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7 years ago

Gelaskins Offers Cool and Colorful iPhone Skins, with Free Wallpaper

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Gelaskins Offers Cool and Colorful iPhone Skins, with Free Wallpaper

For those of you who just love to personalize your personal technology in all manner of creative expression, Gelaskins is sure to appeal to your inner Picaso. I can already sense your inquisitive collective consciousness filtering through my DSL line, pondering what all this is about. I'll explain.

Gelaskins are really nothing more than colorful automotive grade vinyl adhesive stick-ons. That's a fancy way of describing the same material pin-striping is made from. You know...that stuff that adorns your car? Only instead of tacky Nascar racing stripes, these beautiful peel 'n stick adhesive films both pimp and protect your iPhone, iPod, laptop, Child's forehead, or just about anything else you want to ahem decorate.

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7 years ago

Your iPhone Will Be Unlocked in T-Minus 48 Hours, So They Claim

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Your iPhone Will Be Unlocked in T-Minus 48 Hours, So They Claim

A website called iPhone-SIM-Free is claiming that it will release to the world a fully software based SIM unlocking solution for iPhone, within the next 48 hours. That's a pretty bold claim, so either its is legit or a shameless grab for traffic. We'll know in just 48...no...make that 47, no wait. I think 45 hours? Whatever, just bookmark this website and keep checking back.

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7 years ago

iYawn: Web Apps Just Aren't Cutting it, Apple

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iYawn: Web Apps Just Aren't Cutting it, Apple

I came across this story this morning on PC World, and it stirred my own frustration with Apple. Web apps have their place and, truth be told, developers have found very clever ways to extend the genre, but I and every iPhone user on this hemisphere want the same thing - native application support!

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7 years ago

Fire Up iTunes, Kiddies...Update 1.0.2 is Here!

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Fire Up iTunes, Kiddies...Update 1.0.2 is Here!

Holy bug fix, Batman! Apple has quietly rolled out another dot release - the second, if you’re keeping track. Per Apple this is a bug fix, not a major software release…sorry fanboys.

I’m downloading the update right now and haven’t yet installed it, so I’ll keep everyone posted should I discover hidden treasure. Frankly my hopes will be more than satiated if Apple resolved the numerous issues I’ve had with Mail.

Happy installing.

[UPDATE] Knock on wood alert: I think Apple may have nailed the Mail issues. So far it is behaving as it did prior to the first update, so thing may be looking up. Back to testing...

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7 years ago

iPhone To Storm Europe's Beaches This Fall, Blitzkrieg Ala Apple

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iPhone To Storm Europe's Beaches This Fall, Blitzkrieg Ala Apple

Financial Times reports that Apple has managed to secure exclusive contracts with several major European mobile operators in efforts to bring iPhone to France, Germany, and the UK, later this fall.

An official announcement outlining the details of the partnership will be made public at the end of this month, during the IFA trade fair in Berlin. Speculation is running high that T-Mobile, O2, and Orange will be Apple's dance partners, though all three declined to comment (wink wink).

I'm just as happy to see iPhone move beyond US shores as much as any citizen of the world, but the part that drives a MacBook through my heart is the Euro model will include 3G support. *weeping*

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7 years ago

Analyst Says iPhone Demand is Strong, But The Product Needs To Get Smarter

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Analyst Says iPhone Demand is Strong, But The Product Needs To Get Smarter

Analyst Ben Reitzes of UBS says, based on AT&T store surveys, iPhone demand remains strong long after Apple's hype machine winds down. The firm's target expectation for iPhone shipments in the fourth quarter is 800,000 units, and Reitzes believes Apple is on track to beat its set goal of 1 million iPhone shipments.

Today's published study by UBS yields some interesting factoids. One being that, despite all the naysaying, iPhone has a low return rate. Many skeptics had predicted iPhone returns en masse by frustrated consumers.

Another takeaway is iPhone, at least so far, hasn't suffered a loss in sales momentum. That surprises even myself, as I expected a sharp drop in sales within the first eight weeks of launch, as hype died down and the early adopter market had quelled.

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7 years ago

Man Hit By Train While Texting, OMG

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Man Hit By Train While Texting, OMG

Here is a grim reminder to all of us that certain situations require our complete attention.

