What a better way to reflect your nationalism than embellish your iPhone with a case sporting your country's flag?
New cases are always a pleasure to see especially if they don't introduce old concepts. For example, Proporta's Doodle Pad Hard Shell case compatible with both the iPhone 4 and 4S alike - rather than the same old design that many other cases have, this option from Proporta boasts a new look that makes it worth the purchase in itself.
Ever since I started receiving cases for review, Speck’s have been among my favorites. In other words, the Speck Pixelskin was one of my favorite cases among others like the Otterbox Defender. Now, I have a slick black Speck Candyshell on my iPod, and it is without doubt one of
Google announced yesterday on their Google Mobile Blog that they have added mobile app results to Google Search for mobile. That means that if you go to Google Search on your iPhone or Android powered device and search for an app, they display a link to either the Android Market or the iPhone App Store right at the top, above all the other results. Check out the gallery after the jump!
The ever-popular classic game Tetris has been at the center of legal battles since it was created by Alexey Pazhitnov in the USSR way back in 1984. Today, Google pulled all the "Tetris-type" games off the Android market in response to a DCMA notice from Tetris Company, LLC, the owners of the Tetris IP rights. However, "Tetris-type" seems to mean "A game with blocks" and apparently there are many games on the takedown notice that do not infringe on the "Tetris" trademark and only feature block-puzzle activities — a tenuous link to Tetris, at best. There don't seem to be any DCMA takedown notices filed with any other game marketplaces (AppStore anyone?) and Android developers who have a "Tetris-type" game are understandably upset.
The New York Times is reporting that Google is reportedly preparing to launch its own Android-based entrant into the field as Nokia, HP and Microsoft also move forward on their own plans for devices in the emerging industry segment.
Eric E. Schmidt, chief executive of Google, told friends at a recent party in Los Angeles about the new device, which would exclusively run the Android operating system. People with direct knowledge of the project -- who did not want to be named because they said they were unauthorized to speak publicly about the device -- said the company had been experimenting in "stealth mode" with a few publishers to explore delivery of books, magazines and other content on a tablet.
According to MediaPost, Apple may introduce its "next big thing," a personalized mobile advertising system called iAd, on April 7. Details are sketchy as only unnamed sources have suggested the new ad platform will be unveiled next week, and has been called "revolutionary" by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Officially, Apple has been mum on the topic.
According to MobileCrunch, the Nexus One, which may not have sold incredibly well, but is still regarded as a capable Android unit, is now compatible with AT&T's 3G network. The T-Mobile version of the Nexus One, which worked with AT&T provided you didn't hop on AT&T's network, has gained additional functionality according to a post on Google's Nexus One blog.
The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise given that the Nexus One has yet to clear the FCC and Google made no mention of it whilst heralding that the Verizon Nexus One was "Coming Soon!".
Apple may be helping with the next step of integrating mobile ads into App Store software for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in the same way that they might include any other graphical or interface lements into their apps.
According to AppleInsider, a recently posted job listing on the Apple web site is seeking a "Senior Interactive Web Developer" for a position located in Boston. The position describes the ideal candidate as developing a front-end Web user interface for "Development of compelling, interactive digital advertising experiences." The Senior Interactive Developer will "be involved in client discussions, proof-of-concept coding, working with and adding to the existing framework, production deliverables and more."
TomTom announced this week that version 1.3 of the TomTom iPhone app has been submitted for consideration to the App Store. The new version will include real-time traffic speed and incident reports, local search powered by Google, as well as some other tweaks and improvements. The update will be free for all previous owners, although we're not sure if TomTom plans to charge for the traffic data.