On Friday, game developer Taito released Bust-a-Move, the company's classic puzzle action game, for the iPhone and iPod touch. Like the original, players must fire and link three identically colored bubbles to clear them from the screen and earn points. Per Macworld, players can use techniques like banking shots off walls and erasing several bubbles at once to win.
Per TheStreet.com, an official representing China Unicom confirmed that the wireless carrier is currently in talks with Apple to function as the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in China, but denied that the company recently purchased five million handsets.
Apple has posted a new support document responding to issues with connecting to Bluetooth and WiFi on their 3GSs. According to the document, titled "Unable to use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with iPhone or iPod touch because there’s no address listed for the device" if you have a grayed-out bluetooth icon, no address for either Bluetooth or WiFi, or you can't use a WiFi network even though it says you're connected, or you can't pair Bluetooth devices to your 3GS, then they list some things you can try to fix it.
iBluetooth, MeDevil's app for transferring files to and from your iPhone over a bluetooth connection, has entered beta testing stages and will hopefully be ready in the next few days, providing he can get the last few bugs out soon. The application will let users both send and recieve files over bluetooth, something Apple currently does not allow in their SDK. Users can chose which file to send and where to send it, or where to save an incoming file, and transfers can be stopped at any time. Screenshots after the break.
iPhone dev Raif Ackermann has managed to establish a working bluetooth connection between two iPhones. The connection uses two external bluetooth adapters that plug into the adapter ports and is based on the work by Matthias Ringwald for a user space bluetooth stack. The long-term goal of the project is to eventually get the connection working using the iPhone's built-in Bluetooth support. There is even a possibility that the project may eventually be SDK-complient.
A new video is making the rounds. MeDevil has created a video demo of the first-ever known file transfer between an iPhone and PC performed over a Bluetooth connection. The description, which was translated by Google, says it was done using a beta version of an app that will eventually be released in the iSpazio Cydia repository. Video after the break.
Although the original iPhone and iPhone 3G both support bluetooth headsets, Apple's "best iPod ever" mysteriously lacks the ability to play music over stereo bluetooth devices. And while Apple could potentially add this feature via software update, it doesn't seem to be at the top of their list. If you're tired of waiting for Apple and want to enjoy the sweet sound of wireless tunes, the Infinixx AP23 has you covered.
Have you recently gotten a ticket for breaking the Hands Free Law recently? You might be in luck, because hat ticket just might have a silver lining, so to speak. Both Aliph and Plantronics have announced promotional offers to people who have recently been ticketed for talking on their cellphone when they should've been paying attention to the road. Aliph is offering $20 off of one of their lovely Jawbone 2 Bluetooth headsets, while Headsets.com is offering a Plantronics Discovery 925 headset ($149l.95 retail) for free to the first 734 applicants that have been ticketed. [via BoingBoing, Headsets.com]
After the iPhone 3G went on sale this Friday, Apple dropped the price of its über stylish Bluetooth Headset. Previously priced at a whopping $130, the headset has dropped $30 in price to a round $100 even. Why the drop in price? It wasn't because Apple finally realized it was over-priced. Instead, they've decided to remove that oh-so-useful dual-dock from the package. They do include the "travel cable" though, which charges and pairs the headset. If you would like to purchase the dock separately, it's available from Apple for - get this - $49.