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First Look: Toki Tori Brings High-Quality Console Gaming to the iPhone [Video]

Our friends at Chillingo announced back in 2008 that Toki Tori would be coming to the iPhone and we finally got our hands on a copy to try out! Originally a Gameboy Color game, it’s been ported to many Nintendo consoles and will be available soon for the iPhone. What caught our eye with Toki Tori was the graphics. Gameplay is incredibly smooth for the given graphics quality and the game and controls are easy to grasp. The game revolves around Toki Tori, a newly born chicken who’s on a quest to save his unborn siblings. At each level, he uses various tools to retrieve the eggs which are periodically introduced throughout the game. Two notable items: a freeze gun and a teleporter. NICE.

Not only is this game fun to play, it’s totally adorable. Check out the video below!

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U-Feel

Uniea’s U-Feel is a touch-through case similar to Case-Mate’s Naked Case. The differentiating factor here is that the U-Feel has a colored backing and a removable belt clip which doubles as a kickstand for propping up your iPhone.

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Magneat

Magneat is a magnetic headphone cable management device that sticks to your clothes and any magnetic surface. The purpose of Magneat is to keep long headphone cables from moving around so they don’t get in the way or get accidentally yanked at.

To use the Magneat, it’s best to start by putting your headphones on, attaching it to your clothing with the backing magnet, and then wrapping the cord around the Magneat. A little notch allows you to keep it from unraveling while you wear it.

I found Magneat especially useful for running since the last thing you want is to accidentally yank at your headphone cord. The magnet keeps it firmly in place so there’s no need to worry about losing it. I did notice that the thinner iPhone headphone cable didn’t stay in the notch as well as thicker wires, but it didn’t cause too much of a problem.

I also found that Magneat helps keep your headphones from tangling while you’re not using them. What’s even cooler is you can use the magnetic back to stick your headphones on any magnetic surface. Just be sure to keep it away from devices with hard drives!

The Good: Great design, solid magnet, nice solution to headphone tangle.

The Bad: Notch doesn’t hold thinner cables very well.

The Bottom Line: Magneat is a great solution for lengthy headphone cables and because it’s magnetic, it can be placed nearly anywhere. You may have issues using the notch with thin headphones wires, although in most cases it wasn’t an issue.

The Magneat is available in an incredible assortment of colors and styles at Magneat.com.

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Snow Leopard Server To Offer Secure Enterprise Features For iPhone?

One of the WWDC 2009 sessions posted on Apple’s website is believed to reveal secure corporate email, contacts, calendar, and intranet web services for the iPhone and iPod touch in Apple’s upcoming OS X Snow Leopard Server software. While Apple’s Snow Leopard Server page mentions a Remote Access” feature, it only vaguely describes it as enabling “push notifications to mobile users outside your firewall” and a proxy service that gives “secure remote access to email, address book contacts, calendars, and select internal websites.”

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Video: World of Warcraft On iPhone?

Reader MICHAELSD stumbled onto a YouTube video which shows an iPhone running World of Warcraft through an unreleased mobile gaming service called VolleeX engine. VolleeX is an unreleased service still in beta that will allow users to play hardware-intensive games on internet-capable mobile devices.

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Hand-Carved Wooden iPhone 3G Cases Are Perfect For Your Mountain Friends

Eatsy has a new selection of hand-carved wooden cases from Substrata for the iPhone 3G. While it doesn’t quite offer the same level of protection as a traditional case, it’s darn pretty and fits the contours of the device perfectly (so we hear; we haven’t gotten our hands on it yet). They come in a selection of beautiful woods, including zebrawood (pictured), macacuba wood, and wenge, and are finished with a coat of linseed oil. You can get them at the links above for $84.99.
[via OhGizmo!]

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Winner Of Apple’s 1 Billion App Promotion Announced

Apple has announced the winner of their ‘1 Billion Apps’ promotion. Connor Mulcahey, age 13, of Weston, CT, was the winner when he downloaded the one billionth app to be downloaded: Bump [Free] by developer Bump Technologies, LLC. As promised, Connor will be recieving the MacBook Pro, 10,000 iTunes gift card, an iPod touch, and a Time Capsule. The developer is also getting some pretty good publicity out of the stunt, so it’s a win-win situation.

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Apple Issues Public Apology After Briefly Approving ‘Baby Shaker’ App To App Store

Apple issued a public apology yesterday after briefly allowing a 99-cent app by the name of Baby Shaker into the App Store. It was in the store only a short time before complaints from users who found the app offensive led to the app being removed. The app displayed an animation of a crying baby, with the instructions to listen to it for as long as possible before shaking the phone to make the crying stop.

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Apple Reaches 1 Billion App Store Downloads

After a two-week countdown, Apple has announced that the one billionth application has been downloaded from the App Store. To celebrate the milestone, Apple announced a promotional giveaway valued at over $13,000. Anyone who downloaded an application in the last two weeks was automatically entered for a chance to win the prize package which includes a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule, and a MacBook Pro.

Apple is expected to announce a winner soon.

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App Showcase: Mactracker Puts Every Apple Product In Your Pocket

Mactracker is an app that lets you look up info on every Apple product since time began. Ok, maybe not EVERY Apple product, but it’s pretty complete. Specs for each machine, including type of RAM, maximum OS, and even startup chime are included in this app. You Mac users may already be familiar with Mactracker’s desktop counterpart which shares the same database of info. The iPhone version doesn’t include images of the products, but we’re guessing it won’t be long until those are added.

Mactracker is free, awesome, and a must-have for anyone who may need to look up Mac deets at a moment’s notice. I’m looking at you, Genius Bar guy. Check it out! [App Store]

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