Win An iSteamPhone Tee

The guys over at Just Another iPhone Blog is running a cool little promotion with Dion Briggs of iSteamPhone. They are giving away 5 free iSteamPhone tees (regular price $20.00) and the best thing is, all you need to do to be entered to win one of the five is comment on this blog post. You get two extra entries if you describe how would explain how cool this shirt to someone who hasn’t seen it yet. You’ve got nothing to lose, go ahead and enter now! 

Also, if you missed it, check out this post that I did a few weeks ago regarding iSteamPhone. 

iSteamPhone

I’m a big fan of Leonardo da Vinci and I cannot live without my iPhone. So when I first saw this tee on Gizmodo my jaws dropped, it’s so cool! This tee, aptly titled iSteamPhone, was created by Artist Kevin Tong, who “captures the invention of da Vinci, the imagination of H.G. Wells, and the brilliance of Jonathan Ive in this Exploded iPhone drawing.” 

You might remember, the Exploded Phone tee that made the blog rounds a few weeks back – well, I have to say that this tee might have that one topped! The tee is available now for $20 and is printed on American Apparel shirts. 

iSteamPhone

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10 Essential Tees for MacAddicts

The good folks over at 10tees inspired me to come up with a top 10 list of my own. In preparation for Macword Expo 2009 - I have come up with a list of 10 Essential Tees for MacAddicts! 

Show the world how much you adore your favorite OS (Mac OS X), brand (Apple), piece of hardware (iPhone) or even personality (Steve Jobs). There’s a shirt here to fill the t-shirt void of every sector of the Apple cult. Go ahead and indulge yourself. 

1. Apple IIe Template by Chop Shop

Before there was the “i” there was the “e” and the “e” in this case stood for enhanced. The Apple IIe has the distinction of being the longest-lived computer in Apple history. If you were a proud IIe owner, then this is a great tee to pick up! The Chop Shop Apple IIe Template tee is a steal at 10 bucks!

Apple IIe by Chop Shop

2. Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree by Go Ape

How many of these Apple products did you own? You can quickly spot a PowerMac G4, PowerMac G5, iMac G3, iMac G4, iMac G5 and a first generation iPod. But a true MacAddict can without a doubt and no hesitation tell you what the other two models are. Can you identify the other two Apple products? Pick up this tee at Go Ape Shirts for $19. 

Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree

3. I’m A Mac by Insanely Great Tees

I love the I’m A Mac commercials and now I can tell the whole world that I too am a Mac. For $19 pick up this tee from Insanely Great Tees. Alternatively, if you drive down to Apple’s Cupertino Headquarters, you can pick up an authentic Hello, I’m A Mac tee. 

I'm A Mac

4. Heart by Insanely Great Tees

Real men don’t mind wearing hearts. Especially one shaped like an Apple. Insanely Great Tees says it best: “Some people think that you have a problem with all this computer stuff. But they just don’t understand – it’s not a game. This is serious. This is forever. It’s… love.” Show your love for just $19. 

Heart

5. iPhone Reinvented by The Missing Bite

In 1984 Apple reinvented the computer, in 2001 music, and now, the phone. Apple has revolutionized the way that we manage our lives. Grab this tee at The Missing Bite for $24.95. 

Reinvented

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Johnny Cupcakes Releases New iPhone Cases

Johnny Cupcakes recently released some new Apple gear, and you know how much I dig Apple gear! The new Johnny Cupcakes iPhone cases are 100% rubber and fit both the first generation and 3G iPhone. The cases sport the classic Johnny Cupcakes fork logo on the back with the classic bones and cupcake. You can purchases the cases now in Gray and Pink color options for $24. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick one of these cupcake cases up next week when I am up in Boston – you know I’ll be hitting up the Newbury Johnny Cupcakes Store!

Threads – A New Threadless iPhone App!

Here’s a great and fun little iPhone app that I just discovered while perusing the Threadless forum boards. Developed by Threadless user Ian Marsh (eeenmachine), Threads allows you to easily browse in-stock designs at Threadless straight from the iPhone or iPod Touch.

Not only can you browse Threadless tees, but you can buy tees directly from within the App (ok, this is a stretch, the app forwards you to the Threadless site via Safari). The app also makes use of the accelerometer – you are shown a different tee design every time you shake the phone while the app.

Even cooler, you can save these beautiful designs directly to your iPhone by tapping on the camera icon. Onc you click the camera icon all onscreen menus disappear and your left just with the design. From there you use the screen capture trick and then images are saved to your photo album and can then be used as Wallpaper for your iPhone! Pretty slick little app, I think! The app itself is snappy and works excellently on my first generation iPhone.

Guy Etches Steve Jobs On His iPhone!

I found this on the Threadless forums and thought it was pretty rad. It’s an image of a guy holding his iPhone with a customized etching of Apple CEO and savior, Steve Jobs. The etcher is budding artist Andrew Mundy, who used the the laser etcher at his workplace to put Steve’s mug on his jesus phone (how fitting). Here’s his custom iPhone along with some other pieces of art that he has done and a video of him doing his thing! To see more Andrew Mundy check out his photostream at Flickr and his MySpace.

iFlix is Netflix Heaven on the iPhone

I’ve mentioned in the past how much I adore Netflix (despite the recent Dexter debacle I experienced last week). But now I think I’ve found a reason to love Netflix even more. And that reason is called iFlix. 

iFlix is a native iPhone app, created by Brent Jensen, that is marketed as “easy queue management on the go.” Having had a chance to test out iFlix for a few days, I must admit that this is a killer app, especially if you are power Netflix user. 

Of course, you can do everything you can do on iFlix using Safari on the iPhone. However, accessing the Netflix website on the iPhone can be quite cumbersome and difficult to navigate, especially with the small text and having to zoom in and out of the browsers screen. With iFlix, everything is ten times easier. You can easily rearrange your queue the same way that you can drag and drop contacts in the iPhone address book. You can view recent activity and see what movies you currently have at home and the last movies you returned. 

Something that I like to do whenever I’m at Wal-Mart or Best Buy is peruse the DVD section. Before I had iFlix, I would use the Notes app on the iPhone to list what movies I wanted and then when I got home I would add those movies to my Netflix queue. Well, no more of that multi-step mumbo-jumbo. Now, I simply use the search function on iFlix to find the movie I’m interested in and I can add it to my queue, instantly, on the fly. Awesome. Even better, you can browse discs on the go by genre, top 100, or new releases directly from iFlix, so, theoretically, you don’t even need Wal-Mart or Best Buy to peruse!

iFlix does have a few faults. First of all, the “For You” recommendations function did not work me. It did not return any movie recommendations for me. Secondly, you can’t choose between formats (DVD or Blu-ray). The movies you add will be added in DVD format. 

At $1.99, the iFlix app is a steal for what it does. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love a freebie version direct from Netflix, but until Netflix gets their Apple act together (no native Instant Watch on Macs, WTF!) I am more than happy using iFlix.

 

 

 

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Central Hub Down

Hopefully it’s only a temporary situation. I’ve got an emergency appointment tomorrow at 9:45 am. Ala Moana Apple Store. So, I guess this is how a parent feels when one of their kids get sick. 

UPDATE: In less than 5 minutes, I was given a brand spanking new iPhone. Kudo’s to Apple customer service!

iOptimized

im.CotyGonzales has now been optimized for the iPhone/Touch. If you own one of these delectable devices, you will now be taken to a version of this site optimized for your phone. Of course, you can always revert back to the normal looking site by selecting normal view at the bottom of the page.