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 Walmart.com or .01 Penny at Amazon.com
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
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!
Kensington iPod/Iphone Charging Dock
today 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: s4palm.com
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
Amazon.com, 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 Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com: 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, PCMag.com 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 PinStack.com
Episode 23 (this episode is 1 hour 20 minutes)
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