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textPlus brings free and unlimited messaging to the iPhone and iPod touch. You can even have group text conversations with all of your friends! Scott Lahman, CEO and co-founder of GOGII says “textPlus for iPhone and iPod touch brings mor efun, social and useful functionality to text and is the first step toward what we believe is the future of messaging.” Read more…
iPump FitnessBuilder, containing 400 complete workouts and 4,000 exercise images and videos, is now available through iTunes.
It’s the largest library of exercise images and videos and can be used on an iPhone or iPod touch. There’s a “next workout” function that allows a logical progression of workouts, contributing to a consistent plan.
“FitnessBuilder creates the atmosphere of having a personal trainer in your pocket,” says Craig Schlossberg, co-founder of PumpOne. “Its unique selection features allows users to choose exercises based on fitness goal, body part, and equipment available – taking the guesswork out of working out.”
mophie earlier this week unveiled it’s Juice Pack battery charger for the iPod Touch 2G.
The battery pack easily slips around your iPod Touch 2G and includes a rechargeable lithium polymer battery adding more than 42 hours of audio playback and 7 hours of video playback. Read more…
Tunewear recently announced the release of three new products for the iPhone and various iPods now available on the market. The new products are as follows:
Tunemax Car Charger: This versatile charger is able to recharge a variety of devices, including the iPhone, iTouch, mobile devices and hand-held video games. The car charger can be inserted into 12V outlet in the car and connected to the devices via a USB port.
PRIE Slim iPod case: This leather carrying case is designed for the iPod nano 4G. It is made of high-quality nappa leather and protects the iPod from dirt and scratches.
PRIE Ambassador: This is also a leather carrying case designed for the iPod nano 4G. This case also features a hook that can be used to attach the device to a lanyard or a belt, or can be used as a stand.
Ten One Design, LLC, a New York based design firm specializing in mobile accessories, recently announced that its Pogo Stylus is fully compatible with the newest iPod Touch and iPhone models from Apple. The Pogo stylus is the world’s first stylus that is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
The tip of the stylus uses considerably less surface area than a fingertip, which makes navigating the user interface of the iPhone or iPod Touch easier. The stylus is particularly useful for people with long fingernails or large fingers that find it hard to use touch-screen devices, and prevents the screen from getting dirty or smudged by fingerprints. The Pogo Stylus also comes with a Travel Clip hat attaches to the iPhone and iPod Touch to keep the stylus in place.
The Pogo Stylus is available for approximately $20. More information, visit www.tenonedesign.com.
Griffin Technology has just announced the availability of a new application for the iPhone, iPhone 3G and the iPod Touch. Lucky 7 Slots, a Vegas-style slot machine game, is offered exclusively though Apple’s App Store and iTunes.
Lucky 7 Slots is the second in a series of applications that Griffin Technology will be making available through the Apple App Store. The applications are also available to download directly onto the iPhone or via iTunes.
The game play of Lucky 7 Slots is simple – just place a bet to start playing. The machine starts the game with 1000 credits and allows players to use between one to three credits a spin. When a player is finished, Lucky 7 Slots keeps track of the winnings.
The Lucky 7 Slot game is priced at $1.99 and is now available for download at Apple’s App Store.
Intego, a company that specializes in developing Internet security and privacy software for Macs, just announced the release of its new malware protection program for the iPhone and the iPod touch. VirusBarrier X5 10.5.3. is an update to the anti virus software that the Macworld calls ‘the gold standard’, according to a press release from the company.
Users of the iPhone and the iPod touch can download and install applications onto their devices, increasing the risk of malware infection. The VirusBarrier X5 an scan the iPhone or the iPod Touch for malware , and is the only anti virus software that can eradicate viruses from these devices. To scan the iPod Touch or the iPhone, users much connect the device to their Mac and then scan it with the antivirus program.
The risk of malware infections increases with the number of applications a user downloads. Users that ‘jailbreak’, or unlock, their phones can download even more applications and be at greater risk. When a user jailbreaks their phone, they are able to download applications other than the ones available on Apple App store. The iPhone 2.0 has already been jailbroken, but there is no official word on a code that will jailbreak the iPhone 3G. There are, however, videos available online of a iPhone 3G jailbroken by a group called the Apple Dev Team.
This week, mStation, an iPod accessory company, announced the release of its mophie juice pack battery extender product for the iPod Touch.
The juice pack comes pre-charged and is ready for use straight out of the package. The product houses a rechargeable lithium polymer battery within a comfort-grip case with a non-slip finish. The juice pack provides users with up to an additional 7 hours of video playback and 30 hours of audio playback. The product also features 4 LED ‘charge status’ indicator, as well as a mini USB connector to sync with the iPod Touch and to recharge the battery pack.
The mophie juice pack for iPod Touch is available for approximately $100, and will be available in Apple Stores in August.
If nothing else, Belkin holds up to its promise of creating a stylish case for the already sleek iPod Touch. The slim leather case covers the entirety of the iPod Touch, while still allowing access to the screen, hold switch and dock connector. The case also comes with a thin, clear plastic sticker to put on the screen of your iPod Touch to prevent scratching, while still allowing you to use the full capabilities of the touch screen. The case is very visually appealing – the particular one I used was black leather with white stitching.
While Belkin’s iPod Touch case does an excellent job of protecting the device, not all of its features are worthwhile. The packaging of the product accentuates the “secure Velcro strap attachment” the case has, but it’s not really worth anything. The strap attachment is too small for a belt, and is really only suitable if you want to have your iPod Touch hanging off your key chain. I often use my iPod while working out or walking long distances in the city, so when I’m looking for a case I want it to be able to stay securely in place while I’m moving around. The case doesn’t provide that at all, but, as previously mentioned, its going more for style than for practicality. Read more…
Griffin Technologies, a Mac and PC accessory manufacturing and design company, announced the release of their new WindowSeat car mount for the iPhone and iPod touch.
The WindowSeat mounts an iPhone or an iPod touch on the windshield or dashboard of a car, and can be adjusted to the driver’s eye-level. The WidowSeat allows users to have quick access to maps, directions, controls, and other content of the iPhone and iPod touch.
The device comes with two mounting methods: a suction cup for easy mounting on a windshield, and an adhesive pad that allows the suction pad to work on vinyl and other surfaces. The WindowSeat also includes an audio cable for playing the device directly through a car stereo.
The WindowSeat is priced at $29.99, and is now available for shipping (it cannot be found in retail stores), and can be ordered at www.griffintechnology.com.