Sunday, July 11, 2010

My Go To #top_5_iPhone Apps at the moment

#1: Facebook
Great on the go app. Does what its supposed to without many limitations compared to the computer version. The only thing you can't really do is play Facebook games from this app. But do you really expect to be able to play games from within an app? So no complaints about this app.

#2: Twitter
Twitter finally put out their own twitter application. Before, my go to twitter app was Eckofon Pro. The nice thing about the official twitter app is it does all the things you would expect from a pro version of a similar app but for free.

#3: eBay
If you like finding deals online, you like to shop on eBay like me. I never buy cellphone or computer accessories at retail price. If you need a USB cable or a new leather case for your new phone, go on eBay and pick it up for a third of the price.

#4: Words With Friends
Great free game that is very similar to scrabble. Challenge your friends. The only drawback of this game is the loading time of the ads but most people take a few minutes in between moves anyway so the ads aren't that bad making it not necessary to buy the ad free version.

#5: Angry Birds
At $0.99, you can't go wrong with this game. Hours of game play for only a dollar. There are 4 sections of puzzles with approximately 140 levels per section.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

White #iPhone4 Pictures

The infamous white iPhone 4. For more info go to the iPhone blog. They have the details. 

- Joel

#iPhone4 Griffin Reveal Case Side by side #iPhone3GS Griffin Elan Form Cases

So I just got my new Griffin Reveal case in the mail and thought I would tell you a little about what I thought about it so far. I personally really like the product that Griffin puts out for the iPhone. As you can see there isn't a substantial size difference between the iPhone 4 on the left and the iPhone 3GS with a Griffin Elan form case on the right. In hand however, you can feel the size difference. I really like the squared flat surface that the new iPhone 4 has compared to the rounded back of the iPhone 3GS. The Griffin Reveal case is made out of a solid piece of clear plastic for the back so you can see all of the great awesomeness of Apple engineering. The outside edge is made out of a strong flexible rubber. You stretch the rubber slightly to let the iPhone slip in and then it locks into place. The rubber lip extends slightly above the screen giving it a slight buffer from contact on the ground if your iPhone were ever to sit face down.

Here is the side view of the two cases. The iPhone 3GS has the nice rounded edges. It grips will with the pleather like material on the back. Both iPhones have Zagg Invisible Shield Screen protectors on them. I've been sold on Zagg's product line. You can see both cases offer cut outs for the the mute function button. The Reveal case does cover up the volume up and volume down buttons as well as covers up the top button on the iPhone. Another nice thing about these cases is that they do seem to alleviate the "death grip" reception problem. It feels nice in your hand and it doesn't feel like its going to slip or fall out. Plus you have the security in knowing that if it does fall, your investment will have a barrier in place to protect it from scratches.

Here is the side view that I was talking about. You can see that the iPhone 4 only has the ring/vibrate button exposed while the iPhone 3GS has the volume rocker buttons completely available. This minor detail doesn't seem to affect the ability to change the volume as the case is soft enough to push the buttons with no problems. I do like the seamless look of the iPhone 4 case. The two piece case of the iPhone 3GS does make for easy cleaning of dust and lint.

Here is the rear view of the case. The wet looking streaks are the Zagg Invisible Shield rear cover sticking to the clear plastic in the back of the Griffin case. This clear case will probably look really good with a white iPhone 4 as well. I'm not sure how long its going to stay scratch free though so we'll just have to wait and see. Packaging on the right is simple enough. Shipping was fairly prompt. I did have to wait for UPS to deliver on a second attempt but that was due to requiring a signature and I wasn't home.

Well that pretty much sums it up with comparing my two primary cases for both my phones. Any questions, feel free to ask and I'll be more than happy to answer them.

Apple iPhone 4 / iPhone 4G Crystal Clear CaseApple iPhone 4 / iPhone 4G Crystal Clear Case - SmokeSonix Snap Slim Case for iPhone 4 -(Black)ZAGG invisibleSHIELD for Apple iPhone 4 (Full Body)

Monday, July 5, 2010

$20,000 #iPhone4?

Are you baller enough? Saw this on Diamond encrusted white iPhone 4. Considering the white iPhone 4s aren't even out yet, this would be a very hot item. I'm not sure even the rich and famous will shell out the money for this ridiculous phone. I could buy a nice car for $20k. Several are joking that the diamonds give better reception. Wouldn't it be terrible if you had no reception while using this phone because you refuse to put a bumper on it? Will there be a clear bumper for this white diamond phone? I'm also surprised that there aren't diamonds on the front face of the iPhone as well. Until next time.

- Joel via iPhone

Friday, July 2, 2010

Having #iPhone4 reception issues?

So apparently apple released a statement that the mass reported signal reception problem was due to a reception strength display equation. They also went on the record to say all phones suffer from signal strength loss when users hold them but they're usually only 1 bar and not as dramatic that have been seen with the iPhone4. So basically what they're saying is that due to a faulty math equation, the iPhone4 is showing a higher signal then it actually has. So once the call is initiated the call loses more strength because the signal strength wasn't that strong to begin with. They also said that they will be releasing a new software update with AT&T's new signal strength equation. We'll see if it helps.

Until next time,

- Joel via iPhone