Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Public Radio Tuner iPhone App

Subscribe to WUIS on your iPhone!

Monday, December 8, 2008

iPhone Your Life

"Once you own an iPhone, you discover that it's more than a phone. It's a way of life. Take a look at some ideas to help you get the most out of your iPhone, wherever you go."

The Freedoms That Technologies Help Bring

"Still, that was the condition put on the introduction of Apple's 3G iPhone in Egypt. The government demanded that Apple disable the phone's global-positioning system, arguing that GPS is a military prerogative."

Moby, Daft Punk join iPhone gaming application

"The new version of the rhythm game, called Tap Tap Dance, features songs by five EMI acts -- Moby, the Chemical Brothers, Digitalism, Daft Punk and Basement Jaxx -- as well as independent acts Justice, Junkie XL, Soul Magic Orchestra and Morgan Page."

Friday, December 5, 2008

Nice List

"Nice List helps sort those who've been naughty from those who've been nice. You can now budget and manage your holiday gift purchases in style using Nice List. Who's Nice List are you on!"

Friday, November 21, 2008

Consumer Reports launches iPhone app just in time for Christmas

"Available for free at Apple's AppStore, the ConsumerReports.org application features expert tips and buying advice "aimed at helping shoppers make better purchasing decisions.""

iPhone 2.2 Software Update

I don't know about you but I'm excited about the following update, among others...

"Pressing Home button from any Home screen displays the first Home screen"


Friday, November 14, 2008

Great iPhone applications for parents

TUAW has a great list of apps for parents that have an iPhone...

Businesses warming up to the iPhone

"That seems to be having the effect of increasing the overall number of business smartphone users..."

Google Is Taking Questions (Spoken, via iPhone)

"Pushing ahead in the decades-long effort to get computers to understand human speech, Google researchers have added sophisticated voice recognition technology to the company's search software for the Apple iPhone."

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Web-based Office to work on Macs, iPhone

"...owing to support of Firefox and Safari, the forthcoming Office Web Applications will run on Linux and the iPhone."

Veveo launches WikiTap for iPhone, Android

"WikiTap will allow users to use improve the experience already offered by other Wikipedia iPhone apps by uploading photos and videos to the article."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mind mapping on the iPhone

I'm a huge fan of mind mapping and was delighted to see these two apps... thanks TUAW!

New Google Search results pages for iPhone

"Starting today in the U.S., when you go to google.com on your iPhone and do a search, you'll see search results that are better optimized for your phone."

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gas Cubby

"Gas Cubby is the ultimate tool for tracking gas mileage and vehicle maintenance. Whether you're a hypermiler, or just want a reminder to change the oil, Gas Cubby will help save you money and keep your vehicle operating at it's peak."

iModem - connect to the internet via iPhone!

"Use iPhone (and iPhone 3G) as 3G, EDGE, GPRS, WI-FI modem for PC."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

AT&T confirms tethering coming to iPhone in 2009

"AT&T Mobility chief Ralph de la Vega confirmed on Thursday that iPhone 3G users will be able to use their phones as wireless modems at some point next year."

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fake Calls gives iPhone users an excuse to leave ackward situations

"Enter Fake Calls, a neat iPhone app that will provide you with an excuse in every situation."

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Campus-Wide Approach for Mobile Learning with iPhones

"Ninety-seven percent of students enter college with cell phones, yet few universities leverage this ubiquity for teaching and university life. Colleges have two choices: continue to treat mobile devices as a nuisance, or embrace them by leveraging their mobile learning capabilities. ACU's expanded view connects academic, social, and infrastructural m-learning applications."

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Japanese iPhone owners to be offered TV tuner add-on

"Addressing a widely-publicized feature omission for Japanese iPhone users, local carrier Softbank on Thursday announced plans to begin selling a TV Tuner add-on later this year that will also serve as an extended battery pack."

8 Things to Expect in the Next iPhone Update

"One of the great things about the iPhone is the regular software updates. Free and automatic improvements are piped, hot and steaming, to your pocket computer."

Some Shed Their Gadgets by Turning to One: iPhone

"Mark Donovan, senior analyst at comScore. "A 'Swiss-Army knife of a device' like the iPhone offers a phone, a music player, a camera and a way to connect to the Internet, which may appeal to consumers cutting back their spending on gadgets.""

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Access the Internet anytime

"...FREE AT&T Wi-Fi access is now available for Apple iPhone at thousands of hotspots nationwide..."

9 iPhone Apps for Your Car

"Check out our list of 9 iPhone apps for your car-related needs. Each app links to a full review, so you can get more information on the features and cost of each app. Enjoy!"

Monday, October 27, 2008

Recorder for iPhone

"Record memos, discussions, interviews, and ideas on your iPhone. Use it as a voice recorder or a sound recorder. Record for seconds or hours. Extremely simple one button interface."

