Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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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.

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Visit us at IronInkMedia.com

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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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New iPhone 4G

February 3, 2009

Just when you thought you had the coolest, baddest cell phone, Apple goes and knocks you down a peg. They do it with other stuff too. They’ve been doing it to me since 1999, when I got one of the first G4’s. I was hell on wheels with that thing. It wasn’t until 2006 that I regained dominance with my dual-dual 2.66 Ghz Mac Pro. And then of course, that’s not as dominant now.

So anyway, here are some specs on the new iPhone 4G. I know people rag on Apple for this or that….but c’mon, this thing is tits. I have an original iPhone and still love it. Not sure how I’ll convince myself to spend the dough on this, but I’m sure I will. But if it’s between getting a new iPhone, or upgrading my center channel to Anthony Gallo’s new Strada Center, I think the speaker is going to win.

Some features: Titanium and glass design; OLED screen; 3G data speed; True GPS; iChat Camera; Removable Battery; Standard headphone jack; 3.2 Mega pixel camera; video capable; messaging light; 32 GB capacity.

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Don’t forget to upgrade to 2.2.1

January 28, 2009

Just a reminder to sync up your iPhone and get the latest OS, which is 2.2.1. However, PC World warns us not to get too excited about the first update since last November’s huge 2.2 upgrade. This update is mostly fixing glitches, but we’re fine with that. Not every update has to be rocket surgery.

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iPhone to get global flat-fee voice service

January 26, 2009

International travelers rejoice! Coming soon to the iPhone app store is Vo-Fi from DeFi Mobile. It’s an application that will allow you to have flat-fee voice service on Wi-Fi. This is perfect when traveling abroad so you don’t get nailed with huge fees.

If you download the app, you get 101 free minutes of talk time. After that – you guessed it! – you have to pay. You can upgrade to DeFi Global Access for $40-$50 month.

And if you don’t want to pay, you can continue to talk for free with other DeFi users, or by using Skype or Google Talk. Unless Skype and Google Talk (never used either) are total crap, just use those.

It doesn’t say how much the app will cost to download and I have neither the time nor the inclination to find out. You’ll be ok.

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iPhone downloads continue to spike

January 19, 2009

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Apple recently announced that to date, iPhone users have downloaded a total of 500 million apps, which means that per-day downloads have nearly doubled since early December. That’s insane.

The current per-day rate is 4.76 million downloads. Again…insane for such a new product.