About Mike McKinnon





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It seems as if Apple has tremendous faith in the battery that is in the iPad. Loop Insight is reporting that Apple’s website says, if your iPad battery dies, you need to just pay $99, and Apple will replace the entire iPad.

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Business Insider is reporting that approximately 91,000 iPads were sold in the first 6 hours of the presale. With the presale lasting 8 hours, they must have hit 100,000 pre-orders today. These numbers are just estimates, but still impressive.

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Tony Hawk leaked a photo on Twitter of something very exciting today. It seems to be a picture of Tony playing a skateboarding game on an iPhone. Presumably, this is a port of one of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater games, for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

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TUAW is reporting that Apple will begin the pre-order of the iPad tomorrow, at 5:30am PST. They contacted a rep at Apple, who confirmed, the March 12th pre-order date and time. Get your refresh buttons ready!

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Opera have release the latest beta of Opera Mini 5. It is now available for Android devices. To try Opera Mini 5 beta 2 visit the address m.opera.com/next, using your phone’s default Web browser, or download it to your computer. It is completely free.

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9to5Mac is reporting that a couple of new gestures have been uncovered in the the iPhone SDK 3.2 Beta 4. There seems to be a triple tap gesture and a long press gesture revealed. In the gestures folder, a couple of new plist files have been discovered: “3Tap.plist” and “LongPress.plist”.

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A new hardware solution for the tethered jailbreak has been announced over at www.myboyfriendisageek.com. It is called the “iDongle” and it is a small device that plugs into the 30 pin dock connector of your iPhone or iPod Touch. It solves the need to get home to your computer to re-jailbreak, if your device crashes or reboot on the go.

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Capcom’s much anticipated iPhone port of Street Fighter IV was just released last night. This classic franchise is perfect for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Many have been on the edge of their seats, since it was announced.

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The Loop is reporting that it is possible the iPhone and iPad firmware will not unify until fall of this year. iPad will be released with OS 3.2, but the folks over at The Loop are suggesting the iPhone OS will not be updated until the summer, with the release of new hardware.

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Another batch of iPhone apps are, apparently, about to get the axe. Reports are popping up around the net, that “cookie cutter” type apps are starting to be pulled from the App Store. This would include RSS apps, and photo gallery type apps. Any app that just packages an online service, and doesn’t offer any other functionality.

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Developer Hooked In Motion has recently released version 2.0 of “iCollect Movies” for iPhone and iPod touch. This app allows you to scan the barcode of your movies with your iPhone’s camera. It then queries it’s database and automatically adds the title to a easy to read catalog, including information like genre, rating, run time, and much more.

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An awesome new theme, for jailbroken iPhones has been announced, over at the iPodTouchFans forums. It is a full UI theme, mimicking that of Apple’s newest device, the iPad. It is currently in public beta, and is close to being released.

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A new tweak has been released in Cydia, called “Fake About Screen”. It allows you to set whatever firmware, capacity, serial number, etc, that you want, making your jailbroken iPhone and iPod touch look like a future version of the Apple device.

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A new theme for iPhone has been released, that mimics the look of the yet to be released Windows Phone 7 Series devices. This theme, created by yours truly, is a free download from Cydia, and is available right now for jailbroken iPhone and iPod touch! You can find it under the ModMyi repository.

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As you may or may not know, Apple has begun removing all WiFi stumbler apps from the App Store. Well, one developer, Aspecto Software, has turned to the dark side, to get their App out there. “WiFiFoFum”, is now available for free, in Cydia for jailbroken iPhone and iPod touch.

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Chpwn, creator of InfiniDock, and ProSwitcher, will release his newest mod for the jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch today! It is called “InfiniBoard”, and gives your iPhone’s springboard the ability of vertical scrolling. As you can see in this screen shot, there are icons behind the dock. Not sure how many rows we will get, but this mod will give so much more room on your Springboards.

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