Got a question? This app for iPhone lets you put your question to the masses at the Fluther.com Web site. Whether you want third-party advice on where to buy children's clothing or the best recipes for chicken cacciatore, someone out there probably has the answers you need. You'll need to register at Fluther.com to start asking and reading the latest questions.
iPhone link: http://iphone.fluther.com
Web site link: http://fluther.com
One of the largest classified ad spaces on the Web is now available on your iPhone. Whether you're looking for a used car, a job, real estate, or other items, EPage offers easy navigation and photos of items for sale. The interface for browsing classified listings is excellent and a search feature makes it easy to find what you want quickly.
iPhone link: http://epage.com/js/iphone/index.jsp
Web site link: http://epage.com
Huzzah, all hail the HTC Kaiser! The latest Windows Mobile 6 smart phone from HTC has been given the thumbs-up by the FCC, clearing the way for a U.S. release. According to the FCC filings, it appears there are, in fact, three models: the HTC KAIS100 with a 3-megapixel camera; the KAIS110 with no camera; and the KAIS120 with a 3-megapixel camera on back and VGA lens on front. All three run on the GSM/HSDPA network and have integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The smart phone also features a slider design, full QWERTY keyboard, and pivoting screen. There'… Read more
At last year's Office 2.0 Conference (which CNET sponsored), attendees were delighted to discover that the price of admission included an iPod Nano, cleverly preloaded with the conference schedule.
This year, organizer Ismael Ghalimi is raising the ante. All conference attendees get iPhones.
The phones will be part of experiment at the conference in Web-based group collaboration (the iPhones being, as we've said before, hardware for Webware), which Ghalimi explains on his site. Also, the logistics of ordering and shipping the phones to attendees is being done with Web 2.0 products and services, a Webware experiment … Read more
Phonevite is a new free invitation and RSVP service that turns your Web browser into a personal assistant of sorts, letting you call a large group of friends, family, or contacts without having to spend all day on the phone. Instead Phonevite provides an asynchronous solution, giving you an easy way to record a personalized invitation message using your computer's microphone, and send it out to a list of hand-picked phone numbers. From there you can send out the "invitation" right away, or schedule it in for a later date.
When an invitation goes live, Phonevite will … Read more
Tom Krazit has an informative piece up about the "disagreement" between AT&T and Apple on the iPhone numbers.
Apple reported 270,000 units (to clarify, that's all iPhones -- accessories were included in the revenue number but not the units) shipped in the first 30 hours while AT&T says only 146,000 were activated.
Of the potential reasons Krazit lists, the Macalope suspects the lion's share of the discrepancy between the two numbers is due to the activation woes and the fact that Apple is including units that it shipped to AT&… Read more
If you have ever wondered just how much to tip your server after a restaurant meal, this iPhone app is for you. Simply enter the total cost, use a five-star rating system to rate your service, then select the number of people (if you're splitting the cost). We like this app, but question whether people will pony up $1.95 for a 3-month subscription to use it. Register with Kudit to get a 15-minute free trial.
iPhone Link: http://www.kudit.com/applications/tipcalculator/
Web site link http://www.kudit.com/
The Q2 financial results that Apple reported today once again show how unstoppable the iPod/iTunes (and now iPhone) juggernaut has become.
Recall that Apple hasn't released a major new update to its portable music player since the iPod video and Nano models debuted in 2005. The 2006 updates were fairly minor, adding capacity but no significant new features. Even so, and with the iPhone getting most of the press and garnering the most excitement among the Apple hardcore, the company sold 9.8 million iPods in Q2, up from 8.1 million in the previous year. Add to … Read more
If you feel ill from being around cell phones, power lines or microwaves, chances are it's all in your head, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Essex.
The study, detailed in an article from New Scientist, shows that those suffering from what's known as electrical sensitivity, or electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), are not able to detect electromagnetic radiation at all, as some people believe.
Those who suffer from EHS say they experience illnesses, such as headaches and fatigue, or an allergic reaction when they are near electrical equipment such as microwaves or mobile phone … Read more