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Refurb iPhones May Contain User Data, iPhone vs. BlackBerry Bold, New Napster MP3 Store, and More

This Week's iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2008.05.23

Mac notebook and other portable computing is covered in The 'Book Review, and general Mac news is in Mac News Review.

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Refurbished iPhones May Contain Previous Users' Personal Data

iPhone Atlas reports:

"iPhones sold as refurbished units may contain personal data from their previous owners that, with a little leg-work, is readily accessible by new owners. These data include email, images, contacts and more.

"As previously noted, performing a 'Restore' operation on the iPhone does not delete personal data from the device. Such information remain intact on the device after a restore, making the process unsuitable as a preparatory measure for iPhone resale or service. Apparently, Apple's refurbishing procedure also does not delete the personal data."

Link: Refurbished iPhones May Contain Other Users' Personal Data

How to Properly Erase Your iPhone

iPhone Alley's Chris Barylick says:

"Earlier in the week, a story hit the wires discussing how an Oregon state police officer was able to retrieve the e-mail, photos and other personal information left behind by the previous owner of a refurbished iPhone. Though the officer was using forensics software, the data remained retrievable.

"The guys at Securosis have posted a guide as to a process they're working on to ensure that all personal information is overwritten."

Link: How To: Properly Erasing Your iPhone

How to 'Format' an iPhone to Clear Your Data Completely

Engadget's Nilay Patel reports:

"We briefly mentioned using junk data to overwrite the the iPhone's flash as a last-ditch method of securely clearing off your user data yesterday, and although we were half-joking, that's more or less your only option until Apple provides a proper secure erase feature. Security researcher Rich Mogull has helpfully laid out the steps for you, and they're basically what you'd expect...."

Link: How to 'Format' an iPhone to Clear Your Data Completely

The Real Story Behind AT&Ts 'iPhone Insurance'

CrunchGear's Greg Kumparak reports:

"Good news for those of you that get angry and smash lose your PDA on a regular basis: AT&T is planning to expand their insurance options to include PDAs come June 2nd, 2008....

"Contrary to some reports, these options will not cover the iPhone."

Link: The Real Story Behind AT&Ts 'iPhone Insurance'

Canadian iPhone May Offer $7/Month Data

Electronista reports:

"The Canadian iPhone is set to be launched in June and will potentially have the least expensive data plan of any carrier announced to date, Electronista has heard."

"...The sources claim that the iPhone will qualify for Rogers' $7 on-device browsing plan, which currently allows all phones offered by Rogers (excepting BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices) to access the web as much as they like through the carrier's officially-sanctioned browser."

Link: Canadian iPhone in June with $7 Data

Anatomy of a Rumor: The Atom-powered Newton iPhone

Apple 2.0's Philip Elmer-DeWitt says:

"As Winston Churchill might have put it, an Apple rumor can fly halfway around the world before truth has a chance to get its boots on.

"Case in point: the iPhone mini-tablet story that broke Wednesday afternoon in Germany.

"It started with a bad computer an English translation of a sloppy dispatch in the German language version of ZDnet. Under the headline 'iPhone kommt mit größerem Display und Intel Atom,' ZD Net.de reported on a speech given by Intel Germany CEO Hannes Schwaderer in Munich. The key passage, as machine-translated, edited and re-broadcast by MacRumors:

"As part of an Intel event for the 40th birthday of the semiconductor company at Munich's BMW World, Germany managing director Hannes Schwaderer confirmed today what has long been a rumor on the Internet: namely, that there is an iPhone with Intel's new Atom chip. The device is slightly larger than the current version, Schwaderer said. That is not, however, because of the Intel chip, but because of the larger display used in the new iPhone....

Photoshop mock-up of Atom-powered Newton

"The only trouble with all of this is that it's not true...."

