Girl Performs Poker Face On 4 iPhones

Posted By Ben Goulding, 5 April, 2010 | permalink

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This girl has got some serious iPhone playing skills. Watch her perform Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ using various features on the iPhone.

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Top 7 Fun But Pointless iPhone Apps

Posted By Ben Goulding, 22 March, 2010 | permalink

iPhone apps are great. Like they say, “there’s an app for just about anything”. Well that’s very true, but sometimes application developers come up with some really stupid ideas. Here are 7 of the best pointless iPhone apps that we still love to download.

#1 – iSnort

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Okay kids, this app is not cool but at least it’s better than doing the real thing. iSnort makes it appear that you are cutting up coke and snorting it. The makers say “Go on.. give it a toot… it’s virtually addictive”. Alternatively you could do something more useful and sensible with your £5, like throw it down the drain.


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iDo: The First Apple Wedding

Posted By Ben Goulding, 22 February, 2010 | permalink

An Apple obsessed couple have become the first to get married inside an apple store.

Josh and Ting Li, from New York, tied the knot at 12.01 on Valentine’s Day, in the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue. The ceremony was dominated with Apple products and references to the technology giant.

Their priest was dressed as Steve Jobs, they read their vows from iPhones, and the rings were tied to a ribbon wrapped around a first generation iPod.

Part of their vows included a passage from the Apple CEO that said: “You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down.”

Mrs Ling, dressed in a strapless wedding dress, had her vows written on a card that said “I love you more than this” followed by a picture of an iPhone.

Let’s not even get started on the honeymoon…


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Robot Playing Rockband on iPhone

Posted By Ben Goulding, 2 November, 2009 | permalink

Now this may slightly take the fun out of the game, but one geek has created a robot which can play ‘Rockband’ on the iPhone.

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For all the details about how it works and how it was made, take a visit to OhBowz. There are labelled pictures and diagrams, as well as an explanation on all the techy stuff, which I can’t even begin to comprehend.


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Best Apple iPhone Costume Ever!

Posted By Ben Goulding, 26 October, 2009 | permalink

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This has got to be the best costume ever – a real life, walking iPhone.

Reko Rivera and John Savio created the walking iPhone which has a 42″ display and 1.5 hours of Battery Life. On top of this, the “real” iPhone can charge when connected to the USB on the display.

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iPhone App Can Drive Your Car

Posted By Ben Goulding, 26 October, 2009 | permalink

German researchers have developed an iPhone application that allows motorists to drive a car using their mobile phone.

iDriver converts your iPhone into a real-life video game controller capable of steering and directing a vehicle, as well as controlling it’s acceleration and braking.

Take a look at it in action:

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10 Best Things We’ll Say to Our Grandkids

Posted By Ben Goulding, 22 September, 2009 | permalink

Future GrandkidsHere’s a nice post I saw on Wired, about the 10 best things we’ll say to our grandkids.

1. Back in my day, we only needed 140 characters.

2. There used to be so much snow up here, you could strap a board to your feet and slide all the way down.

3. Televised contests gave cash prizes to whoever could store the most data in their head.

4. Well, the screens were bigger, but they only showed the movies at certain times of day.

5. We all had one, but nobody actually used it. Come to think of it, I bet my LinkedIn profile is still out there on the Web somewhere.
6. 英語曾經是統治語言。 瘋狂,哼? *

7. Our bodies were made of meat and supported by little sticks of calcium.

8. You used to keep files right on your computer, and you had to go back to that same computer to access them!

9. Is that the new iPhone 27G? Got multitasking yet?

10. I just can’t get used to this darn vat-grown steak. Texture ain’t right.

* Translation: “English used to be the dominant language. Crazy, huh?”

Some of the things we do seem very strange when you come think about it. Meat and calcium, hmmm.

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LEAKED: New iPhone Commercial

Posted By Ben Goulding, 28 August, 2009 | permalink

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There seems to be an app for just about anything, although sometimes it might be better if there wasn’t.


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Apple Bans Dictionary Application Over Swear Words

Posted By Ben Goulding, 6 August, 2009 | permalink

Ninjawords, an iPhone dictionary application has been rejected by Apple as it included definitions for swear words.

Ninja Words

Apple refused to approve the app unless the creators removed the “objectionable” words. Matchstick Software, the developers of Ninjawords complied with Apple’s requirements and removed the swear words. It is now available to download from the iTunes store, but only to users over 17 as Apple still deems it still unsuitable for younger audiences. Huh?

It’s nice to see Apple finally taking a stance on potentially offensive applications, however, compared to some of the apps they have approved, this one wears a halo.


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Humanoid Robot With iPhone 3GS Head

Posted By Ben Goulding, 28 July, 2009 | permalink

One robot developer has programmed an iPhone 3GS to function as the brain and face of a miniature humanoid robot.

The robot, named Robochan is connected to the iPhone via the dock connector.

Robochan’s functions:

  • change its face
  • dance with playing music
  • wake up alarm with body motion
  • interaction with its body
  • teach and playback.

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iPhone App Tracks Sex Offenders

Posted By Ben Goulding, 28 July, 2009 | permalink

Sex Offenders ApplicationAn application available to download on the iPhone and iPod Touch is able alert the owner to nearby sex offenders.

The technology, which is only available in the US, uses data from the sex offenders register, which is freely available online and processes it to produce a visual display of nearby offenders.

The application, created by ThinAir Wireless is called Offender Locater and is available to download from the iTunes store or directly off the iPhone.

The application uses GPS technology to pinpoint the user’s location and then provides a map of sex offenders in the local area. The user can then tap on one of the pins to view a photograph of the offender, their address, their date of birth and a list of their convictions.

The application is kind of neat, but kind of scary at the same time. Knowing that you’ve had ‘X’ number of sex offenders lurking right next to you all that time and you’d been oblivious to it is slightly worrying.

What are your thoughts? Is this a useful piece of technology which enhances our safety, or is it just putting fear in our minds when there was none before?


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School Shootings iPhone App Approved By Apple

Posted By Ben Goulding, 20 July, 2009 | permalink

Zombie School. Image: techcrunchAn iPhone application that promotes school shootings has been approved by Apple.

iPhone applications are available to download through the iTunes store or directly off the cellphone itself, however this isn’t the first time Apple has struck controversy over its application acceptance policy.

This Zombie School application lets users turn their classmates or teachers into zombies and then gives them the option of using a machine gun, bow or grenades to kill them. Surely Apple should have noticed that this was not in good taste…

This is not a joking matter and Apple should show some maturity and common sense here. What message does this send out to the millions of children who have access to this application? Sort yourself out Apple.


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When The iPhone Met The PlayStation

Posted By Ben Goulding, 7 July, 2009 | permalink

Who’d have thought it…two of the most popular gadgets in history come together…an iPhone case in the shape on an original Playstation. Perhaps the coolest case for an iPhone in the world.

iPhone Meets PlayStation

The case is available for $20, from megastore Esty, with the controller being an extra $7. Clearly, this is quite a price for an iPhone case, but have ever you seen a cooler one?

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