April 29th, 2010 by admin
The great news for iPad owners - and those planning on getting one - is that most iPhone downloads are compatible with and so also downloadable to iPads.
So look around this site, new iPad owners - as there are posts about thousands of superb free music - songs and instrumentals - that you can download to your iPad. Plus we have an excellent selection of free movies, and, even (depending on where you live) free TV! You will also find other handy free downloads (ebooks, audiobooks, comics, kids stories, ringtones etc) - so just take a look around
And while you are at it, if you subscribe to our RSS feed (just click in the side bar) or simply bookmark iPhonegizmo, we can keep you updated with the our latest discovery of free iPad/ iPhone downloads!
April 25th, 2010 by admin
Over the last year we have found a lot of super cool free music from sites around the web - and our latest offering is just as great - with thousands of songs and musicals on offer for free.
Johnny Flynn’s music (pic) is just the first in the very long list of free music that we have dug up for you.
All this free music can be found at SoundCloud - a site that offers musicians a way to get their music ‘out there’. And if you know how to look, you can find all the music that is available for free there!!
Follow our link to this bonanza of music.
NB: If you want to limit the selection to a genre then just type that genre in before the search term you will see in the google bar. For example, if you like rock, then type in “rock” before the word “site” (leave a space) and the search results will focus on the free rock music on offer.
April 21st, 2010 by admin
April 21st, 2010 by admin
We have written several posts on how to get free ebooks for iPhones and free audio books for iPhones. We are not convinced yet that the iPad will replace it either. Our vote is still for the highly portable iPhone and while we are keenly interested in the iPad - its just not something we wanna lug around instead of our iPhone!
This is just a quick post to let you know about a cool deal on offer at Audiobooks.
They are currently offering a free 14 day trial which includes a free book. The small print in the image says “choose from 70,000 audiobooks and more”.
I am a big Vince Flynn fan (as readers will know) and have just got my free copy of his latest book “Pursuit of Honor” - OK I have already read it - but only once (I have read all his others at least six times) now I’m gonna have the pleasure of having it read to me as a commute my 3-hours-a-day! Just click the link if you want to get your first audiobook for your iPhone for free.
This is a super cool offer - but if you try it and don’t want it then make sure you cancel your membership before the 14 days are up or you WILL get billed!
April 21st, 2010 by admin
Just released today - the latest decision from the Federal Communications Commission means that iPhone users will be able to roam between carriers! In brief, what the FCC have said is:
The Commission’s Order on Reconsideration enhances mobile voice service through roaming agreements that provide consumers with access to other carriers’ networks.
And their foresight does not end there because they are now considering:
In a Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Commission seeks input on whether to extend roaming obligations to data services, such as mobile broadband and Internet access services.
What all this means is that the FFC will now require wireless providers to let other carriers have access their networks where the provider owns spectrum but doesn’t offer coverage.
Does this matter? Well, there is a mass of unhappy people being bullied by the likes of AT&T and getting charged for services they don’t understand or want. This is super well illustrated by the story of ntharvey (Response number 7) who takes us through a long and painful series of calls with AT&T that reveals the absurdity and unreasonableness of “off net” usage charges. Didn’t know there were such things? Read it!
How many of you realize any of this? How many people even know they are getting these charges or risking getting kicked off AT&T as a result?
This latest decision of the FCC will protect us from unfair monopoly control and charges (even if we don’t know it!!)
Next post we will be discussing how iPhone users can use a new method of roaming while overseas that seriously reduces call costs (you might remember a post we did some time back that revealed super high call charges while overseas - eg Mexico - that can be in the $thousands!)
April 14th, 2010 by admin
There have been several free apps released that aim to help us find wifi hotspots. But they have generally gotten very poor ratings (2.5 star ratings and less). One exception is the recently updated Wifi Finder which has had a better response from reviewers and has managed to pull a three star rating.
Surprisingly, this app has not yet been widely discovered - with only some 900 ratings compared to, say, the “free WiFi” app - which is listed first in the results and has had over 15K ratings with a poor overall 2.5 star result. So we suggest you try WiFi Finder out.
There is another good source of info about free wifi hotspots that we reckon readers will find useful as it lists hundreds of hotspots for places like New York and is a global resource. Its not an app - so probably best to check this one out before you head out.
The great thing about this site is that there is an easy to use interface for adding any free wifi spots you know of that are not already listed. It takes less than 30 secs to add the hotspot so it is a growing resource. Its weakness is that it does not (yet?) provide a map location for the hotspot - just the address and even the phone number for the venue.
Either way, these are two great ways to find free wifi hotspots.
April 11th, 2010 by admin
Been wanting to get a new iPhone? Well, the BBC have reviewed a startlingly easy way to get one for free. Mind you, we mean BBC(UK), so this method will mainly be of interest to our UK friends (unless you are going there?or have friends there? etc).
All you have to do to get a free iPhone is to register at freebiejeebie, pick the iPhone you want and then complete an offer. Now these offers are also free - and genuine. For example, one offer is for a free monthly trial at LoveFilm (online video and game rentals). Before we go any further - check out what the BBC has to say:
So, depending on what iPhone (or for that matter, iPod Touch) you want, you also have to get referrals. For an iPod Touch 8GB - its 8 referrals. This means you have to get 8 friends and family to also sign up for a free trial. For the 3G (S) 32GB iPhone it is - as you would expect - somewhat more challenging. You must get 27 referrals.
We have seen a lot of scammy offers over the last couple of years - but this one looks legit to us as well. And 7 referrals for an iPod Touch seems very doable! The 27 needed for a hot new iPhone, might be more of a challenge for some - but still, we think reasonable.
So our only question is: Darn it -why haven’t freebiejeebies.co.uk set up in the USA?