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Selction of Legal Free Music From Various Music Genres

June 3rd, 2011 by admin

The iPhonegizmo team has been out scouring the internet for quality free music that is currently on offer - usually as part of a promo for a new album. We think we offer a great service because there are still quite a few spammy (to downright risky) sites out there that dangle free MP3s as bait to the unwary! So, in addition to the $10 worth of free music we have previously referred readers to - we have another 10 free songs here.

We deliberately looked for a wide range of free MP3s - partly so that we could have something for everyone (we have a very wide audience of readers) and partly to give you a taste of music beyond that which you might normally try. Take for example the free MP3 from the German singer -  we think she has a gorgeous voice and worth listening to despite it being in another language:

Get the free Joy Denalane MP3 here

Other free songs are:

Michael Bennett with She’s So Fine

The Taiga band with Ocean

Rendon with The Song Of Illumination

Thrills Band with If You Want Me To Love Ya

All Else Failed with Did You Think Of Me

Mumford ans Sons with Sigh No More

Voyager with Lost

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou with The Passing of Time

Collie Buddz with Playback

Our selection covers genres from hard rock, through reggae, soul, folk, pop and rock and roll. Don’t like our cool selection? Then pick your own - you can get ten free songs of your own choice here.

Don’t forget to share your good fortune with your friends by clicking “share” –>

Mailshot Shortly Shooting Shots Again!

May 21st, 2011 by admin

Free Group Email App

Mailshot is a super easy to use App that allows us to send up to 50 emails at a shot to a group of friends or even clients. We have been planning on doing a post about this neat little app for some time.

Now the team here got interested in the App when we were asked by an up-and-coming personal trainer if we knew of any way to send out an email to a small group of people so that he could quickly and easily keep his clients updated. He did not want to learn how to use email clients or even Twitter. He is mobile savvy and anyway his clients tend to be in the older age group and not really Twits!

We were reviewing Mailshot at the time and got him to give it a go. And it was exactly what he needed.

Because we are impressed with this little utility, we were sympathetic when the developers wrote to us asking if we could help them to communicate with existing clients - as they have discovered a BIG problem with iTunes. It turns out that if an App has a temporarily problem, then it is removed from iTunes - with no place holders allowed. So then no-one knows what has happened to it! Here is an excerpt from their email:

“We released a new update (1.40) yesterday which added a lot of new features. Unfortunately within a few hours of the release we learned of a (small) problem … we felt it best to pull MailShot from App Stores worldwide …

Unfortunately there is no way to roll back an update on the App Store, or of even informing customers what has happened …

so we hope that you may be able to let some of them know through your news pages. A fixed version has already been resubmitted to Apple, and we expect to be back on the App Store as soon as it is approved- probably within 5 to 10 working days as Apple are quite quick at the moment.”

Clearly these are good guys. If you have not tried the App then keep an eye out for it and give it a go. It is super easy to use and just perfect for those small email send outs to your club, or for family parties etc. Can’t give you the link as - of course - there is not one at present. We will keep you updated and let you know when it is available again.

And as a further kick in the teeth for this developer, Apple is serving up a similar-sounding app in its place!! That is, when you type in Mailshot, amazingly, iTunes delivers a different-spelled but similar sounding app. It is never usually so “helpful”!!

If you want the real deal then MailShot is the way to go. For more information about the App go to the Mailshot website

What Are iPhone Downloads And How To Get Them - in 2011!

May 11th, 2011 by admin

Free iPhone Downloads

In a continuation of our theme to look back and see what has happened in iphone world since in two years, we look at the May 2009 posts and discover the post looking at an range of ways to get free and/or nearly free iphone downloads .It will be interesting to check and see whether any of these options are still available!

But first, a reminder  of what we means by iPhone downloads. As we said then:

Traditionally, when people were searching for “iPhone downloads”,  they were looking for free (or a better/wider range of) music, movies, videos, TV shows, iPhone games - and to a lesser extent, ring-tones, wallpaper, and software than was available from iTunes.

Fortunately, the “buy/rent every single media file” model that iTunes uses is just way of delivering music and movies - and the most expensive! 

So back in 2009 there were five alternative methods that we found for getting free or cheaper-than-iTunes music etc for our iPhones. These were: free trials with free downloads (still available!); subscription sites (new ones on ofer since then);  Free music /media sites (eg seeqpod); free podcast-style sites where we must watch an ad before we watched the video - eg Wizzard Media; and finally an array of quality sites that provide some free iPhone downloads that are located near to ads.

