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Search - Polar Bear Farm iPhone Apps
San Jose Mercury News - iPhone Coming to Wal-Mart
Boy Genius Report - Apple to Sell a $99 iPhone at Wal-Mart
CNET - Griffin Clarifi lets the iPhone take close-up shots
PC World - Apple Sold a Third of US SmartPhone
Engadget - iPhone barf bag mod is air sick
Live TV on the iPhone - Demo
DailyTech - iPhone grabe 16.6% of Global Smartphone Market
iPhone Dev Team - The Man from DelMonte - He Say Yes


Applications Mentioned and Reviewed:
Amazon App
Easy Wifi for AT&T
vLingo
Visual Dial
Missile Command - reviewed by Kevin Crossman
BlackJack 21 - reviewed by Kevin Crossman
Byline - reviewed by Kevin Bachelder
Calc12E - reviewed by Bob in SanFran
Big Oven - reviewed by Bob in SanFran
iFood Assistant - reviewed by Bob in SanFran
Handbase Database Manager - reviewed by Mike
iDB Data Master  - reviewed by Mike
iSort - reviewed by Mike




Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33am EDT
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Wizzard Media Player - supports iPhone
Hack to enable Emoji Everywhere
O'reilly Radar - 10,000 iPhone Apps
iPhoneFreelancer.net
iPhone Atlas - Linux on the iPhone
The iPhone Blog - iPhone 2.2.1 Rumors
Crunch Gear - iPhone 2.2 lets you send video to TV
Engadget - Hidden TV out feature in 2.2
Google Admits its iPhone search app violated App Store Rules
Study: iPhone more reliable than Blackberry and Treo
iPhone Atlas - More iPhone 2.2 Problems and Fixes
Wired.com - Why iPod Touch didn't get google street view


Applications Mentioned:
Joost
Lightsaber





Listener Feedback on Question of  2 iPhones /  1 Computer.

This is a solution I developed for my family - it sounds obscure, confusing and a bit involved - but once it is working it has been great for us!  It does have some cons and isn't a perfect solution - but it demos a neat tool Google provides.
 
Software/Configuration I use for the solution:
 
1) Windows Vista Business 64
 
2) MS Office 2003/2007 - Outlook
 
3) GoogleSync Application http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=89955
 
4) Multiple Windows Users - for this example let's say me and my wife - each user has their own iTunes library under their own Windows login, each with their own music, calendar and contacts.  Each user also has their own Outlook profile and calendar established under their windows username/login.
 
5) Each family member has a G-Mail account and a Googlel Calendar that is "shared" with other family members. Sharing these calendars is done right through Google Calendar settings.
 
So far, this is fairly typical of most setups - nothing special - except the addition of the Google Calendar Sync Application.
 
Basically, this method uses Google Calendar as the synching point by and through which Outlook Calendars are shared between users.
 
Flow:
 
On iPhone:
 
User can add items to their Google Calendar by hitting the plus sign when they are viewing their Google calendar.  By adding an item it is instantly added to the Google Calendar on the server side.  The next time the Google Sync runs on the home PC - those items are pulled down and added into the local Outlook Calendar of that user.  Users could also add something directly to the native iPhone calendar - but these items would not be sync'd with the Google Calendar until the phone is plugged into the home PC, sync'd and the Google sync runs again.  The first option is the better way.  By adding the Google Calendar item, this item is then visible on the user's Google Calendar and because the user has shared that calendar with another G-Mail user, say my wife, it immediatly appears on her Google Calendar.  Google even permits "color coding" the calendars, so when I view my Google Calendar my items are blue whereas hers are red.
 
On PC:
 
User can add the item directly into their Outlook Calendar, next time Google Calendar Sync runs, those items are fed up to the Google Calendar, and because they are shared, appear for everyone.  User could obviously also add it directly to Google Calendar from the home PC.  I can also send Outlook Calendar Items from work to my home email address, when I "Accept" them at home in Outlook they are added to my shared Google Calendar via the Google Calendar Sync application. (I happen to have it set to run every 15 minutes.)
 
CONS:
 
You do need seperate Outlook profiles - which requires a PC with more than one user created on it.  It sounds like other listener made have been talking about syncing to just one single Outlook profile on the same computer.  Also, the computer has to be running under the particular user's login at least for a bit each day (in my case the sync time is 15 minutes - so at least that long) in order that at least one sync occurs for items that weren't added to Google Calendar directly.  Since my home PC is always on throughout the day and my wife logs in at least once a day, this is not a problem - but might be for some.  To avoid this, we have trained ourselves to add calendar items to Google Calendar directly, our Outlook calendars on the home PC are then updated the next time we are at the PC and signed in.  We see each other's new additions immediatly.
 
