If you’re looking for a simple, cheap, and reliable case with not too much in terms of looks, then you’ve got USBfever’s Crystal Clear Case for the iPod Touch 4 as a possible purchase. The Crystal Clear Case for the iPod Touch 4 is of course, based on the name,
The slickness and the beauty of the newest iPod touch is just stunning. There’s no telling what could harm it or what can’t so it’s always good to be safe and get a quality case that will protect your iPod no matter what. Speck’s Pixelskin, which is among their lineup
I’ve never really owned a pouch for my iPod, so I didn’t really know what to expect when I received the iPod Suede Jacket from Waterfield Design. Would it be good, or would it be bad? Only time would tell, and it sure did! I recently got the new iPod
Yesterday Meebo Inc released their first native application for the iPhone and iPod touch, Meebo [App Store, Free]. The app allows you to sign in with your Meebo account, which can then be connected to any number of services including AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, and many others.
During our limited testing of Meebo, we found that it's much snappier than other IM clients available on the iPhone. The UI is also very simple, making it a pleasure to use. Unfortunately it lacks many features that for-pay chat clients have, but for the wonderful price of free, Meebo is definitely one you have to check out!
An update to BeejiveIM has been released today which includes support for push notifications and iPhone 3.0. The release comes nearly two weeks after it was submitted to the App Store during WWDC. The update also includes a ton of additions, changes, and tweaks. Other than push, it also includes support for meta contacts, an updated look, and improved scrolling performance. You can check out our full review here and grab the update in iTunes. If you haven't purchased BeejiveIM, you can get it for $9.99! [App Store] Additionally, AIM has also been updated to include push notifications. Both the free [App Store] and paid [App Store] versions include push and are available now.
As they announced, AIM Paid, the new poorly named paid version of AOL's AIM app, has been released to the App Store. The new app is a paid counterpart to the free ad supported (and equally poorly named) app AIM Free. Both new apps offer the ability to view friends based on proximity with a new "Near Me" view, send receive messages as SMS's when logged out, and view contacts from within the app. AIM Paid is $2.99 in the App Store. [via Macworld]
AOL is updating their AIM app to version 2.0, adding location-awareness and SMS support for when you log out. Users will gain the ability to view people in a group called "Near Me" showing buddies within a certain distance to chat with only those nearby, and the ability to opt to share your location with others on AIM. You can also now have messages sent to you while the app is closed forwarded to you as SMS's. The new features come at a price, however. AOL has renamed their free app AIM Free [Free], and switched over to an ad supported model. A paid version, called AIM Paid, is said to be navigating the approval process already. Fortunately, the ads don't show up while chatting. [via Ars Technica]
Now that AT&T has removed the complimentary 200 SMS messages from the iPhone 3G data plan, I'm betting that some are looking for a cheaper alternative to sending texts. Luckily, AIM for iPhone supports sending text messages via the AIM service, which is totally free. To use this method, sign in with your AIM account on an iPhone. When you're all logged in, tap the "new message" icon. Where you would normally specify a username, enter a mobile number instead. Be sure to add '+1' and the area code before, though.
After iTunes version 7.7 became available last night, Apple has now turned the App Store on. It's currently up and running and available for app downloads. Applications will only work with the iPhone and iPod touch only after updating to the 2.0 software. Although currently unavailable using the "Check for updates" button in iTunes, the 2.0 software is technically available and can be downloaded manually. Additionally, most of the apps we've seen demoed by developers at WWDC and the March 6th event are represented in the store, including AOL Instant Messenger, Twitterrific, and Super Monkey Ball.
Thai company AgileMobile has announced the availability of beta versions of two new applications for the iPhone and iPod touch: Agile Messenger and Agile Forces. Aglie Messenger is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for handheld that gives seamless integration of AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, Google Talk, and XMPP. Using the app, users can send both text, image, video and voice messages to other users from mobile to mobile or mobile to desktop.