Link: Anatomy of a Rumor: The Atom-powered Newton iPhone

Mobile Phones Cause Bad Behavior in Kids

Register Hardware's James Sherwood reports:

"If the kids are misbehaving then don't blame their E number intake, because it could be your fault - or your missus' - for chatting too long on mobile phones during pregnancy.

"That's the finding of a study into the behaviour of children up to age seven, born of 13,159 mums in Denmark in the late 1990s....

"Women who talked on a handset between two and three times each day during pregnancy were found to be 54 per cent more likely to give birth to a child with hyperactivity and emotional problems.

"The report also concluded that tots aged seven or below are still at risk from developing such behavioural problems if you let them regularly talk into a mobile phone."

"The researchers behind the study have admitted this time that there could be other possible reasons why your kids are acting up, including a theory that mothers who chat lots on a mobile after pregnancy spend less quality time with their kids."

Link: Mobile Phones Cause Bad Behaviour in Kids - Report

Vista Perfection on an iPhone Vista Perfection on Your iPhone (Sort of)

technabob reports:

"Here's a fun iPhone hack you'll either really love or really hate. VistaPerfection 2.0 is a complete re-skinning kit for Apple's wonderphone that lets it masquerade as a Windows Vista machine.

"While many of you will ask: why the heck would you want to go and do that? Dunno. Maybe Spec Works (the guy who made it) just wanted to prove it could be done."

Link: Vista Perfection on Your iPhone (Sort of)

Google to Crank Out More iPhone Apps

ReadWriteWeb's Steve O'Hear reports:

"With Apple set to roll out the next major software update for the iPhone, and with it official support for third-party applications, it will come as no surprise that Google is busy prepping some new wares. 'We expect to have applications at Day One', Google's vice president of engineering, Vic Gundotra, told Macworld.

"Even before the publicly available Software Development Kit (SDK) announced in March, Google had partnered with Apple to produce two of the iPhone's flagship applications: Google Maps and a native YouTube client.

"So what can we expect next from Google? While Gundotra didn't give many clues, he did say that the company is eager to take advantage of native access to Apple's device."

Link: Google to Crank Out More iPhone Apps

Hands On: iPhone vs. BlackBerry Bold

The iPhone Blog's Dieter Bohn says:

"What happens when your Sister Site, CrackBerry.com, manages to score a BlackBerry Bold on eBay? What happens after they do their hands-on images, videos, and walkthroughs, that is? What happens is they start sending the beast around the the office. So here we have a full gallery comparing the iPhone and the BlackBerry Bold. Head to head images comparing size, UI, web browser (though that one's not quite fair since the Bold's web browser ain't anywhere near complete yet), and of course media capabilities.

"Includes iPhone vs. BlackBerry Bold Video"

Link: iPhone vs. BlackBerry Bold: Hands On (and Wait-a-Thon)

BlackBerry 'Thunder' to Go Head-to-head with iPhone

The Telegraph's James Quinn reports:

"Research in Motion, the Canadian company behind the BlackBerry handheld gadget, is working on plans to launch a touch-screen version to compete head-to-head with Apple's iPhone.

"RIM is understood to have been working on a new model called the Thunder - with plans to sell it exclusively through Verizon Wireless in the US, and Vodafone in other parts of the world.

"Rumours of a touch-screen BlackBerry first appeared on the internet earlier this week, but it is believed that plans for the new model launch are well under-way."

Link: New BlackBerry 'Thunder' to Go Head-to-head with Apple iPhone

RIM Leader Lazaridis Languid on iPhone

CIO.com's Al Sacco reports:

"Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO and president of Research In Motion, the BlackBerry maker, is the man who brought wireless push email to handhelds in the late 1990s, changing the way businesspeople use mobile phones forever....

"In mid-May, RIM held its seventh annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium in Orlando, where CIO's Al Sacco met with Lazaridis to talk about the future of enterprise mobility, the competition, and more.

"Lazaridis talks about the iPhone like a car enthusiast who drives a Bentley might talk about a shiny, new Ford Mustang: Nice, but just not for him, or, in this case, his customers, either...."

