Tag: flashlight

Flashlight XS claims instant-on technology

The developers of the Flashlight XS app ($0.99) claim their app offers a performance breakthrough, turning an iPhone's light on instantly. This is predicated on "taking advantage of iOS 5 improvements and tuning to the latest hardware." I offered to give it a try based on the passionate excitement ...

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Lost hiker saved by iPhone flashlight app

One time when I was day hiking Mount Washington, I took a wrong turn at the top and went down the wrong way. I raced down the mountain, but still had to navigate some rough terrain for a few hours in the dark. This was the late nineties. I had a phone, but it didn't get coverage and phones back t...

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TUAW Best of 2011: Vote for the best iPhone utility app

The nominations are in, and the poll is ready to go! The TUAW Best of 2011 awards are all about you -- the readers -- and what you think is the cream of the crop of Apple or third-party products and software. To vote, select one entry from the top nominations made by readers. We'll be announcing t...

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Apple approving LED light flashlight apps for iPhone 4

It was questionable whether Apple would approve LED flashlight apps. After all, having used the LED as a flashlight recently, I can tell you it will drain the battery faster than not having a big honking LED burning brightly. Using the camera app as your LED flashlight was problematic too, becau...

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Get a Quirky Beamer for your iPhone (hint: it's not a car)

TUAW has introduced several Quirky projects to you in the past. Quirky is a community of folks who come up with really cool ideas, and then the best of the ideas are fine-tuned by the folks who run the site and readied for manufacturing. Once a minimum number of customers commit to buy the product,...

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Tweetie 1.2 for iPhone adds Instapaper, enhanced functionality and some hilarity

Tweetie, my current favorite Twitter client for the iPhone, has just been updated to version 1.2 [iTunes link]. While the update offers a slew of enhancements, new features and improved functionality, what makes this release memorable and unique is the sly dose of humor developer Loren Brichter inse...

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Omni Group introduces OmniDazzle - "mesmerizing mouse movements"

After weeks of ambiguous hints and torturous teasing, The Omni Group has unveiled their newest product, and it definitely isn't a Sweedish meatball maker. Introducing: OmniDazzle, a "set of fun and useful enhancements that help you track the location of your mouse pointer and provide options for hig...

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