Fruit Cozies

When Hobbies Collide! I love to knit, and I love to pack lunches, so what could be better than knitting things for packed lunches?

This summer I've been knitting fruit cozies: cotton jackets made to keep fruit from getting bruised in a lunch bag or purse. So far I've made (clockwise from bottom left) an orange cozy, a banana cozy, two apple cozies, and a pear.

If any of you knitters are wondering how it's done, I got the original Apple Sweater Pattern from a seller on etsy. I wouldn't feel right sharing the pattern since it belongs to someone else. But I will tell you I made a few modifications:
  • I left off the collar on the apples, because I didn't like it.
  • I added a little leaf to most of the fruit (CO 3 st; Row1 knit; R2 purl; R3 K1f&b, K1, K1f&b (5 st); R4 purl; R5 knit; R6 purl; R7 K2tog, K1, K2tog; R8 purl; R9 Sl 1, K2tog, psso; weave in ends and attach to the cozy).
  • I knit an extra 5 rows before casting off to make the pear.
  • I knit the same cozy pattern in seed stitch for the orange.
I'm still playing with it and will probably go back and make the cozies bigger (especially the orange -- man, the oranges I found at the market today were bigger than the grapefruit!) and change the construction. If I do, I figure at that point I will have gotten far enough away from the original that I'll feel safe posting the new pattern here.

Of course, I also needed a banana for my collection, and since I couldn't find a pattern for a banana cozy, I made one up! Go ahead and download my Banana Cozy Pattern and make your own. And don't worry, there's plenty of time to get it done before school starts again!

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Weaving a Magic Place

Some 20 years ago we were given a gift of some osier basket willows from Annemarie & Graham from the Food Forest in Gawler. They figured they would grow better in our wet area. .We planted them as a copse down at the bottom of the valley adjoining our newly planted forest.



Over the years the copse was used for baskets, poles & trellis.






In August 2002 sculptor Evette Sunset began to weave a living house. A circle was picked out within the existing osier willow copse. Each tree was thinned down to the best large structural branches for the roof & wall frame work .Smaller branches up to 1 mitre long were cross-woven to fill in the ceiling & walls.


The woven willow house took about 12 days to make – with two people working together most of the time. Each winter it is pruned and prunings used for various projects.


The house is a dwelling & visiting place for many creatures. It breathes with the sun, wind & rain.


A circle of light travels across the floor like clockwork, as sun or moon journey through the sky, visible through the central opening in the roof – “the sky gate” or “eye of heaven”(so-called by Mongolian nomadic peoples)












Under the eye to the sky is a clay fireplace, made from digging out a near by pond. When the house was first completed it was decorated with clay, over the years with weather and use its now clothed in moss.




Alive & growing the house looks & feels different in each season .



In Spring its lush with delicate new lime green leaves;






In Summer shady & cool; In Autumn the fallen rich black leaves carpet the floor;



In Winter it’s a huge basket, a skeleton- framework.





A rhythm of gentle change


A of living chair graces the outside area. Here Evette has just pruned it.





A series of ponds where hand dug after the willow house was built but thats another story.
The willow house as become my retreat ,my special place, a great place to relax, watch the birds or read .It has hosted many long lunches, evening bbq & a wedding decorated with purple bougainvillea.



Around my gardens you will find other bits of woven magic













Summer Veg Out Part V: GO FOR A DIP

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No? If the kids still aren't biting (or even if they are), how about taking their fruits and vegetables for a dip? Kids love dipping their food into other food (just consider that popular little vehicle for ketchup, the french fry).

Little cups of dip liven things up and can even be a great way to add protein and healthy fat to a child's diet. Here are just a few of our favorites...

1. First off, it's hard to go wrong with good ol' hummus (pictured here with a zucchini chip). Hummus is a classic, but you can also branch out and make bean dip out of any beans or legumes you like. We especially love the "cheesy" bean dips in Ultimate Uncheese,the ranch-flavored bean dip in Vegan Lunch Box, and spicy canned refried beans.

2. The crazy-looking carrot dip pictured here is one of my very favorite things EVER. I put it on green salads, beans and rice, steamed vegetables, raw tomatoes...pretty much everything except my morning oatmeal. It's a spoonful of Yumm! Sauce mixed with picante salsa. We're talking eyes-rolling-back-in-the-head good. Yumm! on its own is to-die-for, of course, but I totally love the extra bite of spicy picante mixed in, and the fact that mixing it like this cuts the fat down quite a bit. If you don't have any Yumm!, picante salsa mixed with mashed avocado would also be excellent.

3. Another high-protein dip that I particularly like on celery is Toby's Classic Lemon Dill Tofu Paté. It tastes a lot like egg salad! Be careful when shopping for Toby's, though, as only the Lemon Dill -- aka Lite Eggless -- paté is vegan.

4. Nut butters like this almond butter make a great dip for apple slices, bananas, and baby carrots (and -- let's be honest -- your finger, a spoon...). Nut and seed butters are high in protein and the healthy fats that are so crucial for growing bodies.

