Marware announces Sidewinder Deluxe for iPhone 3G now shipping

Marware is pleased to announce the Sidewinder Deluxe for the iPhone 3G is now shipping. The Sidewinder Deluxe is the most complete carrying and cord storage solution available in a single product. A sleek smart holster, a retractable sidearm cord winder, and a sleek stand-alone scratch-resistant clear Flexi-Shell case are all included in this versatile product. As an added feature, the Sidewinder Deluxe holster works with Marware's Sport Grip for the iPhone 3G.

Search iPhone (2.0) contacts by first and last name

On the new iPhone software, you can search for a contact using the first and last name. For instance, if you want to search for a contact, say Bob Smith , you would type B S (that's B, then a space, then S) in the search field. The iPhone will filter out all the contacts with first and last name starting with B and S. You can further refine the search by typing more letters. This is a great time-saving feature; thanks, Apple! (more…)

Software Tracking Site iusethis Adds Support for iPhone Apps

The popular software tracking website, iusethis, has expanded its reach to iPhone users today. Members can now submit, browse and vote up iPhone applications. Due to its use of modern technology, iusethis is in a position where it can quickly develop new features, and is the first major software directory to support Apple iPhone. A democratic web application like iusethis gives a better overview of popular applications, as well as a better opportunity to see trends.

REVIEW: Shades iPhone/iPod Case

The nice folks over at Shades sent us a box of assorted cases for all of the current generation iPods and the First Generation iPhone. I have put them on my iPhone and my parents' iPod Nanos. I also had my very picky brother put one on his iPhone to see what he thought.

Right out of the box I was glad to see that the makers of Shades did not ship me the case with a bunch of hard to open packaging. This is very important to me because when I get something and have a hard time getting it open it just frustrates me. The case is a bit hard to describe but I am going to give it my best shot.

Use MobileMe Push Email With Any Email Address

I have been searching for a way to make my google hosted e-mail to “push” via MobileME. I found this tip on Mac OSX Hints Page.

You can set up MobileMe to use any email address as a ‘push’ email on the iPhone. The first thing you need to do is set your non-MobileMe (.Mac) email address for auto-forward to your MobileMe (.Mac) account. When you create the email account, make sure you set it up as Other (not as a .Mac or MobileMe account.) Then select IMAP as the type of account. Enter the name and auto-forwarded email address. (This is the email address that will show as the [...]

Make Your iPhone an iPod Touch

If you are planning on upgrading from an iPhone 1.0 to the new iPhone 3G and have no clue what to do with your old iPhone AT&T has offered this tidbit that may help you to decide.

From Appleinsider

A spokesperson for the carrier confirmed to AppleInsider that neither AT&T nor Apple will prevent de-activated first-generation iPhones for serving as surrogate iPod touches."If the [original] device is not re-activated as a wireless phone after you’ve upgraded to iPhone 3G, it will still work as an iTunes player and can access Wi-Fi," the spokesperson said.That means old iPhones can [...]

Reset iPhones Cell Connection

A week or 2 ago I went to the At&t Store in Greenville to complain about the lousy coverage I have gotten on my iPhone and my wife's blackberry. The AT&T rep stated that I should be resetting the phone at least once a week if not every day. I asked why and she went into the dissertation she received via e-mail a few month ago and I lost interest very quickly. The gist of it was so the phone will get the most up to date information and make sure that the phone is using the right tower for its signal. So I agreed and reset my iPhone on the spot. I really did not expect it to make any [...]