Link: RIM Leader Lazaridis Languid on iPhone

recycled iPhone holder iPhone User Crafts Recycled Car Holder

MacNN reports:

"iPhone enthusiast Bernat Alsina decided to construct an iPhone Car Mounting Bracket using a couple household items, giving him the ability to mount his iPhone or iPod touch right on the dashboard of the car for easy access while driving. In seven somewhat simple steps Bernat takes a hodgepodge of plastic, Velcro, and glue and turns it into something useful...."

Link: iPhone User Crafts Recycled Car Holder

Opera Takes on Apple with Open Widget SDK

ReadWriteWeb's Marshall Kirkpatrick reports:

"The popular mobile browser Opera today launched a software developers kit (SDK) for widgets. While rival Apple's iPhone SDK requires that applications be distributed exclusively through the still-unlaunched iPhone App Store, pay a $99 application fee and wait - Opera SDK built widgets appear to be much more open and free.

"Opera's widgets will be able to run on the company's wildly popular mobile browser, Opera Mini excluded, the desktop version of Opera, the Nintendo Wii and any other devices that run Opera 9.5....

"How important is this battle, not just between Opera and Apple, but between a wide range of mobile platforms?"

Link: Opera Takes on Apple with Open Widget SDK

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Napster Launches World's Largest MP3 Store - Compatible with iPod and iPhone

PR: Napster, the pioneer of digital music, today announced the launch of the world's largest and most comprehensive MP3 store at www.napster.com/store.

Napster's download store is more than 50% larger than any other MP3 store and boasts not only the largest major label MP3 catalog in the industry, but also the largest library of independent music available anywhere. All Napster download sales in the US will now be in the user-friendly, DRM-free MP3 format, which is compatible with virtually any MP3 player or music phone including the iPod and the iPhone. Napster is the first music subscription service featuring major label content to offer 100% of its catalog in the MP3 format for download sales.

"Music fans have spoken and it's clear they need the convenience, ease of use and broad interoperability of the DRM-free MP3 format, and they want to be able to find both major label artists and independent music all in one place. Napster is delighted to deliver all of this and more with the world's largest MP3 catalog," said Napster's Chairman and CEO Chris Gorog. "Our new MP3 store, together with our award-winning 'all you can eat' music subscription service, provides the most comprehensive and exciting music experience available. Virtually any portable device in the world can now be used to enjoy tracks purchased at Napster, which is an important breakthrough for our company."

Pricing for download sales will remain at 99 cents for single MP3 tracks and $9.95 for most MP3 albums, Napster confirmed. The vast majority of the MP3 catalog, including all major label content, is available at a high-quality 256 kbps bitrate, and downloaded tracks include high-resolution album art. Consumers can visit and browse the download store with no obligation or commitment, and can also choose to subscribe to Napster's on-demand streaming service, which is web-based and can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer without downloading software.

"Our goal is to enrich your life with music, in ways that are personalized to you," said Chief Operating Officer Christopher Allen. "Napster now offers a truly complete and synergistic digital music destination, where music lovers can not only discover and listen to music, but also buy and own everything they want in MP3 format, which works on any music player. The combination offers consumers the best of both worlds."

Napster gives music fans the freedom of choice to discover, experience, and buy music on their own terms. With its web-based, open, innovative products and services, Napster gives consumers the ability to enjoy music across their desktop, living room, portable music player, and mobile phone.

"Developing online music services into true goto consumer music destinations depends in large part on reducing hurdles to adoption," said Susan Kevorkian, IDC's Consumer Markets program director, "By offering millions of high quality, MP3-encoded DRM-free tracks from all of the major labels as well as independents, this service is well-positioned to appeal to the broad spectrum of music lovers, including iPod and iPhone owners."

Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music - anytime, anywhere. The company's offerings include "Napster" - the most popular, on-demand music subscription service in the world; "Freenapster" (freenapster.com), a unique Web experience offering free, on-demand music legally in the US; and "Napster Mobile," one of the industry's fastest growing mobile music platforms, providing the premier mobile music experience for customers in 11 global markets. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Napster's services are available in markets across the Americas, Europe and Japan.

Link: Napster

iPod2Sell.net - Used iPod/iPhone Price Reference

PR: A few months after the successful launch of Mac2Sell.net, the new reference for used Macintosh prices, MacPlus, French speaking reference website for Mac and iPod daily news, today announced a new free and international service to estimate the price of an used iPod or iPhone. "The iPod2Sell guide to used iPod and iPhone" evolves every day and reference dozens of Apple iPod and Apple iPhone configurations.

"As we made for the Mac, we wish to provide every web surfer in many countries, a free and easy-to-use service so that they can evaluate the price of an used iPod or iPhone which they want to buy or sell - like everyone can do for a car", explains Cédric Mériau, president of MacPlus.net. "Used iPod and iPhone market is very healthy and these reference will help many of iPod and iPhone users". The iPod2Sell reference guide can be reached at iPod2Sell.net

iPod2Sell.net works the same way Mac2Sell does, just give it the iPod or iPhone model and its storage capacity to get the estimated price. As Mac2Sell, iPod2Sell:

  • is free and speaks 13 languages for more than 25 countries including Europe, USA, Japan and more,
  • allows users to stock their evaluation thanks to the Permalink function, users can insert the Permalink on auction website as a reference,
  • offers easy access to the Refurb Store.

Mac Plus is a French nonprofit organization. Mac Plus NPO is the editor of MacPlus.net : Founded in 1997, this website is for 11 years a leader in the French speaking Mac community. MacPlus.net provides 24/7 news, products tests, analysis articles and many others free services to online Apple's users.

Link: iPod2Sell.net

Most Powerful Compact Battery Backup for iPhone and iPod from Richard Solo

PR: Richard Thalheimer, the creator and founder of The Sharper Image, is now introducing innovative products at his new online company, RichardSolo.com. His first creation is a new rechargeable, compact backup battery for the iPhone and iPod.

Richard Solo SMart Backup BatteryThe Richard Solo Smart Backup Battery is the most powerful compact battery available, with 20 percent more power than its closest competitor. It quickly and easily "snaps on" to the iPhone or iPod without cables, and charges while you're talking, for the ultimate in convenience.

"I've spent my entire career researching electronics and discovering the best new gadgets," said Thalheimer. "I've never been more excited about a new product. Not only does it look great, but it also functions intuitively and quickly to charge an iPhone on the go. Most importantly, it is the most powerful pocket-sized unit you can buy."

Available now, this new, custom-designed battery is one-of-a-kind in today's marketplace, providing users with up to double the usage time. The Smart Backup Battery is made with a lightweight, aluminum case for scratch-resistance, and the 1200 mAh lithium-ion battery can take hundreds of charges. Hours of use may vary and depend upon many factors, including type of use and connection speed.

If you have an iPhone or iPod, this is a great accessory to keep with you. It has automatic on/off charging technology that protects it and your iPhone from overcharging. There are even LED lights to show you the status of the charge. It has received numerous accolades and reviews from bloggers, which you can read at www.RichardSolo.com.

The Smart Backup Battery is available exclusively at www.RichardSolo.com for only $49.95 (15% discount for two or more). This price includes the battery, AC wall charger and a retractable USB charger. And it comes with Thalheimer's personal satisfaction guarantee:

"The company's first priority," Thalheimer says, "is customer satisfaction." Therefore, RichardSolo.com is offering a 30-day, no-questions asked money-back guarantee with free shipping.

