digg_url = 'http://digg.com/apple/iPhone_font_created_out_of_540_apps_VIDEO';
No, we can't give you a clear reason why this particular chap did this particular thing, but good gravy, look at the pretty pictures! We've come across an iPhone-inspired font that looks to have been created by collating and color coding a vast collection of apps in order to properly represent the English alphabet. There's not much info given beyond the app count and the fact it required an architect with "too much free time" on his hands, but we're not going to begrudge a visual attraction
when we can get one. You might be able to get the typography for yourself by contacting the author at the source link, or you can skip past the break to see it on video -- if you're careful enough you should be able to spot the world's greatest mobile app
making a guest appearance.
Continue reading iPhone font created out of 540 apps and a love for the arcane (video)
iPhone font created out of 540 apps and a love for the arcane (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 21 Mar 2010 21:35:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink
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It's no amplifier substitute
, but Line 6
has come up with something potentially even better for the budding songwriter buried deep within your rhythmic veins. The MIDI Mobilizer for iPhone and iPod touch is an app-based peripheral that lets you record, playback, store, and transfer MIDI sequences and parameters using the MIDI Memo Recorder software. While it does sound convenient in theory, we'll have to wait until we can try the dongle out for ourselves. At this point in time, price of the Mobilizer is TBD and the release date is the ever-vague Spring 2010. As for the recorder app, it's currently available on iTunes free of charge, although it's more or less useless without the complementary hardware. For now, you'll just have to settle with living vicariously through the promo video, after the break.
Continue reading Line 6 peripheral brings MIDI and iPhone closer than you ever expected
Line 6 peripheral brings MIDI and iPhone closer than you ever expected originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 21 Mar 2010 08:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink Synthtopia, Vetaville
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digg_url = 'http://digg.com/apple/New_Sprint_ad_shows_iPhone_using_WiMAX_via_Overdrive';
Your existing iPhone
(yeah, even the original
) can surf the information superhighway at 4G speeds. Today
. Who knew, right? Sprint's Overdrive
-- which creates a WiFi hotspot that enables nearby devices to cruise on Clear's 4G
(or 3G, if you're not in a 4G locale) network -- can theoretically enable any WiFi-capable phone to surf on WiMAX, but Sprint's taking a pretty bold approach by actually touting the feature in a new spot. Befuddled? Hop on past the break and mash play. Too bad this is about as close the iPhone will ever get to Sprint's shelves...
Continue reading New Sprint ad shows iPhone using WiMAX... via Overdrive
New Sprint ad shows iPhone using WiMAX... via Overdrive originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 21 Mar 2010 03:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink TUAW
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Apple had all the plans ready and a menu was set, ready to be eaten from the table which the company had planned. For its upcoming product, iPad, the company had plans to offer unlimited viewing of television shows which would be charged in the form of a subscription fee. Some networks have opposed to [...]
Apple, with just 2 weeks to go before they launch the much awaited iPad have started accepting the Tablet apps for review purposes before it is submitted to the App Store. It has sent out emails to the developers informing them about this important announcement.
The more important points that come out of this email are:
Apple just announced to developers that it's now accepting iPad applications. From the sound of it, applications submitted now will have a shot at being reviewed and approved before the iPad launch next month, though since most all apps developed so far have only been tested in the emulator, this is more of a "feedback" round for devs looking to be ready for the launch without actually testing their apps on hardware themselves. Apple says that "[o]nly apps submitted for the initial review will be considered for the grand opening of the iPad App Store," so you probably shouldn't wait around -- unless you've got one of those iPad test units
headed your way, or you're a hardware-testing purist that will wait for the iPad launch to start testing apps and miss one of those cushy spots on the opening day iPad App Store. Either way, we can't really imagine we'll be seeing true 3rd party iPad app greatness until a month or so after the launch, but who are we to talk down a "gold rush"?
We just saw that the deadline for getting apps in for the first round is March 27 at 5PM PT. Fire up that SDK 3.2 beta 5 and start cracking!
Apple now accepting iPad app submissions, get your jumbo-sized beer drinking simulations in before launch day originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 19 Mar 2010 15:50:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink
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Really, would you expect anything less from Apple? All sorts of wild tales have emerged about Apple's tight restrictions on developers lucky enough to receive early iPad test units, and no matter how true they might be, we're eating it up with a spoon. According to "people familiar" with the matter sourced by BusinessWeek
, there's a 10 page pact for developers to sign, with requirements that include keeping the iPad isolated in a room with blacked-out windows, continuously tethered to a fixed object, photographic evidence of compliance, and of course no bragging to the Twittersphere about your score. Frankly, if the iPad isn't hand delivered to developer offices by a couple guys in well-tailored suits with an iPad briefcase handcuffed between them, we'd be sorely disappointed.
A few developers receiving iPads early, must keep it in room with blacked-out windows and tuck it in every night originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 19 Mar 2010 12:42:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink 9 to 5 Mac
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PocketMac have released the latest version of their software for syncing your BlackBerry with Mac OS X. The latest release has some performance enhancements as well as some new sync features. This latest version also supports the newest BlackBerry OS 5 devices and support for MAC OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.