Posts made in December, 2008

JetLinked: FutureTap on how-to acquire an iPhone application

Posted on Dec 17, 2008 in iPhone, JetLinks

whereto-iphoneFutureTap, a new iPhone development shop, has just announced their purchase of “Where To”,  formerly a TapTapTap application. What’s interesting about this story is how openly new owner Ortwin Gentz describes the process of evaluating the application’s value before making a bid for it.

It’s a fascinating look into the business side of iPhone application development that offers a lot of insight for investors and developers alike. I know Ortwin personally, so I know “Where To” is is very capable hands.

Be sure to check out the full story at futuretap.com and Where To in the AppStore.

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New Malicious OS X Script Discovered

Posted on Dec 11, 2008 in Mac

I noticed a post on at Mac-Forums.com that seemed a little sketchy. A brand new user claimed posted an OS X application with the promise that it “Does really amazing stuff with your camera.”.

I downloaded the zip file and took a look inside the “Astro.app” package.

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JetLinked: iPhone headphone mod

Posted on Dec 2, 2008 in JetLinks

The original iPhone headphones are great in a lot of ways (sleek design, unobtrusive microphone and remote), but are a bit lackluster where it counts – sound quality. There are various 3rd party alternatives of course, but I’ve yet to see one with a mic / remote as nice as Apple’s original.

One iPhone user over at everythingicafe decided to take matters into his own hands and has modded his original headphones, replacing the earbuds with the in-ear buds from his Crossroad X3’s.

The result looks pretty nice and others have had success with this mod as well. (I’m not brave enough to try it with my Shure SE310’s though…)

Link to original everythingicafe post.

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