Monthly Archives: December 2010

Who’s Got the Shortest URL?

Latest trend in URL shortening is companies, like Apple, starting to push their own branded shortened URLs. How long till the first short-URL-squatting disputes fire up? "Users sharing links to iTunes Store content to Twitter will now see being used to generate the links for their Tweets." Read full story at:

Need More Juice for Your iPhone Battery?

InCase Snap Battery Case 60 is as close to "just an add-on battery" as  a case can be. Barebones, bulk reduction at its best. Added battery life is not great, but still much better than just the internal iPhone battery. The case is stylish and modern, with a minimalistic look, that wlll fit your iPhone


It’s iChristmas Time

Apple is launching its Christmas holiday promotion, where free content will be given away each day during the holidays. Unfortunately it seems this iTunes promotion will target only European countries. "Apple has announced its annual Europe-only iTunes Store holiday promotion, giving away free content each day from December 26th through January 6th." Read the full


AirPlay Coming To the Mac?

It seems that AirPlay is more or less Mac-ready. No word on whether Apple will ever officially support this, but creating a 3rd party app that streams AirPlay content from iOS to the Mac appears to be easy enough. "While Apple's AirPlay feature introduced in iOS 4.2 allows users to stream certain video content from


Is that a Guitar? No, it’s My New iPhone Case!

It's utterly expensive for an iPhone case. But it's much more than a case! It's actually a tool to transform your iPhone into an electric guitar. With speakers too! "Developed by Trinity, the Japanese company behind the Simplism line of budget cases and iPod/iPhone/iPad accessories, The Fingerist ($150) is pitched as an "adapter for playing


Can an iPhone Speaker Dock Get Any Cooler? Enter the Zeppelin Mini by B&W

The Zeppelin Mini from Bowlers & Wilkins is simply cool! An iPhone speaker dock with amazing modern design, and small footprint. It also got a power light and docking arm that rotates 90 degrees, allowing to use the iPhone both in portrait and in landscape mode.  "Looking for a speaker dock for your iDevice that


Cool Octiv Stage iPad and iPhone speaker system from Altec Lansing

Altec Lansing releases first speaker system for the iPad. It'useful also as an iPad stand, it works with the iPhone, and it's extremely cool! "Designed for use on a counter, desk, or dresser, the Octiv Stage provides a large cradle that can hold an iPad in portrait or landscape orientation, at a number of different


No More iPhone-less Driving

Looking to use your iPhone while driving? This may be what you were looking for. "TuneLink Auto, an in-car audio solution for iOS devices that lets you stream audio to your car stereo using a combination of Bluetooth and an FM transmitter or traditional auxiliary cable." Read the full article here:

AirPlay Finally Going to Grab the Stage?

Not everyone realizes how much of a game changing technology AirPlay is probably going be. As long as Apple manages to implement it its full potential, and go all the way through with extending support to most applications. "Apple CEO Steve Jobs has reportedly responded to a customer email, saying the company hopes to expand the


To e-Read or not to e-Read?

Who wins the e-Reader market? Kindle and iPad dominate, but, not surprisingly, iPad remains most desired device. "While just five percent of respondents said they were very likely to buy an e-Reader over the next 90 days—10 percent said they were somewhat likely—42 percent of those respondents said they were most likely to purchase an