The Nokia N79 or N79-3 has the style and design of the once very popular Nokia N73. Now this successor is finally availalbe in North America, with all the wireless functionality that it packs, how big of a hit will it be amongst all of its other competitors? Check out the hands on video featuring it below running the latest S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2.
After project yellowsn0w, the iPhone Dev Team have been working hard into 2009 on the next most important thing – jailbreak for iPod Touch 2G. Yes it’s what many of you guys have been asking about, and up til now, we have said we don’t know whether its possible , well now we know that it is possible. Though no info on when it would be released yet, we do know that a jailbreak solution does exist and they are working on it!
The first video below shows you guys why its not been as easy to get through and jailbreak the second gen iPod Touch as the first gen. The second one features what it will be like when its released and available to everyone. Of course, when it is out redsn0w should not have any restrictions to you accessing and downloading from the App Store in addition to being able to download jailbroken apps.
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Much like the Livestation app, Ustream.tv which is also a site that provides free live video streaming is now offering an iPhone application completely free of charge. Some differences though, ustream.tv is not only a live interactive video broadcast platform but also allows streaming and watching of user recorded videos, it also features live daily broadcasting of events such as Barack Obama’s inauguration. While this is not the main purpose of Livestation, if you want to watch major channels such as BBC World News, or Bloomberg TV, you should go to Livestation instead.
Who says you can’t draw with touch screen devices and gadgets? Just like when we showed you the art work drawn using the Nintendo DS, here’s a few amazing pieces created using some of the iPhone’s latest artistic applications Brushes, MyPaint and a few others.
Let’s face it, us geeks are not terribly fit. We’re really good at sitting in front of the computer, while our fingers and hands may be hard at work, not really any other part of our body is! So maybe this could help us out. Chris Hall from Pocket-lint have got a list of gadgets here which are not just fun gadgets in its own right but also provides ways (application) in which their technology could possibly help get us fit again.
I know quite alot of our readers here have the iPhone, the StepTrak Lite app from the App Store is free and is basically a pedometer on your iPhone. It’s not bad at all for those who may want to start ‘lite’ with some gentle walking first , it’s free so why not give it a go?
Here’s a screenshot of StepTrak Lite:
Its been such a long time since I even heard anyone mention about this game. Some of you who have owned the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) in the past may have even had this game come with it. Though this version of Duck Hunt isn’t exactly created by the same developers who brought the original game to life on the NES, Duck Hunt on the iPhone is played basically in the same way, which is fantastic!
There are a few differences though, there is now a Nintendo 64 style joystick controller on the iPhone’s touch screen instead of the regular keypad the NES had.
And according to Venturebeat’s analysis…
Still, the game is missing four crucial ingredients. First, it doesn’t have the game’s classic dog to pick up the dead ducks for you when you shoot them and laugh at you when you miss them (the developers note this is coming). Second, the game doesn’t have any sound, so it lacks the great mocking laugh the dog makes (the developers also note that this is coming). Third, it doesn’t have the awesome Nintendo Zapper gun (sadly, this won’t be coming, so I can’t put it up to the screen and cheat). Fourth, I’m guessing it doesn’t have Nintendo’s blessing.
I guess the fourth factor is the most crucial, though the Duck Hunt iPhone version’s developers have already acknowledged Nintendo in their application notes and called their emulator the iPES for iPhone Entertainment System. This probably won’t be enough to keep it around, so if you want Duck Hunt for your iPhone, it would be a good idea to get it through the App Store when you can (for $0.99).
If you fancy checking out how well Duck Hunt plays on your iPhone first, then watch this quick video below…
Instant messaging has always been popular for the iPhone. Just recently, the popular all-in-one instant messaging app – Beejive updated to 2.0 with some new exciting features. Like before the update, Beejive has always allowed users to connect with many different IM services including AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN / Live, Myspace IM and Yahoo messenger.