The phone can be used while still in the case, according to Sybarites, because its screen is exposed but protected with a polycarbonate sheet … Read more
If your iPod is turning green with envy or blue with neglect from the incessant roar over Apple's iPhone (check our nerve center for the latest news, reviews, and apps), it may be time to revisit the programs that made you and your iPod inseparable until now.
Seth Rosenblatt's collection of best iPodware includes iGadget, the ultimate iPod data-syncing and management utility; MediaMonkey, a hit jukebox; and the Plato Video to iPod Converter, which makes your iPod video-ready.
Wedge in those headphones deep enough; crank up the volume loud enough, and you may never even hear all that … Read more
Those iPhone hopefuls who had planned to avoid long lines at Apple stores by visiting AT&T stores had to get lucky to secure one yesterday, and replacements might not arrive for weeks.
Launch day for the iPhone went very smoothly at Apple's retail stores. Plenty of units were available and long lines of customers were moved swiftly in and out of the store. But 12 of 15 AT&T stores surveyed Saturday sold out of their allotments on Friday night, which ranged from 30 units to 90 units. Only one store in Chicago still had 4GB … Read more
We predict that there will be a lot of Twitter interfaces for the iPhone. This is the first we've seen, though: Hahlo. It's not crystal clear what its icons do (the star is what you use to creat a Twitter message, for example), but it should take you all of two minutes to get the hang of it anyway.
iPhone link: http://www.hahlo.com/
Web site link: http://www.hahlo.com/
Via Frantic Industries.
As I mentioned in my previous iPhone post, I took the plunge Friday night and drove down to my local AT&T store for a nice new iPhone. So, with some time on my hands as my girlfriend watches more YouTube videos than anyone else who has ever seen the site, I thought I would give you some insight into my experience with the iPhone and my impressions at this point.
When I got to the AT&T store, I was asked to stand outside the door until one of the seven sales kiosks became available. Within five … Read more
So I admit it: I bought an iPhone.
That was the easy part. I should have realized that if the customer service whizzes at AT&T could find a way to mar what was otherwise a perfectly pleasant experience, they would. After nearly nine hours over 36 hours, AT&T has yet to activate my iPhone, and it can't be used until they get around to it, hopefully sometime before 2010.
As noted back in early May, we were shocked that it had taken so long for iPhone cases to begin showing up, some five months after it had been announced. But no sooner was that item printed that the floodgates began to open.
To date, however, most of the gadget-wear has been mundane to mediocre--hardly befitting the most celebrated consumer product launch in memory, if not history. So even if the latest case from urban apparel company LRG isn't exactly your taste, we think it's worthy of mention at least for an attempt at originality beyond the usual … Read more
During CNET's review of the Apple iPhone I found a surprising omission from the iPhone's device tab in iTunes. It seems that there's no way to manually move content between iTunes and the iPhone. Instead, content management relies entirely on automatic syncing preferences. As someone who uses their iPod on multiple computers, I rely on the 'Manage music and videos manually' check box that appears in the device manager tab when I connect my iPod to iTunes. Without it, each time I sync my iPod to a different computer I run the risk of having content overwritten. … Read more
We finally have the Apple iPhone, and will be have been reviewing it all night. Senior Editor Donald Bell also contributed to this review.
2:14 a.m.: The verdict We've pushed and prodded all night, and now we have the final iPhone review. Read it here, then tune in tomorrow for our updates once we run our battery drain and talk time tests in CNET Labs. Thanks for staying up with us!
1:08 a.m.: Music and movies The bad news is that the iPhone's iPod leaves out the ability to manually manage the transfer of … Read more
There's one thing most people agree about the iPhone: it's one seriously good-looking device. The sleek lines, the cute menu icons, the slim profile--even if you've sworn off the iPhone, there's no denying its sex appeal. We've taken several photos of it from all angles, plus we've captured a few screenshots of the phone's virtual QWERTY keyboard, the Safari Web browser, and the Google Maps interface. Take a look at the iPhone in all its glory.