Patent Shows Apple Researching Advanced iPhone Sensor Use, iChat…

Over at Mac Rumors they've unearthed a recent patent that shows Apple is researching cleverer use of the iPhone's many sensors. More nifty than turning the screen off when you put it to your ear, the new uses may include things like working out it's in your pocket (by temperature, proximity and ambient light) and then… » 6/19/08 9:53am 6/19/08 9:53am

iPhone 2 Leaked Pics (?) Show 3G Video Calling With Other Phones and…

These leaked pics from what looks like some sort of Apple or AT&T marketing material give up lots more information on the phone, including (if it's real) what the final shape is going to look like. Both the standard black version and the project (RED) version have tapered edges, which match the "thinner" rumors, and a… » 6/07/08 1:34am 6/07/08 1:34am

iPhone SDK Limitation: Only One User-Made App Running Concurrently, No…

The enthusiastic high-fives of future iPhone instant messaging users yesterday might be quite a bit less enthusiastic today when they find out that Apple is not going to allow user-made SDK applications to run in the background. This means every application, from IM to VoIP to GPS mapping, will have to terminate … » 3/07/08 3:11pm 3/07/08 3:11pm

iChat Video is Awesome, But Not Always 100% Clean (Video NSFW)

Click to viewWe've been playing with iChat Video chat and screen sharing and it's pretty fantastic—when we can get it to work. So far, it's failed to connect half the time, and the other half of the time it works perfectly. (Keep in mind this is day one, so we'll update as we find out more.) The below shot is an… » 10/26/07 5:50pm 10/26/07 5:50pm

Why Did OS X Leopard's iChat Lose the Star Wars R2D2 Video Effect?

The R2D2 iChat Video fx is not making it to final build, according to what Apple told us this morning. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy? I'm upset, but my girlfriend thanks you for saving her from hours of Princess Leia impressions over iChat. Drop your petition signatures / curses / cries / conspiracy theories in the comments. » 10/16/07 6:41pm 10/16/07 6:41pm