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Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Three Quake titles coming to the iPhone at some point in the near future.Three Quake titles coming to the iPhone at some point in the near future.

That's a lot of Quake for one device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:18 AM | Tags (4) | apple | gaming | iphone | quake |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

FYI, your shiny new iPhone 3GS may be prone to overheating.FYI, your shiny new iPhone 3GS may be prone to overheating.

Several tech websites have published claims by users that the handsets have overheated, allegedly resulting in burns and discolouration of the case, the Herald Sun reports.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 11:10 AM | Tags (4) | apple | fyi | iphone | overheating |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Apple decides to put a ban on that pornographic iPhone application.Apple decides to put a ban on that pornographic iPhone application.

Developer says it was voluntarily taken down, Apple now says otherwise.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:49 PM | Tags (4) | apps | content | iphone | porn |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

PlayStation emulator runs pretty smooth on the new iPhone 3GS.PlayStation emulator runs pretty smooth on the new iPhone 3GS.

Game Boy Advance emulator a lot faster too thanks to the beefed up hardware.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:52 PM | Tags (6) | emulator | gameboy | iphone | jailbreak | nintendo | playstation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, it is now quite possible to charge your iPhone without wires.Yes, it is now quite possible to charge your iPhone without wires.

The skin unfortunately adds an unsightly hump at the base where the dock connector is, but that may be a small price to pay if you really need your iPhone charged sans wires.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:35 AM | Tags (5) | iphone | wireless | charge | power | induction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


It only costs Apple $178.96 to manufacture the latest and greatest iPhone.It only costs Apple $178.96 to manufacture the latest and greatest iPhone.

I for one am shocked. On second thought - no I'm not.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:31 AM | Tags (5) | iphone | manufacturing | cost | cheap | profits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Adobe Flash coming to smartphones this October.Adobe Flash coming to smartphones this October.

Well, mostly all smartphones. Except for you know... that one.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:09 PM | Tags (3) | mobile | flash | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A real-life tale of how 'Find My iPhone' actually works.A real-life tale of how 'Find My iPhone' actually works.

Neat story but I don't think this course of action should be recommended to all owners of lost iPhones.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:14 PM | Tags (4) | apple | iphone | lost | software |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Commodore 64 emulator gets rejected from the iTunes App Store.Commodore 64 emulator gets rejected from the iTunes App Store.

A fully licensed Commodore 64 emulator at that. Too bad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:47 PM | Tags (4) | commodore | iphone | gaming | emulator |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


FCC decides to look into the whole mobile phone / exclusive carrier business.FCC decides to look into the whole mobile phone / exclusive carrier business.

Paul Roth, AT&T’s president of retail sales, defended the practice to lawmakers, saying that the deals drive innovation by guaranteeing device makers that enough will be purchased to make innovation worthwhile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:54 AM | Tags (5) | carriers | exclusive | fcc | mobile | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple issues thirty dollar gift cards to recent iPhone 3GS users who experienced activation delays.Apple issues thirty dollar gift cards to recent iPhone 3GS users who experienced activation delays.

Well that was nice of them.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:27 AM | Tags (3) | iphone | delays | activation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

New iPhone 3GS brings about another round of activation headaches for users.New iPhone 3GS brings about another round of activation headaches for users.

Some activations could take up to 24-48 hours to finalize. Yikes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:41 PM | Tags (5) | iphone | delays | activations | headaches | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Now you too can have a little bit of Family Guy on your beloved iPhone.Now you too can have a little bit of Family Guy on your beloved iPhone.

The 'Freakin' Sweet Family Guy' app will include up to 20 show clips, as well as the ability for users to build their own video mix. A link will also allow users to directly purchase full-length 'Family Guy' episodes from iTunes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:36 PM | Tags (3) | familyguy | iphone | apps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Gaming accessories might be coming soon to your beloved iPhone or iPod Touch.Gaming accessories might be coming soon to your beloved iPhone or iPod Touch.

With actual buttons too!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:04 AM | Tags (4) | accessories | buttons | iphone | ipod |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

Daily Grind: Slightly nervous

Name: Vin (aka foot tapper)
How Vin feels today: Slightly nervous @ 9:45:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: To hope that a certain experimental web project I recently worked on does not come around to bite me in the ass today. Also, to get self organized then get to some serious coding for an uninterrupted period of time.

Music Stuck in Head: Easy Lover / Phil Collins
Laugh all you want but you know you've had this song stuck in your head at one point in your life as well.

Stuff to do today:

  • Mess around with new iPhone software
  • Cut and paste all sorts of things in celebration of having cut and paste
  • Fix older XML files that have since gone stagnant since launch of GLM 4.0
  • Fix previous fix that I just put in place that managed to bork all of my XML files
  • D'oh
  • Get a better umbrella to combat week of ensuing rain
  • Finish up reading the comments on this Reddit page when (and if) work slows down

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:45 AM | Tags (2) | dailygrind | iphone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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