These are the things I've written that are tagged "iphone"

HP Says To Bye Bye TouchPad, Pre

Almost hidden in this press release about HP’s plans to buy Autonomy Corporation: In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward. A real shame. webOS […]

Original iPod vs iPhone 4

Steven Frank compares the granddaddy of them all to the new kid. Aside from the fact that the original iPod is about 2.5 times thicker than the iPhone 4, what stands out to me is that the faces are exactly the same size. Very Apple.

Jawbone THOUGHTS

Thoughts is an iPhone application for sending audio messages to individuals or groups. It isn’t so much a replacement for voicemail or phone calls as a non-blocking way to talk to people without butting into whatever they’re already doing.

Fighting The Wrong Fight

Excellent piece by Elia Freedman: We have been distracted by ridiculous arguments and fabricated “wars” for too long. We have been distracted by thinking that Google is Microsoft and Apple is Apple in a doomed fight already fought 20 years ago. But that is not the fight we should be caring about at all. The […]

THE INCIDENT

Now available for iPhone and iPad. One of the most utterly delightful games I’ve ever played, for any console. A little bit of Katamari Damacy, a little bit of Tetris, a whole lot of beautiful faux-16-bit graphics and sound. Every byte of this game was crafted with care. You will not find a better way […]

The App Store: Revenge Reviews

Garret Murray, developer of the Ego app for iPhone, on what he calls “revenge reviews”: Reviews posted to the App Store by users who accidentally purchased an app, misread it’s description, or otherwise made a mistake. I hadn’t thought of this: People brought up a great point the last time I complained about App Store […]

Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Flash

An actual post by Steve Jobs on why the iPhone doesn’t support Flash, and why it’s not likely to in the future. Well-written, and covers pretty much every logical base.

CNet: Lost iPhone prototype spurs police probe

Silicon Valley police are investigating what appears to be a lost Apple iPhone prototype purchased by a gadget blog, a transaction that may have violated criminal laws, a law enforcement official told CNET on Friday. I believe the whole thing was a case of common theft and the sale of stolen goods. Looks like Apple […]

Opera Mini “Countup”

Opera submitted Opera Mini to the App Store 6 hours ago, and this page is tracking how long it takes Apple to approve it. The closest guess wins a new iPhone. This is pretty clever. Everyone knows the App Store approval process is bunk, why not have some fun with it?

Apple sues HTC for infringing 20 iPhone patents

Engadget has the documentation. I’d like to add my voice to the chorus of people decrying the use of “user interface” patents. This kind of thing can be pretty vile. For example, one of the patents is for: “Unlocking A Device By Performing Gestures On An Unlock Image,” Which is absurd.

David Crane’s “2600 Magic” iPhone Application

Describing the technical workings of the Atari 2600, it is not an emulator, or even really a “how to,” but more like a… Documentary App. I love this kind of thing. It is Volume One in what will become a series, and if you don’t buy this you are an asshole.

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