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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Factory-unlocked iPhone 5 Prices Announced

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:30 PM

"It has only been a couple of days since Apple announced iPhone 5. Already the excitement for the release of this product is building up. Apple will begin shipping iPhone 5 to customers in select countries from September 21. If you prefer not having a carrier locked iPhone, you can always dish out more money and get an official factory unlocked iPhone. Today Apple has announced the factory unlocked iPhone 5 prices for USA."

As someone who hates "locked" phones, this is welcome news. New factory-unlocked phones will cost:

  • $649 for 16GB
  • $749 for 32GB
  • $849 for 64GB

If you're buying one, remember that it uses the new nano-SIM, so be sure that your carrier of choice has them. T-Mobile has indicated that they plan to have them for unlocked iphones in mid-October 2012 ( link ). Anyone planning to use an iPhone 5 on T-Mo?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

AT&T Doesn't Make Same Mistake as Verizon

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"When Verizon Wireless announced its new shared-data plans in June, it should have enjoyed a big advantage over its arch-rival, AT&T."

Pooling data is a great idea, and one that many wanted, but they didn't want to be forced into it as Verizon was planning to do. AT&T at least is making their pooling plans optional. Choice is always better, but only if it is truly your choice! What are your thoughts on this misstep on Verizon's part and the resulting plans from AT&T?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Scanner Pro Updated for iCloud Syncing

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:08 PM

"The latest version, Scanner Pro 4.1, brings a completely new interface to the iPhone, focusing on the most important things to make it more streamlined and intuitive."

And now with iCloud syncing, you can see the same items on your iPhone or iPad. Great update to this handy application. I find myself using this at least once a day to contribute to my goal of going paperless. Check it out in the iTunes store.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Get A Secure Line On Your iPhone With Silent Circle

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

"Anytime you use your phone to make a call or send an e-mail or text message, there's a chance it will be intercepted by someone who has access-legal or otherwise-to your providers' servers."

An upcoming app from the guy that created PGP will get you a secure line so your security fears won't exacerbate your paranoia. I'm not paranoid much myself, but it would be nice to have the ability to have a secure line. You can find out more at Silent Circle. But only if no one is watching...

Monday, July 2, 2012

Tom Tom Set to Update Maps Every Day

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

"TomTom was already a big player in digital mapping, and then it went and signed up to work with Apple on the new iOS maps app."

One of those trickle down benefits from working with Apple is that anyone that has a Tom Tom service will benefit from updated maps, at no charge.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday iPhone!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

"It's kind of hard to believe the iPhone is already approaching its fifth birthday this Friday. It feels like just last year that Apple unveiled the iPhone 2G, which undoubtedly revolutionized the way we look at smartphones (and even the operating systems that power them) today."

5 Years already, and it seems like only yesterday doesn't it? Make sure you check out the info graphic in case you want to see the comparison between the different versions. Happy birthday iPhone, looking forward to this fall!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Launch Center Pro is Certainly Worth Buying

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

"The newly released Launch Center Pro ($2.99) isn't a free update for owners of its unripe predecessor, and that did spark some ill-natured disapproval towards the respective developer. Regardless, that's no reason to simply brush the app off and not give it a go. The completely revamped, reimagined app ditches the previously-used list format and instead replaces it with a slick, more powerful interface geared towards optimal efficiency."

I had the original Launch Center, and used it up until Sunday when I deleted it and bought the pro. The difference is pretty amazing and well worth the $2.99 USD discounted price. I don't know when the pricing discount ends, but if you want an app that can manage multiple apps and activities, this might be just the thing. I love it. I basically have this icon on my main screen with my weather app and phone icon. I think I could actually make do with just this app icon on it though. The interface is great and very smooth to use. Read the review, it's worth checking out.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Google Offers on iPhone, But Only in the US

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

"Google just announced on the official Google Mobile Blog that it is releasing a Google Offers app for iPhone."

Ugh! Just what I need, another way to spend money with Google. It's not bad enough that I do it on my laptop, now they make it easy to do on my iPhone. I do like the location based offers though, and you can really get some good deals...just saying'. You can download it right now.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Video Yourself With Swivl

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"Since I only have two arms, capturing myself on video with an iPhone is basically a non-event."

Interesting device, and it allows you to film yourself, as well as track yourself as you do what you do. So if you like to pace back and forth while giving your lecture or review, the device will follow along. for the $139.00 USD price, you get a stand and base as well as a small clip on accessory that assists in keeping track of where you are. It supports the iPhone 4/4S as well as the iPod Touch. You can find out more at Swivl.

Mophie Juice Pack Pro, Military Grade Protection for the iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:00 AM

"Staying true to its peripheral nature, Mophie's outed yet another iPhone companion: the Juice Pack PRO."

