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Microsoft Bing walks to iPhone through the backdoor

By Emma Brem on October 25, 2009

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing is moving to the iPhone platform in uncommon way: via applications that use Bing API. The most bright example of such apps is Robotvision – a Bing location-based service for iPhone that became available at the Apple Store in a recent time. The application uses iPhone 3Gs GPS module and camera to provide users with information about the nearby environment (e.g. restaurants, businesses, etc.). The application retrieves this data from Bing SE. It also has Twitter and Flickr integration. But the most notable feature of this solution is one called augmented reality: as you change the position of the device to horizontal by flipping it, the units you were looking at through the camera begin to be shown as markpoints on a map.

iPhone Dev Center introduces iPhone SDK 3.1 Beta

By Emma Brem on July 12, 2009

This is a new event in the world of iphone software development: Apple releases its iPhone OS 3.1, and here we will briefly look at it to find out what is really new in this one. The new OS is compatible with iPod Touch and iPhone, and SDK is only available for Leopard and Snow Leopard users.

According to Apple, “These versions are for development and testing only and should be installed on devices dedicated to iPhone OS 3.1 beta software development.” Well, yes, we can say that this stuff is pretty much only about development.

It is not so easy to say what is new in this version at a glance, but here we can list some major, obvious changes:

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