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Insider Talk: Cygnett phone accessories

Insider Talk: Cygnett phone accessories

Cygnett is known for constructing well built, quality cases for phones and tablets. Tonight, Creative Director Sophie Swann gave us an excellent description for some of their most popular models. Near the end, she also introduced us to their Icon Art series by artist Nathan Jurevicius.

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Griffin Woogie 2 demands your cuddles

Griffin Woogie 2 demands your cuddles

Geeks, cease your pacing restlessness: the Griffin Woogie 2 is here! Follow up to the surprisingly successful - and, near the holidays, darned tricky to find in stores - Woogie of 2010, the toddler-targeted huggable iPhone and iPod touch case now gains a personality thanks to the companion Woogie app, adding ten faces that respond to tickling, shaking and lovely warm cuddles.

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Belkin WeMo promises iPad home automation

Belkin WeMo promises iPad home automation

Home automation is something plenty of geeks dream about, but has a reputation for being tricky and expensive to implement; now Belkin hopes to address both of those concerns with its new WeMo standard. Using a combination of a WiFi-enabled AC plug adapter - which can be remotely turned on or off - and a WiFi-enabled motion sensor, along with a free iPhone and iPad app, WeMo promises to make setting up a smart home headache-free.

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Brookstone iPhone 4 DLP Projector Sleeve hands-on

Brookstone iPhone 4 DLP Projector Sleeve hands-on

For a while we thought smartphones would start to adopt the idea of having built-in projectors but that never hit the mainstream. For those still looking for such an option and have a new iPhone 4S loaded full of pictures and videos of friends or family Brookstone has you covered. Showing off their iPhone 4(S) DLP projector case sleeve at CES 2012.

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iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 both beat Nokia Lumia 800 in browser benchmarks

iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 both beat Nokia Lumia 800 in browser benchmarks

Despite Microsoft's claims earlier this year that its Windows Phone 7.5 Mango devices running IE 9 would beat out mobile Safari in browser benchmark tests, the latest video comparison uploaded by 359gsm shows quite the opposite. Placed side by side, the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 both beat out the Nokia Lumia 800.

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60beat GamePad adds traditional console controls to iPad

60beat GamePad adds traditional console controls to iPad

iPad and iPhone gaming hasn't exactly proved reluctant to take off, but if you've been waiting for a straightforward control pad then the 60beat GamePad might fit the bill. A $49.99 peripheral compatible with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2 and the iPod touch 4th-gen, the GamePad hooks up via the headphone socket rather than the docking connector.

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Optrix HD Sport iPhone mount allows fearless death drops

Optrix HD Sport iPhone mount allows fearless death drops

The near infinite amount of iPhone cases and mounts in the market today for the iPhone 4 / 4S model family can only be cut through with the most unique of designs - thusly a concept like the Optrix HD Sport Mount must be fantastic to get coverage, yes? Not necessarily, but one thing does stand out on this combination helmet mount and safety case: it says it can protect your iPhone in addition to letting you film yourself doing a backflip on your bike as filmed from your forehead. There's a video of the product in high action, too!

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Microsoft Lync 2010 released for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft Lync 2010 released for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft has released two new apps for the iOS platform, Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPhone and Lync 2010 for iPad, targeted at enterprise users with an Apple gadget in their pocket or bag. Both free downloads - though requiring a Lync Server or Office365/Lync Online account in order to actually function - the two apps offer instant messaging, audio conferencing and VoIP calls while on the move.

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iPhone explodes in holiday sales as Nokia struggles to penetrate

iPhone explodes in holiday sales as Nokia struggles to penetrate

Nokia's multi-million efforts to push its Windows Phone based Lumia 800 still hasn't resulted in strong holiday sales, according to the latest UK stats, with Apple's iPhone continuing to dominate the mobile market. Although the newest iPhone 4S was an unsurprising success, sales tracking firm GfK says, the aging iPhone 3GS still managed to make it into the top 15 handsets chart despite dating back to mid-2009. Android was also a winner, with Samsung's Galaxy S II a particular star.

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Facebook for iPhone gets Timeline; iPad update “soon”

Facebook for iPhone gets Timeline; iPad update “soon”

Facebook for iPhone has been updated to support Timeline, bringing the iOS app up to speed with its Android and mobile web cousins. The new v4.1 app, a free download [iTunes link], works on both iPhone and iPod touch, though an iPad version is still in the pipeline. and brings the visual history of your Facebook engagements - and those of your friends - to the smartphone screen.

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iPhone 4 Siri port made legally possible by Apple with iOS 5.0.1 update today

iPhone 4 Siri port made legally possible by Apple with iOS 5.0.1 update today

Earlier today we reported that Apple's iOS 5.0.1 update today was the first iPhone 4S firmware build that’s both official and has an accessible encryption key for its main file system, thus meaning that browsing the device’s main file system with your PC is now possible. From a later tweet by iOS hacker @MuscleNerd, it seems that Apple has made a Siri port legally possible with today’s iOS 5.0.1 update by offering open access to system files that were previously encrypted.

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Samsung beats iPhone in consumer buzz

Samsung beats iPhone in consumer buzz

Nokia's suggestions that the iPhone may be falling from fashion-grace could be correct, though it seems Samsung's Android devices not the Finn's new Lumias are the buzz beneficiaries. New research into "consumer perception" by stats firm YouGov suggests Samsung has edged ahead of the Cupertino smartphone when it comes to being at the forefront of peoples' minds, a finding that's attributed to Samsung's snarky adverts.

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