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About two months ago, Google announced a new "Tasks" feature in Gmail Labs. the feature provides a window in Gmail similar to that of chat and lets you add tasks by simply clicking in the empty area and starting to type.
Now they are offering a mobile version of the feature for iPhones and Android devices. It is also accessible by any xhtml enabled phone.
AOL has updated its video search engine Truveo with a new application for the iPhone that includes new features and additional videos.
The new features for the iPhone application includes "Intelligent Query Completion" which assists users by suggesting keywords or television shows. Users can also search for videos by length.
Google is now providing optimized search results for Android and the iPhone. Results pages on these devices are now designed to compliment the devices they are being viewed upon. You can view a few examples in screenshots here, or you can see the results in action on an iPhone in the following video:
Wal-Mart may soon be the second major retailer behind Best Buy to sell Apple’s iPhone.
The phones will be available at Wal-Mart during the last week of December according to the Mercury News. Reports say that Apple will offer a 4 GB version of the iPhone at Wal-Mart and it will retail for $99.
Apple has been named in a patent infringement lawsuit by EMG Technology who alleges that the iPhone infringes on a patent that enables the device to browse the Web.
The lawsuit was filed in the District Court for the Eastern District of Tyler Texas Monday and seeks unspecified damages against Apple for the alleged iPhone infringement.
Blip.tv has announced that its hosted video clips can now be viewed on the iPhone through its Safari browser. Previously, YouTube was the only player that let users watch videos on both desktop browsers and the iPhone’s browser.
The technology team at blip.tv created this “magic” iPhone embed because Adobe’s Flash player is currently not available on the iPhone. Blip.tv explains that this technology allows show creators to use the same embedded player code to target desktop browers and the iPhone browser.
iPhone maker Apple ranks highest in overall customer satisfaction among business smartphone users, according to a new J.D. Power and Associates study.
Apple received a score of 778 on a 1,000-point scale, doing well in the ease of operation category, physical design and handset feature factors. BlackBerry manufacturer RIM (703) and Samsung trailed Apple in the rankings.
When Google first launched Google Earth, you pretty much needed a cutting-edge PC in order to power it. My, how far it’s come! Today, Google has announced it has managed to stuff Google Earth into an iPhone/iPod Touch application–which you can download for free!
Here’s what you can do with Google Earth on your iCandy iPhone:
The average iPhone has a lot of applications on it. Some are free, some aren’t, and regardless, they make a bit of a mess taken all together. Now Yahoo’s seeking to cut through the clutter – and carve out a place of importance in the U.S. mobile market – with an app called oneConnect.
It’s not been a good week for developers of well-established game knock-offs. Facebook favorite Scrabulous, a Scrabble-like game developed by two brothers in India was just removed in the UK and Australia, after already being forced down from the social network in North America last month.
What started out as a pleasant chat with someone who was writing some iPhone applications has rapidly blossomed into an extraordinary outpouring of interest from the iPhone developer community. As a result, I’ve decided to run a series of developer spotlights, probably 20 or more, over the next few weeks. It’ll offer you insight into the time involved, complexity and rewards of developing a game or utility for one of the most interesting software sales environments on the planet: the Apple iPhone. I hope you enjoy the series!
Customer satisfaction has proven to be one of Apple’s strong points, as indicated by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) this week. Unfortunately, there are still some customers who are far less than satisfied by the company.
An Alabama woman named Jessica Smith is one of those customers, and she intends to bring many more of them out into the light with her, by filing a class-action lawsuit against Apple.
Apple today sent an email to all MobileMe users apologizing for the problematic launch of the online push service.
The service was supposed to be available Friday to coincide with the iPhone 3G’s launch, but MobileMe’s service was unavailable, had slow performance and unexpected logouts.
Apple said today that it had sold 1 million of its new iPhones just three days after the device became available.
Last year, Apple sold 270,000 iPhones in the first two days it was launched. It took Apple two and a half months to reach the million mark last year.
"iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. "It took 74 days to sell the first one million original iPhones, so the new iPhone 3G is clearly off to a great start around the world."
Whether you love the device or hate it, stories about the iPhone are going to be hard to escape for a few weeks. Google and Facebook appear to fall into that first category, and have added to the hubbub by releasing iPhone-specific applications.
According to comScore, the company that measures searches on the web, we searched seven million times for the Apple iPhone during the month of April, 2008. They also are reporting that Google delivered a disproportionate number of iPhone-related clicks.
First, Jobs is a compelling presenter, a true showman and storyteller. Not a showman in the negative sense but in the sense of someone who really can – and does – engage with his audience.
Everywhere I go I carry three phones now:
2. Nokia N95.
3. Nokia N82.
I also have a Blackjack II Windows Mobile smartphone that I occassionally carry.
I have three separate SIMs, er, three separate phone numbers (I only use one for voice calls, though, and my number is +1-425-205-1921).
So, why do I carry around so many phones?
Four teenagers in Palo Alto, California, say they were detained and photographed by an Apple store for downloading a third-party application to an iPhone.
