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CreaVures Available on iPhone and iPad

Zappy zaps a mushroom

After one year of work, CreaVures is available on both iPhone and iPad, as a $0.99 plus app. Retina iPad support is already in Apple’s review queue, so get it while it’s hot!

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3G iPod Touch is Prepaid iPhone 5?

It could basically be the 3G iPod, with the added benefit of you being able to make it a full fledged iPhone if you desire.

I’d been wondering where this mysterious prepaid, teardrop-shaped┬áiPhone was going to come from, and now I think I have my answer: it’s not the next iPhone, it’s the next iPod, and it just happens to have a SIM card.

    (Source: daringfireball.net)

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    Run Froyo on a Jailbroken 2G or 3G iPhone

    … insert your own joke here about the iPhone running Froyo while your Android phone is still stuck at 2.1

    Took the words out of my mouth, he did.

    71% of Android Owners Would Consider Another Android Device

    When surveying current Android device owners, Nielson found that 71 percent would buy an Android phone again.

    Glad we’re getting some solid numbers in light of the Yankee group finding satisfaction rates of around 20%. The article points out, though, that of the Android owners polled a solid 21% are considering an iPhone for their next purchase, as opposed to 6% of iPhone users considering an Android device.

    Over half of Blackberry owners are considering competing devices.

    Surprise: FaceTime Does Not Work Over Google Voice

    Why anyone is surprised about this is far and away beyond me. Google Voice operates under the concept of NAT for Telephony: many unique devices hidden behind a single number. That being said, you can see why the establishment of a peer-to-peer connection initiated through telephony might be an issue. It’s 2010 and we’re still tackling this problem in intelligent packet-switched networks. Why would anyone assume that it would somehow function more effectively in stupid circuit-switched networks?

    Android 2.2 API Does not Expose Front-Facing Camera

    There is no way to manipulate the front-facing camera that the HTC Evo ships with, meaning third-party developers can either vendor-lock with HTC to deliver their solutions or … well, that’s it. I’m pretty bummed out about this for several reasons:

    • Forget Skype until at least Android 2.5
    • The arms race has already started, meaning more vendors will soon be shipping products with a camera unusable by developers
    • Apple’s video-calling implementation is built on open standards, opening up the potential for reimplementation on other devices and platforms

    Could you imagine if an open reimplementation of Facetime was operating over 3G before Apple’s own solution? The devious part of me loves the idea.

    Apple feels the sting of carrier lock: Android outpaces iPhone in Q1 2010

    NPD attributes the rise of Android to its availability on Verizon. Will we see different numbers for Q3 after the iPhone’s launch on Verizon? Or has Apple shown up too late to the party?