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Citibank iPhone app ‘Accidentally Saved Personal Information’

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2010

You are not always as safe as you think you are. Citibank revealed that it’s U.S. iPhone app accidentally saved personal information including account numbers. At least the company did the right thing and owned up to this security flaw.

In fact, they have already rolled out an updated iPhone app that patches the problems. According to Citibank, this flaw only affected users of their mobile banking app. Credit card customers who use Citibank’s services via a separate iPhone application were believed to be safe.

iPhone 4 to arrive on T-Mobile on July 30th?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2010

Take this one with the necessary grains of salt as it is just a rumor at the moment, but word is that the iPhone 4 might be arriving on T-Mobile’s network on July 30th. If the rumor turns out to be true, the iPhone 4 will be offered without a pay-as-you-go option.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors that T-Mobile would be getting the iPhone and as usual there’s nothing concrete to confirm it. We’ll leave it to you to decide if it’s true or not.

Apple delays white iPhone again

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 23rd, 2010

Steve Jobs can’t be happy about this. Apple has another iPhone 4 problem. This time, the elusive white iPhone strikes again, by being delayed again. All we know is that it will arrive sometime “later this year.”

Here is their statement: “White models of Apple’s new iPhone® 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.”

FacePlant app makes iPhone 4 video chats easier

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2010

FaceTime is nothing new really, but Apple is good at making you believe that it is revolutionary. FaceTime is actually very restricted. For one thing, you need to be within the area of a Wi-Fi network and then you can only call another iPhone 4 owner, not someone with another phone.

Then again, that’s the kind of control Apple loves. The FacePlant app shows users which of their contacts can receive video calls, which saves you a lot of time. FacePlant isn’t approved by Apple, but if it ever is, it will be available for free.

Slot Machine iPhone Dock

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2010

Jackpot Slots is both an iPhone app and a dock. Seems like it is perfect for the grandma in your life who gambles. That’s right, your iPhone can now become a tiny one armed bandit.

As is often the case with gambling, you will lose more than you make. The Jackpot Slots dock costs $40, so you are out that much right from the start. It includes the eponymous app which gives you access to several different slot games “of varying levels of difficulty.”

A simple case-free fix for the iPhone 4 reception issue

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2010

Apple is giving away cases to all iPhone 4 owners, but what if you don’t want to use a case? It sucks that Apple’s bad design forces you to use a case. Yeah, they love their customers, just as long as you shut up and put a condom on your phone.

Well, these Antenna-Aids just might fix things without the need for a case. They are little colorful band-aids that stick right over that problem area on the new iPhone 4. The boo-boo if you will. The iPhone 4′s great unhealed wound, created not by skinning it’s knee on the playground, but rather from bad engineering, the equivalent of genetic inbreeding in the factory.

Mysterious email sent from 1969 haunts iPhone 4 users in 2010

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2010

Here’s some more iPhone 4 drama. A mysterious software issue has been haunting some users. It’s otherworldly and all spooky like. There’s a bunch of discussion on the Apple forums about blank email messages appearing on the iPhone that can’t be deleted. The date that appears on those messages is December 31, 1969.

Almost as soon as iOS4 became available, some users began seeing these emails appear in their MobileMe or Gmail accounts with no sender, no subject, and no content. The date on the messages was shown as 12/31/69, but some users saw 1970. No big deal really, except that these unwelcome hippies who are emailing well before their time can’t be deleted permanently.

POD Lamp gives light and keeps your desk neat

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 16th, 2010

Here’s a lamp with a neat design. It will keep your table free of clutter and your iPhone charged. Great way to reduce cable clutter. The OttLite POD Lamp comes with an iPod dock, wire management, and will charge other cell phones and MP3 players too.

The lamp is adjustable for different heights and angles, and packs a 13 Watt OttLite HD bulb good for up to 10,000 hours. It’s available in both black or white, and will cost you $112.

Will ColorWare fix your iPhone 4′s Death Grip?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2010

ColorWare has been making your gadgets unique and beautiful for awhile now, but when it comes to the iPhone 4, it may help more than with just looks. They’re trying to confirm it, but their process might include fixing the device’s death-grip.

You know the drill, you pick out a color scheme, give ColorWare $250, send them your iPhone 4, and wait. You will get your iPhone 4 with a nice paint job and maybe that signal-killing death grip will be a thing of the past. Maybe.

iPhone 4 hardware recall coming?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2010

Hot on the heels of that Consumer Reports issue, now PR experts are saying that a hardware recall for the new iPhone is inevitable. It all comes down to PR. By now, everyone who has an iPhone 4 has either experienced the situation, or knows someone who has, or has heard about it.

Apple is saying that a software fix is being tested, but whether it’s a software issue or not hardly matters anymore. It’s an obvious design snafu. So is a recall needed? Or will free fixes be offered? One thing is for sure, this kind of design stupidity is unfair to it’s loyal customers. Stay tuned.

Consumer Reports retracts iPhone 4 recommendation

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2010

This is not good news for Apple. After initially saying that the iPhone 4′s reception issues were no big deal, Consumer Reports has changed its stance, recognizing that the software fix won’t help matters, and retracting their recommendation. Apparently, they finally got around to testing the device.

And they’ve just discovered the phone’s reception problems, which we have known about since the beginning.

No Restocking Fee For Returned iPhone 4s

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 9th, 2010

Is the iPhone 4′s reception issue is a deal breaker for you? Do you like your hands not burnt to a crisp? Well, here’s some good news. Apple has offered to waive the restocking fee for the iPhone 4.

Users who are unhappy with it can now return the device within 30 days of purchase for a full refund. Normally there is a 10% restocking fee for devices. We aren’t sure how long this restocking fee waiver will last, so you if you need to, you better get it done.

iPhone 4 Display Dummy

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 6th, 2010

You won’t have any reception issues with this version of the iPhone 4. No reception problems, no dropped calls, nothing. You can’t make a call on it at all. The Apple iPhone 4 Display Dummy Phone is a white version of the iPhone 4 that weighs the same as the actual iPhone.

Maybe this will make you feel better if you haven’t gotten an iPhone 4 yet. Or use it as a decoy, so a thief can steal the dummy. Or just look trendy and cool without spending a ton of money.

iPhone 4 Diamond Edition for $20k

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2010

Diamonds are forever or in this case 4ever. When attached to the iPhone 4, maybe they will even help with the reception. Once again you have Stuart Hughes to thank for this over the top luxury version of he iPhone.

The iPhone 4 Diamond Edition. It has diamonds, a bejweled Apple logo and it’s a white iPhone 4 (32GB). It’s also unlocked. Do you have the extra $20,000 for this light-catcher?

Waterproof Toughcase with built-in GPS for iPhone/iPod Touch

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on June 30th, 2010

You could go for a plain jane iPhone case or you could opt for Magellan’s waterproof Toughcase, priced at $199.99. Two hundred bucks gets you IPX-7 waterproof standards, allowing it to be submerged up to one meter for up to 30 minutes, and there’s also an integrated 1,840mAh battery that can “double the life” of your iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS or second / third-generation iPod touch.

There’s also a high sensitivity SiRFstar III GPS chipset for quality GPS reception, and you can still access the touchscreen. You get all of that, but your device loses any sexiness it ever had and there’s no official support for Apple’s newest iPhone.