Save for a few tweaks available by means of jailbreaking your device and downloading via Cydia, Siri doesn't yet have the capability, or permission as she states, to read your Twitter timeline out to you. As a worthy alternative, Tweet Speaker ($0.99) has been on the App Store for some time now, and it does just that - it reads your tweets our one by one; quite a tedious job without the help of App Cubby's useful utility.
With gaming, there’s really no limit. We’ve seen augmented reality, streamed gaming, external joypads and more, but we’ve never really quite encountered a game that plays based on reality. It’s new, it’s great, it’s real and it’s Tweet Land ($1.99). Launching just today, the game puts you in control of
Contradicting previous rumors, TomTom has stated that their recently launched TomTom GPS Car Kit will not add GPS capability to Apple's touchscreen handhelds that do not have GPS chips of their own, namely the first generation iPhone and all current and past models of iPod touch. The car kit has a GPS unit built in that it uses for navigation with the iPhone 3GS to enhance functionality, leading some to believe that it could be made to work with non-GPS devices.
The TomTom car kit has appeared once again on the online Apple Store for $119.95, this time in the US store. The kit not only puts your iPhone within easy view and of the driver, but also enhances its GPS capabilities. It also provides hands-free calling and an audio-out connector to plug it into your car's audio system, though the cable is not included.
You can get the TomTom car kit in the US Online Apple Store for $119.95.
A MacRumors forum user going by the alias The Samurai has managed to get his hands on a TomTom GPS car kit for the iPhone from his local Apple Store in Glasgow, Scotland, ahead of it's official launch. He's posted a video unboxing on YouTube showing what comes in the box, which includes an informational packet that makes mention of an upcoming free app from TomTom.
For those of you hankering for an iPhone GPS system in your car, GPS outfit TomTom has announced that its car kit for the iPhone will ship in October for $120 (or €99 if you live on the other side of the Atlantic from me). Per Macworld, the kit will include a powerful GPS chip, built-in speaker, power cable, and more.
TomTom's highly anticipated hardware accessory for the iPhone and iPod touch with an external GPS receiver recently became available in several European Apple online stores. They are priced at £99.95 (US$164.10) in the UK and 99.95 Euro (US$147.90) in other European countries, and includes the companion iPhone application.
TomTom has also confirmed that their GPS car kit will work with the iPod touch as suspected, as well as with 3rd party GPS apps. According to TomTom PR representative Yann Lafargue:
Oui, je confirme et il fonctionnera avec un iPod Touch ou d'autres logiciels de navigations concurrents. Pour la disponibilité, je ne peux pas répondre. It will work with the iPod touch and other competing GPS (iPhone OS) software. I can't comment on availability.