Very spendy at $130.00 USD, but it does offer Military Grade protection from the elements. It doesn't offer as much time as other battery packs but it will at least double what you have with a regular iPhone.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Home Button Problem on Verizon or Sprint iPhone? Here is Some Help

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:08 AM

"If the Home button on your Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4 is not responding when you press it, or sometimes misreads a double tap, you may need to get it fixed."

A problem if you are out of warranty. Or, perhaps not. Following the tips in the article it's possible to take care of it yourself. Just make sure you give it a thorough read to make sure it's something you can handle.

Friday, June 1, 2012

AT&T Eases International Data Rates For Travelers

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:00 AM

"Linking to foreign data networks has always been a risky proposition fraught with big financial risks. Tales abound of American users racking up $1,000 phone bills on cruise ships at sea or while vacationing in European countries."

Well now AT&T is going to try and ease those fears by lowering the prices on their international plans. Not by much mind you, since the rates will be 120MB for $30 per month up to 800MB for $120 per month. It sure beats $1,000 though doesn't it?

Keychain Battery From Mophie

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 05:00 AM

"Imagine the scene: You're in the middle of a particularly intense iPhoneography session, and the photos you're getting are gold. You snap one keeper after another and then shift over to SnapSeed or some such app to really spice things up. But you're so engrossed in the process of editing that you don't notice your iPhone's battery is almost dead until you get the dreaded pop-up warning."

At only $35.00 USD, it's not that bad of a price for some extra battery life from Mophie. I don't run into this problem myself but if I were on the road a lot and depended on my iPhone, I might pickup this thing for some extra peace of mind. It only gives you about 30% life but that might be all you need to get you to the next power outlet.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cricket to Offer iPhone on June 22nd as Prepaid Unlimited for $55 Per Month

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:00 PM

"On June 22, Cricket Wireless will become America's first fully prepaid wireless carrier to offer Apple's iPhone, with an "unlimited" $55-per-month plan."

Looks like they will be offering the 16GB iPhone 4S for $500.00 and the 8GB iPhone 4 for $400.00 USD, with both being compatible with their $55.00 USD per month unlimited talk, text and data plan. This makes them the larges of the regional carriers to receive the iPhone.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

See How Your iPhone is Made at Foxconn

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:00 AM

"Ever wonder how your iPhone was put together? One Chinese reporter got an extremely rare behind-the-scenes look at how workers at Foxconn, Apple's manufacturing partner, assemble the phone at its manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou, China."

It's about four minutes long, so if you are interested in seeing what goes on behind the scenes, it's worth the watch.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Best Apps for Your Jailbroken iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

"Just jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 on your iPhone and iPad and looking for the very best apps, tweaks, and other enhancements to try out?"

If so, check out their article on the best apps to use with your unrestrictive iPhone!

Use Reminders More Efficiently With These Tips

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

"Apple introduced Reminders alongside iOS 5 and Siri (for the iPhone 4S) this past October, and while the world wasn't exactly stunned, the app made an impression. The trick with any app, of course, is finding ways to use it efficiently."

That is always the case isn't it? Finding the best way to utilize what a program has to offer is key to getting the most out of it. I've tried out a number of reminder programs, and usually ended up going with iCal, that is until Apple came out with reminders and so I use them now, mainly due to the geographical reminders that you can set up. What app do you use to keep you organized?

Monday, May 28, 2012

PicFrame For Making Photo Collages

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:30 PM

"PicFrame helps you combine multiple photos into amazing looking frames that you can save to your computer or share to Facebook. With 34 adjustable frames, rounded corners and plenty of patterns, you will always have a unique look."

I added this to my iPhone a few days ago, and a version is now available for Mac OS X. More from the App Store:

"Since PicFrame was released on the iPhone and iPad we have often been requested to create a Mac version for people to use on their desktop, well here it is! PicFrame on the Mac is just as easy to use, select a frame, drag and drop your photos in, tweak the border size, give the photos rounded corners, add a color or pattern, resize the adjustable frames and save the photo or share it to Facebook.

Main Features:- 34 adjustable frames- Support for up to 5 photos- Rounded corners- Change the border size- Zoom and drag the photos around- Easy color picker for border color- Multiple patterns to use for the border- Ratios 1:1, 3:2, 2:3, 4:3, 3:4, 16:9- High resolution- Share to Facebook- Drag and drop photos into the frame "

Pretty nice for a couple bucks on each platform ... and really, really easy.

Friday, May 25, 2012

2001: A Charging Odyssey

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

Axis App for iOS, From Yahoo

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

"Yahoo! announced last night the launch of its new app dubbed Axis, available for iPhone, iPad, and plug-ins that work with Firefox, Safari, or Chrome."

You can do everything from within the app, instead of having it switch you to the native Safari in iOS. And from what reviewers are saying it works pretty well. Worth trying out, since it's free.

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