Committed Mac and iPhone end-users, IT professionals, and product marketers should plan on attending Macworld, Feb 9-13 at Moscone in San Francisco. The Conference begins Feb 9, and you can join us at the Expo, booth 567 starting February 11. Use priority code "iphoneblog" for a $10 Expo Pass (normally $25) or for 15% off a conference package (offer expires 2/7).
As we did at CES, we will be blogging from the show. Contributing Editors/bloggers Tracy Sebastian and Todd Bernhard will join our in-house team of Managing Editor, Rich Hall, Tweeter, Gary Abel, Ad Salesperson, Marge Enright, and me. If you attend, please come by and say, hello.
You’re limited only by imagination on ways to use the AppStand with your iPhone. For example, I use it on my desk to show off my Reef3D aquarium app – love this! I use it with an alarm clock app to keep me on time for my appointments. I use it with my calculator app to add numbers. I use it with my dictionary app or with Safari to do research while writing. And if I want to be entertained while cooking dinner, it's a great TV stand for watching videos on my iPhone. I’m sure you will think of many, many more ways to use this handy device.
Zinio is a leader in electronic versions of major national magazines, with their editions including our very own iPhone Life magazine (4 issues for $10). Zinio does a good job of digitally replicating the experience of reading a print magazine. And now they have a Zinio Magazine Reader out for the iPhone. You need to be a Zinio subscriber, or you can purchase single issues or subscription via the app.
Not iPhone or iPod related, but never hurts to know what some of the competition is up to. LG and Motorola are showing off some sweet mobile tech here at CES (finally got over to Central Hall today). Both are featuring tricked out phones, and the tech diversity on display at this show is stunning!
My first post from CES, and you can see that the booth is coming along swimmingly, and the iPhoneLife team is just about ready for prime-time.
A few of us posted up recently on our personal iPhone and touch favs for 2009, but if you want to get in on the fun (and vote for the best), 148Apps is hosting it's second annual "Best App Ever Awards". Go here to the site and check it out, or read on for the full gory press release.
"San Francisco, CA - The Second Annual Best App Ever Awards nominees
have now been announced and the voting is open. Sponsored by 148Apps,
this is the second annual competition is the iPhone OS Application
achievement awards to recognize the best iPhone apps and games in the
The Last several months have seen an avalanche of new Smart Phones with brand new operating systems, incredibly sophisticated hardware crammed into ever shrinking form factors with wildly changing pricing schemes and carriers vying to be the first to have an exclusive on it.
The latest much hyped device is the "Nexus One" from Google which is scheduled to be launched tomorrow. This new Smart Phone has all of the press and Blogging world commenting how it may (or may not) be the next, "iPhone Killer" that the industry has been lusting for for the last three years.
In this article, I explain the recently-released "Safari Download Manager", which (particularly with the external iFiles application) adds a convenient way of adding a download manager to Safari – on jailbroken phones. I also provide a very thorough comparison to iCab Mobile and VanillaSurf, the two (highly recommended) third-party Web browsers that also have a download manager – without having to jailbreak your phone. Finally, I also explain how you can save and, later (even without direct Internet connection!) read Web pages in the latter two Web browsers. (You, unfortunately, can’t do the same in the new plug-in.)
Want to know what's new on the iPhone? Want to research an app? Now you can get all the news you want related to the iPhone right on your iPhone - anywhere, anytime!
From the iPhone Life app, you can access current news related to the iPhone, read iPhone app reviews, and learn a variety of tips and tricks for making the iPhone work for you.
It's amazing to think that there's an app devoted to a specific shopping day — November 27, the Friday after Thanksgiving. In fact, there are a number of them. TGI Black Friday is a free app that gives you access to over 8,000 Black Friday deals from all the major retailers — before they come out in newspapers. You can browse the deals, search for specific items, create a shopping list within the app of those that you want to focus on, compare prices to confirm you're getting the best deals, and more. You can view deals by store or category, and also view the most popular deals.