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    PinStack Week in Review: Smartphone News, Reviews for August 7, 2009


    TGIF Everyone! As we discussed during the PScast on Monday (If you haven't had a chance to download, check out the links at the bottom for several different options.), a couple of the BIG news items this week are the SMS security vulnerability issues with what started in the news as iPhone related but was later reported that it was most GSM phones. AT&T has denied any involvement in the active "blocking" of the very popular Google Voice from the Apple iTunes App Store. Unfortunately, it looks like the FCC has decided to get involved... can't wait to see how this one works out. Google is rumored to be developing a web app to completely bypass any need for iTunes. Speaking of iTunes, Palm has filed a complaint with the USB Implementers Forum regarding the ability to sync the Pre with iTunes claiming that Apple is infringing on its trade by not allowing the Pre to connect to iTunes. As I said a few weeks ago, this is definitely not over.

    BlackBerry Rumors & News
    RIM Discusses Video Conferencing
    Win With BlackBerry Contest
    Blackberry vs Android
    BlackBerry 8520 Free at or .01 Penny at
    How to Tell if New Curve's Right for You

    iPhone Rumors & News
    Apple Releases iPhone OS 3.0.1 to Address SMS Security Vulnerability
    "iPhone 3G" causes fire inside a car in Holland
    FCC Looking Into AT&T Rejection Of Google Voice App
    AT&T Responds to FCC letter re:GV Mobile App
    No mass exploitation of iPhone SMS exploit. How "vulnerable" was it really?
    Netflix Coming to iPhone?
    Apple Bans App Store 3rd Most Prolific Developer
    Apple Launches iTunes Store in Mexico
    T-Mobile iPhone in the UK
    Welsh nab first native-tongued phone and iPhone app
    CHART OF THE DAY: iPhone 'Surprisingly Popular' For Business
    8 features iPhone 3GS has that iPhone 3G doesn't.
    MyFi Plus iPod Touch (Almost) Equals iPhone
    Apple to Launch 8GB iPhone 3GS?
    Apple to Include Abuse Detection Sensors in Devices
    Google plans to bypass Apple's App Store on the Web

    Palm OS Rumors & News
    Amazon: Direct Sales of Sprint's Palm Pre @ $199.00
    Palm Pre available Thursday, August 27th
    Palm Files Complaint over iTunes Block on Pre Smartphone

    Windows Mobile Rumors & News
    Iphone Apps Ported to Windows Mobile

    Nokia News

    Android Rumors & News
    T-Mobile Gives New App Pack to Android Users
    Google CEO Eric Schmidt Resigns From Apple Board
    T-Mobile Scales Back Android Data Plan
    Google Looking To Step Up The Competition, Enterprise Support Is Coming
    Android Platform In Your Home
    MyTouch 3G now on T-Mobile's website - $199.99
    Facebook App for Android Soon?
    Samsung Android Devices for Under $100

    Other Smartphone Rumors & News
    LG Chocolate Touch
    Google Voice SMS Pushed to E-mail
    Almost all GSM phones susceptible to new SMS hack
    Military to get Priority GV Accounts
    Twitter Tanks on Thursday Morning
    Acer Plans App Store For Smartphone Push
    Smartphone battleground: Apple and Google head to China
    Six out of 10 Doctors prefer iPhones, while Health Admins love BlackBerries

    - Carrier Related
    Verizon to Block High-Bandwidth Apps
    Sprint Wi-Max Roadmap
    Verizon Wireless Dropped Prices On Most Smartphones To $99 Or Less!