Picture this. A guy texting away with his eyes glued to a cell phone (no, it wasn't an iPhone) heedlessly wanders in the path of an oncoming train. The dude narrowly avoids being struck, turns directions and goes back to texting, then walks straight in front of a second oncoming train. This time he's not so lucky.

Unfortunately this very tragic scene happened earlier today to an unnamed Cincinnati Ohio man. Police have not yet released his identity, or disclosed his injuries, but he at least survived his brush with death and is undergoing medical care.

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7 years ago

Beware of International Roaming Charges, Or You'll Be Sorry...and In The Poor House

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Beware of International Roaming Charges, Or You'll Be Sorry...and In The Poor House

Let this serve as a warning to all readers about the dangers of unexpected international roaming charges. Heric Silva shares his experience and illustrates why you need to keep an eye on your iPhone while traveling overseas.

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7 years ago

Upload Photos to FaceBook From Your iPhone, Rinse and Repeat

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Upload Photos to FaceBook From Your iPhone, Rinse and Repeat

The code monkeys at AlwaysBeta are introducing a new online service, called pxPipe, that enables iPhone users to upload photos from their iPhoto to FaceBook via email.

pxPipe works exactly as claimed. Just go to their website - create an account - email photos to your unique address which are then automagically queued up in your FaceBook profile once you've logged in.

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7 years ago

Gizmodo's How To Guide for Installing Apps on iPhone, No Rubber Chicken Required

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Gizmodo's How To Guide for Installing Apps on iPhone, No Rubber Chicken Required

For those who want to dabble in the dark world of iPhone hacking, but are driven off from fear of complexity, Gizmodo has posted a great How To guide that explains how to install third party software on iPhone. The process is so easy you don't need to be a l33t hAx0R to make it happen.

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7 years ago

Apple Offers Refurbished iPhones for Desperate Customers

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Apple Offers Refurbished iPhones for Desperate Customers

Apple is now listing refurbished iPhones at store.apple.com for those who desperately want an iPhone but can't swing its premium price tag. These units sell for $100 less than the price of their shrink wrapped counterparts, which isn't a bad deal, depending on the condition these iPhones are in (these are pre-owned remember).

If this deal sounds sweet you better act quickly while supplies last. Only a handful of units are currently available. Get 'em before the vultures swoop in.

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7 years ago

My Own Billing Nightmare, Courtesy of AT&T

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My Own Billing Nightmare, Courtesy of AT&T

Over the weekend I received my AT&T bill in the mail - both of them. Huh...TWO envelopes? Rather than the usual slim parcel containing a handful of billing statements, I received two overstuffed packets filled with nearly sixty pages, detailing every minutia of data. While this is still a far cry from Justine Ezarik's infamous 300 page AT&T bill, it still exceeds the boundaries of reason and is horrific waste of tree.

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7 years ago

Dial M for Anchovies

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Dial M for Anchovies

What could be more convenient than ordering pizza by phone? Ordering pizza by iPhone, of course. A service called Tribal Pizza puts a new spin on the tired concept of street corner Pizzerias by combining all the social network flair of Digg with the convenience of fast food, topped with web 2.0 goodness.

Here's how it works. By visiting Tribal's website, you design your very own Pizza creation through a web interface - any combination of toppings and layers you like. Users then vote or "Digg" your creation up or down, in a matter of speaking. If your Pizza design proves to be popular enough, Tribal will market it and pay you on a commission basis. You know, a slice of the profits, a piece of the action, share the dough.

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7 years ago

Bear Stearns Says iPhone Looks Good in Suit and Tie

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Bear Stearns Says iPhone Looks Good in Suit and Tie

Andrew Neff, an analyst well known for his Nostradamic prognostications of doom and gloom in the PC sector which largely came true, is now casting his crystal ball on iPhone. He sees iPhone gaining backdoor corporate adoption by way of individual innovative. In Lehman's terms, people who work in large companies will buy their own iPhones and carry them to work. A sound rationale, but I don't consider that corporate adoption anymore than my wearing Levi's 501 jeans to work as corporate adoption of denim.

But the more iPhones that enter the workplace, the greater its chance for enterprise support.

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7 years ago

Kent's Weekly Rant: Episode 1

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Kent's Weekly Rant: Episode 1

Welcome to the first installment of what will be a new weekly column. Each Friday I will vent my anger and frustration at one lucky company, or broad range of topics. So sit back, relax, pop some popcorn, and watch as I descend in a frenzy of incoherent ravings.

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