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We have moved!

March 31, 2009

Don’t worry, it’s the same stupid crap that you’ve come to expect from us, we just moved to our new hosting site. You can see all your favorite iPhone BS now right here.

Visit us at IronInkMedia.com

Visit us at IronInkMedia.com

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DIRECTV app now available

March 30, 2009

DIRECTV has come out with a great new app that allows you to program your DVR right from your iPhone. With the free app, you can:

– Search for any television show up to 14 days in advance
– Browse programs by channel or date & time
– Get program information instantly, including description, length and rating
– Record a single episode or an entire series
– Program Pay Per View movies to be recorded and ready to watch anytime
– Record to any DIRECTV DVR in your home

When is Time Warner going to get an app like this??

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Leprechauns hit hard by recession

March 28, 2009

Even though it was just St. Patty’s Day, leprechauns have nothing to dance around about. They too are feeling the affects of the recession: No more gold at the end of the rainbow. Jason Erdkamp broke the story after taking this shot with his iPhone.

iPhoto by Jason Erdkamp

iPhoto by Jason Erdkamp

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Your flowing blood can power your iPhone?

March 28, 2009

billoreillyFoxnews.com actually has some information that’s worth a damn! No, no, hear me out. They cite actual research this time that says that there is a way to convert human blood flow into actual energy that could power your iPhone. They say:

Researchers reported today they can harvest energy by converting low-frequency vibrations, like simple body movements, the beating of the heart or movement of the wind, into electricity by using zinc oxide nanowires that conduct the electricity.

The nanowires are piezoelectric — they generate an electric current when subjected to mechanical stress.

Other schemes have been devised to generate power in a backpack as you hike or from a device attached to the knee. Those are comparatively bulky, however.

Nano devices are tiny. The diameter and length of the wires used in the new technique are 1/5,000th and 1/25th the diameter of a human hair.

“This research will have a major impact on defense technology, environmental monitoring, biomedical sciences and even personal electronics,” said lead researcher Zhong Lin Wang, Regents’ Professor, School of Material Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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OS 3.0 will be speedy

March 27, 2009

Our good pals at TheiPhoneBlog.com (they have no idea who we are) tipped us off on some stats regarding the Safari speed of OS 3.0. And it seems that iPhone users can look forward to finding out who led the 2001 NCAA Tournament in scoring much faster than you can with OS 2.2.1. This means the idiot at the end of the bar will be squashed and embarrassed much quicker than he would have been previously.

Because as we all know, pounding your fists and yelling above the jukebox does not make Juan Dixon the top scorer of that tourney.

So anyway, here are the stats:
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App refund clause nothing new

March 26, 2009

TechCrunch, and others, reported yesterday that Apple’s new iPhone 3.0 SDK agreement could bankrupt developers. Apple’s contract states:

In the event that Apple receives any notice or claim from any end-user that: (i) the end-user wishes to cancel its license to any of the Licensed Applications within ninety (90) days of the date of download of that Licensed Application by that end-user; or (ii) a Licensed Application fails to conform to Your specifications or Your product warranty or the requirements of any applicable law, Apple may refund to the end-user the full amount of the price paid by the end-user for that Licensed Application.

In the event that Apple refunds any such price to an end-user, You shall reimburse, or grant Apple a credit for, an amount equal to the price for that Licensed Application. Apple will have the right to retain its commission on the sale of that Licensed Application, notwithstanding the refund of the price to the end.

But today, CNET says it’s “much ado about nothing.” The article is pretty lengthy, but in a nutshell:

The clause has always been in the contract. And even if someone wants a refund, it’s not easy to get. Apple will most likely replace apps that have technical problems. If you really want a refund, you will have to file something legal. You can’t complain that an app didn’t live up to your expectations.

Apple has granted some refunds although it’s a very, very small number. And the money the developer loses goes towards paying the processing transaction fees.

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New Light Writer app

March 26, 2009

From our good friends at Laan Labs (they have no idea who we are) comes a new iPhone app called “Light Writer – POV Effect.” You write a message or get a piece of clipart and then wave your arm around to create “magic.” Ok, so we aren’t entirely sure how this works, but we are curious to check it out. We easily stole from Gizmodo secretly obtained some images.

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