    Smartphone Applications/Accessories

    Kensington iPod/Iphone Charging Dock
    Kensington announcedtoday the release of a new travel charging dock for the iPhone/iPod that charges not only the device, but a mini-battery too. Features include:
    Dock simultaneously charges your iPhone or iPod and Mini Battery Pack
    Included rechargeable Mini Battery Pack adds hours of power when on the go
    Mini Battery Pack extends play time up to 30 hours of music*; 6 hours of video*; 3 hours of talk**
    Includes detachable USB charging and syncing cable
    Compact and convenient for recharging in the home or office
    Charges your iPhone or iPod even when in a case

    IM+ for Skype is now available for Palm Pre!
    IM+ for Skype is now available for Palm Pre. IM+ for Skype is a web-based application for Palm Pre with WebOS that enables voice and text communication with other Skype users and provides cost-effective calling to landlines and mobiles.
    You can find more details here: IM+ for Skype.To enter IM+ for Skype just point your mobile browser to:

    Voice-guided GPS navigation for the T-Mobile myTouch 3G - August 5th
    TeleNav is the first to develop GPS navigation for the myTouch 3G:
    Turn-by-turn driving directions by voice and onscreen. If you miss a turn TeleNav automatically reroutes you.
    Directory of over 10 million businesses. No more expensive 411 calls.
    Speak destination address or business name for hands-free address entry and business search.
    Avoid traffic jams with proactive traffic alerts and intelligent rerouting.
    Pre-plan trips online. Using TeleNav browser plug-in addresses can be saved from any Web page to your phone.

    Snap Photos or Scan Barcodes: Free Amazon Application for Android, Inc. today announced the release of its latest mobile shopping application, “Amazon App for Android™,” which is now available as a free download to a user’s device in Android Market. Designed specifically for Android, the Amazon App offers users a fast and convenient way to shop on and thousands of other merchants wherever they go. The application includes the experimental Amazon Remembers feature that gives Android users two different ways to use their device camera to find and remember items available for sale on they can either snap a photo of an item or scan a barcode, and then receive a product match. For barcode scans and many photos, matches are instant. Other items take just a few minutes.

    Opera Mobile Coming to Android
    We in the Blackberry community are all quite familiar with Opera Mini. The browser renders web pages not designed necessarily for mobile browsers into something much more friendly for our devices. However, those in the Windows Mobile community are well aware of the features in Opera Mobile, that include faster web browsing, a download manager, widget support, and more. In an interview with Opera Software CEO Jon von Tetzchner, reported today that Opera Mobile will be coming to the Android Platform, but did not specify when. Tetzchner said, "Yes, we are working on an Android version,".

    GoPayment Released for the Iphone
    Intuit, makers of QuickBooks, released a new app today for the iPhone called GoPayment. In short, the app allows businesses to process credit card payments without the need for anything more then their iPhone, a data connection, and an account with Intuit. Chuck Harris, General Manager of Intuit's Payment Solutions, said, “More and more entrepreneurs are relying on their iPhone or iPod touch to manage their business,” and software like this will give them one more tool to help process payments, track past charges, and generate electronic receipts for the customer. According to TechCrunch, "Card information can be input manually, or synced via a Bluetooth enabled card swipe device. Information is never stored on the handset, and is protected during transmission with financial industry standard technology, Intuit claims."


    This episode includes:
    WIR recap; Smartphone Discussions
    Site Announcements (Top Posters Contest)
    Meet the Boss -- Extensive interview with Hayden James, owner/creator of

    Episode 23 (this episode is 1 hour 20 minutes)
    standard (lower) bitrate (39mb) -- don't forget accessible on your Berry thru Opera Mini
    lowest bitrate (19mb) -- accessible through default BlackBerry browser

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    Listen on iTunes (if you are subscribed to the podcast, then it will update in iTunes automatically)

    Have a GREAT weekend! Keep on Stackin'


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    Very nice! I liked the PSCast Thank you Cherrilicious
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    Now im hooked again....and wondering who will be on the next

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    Thanks for the recap C, was a great cast this week and a very interesting week in news for sure.
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    I'm starting to feel bad for Cherri. Her fingers must ache after having to recap everything from the last few weeks. Was glad to be part of a first with Cherri running out of available characters when wrapping it all up. Keep up the good work Cherri.
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