The Apple Core:

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 12:04
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The iPhone is Jason’s obsession, but he might have something here.
On Tuesday, iPhoneAppLab released the first eBay certified application for the iPhone, allowing users to watch and bid on auctions from the handset.
For full information, links and details, check out The Apple Core .
And, with any luck, the iPhone application that teaches your cat to unload groceries from your car after you go food shopping ships next week.
If you have any thoughts or ideas about, the iPhone or grocery-unloading cats, let us know in the


SunRocket Internet Phone Service

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 10:51
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Sunrocket VoIP service just closed it’s doors on Friday 20 July 2007 leaving 200,000 customers without phone service. Sunrocket was the second largest provider in the U.S. behind VONAGE. There is a lot of conjecture as to why it failed and why others might be close on their heals. It appears as if the biggies: Verizon, AT&T, and local Cable companies are putting extreme pressure on the independents, some using patent infringement as a club. (Thanks Kenn M.)


After significant effort by the Company to avoid this result, SunRocket is in the process of discontinuing its operations as you know it. Therefore SunRocket will no longer be able to provide its customers with the phone service that its customers have been accustomed to.
However, two service providers are assisting and offering to provide SunRocket customers the opportunity to sign up for their services. Both providers have agreed to become preferred providers with special pricing for the SunRocket customers to enable them to migrate their telephone service. Of course, there are other providers and each individual customer can make their own decision as to which carrier they wish to transition to.

SunRocket Internet Phone Service

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Canadian iPod Tax Approved, Computers And Phones Likely

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 10:05
Category: iPhone

canitax.jpgiPod users may be paying a little more for their tunes in the near future, but this could be a good thing. In a ruling released by the Copyright Board of Canada, they have decided that iPods and digital media devices could easily be held under the private copying levy that currently stands on the sale of CDs and DVDs, as well as other recording mediums.
This levy was set in place in 1996 to bring funding back to the artists who may lose money through private copying, which millions of Canadians do every day. The decision was in line with the Copyright board’s previous rulings, which set a precedent for Canadians being legally allowed to not just copy files to their digital media devices, but essentially be in the clear when it came to downloading content online through peer to peer software, says Michael Geist, Canadian copyright law expert.
“Moreover, given the Board’s view that the levy potentially applies to any device, including personal computers, it also provides further confirmation that peer-to-peer downloading is covered by the private copying levy,” says Geist on his website. (Thanks Michel M.)

CityNews: iPod Taxes Approved, Computers And Phones Likely

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(more…) – David Pogue’s iPhone Tricks

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 09:25
Category: iPhone

David Pogue with his iPhoneThe iPhone’s finger-driven interface seems natural and obvious. But when you really think about it, making it seem that way was no easy task. There are no menus in the iPhone software, for example, and no checkboxes or radio buttons. Everything on the screen has to be big enough for a fleshy fingertip.
On the other hand, the finger makes an outstanding pointing device; heck, you’ve been pointing with it all your life. It’s much faster to scroll diagonally with a fingertip, for example, than with fussy adjustments on two different scroll bars.
Here, then, are some of the iPhone’s unadvertised taps, double-taps, and other shortcuts, all culled from iPhone: The Missing Manual. (Thanks Stuart) — David Pogue’s iPhone Tricks

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Filemark Maker Allows Files to Be Loaded on iPhone

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 09:37
Category: Software

If there’s one thing I like about technology, it’s that someone will always find a cool and/or better way to go about something, no matter how closed a device’s architecture might be.
Developer Jamie Wilkinson has released Filemark Maker, a small, free, open source, droplet application that helps encode files into what are essentially web browser bookmarks. According to MacSlash, this allows users to store data such as eBooks and high resolution photos to an iPhone and read them offline later.
To use the program, drop a file onto Filemark Maker via your Mac, bookmark the generated link, then sync the file to your iPhone.
The author has currently attached the following provisos to the application:
-One needs to sync the bookmarks to the phone as trying to bookmark the filemark links on the phone crashes it.
-Don’t try images much bigger than ~1500×1500, which can crash MobileSafari.
-Huge PDFs of text work fine, but something fancy like the NYC MTA map brings it to crawl (but works).
Filemark Maker is a 1.6 megabyte download.
If you’ve tried Filemark Maker and can offer any feedback, either positive or negative, let us know in the forums.


iPhone’s use in Medical Imaging Takes a Step Forward

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 09:04
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Heart Imaging Technologies (HeartIT) has taken the imaginative step of announcing that medical images can be viewed on Apple’s new iPhone, stealing a lead on its rivals in the process.
Physicians can simply click on a web link sent via email by one of their colleagues, enter their password, and, for example, instantly view movies of a patient’s beating heart halfway around the world using the new iPhone.
They can even put their colleagues on speakerphone and carry on a medical consultation while simultaneously browsing through the imaging results.
Viewing medical images traditionally requires dedicated workstations costing tens of thousands of dollars, which in turn are connected to proprietary picture archiving communications and storage (PACS) systems costing millions of dollars more.
Despite the news of the innovatory use of the mobile technology a spokesperson for Apple said the company had no plans at present to publicize its value for medical imaging professionals. The Apple website does include case studies of where their Mac computer technology is being used as a workstation for medical imaging, and Osirix software has been developed as a free DICOM/PACS viewer for Mac machines for example. (Thanks Jerry K.)

Medical Imaging News Articles :: iPhone’s use in medical imaging takes a step forward

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(more…) Gathers iPhone Issues, Bugs and Feature requests

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 09:34
Category: iPhone

This site is a great idea. Instead of everyone blogging their complaints separately, why not post them all in one location? If you have an iPhone, the best way to use the site is to make your bug/wish list first. Then go to and add the ones that they don’t already have on the list.

We hope you find this a useful method to see the outstanding issues and requests for the iPhone. It is wide open without the need for registration… This is a brand new site and it is getting worked on as you view it. Still adding features and help.

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MacBook Pros Exhibiting WiFi-based Kernel Panics

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 08:56
Category: MacBook Pro

As good as Apple’s hardware and Mac OS X has become, some gremlins remain.
An article over at MacMerc points out a bug involving MacBook Pro laptops in which the user experiences a kernel panic while attempting to use their built-in AirPort wireless cards.
The current workarounds are to either attach an Ethernet cable to the MacBook Pro or use the WiFi function while using the AC adapter, neither solution doesn’t really help that whole “portability” thing that people tend to buy a laptop for.
Currently, no statement regarding the problem has been made by Apple and a release date for a fix has yet to be announced.
If you’ve seen this on your end or have any thoughts, ideas, fixes or workarounds, let us know in the forums.


Karstadt Retail Chain to Sell iPhone in Germany

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Date: Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 07:02
Category: iPhone

For Germans anticipating an iPhone, the handset is on its way.
A Reuters story has a spokeswoman with the Karstadt retail stores stating that the chain will be selling the iPhone. The spokeswoman added that the iPhone should be in stock in time for the Christmas shopping season.
It was not specified whether the units would be sold with or without a contract.
Apple has yet to outline details as to how it plans to sell the iPhone in Europe and has only mentioned that the units will be available come late 2007. The company declined to comment on specific plans with Karstadt as well as which European cell phone provider(s) will be contracted with.
If you have any thoughts, feedback or ideas on this, let us know in the forums.