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iPhone’s Apple Logo Glow Plate

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iPhone’s Apple Logo Glow Plate Upgrade – * US – Score: 4 IV’s

Tell me about this upgrade Eric…

This cool mod makes the apple logo on the back of your iPhone glow every time the iPhone’s screen turns on or displays a notification.  It’s available for black or glass (white) iPhones.

What did you like about it?

I really like that it brings something that every portable apple computer has had into Apple’s ultimate portable device. It gives the phone a very nice look, something that should have been on the device originally.  It’s cool because this mod adds a light notification to iPhones similar blackberry phones.

What didn’t you like?

Im sure its going to drain the phones battery a little more but I would be willing sacrifice the battery for the light up logo.

Every Tuesday and Thursday one of our expert D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices review and rate Apple applications, accessories and upgrades. Items are rated from 1 to 5 IV’s (5 being the highest possible score). If the item is a total waste of time and money we’ll give it the dreaded bedpan score of zero. Are you interested in having one of our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices rate your application, accessory or upgrade? Contact us here or leave a comment below.

Review by D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices Eric Jablon, iHospital in Atlanta, Georgia

emoji Keyboard

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iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Upgrade: The Apple iOS Built-In Emoji Keyboard – Free – Score: 3 IV’s

What is the the Emoji Keyboard?

emoji is a specialized set of emoticons that you can insert into iMessages, emails, etc. The iOS offers several hundred unique emoji images that you can access via the emoji Keyboard. Your text messages won’t know wPlease note you can only upgrade to this special keyboard if your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch has been upgraded to iOS 5 or later.

What did you like about it?

Apple added over 200 new features to the current iOS (5.0). While most of them are obvious there are quite a few that are hidden and require some digging around. One of my favorite additions to the new software is the built in emoji keyboard, aka emoticons, aka smiley faces. Now theres no need to install an additional app.

What didn’t you like?

After enabling the new keyboard a little world icon will appear on the keyboard next to the space bar when you want to access the Emoticons. If you have an iPhone 4S with Siri turned on the spacebar is much smaller than what you might be use to and will take a little time to adjust when typing.

How do I upgrade to the new Emoji Keyboard?

To turn on the emoji keyboard go to Settings > General > Keyboard > International keyboard > Add New… > Choose emoji from the list. It’s as easy as that! Once emoji has been enabled, you can access it by tapping the globe icon to the right of the space bar.

Every Tuesday and Thursday our expert D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices review and rate Apple applications, accessories and more. Items are rated from 1 to 5 IV’s (5 being the highest possible score). If the item is a total waste of time and money we’ll give it the dreaded bedpan score of zero.

Review by D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices Mindi SewelliHospital in Atlanta, Georgia

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Smartsync

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Smart Sync

iPhone Application: SmartSync – $0.99 US – Score: 3 IV’s

What is SmartSync?

SmartSync is an iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch application that syncs with Facebook to keep your contacts up-to-date with their latest pictures and information such as birthday, status, address, job title and place of employment.  Even your caller ID will update with your friend’s latest Facebook picture!  The best part is this application merges birthdays with your iDevice’s calendar and I never miss anyone’s birthday.  If you like Facebook, you’ll love SmartSync!

What is this application lacking?

This application lags when it comes to updating pictures.  It would be much better if it didn’t have to constantly re-sync.

What are some key features?

  • When your Facebook friends call your phone, their latest Facebook profile will be displayed as the Caller ID
  • Your contact profiles will be updated with missing data from Facebook such as status, birthday, etc.
  • An up-to-date birthday list so you’ll never forget an important date
  • Data protection – this app won’t overwrite your pre-existing contact images or information.
  • It’s easy to import missing friends from Facebook into your iPhone contact list
  • Support for iCloud, Exchange and Google Sync

Where can I purchase SmartSync?

You can purchase SmartSync from iTunes by clicking here.

Every Tuesday and Thursday our expert D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices review and rate Apple applications, accessories and more. Items are rated from 1 to 5 IV’s (5 being the highest possible score). If the item is a total waste of time and money we’ll give it the dreaded bedpan score of zero.

Review by Nikesh Patel, North Tampa (USF-Fowler) iHospital

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