I stumbled onto an article at arstechnica.com about a potential enhancement to the iPhone 3.0 release. Code named “Jibbler,” the feature is also believed to allow for voice synthesis.
According to the site,”Voice synthesis can then be used to give the user a response, similar to the latest generation iPod shuffle, which can “read” playlists and track names—the difference being that the iPhone hardware itself could handle real-time voice synthesis.”
If this is true, it could have some pretty cool implications. My iPhone connects to my car over Bluetooth, and I’d like to think at some point I can tell my phone (via my car) to open the opentable application and make dinner reservations while I’m driving to the restaurant.
We’ll see what 3.0 really has in store soon enough…
Just a quick follow up to my previous post about Skype hitting the iPhone. As VOIP services start showing up on mobile platforms and adoption begins to spikes, how much longer can companies like AT&T charge $150 a month for 1350 minutes and a data plan (including Exchange on the iPhone)? My guess, not long at all.
Update:Skype’s new app is now available on the AppStore. Quick download and install, and so far the app is pretty quick and acts as expected. More info to come. /Update
Skype will be releasing their own iPhone app tomorrow, to be made available via the AppStore. This is long overdue, so says an iPhone owner who has been relying solely on Fring for VOIP calling from the iPhone (I had horrible time with Fring while in London in January).
So the drawbacks identified so far are:
· Wi-Fi only – no using AT&T’s 3G network to make free calls….well, not like it works all that well anyways
· No text messages – again, not on AT&T’s dime Continue reading →
If you have an iPhone, you’ve likely heard about this game by now. Hero of Sparta is one of the games for the iPhone that truly exceeds expectations. If you want an action/adventure game that really shows off gaming on the iPhone, definitely check out Hero of Sparta (available on the AppStore for $5.99, was $9.99).
Rumors are spreading wild and fast that LG and Apple are working out a $500 M deal. LG is said to be developing new OLED (organic LED) screens for the iPhone (likely new iPhone model) and MacBooks (can you say touchscreen?). I saw a Sony OLED TV at BestBuy a couple of weeks ago and the picture was incredible. Can’t wait to see what this would look like on an iPhone.
Oh yea, fingerprinting is supposed to be a non-issue with the OLED displays.