Seems like every time you turn around, the iPhone gets even more versatile. Is there anything it can’t do? Check this out. This iPhone Jack-O-Lantern is created with an application known as Crazy Pumpkin. It basically lets you customize your iPhone’s display into cool Pumpkin faces. Sadly, you won’t want to set it outside for some kid in a robot costume to steal. Sure, they aren’t as awesome as these pumpkins, but pretty cool.
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The Vice Presidential debate this evening will take place in about a half hour. Earlier Obama for America announced the release of Obama ‘08: The Official Application for iPhone and iPod touch. Much like the USB bracelet we told you about, it’s another way to connect with the candidate. The app is free and is available for download now. The app makes it easier for Obama volunteers to get involved by making calls on the candidate’s behalf.
You’ll also get news updates, news coverage, local events, media from the campaign trail, and of course Obama’s and Biden’s stance on “essential issues facing Americans.” I’m interested to see what kind of affect this has on election results as I don’t see anything like this coming from McCain’s camp. It makes it clear that the youth/tech savvy vote is Obama’s. And he’s making it easy for them to get more involved. McCain may take credit for the Blackberry, but good luck getting an email from him anytime soon. I’m pretty sure his phone still has a rotary dial.
These coasters from Meninos, take your love of iPhone and use that power to protect furniture. They’re made from thin plywood wrapped in a vinyl decal, with rubber slapped on the bottom. The 3.34″ coasters come in a pack of 16 for $60, which seems just a bit expensive, but let’s face it, it isn’t cheap being a geek.
Now, if only they had wireless capabilities, you could set your drink down and open the app at the same time. Or play an iPhone game between two drinkers. Everytime you take a drink, you set it down on an app and counter each other’s moves. Oh well, maybe next time.
Sonic Lighter is a new app from Smule that let’s you flick your Bic, so to speak. It gives yoyr iPhone a simulated flame that you can control by touch or tilt. Start the display and light your fire. If you like, breathe on the device to control or extinguish the flicker. Just be careful others are not laughing at you nearby. I know what you’re thinking. All this for 99 cents? Freakin amazing right?
But it is capable of so much more. Like, if you find yourself without a lighter during a concert for instance. And because it contains a sonic modem that lets you ignite nearby Smule-enabled phones, you could “spread your light” and maybe really liven up said concert. Smule even has a nifty World Wide Ignition Map that traces recently lit flames around the globe. Cheesy? You bet ya. Now if it detected farts jettisoned out of your Levi’s and ignited nearby flames accordingly, I’d be impressed. It doesn’t take much really. Just innovate a little. C’mon people. Check out a video below.
What can you say about an iPhone that is an amazing feat in creativity and in all likelihood magically delicious at the same time? It’s obviously a set of 12 cupcakes decorated to look like the iPhone. All I can say is that if this amazing treat was sitting in front of me, the decision to eat it or just admire it would fry my geek brain. They are the product of a Cupcake Decorating Championship at Ignite NYC, and they rightly took the first place prize last night. No word on whether creators Danielle and Nick Bilton are going to eat them now or not.
The short video clip below starts off like it might be some kind of creepy videodrome clip featuring that one chick from Sex and the City, but it’s not and it’s not that chick. Before you know it, shows off a modded iPhone with a glowing apple logo that can serve as a nice bright flashlight.
That’s because some Russians have replaced the Apple logo on the back of an original iPhone with a glowing version. There isn’t much detail, but apparently they swapped out the aluminum logo for a glowing one. Apparently, custom software allows the user to select the brightness of the effect independently of the screen brightness.
Not sure how much we are willing to believe this, but AppleInsider has found a patent that apparently shows music over the internet streaming to your iPhone and iPod touch. You wouldn’t have to sync content to your device. Instead, you’d sync only the metadata and stream whatever you wanted direct from your computer. Like i said, we aren’t sure if we’re buying this just yet, but it’s interesting. My guess is that there may be just a smidgen of truth to this, but we’re missing some kind of important piece of info. While you’re waiting on this, get an iPhone arm.
The summer Olympics are starting in about a week. If you desire an Olympic iPhone to commemorate the occasion, you’re in luck. It comes decked out with 88 diamonds and the retail price is an insane $8,224.
It’s not as expensive as the Amosu iPhone 3G, but every bit as ridiculous. I hope these come with insurance against getting mugged because you are a rich douche. I guess when your money finally runs out you can always pawn one of it’s 88 diamonds for some cash.
You thought your iPhone was expensive, but what you paid is nothing compared to what the Amosu Ultimo Diamond supposedly retails for. That would be a wallet stunning $177,300. The high price tag is thanks to the 1,179 diamonds that are encrusted everywhere, 16.18 carats.
It may be expensive, but at least each purchase comes with access to the international all-day VIP-service Concierge (VIP International Concierge Service) for a year. Should probably come with a limo and a butler as well.
Those wanting voice recognition for their iPhone may be in luck soon. AT&T has been working on a web-based platform called Speech Mashups. It works like this. The platform sends your speech to a remote server, translating commands to control your handset. Since it’s web-based, other devices aside from the iPhone will be able to use the technology as well.
It will be compatible with most browser-equipped AT&T handsets, wireless devices and even TV set-top boxes. You just need an Internet connection. One downside with the iPhone is that Speech Mashup can’t perform voice-dialing because it is compatible with web-coded apps only. Still, it’s a fascinating development.
Need a little extra something to keep you from being lonely at night in your hotel room? How about a little porn on your iPhone? If you’re into that, iRoticNET.com is a new place to apparently go to take care of that extra special itch.
iRoticNET.com, charging around $10 a month, is stated as being specifically designed for the iPhone and iPhone 3G. Your money translates into “unlimited access to hundreds of full length movies and over a thousand clips.” The Web site adds you can access wherever you have 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity and that the site features “over 200 titles, all separated into individual scenes, allowing viewers to immediately watch any part of a film.”
With so many apps for the iPhone, looking for something cool can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Well, here’s a real gem that will have Star Wars fans dancing around and accidentally throwing their iPhone against walls like it was a Wiimote.
It displays a lightsaber on screen and uses the iPhone’s accelerometer to generate the corresponding sound effect based on your movements. You can choose the lightsaber color and everything. What are you waiting for? Go have fun and break stuff.
I’m sure we’ve all been wondering just how long it would take for the iPhone 2.0 software to get unlocked. It’s kinda like the how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop thing. Maybe a week or a month? Nope. Just like the owl who chomped down on that Tootsie Pop in one bite, so too goes the software.
It’s already been unlocked and the software isn’t even supposed to be released until tomorrow. The iPhone Dev team has had the software for a little while and they just announced that they have created an unlocking tool for the software. Good news for those who want to use their iPhone with 2.0 software on other carriers.
In Australia at least, nobody seems to want the white iPhone? It looks like all of the late arrivals in Sydney were being told earlier that they might have to take a white 16GB version because they were running out of the black model.
Now, if the same thing happens here I imagine some of you are going to be not too happy about it and you’d rather have no iPhone at all. I wouldn’t want white. White is for Wiis. I’m not sure what the ratio of white to black iPhones being shipped to stores is, but judging by this video we showed you here, it looks to be about 50/50. If that’s the case, we have a problem.
The folks over at iFixit didn’t waste any time taking apart their new iPhone 3G after the launch in New Zealand. They found some interesting things.
Most notably that the battery wasn’t soldered in place. They also discovered that the LCD and glass covering weren’t glued together as they were previously. Hit the link for more details. Though people are calling the battery “somewhat” replaceable, I’d say that the fact that it’s not soldered makes it pretty damn replaceable in my book.