iPhone Life magazine

iPhone Celebrity Update

Before the iPhone 3G made its way to retail outlets, celebrities like Hilary Duff and The Hill’s Spencer Pratt were both spotted with shiny and sleek black 3G’s. Duff had previously been a Sidekick LX user, while Pratt rocked with the first generation iPhone in earlier seasons of The Hills. After showing her love for the iPhone in her music video for “Spotlight,” I thought for sure that Jennifer Hudson would be sporting a 3G well before the rest of us. But by early October of this year, the famous female was still using her first iPhone—which is probably completely customized to her liking.

iPhone on 30 Rock

Tina Fey’s hilarious character Liz Lemon showed off an iPhone during the season-opener of 30 Rock. Lemon revealed that she needs to learn the iPhone ropes—we saw her have difficulty declining a call during an episode. Her latest iPhone obsession is proving to be an entertaining twist in the show.

Obama iPhone update

The Obama family has finally settled into their new diggs in Washington, and although the new president was able to keep his coveted BlackBerry, I can’t help but wonder if he’s going to get bored with the limitations placed on its use. To keep the poor tech-savvy man sane, I suggest giving him an iPhone filled with some fun apps and games. He can load it up with all of his favorite songs and movies for those long trans-Atlantic flights on Air Force One. Just a thought!

 

Must have accessories and apps!

If you need a slim yet durable case to protect your iPhone, take a peek at Incipio’s line of chic cases. Incipio (myincipio.com) not only offers a stylish sleeve-style case, but an extremely light outer shell case that only adds to the aesthetics of your iPhone. Both are available in a wide variety of colors.

Incipio offers a variety of stylish iPhone cases (left and right)

Ever spot something with a 30 or 40 percent off tag and you wonder what the price will be at the register? OnSale lets you enter the item’s original price, the discount percentage, any additional discounts, and then calculates the amount you’ll end up paying. It’s in the App Store’s Lifestyle category and only costs a dollar—it’s already my shopping savior!

I usually use photo-editing programs to transform my digital photos into classic black and white masterpieces. But with the Vint B&W, you can take black and white pictures with your iPhone’s camera. No editing required, and best of all, it’s free!
 

OnSale (left) lets you figure out the true cost of an on-sale item. Vint B&W (right) lets you capture black and white photos with your iPhone’s camera

 

 

 

 

Finally, there’s another free app that not only helps you find products online, but it will tell you if the product is available at a nearby retail store. TheFind: Where to Shop will give you product photos and descriptions, prices, store directions, a store’s phone number, and more.

It’s easy to use and makes you feel like you have a personal shopper right at your fingertips!

The Find:Where to Shop (left) is your personal shopper.