Introducing Google Earth for iPhone

"With just a swipe of your finger you can fly from Peoria to Paris to Papua New Guinea, or anywhere in between."

Sunday, October 26, 2008

iPhone Software 2.2 to add public transit & walking directions

"The next version of Apple's iPhone software will not only introduce Street Views to the handset's Maps application, but also provide bus, train and walking directions, a series of new photos reveal."

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Classics: Reading redefined, for iPhone and iPod Touch

"Escape into some of the greatest stories ever written and experience a revolutionary new reading platform, only for iPhone and iPod Touch."


"Fliq is a free social networking application that allows iPhone and iPod touch users to instantly send, or "beam", photos and contacts to one another. At work with colleagues. In the coffee shop with friends. On campus with classmates. Around the house with family."

iPhones are a must-have for Congress

"House members in the next Congress could get Apple’s iPhone as their newest communication gadget."

Dots Gloves

"Perfect for winter usage and keeping touchscreen devices smudge-free, New York-made Dots Gloves offers simple affordable gloves adorned with metal dots enabling use of iPhone, iPod and other touchscreen phones and devices without direct finger contact."

Monday, October 20, 2008


"DVRPics is an application for iPhone and iPod touch. It lets you display photos from your iPhone or iPod touch on your TV, with the help of a TiVo DVR."

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pano for iPhone

Panoramic photos from your iPhone

Thursday, October 16, 2008

ESPN comes to the iPhone...

"...with an addictive bar game."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


"RunKeeper allows you to track your runs and map and view progress in your running history."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


"RjDj is a music application for the Iphone. It uses sensory input to generate and control the music you are listening to."


"Nameo is a virtual business card exchanger for the iPhone. It will allow you to exchange your business card in one click with any iPhone user who also installed Nameo."

Monday, October 13, 2008

At ACU, Students Navigate College Life via Apple iPhone

"...the real heart of the app, where students and faculty can log in to access ACU mail, course information, account balances, learning tools and more; and the ACU Pocket Guide,..."

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Stanford Testing iPhone Application Suite

"A suite of five software applications developed by students at Stanford University to run on Apple's iPhone is now being tested on campus."

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

i.TV: Movie guide for your iPhone and iTouch

"i.TV helps users discover entertainment options by providing up-to-date information on television shows and movies."

Monday, October 6, 2008

Breath Pacer

"BreathPacer is a powerful breathing guide that can help you reduce stress and experience deep relaxation."

Sunday, October 5, 2008

iPhone Coaster Set

fring for iPhone

"All you need to do is download fring on the App Store and within minutes you can make free calls with other fringsters™ or via fring using Skype, Skype-out or any SIP providers you choose."

20 Ways Your iPhone Can Save You Gas, Energy, Time and Money

"While other phones are starting to adopt apps and web-based programs as well, the iPhone has a seriously wide selection of apps a user can download."

Friday, October 3, 2008

12 great iPhone applications for sysadmins and webmasters

"In our opinion, the iPhone can be extremely useful to administrators responsible for keeping servers, networks and websites up and running."

iPhoneLive O'Reilly conference

"iPhoneLive is the new O'Reilly conference for iPhone developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts, focusing on both the business and development issues surrounding the iPhone platform."

Flickr's iPhone-friendly (beta) redesign

"Instead, Flickr is just getting around to tweaking its mobile site, m.flickr.com--in beta--specifically for iPhones."

Thursday, October 2, 2008

IPhone Steals Lead Over Kindle

"It's official: The iPhone is more popular than Amazon.com's Kindle."

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The State of iPhone Satisfaction

"But when all is said and done, the bottom line on the iPhone is simple: What do the people who use them every day think of their phones?"

Upgrade: Facebook for iPhone

Version 2.0 is now available. I quite like the updates. Apart from some initial login delays, the app seems to be working fine.

* To update the older version, check for the update under your iPhone apps.
* Here is the iTunes link if you do not have Facebook installed on your iPhone.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Spreadsheets for your iPhone

Friday, September 19, 2008

Five More Essential Productivity Apps for Your iPhone

"Here are five more App Store gems you'll definitely want to check out." - submitted by Kara

Thursday, September 18, 2008

iPhone 101: Switch between audio outputs for your voicemail

"Many iPhone users use a Bluetooth headset on their phones. However, they may not know that you can use the same headset to listen to their Visual Voicemail."

iGolf for the iPhone

"iGolf let's you swing your iPhone like a golf club and then tells you how far your shot went."

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

AT&T to link iPhone to U-verse video, Internet

"U.S. phone company AT&T Inc plans to eventually link Apple Inc's iPhone to its high-speed Internet and video service called U-verse, and introduce new features like using the phone as a remote control."

Flutter for the iPhone

"Send free, unlimited picture messages and geo-tagged location to most mobile phones in the world. Have the convenience of sending multi-media messages (MMS) to virtually any mobile phone number in your iPhone contact book."

