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A look at iPad accessories: Macally

With Apple’s official iPad accessory product line on display, it was only a matter of time before the competition arrived to upstage it. So here, I’m taking a look at well-known accessories maker Macally. This brand provides users with “high quality and valued product accessories.” Right now, the site has about eight different cases on display, one…

Spotlight on Freebie Apps

There are a ton of apps that get marked down on a regular basis, but how do you detect the interesting ones from the clutter? We’ve done some of the legwork for you. Here, we’re passing on the just marked-down freebies the TiP editors like best. Whether you love or hate our picks, at least for free, there’s no reason not give them a spin. Here are…

Rumor: iPhone to T-Mobile?

Now that AT&T’s exclusive contract will be ending, many rumors have been flying around as to where the iPhone “might” land next. Today we might finally have some insight to this debate….maybe. This newest rumor comes to us straight from Deutsche Telekom’s chief, Rene Obermann. He talks about how T-mobile is trying to make a play at landing a…

Happy St. Patty’s Day: Free Guinness App

At this point, a lot of you desk jockeys will be out of work (or just about to head out… I hope!), perhaps to enjoy some St. Patty’s Day fun. Oh but where to go? If you like your beer dark and your good times light, check this one out: Kick Design’s offering its Guinness Pub Finder app free (down from $1.99). Sadly, it doesn’t work everywhere in…

Saving text/SMS messages

These days, text/SMS is often used instead of love letters and other important notes. So is there a way to save those precious messages in a digital sock drawer? Yes, with PhoneView you can. . When my husband proposed to me, and I said yes, we set about texting our fingers off to spread the good news to our friends and family. I suppose we could’ve…

App Review: Packing Pro

App Review: Packing Pro Category: Travel Price: $3.99 (on sale for $2.99) TiP Rating: 4/5 stars Release Date: Updated 02/01/2010 Version: 4.0 Languages: English Seller: Quinn Genzel Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 2.1 or later. Link to app (clicking will launch iTunes) App Store Description:…

Apple running low on iPad accessories

Looks like Apple was prepared for the iPad orders, but not the accessories. Items like the keyboard dock and 10W USB power adapter are now being pushed back to ship in May. These products were originally projected to be shipped shortly after the launch date. Even the iPad soft cases were pushed back until mid-April. The soft cases were supposed to be…

Crazy, but (mostly) true iPhone stories

So while reading up on iPhone news this morning, I received a link from a friend about an iPhone orchestra. I thought it was another funny idea he had. To my amazement, five minutes later, his next email sent me to a website called Oddee.com, and it “features the odd, strange and bizarre things of our world.” For this article, it fixed its sights on the…

Rumor: iPhone OS 4.0 to get multitasking

Most of us want it. Badly. And we’ve been waiting for it for years. If there was ever a doubt about it, TiP’s poll on the most-desired features for the next iPhone seems to clinch it: That sexy, elusive multitasking is our most-wanted enhancement. (And it just can’t come soon enough for me. I’m tired of losing my game scores whenever someone…

43, 10k, 152k, $5m, 90% – A lot of numbers, but what do they mean?

I couldn’t help but notice a whole load of numbers when staring at a page full of Apple news links earlier, so I dug around a little and stumbled upon this rather tasty set of figures. I know we all love a few stats, so here they are: $5m: This is the amount that Apple COO Timothy Cook got paid in bonuses for his “outstanding performance” running the…

iPad battery life a sure thing… apparently

I’m not the only one with an iPhone who’s less than impressed with its battery life, and even though being able to swap the battery would be nice, I have always felt that the sexy form factor would have to be sacrificed somewhat if swappable batteries were introduced. So it’s not surprising then that the Cupertino-based company designed the iPad in the same…