Link: Backup Battery for iPhone/iPod

Reusable Lithium Ion Battery Delivers Week's Worth of Play Time on Music Player

PR: Tekkeon has expanded its mobile power product family to include TekCharge MP1800, a reusable emergency power source to charge and power an portable music player for more than a week, a mobile phone for an extra 17 hours of talk time, or a PDA for an additional six hours. This candy bar sized, 4.5 ounce device is a rechargeable lithium ion battery to power and charge mobile phones and many other popular portable devices.

TekCharge MP1800TekCharge MP1800 delivers 14.8 Watt-hours per charge through a standard USB port. The battery connects through a mini USB port to a mobile device in two ways: via an adapter that mates with the power port, or using the device's own USB cable, bypassing the need for an extra adapter. To combat the shortage of electrical plugs in most hotel rooms, TekCharge MP1800 charges a connected device at the same time its battery is being charged.

TekCharge MP1800 includes a voltage regulator so it won't harm the connected device or its battery. A color coded LED provides the charge status, and TekCharge MP1800 even has a white LED flashlight at one end.

"Like our popular myPower ALL line of external laptop batteries/chargers, TekCharge MP1800 is universal so it can be used with different types of devices, including most mobile phones, iPhone, iPod, Zune, MP3 players, portable CD players, and Bluetooth headsets," says Jerry Yang, president of Tekkeon, Inc. "In fact, supplying up to 800 mA, TekCharge MP1800 goes 60% beyond most portable batteries which provide 5V at 500 mA, so there aren't many devices it can't both run and charge."

TekCharge MP1800 comes with a handy tote, plus eight adapter tips for connection to:

  • Blackberry (mini USB)
  • LG mobile phones
  • Motorola mobile phones (mini USB and Micro USB)
  • Nokia mobile phones
  • Samsung mobile phones
  • Sony Ericsson mobile phones

Using the device USB cable eliminates the need for a specific adapter; however, additional adapters are available from the Tekkeon store for devices with a USB cable.

TekCharge MP1800, which retails for $44.95, is available through retail and major on-line stores, including Buy.com, DataVision, eCOST, Expansys, NewEgg, and RCS Experience, and from the Tekkeon store at tekkeon.com. It comes with a one-year limited warranty.

Link: TekCharge MP1800

New Jawbone Bluetooth Headset with NoiseAssassin Technology at AT&T Stores Nationwide

PR: Aliph, a market leader in noise eliminating Bluetooth headsets, has introduced the new Jawbone Bluetooth headset. In the tradition of bringing together science and beauty, the new Jawbone design is 50% smaller than the original award-winning Jawbone, and features breakthrough noise elimination technology to provide even better voice quality than the original in a smaller and more ergonomic package. It is available today exclusively at AT&T retail stores and at jawbone.com or wireless.att.com.

New Jawbone Bluetooth HeadsetBluetooth headset shipments are predicted to top 120 million units worldwide in 2009. With over 60% of new phones in North America shipping with Bluetooth, and handsfree driving legislation in effect in five states and the District of Columbia by July 1st, the new Jawbone combines unparalleled form and function just in time to appeal to a broad and growing consumer audience.

The Best Just Got Better

The new Jawbone headset is the next step in the marriage of best in class noise elimination science with a personal design that is both humanistic and minimal. The new Jawbone features military-grade NoiseAssassin technology, which is unmatched in its ability to address real-world noise environments like busy streets, and cars and airports, and has ten times better voice clarity than competing headsets - meaning it transmits 90% less noise.

Jawbone's NoiseAssassin technology literally feels your speech with its patented Voice Activity Sensor (VAS). The Jawbone headset uses the VAS to distinguish the sound of your voice from ambient noise with incredible accuracy and then uses proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) algorithms to subtract the noise so only the sound of your voice comes through.

The NoiseAssassin technology was originally developed by Aliph for DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), which creates and delivers breakthrough technology for the US military. It is tested and designed to work in the toughest, most inhospitable terrain, when clear communication is critical, which means for the average user it is designed to perform everywhere.

The new Jawbone headset is designed to be simple to use. Two streamlined buttons are operated by touching the outside shield, and they control all the functions of the headset, which is extremely lightweight at just 10 grams.

