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Take your social self back in time with Timehop [Review]

Sometimes you wonder exactly what you were up to a year or two ago. Well, Timehop is a social networking app from DOUBLEDUB INC that allows you to find out just that. By linking up your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and Foursquare accounts, Timehop allows you to see exactly where you were and what you were doing on this exact date in previous…

Beeline, third largest Russian carrier, cuts ties with iPhone

While Apple’s flagship iPhone has been slowly working its way to all four major carriers in the United States in recent years, it appears as if things are not going as well for the Cupertino firm’s phone overseas in Russia. It was announced today that Beeline, the third largest carrier in Russia, has decided not to renew its contract with Apple over…

Indium tin oxide, what makes touchscreens touch-sensitive, is almost gone

Though we like to believe so, iPhone and other touchscreen devices are not “magic” unfortunately, and there is actually some science behind how they work. The thin, transparent material used in current iPhones is called indium tin oxide, and according to some research, the world is running out of it. Industry experts are saying that the world could be out…

iPhone thief gets caught by forgetting his Samsung Galaxy at scene

The Washington Post is reporting that a robbery involving the theft of iPhones at a store in Springfield, Illinois was solved after police found – get this – the robber’s Samsung Galaxy phone. Authorities were able to track the account linked to the device of 25 year old Travis Montgomery Snyder after finding it “inside the front door of the store, under…

Report: Apple buys into company to start producing in-house chips

There have been rumors for quite a while that Apple will begin manufacturing its processors for different devices, such as the iOS device lineup, all in-house. These rumors are here again, as SemiAccurate (a site for which the name well represents its track record) is reporting that Apple has just bought in to a chip fabrication company so that it may be…

Yellow Jacket case for iPhone packs 650,000 volt stun gun

The Indiegogo-funded Yellow Jacket case has today been released for iPhone 4 and 4S. The Yellow Jacket is a fairly substantial 1-inch-thick case, available in white, black, pink and yellow (only in black on launch day). It’s not particularly nice to look at but provides a decent amount of protection. The Yellow Jacket’s USP is the 650,000 vault stun…

eBay launches eBay Exact for iOS: offers 3D printing to order

eBay has today released its brand new eBay Exact app, which allows customers to order customized 3D printing on a range of products. The service lets customers pick products, such as phone cases and watches, and then customize their design and features, including personalised engravings. The products range from plastic, wood and metal, with eBay claiming…

Automate tasks and save time with IFTTT for iPhone [Review]

If you’re reading this, then it’s likely that you already know what IFTTT stands for but for those who don’t, I’ll explain. IFTTT simply means ‘If This Then That’ which aptly summarises the function of the service. The user can create what is dubbed a “Recipe” that consists of a trigger (This) leading to an action (That) being completed. For example, if I…