). It’s also designed to be compatible with future cases, negating the need to purchase another complete solution each time you upgrade your phone. We’d love to see a similar device that includes inductive charging as well, but for now, this is one of the most intuitive external battery solutions we’ve seen.
source Third Rail Mobility
After several rumors that Google and Facebook were in talks with Skype to buy them, Microsoft has surprised everyone by announcing that it has acquired Skype for $8.5 billion.
Skype’s VoIP app for iPhone is one of the most popular apps on the App Store.
Microsoft and Skype issued the following joint statement on what this acquisition will mean:
As we’ve reported earlier, AT&T continues to clamp down on unofficial iPhone tethering, which is one of the main reasons users jailbreak their iPhone.
There has been a lot of debate and speculation on how AT&T detects the unofficial iPhone tethering. Android Police has provided some insight into how AT&T is able to identify users who are using the unofficial tethering option.
Android Police explains:
These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4 on the 4.3.3 firmware using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is here.