New Jawbone Bluetooth Headset"In creating the new Jawbone we focused on improving our audio performance beyond the market-leading noise solution that we already had, and elevating the design to a point where it would appeal to a broad range of consumers who would love to wear it," said Hosain Rahman, CEO and cofounder of Aliph. "Jawbone provides amazing audio quality in a form factor that is a true lifestyle accessory - it's a new and complete departure from the typical gadgetry of the Bluetooth category."

"When Aliph and AT&T launched the original Jawbone, a new standard was set for voice quality and design in Bluetooth headsets," said Carlton Hill, vice president of Product Management, Voice Products and Affiliate Marketing for AT&T's wireless unit. "Given the market response to the original Jawbone, we are thrilled to work with Aliph again to launch the new Jawbone - which once again promises to be one of the most innovative headsets in the marketplace."

It's Not a Headset - it's Earwear

The new Jawbone is designed to look and feel like an accessory along the lines of jewelry and eyewear. "If it's not beautiful, it doesn't belong on your face," said renowned industrial designer Yves Behar, chief designer of the Jawbone headset.

Made with premium materials, including medical grade plastic with better cosmetic and health performance, the expressive aesthetic confers a premium visual and ergonomic experience. The new Jawbone provides a more comfortable and customized fit with three sizes of earbuds and four earloops that can be worn on either ear - two sizes of soft, stitched leather earloops and two sizes of slim earloops, ideal for use with eyeglasses.

The new Jawbone is available today for $129.99 at AT&T retail stores nationwide and online at jawbone.com and wireless.att.com. Available initially in matte black, it will be coming soon in silver and rose gold.

The New Jawbone

Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled phones, the new Jawbone supports more than four hours of talk time and eight days of standby time. Featuring a new fast-charge battery that charges up to 80% of capacity in just over half an hour, the new Jawbone can be charged with the included USB cable on a computer, or with the wall-charger. Price: $129.99

  • Weight: 10 grams
  • Talk Time: Over 4 hours
  • Standby Time: Over 8 days
  • Range: Up to 33 feet (10 meters)
  • Charge: 80% charge in 35 minutes, 100% charge in less than 1 hour
  • Colors: Black / Silver / Rose Gold
  • Supports Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0

Additional Information

  • 50% smaller than the original Jawbone
  • Military-grade noise elimination technology
  • Ten times better voice clarity than competing headsets - meaning it transmits 90% less noise
  • Faster processing eliminates unexpected noise bursts
  • Unmatched intelligibility - voices sound human, not robotic
  • Sophisticated dual microphone array reduces wind noise
  • Invisible touch controls
  • Three-dimensional texture on shield inspired by noise abatement surfaces
  • Premium materials including medical-grade plastic and fine leather
  • Magnetic USB cable & wall charger included
  • Three (3) earbuds - small, medium, and large
  • Two (2) fine leather earloops - medium and large
  • Two (2) slim earloops ideal for use with eyewear - medium and large
  • Fits either ear

For more information and a demo, go to jawbone.com or http://press.jawbone.com/

Link: Jawbone

Listen to Your Mobile Phone Music on Logitech's New Wireless Speakers

PR: To transform your low-fidelity mobile-phone audio into high-fidelity, stereophonic sound - wirelessly - Logitech - today announced the Logitech Pure-Fi Mobile speaker system. Soon you can be listening to your favorite tunes on your mobile phone - even when your phone is in your pocket.

"Millions of people now use a mobile phone to listen to music. If you're one of those people, now you can toss your ear buds aside and pump up the volume," said Mark Schneider, vice president and general manager of Logitech's audio business unit. "So when you're at a party, at the park, or just hanging out at home, your mobile-phone music will always sound great when you use the Pure-Fi Mobile speaker system."

