Posts Tagged ‘sms’

Google Voice Goes Web

January 27, 2010

It seems that Google Voice has finally made something of a shift, become a we-based app rather than one that most smartphone users would have to download and install… it’s a big shift and one that could well be a bee in Apple’s bonnet.

Officially, Apple never rejected Google’s Google Voice app from its infamously strict App Store, instead insisting that it was simply reviewing the app after initially intimating that the app might not see release because it was seen to duplicate a core functionality of the iPhone itself. Of course, given the fact that Apple has had Google Voice under “review” for around six months, it seems that something had to give, and give it most certainly did.



O2 Customers Get SMS Twitter

December 18, 2009

Twitter has announced that it has launched its Twitter Text Messaging service in both Ireland and Indonesia today, which implies a kind of alphabetically-based global rollout that probably isn’t happening.

Strangely, we haven’t seen anything from O2 about it, but the Twitter blog is all in a tizzy, telling us that the folks at Twitter are “excited to announce” that 3 Indonesia and O2 Ireland have made Twitter available via SMS to their respective users. The text message service isn’t quite the same as the one currently in place for those using texts to tweet.


iPhone OS 3.0.1 Jailbroken

August 4, 2009

It’s always impressive to see how quickly the iPhone and iPod Touch communities break through new OS releases and manage to run non-Apple approved code. In this case, they’ve already managed to break this weekend’s OS 3.0.1 release.


To be a touch more accurate about the whole thing, there doesn’t appear to have been too much work involved in cracking iPhone OS 3.0.1; those applications that previously were used to crack devices running OS 3.0 (namely “redsn0w”) will still work on OS 3.0.1. If nothing else this might be seen as evidence that Apple’s latest update was released far more with actual security in mind, rather than just the security of the closed platform.