Small warning:  If you use Google Calendar Sync incorrectly at first, you will end up causing a duplicate entry to be created of every calendar item you have.  I had this problem once and it is not for the faint of heart.  I basically had to remove my Outlook database and create a new one.  I then had to re-import all my calendar items from a handy-dandy backup .PST folder I made, of course, PRIOR to trying this.
 
All and all it took some experimentation - but it works GREAT for us now.  Perhaps a bit convoluted for a PodCast "how-to" but with a bit of thought and other perspectives - their may be a way to clean this method up.  Of course, the alternative is to just simply work in Google Calendar (both from the PC and from the iPhone) all of the time and let the sync application make everything move seamlessly over to Outlook so it's available their when you sit down at home.
 
Lastly, alerts become an issue.  Obviously, things in the native iPhone calendar can generate an audible reminder alert.  Google Calendar will not, per se.  However, Google Calendar has added a feature that allows you to have reminder emails sent to you for Google Calendar items, so set your iPhone to fetch every 15 minutes and be sure to set longer reminder periods - all set!  If you don't want to go that far and make things too complicated and if you are patient then - the completion of the circle.... drum roll.... if your Google Calendar items are syncing back to your Outlook and you regularly sync your iPhone on your PC using iTunes, those Google Calendars which ended up in your Outlook then end up sync'd with the native iPhone Calendar resulting in a normal native iPhone reminder!  (If that makes any sense)
 
I don't expect to hear about this long drawn out method on your show - but perhaps there is a take-away with the Google Calendar Sync application.  For us it was setup and forget - it's the setup that takes some thought!
 
Keep up the good work!
 
Gary - Philadelphia, PA
 
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The company I work for Wizzard Media has updated their embed Video Player (http://tools.wizzard.tv) to now work with the iPhone. Here is the blurb sent out to producers.

We are pleased to announce that starting today the Wizzard Flash Player is now compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch.

What does that mean for you? If you embed the Wizzard flash player on your website, anyone who visits your site from an iPhone or iPod Touch will see a big button to click on your video, full-screen, in all it's beautiful h.264 glory. This works for both the single episode player and the show players. This exciting new feature is also fully compatible with our ad insertion technology, so anyone looking to run ads can now reach their iphone and ipod touch audience members.

The good news. You don't have to do anything different or special to get this new functionality. If you are using the Wizzard flash player (http://tools.wizzard.tv ) just login, grab the embed code for your show or an individual episode, paste it on your website and presto! If you are a LibsynPRO user, simply publish your video, and then grab your embed code when you are finished.

The bad news: Due to the fact that we had to make a slight change to the HTML in the embed codes, if you want to add this functionality to your existing web sites' player, you will have to re-embed the player(s) with the new code format. It should only take a few seconds.

This update is currently for video podcasters but we will provide an update for audio podcasters very soon. If you have no idea about the Wizzard Player that is available to all libsyn users, please check it out here: http://tools.wizzard.tv It is totally free for you to use!

If you have any issues, please let us know and we will fix you right up! Enjoy your new and improved Wizzard Media Player!

Team WM

This is great news for Video producers and soon this option will also be available for all Audio Producers using the Wizzard Media player.

Below is a sample of this working in action.  Which you are able to click to watch from your iPhone.  One important thing for producers is that this works with both Single Episodes players and Multi-episode players.  So nothing special is needed on the producers side. Just embed the Wizzard Media Player with the new embed code and you are done. 

I want to thank the Tech guys at Wizzard for helping to support the iPhone Platform - something I care a lot about.

And Yes for all my listeners - this is video of me and my son. I know I don't look anything like you expected. Hence why I do an audio show.

Rob W



Category:breaking news -- posted at: 9:34am EDT
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Iphone Dev Team - Step away from the keyboard
iPhone Atlas - Users Face iPhone 2.2 Issues
iPhone Atlas - Security Updates in 2.2
Engadget - iPhone 2.2 Firmware Available now
physorg - Google App baffled by British Accents


Applications Mentioned:
Google Mobile App
SnapTell
Four in a Row
Chess Classics
CubeRunner
PapiJump

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Mac Rumors - Apple Drops iPhone Non Disclusuer Agreement
Unknown Films - Sends in Feedback
Godaddy SMTP and iPhone - Mac Forums
CNET News - Senator (Prez Elect ??) Obama Releases iPhone App
iPhone TV is on its Way
Mac Rumors - iPhone 2.2 Hidden Features
Bullish Cross - iPhone Sales 7 Mil last quarter
Google Docs supporting Bullish Cross
Uselss Productivity
iPhone SDK for Windows? Yahoo Answers
More on iPhone SDK and Windows
Deal Extreme - iPower from Brando - $30.21


