Apple Announces Black Friday Event on November 28th

Written by Arnold Kim

Apple NZ has started emailing customers about their Black Friday event for one day only on November 28th.

Come back to the Apple Online Store this Friday for a special one-day-only Christmas shopping event. Youl’l find dozens of great iPod, iPhone and Mac gift ideas all with free delivery.

It’s been widely expected that Apple would be offering a day-after-Thanksgiving sale. Previous year sales have offered modest discounts on select Apple gear. More substantial discounts may be found at 3rd party retailers.


iPhone firmware 2.2 gets QuickPwn and PwnageTool Download it Here

In case you haven’t noticed the trend, when Apple releases a new iPhone / iPod touch firmware, it has a tendency to fall to the jailbreakers at mind-boggling breakneck speed. QuickPwn and PwnageTool have now both been updated to support 2.2, though there’s a critical note in here from the iphone-dev team: if you have any interest in unlocking your iPhone 3G in the near future, only use PwnageTool, not the more painless QuickPwn. You’ve been warned!

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Apple approves third-party email client for the App Store, violates its own policies

Recently we were sent a PR email about an iPhone app called BdEmailer. No big deal, press releases about new iPhone applications show up in our box in large bundles every day — but this one was different. According to the release, the program is the “the first wide email iPhone app that supports client SMTP.” That means, in essence, that it duplicates an exact function of Apple’s Mail application on the iPhone and touch. That’s kind of a huge deal, because up until this point we’ve been led to believe that this duplication of functionality is one of the company’s red flags when it comes to approval. Now mind you, we’re not complaining. The idea of having more apps to choose from for doing things like sending email is a great idea, but Apple… what the hell is going on? You refused MailWrangler and Podcaster for similar reasons, yet BdEmailer passes through your review process, SMTP functionality intact? This means one of two things as far as we can tell — either you’ve relaxed your policies on duplicate functionality, or you’ve gotten incredibly lazy when it comes to approving applications. We’re inclined to believe it’s the latter, as BdEmailer has a fair share of bugs that need working out, but really, people need some clarification here on what will and won’t pass — and moving the goalpost all the time isn’t going to help.



    iPhone 2.2 firmware update available now

    It’s here. Google Street View and over the air Podcast downloads from
    iTunes. Yup, public transit and walking directions too and the ability
    to share your location via email. Bug fixes, Safari enhancements, the
    ability to toggle auto-text correction, and plenty more… just like we
    heard in the pre-rumor run-up. Now get outta here, your iTunes update awaits.

    Update: Added some screenshots of the most notable new
    features after the break. The Street View implementation seems solid
    though we miss the compass feature found on T-Mobile’s G1. Also, the
    real-estate saved by moving the Google search field next to the URL
    field in Mobile Safari is a welcome and obvious change. As to
    auto-correction, well, that’s personal taste.

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