Though the iPhone has already got many fun and entertaining games to offer. Many have always doubted whether the iPhone could really become a gamer’s best friend (maybe not the best, even just a friend) right from the very start when it was launched. With just a touch screen and literally no buttons at all, let’s admit it, the iPhone isn’t necessarily regarded as a proper games console. But now, what you see in the picture below, may be a piece of gadget that may turn that belief around.

Enter the iControlPad, a device that wraps itself around your iPhone and provides some tactile controls to software. Touch Arcade’s got more on how it works and pictures of another rumored device. Buttons that you can see work via delivery through the serial port, the great news is that jailbroken apps already support the pad, with full code and SDK support to come.

Though not yet available for sale, iControlPad is planning on selling for a good affordable price of $30 USD, good price for what it can offer. If the gaming pad does go on sale, it can expect alot of competition from other gaming gadget firms that will follow its path…

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Check this out, is it magic? I’m sorry, unfortunately not. This is just a new application developed by David O’Reilly, while it may look 3D and it may look to be real, it’s just making use of anamorphosis, a very simple painting technique that has been used by old masters since the 15th century!

iHologram combines anamorphosis and the iPhone’s gyroscopes to achieve this awesome visual magic trick. Anamorphosis is a way to draw things distorted so, while watched at a certain angle, they pop out of the 2D surface as if they were real.

David’s application assumes a constant viewing angle of 35 to 45 degrees, which is the usual angle when anyone watches the iPhone screen. Knowing that angle, the application calculates the orientation of the screen relative to the viewer using the iPhone’s motion sensors, so when you turn it around, the 3D world perspective gets skewed accordingly.

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Soon to arrive in September, the next version of the iPhone app for Facebook, version 2.0 looks to be quite impressive. Many have said this next version really feels like using Facebook itself, in a quick summary, here are some of the things it will be able to do…

  • Profiles will use tabs and the combined Wall/Mini-Feed from the site’s latest redesign
  • Be able to search for people outside of your friends,
  • Make / approve / ignore friend requests
  • Search your inbox and sent folder
  • Notifications will also arrive in real time while the app is running!

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Today iPhon.fr have reported what looks to be like the first screenshots of Nike’s upcoming kit for the iPhone. I’m not entirely certain what it will be, some are saying its an interface while others application. I’m sure it won’t take very long for this to be revealed. Meanwhile, what we can see from the screenshots below is that ‘iPhone Nike’ looks to be a tool that suits those who are serious about their exercise. Things such as performance charts, tracking your progress, find your way presumably using GPS, what’s more is that it also features calories calculation which everyone loves to see these days. Though no info on date of availability from Nike, if you’re looking to get organised about your exercise routine, then you wouldn’t want to miss it when it arrives…

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Have you been having the same question that many have had since your iPhone 3G was first unboxed when you got it? It seems many have been wondering why the speed of the new iPhone isn’t as fast as expected and it didn’t take long for this video to be made. Here’s a video which will probably solve your question, it basically shows you the ad that attracted everyone to buying the latest ‘twice as fast’ iPhone and compares it to the ‘real world’ iPhone 3G.

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This is just to let everyone know the iPhone Dev Team have released a new jailbreaking tool called the QuickPwn and is intended for Windows users with iPhones or iPod Touches running the firmware 2.0.1. QuickPwn is currently still in beta but is safe and is already available for download. It’s also got an advantage over WinPwn in that it operates very quickly without needing iTunes to rebuild/restore your device afterwards.

Quickpwn Pwned Firmware 201 Iphone Touch Ipod

Find out more in detail and visit our Roundup of jailbreaking, unlocking the iPhone 2.0.1 2G and 3G so far… UPDATED, the download link is located near the bottom of that post…

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Some Russian iPhone fans have replaced the regular, boring Apple logo on the back of an original iPhone with an eye-piercing, glowing version! When the screen is switched on, the logo will light up, it seems to be a matter of replacing the metal insert on the back of the phone with an LED equipped plastic one. Not entirely sure whether the brightness is controlled via any software though.

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