Applications Mentioned:
Fring
Obama 08

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Links Mentioned in this Episode:
NY Times - IBM puts iPhone in the Lotus Position
Flash Magazine - Flash for the iPhone
Apples App Store Schizophrenia Driving Developers Crazy
Time.com - Censorship in Modern Times - Banned Books
Apple 2.0 - Rumor - An iPhone for Verizon in 2009
CNET - Why iPhone developer should defect to Andriod
iPhone Atlas - Fix for iPhone 2.1 Not checking Mail in background
Funny Comic
Piper - Apple Sold 5 Million iPhone 3G's in Quarter

Audible Recommendation - The Disciplined Investor


Applications Mentioned:
THETA Poker - Texas Hold Em Turbo
Grocery IQ


Hardware Reviewed:
Brando - iPower


Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:03am EDT


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Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Engadget - iPhone 2.1 update is out
iPhone Atlas - Apple posts fix for iTunes 8
MacWorld - First Look at 2.1
iPhone issue with Bluetooth headset
CNN - Apple Updates its iPhone Software
ZDNET - iPhone Records all user actions warns hacker
Apple - iPhone software update
Moneysavingexpert - Low cost options for iPhone in the UK
Valleywag - Your Privacy is an illusion - iPhone Screenshots of what you do.

Applications Mentioned:
SpeedTest

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Links mentioned in this Episode:
Engadget - iTunes 8 pwns Pawnage Tool
iPhone Hacks - iTunes 8 Issues
iPhone Atlas - Apple Releases SDK build reference 2.1.1
CNET - iPhone Apps a major trend at DemoFall
Engadget - Live from Apple's lets Rock event
App Store Downloads top 100 Million
Comedy Central Insider - 4 Reasons the iPhone is Evil
Vimplecom to sell iPhone without Subsidy
iPhone Atlas - Speeding up iPhone Backups
CNET - Say Where brings Voice Recognition to the iPhone


Application Mentioned:
NuevaSync
Cycorder - Jailbroken App
MXTube
Catagories - Jailbroken App

Product Reviewed:
Bluetooth Speaker - Cygnett Groove Tooth Talk


Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT


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Links Mentioned on Today's Show:
TG Daily - iPhone 3G at Best Buy
Mac Rumors - Sept 9th iPhone Firmware 2.1
EDA Geek - Toshiba Develops 32 GB NAND Flash Memory
TUAW - Rogers revising iPhone Plans?
EA Announces Simcity and The Sims for iPhone
LouisGray - The iPhones Missing Link
ITWire - Apple say no to Farting iPhone App on utility grounds
iPhoneTouch.blorge - Dell Planning an iPhone Killer?
RedHerring - Apple to beat Street on iPhones
BBB warns of schemes related to iPhone 3G
AT&T's Wireless data network knocked out
Appleinsider - Apple sued for over-saturating 3G network
Fortune - iPhone Web Share hits record 0.48%
MegaFon says they will sell iPhone in Russia


Apps Reviewed:
Podcaster
Touchmines
MacMan - Jailbreak App
VideoRecorder 3g - Jailbreak App

Read Write Web - Top 10 Apps Worth Jailbreaking your iPhone to get
Wired.com - Five iPhone Apps which replace your Tools
TUAW - 3G Fitnes Apps
Business Pundit - 25 Handy iPhone Apps for Business People
CNET - Five Enterprise Apps for the iPhone

To Jailbreak your iPhone
Pawnage - For Mac
WinPawn - For PC
Blog.iPhone-Dev.org


Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49am EDT


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Links Mentioned on Today's Show:
GeekBrief - Copy and Paste
OpenClip.org
TechCrunch - 3G iPhones out number 1st Gen iPhones
TUAW - Track Gustav
Hanrahan Blogs from Democratic Convention on iPhone
Rumor - Sept iPhone Update 2.1
Rumor - Apple Developing Tethering Plan
LifeHacker - Tutorial on Tethering your Jailbroken iPhone
Brando - Battery Pack and Speaker Combo
Eastrain - Close-Focus tutorial for modifying iPhone Camera
Gizmodo - Huge Security Flaw in iPhone 2.0.2
Pawnage Tool - 2.0.3
Gizmodo - Verizon Anti-iPhone Document


Apps Reviewed:
Papi Jump
Recorder
eReader
eBay
Pockey Money
Sportacular
Puluwai
Dynolicious


Products Reviewed:
Cygnett - Groove Tooth Talk

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