The teens said that the manager of the Apple store called police after finding the racing game, "Raging Thunder" had been downloaded to the phone. High school senior Daniel Fukuba was showing the iPhone’s features to his friends when he downloaded the game.
AT&T has not yet set a price for the new version of Apple’s iPhone, according to AT&T’s chief financial officer.
"There’s not been a product announcement. There hasn’t been any pricing decisions made. That’s yet to come," CFO Rick Lindner told the Reuters Global Technology, Media and Telecoms Summit in New York.
Although the uninitiated might imagine that iPhone users only use their devices to listen to music and surf social networks, Google knows they can be quite literate, too. And a new version of Reader plays up to this characteristic.
Google’s interface for the iPhone has been floating around America for a while, but in what is sure to be a welcome development, the search giant is now making it available in over 30 different markets and 15 new languages. A special iPhone-appropriate edition of Google News is spreading as well.
Remember how rumormongers claimed the Googlephone would take over the mobile market? Then, of course, came the official announcement(s) that the Googlephone didn’t exist. But never mind that detail – the company’s group manager for mobile platforms still thinks Android will kick ass.
At any given point in time, it’s reasonable to expect that some new iPhones will be on stores’ shelves. Others may be getting driven to buyers’ houses, and still more may be just sitting there after the final transaction takes places. But 1.4 million seems too high a number to signal good things for Apple.
Wireless shoppers do not want more devices, services or applications and 59 percent feel their carrier has satisfactory selection according to a new study from Compete that examines consumers demand for market openness around wireless devices and consumer electronics.
Consumers are not aware of open access options. The majority rank device price (75%) and customer service (69%) above flexibility when asked about the most important mobile features.
Well, it’s not going to cause quite the media-wide paroxysm the Jesus phone (iPhone, for the uninitiated or unacquainted with light-hearted sacrilege) caused last year at Macworld, but there’ll probably be sufficient tremulous giddiness about the world’s thinnest notebook computer, the MacBook Air.
PC World has a list of the 25 most innovative products of 2007. While most of them are actual gadgets—the iPhone, the Kindle, and various other pieces of hardware—many of them are web apps. Among the most interesting picks:
1. Google Gears—heralded as a step toward the browser as a desktop
9. Facebook API—duh.
17. Zoho Notebook—compiles all kinds of information and enables you to share it
Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit has announced that Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac OS will allow iPhone and iPod users to sync with PowerPoint.
You will be able to run PowerPoint slideshows on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod Classic and fatty iPod Nano (any iPod with picture support) if you have a Mac with PowerPoint 2008 and iPhoto (2006 or better).
So, I’m watching the Android video and talking with my friends who are developers. Man, I thought my videos were boring, this one takes the cake.
Steve Jobs does NOT have to worry about losing his job to the folks from Google.
I didn’t see ONE feature that will get normal people to switch from the iPhone. This comes across like something developers developed for other developers without thought of how they were going to build a movement.
Compete has released a study that examines what peoples online shopping and browsing behavior suggest about the iPhone’s impact on the consumer market. The study includes information on wireless device demand, pre-purchase cross-shopping patterns and peoples views on entertainment and productivity related devices.
Reuters reports on a new iPhone killer (Verizon’s claim, not mine) that’s coming soon from Verizon. Sounds great. Can’t wait to try it. I doubt people will wait in line, but who knows?
Ahh, maybe this is why Steve Jobs lowered the price to $399 for the iPhone. Now that seems like an even more brilliant move.
Some things I’d like to see here:
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People have this silly notion that when they buy something, it belongs to them and they can do what they want with it. Silly people. Apple’s been relatively quiet about threats to sell software and tools to unlock the iPhone, and AT&T hasn’t made any public statements, but a few lawyer warning shots have been fired in private.
God, I love it when the blogosphere blows up. It keeps my job entertaining. This time, a well-known columnist set some bait, and let the traffic flow. PC Magazine can’t be paying for the insightful commentary, but cranky old men that know how to fire up the A-listers are definitely worth something.
It’s been kind of a rocky month for Apple, the iPhone, and for AT&T as a lot of people have lined up to take shots at them. Who and what for? Rapper Eminem is one of the bigger names, who joins another in misplaced copyright infringement claims, while rumors, hype, and hidden costs plague the minds (and pocketbooks) of others.
There is going to be a new Gmail t-shirt, and in and of itself, this news probably wouldn’t be worth writing about. But what’s interesting is that Google is holding a contest to determine the shirt’s design, and the winner stands to gain $2,000 and a new iPhone.
One name we haven’t seen in the Net Neutrality debate is Apple, Inc. Though Jobs & Company are cozy with neutral net advocate Google, they also just launched iPhone with AT&T exclusivity. And that brings up some interesting questions, the most interesting of which: Is buying an iPhone a vote against Net Neutrality?
Yes, yes, I know. If you hear the word “iPhone” again, you’re going to puke. Whether you are an Apple hater or an Apple lover, one thing is clear – iPhone will have an impact on the way people use the Internet on the go. So even if you are not a gadget freak, you should at least be interested in how the release of iPhone will impact your online advertising campaigns.
So how might the iPhone affect your online marketing efforts? In a few ways: