fancy being james bond? well, now you can take a step closer to your dream by donning your iPhone 4 with this Vapor 007 Extreme Metal case from Elementcase. this limited edition, serialized iPhone 4 case is raw machined with hand brushed grain, befitting a top (ever cool) secret agent. brushed aluminum is not exactly tactical or stealthy in looks, but it certainly goes well with your black tuxedo and impressing your beautiful date in the process. neat huh? Continue reading ELEMENTCASE Vapor 007 & AR15-V extreme metal case for iPhone 4
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i want one of this! ok, i know there are a lot of things that i want but you can’t blame me, these babies are simply too irresistible! the guys who brought you ZIKMU Parrot wireless speakers designed by Philippe Starck, now brings you the Parrot AR.Drone, a WIFI iPhone-controlled RC flyer. on the first glance, the AR.Drone looks like something that came out of the US Army Air Force Recon Base. the AR.Drone is by no means child’s play. in case you are not quite a RC flyer like myself, the AR.Drone is packed with technology advancement which allows it to fly itself. don’t believe? Continue reading A.R.Drone: iPhone-controlled RC flyer
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only 52 of these ultrabike will be available worldwide. get this right, that is not even 1 bike per country. acquire one of this and you will become part of the exclusive Sheene 52 club. each Icon Sheen is hand-built and custom to your build and specifications, so no two bikes are the same. how’s that for exclusivity, asides for the limited production numbers? with a hand-built 1400cc Suzuki turbocharged engine pushing out 250 screaming horse power to it’s rear wheel, the Icon Sheene definitely lives up to its name and a worthy tribute to the late Barry Sheene. hardware specs aside, each bike is hand-painted with an image of a playing card which differs from bike to bike as a deck of cards has 52 in all. the artist responsible is Mike Fairholme, the man who painted Sheene’s own helmets. exclusive Icon Sheene helmets, painted by Mike Fairholme, is also available optionally to owners of Icon Sheene. another point up for exclusivity.
visit Icon Sheene website.
i have became a fan of this innovative fan. a whole new way of cooling yourself without the danger of rotating blades. i’m certain this is going to revolutionize the fan industry minus the ‘revolution’, if you know what i mean. the initial models are desk-based and now Dyson has a new floor-standing model, the AM02. priced at US$499.00, the AM02 is based on the same principle of drawing air from the base and churning air out through the thin aperture on the rim of the fan, amplifying it up to 18 times in the process. these technology eliminates the traditional choppy air produced by conventional rotating blades fan. apart from the technology behind the Air Multiplier fans, it has space-age design which looks like part of the props from a sci-fi movie set. Continue reading Dyson Air Multiplier™ – fans without blades
i have not try this out yet but it certainly sounds like an unified inbox. or close. security issues aside, this is a great idea. we can check multiple email accounts (of different providers) via our email client, but online? Windows Live Hotmail has the answer. you can now check your SingNet, Yahoo! Mail, GMAIL and of course, your Hotmail in one log in. saving you the hassle of logging into separate accounts. i am sure we will asking about security issues, especially when it is Microsoft. how safe is it? will it make life easier for hacker? now that the hacker can access to all your email accounts by just getting into one. hmmm. no? in anyway, i suppose this will be a common practice eventually when cloud-computing becomes a norm. there’s also competition from portable devices such as smartphone and iPad, which already offers unified inbox.
more info @ Windows Live.
actually this happens yesterday (October 6th, 2010). i had a few apps updates on my iPhone 4 and Google Mobile App was one of them. finally, Google Googles is part of the Googles Mobile App for iPhone. i have tried the augmented reality on Nexus One for a couple of months and now, i am excited to find out how well Google Goggles works on the iPhone. if you have Google Mobile App already, and it has been updated, just activate the Google Goggles by tapping the camera button. you won’t miss it. as with the Google Googles on Android devices, this feature works well with landmarks, logos (brands), books, DVDs, barcode et cetera. when you first activates the Google Goggles, it brings you to a short ‘tutorial’ and in it, it highlights the fact that Goggles “probably won’t work with… animals, furniture, apparel” (as with the Android version). note: when using Googles Goggles on Nexus One, the camera’s bottom screen will indicate what are the available businesses or landmarks in the direction you are pointed in but that doesn’t happen on the iPhone version. it’s a shame cos’ it is a rather useful feature. hope to see it in future update(s).
*you can still view the short tutorial again by going to Settings > Google Goggles > Tutorial 🙂
check out some screenshots of my test search using Google Goggles on iPhone:
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since 3G, iPhone with OS version 2.0 and above has the ability to take screenshots. the capability comes in handy when you need to capture screen of error messages, or getting a screenshot of your game. to take a screenshot, just press the HOME button and the ON/OFF button simultaneously. if done correctly, the screen will flash and you will also hear a camera-click sound, and the screenshot image will be saved to the iPhone’s Camera Roll. you can then download this via iPhoto or simply send the screenshot via email to yourself. easy.
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iOS 4’s multitasking capability has made sending multiple images or photos via email on iPhone very simple. here’s how you can do it:
Step 1. go to Photos app, select the first image/photo you want to send. tap, hold the image/photo and tap on the ‘Copy‘ option that pops out
Step 2. quit Photos app by clicking HOME button once. go to your Mail app and go ahead to compose a new mail message
Step 3. tap and hold (till the magnifying glass appears) and select ‘Paste‘ from the pop-up option
Step 4. double click your HOME button to bring up the background program, your Photos app should be there. select it.
Step 5. choose the 2nd image/photo you want to send, tap, hold the image/photo and then select Copy.
Step 6. double click your HOME button to bring up the background program, your Mail app should be there. select it.
Step 7. scroll down to the blank space below the first image, tap and hold, select ‘Paste‘ from the pop-up options.
above steps are based on the assumption that you had your email set-up on your iPhone. these steps show the process of sending 2 images/photos, if you need to send more just repeat Step 4 to 7. if your image file size is too big, you will be given 3 options of file size to send. just go with the one that suits your requirement. but do watch out your data limit, just in case.
DODOcase, the maker of the Made-by-Hand iPad case, has a messenger bag added to their inventory which is tailored to fit your iPad with the DODOcase. the bag is built in collaboration with a San Francisco based company, Rickshaw Bags. made from rugged Cordura brand nylon materials, which was woven in United States and the bag manufactured in San Francisco. so this is a pure 100% Made in USA item. with a padded pocket to fit your DODOcase clad iPad, and leaving you plenty of room for other miscellaneous items. standard features include quick-adjust shoulder strap, velcro flap closure, 2 built-in pen holders, quick d-rings for cross strap attachment. Continue reading DODObag messenger for iPad by Rickshaw Bags