PowerPage Podcast Episode 116

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Date: Monday, August 17th, 2009, 07:32
Category: Podcast

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Episode 116 of the PowerPage Podcast is now available. You can either download it from the iTunes Store or directly (27.6 MB, MP3).

Panel: Jason D. O’Grady and Rob Parker..

Topics: Apple testing iPhone MMS in Washington, Apple’s September Keynote, no tablet in 2009?, anti-glare comes back to the MBP15 and “What’s on your Mac?” Featuring: Jason D. O’Grady and Rob Parker.

Here’s what’s on our Macs this week:

Jason

  • MobileMe iDisk (free) – Email links and open files from your iDisk (or other’s public folders)
  • Summizer (free and $3) – Awesome Twitter trend search
  • Road Trip ($5) – killer iPhone fuel economy tracker with import/export features

Rob

  • EveryMac.com – Online guide to every Mac, iPod and Mac clone in the world
  • MacTracker (free) – iPhone app with detailed information on every Mac made
  • Final Cut Studio upgrade ($299) – no likey

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China Unicom Spokesman Denies Five Million Unit Advance iPhone Purchase

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Date: Monday, August 17th, 2009, 04:16
Category: iPhone, News

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Albeit all signs are currently pointing towards China Unicom acting as the exclusive iPhone carrier in China before two long, Unicom’s upfront buy of five million iPhone units seems to be in question. According to Cellular News, China Unicom’s spokesman Yi Difei declared about the 5 million order rumors that they are “not true”.

However, the spokesman did say that “talks between us and Apple have been going on for some time”, albeit without reaching an agreement yet.

Tiffany Yang, an Apple spokeswoman in Beijing, also said that there are no clear details about iPhone’s official launch in China.

Current guesses point towards a launch in September, though final details have yet to surface for that country’s launch.

TomTom Releases Region-Specific GPS Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch

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Date: Monday, August 17th, 2009, 03:29
Category: iPhone, iPod, Software

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While it’s not the first turn-by-turn GPS application to offer driving instructions for Apple’s iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS handset, it’s from TomTom and there’s a brand name behind it. Per Engadget, after starting with New Zealand a few hours ago, the iTunes App Store is now populated with region specific TomTom apps for NZ (US$95), Australia (US$80), US and Canada (US$100), and Western Europe (US$140).

The TomTom application requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the application and have any feedback about it, let us know!