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iPhone 4 prices cut at Target and Radio Shack

Target and Radio Shack are dropping their prices on the iPhone 4. A lot of retailers typically do this to clear out inventory in anticipation for a new iPhone. We've seen it happen every year thus far.

If you're in the market for a new iPhone and don't care about waiting for the iPhone 5, you can get an iPhone 4 at Target for $149 (16 GB) and $249 (32 GB). Radio Shack also has a promotion this week cutting the prices to $169 and $269. If you trade in an existing iPhone, you can get an additional $100 off at Radio Shack.

As always, these prices will require you to sign a new 2-year agreement. I'd personally hold out for the iPhone 5 but if you aren't willing to shell out over $200 for a new phone, this may be the deal for you.

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Daily Tip: create new playlists straight from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Curious how to create a playlist directly on your iPhone or iPad? We already know you can create them within iTunes, but what about when you're on the go and want a different mix to listen to?

Creating playlists from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad is just as easy as it is in iTunes. Follow along and we'll tell you how!

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Learn programming basics with Coders for iPad

Michal Bencur, has released his computer programming iPad app, Coders. If you've ever wondered what all that code does in the background of all your gadgets, you may want to check it out. It's an extremely simple coding app with an easy to understand interface. There are a few sample programs built in for you to poke around and you can also create your own. Coders is based on the Lua programming language, which is a pretty easy language to learn.

  • Tutorial on how to get started
  • Lua programming language
  • You can write code that draws on screen: points, lines, change colors...
  • work with text, take input from user, write things out

This app isn't meant for hardcore developers, nor should you expect to learn how to code iPhone and iPad apps. This app is mainly geared towards beginners that want to learn to understand the very basics of programming. Developers still may enjoy it even if it's just to jot down quick notes while they're on the go. And if all else fails, I had a lot of fun just creating little programs purely for entertainment.

Coders is currently priced at $4.99 in the App Store. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes Link]

Have an app you’d love to see featured on TiPb? Email us at iosapps@tipb.com, tell us about your app (include an iTunes link), and we’ll take a look.

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Welcome to the new TiPb Forums!

As most of our TiPb Forums regulars probably noticed, we've been moving things around on a fairly massive scale lately. Basically, we're going from a nice home in the burbs to a big party house in the hills. That's because you deserve more -- more space to play and more features to play with.

We've done some work on the blogs already and started a new Mobile Nations podcast, so it was about time we gave the forums some love.

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TiPb hits 10,000 Posts! [Giveaway]

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New to TiPb: Disqus comments, Google search, and +1

TiPb nation, we're in the process of rolling out some updates to the site that we're really excited about, including Disqus comments, Google search, and +1 buttons.

  • Disqus is commenting system that offers a lot more options than our previous, built in version. You can login with a Disqus account if you have one, but also with Facebook, Twitter, and other logins you may already have later. It also gives us better moderation controls so hopefully it will cut down on the spam... and the trolls!

  • Google search is just much better than what we had before. The old search was chronological so you got the last post about a certain term, not the best, most relevant one. It will also let you search across the blog, forum, and store (or choose to filter based on just one of those if you prefer.) Now all the Google power is yours on TiPb.

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Jabra STONE2 BT headset give-away - Become TiPb's Facebook friend!

TiPb nation, as you may or may not be aware, a couple of weeks ago the TiPb Facebook page (along with a few other prominent tech sites) was torn down and it took Facebook the better part of a day to figure out how they were gamed and get it back online. And frankly, we're not sure all our TiPb Facebook friends made it through the ordeal with us.

So, we're calling all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV lovers, we're asking all gadget enthusiasts and techies -- we're counting on each and every one of you to head on over to TiPb's newly restored Facebook page and become our friend. (i.e. go to the page and hit the "Like" button!)

In return we'll give you the very best in iOS coverage on Facebook... and we'll give one of you (old friend or new!) one of these gorgeous Jabra STONE2 Bluetooth headsets courtesy of the TiPb Accessory Store! (W00t!)

Details after the break, but really... you've friended us already, right?!

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X Gear anti-glare film for iPad - accessory review


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The X Gear Anti Glare film for iPad aims to make Apple's very shiny iPad shine just a little less in our eyes. Now screen protectors have always been my arch nemesis -- I have always much preferred the feel of the actual glass over the feel of any screen protector. But I figured I'd give the X Gear anti-glare version a chance to change my mind.

Did it succeed? Read on to find out!

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Where in the world is the TiPb Facebook page? [Updated]

We'd like to know that as well. Late last night we were sent a very brief notice by Facebook saying they were removing the TiPb page. Nothing by way of specific explanation, no attempt to address any concerns, nothing. Just whoosh, another page annihilated.

We say "another" because it looks like we're not alone. Ars Technica's page is gone to, as are the pages for several other technology and gadget sites.

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TiPb iPhone and iPad wallpaper of the week!

If you guys hadn't already heard about our wallpaper contest we have going in our forums, mosey on over and check it out! I've been picking one person every week or so (depending on the amount of entries we get) to win $20 from TiPb. You'll also get some TiPb main page glory with your wallpaper on it for everyone to see.

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