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Buddy Beacon on iPhone

April 25th, 2008 by admin

buddy beacon This is a fun app that is now available for iPhone users. It allows us to stay in touch with our friends or family as they go about their wanderings. Buddy Beacon is an app that runs on our iPhone and allows us to see where they are.

But, because we (or they) may not always want to be “seen” we can always choose to keep them “in the dark” by not reporting where we are!!

According to the folks at Buddy Beacon:

Buddy Beacon uses the GPS in your phone to pinpoint your location. You can let your friends know what you’re doing at that location (i.e. working, eating, sleeping, etc.) or you can pick a place that’s close to you to set as your location. You can also view your location on a map to see where your friends are in relation to you or view your Buddy List to check the location of a specific friend. By blocking your friends, they won’t be able to see your location until you unblock them. Don’t worry, Buddy Beacon won’t automatically update your location, unless you tell it to.


buddy-beaconsspacer1.jpg If you are browsing this site on your iPhone, then Buddy Beacon is a click away! Just point your browser to www.where.com/bb and you will have Buddy Beacon!

buddy-beaconspacer1.jpg With Buddy Beacon on the iPhone, we can also ‘Nudge’ our buddies to get them to update their location.

buddy-beaconspacer1.jpg We can also use Buddy Beacon through Facebook which allows us to connect with our non-iPhone buddies easily.

iPhone Apps: For Your iPhone Camera

April 8th, 2008 by admin

Fed up with the limitations of your iPhone camera? Not really interested in doing the paper clip /masking tape hack outlined in an earlier post? Then Snapture’s fantastic free apps is sure to capture (heh heh) your enthusiasm!


Now, not all software developers are impressed with Apple SDK deal (where software developers have get Apple approval for their iPhone applications). So they just go right ahead develop their neat apps and find other - often free - ways to get them to us.

Snapture is an example. This is a major upgrade for iPhone users who want to get some decent results with their iPhone camera - and did we mention, its absolutely free! With this app we can now: zoom in to get the perfect shot; take up to three rapid frame shots; vary the size of the photo; use time delay to take shots of ourselves with our friends … and more

Snapture’s Zoom feature illustrated below

Snapture can be installed using the Installer app for jailbroken iPhones. We are keen to get your feedback on this one so do leave a comment and share your experience with this app.

Free iPhone - Twelve Great Ways To Get One!

April 4th, 2008 by admin

iPhoneGizmo decided to go on the hunt for genuine ways to get a free iphone. Now, there is “no such thing as a free lunch” - so there is always some work to be done - sign up for a trial, review something, design something….So if you are creative, have some spare time or even enjoy playing games here is a list of sites that offer a legit chance of winning an iPhone:

win a free iphone

(These sites require that you give your own name, address, phone number and email for a chance to win an iphone:

(1)Onecomare also requires that you answer two easy questions for a chance to win an iphone.(UK only),
(2)This student loan site also requires that you answer a few questions and you are entered with a chance to win an iphone (US only)!
(3) Computerarts just wants the answer to one question to enter for a chance to win an iphone and
(4) Telecom has a free iphone contest going for anyone who creates a free jobseeker account!



If you are a talented designer then these two competitions may be your way to get a free iPhone.
(5)Wiredscience requires participant to submit a video, ad or T-shirt design for a chance to win $2500 or an iPhone.
(6)There is also the International Poster DesignCompetition by iStockPhoto and U Printing - began March 1st - so better hurry for this one!


‘PROMOTE ME’ contests:

(7)Author Kim Harrison has a free iphone contest going for Myspace-ers who put his promotional “Make Friends with Kim Harrison” widget on their site and
(8)MichaelPage will give you a free iPhone if you refer someone you know to them and they place them in a temporary or permanent job (better check with your friend first!)
Get the most people to visit LitPitch before April 18th and win an iPhone

‘REVIEW ME’ contest

And then there are the sites that reward your review with a chance to win an iphone.

(10)Take the European Digital Library survey tour and win a free iPhone! If you are interested in the arts then you may find the review interesting. At the end you get to fill out a review questionnaire
(11)Write a blog post review and be one of 400 in the draw to win an iPhone

‘PLAY AND WIN’ contest

And then there are our favorite type of contests - we get to play a game AND get the chance to win an iPhone!

(12)In the In-Cosmetics game the top 50 scorers get to win a prize of choice - including an iPhone

win a free iphone