HzO Waterproofs your iPhone

Posted by iPHi under Apple Related, Iphone News on Monday Jan 16, 2012

HzO has finalized its “WaterBlock” technology and it debuted last week at the Consumer Electronics Show. This waterproofs your phone and allows it to be fully functional while in any kind of liquid. According to a post on PCWorld.com, “the technology isn’t intended for prolonged exposure under water, rather as a way to protect products when they’re accidentally dropped in the toilet or the bath, for instance. But the demonstration showed that the devices can, in fact, keep running for hours when submerged, and the company says they can safely be used while lounging in the pool or in the rain.”

The waterproofing process uses a vacuum chamber that sucks all of the air out of the device, and then pumps in a gas that seeps into the device. The gas has a waterproof material that rests on all the inside surfaces, which gives it a very, very thin protective coating. So, instead of this being a waterproof case that goes on the outside of the device, the inside of the device is waterproof.

Check out the video below to see the demonstration!

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Sprint To Carry iPhone 5

Posted by iPHi under Apple Related, iPhone 5, Sprint on Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

A report in the Wall Street Journal says Sprint will begin selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October.   There hasn’t been an offical annoucement from Apple or Sprint.  The Wall Street Journal is citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter.  For the full read in the WSJ click here.

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Wimbledon iPhone App

Posted by iPHi under Apple Related, Applications, Iphone News on Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

If you’re a tennis fan, then I have the perfect app for you. As you know, Wimbledon is currently going on, and if you can’t get away from the office to see the matches, this app will make it a lot easier to keep up on what’s going on with your favorite players.

As you can see from the picture, the app has many different ways to keep you updated. There’s a news section, a section that gives scores of matches that are finished and the ones that are currently going on, a schedule, video and photos, player profiles, and many more things! The app even has a place where you can listen to live Wimbledon Radio.  Also, if you’re a big enough tennis fan to make the trip to England, the app offers some extra tips and knowledge to use while you’re there.

The app is available at the app store for free- so go download it now!

 

 
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Just before the WWDC, Walmart announced that they will be offering the iPhone 4 for $147- a $52 difference from Apple’s $199 price tag! Walmart is offering this deal for both the black and white versions of the iPhone 4. Of course, you have to sign up for a 2-year contract with either AT&T or Verizon in order to get this price for an iPhone 4.

This deal is available in “select stores” until June 30, according to Walmart.

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In an article I found on the website All Things Digital (www.allthingsd.com) Apple sheds a little light on why there was a delay in releasing the white iPhone 4.  Here is a piece from that article:

“It was challenging,” Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller said during a joint interview with CEO Steve Jobs. “It’s not as simple as making something white. There’s a lot more that goes into both the material science of it–how it holds up over time…but also in how it all works with the sensors.”

For a full read of the article click here

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Smart Case for iPad 2

Posted by iPHi under Apple Related, Tablets on Sunday Mar 13, 2011

On Friday, Apple released the iPad 2. Also released on the same day was the Smart Case for the iPad 2. The Smart Case is a cover for the iPad 2 that was developed to work just with the iPad 2. It attaches to the iPad 2 with magnets and protects the screen.  But it’s not just a cover. It’s a stand for using the keyboard and FaceTime. When you cover the iPad with the Smart Case, the case puts the iPad to sleep, and when you take the cover off, the iPad wakes up. If you go to Apple’s website, you can see everything the Smart Case can do.

You can order the Smart Case from the Apple Store now. It comes in 10 colors- 5 made of polyurethane colors and 5 made of leather. The polyurethane cases are $39 and the
leather cases are $69.

Here’s a video so you can see just how awesome this case really is.

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Today the Verizon iPhone 4 became available!  For all you new Verizon iPhone 4 users you better take a close look at your insurance options to insure your iPhone 4.  Verizon offers an insurance plan but will charge you $10.99 per month and if you file a claim you’ll be charge with a whopping $199 deductible.  This is crazy expensive and not worth the money.

Worth Ave. Group will protect your iPhone 4 against accidental damage (includes drops/cracked screens/liquid submersion), theft, vandalism, fire, flood, natural disasters and power surge due to lightning.  They provide worldwide replacement cost coverage.  If you file a claim they will send you money to repair your iPhone or to buy a new one.  For all of this they will charge you less than $7 a month and if you file a claim your deductible will be just $50!  I’m no mathmatician but it’s easy to see which iPhone 4 insurance plan is the best option.  My iPhone 4 is covered by Worth Ave. Group and so should yours.

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