Got some extra iPhones just lying around, picking up dust? You could hawk them on ebay. Or, you could turn them into an extremely shiny, small, expensive server farm. In an effort to promote their iPhone app, ServersMan, the Japan-based app developer has used his app to create a teeny tiny web server farm. It's just a prototype, but it's a cool idea.
I am still consistently amazed by what people are able to do with their iPhones, and I would have never thought it would be used to make a music video, but that's just what one upcoming artist did.
As we all know copy & paste finally made its way to the iPhone in 3.0, but it was missing ONE BIG THING. You couldn't copy information from contacts! Honestly Apple, how the heck did you miss that one? Sure, you could hit "Edit" and copy the number out that way, but it was so inconvenient. Thankfully iPhone OS 3.1 beta (seeded to developers earlier this week) has added this oh so important feature. When it drops, you'll be able to copy out phone numbers and addresses and even someone's name, email address, photo, and just about anything else! And yes, we even have a pretty picture of it in action for you to check out below.
Glyphboard, a small web app that's seemingly more than a web app, just might change the way web apps are looked at. Previously web apps could only be used while in Safari and connected to the Internet, but this application is much different. That's because Glyphboard can install itself as a webclip on your iPhone or iPod touch and launch just like a native application.
One of my personal favorite bands, The 88 [iTunes Store], recently recorded an entire single using nothing but an iPhone and their instruments. The app they used is called FourTrack [our review] and the song is called "Love Is the Thing" [iTunes]. We could honestly go on and on about how cool it is that they published a song recorded entirely on the iPhone to iTunes, but it may be more succinctly explained in the video below. Enjoy!
One of the more impressive hardware improvements in the iPhone 3G S compared to the previous generations is the impressively powerful graphics unit, the PowerVR SGX. MICHAELSD has spotted a demo video showing the kinds of thing the new chip is capable of (after the break).
Smub.it is a handy little website that lets you share just about anything in Safari on your iPhone. All you have to do is type smub.it/ to the left of the http:// in Safari and boom, you can share that link via Email, Facebook, Myspace, Digg, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Reddit, del.icio.us, and some other random place I'm not familiar with. It's super easy and FREE. Check it out!
Yesterday Apple announced that OS X iPhone 3.0 would be released on June 17th for all iPhone customers. They also mentioned that they've already reached Gold Master with 3.0 and would be seeding it out to developers that day to make sure developers' apps work with 3.0. Of course none of us have any patience and somewhere on the Internet, there is a legit copy of 3.0 GM. Best part is that it works on all iPhones, no need to register your device with the dev program. As far as we know, it'll be the exact same build we see on the 17th. Now where can you get it? Psh, I dunno. Google it or something. I don't know how piracy works. I just blog about the iPhone.
An installation at WWDC is attracting a lot of attention from attendees. In a display of unabashed mighty awesomeness, Apple has created a large, pulsating, Matrix-esque rainbow wall of iPhone apps consisting of several Cinema Displays. Each time one of the apps is purchased, it's icon on the wall pulses. Apparently it's not quite real-time, and it certainly doesn't show all of the 50,000+ apps in the App Store, but it's pretty spectacular. Video after the break.
Wouldn't it be great if you could control your car with your iPhone? If you disregard how stupedly dangerous it is, then the answer is absolutly yes. Unfortunately for us, we'll just have to settle for this surprisingly well-made video displaying how such an app might work. Video after the break.