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Obama, Bellaria, Broadband and iPad Worries

It appears these days that if a new Apple device doesn’t excite you or repel you, it worries you. From the latest news reports the iPad is no different. Phil Bellaria, the “director of scenario planning” for the OBI (Omnibus Broadband Initiative), a group put in place by President Obama, is one of the concerned people. (His title on its own could be easily…

App Review: Touch Mouse

Category: Utilities Price: FREE TiP Rating: 4/5 stars Release Date: 1/12/2010 Version: 1.0 Seller: Logitech Inc. Rated: 4+ Requirements: iPhone or iPod Touch, requires OS 3.0 or later. App Store Description: Touch Mouse by Logitech turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a wireless trackpad or keyboard for your keyboard. Summary: Quite often…

iPhone update breaks Tmo connection for unlocked phones

If you saw this post a couple of days ago, then you know that Apple released a new version of its iPhone software. But if you haven’t already loaded update 3.1.3, and have an unlocked handset on T-Mobile, you may not want to rush to grab this. The new OS creates specific issues, like some third-party apps failing to launch and the installation of a…

TiP reader loses 8 lbs using an iPhone app

There’s nothing better than a little word of mouth, like finding the best restaurants, mechanics or doctors. Likewise, there’s nothing iPhone/iPod Touch users love more than getting and sharing info on great apps. (Personally, I’m always showing off the neat stuff on my phone – whether people care to see it or not!) With 100,000+ apps in the store and…

The iPad UI on an iPhone?

Over at TiP’s affiliate site, PhoneDog.com, my buddy Aaron Baker pointed people at a video of what the iPad user interface would look like on an iPhone. Actually, it was more than that – the YouTube vid shows clear instructions on how to slap that UI on a jailbroken iPhone. This isn’t an endorsement of jailbreaking, and I’m not suggesting you go ahead…

App Review: Waze

Category: Navigation Price: Free TiP Rating: 3/5 stars Release Date: January 8, 2010 (Update) Version: 1.5.1 Languages: English Seller: Waze Inc. Rated: Ages 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later. Link to app (clicking launches iTunes) App Store Description: Waze is a free, 100% user…

New iPhone OS Update

Some of you may or may not be aware, but Apple today released a minor software/firmware update for the iPhone OS. If you haven’t already done so, plug your iPhone in, go to iTunes and hit the ‘check for update’ icon. According to Apple, update 3.1.3 improves the accuracy of your battery level indicator. It also deals with problems experienced when using the…

VID: TiPs & Tricks — Home Screen Tips

Tired of flicking screens to navigate several pages of apps? What about arranging icons on the handset? Check out Daniel’s latest tricks for Home Screen management. Got a hot TiP or trick? Need to know if there’s an easier way to do something with your beloved handset? Drop us a line at the TiP Us link above, and let us…

Web App Review: Google Voice

Category: Communication Price: Free TiP Rating: 5/5 stars Release Date: 01/26/2010 Languages: English Requirements: iPhone OS 3.0 or higher Click to access link (within mobile Safari) Official Description: …we are launching a new Google Voice mobile web app for iPhone OS 3.0 and higher and Palm Web OS devices, harnessing the power of HTML5, a new…

iPad accessories: Cases and bags revealed

Something gives me the impression that certain people knew about the iPad before everyone else since Cocoon, Griffin, Belkin and TOM BIHN have all released bags and cases for the new must-have gadget. Griffin really made its name in creating new and exciting products for the iPhone, so it’s not surprising to see them in the mix, offering their array of…