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App Review TiP Off: AccuWeather vs. The Weather Channel

AccuWeather Category: Weather Price: Free TiP Rating: 4.0/5.0 stars Version: 2.0 Languages: English Seller: Steven Mesko Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. Requires iPhone OS 2.2 or later. Link to app (clicking launches iTunes) App Store Description: Get the “Best Weather on the Web” wherever you go with the…

Apple v. Android: Cupertino sues Nexus One maker over 20 patents

I posted an item over at PhoneDog.com today about Apple’s lawsuit against HTC, the manufacturer of Google’s Nexus One, which is one of the hottest Android phones of the moment. (The alleged infringement concerns over 20 Apple patents that have to do with the iPhone’s user interface, architecture and hardware, as well as “unlocking a device by performing…

Assassin’s Creed II free (for right now)

Head’s up, iPhone gamers: Assassin’s Creed II: Multiplayer is free in the App Store (for now, anyway). This looks like a really quick special, with the $2.99 price tag coming back within a day or two. So if you’re interested in grabbing this, don’t wait. The game lets users assassinate 3 other players online, then it looks like Ubisoft heard your…

App Review: NatDecants

Category: Lifestyle Price: FREE TiP Rating: 3.5/5 stars Release Date: 2/5/2010 Version: 1.1 Languages: English Seller: Natalie MacLean Rated: Must be 17 years old or older to download this app Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch (2nd generation). Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later. Link to app (clicking launches iTunes) App Store…

My weekend with MoGo

On Thursday afternoon I almost stumbled across a rather ominous looking parcel in my front porch, and so I opened it, and there was my long awaited MoGo Talk for iPhone. MoGo Talk is an intuitively designed, slim bluetooth headset that clips in to a case for your Apple branded cell. I remember the first time I saw someone using a handsfree kit, thinking…

TiP off: The specs of Motorola Backflip vs. iPhone 3GS

Well, well, well – Android is finally hitting AT&T. While not formally announced at CES 2010, it was safe to assume then that the Motorola Backflip would be arriving at AT&T as its first Android smartphone. The Backflip certainly isn’t a top-of-the-line Nexus One or HTC Desire, but its presence on “Big Blue” won’t go unnoticed. With its…

My top 5 apps so far…

Anyone who has any interest in Apple, or watches their keynotes will know there are now more than 140,000 apps in the app store. With that in mind I thought I’d list some of my favorites. (They are not in any specific order.) 1) My O2: (not available in the US) Sometimes an app isn’t great because it’s flashy, or because it’s super cool, but purely…

Notes from a power outage: My iPhone as security blanket

Wow, I am having a serious case of deja vu right now. As I write this, the deafening throb of a propane generator is pounding away outside my window and an iPhone rests at my side. I live in New Hampshire, and thanks to a recent snow storm, I’ve been living without electricity for the last few days. Again. The first time was a little over a…

The new iMat?

No, no – this is a goof, meaning there’s no real news item here. It’s only an image that made me laugh so hard, I almost dropped my morning coffee. Happy Sunday, everybody! Via: BeGeek (Thanks, JAE, and…

Madge’s new iPhone app

Ruling the airwaves? When it comes to Madonna, that is so ‘80s (and ‘90s, for that matter). For the new millennium, it looks like the Material Girl has her sights set on ruling the App Store too. To download the free Official Madonna iPhone App – which offers vids, pics, Twitter, song purchases and more – click this link to launch iTunes….

Adriana’s fav iPhone 4G mock-up

ADR Studio’s Antonio De Rosa created a visually stunning presentation for what the next iPhone 4G could look like – complete with aluminum outer body, AMOLED screen and a front-facing camera. (For a closer look at the images of this rendering, hit up the studio’s site here.) There are never shortages of fictional designs like this, and we can…