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[4 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Review on Apple iPhone 3GS

Technology.am (Jan 04, 2010) — It would be simple to dismiss the Apple iPhone 3GS as an unimportant hardware upgrade. However to do so would undervalue how much, jointly, the phone’s latest features enhance the iPhone experience. With the iPhone 3GS, Apple solidifies its leadership position in a packed Smartphone setting.
On the exteriors, the iPhone 3GS ($299 for 32GB, or $199 for 16GB, with a two-year AT&T contract, as of 6/22/09) looks and feels practically indistinguishable to the existing iPhone 3G (now $99 for 8GB with a two-year AT&T contract).
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[29 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
China Unicom to sell Apple iPhones in China from Oct. 1

Technology.am (Sept. 29, 2009) — China Unicom is going to sell Apple Inc’s iPhone in China for 5,000 yuan or $732.50and it will be available from 1st October.
China Unicom has made a three-year deal with Apple last month, to bring the iPhone to China’s 700 million mobile subscribers. A majority of users in china still use 2G services.
Eight service packages being offered by Unicom, which ranges from 126 yuan to 886 yuan per month. The company would provide subsidies of 893 yuan to 4,253 yuan for people who sign up …

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[18 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
GPush App Sends GMail Push Notifications on the iPhone

Technology.am (Aug. 18, 2009) — GPush, the GMail push app for the iPhone, is available through the Apple App Store for 99-cent only.
GPush checks your Gmail account for new messages with a red icon badge, and a semitransparent alert window with sender’s name and the subject line (You can change these in the Notification settings.) and sends out push notifications whenever a new email arrives in your inbox.
According to the developers, GPush should work with regular gmail.com accounts as well as Google Apps email accounts.
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[17 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
TomTom iPhone Navigation Hits U.S. and Canadian App Store

Technology.am (Aug. 17, 2009) — TomTom’s long-awaited turn-by-turn car navigation app for the iPhone is now available on the US iTunes App Store.
The $100 app uses the iPhone’s built-in GPS circuitry to provide real-time, turn-by-turn navigation and multi-touch support for the touchscreen interface.
Unlike AT&T’s Navigator app, which requires a monthly service fee, TomTom’s app is a one-time purchase.
After starting with New Zealand a few hours ago, the iTunes App Store is now populated with region specific TomTom apps for NZ ($95), Australia ($80), US and Canada ($100), and Western Europe …

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[17 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Facebook’s New iPhone App On The Way

Technology.am (Aug. 16, 2009) — Facebook’s new iPhone app is done, and it has been submitted to Apple for approval into the App Store, developer Joe Hewitt says.
The Facebook new iPhone app will feature a completely new home screen with easier access to the site’s various functions. It’ll also incorporate the live-streaming news feed now seen on Facebook’s Web interface, along with the recently added “like” option to express your support for friends’ updates.
The Facebook for iPhone 3.0 home screen will offer expanded customization, too, allowing …

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[11 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Bank Deposits by iPhone Coming Soon

Technology.am (Aug. 11, 2009) — You are already familiar with Bank deposits at ATM machines. Now USAA released an iPhone app that allows people to deposit their checks electronically.
The new Deposit@Mobile app will launch this week. Apple iPhone users have to photograph both sides of a check, and then send the images via their iPhone to make a deposit.
The privately held financial services and insurance company United Services Automobile Association (USAA) serves only current and former members of the US Armed Services and their families, but even with that …

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[1 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
iPhone with Remote Recording Function or Spying Tools

Technology.am (Aug. 1, 2009) — Seychelles-based FlexiSpy has released new software that lets you remotely turn on an iPhone’s microphone and listen in on the surroundings.
The remote recording function is being installed on all new iPhones running FlexiSpy, which only works when the phone is jailbroken, meaning it is free from limitations imposed by Apple and AT&T.
Flexispy markets its products as a way to “supervise and protect teenagers and employees, and to investigate infidelity and criminal activity.” These activities are in many cases illegal unless users know they …

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[30 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Nissan develops iPhone App to Monitor EVs

Technology.am (July 30, 2009) — Nissan plans to develop the iPhone app that will allow owners to monitor their car’s battery level. It is designed to be used by the owners when they are away from their vehicle.
This application will allow the user to know how much charge is left in their car’s battery, how much time is required for a full charge and, for public charging stations, the approximate cost of a fill up.
The program will also allow the users to turn on their air conditioner …

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[29 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
The world’s Most Expensive iPhone

Technology.am (July 29, 2009) — The world most expensive iPhone is an Apple iPhone 3G made of 18 carat gold and encrusted with diamonds. It was designed by Austrian jeweller Peter Aloisson and priced at $2517345 (£1.6m).
The handset is surrounded by a white gold line encrusted with a total of 138 brilliant cut diamonds of the best quality. The most prominent feature of the “Kings button” phone is its home button that features a rare 6.6 carat diamond.
Mr Aloisson has a record of blurring the lines between gadget, art and …