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The new iPhone OS has more than 100 new features, but it's not good news for everyone.

Apple yesterday released information about the upcoming revision to its iPhone operating system - iPhone OS 4.0, which is due for release in June. It offers major enhancements like multitasking, the iBooks eBook reader app, a centralized gaming service, performance and battery life improvements. But while the new software will be a boon for iPhone 3GS and iPad owners, as well as buyers of the next-gen iPhone HD expected to debut sometime this year, it seems that iPhone 2G, 3G and older iPod Touch owners might be left behind on the upgrade trail. Oh - and the new developer kit contains another nasty surprise for Adobe.  Read More

Toktumi's Line2 app offers a second line for your iPhone

Conscientious workers face a dilemma when making sure they’re always available for work - either carry around two phones or hand out personal numbers. Toktumi’s $14.95 a month Line2 VoIP app, now in its final stages of development, gives iPhone users the chance to bag themselves unlimited U.S and Canadian calls, cheaper international rates, and a second number that works over 3G, WiFi or Cellular networks.  Read More

The magnetic gesture software MagiTact could work on all smartphones with a compass sensor...

Trying to get to your phone whilst it’s buried at the bottom of your bag is not the way to make friends with your local librarian. If researchers at Deutsche Telekom (DT) in Berlin, Germany get their way though, soon a magnet and a simple hand gesture could be all you need to silence any phone... provided it has a compass sensor.  Read More

The MIDI Mobilizer from Line 6 is the first MIDI hardware interface for the iPhone or iPod...

Carrying around all the various equipment needed for studio recording, rehearsals or live performance, you'd be forgiven for not noticing all the extra bulk caused by laptops and associated peripherals needed to record, play, store or reload Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) settings, sequences and song data. But if you're on the lookout for something more portable then Line 6 has just announced the MIDI Mobilizer, a hardware interface designed to work with any iPhone or iPod Touch.  Read More

The foxL v2 - great wireless sound for your iPhone, iPod or other devices

The Foxl v2 is instantly impressive by its weight, it’s not made of plastic and it delivers impressive bass sounds through technology that combines the unit’s rechargeable Lithium-ion battery with a Flatmagic acoustic bass radiator. The unit's mid and high-range come at you via two patented dual voice coil 25mm (1 inch) Linear Magnetic Drive Twoofers (tweeters that also woof – tuned to 100Hz) and on-board amplification is supplied by four ultra high-efficiency digital amplifiers delivery total power up to 8W at <0.1%THD. Add in Bluetooth capabilities and this unit ticks a lot of boxes.  Read More

Some iPhone screen grabs which show how PayPal Send Money 2.0 app keeps you solvent

If you have a PayPal account and an iPhone, chances are you’ll never again be caught short of money when you’re out and about. PayPal has released version 2.0 of its Send Money application for iPhone, which means account-holders now have even fewer reasons to carry cold, hard cash around with them. Three nifty features in the free app are Bump, where iPhone users physically bump phones to “magically” transfer money from one account to the next, a Split Check calculator and the Collect Money function, which politely prompts debtors to pay up.  Read More

The Guitarbud iPhone/iPod Touch guitar interface from PRS Cables

The Guitarbud from the cable arm of guitar manufacturers Paul Reed Smith Guitars allows you to plug a guitar directly into an iPhone or iPod Touch, slap on a pair of headphones and use the multitude of guitar apps available to record your magical moments of inventive creativity, tune up your six-stringed companion, jam along to your favorite artists or capture a killer riff and send it to your friends.  Read More

A screen grab from iCab Mobile - a powerful browser for the iPhone and iPod Touch

iCab Mobile is a web browser for the iPhone and iPod Touch with a great feature set and some unique and useful items not found in other iPhone browsers. One useful feature is scrolling via a scrollpad (tap the screen with three fingers to activate) that lets you go to any location within the web page instantly. iCab supports Tabs, Bookmarks and has a built-in filter that blocks many advertising banners.  Read More

Apple's iKey would see your keys and wallet replaced by an iPhone or similar device

The humble mobile phone. What started out as a communication device has quickly evolved to become a take anywhere entertainment apparatus and essential tool for work and play. So much so that many people feel panic-stricken if they accidentally leave their phone at home. Such separation anxiety could be even worse in the future with a patent filed by Apple suggesting that the company wants the iPhone to replace your house and car keys and wallet, thereby making it even more indispensable.  Read More

Can't find a smoking area? There's an app for that

Faced with increasingly strict regulations on public smoking, Japanese smokers are left with few designated smoking areas where they light one up. In order to help these people locate assigned smoking areas, Katabami Crafts has created a free "Smoking Map" iPhone application.  Read More

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