Archive for: ipod touch

Wireless USB coming to iPhone/iPod Touch thanks to Alereon

  • June 2, 2009 11:59 am

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Now before you get all giddy and jump off the roof with glee, take a second and read carefully, the iPhone/3G is getting Wireless USB features. Wireless USB features will not be built into the phone’s hardware inside. Instead, a company on the forefront of wireless USB technology, Alereon, will be debuting a wireless USB accessory for iPhone/iPod Touch users that will help the freedom fighters cut yet another cord and get one step closer to true wireless freedom. With the new wireless accessory, iPhone/iPod Touch users will be able to take advantage of wireless syncing between any PC or Mac with the ability to transfer everything you could before over a wire now over thin air. One small added bonus comes in the form of slightly longer run time for your iDevice when the wireless USB accessory is plugged in as it has it’s own small battery that will also share the love. If you’re still equally as excited and can deal with a bit of added bulk on the outside of your iDevice, you may want to keep on eye on Alereon and see exactly what they have to offer.

Source: Techchee, Slippery Brick, Alereon

Want a free/paid for by the government iPhone/iPod Touch? Enroll at Missouri University School of Journalism

  • May 8, 2009 11:27 am

The iPhone though nearing 3 years old without any radical physical changes (yet) has turned many non-apple users into fanboys in what seems like no time flat. The iPhone’s sales numbers regardless of quarter, time period, or however you try to calculate them are awesome. However, price has limited some potential buyers. I’m sure sales would be even higher if the hardware and service plans were cheaper. While nothing can be done about the money AT&T takes from your pocket every month, the Missouri University School of Journalism will help you out with the hardware. So how can you get hooked up with a free iPhone or iPod Touch? Come inside dear reader.

Missing Sync 2.0 for iPhone adds “Two-way syncing” to the feature list

  • April 28, 2009 8:22 am

If you were a bit peeved by the iPhone and iPod Touches lack of syncing certain files such as notes and documents just to name a couple, Missing Sync was your saving grace. It allowed you to sync files that your Mac that you normally wouldn’t be able to borrow from your device. Though, with the first rendition you could only sync files on the mobile device to the Mac, and not the other way around. However, Missing Sync 2.0 now brings the ability for true two-way syncing as to make the most of your mobile life and allow you mobile and desktop devices to always be in sync. As far as iPhone/iPod Touch app compatibility goes, Fliq Notes 2.0 and Fliq Docs 2.0 are supported. If the 2.0 update is exactly what you’ve been waiting for, you’ll have to part with $40 for the added functionality. Previously registered pre-2.0 users will be able to get the upgrade for free. You down?

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Source: Macworld,

iPhone now half Kindle thanks to…Amazon(?)

  • March 4, 2009 7:32 pm

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Fellow iPhone users who love their iPhone and at the same time can’t see parting with nearly $400 for a Kindle can now let loose a sigh of relief as today a Kindle app was released in the App Store.  Is Amazon shooting themselves in the hardware foot by releasing a Kindle app on a competitors platform?  Yes.  But, it will make people  happy and in all reality that’s what really matters right!  Best part is that the app is free.  The iPhone Kindle app will give users the ability to: (1) Shop for hundreds of thousands of books on the Kindle Store and wirelessly transfer the books to their iPhone or iPod touch.  (2) Access their entire library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers.  (3) Adjust the text size of books and (4) Add bookmarks and view notes and highlights.  Another great app for iPhone/iPod touch users.  If you download it let us know how it works!

Source: Slashphone, Tech Flash

Chipotle iPhone App: It comes…then goes

  • January 13, 2009 2:39 pm

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I love Chipotle, the food is simply amazing, (and somewhat healthy).  You’re probably thinking what is Chipotle doing on a tech blog…read on!  I stumbled across an article on the consumerist that was talking about the Chipotle iPhone app being pulled…psh, I never even saw it in the first place.  Apparently, demand was so high the servers/app buckled under the pressure.  So they pulled it.  Sad, I know.  But they said within two weeks after upgrading their servers and making a few cosmetic changes, the Chipotle app will come back.  However, the lucky few that did get it before it was pulled can still use the app as it still works.  They just aren’t allowing any new downloads.  Oh by the way, in case you didn’t know, the Chipotle app lets you order ahead of time so you can just stroll in, pick up your food and leave.  When this comes back online I will definitely put it through its paces.

 

Source: Consumerist