Find My iPhone to the rescue again! Pittsburgh Police nabbed three robbery suspects over the weekend, after the man they allegedly robbed used the MobileMe online service to point police to their location.
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Considering the iPhone had email, MMS wasn't really at the top of my "must-have feature" list for the 3.0 software update, but when it was announced anyway, I shrugged my shoulders with indifference. Only now that indifference has become annoyance with the discovery that the iPhone now refuses to send group SMS messages, instead forcing you to send them as group MMS.
Beating established Twitter apps like Tweetie to the punch (push?), iTwitter is the first one to deliver push notifications. But push only works if the person @replying or DMing you is using iTwitter too. It's free, though.
My biggest disappointment with iPhone 3.0 is there's still no push Gmail. (Probably due some to contractual BS, but whatever.) GPush is a 99-cent app that almost fixes it by sending you push notifications whenever you get a new message.
The Find My iPhone feature? It works, as evidenced by Kevin and his two friends, who went an adventure that involved Lego, a dive bar and some fast urban walking. Read on to see how everything played out. – JC
We've already reviewed the iPhone 3.0 firmware, nitpicking the features one by one. But in case you still haven't studied the update closely enough, here are the 10 things you should know about iPhone 3.0.
Apparently Optus has sent out a press release to certain publications, including our sister site Lifehacker, with some details about their plans for data tethering for the iPhone. Maybe they left Giz off the list because deep down they were so ashamed to be charging $10 a month just for the right to tether your iPhone...
Now that a good chunk of the 40 million iPhone owners around the world have upgraded to iPhone 3.0 software, we're hearing local reports that internet tethering is working for Aussie Vodafone customers, but not Telstra or Optus ones. Typical.
We just got a load of tips from readers that the iPhone 3.0 update is sending their iPhone 3Gs into an unrecoverable mode where the activation process won't complete.
Remember a couple of years ago when Apple launched the first iPhone in the US and neglected Australia? Remember how heaps of people couldn't wait to get their hands on the so-called 'Jesus-phone' so bought it on the grey market, then jailbroke it so it would work in Australia? Well, reader Andrew was one of those people, and after some playing around with the new 3.0 OS and downgrading back to the current 2.2 software, he discovered that he suddenly had Vodafone's visual voicemail working.