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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…

iPhone going to The Shack

Word has it that Radio Shack is now distributing iPhones to retail locations across the country. Until recently, the company couldn’t procure the handset beyond a few stores in New York City and Dallas, which offered the smartphone on a trial basis in November 2009. Looks like the retailer is aiming to have the shops all stocked up by the end of…

Miracle iPhone beats extreme cold

When I took my iPhone outside recently, it was only for a few minutes, but that was enough to render my touchscreen practically non responsive. I keep hearing that capacitive displays don’t necessarily like cold temperatures, and this was certainly true in this case. Soon I came to thinking of my iPhone as a finicky gadget, in the sense that if it…

Is this iPad case for real?

This is just so wrong. Okay, by this time, many of us have had a pretty good laugh at the iPad name. But this tech sleeve takes the cake: It may look like a weird, fictional mock-up, but it’s not. The iMaxi is a suggestive and certainly unique protective sleeve for the iPad. This – um, one-of-a-kind – design is the brainchild of Hip Handmaids, a…

iControlPad, Final Fantasy and $1m for Plants vs. Zombies

Three bits of interesting gaming news came to my attention over the past few days: First, the long awaited iControlPad has been put into production. This should mean that its release should be just around the corner. From what I’ve seen on the demo videos, it seems to turn your iPhone or iPod Touch in to a Nintendo gameboy. I think it’s a great idea….