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Accessory Review: Case-Mate Barely There – Chrome

Category: iPhone Case Price: $24.99 TiP Rating: 4.9/5 stars Seller: Case-Mate Requirements: iPhone 3G/3GS Summary: The Case-Mate is a stylish and practical way to protect that iPhone from the world of scratches and smudges. Extremely thin and beautiful, It’s pretty slick –  unfortunately, in more ways than one. So the butter-fingered among us…

Voice Control: Will it ever work?

I’m sure I’m not the only person around who struggles getting my iPhone to understand my commands. It doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s trying to call someone or play something on the iPod, unless I speak like a Wall-E and only want really simple things it doesn’t play ball. . . The first speech recogniser was developed in the early 1950s, which begs…

App Review: iVideoCamera

Category: Photography Price: $0.99 TiP Rating: 4.5/5 stars Release Date: Updated January 06, 2010 Version: 1.1 Languages: English Seller: Laan Consulting Corp Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 2G/3G. Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later App Store Description: iVideocamera is the original, ultimate Video Camera for older 2G/3G…

Caption Contest: Can you come up with a better line?

So I was checking around the web, looking into messageboards and forums, to see what others were saying about the iPad. And even though I like this device, and plan to buy one, I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw this pic, and one commenter’s reaction to it: (Full disclosure: The comment comes from a messageboard that my hubby runs for lindy hop…

App Review: WordPress 2

Category: Social Networking Price: Free TiP Rating: 2/5 stars Release Date: 12/01/2009 Version: 2.1 Seller: Automattic, Inc Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch, requires OS 3.0 or later. App Store Description: Manage your WordPress blog from your iPhone or iPod Touch. With Wordpress for iPhone, you can moderate…

Why the “iPad” name?

When Apple announced the name for its new tablet — the iPad – you could just hear the world cringe. Just like everyone else my thoughts went straight to feminine products. How did Apple miss this one? Could they not see the painfully obvious connection that their new creation’s name had to a pad of a different kind? Honestly I don’t think Apple…

An Apple staffer’s POV on the iPad

This is how my January 27 went: After a late night, I woke up at 12:00PM EST, took a shower, ate, then glued myself in front of my Mac. I sat for an hour and a half, as the company I work for unveiled its latest creation. (Full disclosure: I work for Apple retail.) I wasn’t pleased. I then made my way to my Xbox 360 and took out my displeasure on those…

Fujitsu, on iPad: “Hey, that name is ours!”

Barely a day has passed since Apple launched their long awaited iPad, and already websites everywhere are passing judgement on the device. With it being somewhere in between iPhone and a laptop, it seems no one really gets what it is. Undoubtedly however, the name is what has caused the strongest reaction. Now it seems that Fujitsu have some major issue…

App Review: NBA League Pass Mobile

Category: Sports Price: $39.99 (Updated: $19.99 as of 1/28/10) TiP Rating: 4.5 /5 stars Release Date: 12/30/2009 Version: 1.2 Languages: English Seller: MobiTV, Inc Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later. Link to app (clicking launches iTunes) App Store Description: Don’t want to miss a…

iPad: The future as we (don’t yet) know it

A random conversation (from the year 2040): “Remember back in the old days when computers had a separate screen and keyboard?” “Oh, yeah, and they had those stupid screens that you couldn’t touch? Well, you could, but nothing happened?” “Yeah! You had to move your fingers over this little tiny square in front of the screen to move the, what was…

POLL: So who wants an iPad, anyway?

Like many workplaces today, ours was abuzz with talk of what we now know is the iPad tablet computer. We all shook our heads over the name. iPad? I’ll spare you the jokes you have no doubt heard by now. Well, no matter – I wanted to know whether or not real people wanted this thing, so I did an informal survey of my coworkers. (I’m a cardiac nurse in New…