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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…

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…