In the bewildering position of deciding whether to renew your contract for an iPhone 5? If you are set on upgrading now, we have the best deal yet for those willing to sign a new two-year contract (which is required at any subsidized price). Join us after the break for
Gas prices are crazy right now. Even those driving hybrids and small cars that get great gas mileage are feeling the effects with the increased cost of gas. iPhone users are at an advantage, we have numerous Apps that allow us to find the cheapest gas in our area. If
There were several little features that appeared in Steve Job's keynote on Thursday, most of which weren't even discussed during the presentation. Steve mentioned quickly that the iPhone, with OS 4.0, will support bluetooth keyboards just like the iPad. Spell check on the iPhone will be on par with the iPad spell check, which underlines misspelled words more like the Mac OS and presents possible word options. Additionally, Steve mentioned that the Photos app will now feature "places" to group geo-tagged photos, much like iPhoto on the Mac. On the keynote slide, there are a couple of mentions of new mail features, such as file and delete search results, and the ability to choose an image size in a mail message.
Below is a screenshot of the keynote slide which shows only some of the 100 new features Apple says are coming to the iPhone this summer.
Have you been wishing for the ability to hook up a keyboard to your iPhone and do away with those annoying touch keys? Well if you have, ION Audio may have a solution for you. It's called the iType and it's a full-sized keyboard that you can hook up to your iPhone using the dock connector. It works just as you'd expect a keyboard to work, with one catch; you have to use the iType app. You see, Apple opened the iPhone's dock connector and Bluetooth to developers with iPhone 3.0, but that access is limited to specific applications, not system-wide drivers. This means that everything you type on the iType keyboard has to be entered with the iType app and then copied out to your other apps.
Pricing and availability of the iType have not been announced, but it does exist and work, per hands-on experiences from several blogs at CES 2010.
Proving once again that sometimes what seems like the most complicated way of doing something can be the simplest and most effective, a few brilliant engineers with Perceptive Development have successfully connected an infrared keyboard with an iPhone without jailbreaking the device! Most impressively of all, they did it for less than $20 using the headphone port. (Videos after the break.)