Since then the use of free MP3s as a way of promoting a new album, or collecting our email addresses for future promotional purposes, has really taken off (and we regularly list the current best of these on the iPhonegizmo site -  just type “free music” into the search tab to find the hundreds of free music links listed here or here)

BTW:The “iphone magic” download site image to the left belonged to a now-defunct membership site - as most are today!

A Royal iPhone Wedding!

April 27th, 2011 by admin

A royal wedding seems to get everyone’s heart a fluttering. All that pomp and ceremony - I mean glamor -  around true love at its best…..

And doesn’t the media love it! And travel companies, and wedding planners … anyone who stands to make a buck from the masses of people lining up to watch or participate. And iTunes is no different - if you are in the UK, or Australia or (as it turns out) in Canada. iTunes has the Royal Wedding front-and-center on the iTunes store for these three countries:

A Royal iPhone Wedding!

But iTunes is betting that we in the US are not so interested as  the closest we get to anything UK-ish is “Harry Potter” on the front page!

A Royal iPhone Wedding!

But are American’s really not that interested?

Well, there are 74 royal wedding related apps for iPhoners in UK iTunes store, there are 71 royal wedding related apps in the iTunes Canadian store, and there are over 76 royal wedding related apps available (serious and comedic) in the USA iTunes store.

You work it out!

Some freebies on offer that are worth getting include:

NBC app for the wedding

BBC America’s royal wedding insider app

Hello Magazine app for the Royal wedding And for Canbadians,

And for Canadians, there is the Globe and Mail’s new mobile app bringing the news of the big day for Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Superb Variety of Free Videos to watch on iPhone

April 17th, 2011 by admin

If you haven’t looked recently at the range of video podcasts now available for FREE in iTunes, then read on…

Because we have just updated our data base of free videos and checked out the latest on offer there. The range is HUGE. Just take a look at the examples we have selected to demonstrate to range and quality:

* First Aid Instructor http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/itg-first-aid-instructor-e/id386403709
* Everyday Aromatherapy
* DIY Honda
*The design and Illustrate podcasts
*Free Videos for iPhone
*Pilot-in-control Learning
*The Aviation video
*Forex Market Updates
*Entrepreneur secrets
*The Success Formula

And for a final one in our list for today’s post: Free Magic tricks

This list does not even begin to scratch the surface of the videos available. So if this lot prove interesting go and check out the videos from the podcast section of iTunes.

Songs For Japan

April 5th, 2011 by admin

Again our super- stars  have stepped up to the plate and are donating the earnings from their talent to the needy.

This time a benefit album called “Songs For Japan” has been released with 38 songs from top artists for just $9.99 - that’s less than .30c a song! And with the line up of top artists (see 15 of them below)  as hot as this one, it is a fantastic way to raise $$ for the people of this devastating tragedy .

Songs For Japan

Just click the image to go to iTunes and purchase the Album.

Oh, and BTW check out the ratings: 5994 Ratings give it 4.5 stars

Of course, if you already have the songs, or are not keen on the ones chosen for the album, you can donate directly through the Red Cross.

This has been listed in the “free iPhone downloads” category for the simple reason that we basically get 18 songs for free on this album!! - Share this with all your friends and get a big result happening for Japan –>

I’ll Take My iPhone With Wine And Candy Thanks!

April 2nd, 2011 by admin

What I really love about my iPhone is how easy it is to access the internet and all that goes with that. Instant news, instant entertainment, instant access to info about where local organic restaurants, ice cream and food retailers are, instant access to games ….whatever!

My latest  passion is buying direct from my iPhone. Not from auctions (I just never do well with those!) but from farms, wholesalers and manufacturers. Not the stuff I wanna touch and see in the flesh - like furniture (though I know plenty of people that buy Ikea stuff that way. Personally I like to touch and feel those things before I buy.

But food? You bet! The quicker I can get it to me the better. Take all the candy currently being advertised everywhere. I just don’t get time to stop and shop - so I am buying MY stuff online (already have) Look at what I’m getting:

LOL! But lets face it - while the candy is great - to be really festive, I gotta have some sparkly with it. Can I get that from my iPhone. Of course! nothing new there!

Wine clubThis is what I have on order for Easter:- Now you might say that’s a bit of overkill! Some Easter Chocolates and 12 bottles of wine! But I gotta tell you why I went for 12 bottles. Firstly, this a really nice wine (I had some at a friends recently). Secondly, not only is it only like $5.90 a bottle when we buy 12, they throw in a 4 Luigi Bormioli Wine Glasses and “tasting notes and binder” (sounds interesting but not at all sure what this is!) So I decided to get 12 bottles and then I’m set for Easter.

I’ll let you know what other goodies I have gotten via my iPhone!

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