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!

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