Like Word Puzzles?

"Then try your hand at Imangi, the fun new iPhoneTM game that challenges your vocabulary and spatial reasoning skills."

Release your inner sports fan

"Track your favorite teams and sports athletes from NCAA FB, to the MLB, to NASCAR to the NFL."

Monday, September 15, 2008

Turn Your iPhone into a Windows Carryall

"On Monday, MokaFive began offering early access to its iPhone Sentinel software, which lets people grab their entire Windows desktop and dump it on an iPhone."

iPhone Apps Store Growing Twice as Fast as iTunes Music

"Even if growth hits a plateau today and sales stay where they are right now, by next year Apple will have sold a billion iPhone apps (bringing in around a billion dollars of revenue)..."

Friday, September 12, 2008

First look: iPhone OS loses beta feel with 2.1 update

"Now that we've had some time to play with the new features and fixes, we have some hands-on info and screenshots for you."

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cheap Call Using VoIP with Truphone

"Truphone saves you money on mobile calls by routing calls via the internet."

[Editor's note: Works on an iPod Touch too!]

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Yahoo oneConnect for iPhone

"Get Yahoo! oneConnect—a revolutionary social address book that brings together your people, your life, and all the ways you communicate."

Social Tagging Device for the iPhone

"Tagging a point in the real world using any all of the media resources"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

iPhone Update Coming Friday, September 12th

Software 2.1 update will address:

* fewer dropped calls
* significant increased in battery life
* less crashing of Apps
* iTunes backup faster
* performance updates

Five iPhone apps for football junkies

"The only thing better than watching a football game is having some really cool football-related apps on your iPhone or iPod touch while you watch."

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Clueless in Cleveland? Use Your Thumb

"With a few taps, iPhone apps with names like Yelp, Urbanspoon and iWant can quickly guide you to Faidley Seafood or Obrycki's Crab House."

Collection of Links for Tips and Widgets

The following is a collection of links I put together for tips and widgets -

Friday, September 5, 2008

Univ. gives some students iPhones, iPods

"Called the Mobility Initiative, the project began at the start of the semester and will examine whether students can effectively use educational applications on iPods and iPhones, said Phyllis Dickerson Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Office of Information Technology."

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Election '08

"The latest polls, data and electoral vote estimates for the 2008 United States Presidential Election at your fingertips with Election '08."

iTunes App Store link

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Five enterprise apps for the iPhone

"Since the launch of Apple's App Store, a steady stream of business-oriented applications has flooded in for iPhone users."

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Starmap: The iPhone Pocket Planetarium

"It brings the present and future sky map at the tip of your fingers, at any time, anywhere."

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wikipedia Comes to the iPhone with Wikipanion

"Fortunately for those with iPhones and iPod Touches, they can now access Wikipedia anywhere while on the go with Wikipanion from the iTunes App Store."

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

iPhone Passcode Flaw Already Addressed for Future Firmware Update?

"Update: A simple fix is available in the meanwhile. Users should set their "Home Button" double-click preference to "Home" or "iPod" rather than the default "iPhone Favorites"."

Frommer's Travel Guides for iPhone and iPod Touch

"Frommer's is proud to announce an exciting new product from Frommer's and Modality - Frommer's Travel Guides for iPhone® and iPod® Touch."

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Art of iPhone Battery Life

"Some of my buddies have expressed astonishment that I get approximately thirty-six hours of standby with my iPhone, so I'm sharing my settings."

Another iPhone calculator bug

"Yesterday I found a more serious bug in the way the π (pi) key is handled."

Monday, August 25, 2008

iPhone as a storage device

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yahoo! Search brings Search Assist, SearchMonkey, and more to the iPhone

"Two weeks later, we quietly launched Yahoo! Search for iPhone."

LinkedIn launches an iPhone app, it’s simple but it means business

"The app doesn’t try to do too much but it doesn’t need to. It’s business baby, not personal."

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

iOnce by Pageonce

"Simply select your personal accounts from social networking, email and travel to entertainment, banking, credit cards and much more and add them to your personal page."

Thaddeus Computing to publish iPhone Edition of Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine

"Thaddeus Computing will support iPhone users with a print magazine and a companion Web site. The premier issue of the iPhone Edition of Smartphone & Pocket PC will be available mid-August on newsstands worldwide."

Frozen iPhone and Common Issues

If your iPhone is frozen, the following Apple resource provides some troubleshooting tips -


Going on a cruise?

"Cellular at Sea" is a service used by cruise lines. The following link will provide details on how to set up for iPhone for access while you are enjoying your cruise -



There is an iPhone app that allows push-to-talk. If this is something you wish like to try, the following is the link to the product -


I have not used [but have seen] other push-to-talk services and therefore cannot provide any comparative details. When I tried Palringo, the push-to-talk feature ends up with a chat area wherein one has to tap the _play_ button to listen to it.
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