We were pretty excited to hear about AT&T's free Wi-Fi for all iPhones subscribed to one of their data plans, but it doesn't surprise us that there's a catch. If you thought you could just wander into any Starbucks and sit down to enjoy some Wi-Fi, think again. Using their connection requires authentication, which you'll need a cell signal to complete.
Yet another round of developers are cutting the price of their apps or giving them free for a limited time. This time around it's Amnesia, Space Monkey, Blue Skies and Are you smarter than a 5th grader.
Another pile of developers are offering discounts on their applications or are offering them completely free for a given time in an attempt to stimulate sales and boost their rankings. Read on after the break for the list.
Earthscape is a cool little Google Earth-like app that gives you a globe that you can turn and zoom right down to ground level. It also shows where you are based on your iPhone's GPS, as well as view information tagged for specific locations. Now, in order to bost their download numbers, they giving the $10 app away for free for a limited time.
Fantastic news from a friend with sharp eyes. AT&T has finally done something great for iPhone owners. No, they're not unlocking the iPhone. They're not giving it away for free, although it does involve "free". They have finally announced that they'll be rolling out free access to AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots for all iPhone users. Yarly. Read on for the details.
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]
Our contest is still going on through the 15th, so all you guys with iPhone 3G envy will have a chance at bringing one home. If this is the first you've heard of it, you can check the details here, but the basic idea is pretty simple. Post something (of substance) in our forums and you'll be entered into the drawing for a free 16GB iPhone 3G on us. Every new post counts as another entry and increases your chance of winning. The contest ends on July 16th at midnight, so rock on and happy posting!
There are a large number of applications in the App Store that are free, and one company has found a way to make the number of free applications grow while still making devs some money. The company is Medialets, an ad network startup. Their goal is to provide small, discrete ads for free applications so that developers can launch ad-supported free applications to the iPhone and iPod touch-using masses.