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App Review: LEGO Photo

Category: Entertainment Price: Free TiP Rating: 2.5/5 Release Date: 2/3/2010 Version: 1.2 Seller: LEGO Systems, Inc Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch, requires OS 3.0 or later. App Store Description: What would your child’s smile look like made of LEGO bricks? Or your pet hamster? Capture your child’s moments of…

Opera Mini 5 to be launched for the iPhone

The first thing I do every time I get a new phone (be it a smartphone or just your run of the mill featurephone) is to install the Opera Mini mobile web browser. What makes this browser so special that I would want to use over the pre-installed one? Well when you look up a web page on Opera Mini, the browser sends the request to servers on their end, the…

Apple Job posting hints to iPad camera

Those of you who were hoping for some iChat goodness to come to the iPad may get your wish after all. Apple has a new job posting on its website for a Performance and Quality Assurance Engineer in the iPad media division. The help wanted reads: “The Media Systems team is looking for a software quality engineer with a strong technical background to test…

The $100 iPhone stand

Someone just had too much time on their hands. The guy in the video shows you how to make your very own iPhone stand from just a one hundred dollar bill. But if you are short on money then I would suggest you do what I did and go for the cheaper $1…

App Review: Model Me Going Places

Category: Education Price: Free TiP Rating: 4/5 stars Release Date: 1/13/2010 Version: 2.1 Languages: English Seller: Model Me Kids, LLC. Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later Link to app (clicking launches iTunes) App Store Description: Model Me Going Places is a visual tool for…

Can your iPhone keep you safe?

You are getting out of work later than you wanted to, and it’s now dark. As you round a corner, you hear footsteps behind you. You quicken your pace, and the footsteps pick up as well. All you have with you is keys, a laptop and your trusty iPhone. You don’t want to make a call to draw attention to yourself. What if you could just push one button on that…

iPhone 2010 faceplate shows up?

What appears to be leaked photographs have surfaced from a repair company, showing what could well be the front of the new, next-generation iPhone. With the iPad being launched recently, it seems as though many have forgotten about the next iPhone release, which will almost undoubtedly be announced and released by the end of June. The pictures were…

Study shows iPad fails to impress

The days leading up to the January 27 launch of Apple’s iPad was filled with speculations of a front facing camera for iChat, Adobe Flash for streaming video in browser and a completely new OS thought to be a cross breed of iPhoneOS and MacOSX. Unfortunately Apple failed to deliver anything more than just a really large iPod Touch with many of the same…

Bike-powered iPhone charger gets “Green” honor

Seems like every so often, there’s a new gizmo that promises to save the earth while allowing people to indulge their inner tech geeks. This one, I’m actually glad to report, is no different. The RollerGen iPhone charger was just named a finalist in the 2010 Greener Gadgets Design Competition. The product works by mounting a specialized rack on the…

Accessory Review: Skullcandy Ink’d Earbuds

Category: Personal Audio/BT (Earbuds) Price: $19.95 TiP Rating: 4.1/5 stars Seller: Skullcandy, Inc. Requirements: Compatible with all iPods, iPhone, and anything with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Summary: The Skullcandy Ink’d earbuds are an entry-level set with a surprising amount of performance for the price. They do have some downsides, including…