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‘Two is better than one’

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‘It Begins’

As much as I disdain Verizon Wireless, I have to admit I’ve always enjoyed their commercials. I hope they sell millions.

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BoxWave Keyboard Buddy Case for iPhone 4

One of the top complaints about the iPhone that Apple cannot address fully with iOS updates has been its lack of a physical keyboard. When iOS 4 was rolled out in June, Bluetooth keyboard support was enabled and gave iPhone users the option of pairing a hardware keyboard with Apple’s darling. I, particularly, have been waiting for a quality landscape-oriented, slide-out keyboard case to try out — and although solutions exist — none have managed to pique my interest. Enter BoxWave’s Keyboard Buddy Case for iPhone 4.

This thing looks mighty impressive — solid, slim, and stylish. If the ergonomics and balance of the Keyboard Buddy can match its form, it might even be worth its $70 price tag. BoxWave starts shipping its Keyboard Buddy Case on December 14, but those anxious to Droidify their iPhones can pre-order now at the link below.

Source: BoxWave via Engadget

Google Goggles integrated in Google Mobile App for iPhone

It was late this summer that we learned that Google Goggles was coming to the iPhone. With the latest version of Google Mobile App hitting the App Store today, Goggles functionality is finally available for iOS.

Google Mobile App already enabled users to search via voice, current location, or traditional text. Now, with Google Goggles support, the app also allows users to search the web using pictures. Simply tap the camera button in the app and take a snapshot. Google will then do its best to match your picture to relevant search criteria.

The Glif: a kickstand/camera mount worthy of your iPhone 4

It’s no secret that the iPhone 4 takes great pictures and video and is equally adept at viewing them, but I often find myself in positions where I wish I could attach it to a tripod or prop it up. Given the iPhone 4’s beautiful design, however, I am reluctant to pair it with just any accessory. Enter the Glif.

Glif is a ‘labor of love of just two individuals,’ Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost of New York City, who ‘realized the iPhone 4 is literally the best camera we’ve ever owned.’ It is a striking design that derives its name from its unique shape and matches its elegant form with a surprising array of function. Glif doubles as both a camera mount for standard tripods as well as a kickstand that can prop up the iPhone 4 at an angle. Judging by the video, it seems to do both splendidly.

Glif has a $10,000 funding goal on Kickstarter which they surpassed yesterday and have now nearly quadrupled with over 1500 backers. If you would like to contribute, you can still do so here. A pledge of only $20 will get you your very own injection-molded Glif as soon as production starts, not to mention the warm, fuzzy feeling you get funding two guys who had a great idea that is about to become reality.

Sources: The Glif via Gizmodo

iPhone 4 free case program ends September 30

iPhone 4 antenna issues got you down? There’s an app for that — but only until September 30. Apple has reevaluated the program, and has decided to discontinue it stating that ‘the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought.’ I have to agree, although it is a very real, easily reproducible phenomenon. In practice, I have yet to experience any dropped calls or diminished data speeds in using the iPhone 4 as is. I’ve also noticed that the majority of people I have seen with the phone don’t use a case — and seem perfectly happy with it.

Even still, I’m not one to turn down a free Bumper and neither should you. Other options exist if Apple’s ‘uncase’ is not to your liking. If you’re interested, you can download Apple’s case program app in the App Store, but come October 1, you’ll have to direct antenna-related inquiries to AppleCare — they’ll still be providing free cases for those with issues. The return policy reverts to normal on the first as well.

Source: Apple via Gizmodo

iOS 4.1 ready for download, adds Game Center, HDR photos

iOS 4.1 is up on iTunes. Enjoy!