According to a piece ran on Bloomberg, Apple is working on a lower-end iPhone that is both smaller and cheaper than the current line up. It is said to be one-third smaller than the iPhone 4, but I can only hope that the screen dimension doesn’t shrink proportionally. A 2.3″ screen running on iOS is as uninteresting as it sounds.

iPhone Nano
Imaginary iPhone Nano & iPhone Shuffle dated in 2007, courtesy of iA.

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The 140 characters limitation on Twitter is what made most tweets short and precise, without blabbering too much. At times however, 140 characters is simply just insufficient to convey a message effectively, and that is why there are services that allow you to tweet longer.

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SheepTech Traffic for January 2011, by Google Analytics
Number of visitors went up by 3,446. Alexa ranking went a little higher at 95,621.

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This post brought to you by SmsScr. All opinions are 100% mine.

SmsScr logoJust in case you are too young for this (if all you have seen is an iPhone with on-screen keyboard or an Android device with Swype installed), keypresses in this context refers to the number of times you need to hit a phone keypad in order to type a word, assuming without assistance like T9 involved.

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HeyWire logo(iDevices/Android) If you text very frequently to local or international numbers and the cost is sucking your wallet dry, you should check this out.

HeyWire is a free app for both iDevices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) and Android that provides unlimited free text not only in the United States, but also to numbers in any of the 146 supported countries.

It is not a BBM-like messaging app like Whatsapp and KakaoTalk. The recipient need not to have the same app installed. All he need is a phone that is capable of receiving text messages, be it a monochrome Nokia 3210 or a cheap Chinese knock-off.

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This post brought to you by YapTime. All opinions are 100% mine.

YapTime logoWhy is there a need for yet another social network when everyone is already on Facebook? That is exactly the problem. Everyone is on Facebook. With your parents, boss, teachers and everyone else on Facebook, you have to be cautious of what you’re posting. “Bored at work” would get you fired, silly videos will jeopardize your professional image.

YapTime was created to address these shortcomings of Facebook. There will be no friend request from strangers you met an hour ago. You will know exactly who you are sharing your message, photos, and videos with. No nonsense wall post from random applications.

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