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iPhone Catches Fire

“Yesterday I connected my iPhone 3G to my computer’s USB port and left it to charge. Three hours later it caught fire.”


Tim Colbourne was charging his iPhone 3G from O2 when it started on fire after three hours.  His blog entry says that the fire started between the charger and the phone resulting in a few pins being melted together.  Surprising enough the iPhone still worked in perfect condition but would not charge or transfer data.  After a bit a research Tim found that another iPhone was reported to have caught on fire and was replaced free of charge by Apple.

With only two reported cases are you concerned about your iPhone catching on fire?  Leave your response in the comment section below.

Source: EngadgetMobile


2 comments March 4th, 2009

iPhone Apps Written by Nine-Year Old?

According to Reuters fourth grade student Lim Ding Wen of Singapore is writing his own applications for the iPhone.  His latest application, which got him all the attention, “Doodle Kids” allows users to draw on their iPhone with their finger.  The app has been downloaded 4,000 from the Apple iTunes Store since its launch two weeks ago.  The nine-year old says he “wrote the program from my younger sisters, who like to draw” they are aged 3 and 5.  Lim Ding Wen’s father, who also writes iPhone apps, introduced Lim to the computer at the the age of 2.  Lim has since learned six programing languages and completed 20 programming projects in his spare time.  Lim says he is currently working on a science fiction game-”Invader Wars”.

Writing applications at the age of 9 is one thing-but owning an iPhone is another. Download “Doodle Kids” for your iPhone through the Apple iTunes Store.


Source: YAHOO! News


1 comment February 6th, 2009

Apple Keyboard (concept)

This Apple Keyboard concept pictured below and featured on Blosmo charges and syncs your mobile Apple device (iPod or iPhone) by induction charge.  Six user customized OLED keys above the four directional arrows can be set to open either applications or your favorite websites, such as HowardForums and HowardChui.  Pricing for the keyboard has been set at $79.99-no word if this concept will actually be made into a reality.


2 comments January 19th, 2009

500 Million App Downloads


The Apple App Store has reached another milestone.  There are currently over 15 000  applications in the App Store avaliable for download.  Apple is reporting that 500 million applications have been downloaded since its lauch half a year ago (July 2008).

Source: Engadget Mobile


Add comment January 16th, 2009

10 Coolest iPhone Apps

The 10 Coolest iPhone Apps, according it TIME: The List Issue (December 22, 2008) are:

1. Pandora Radio
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2. AroundMe (free)
AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theater, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theater, and Taxi.

3. AP Mobile News Network
The Mobile News Network, powered by the Associated Press, helps you keep up-to-date with what’s happening anywhere, from your hometown to your favorite locale.

4. Ocarina ($0.99)
Sensitive to your breath, though and movements, Ocarina is more versatile than an actual flute.  Without any musical training you will be playing your favorite songs from Jingle Bells to Beethoven in no time.

5. Wikipanion (free)
Accessing Wikipedia has never been faster and easier than with Wikipanion, designed for easy, search, navigation and display of Wikipedia entries.

6. Adrenaline Pool Lite (free)
This award winning pool is the only online multiplayer Internet Pool game on iPhone/iPod!  You will always find hundreds of payers to play with you and chat.

7. Instapaper (free)
Great for long articles and blog posts that you find during the day and would like to read, but don’t have the time when you find them.  Save them with Instapaper, then read them when you’re commuting, in a meeting, or waiting in line.

8. NetNewsWire (free)
NetNewsWire is an RSS reader for iPhone-you can read news from the millions of weblogs and sites that publish RSS feeds.

9. iTalk (free)
WAY more than a “voice recorder”…whether you just want to recall a conversation later, or are serious about capturing the sounds around you, Griffin iTalk is the app you need for your iPhone or 2G iPod touch (2G iPod touch require Apple Stereo headset or similar compatible headset).

10. Fake Calls ($0.99)
Simulate calls with this great application!  Have you ever been in the situation where you need the perfect excuse to get out of the room or step out of an annoying conversation?  Easy: Open FakeCalls and within seconds or minutes the application will simulate a fake call.

All of the above Applications are available for download (most for free) from the Apple App Store.

The Apple iPhone 3G made TIME’s Top 10 Gadgets List placing 3rd.
It doesn’t handle e-mail as well as the cheapest BlackBerry, and as a cellphone, it’s nothing special.  But it launched the era of mobile computing.  With thousands of applications to download, taking advantage of such innovations as onboard GPS and an array of sensors, including a motion-sensing accelerometer, the iPhone can do just about everything else.

Be sure to pick up your issue of TIME: The List Issue, arriving at newsstands shortly, and read all of the Top 10 lists.

*Application descriptions from iTunes App Store.
*iPhone description and Top Ten lists from TIME magazine.


1 comment December 19th, 2008

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