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Gizmo editor’s home raided by cops after iPhone leak

You are a blogger. Scratch that. You are an editor of a high-profile tech news website. You get a lead about some guy who claims to have Apple’s latest creation in his hands. Lo and behold, it turns out to be real. In best Keanu imitation: “WHAT do you do? What do YOU do?” If you’re Jason Chen, editor and writer for Gizmodo.com, you take the…

Rumor debunked: Google Nav + iPhone

Late last week, many sites reported that the same Google Nav that graces Android 2.x and up would be coming to the iPhone. But things are rarely that simple, and later the same day, several blogs reputed that. Here’s what happened: MacUser, a site based in the UK, ran a story indicating that Google confirmed it would be bringing its turn-by-turn…

Aww: This centenarian adores her iPad

I love this story. After nearly a century without a computer, 99-year-old Virginia Campbell of Lake Oswego got her first – and it’s an iPad! After glaucoma took away her ability to read her beloved books, she can now indulge in her favorite activity again thanks to the tablet, which makes it easy for her to adjust the font size and brightness with a…

Amanda’s favorite running apps

Another spring is here. This is the time I start thinking about fixing up the yard, beefing up on my allergy meds, and running. The first two I do because I must, but the latter, I do because I love it. As a mother of two, I find that running is the one thing I do that’s just for me. Indirectly, taking care of myself does ensure I am around longer to…

Jailbreaking Freebie: MyWi No Rock

Lookie, lookie! My friends who created MyWi No Rock are giving away a couple of copies of their application. The popular app turns jailbroken devices into a Wifi hotspot (more info on it is available here, in the review I posted a couple of weeks ago). I’ll be honest – I had to do an awful lot of convincing to arrange this freebie. Why? Because…

Colleges say, “No” to iPad

Apple touted the iPad as an educational tool, playing up the potential for e-textbooks on the device. I thought it was a great idea. Back when I was at George Washington University, I would’ve loved to have carried this around instead of the load of mammoth books I often back-breakingly schlogged my way through the quad with. So it’s interesting then…

Freebie Friday: Ming skins

Hey, TiP readers! We’ve got something fun lined up for you… Every Friday until the next-gen iPhone’s official announcement, we’re giving away stuff! What’s it going to be? iPhone Skins? Cases? Other iPod Touch or iPad accessories? Apps? You’ll have to visit to find out. (We might even raid the product closet and give out some non iPhone…

iPhone 4G leaker gets free trip to Germany

The guy who lost the iPhone 4G at a German beer bar in Redwood City, CA, may be responsible for one of the biggest debacles in mobile tech history (that is, if you believe that the prototype is authentic, and not the object of an Apple publicity stunt. For some people, the jury’s still out on that one). But let’s say the gaffe is for real. Well, then I bet…

Is this really happening? Android on iPhone!

Well, well. It has been talked about since the Android platform was released in October of 2008. What would this operating system look like on the iPhone? Well, today we get to see an alpha version of how it looks, thanks to jailbreaking. Most people, whether Android fan or iPhone purest, will probably be appalled by it. But never fear, I can truly say…

Matt’s top 5 wine apps

Matt Stratton’s Top 5 column will focus on different aspects of our iPhone OS universe. From gripes to fun commentary, cool tips to hot hacks, and even some apps or accessories to drool over, this weekly post will hit them all. So keep your eyes peeled here Wednesdays. The world of wine can be a confusing one…there are different vintages,…

Justin’s thoughts (and a theory) on the next iPhone

Thanks to Gizmodo, images have been surfacing about the form factor of the next-generation iPhone, with specs to go with them. I must say, looking at these images is akin to viewing the million-dollar show cars on display about a year before the production version hits the streets. While it is much easier to change something last-minute on a phone, instead…