Logitech Pure-Fi Mobile speaker system

If you have a mobile phone that uses Bluetooth wireless technology with the Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP) profile, you can stream stereo audio through the compact Pure-Fi Mobile speaker system - up to 33 feet away from your phone. And thanks to the 2-inch high-excursion drivers and dual 2-inch pressure drivers, your mobile-phone music will fill your home, your car or your office with articulate bass and smooth treble.

You can also use Pure-Fi Mobile as a wireless speakerphone. It features two built-in mics - one to pick up vocal nuances and the other to monitor and block unwanted background noise. And you won't need to even pick up the phone - the call-answer and call-end controls on the top of the speakers let you accept or end calls.

When you're ready to hit the road, toss Pure-Fi Mobile into your suitcase, backpack or car and enjoy music wherever you go. The compact, one-piece speaker system comes with a protective case that can also carry charging cables. So you don't unexpectedly lose power, the rechargeable batteries give you approximately 12 hours of playing time as well as a battery-life indicator. Plus, if the batteries run low, just use the included power adapter or mini-USB cable and keep on rockin'.

And if your favorite audio is on your PC, iPod or other MP3 player, you can enjoy the rich sound of Pure-Fi Mobile by pairing it to your audio source via Bluetooth or by connecting it to the built-in 3.5 mm audio jack - instantly enhancing your listening experience.

The Logitech Pure-Fi Mobile speakers are expected to be available in the US and Europe beginning in June. The suggested retail price in the US is $149.99.

Link: Pure-Fi Mobile

USB Fever Car/Window Shield Mount with Charger for iPhone

USB Fever Car/Window Shield Mount with ChargerPR: Features:

  • Flexible gooseneck let's you adjust freely
  • Windshield mount
  • Adjustable View angle
  • Slim but robust design
  • As a holder for your iPhone
  • As a charger to your iPhone
  • Extract power from cigarette socket

Safety approvals:

  • CE
  • FCC
  • RoHS
  • E-Mark (only available with OEM orders)

$19.99

Link: USB Fever Car/Window Shield Mount with Charger for iPhone

Polo Planet Software Releases Phone Wallpaper X 1.3

PR: Polo Planet Software announces the release of Phone Wallpaper X 1.3 Retail Edition. The update offers more than 150 professional photos to create unique and impressive wallpapers for any types of mobile phones displays, iPhone, PDA. High-quality ClipArt images can be used even as desktop backgrounds. The update also improves performance of program and appends import of custom folders into wallpapers gallery with automatic creation of backgrounds fitting any display resolution.

Polo Planet Software announces the release of Phone Wallpaper X 1.3 Retail Edition. The update offers more than 150 professional photos to create unique and impressive wallpapers for any types of mobile phones displays, iPhone, PDA. High-quality ClipArt images can be used even as desktop backgrounds. The update also improves performance of program and appends import of custom folders into wallpapers gallery with automatic creation of backgrounds fitting any display resolution.

Flexible image editor makes it possible to crop and resize wallpapers in accordance with the chosen display resolution. Extended editing tools are available: zoom/pan images, double-color background, flip and rotate, as well as graphics filters to enhance photos. Export into graphics formats is possible.

Wallpaper gallery includes a set of ready-made wallpapers of different resolutions to choose from: Abstract, Nature, Animals, Flowers and more. Gallery allows choosing pictures for uploading in batch mode through Bluetooth or USB. It is possible to organize newly created wallpapers in folders. Original files, remade into wallpapers, can be saved for further editing or preparation of the wallpapers for other display resolutions.

Key features:

  • Crop, Resize and Rotate images;
  • Image Enhancement using Core Image filters;
  • Address Book integration;
  • Organize Wallpapers in the gallery;
  • Bluetooth or USB uploading.

System requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher;
  • At least 200 MB of free disk space.

Phone Wallpaper X is a full functional shareware with Preview watermark. Retail Edition via download priced at $19.95. Retail Edition on CD priced at $26.95.

Link: Phone Wallpaper X

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