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I’ve tried a lot of screen protectors at this point. I have discovered that finding a screen protector that protects your iPhone is the easy part. It’s finding one that’s easy to install and doesn’t leave weird bubbles of trapped air between the protector and your phone's surface that can be challenging. Kyasi sent me its 3D Gladiator Glass Screen Protector ($69.95) to test. Here's my hands on experience with the new glass screen.
By Louis Senecal on Wed, 07/07/2010
Back in April, I reviewed the ThinkFlood RedEye remote control system. Here is the link to shake your memory up a bit if you forgot.
I received official word today that they are getting closer to releasing the RedEye Mini, ThinkFlood's portable universal remote for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
By Todd Bernhard on Wed, 07/07/2010
Before there was an app store, one of the first apps created for jailbroken iPhones was a Flashlight app by the excellent Erica Sadun. It basically used the screen display as a light emitting device. We have finally come full circle with the iPhone 4 which has an actual LED for use as a flash. An enterprising developer, Michael D'Ulisse of More Blu Sky saw this as an opportunity to create a real flashlight app that projected light.
By Dain Schroeder on Wed, 07/07/2010
In the year 2000, German board-game enthusiast Klaus-Jurgen Wrede unleashed his own creation, Carcassonne, upon the world. Not long after, the game became a world-wide phenomenon, winning several awards and generating much praise from critics. The year is now 2010, and a version of Carcassonne has been developed for the iPhone and iPod Touch (with an iPad version forthcoming).
By Jim Karpen on Wed, 07/07/2010
Okay, it's official. iPhone 4 has reception problems. Now that I've been using the phone for a number of days I can tell you that at home, where I have very weak reception, the signal drops every single time I touch the lower left corner of the phone. You learn quickly the best way to hold it. Ivyskin has just released their new iPhone 4 Reception Case made of polycarbonate that they say is the world's thinnest iPhone 4 case.
By Jim Karpen on Wed, 07/07/2010
In recent days the iPhone blogs have been buzzing after noticing suspicious activity in the App Store. Over the weekend apps by developer Thuat Nguyen quickly rose to occupy 42 of 50 slots in the list of top apps in the Book category. Either he's a heck of a marketer or -- as bloggers suspected -- some shenanigans were at work. Then some people began reporting app purchases that they hadn't made, and the blog buzz grew. Now Apple has announced that indeed 400 iTunes accounts have been affected. But it's important to note that they said their servers had not been compromised. You can read more on Macworld and the New York Times.
By Jim Karpen on Tue, 07/06/2010
A great article in TidBITs gives all the details on the new HuluPlus service that will soon be available on the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. It's currently by invitation only, but will be rolled out in the near future. The service will cost $9.95 per month for a subscription. The service will still be free via desktop computer. The subscription version will have more offerings. The TidBITs article explains why, despite the $9.95 cost, this is a good option compared to buying TV programs via iTunes or subscribing to cable TV.
By Joel Heffner on Tue, 07/06/2010
Sure, it's great because you carry it in your pocket. But...come on...how good is an iPhone as a camera? Well, the folks at fstoppers.com have put together a video showing how they used it in a fashion shoot. My guess is that you would never think that an iPhone was used to shoot the pictures...or would you. The video is here. If you use an iPhone as a camera this video is worth the ten minutes it will take you to view it.
By Jim Karpen on Sat, 07/03/2010
By Louis Senecal on Sat, 07/03/2010
Here is a press release that I thought you may be interested in. A free travel guide download on July 4th. I am going to give it a try also.
By Joel Heffner on Fri, 07/02/2010
Years ago I tried to make color prints in an old fashioned darkroom. In order to make a print you needed to make test pictures. First, you'd try to get the right exposure making a test strip. Then, you tried to get the correct color. Usually it took (me at least) several sheets of paper and 30 minutes until I got a good (at least decent) print.
I was thinking about those "good old days" this afternoon when I made the photograph that is shown. The difference being that in order to combine those three images it took about two minutes. Diptic is easy to use. You identify which template you want to use and add the pictures one at a time. You can move them around until they look right. Adding the colored border took about an extra 15 seconds.
By Jim Karpen on Fri, 07/02/2010
Amidst class-action lawsuits over a faulty antenna, Apple said today that iPhone 4 users aren't really seeing a dramatic drop in signal strength when their hand covers the lower left corner of their phone. Instead, Apple now says that they made a mistake in their formula to calculate signal strength and the bars are overstating the strength — thereby leading to what appears to be a sharp drop.
By Doug Goldring on Thu, 07/01/2010
I have always been an avid fan of air hockey. Every time I play, it takes me back to a family vacation we took when I was a child. A group of us staying in the same hotel organized a tournament on the game room's air hockey table. It turned into one of those winners stays on type games...and I never left.
By Jim Karpen on Thu, 07/01/2010
As you likely know, all iPhone apps must be tweaked in order to take advantage of some of the new features of iOS4, such as multitasking and the high-resolution display of iPhone 4. Now Apple has gathered some of the best apps for iOS4 in a special area of the site titled Awesome iOS4 Apps. At present there's not an obvious way to navigate to this selection of nearly 60 apps other than its appearance in the scrolling marquee at the top of the page.
By Nate Adcock on Wed, 06/30/2010
The games on the App store are becoming like sand grains on the beach. There are just so many of them, that it's easy to miss good ones. There are games within games--not just a single game, but multiple games under a single app, and what's more, the games change to new ones with updates! Dreamsky has developed such an app called iGameDock. I love getting 3 games for the price of one, even if 2 of the games are kind of okay, and one of them is cool.
By Mike Riley on Wed, 06/30/2010
The Early Edition is an RSS reader for the iPad with an important distinguishing twist. While other newsreaders render new story items as unread emails, Early Edition approaches such tidbits as articles in a virtual newspaper. The application's magic is in the way it compiles news from numerous sources, formats and media types into a cohesive and very traditional newspaper look-a-like experience.