Tag Archives: mobile

RjDJ music app worlds the weird

RjDJ is getting big pop over at the App Store, it’s a fascinating application which sucks sounds in from the world around you using the iPhone’s microphone, and then mixes and tweaks those real sounds in lots of ways to create a unique, slightly tripped-out listening experience. Kind of like drinking lager on pain-killers (probably), but nowhere near as dangerous (probably).

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At last – MMS messaging for the iPhone looms

MMS messaging – among the most requested features lacking in the iPhone – seems set to debut on the device starting from next year, as operators choose to employ a third party solution designed to enable the feature.

Since introduction of the iPhone, users and critics have complained at the lack of MMS messaging on the Apple device, a feature that’s widely-used by mobile phone users outside of the US which enables you to send images and video clips to friends regardless of device over the existing mobile carrier network.

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UPDATE: Nokia’s new Mac suite, early alpha exposed

Some may recall news earlier this week that Nokia plans to implement wider Mac support in 2009, now some early screen shots of what the mobile phone giant plans for the Apple Inc. computer platform have emerged – proving Nokia’s claim to be more than hype.

Right now it’s a Leopard-only software, and works only with Nokia N95, N96 and the Nokia 5800 Tube, a fellow blogger reveals.

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Apple iTunes faces battle in Japan

Nokia’s ‘Comes With Music’ may already have generated its first fan-site, but questions remain on the future for mobile music services – surely the usability factor doesn’t yet match desktop alternatives, such as iTunes?

Apple does offer the iTunes Store for WiFi, and has before been rumoured to hold plans for its very own mobile music service, though this may prove less successful if aimed at iPhone users alone. As an incremental addition, iTunes for WiFi offers something like a mobile experience.

That no one beyond Nokia appears yet to be aiming to offer a full package (hot potato) mobile music service, incumbents must surely be mulling the latest figures to come out of Japan.

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UK iPhone carrier O2 hosts Elton John New Year’s do

O2 continues in its attempt to position itself as the coolest, most music-focused mobile carrier, with news its London venue, the O2, will host Elton John’s annual New Year’s Eve Party

This Monday 17th November tickets for Elton John’s New Year’s Eve Party go exclusively on sale to O2 customers before going on sale to the general public on Monday 24th November at 9am.

Elton John has been wowing audiences with his Red Piano show in Las Vegas since 2004 and Elton John’s New Year’s Eve Party will see him perform his greatest hits at the biggest party in town.

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Apple inching to iPhone Chinese, Thailand launch

Apple seems set to unleash its iPhone in Thailand and China, though the latter launch may be delayed until 2009 on the basis that the company recently reduced its manufacturing orders for the device.

True Move, Thailand’s third largest mobile operator, has announced a deal with Apple to distribute the iPhone 3G in the country, according to Reuters.

Rival carriers AIS and DTAC remain in talks with Apple, as the deal is non-exclusive, the report explains. There’s already an estimated 100,000 unlocked iPhones in use in Thailand, a second report claims.

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Large US radio broadcaster inks iPhone app deal

Radio shows from 62 US stations are now available to iPhone and iPod Touch owners running the Radiolicious application following a landmark deal between developers, MySimBook and US radio network, Regent Communications.

Regent owns and operates 62 stations (50 FM and 12 AM) clustered in 13 markets in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, and Texas.

Now Regent’s 57 existing internet radio station streams will be made available through Radiolicious. Regent is the first major radio group to contract for all of its streaming stations to be available through the application.

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MusicAlly puts mobile music on trial

Music Ally will this month pitch two world class speakers against each other in a unique mock-trial on the promise of the mobile music industry.
 
Titled “Mobile Music in the Dock” the event promises to put the claims made by the mobile industry about mobile music on trial. Speakers will be Mobile Entertainment Forum chairman Ralph Simon and Sibelius Software’s Jeremy Silver acting as defence and prosecution respectively.

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