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Google Voice on the iPhone?

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I read a very interesting article today on the future of  Google Voice and the iPhone.  I feel that this could be an allusion to the end of apps as we know it!  I don’t think apps will be going away anytime soon, however this probably signals a movement to a whole new approach of how apps are rendered and presented on mobile devices.

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January 27, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Happy Holidays!!

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Happy Holidays from WireBear!

The WireBear staff wants to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays!  Hopefully, everyone has been nice so Santa will bring them that new iPhone, Droid or iTunes gift card.

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December 23, 2009 at 9:58 am

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iDon’t Care

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Here is a funny parody on the Droid commercial!

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December 16, 2009 at 12:44 pm

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Around the Handy: Recent Smartphone News

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iPhone jailbreakers in the Netherlands get their just deserts. The Worm Has Turned: iPhone Exploit Gets Nasty.

Two is better than one.  New iPhone Ads Stick Up for AT&T.

Combining Chrome OS With Android Looks Like Google’s Endgame. Maybe Google really wants to be more like Microsoft rather than Apple after all!

Everyday it looks more likely that the iPhone and Android based phones will rule the mobile market. iPhone And Android Dominate Mobile Web Browsing.

The Smartphone Wars, One Year Later. Interesting article reviewing the last year in the smartphone battle.

Pic of the Day: iPhone Knock-Off to Run Windows Mobile

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Do you think this is what Steve Jobs' nightmares look like?

John Brownlee at Geek.com reports that a Chinese iPhone Knock-Off (iPhone C6) will run Windows Mobile 6.1.

Written by wirebear

November 17, 2009 at 2:57 pm

iPhone Jailbreak Community

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George Hotz

George Hotz's self-portrait, he was the first to unlock the iPhone. Image credit: George Hotz

So is jailbreaking your iPhone everything hackers claim it to be?  Does anybody else get the feeling that these hackers have a clouded sense of reality?  That Apple somehow owes them something.

Brian X. Chen with Wired goes into the life of a hacker in his article Jailbreak Community Battles Apple for Control of iPhone. In the article, George Hotz the first to unlock the iPhone is portrayed as being a little pretentious.  At one point, Hotz doubts if a security expert could block his efforts.  What really tops it all off is the image in his Blackra1n software (used to hack the iPhone) that displays a photo of Hotz styled as an angel from a Caravaggio painting.   Really an angel!

If Apple wanted to make an iPhone that only had apps that featured cute pictures of animals, they have every right to do that.  If they want to block Google Voice they can do that.  In the end is it smart?  Hard to say, but Apple is where they are at by making some sound business decisions over the years.

What else is funny to me is that the complaint jailbreakers often use for unlocking their phones is AT&T.  So by unlocking your phone and letting apps run that might very well slow down the network is going to make things better? I would have to imagine that a lot of these relegated apps cause huge problems with AT&T and might be the real reason they don’t ever get approved.

Don’t get me wrong, hackers have their place.  They keep software companies honest and help move technology forward on occasion.  The better hackers are highly intelligent and are usually excellent programmers.  It would just make me feel better about them if they didn’t all have delusions of grandeur!

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November 13, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Updated Apps No Longer At Top of “Release Date” Sort

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Dan Grigsby with Mobile Orchard reported on Monday that updated apps will no longer move your app to the top of the release day sort.

What really ticks me off (if true) is why doesn’t Apple send out a note to its developers before making these types of changes? Apple needs more transparency.  Would it be too much to ask to send out a note to keep us developers in the loop?

The good news is for apps that work well out of the starting gates and with a good marketing plan, they have that much more of a leg up on the competition. However, for those more unfortunate apps that are riddled with bugs and poor marketing, it will be a much longer journey to the top.

WireBear currently submitted an update to SportsBook: Pro Football Edition last week to add the ability to view the news articles within the app (default) or to launch them in Safari.  We will update everyone to let them know if the update puts us back to the top of the list.

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November 11, 2009 at 8:00 pm