Mock Dock for iPhone

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Date: Monday, July 9th, 2007, 12:21
Category: iPhone

The latest iPhone app that has no business model, but a very cool concept, is MockDock.
MockDock is a simple webapp that links to a number of other iPhone ready apps. The clever part? It mimics the look of the iPhone home screen, so you add apps to your ‘Dock’ and go from there.

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New Third Party Apps Emerge from iPhone Dev Camp

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Date: Monday, July 9th, 2007, 12:36
Category: iPhone

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Get the geeks together and, odds are, they’ll come out with something cool and useful.
This was apparently the result of the first iPhoneDevCamp help by BarCamp.org.
According to the mighty iLounge, the iPhoneDevCamp, which took place over the weekend, produced more than 20 web-based applications for Apple’s recently-released iPhone. The new applications include programs like gOffice for iPhone, which functions as a word processor that allows you to save documents as Microsoft Word-formatted documents and then e-mail them to yourself and others. Other programs, like Gas.app, allow users to find cheap gas prices in a given area.
A complete list, as well as full links, is available here and iLounge’s full list of iPhone applications can be found here.
Take a look and if you know of someone working on something cool for the iPhone, let us know.

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The Apple Core: Jason and the Holster Pro

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Date: Monday, July 9th, 2007, 11:50
Category: The Apple Core

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I can’t deny that Jason probably has a meaningful relationship with his iPhone by now.
And I’ve given it my blessing.
Standing in the pro-case camp now, Senor O’Grady has penned a review of the Holster Pro by Speck Products in the latest installment of The Apple Core.
Take a look and if you’ve found a killer iPhone case that works perfectly for you, let us know.

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Apple Updates Refurbished MacBook Pro Web Site

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Date: Monday, July 9th, 2007, 10:24
Category: MacBook Pro

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It may be refurbished, but it can still rock.
The
refurbished section of the Apple Store has just posted the following new MacBook Pro offerings:
-15″ 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2 GB of RAM, 120 GB hard drive, 6X SuperDrive, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256 MB of VRAM with glossy or standard screen for US$1,999.
-17″ 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1 GB of RAM, 100 GB hard drive, SuperDrive, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256 MB of VRAM with glossy or standard screen for US$1,999.
-17″ 2.33 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2 GB of RAM, 160 GB hard drive, 8X SuperDrive, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256 MB of VRAM with glossy or standard screen for US$2,299.
If you’ve seen a good bargain elsewhere, let us know.

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Photofonics II – the Passive iPod Speaker Setup

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Date: Monday, July 9th, 2007, 09:44
Category: iPod

Ph1 0Andrew Bilicki passed along this link to a unique new iPod speaker setup that is completely passive and uses no electricity. It simply amplifies the sound coming out of your iPod earbud with and old school horn. Cool!

Through passive amplification alone, These unique pieces instantly transform any personal music player + earbuds into a sculptural audio console.

Without the use of external power or batteries, the Phonofone inventively exploits the virtues of horn acoustics to boost the audio output of standard earphones to up to 55 decibles* (or roughly the maximum volume of laptop speakers)

Upon connecting active earphones to the Phonofone their trebly buzzing is instantly and profoundly transformed into a warm, rich and resonant sound.

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Intel Capital to Invest US$218.5 Million in VMWare

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Date: Monday, July 9th, 2007, 09:34
Category: Finance

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In other news, Intel Capital, Intel’s investment wing, has announced that it will invest US$218.5 million in emulation software make VMWare.
The investment will occur within VMWare’s Class A common stock, which is subject to customary regulatory approval.
According to Macworld News, this will allow Intel Capital to own about 2.5% of VMWare’s outstanding common stock and an Intel executive is expected to be appointed to VMWare’s board of directors in return.
VMWare is currently nearing an official release of its Fusion emulation software for the Mac OS X platform. The software will retail for US$79.99 and is currently being offered at a pre-order price of US$39.99. Additional details regarding the current beta, which entered final candidate status last week, can be found here.

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iPhone Users Reporting Excessive Operating Temperatures

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Date: Monday, July 9th, 2007, 07:52
Category: iPhone

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In spite of how genuinely cool a device may be, problems are bound to occur at some juncture. According to iPhone Atlas, a number of users have reported that their iPhones are generating an uncomfortable amount of heat from their units under various circumstances.
Like other consumer electronic devices, excessive temperatures can lead to erratic behavior and potentially damage component surfaces.
The reader reports point to the following circumstances where the iPhone’s temperatures have become excessively hot:
-While charging.
-When being used while charging.
-While using Wi-Fi while on phone calls.
-When the iPhone is performing multiple simultaneous functions.
The article then offers the following advice to help keep the iPhone’s temperatures down:
-Remove the case, which can prevent heat from dissipating properly. Silicon covers tend to act as insulators and can retain additional heat within the iPhone.
-Activate Airplane mode, which powers down various parts of the internal circuitry and helps keep the phone cool.
If these steps have been taken and your iPhone is still operating at excessive temperatures, be sure to contact Apple in order to see if repairs or a warranty replacement might be applicable. And if you’ve seen this from your own iPhone or have a suggestion or workaround, let us know.

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