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Todd Bernhard is founder of No Tie Software, an app developer specializing in Ringtones and Sound FX including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.

Disney returns to a classic with an app version of The Jungle Book

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Disney's 1967 film The Jungle Book holds a special place in my heart. It was the very first movie I saw in a theatre, and I'm told that at one point, I stood up and yelled 'Go get him, Baloo!' So I was excited to see the new Disney app based on the classic film, which is in turn based on Rudyard Kipling's stories from 1894. I was not disappointed.



iPhone Remote + iPole = cool self portraits and videos!

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I've been using (and have written about) the iPole from FastCap, since I first picked it up at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The hiking iPole model or the telescoping mini iPole both offer a tripod mount (and optional iPhone case with tripod thread) is a great way to take self portraits and include yourself in videos.  But the one downside is you have to stretch to turn on or off the recording mode.



Customize your iCade for an even better retro gaming experience

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Our readers try to get the most out of their iOS-based technology, so it's no surprise they have responded to our coverage of the iCade Bluetooth based arcade cabinet. One enterprising reader, Rob Mitchell went so far as to tweak his iCade to accommodate traditional joysticks and a breakout box, suitable for different game apps.



Draw some things with the Draw Thing

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I've seen a lot of styluses (styli?) over the years, but the latest offering looks like it will be a lot of fun, and for the right purposes, could be quite comfortable.



iHangy evolves and adds earbuds to their already cool iPhone necklace.

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I've written before about the iHangy iPhone necklace and it's been well received everywhere I've worn mine. But the one thing many folks have asked for are integrated earbuds. Those wishes have been addressed.





MatchBook Pro iPhone case encourages you to play with matches, but it's safe!

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When I saw the MatchBook Pro (no, that's not a typo for MacBook Pro) I was intrigued. I don't smoke, but I light candles occasionally so the exposed 'matches' that really function as a kickstand are a neat touch.


The case itself is well made, with a felt lining to protect your iPhone 4 or 4S, and a hard shell exterior. The 'matches' have a rubber tip which helps keep the case stationary when the kickstand is in use.


Gumdrop tackles the hard job of rapidly making a rugged case for the new iPad

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Thanks to Apple's secrecy, when they Introduce a new gadget, case makers have to scramble to make accessories that fit it properly. The new iPad is a perfect example, yet Gumdrop was able to create and ship their ruggedized Gumdrop Drop Tech case rather quickly. In fact,while the case I received fit my new iPad perfectly, though the package it shipped in still said iPad 2, but it had a sticker indicating support for the new iPad.


Ten One's Magnus is a magnificent work of design, if you like your iPad naked

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The folks at Ten One have been making iOS accessories since the early days, with their Pogo stylus, but their latest creation is something quite unique. Suppose you want to keep your iPad naked, without a case, and you want to prop it up,with a stand. Most stands are obtrusive and take away from the iPad's sleek look. Not the Magnus. It is a slick chunk of aluminum with a few pads for protection, and some hidden magnets, like Apple's SmartCover. This allows the iPad to magically 'stick' to the stand, although it must do so in exactly one configuration, landscape with the dock connector on the right.


Album Art lets even the most inartistic user create custom wallpapers

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The folks at More Blu Sky are back with another app and while all of their apps have beautiful design, their latest, Album Art, let's you create your own artwork, suitable for use as a wallpaper or lockscreen image.





A case that helps more than your iPhone

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I saw a beautiful iPhone case at MacWorld, and the aesthetics alone were worth the purchase price, but there's more than meets the eye. Trü Protection tells us that 15 percent of the purchase price goes to a specific charity, depending on the case design.



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