Ok, we’re all wasting our time on Facebook – and someone trying to build some biz on it too (by the way, check & become a fan of MacSwitching’s Facebook Page)!
One thing I really hate about it, is that FB chats just go nowhere, there’s simply no history, no way to call back just that important URL that you need the most right now.
Yesterday, Steve’s presentation covered too many things about the upcoming iPhone SDK, the (again) upcoming 2.0 firmware update and a lot of developmente undergoing.
Some apps & games were showcased along with the App Store: the marketplace for all iPhone developer with a pretty interesting business model.
Apple yesterday rolled out new iPhone and iPod touch models with beefed-up memories and bumped-up prices.
Apple has just upped the iPhone’s storage capacity to 16gb, and the iPod touch 16 GB to 32gb.
The iPhone, formerly available only in an 8 GB model for $399 now has a 16 GB cousin that retails for $499. The iPod touch also added a big brother, launching a 32 GB model for $499 to accompany the 16 GB and 8 GB models that sell for $399 and $299 respectively.
“For some users, there’s never enough memory,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod and iPhone Product Marketing, in a statement. “Now people can enjoy even more of their music, photos and videos on the most revolutionary mobile phone and best Wi-Fi mobile device in the world.”
The new iPods touch and iPhones will ship with the new software that CEO Steve Jobs unveiled at last month’s MacWorld Expo in San Francisco, including a maps application that allows users to use a combination of cell tower and Wi-Fi hot spot triangulation to mimic a GPS device and find their location on Google-powered maps.
Apple has released a list of apps, or web-based applications available for the iPhone, which include social networking website Facebook.
The list of more than 200 iPhone “apps” includes games, news aggregators and utilities.
The most popular programs have been Facebook, Bejeweled, Sudoku, and a Twitter (mini-blog) app called Hahlo.
The apps run within the phone’s web Safari web browser, not its operating system, which has annoyed many software developers who are wanting to develop more complex applications.
Several websites are reporting on rumours that a software development kit (SDK) may be made available soon, however others doubt Apple will be willing to loosen its tight grip on the iPhone’s operating system.
Despite this, the iPhone hacking community has been busy creating applications for the iPhone, including hacks to free it from the AT&T network.
A recent iPhone firmware update from Apple disabled previous hacks for third-party application support, turning many hacked iPhones into “iBricks”. But in what is becoming a game of “catch me if you can”, hackers have recently announced new work-arounds.
Marketcircle today released Daylite 3.5, a major update to the Mac business productivity software that uses Apple’s Sync Services to bring Daylite contacts, appointments, tasks, and reminders to Apple’s iPhone and iPod as well as other mobile devices.
Designed for the unique needs of Mac-based businesses of 1-50 people, Daylite 3.5 helps users organize at every stage of the business cycle, from identifying and qualifying opportunities to delivering projects.
The update features new syncing abilities that allow users to select and sync distinct contact categories, and introduces more than 300 contextual help articles via Apple Help that aim to expose little-known Daylite features to more users. Daylite 3.5 is a free upgrade for Daylite 3.x users, and requires iSync 2.4 or later to connect to regular cellular phones.
New licenses are priced at $150.
Daylite 3.5 adds support for international time zones, the ability to multi-select Daylite-enabled colleagues to set or revise appointments, and a new multi-user trash system that allows everyone in a Daylite workgroup to review or re-instate trashed items regardless of who deleted them or which method was used. The latest release also allows users to export files in a tab delimited format as well as .csv formats.
Today Apple announced enhanced Leopard and iPhone integration including proximity sensing, and bluetooth syncing. Todo lists, and notes will finally sync with Leopards Mail.app. Apple also noted more features to come.