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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.

Octa tablet stand evolves by adding a monkey tail

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I've written about the Octa before, so I was interested to see what they had to offer at CES. The 'suction cup on steroids' is a pump-to-stick grip for your iPad or just about any tablet with a non-porous flat back. You twist-on a 'tail' depending on your need.



Nectar Soundlabs is reinventing the Bluetooth headset, with help from the crowd

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Just when you thought Bluetooth headsets couldn't be improved, or make you look cool, Nectar Soundlabs is trying to buck the trend! They are using Christie Street to help fund a line of attractive, comfortable headsets that might change how you feel about Bluetooth headsets.



It's Tax Time, which means paperwork, unless you go paperless with Doxie

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If you're like me, the tax paperwork is trickling in, and you're compiling an envelope (or box!) full of receipts, payments, tax forms, etc., in preparation of tax day. Now might be the perfect time to make a New Year's resolution to scan and archive such paperwork.



Stick your iPhone, or iPad, where you want it with these neat gadgets

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At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I had a chance to see a lot of neat gadgets, many of which are not yet available to the public. And some might never become available, without help from crowd funding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Here are a few including some that you can help fund and even influence! Dash IT is a neat, affordable alternative to suction cup mounted GPS units and phone holders. The problem with suction cup mounts are threefold. First, they can obstruct your view of the road, which is dangerous. Second, they advertise to bad guys that you have an expensive gadget in your car. Even if the mount is removed. That telltale ring is still visible.



Oh what a Tangled web we weave... And what fun!

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As a kid, I didn't play Cats in the Cradle much... But I did play it a little bit. If you're note familiar with the game, one person holds some string or a rubber band in their fingers and the next person interacts with it and so on. It's more than a game, because you're learning problem solving skills, not to mention physics and geometry!



The CrystalCore TiltDock could have been invented by Apple, but it wasn't

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The CrystalCore TiltDock is the dock Apple should have invented, but it fell to Apple Core Gear to create. But they need your help! It's an IndieGogo crowdsourced project and at just $25 (plus shipping) for the first 100 backers, it's a bargain. Considering it will retail for close to $100, you should really take advantage of this offering.



Customize your iPhone, with metallic prints from Chromaluxe

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I'm a fan of aluminum photos. I have a nice family portrait printed direct on aluminum and it gets great feedback. Such prints resist fading, water damage, tears, etc., so I was excited to see the Chromaluxe cases for the iPhone 5 and 4/4S.



LifeProof that new iPad

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A lot of you are going to find a new iPad under the tree tomorrow, and before you put it through its paces, you might want to encase that expensive gadget in a safe case.


The nüüd case from LifeProof offers something no other rugged case does. Of course it's rugged, but it is also waterproof... So far, so good. But LifeProof does something no other case maker has tried. The achieve waterproof protection yet leave the glass screen exposed! The dock and the audio jack are sealed and protected, of course.


Be prepared for the North Pole or anywhere this season with an Eton radio

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I hope Santa is prepared for snowstorms as he travels the globe tonight. One way might be to bring along an Eton Hand Turbine AM/FM/Weather Alert Radio. I got to try one and it's just the ticket for snowstorms, picnics, or blackouts. The model I used has these features: AM, FM, WB digital radio w/display, Weather alert, USB smart phone charger (dump charge), Solar panel, Dynamo motor/Hand turbine, LED flashlight, Glow-in-the-dark locator, DC input (mini USB), AUX input, Headphone output, and Internal rechargeable Ni-MH battery.


Hop on the BulletTrain for a streamlined keyboard and trackpad combo

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Many iOS users are also Mac users, like myself, so if you have a Mac, and an Apple wireless keyboard, and an Apple Magic Trackpad, pay attention! I have all of the above, but I found that I didn't use the trackpad that much. Rather than slide my hand off to the right, past my Magic Mouse, to the trackpad, and lose time, and risking Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, I prefer the design of Apple's laptops, with the trackpad just below the spacebar.



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