A Season of iPhone Wonders

This autumn has seen a flurry of new iPhone and iPod touch apps and Apple-related news. Here’s a summary of my iPhone-related tweets, going backwards of course from most recent:

Dec. 2, 2009: Twitter: This is cool: use your iPhone to find your car with Park’n Find app, which marks your car accurately with GPS on a map and provides directions to find it.

Dec. 2, 2009: Twitter: RedEye for iPhone and iPod touch is a universal remote for home entertainment systems that turns Wi-Fi to RF.

Nov. 24, 2009: Twitter: Another serious worm that attacks jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches, this one stealing personal data — another reason not to jailbreak your iPhone.

Nov. 24, 2009: Twitter: The Andoid app experience is inconsistent compared to the iPhone app experience, and here’s why.

Nov. 21, 2009: Twitter: I’m attending SF MusicTech Summit on 12/7, to meet the best minds in music and come up new iPhone app ideas.

Nov. 19, 2009: Twitter: iPhone App Status Tracker — I’m quoted in this, about developer issues and customer trust.

Nov. 15, 2009: Twitter: Over 100 user stories of using the iPhone with T-Mobile and other tales of jailbreaking.

Nov. 13, 2009: Twitter: Jailbroken iPhones have been targeted by worms (which is another reason why not to jailbreak your iPhone). But worms can be stopped — see How to Secure Your Jailbroken iPhone.

Nov. 2, 2009: Twitter: Interesting comparison of DIY iPhone app developing services, which charge a monthly subscription fee or a percentage of your app’s sales.

Oct. 22, 2009: Twitter: There are, by my rough estimates, about nine iPhone apps born in the App Store every hour of every day.

Oct. 19, 2009: Twitter: Rock Band on iPhone. “It Won’t Be Long” for Beatles version? Don’t Let Me Down, Apple Records!

Oct. 19, 2009: Twitter: “My iPhone is an 8-Track Recorder” is an excellent review of several multitrack recording apps and add-ons to overcome the iPhone’s microphone recording limitations.

Oct. 13, 2009: Twitter: What’s Shakin’ iPhone percussion app very cool — it feels and sounds just like an acoustic instrument, varying playback based on orientation, direction, and magnitude of your motion.

Oct. 9, 2009: Twitter: A friend asked about using an external keyboard with the iPhone. Here is a hardware/software solution for infrared keyboards for typing on the iPhone, no jailbreaking required. And here’s video of an iPhone interacting with a wireless Apple keyboard via Bluetooth, using a jailbreak method.

Oct. 8, 2009: Twitter: AT&T needs to do fine tuning to its systems before offering iPhone tethering, and the wait is on…

Sep. 30, 2009: Twitter: Free Dropbox iPhone app works with free Mac version so that you can sync your files online and across Macs, and download/share using your iPhone.

Sep. 29, 2009: Twitter: With EyeTV on Mac and EyeTV app, watch live & recorded TV on your iPhone.

Sep. 16, 2009: Twitter: Love Guinness? Gonna love this iPhone app. Frothy? Brilliant!

Sep. 15, 2009: Twitter: Why so hard to find apps in App Store in certain categories with iTunes 9? Here’s one person’s method around this problem of finding useful but unknown apps within categories.


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