Just a quick reminder that Apple will release iPhone 3.0 OS tomorrow, June 17th.  To reiterate, expect the following features:

  • Push notification for applications.  That means you can get an IM and not have the app running.  Sweet and finally
  • Copy and paste.  Double tap on some text and you’ll get a pop up for ‘cut, copy or paste.’  Double tap again and your clipboard will display allowing you to paste from a selection.
  • MMS
  • Google and Yahoo calendar support, perhaps among others
  • iPhone Spotlight (like on the Mac) lets you search the iPhone’s contents (the app must support it, though)
  • Search in mail, calendar and iPod.  This has long been available in the phonebook, so they’re just porting it over
  • 3G tethering
  • Landscape keyboard in mail and other applications it was not previously available in
  • A2DP (stereo) Bluetooth so you can stream your tunes to compatible devices
  • Turn-by-turn directions in Google Maps
  • VoIP communication with gamers over WiFi – you can talk to them Xbox style
  • Rumble pack functionality for games

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."