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Print You Own iPhone Keyboard On A Piece Of Paper

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Maybe you find the keyboard on the iPhone a tad too cramped? Your big meaty fingers make a mess of everything? Maybe you’d be better off giving this application a look, then. It’s called Paper Keyboard and involves you physically printing a special keyboard on a piece of paper. You know, like people did in 2006? Print stuff in 2D? Right, so once the keyboard is printed, you place your phone in the specially designated area and its front facing camera takes care of the rest. Its “sophisticated algorithms” track where your fingers are and register the key presses. You’re then free to use that text in other applications.

Now… we’re not sure about this one, cool as it sort of sounds at first. If you’re able to print something, there’s a good chance there’s a full computer nearby, no? So why not just use that? Like, this could be useful if you have to type a really long email and don’t want to stare at a tiny keyboard for the whole thing. But if there’s a computer nearby… what’s the point?

In any case, it’s free to download and try out, though they’ll ask for money if you want to use the in-app chat application.

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Want an iPhone 5S? This Stock Finder App Will Let You Know When It’s Back In Stock

iPhone Stock Finder

Despite the lukewarm reception to the iPhone 5S, it seems like Apple has not lost their touch because the phone is consistently out of stock in a lot of stores. Either that, or Apple is taking their sweet time to manufacture the phone. If you’re one of the many who are waiting in line for an iPhone 5S (especially the gold edition, since that one sold like hotcakes), then you might find this web app by Mordy Tikotzky useful.

It’s an iPhone Availability Tracker that promises to send you an email alert when the iPhone 5S model that you want is in stock again at your local store. All you have to do is enter your zip code, email address, and the iPhone model and carrier you want, and you’re good to go.

The service is being offered for free and is only available for those in the US.

VIA [ C|NET ]

For Cryin Out Loud, iOS 7 Does Not Make Your iPhone Waterproof!

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4Chan is at it again. Unbelievable as it seems, they’ve managed to convince some stellar specimens that iOS 7 would make their iPhones waterproof. The result? Bricked iPhones, of course. They distributed a fake ad designed in the same style as Apple adverts on social media sites, which claimed that the new OS would allow their phone to shut off “its vital parts” in the event that it detected being submerged. Yeah…

We’re going to go ahead and assume OhGizmo! readers know better, so take this article as more of a “wow, can you believe people would fall for that” type of post, rather than a serious PSA. But, well… you never really do know and assuming is generally a bad idea. So uh, folks, please don’t drop your phones in the water, ok?

VIA [ The Telegraph ]

Cordli iPhone Case Keeps Your Headphone Cord Out of the Way

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Things can get pretty messy with your earphone cord if you don’t have one of those holders or wire clips to keep them in place while you’re using them. The clips do a decent job of keeping the wires neat, but then there’s the hassle of where to put them when you want to use the entire length of your earphones. I’ve lost my fair share of these clips because they’re often so tiny that you don’t really notice when they slip out of your pocket or purse.

An alternative is the Cordli iPhone case. It has snakelike grooves on the back where you’re supposed to push the wire into. It promises to get rid of the “cord bulge” and allows you to adjust the cord to a length that you’re comfortable with by holding the excess in its grooves.

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iCracked Fixes Up Smashed iPhones So They’ll Almost Be Good as New

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Dropped your phone? Cracked the screen? Dropped it into a puddle of water? Fret not. The guys at iCracked can help you out. They’re a start-up that promises to fix up your phone, regardless of the shape it’s in. You don’t even have to drive anywhere or ship your phone out to a repair service, because iCracked’s repair technicians will come to you.

Aside from repairing busted-up devices, iCracked now offers a buyback service and are offering protection plans that start at $6 a month. These are options that you might want to check out, especially if you’re a particularly clumsy phone user.

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New iPhones Out? Yawn… At Least Denny’s Had Something Interesting To Say About It

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Yeah… so Cupertino released some new iPhones yesterday. Anything exciting? Not by a long shot. The iPhone 5 guts, now in a plastic casing, with multiple colors available, and sporting the “iPhone 5C” moniker. And the iPhone 5S, a faster iPhone 5 with a fingerprint scanner. Oh. So. Exciting. Bigger screen? Nope. NFC? You’re funny. Better battery life? What is this, bizarro-land, where Apple still leads the innovation landscape? Come on… At least Denny’s was quick to come out with a funny ad, partly mocking the new phones. There it is, up there, reminding you that the popular franchise always has pancakes smothered in Gold (like the butter), a dig at the fact that the former-Jesus phone now comes in a champagne hue, in addition to black and white. Maybe it’s not completely mocking, as much as it is riding the wave of media coverage surrounding yesterday’s announcement, but all things being considered, we felt more excitement for Denny’s creativity than Apple’s efforts on the phone front this time around.

VIA [ Mashable ]

iPhone Paperback Notes To Kick It Old School

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Yeah, there’s a Notes application in your iPhone, but let’s face it: no one uses it. Well, some people do, but there’s no denying that there still exists a strong contingent of people who haven’t lost all love for hand writing. The iPhone Paperback Notes consists of 80 sheets of self-adhesive paper that stick straight to the back of the iPhone 5. Write stuff down, tear that sheet out and stick it somewhere like they used to do in the 90’s. It’s $8.

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This iPhone Case Gets Your Gears Turning

Gear iPhone Case

This iPhone case designed by Danny Tasmakis is truly something else. It features a thick frame with a bunch of gears covering the back. The coolest part? The gears are actually movable. They also function as an analog calculator of sorts, as the gears are embossed with the number of teeth on each, so you can work out ratios and the like.

There are even and odd number of teeth gears just to make it that bit more challenging, it’s a great visual to see what direction what gear is going in a gear train. You won’t even have to turn on your phone and it still works. 

You can print the case out yourself if you have access to a 3D printer by downloading the model here. If you don’t, you can also just buy it, although there’s still some minimal assembly required from you to put the case together.

The case is priced at $19.29.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geeky Gadgets ]

Denture iPhone Case: All Teeth, No Bite

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This isn’t the first time that teeth and dentures took center stage in accessories. We first heard of ConcaveOblivion when they came up with denture-themed fashion accessories, like bangles and combs. They’re back once with more accessories that bite, this time for your phone.

Each case is handmade and features polished dental acrylic veneer. It’s probably not a case for the faint of heart.Continue Reading