Slingplayer for iPhone is now back to the App Store, but with a disclaimer — it only runs on Wi-Fi. So what’s in version 1.1? It brings native DISH Network navigation, improved widescreen support, and improved response times throughout the app. A 3G-friendly version has been submitted to the App Store for approval outside of the US, but guess everyone should keep their fingers crossed.
Sirius/XM has finally come to the iPhone, giving you access to more than 120 channels, anytime and anywhere you want. You can listen to the songs from the app or you can even click a song to buy it straight from iTunes. It comes with a 7 day trial so you can test the airwaves. After that, the service will cost you $3 a month.
Here’s something we didn’t see coming. It seems that AT&T’s pre-order service for the new iPhone 3G S has sold out. Anyone still making a new pre-order will be told that they won’t be seeing their precious beauty for atleast another two weeks. If you’ve already pre-ordered, don’t be alarmed as you’ve got a spot in line, it just stinks that you still have to get there at 7am.
I actually am surprised, as I didn’t think current iPhone customers would be happy about having to cough up atleast $200 atop the new contract price to get their hands on an iPhone. Guess there are just as many converts as the last time around. Unless I sell my current 16 GB iPhone (White) for atleast $400, I will not be a witness of the battle royal that is set to take place nationwide on June 19th.
Reminiscent of the stairs in NYC clan of Apple Stores, the Genetic Stair by Caliper Studio looks just as delicate and just as refined. The studio house designed a three thousand square foot duplex apartment renovation in a building on New York’s Upper West Side. Their solution removed all existing vertical circulation and connected the two floors with a new feature stair, located centrally in the apartment, free from all walls and supported only at the top and bottom.
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A whole lot is going on over at Apple’s WWDC in California. After gloating about the App Store’s proven success, they finally unveiled the iPhone 3GS, the “most powerful, fastest iPhone ever made”. It looks the same on the outside, with its glossy finish and structure, but the inside has gotten some major upgrades. The “S” in 3GS stands for Speed and from the looks of it, this baby’s packing plenty of it.
With this year’s Apple WWDC hours away, the rumors are most-definitely piling up. John Gruber of Daring Fireball is positive the next-gen iPhone will be named “iPhone 3GS”. “I expect Apple to announce updated iPhones with significantly faster processors, twice the RAM, and twice the storage. I expected prices to remain the same as the current lineup: $199/299 for 16/32 GB, respectively. The video camera is going to be a major selling point.” John’s also expecting an entry-level iPhone with a lower price of $99.
As excited as we are, we’ve learned to take all rumors with a grain of salt. If you want to see what else John thinks, go here.
This fall, Shanghai’s Apple Store will open its doors for the very first time. Up until now, we didn’t know what those doors would look like, but we are glad that some generous chap out there leaked these images. Architect Ben Wood mixes Apple‘s glass-and-steel minimalism with more traditional Chinese design. It’s a massive structure with three stories and we’re assuming lots of spiraling stairs.
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After much anticipation, the folks at Sling Media have blessed the masses with the SlingPlayer Mobile app for the iPhone/iPod Touch. For $30, you can sling DVR recordings, your favorite shows or other at-home media to your iPhone and iPod Touch anywhere you want.
Sounds exciting, right? The only catch, and boy it’s a whale, is that you can only do it if you’re using a Wi-Fi connection, and not through 3G or EDGE. It’s a great app but it being limited to Wi-Fi will limit its success significantly.
Head to the LA Times review here to learn more about it.
Apple finally takes a stab at Microsoft’s laptop hunters with a new commercial. The ad has a Lauren-type actress give her list of specifications, and of course, bunch by bunch, the drab-suited PCs are disqualified until she gets to “something that works,” at which point all the remaining PCs leave.
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