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iPA Podcast Episode 34: Jajajajaja

February 11th, 2009
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Our panel of pundits convene once again to discuss Flash, Skype, Google Latitude, and much more! Show notes can be found at iPhoneAlley.com/podcast. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, email us at Podcast[at]iPhoneAlley.com.

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iPA Podcast Episode 34: Jajajajaja

February 11th, 2009
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Our panel of pundits convene once again to discuss Flash, Skype, Google Latitude, and much more! Show notes can be found at iPhoneAlley.com/podcast. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, email us at Podcast[at]iPhoneAlley.com.

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Apple, China Mobile Negotiations Halt Over App Store Control

February 11th, 2009
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Interfax has revealed some insider details behind Apple’s lengthy ongoing negotiations with China Mobile to bring the iPhone to China. Their source claims that when visiting China Mobile Research Institute, company president Wang Jiazhou confirmed two temporary halts in negotiations in the past, and that they had just hit a third in regard to the App Store.

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Chuck The Ball

February 9th, 2009
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Chuck (the Ball) is a game revolving around a soccer-ball character named Chuck. The point of the game is to have Chuck gather all the stars in the field in the least amount of time and turns.

The game comes with three styles of playing:

? Challenge
? Free Play
? Custom Levels

Challenge mode means that points are deducted for changing Chuck’s direction, but they are usually made up for with the more stars you gather. Free Play means that no points are deducted, and you can use as many moves as you’d like. Custom levels can be built, saved and played in immediately. It works much like Free Play because points are not deducted, merely gained. With 100 levels to play through, this game will continually keep you going.

Controls are simple. To pause the game, just tap with two fingers. Direct Chuck by tapping and sliding a certain direction ahead of him. That’s really all.

Pros: Simple handling, puzzle-solving, challenging

Cons: You can’t direct Chuck where a star is located. Minor downer.

Bottom Line: Chuck is a fun puzzle-solving game using directional technique and clever moves. Original and inexpensive, this expansive puzzle game is definitely worth checking out.

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Chuck The Ball

February 9th, 2009
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Chuck (the Ball) is a game revolving around a soccer-ball character named Chuck. The point of the game is to have Chuck gather all the stars in the field in the least amount of time and turns.

The game comes with three styles of playing:

? Challenge
? Free Play
? Custom Levels

Challenge mode means that points are deducted for changing Chuck’s direction, but they are usually made up for with the more stars you gather. Free Play means that no points are deducted, and you can use as many moves as you’d like. Custom levels can be built, saved and played in immediately. It works much like Free Play because points are not deducted, merely gained. With 100 levels to play through, this game will continually keep you going.

Controls are simple. To pause the game, just tap with two fingers. Direct Chuck by tapping and sliding a certain direction ahead of him. That’s really all.

Pros: Simple handling, puzzle-solving, challenging

Cons: You can’t direct Chuck where a star is located. Minor downer.

Bottom Line: Chuck is a fun puzzle-solving game using directional technique and clever moves. Original and inexpensive, this expansive puzzle game is definitely worth checking out.

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What An iPhone Looks Like Through A CT Scanner

February 9th, 2009
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I’m not sure if this qualifies as news or not, but it definitely is cool. A radiologist in New York city decided to make use of the hospital’s CT scanner to take a few images of things that were lying around. Among the gadgetry were an iBook, and electric razor, and you guessed it, an iPhone 3G. You can get a better look at his website, RadiologyArt.com.
[via Gizmodo]

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Join The iPhone Alley BurnBall Tribe! [Updated]

February 9th, 2009
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Attention all iPhone gamers, we have a mission for you! iPhone Alley has partnered with Tim Haines, developer of BurnBall, to participate in BurnBall Tribes! Along with four other iPhone sites (listed below), iPhone Alley will have its own BurnBall team which will be competing against the others.

If you don’t have BurnBall already, we’ve got two promo codes to give away to get you started. At the end of each day, the tribe which has a team member with the highest score will receive another promo code to give away. More details below.

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First Look: Kensington’s Hands-Free Visor Car Kit for iPhone

February 9th, 2009
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One of our favorite products from Macworld 2009 showed up at our lab today and we couldn’t resist checking it out! The Hands-Free Visor Car Kit for iPhone by Kensington is likely one of the coolest Bluetooth car kits available today. What makes it so special in our minds are two very cool features. First off, it has three programmable speed-dial buttons which let you call someone with one press. Second is its dual rechargeable battery system. Never again will you end up with a dead bluetooth on your visor.

If these two features weren’t enough (trust me, they’re sweet), it gets even better.

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Carrier Settings Update 3.1 Available For AT&T Users [Update: Adds AT&T MicroCell Support]

February 9th, 2009
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Users with iPhones on AT&T’s network started getting notifications on Friday that a new carrier settings update is available for download. The update, which is from 2.9 to 3.1, doesn’t list exactly which settings are being updated, but may include changes to the default settings for the way it connects to the network, special dialing codes, and the default settings for Stocks, Maps, Weather, and other items. More information about carrier settings updates is available here.
[via iPod Observer]

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Google Optimizes Google Book Search For iPhone, Lets You Read 1.5 Million Free Books

February 9th, 2009
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Google has released an iPhone-optomized interface for their Google Books search engine. Now, navigating to http://books.google.com/m/ on an iPhone or iPod Touch will take you to an iPhone-optomized version of the site. Using the new web app, users can browse their directory of over 1.5 million public–domain books, all of which can be read in their entirety right from the device, free of charge. Users can also search for words in the text and jump to individual pages.

[via Celestial Waste of Bandwidth]

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