The Google Books app mysteriously disappeared from the Apple App Store last week. Trying to access the official app page returns an error message that reads, “the item you requested is not currently available,” and a search of the iTunes store returns no results. The Google Books app was released
I was lulled into sweet gameplay just the other day as soon as I opened up Warner Bros highly anticipated game which was ported from many consoles: Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4. If you’re familiar with the Harry Potter series (I mean, who isn’t?), you know his life is full
As you already know, iFixit has published the results of their 3rd generation iPod touch teardown. After poking around, they have come across two very interesting discoveries. Tucked inside the shiny exterior is a newer one of Broadcom's chips that supports 802.11n Wi-Fi protocol where it used to only support 802.11g. Possibly more interesting, however, is what they didn't find.
There's some cool stuff inside Apple's recently-introduced iPod nano 5G media player, including an incredibly tiny VGA sensor and for those looking to take a gander, the guys at iFixIt have already posted a teardown of the device.
RapidRepair has posted a take-apart guide for deconstructing an iPhone 3G S. They have posted instructions for gently taking apart your shiny new toy without scratching the paint, so to speak. Specifically, they show a list of parts and how to gain access to each one. To do it, you'll need small philips and flathead screw drivers, a heat gun, an exacto razor and the "Safe Open Tool". You can check it out at the RapidRepair website.
Are you curious about exactly why Apple issued a recall their original two-prong USB power adapter for the iPhone 3G? You're not alone. To figure out what the big deal was, the guys at MacMerc.com decided to tear apart one of the defective units to see what the big problem is. (If you still have your old adapter, you should really read this!)
Portelligent has taken apart an iPhone 3G to show exactly what is inside that little device. They have compiled a complete listing of all of the chips and components present in the iPhone 3G. They have found that there have been a number of improvements over the previous model, which were mostly to allow for 3G capability and to bring it up to speed with the iPod touch.
As you know, the original iPhone's battery was extremely difficult to replace, but now it appears that Apple may have thrown us a bone on this one. It's still not easily replaceable, but iFixit's teardown revealed that the battery is now no longer soldered in place on the board. This means that while it's not officially user-replaceable yet, the process of replacing the battery will be significantly simpler. This is especially good news for those of you that enjoy DIY hardware-hackery.