5. This summer my four-year-old niece taught me that even applesauce can be a fun dip! She dipped sugar snap peas, apple slices, and baby carrots into applesauce the last time she was here and crunched away. Such a simple way to make veggies a little more interesting and fun!

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ANYway! That last discussion started as an aside and grew into its very own post. Now that it's out of the way, let's get on with it, shall we?

While we were on vacation this weekend I noticed two new nondairy, soy-free yogurts at the store we went to. Excitement! Yogurt was one item where I couldn't find a way to get away from soy. We bought two containers and brought them home in an iced cooler so we could write this very cultured shmoo review (heh heh).

1. Blueberry Ricera Rice Yogurt. I couldn't wait to try this one, as I love rice and had an image of a thicker, creamier version of amazake. However, our first glimpse at its runny consistency and grainy texture did not inspire much confidence. Shmoo and I both took a taste and made faces. It was gritty and bitter, with a sharp, biting flavor that stays in your mouth long after you swallow. Big thumbs down from shmoo. Perhaps it would be better in a smoothie? We decided not to chance it and threw the rest away after a couple more bites. Verdict: Nasty!

2.Vanilla So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt. This yogurt looked like a winner as soon as I put the spoon in: creamy and thick like real yogurt, with beautiful color. I took a taste and smiled. Mmmm, that's more like it! It's smooth and luscious, like coconut milk pudding with a hint of yogurty tang. It also doesn't have that soy aftertaste I dislike in soy yogurt. Verdict: Beyond Excellent! Shmoo and I both give it big thumbs up and will be begging local stores to carry it.

I'll leave it to some of you to decide which nondairy yogurt is better nutritionally: soy, rice, or coconut? Coconut had the most fat (6 grams, all saturated -- no wonder it tasted so good!), but coconut also had fewer calories than rice or soy (150 vs. 180 in the rice and 160 in the soy). Both coconut and rice lack the protein of soy (4 grams in Silk Cultured Soy, 3 grams in Ricera, and only 1 gram in the Coconut Milk Yogurt).

AGAIN with the Soy Controversy

Sooo many people have asked me if I worry about feeding my son soy. To be honest, sometimes I do.

Although I don't buy into the soy controversy so much that I've cut soy out of our lives, I do think that too much of any one food can be bad for your health, and I don't like how much highly processed soy has found its way into the average vegan diet in recent years. It's possible to transition to a vegan diet and still eat all the same foods you ate before, only made from soy instead of meat and dairy. We're talking soy three, four, or more times a day: soy milk in your coffee and on your cereal in the morning, soy lunch meat and soy cheese on your sandwich at lunch, a soy protein bar for a snack, soy chicken with rice and vegetables for dinner, and some soy ice cream for dessert.

This style of eating is easy for most Westerners to transition to. It's nonthreatening, marketable, tasty, and animal-friendly, but to be honest, I worry that it's just too much. All that highly processed soy can't really be good for us in the long run, especially when it takes the place of other foods that we could be eating instead: fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, etc.

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Smoothies
are another way to make fruits (and, to a lesser extent, vegetables) fun and easy in the summertime. We make smoothies every day for breakfast or a healthy snack.

Now that my son is almost 10 he likes to show his independence and make his own. However, we started having problems with his idea of how much frozen fruit to use; it was not uncommon to find that he had thrown over 3 cups of frozen blueberries in the blender to make one breakfast smoothie. Talk about expensive!!

This spring when I started working at the smoothie bar I was struck by how easy and attractive it was to make smoothies when the frozen fruit was put into bins instead of bags, and a scoop was kept in the freezer next to them. So that's what I did: I purchased square bins at the wholesale grocery store, just like they use in restaurants, and a 3 oz. ice cream scoop. Here's a picture of my freezer with bins of raspberries, blueberries, pineapple, and mango.

Then I posted a smoothie recipe template on the refrigerator for shmoo's reference. It's practically impossible to go wrong with it. Note that one scoop equals about 3 ounces or 1/3 cup, so that's one cup of fruit altogether. You can peel and slice bananas and freeze and scoop them alongside the rest of the fruit, but we've tried it and prefer the taste of fresh bananas (is it me or do frozen bananas just taste...different?)

Here he is making one this morning: he started with 1 cup of orange-passionfruit juice, then added his favorite lime yogurt...

...a scoop of ice, a scoop of frozen pineapple, and two scoops of frozen blueberries.

Viola -- yummy smoothie! Of course, you can also add nutritious extras to any smoothie: handfuls of cooked or raw greens or other vegetables, slices of avocado, calcium/ multivitamin/ probiotic powder, a tablespoon of ground flax, etc.

Let's hear from all the other summer smoothie addicts out there: what are your favorite combos?

P.S.
I think this smoothie recipe will work in a regular blender, but I can't guarantee it. I swear by the Magical Super Power of the Vita-Mix to blend absolutely anything. I know it's expensive, but compared to the other blenders I've had it makes a world of difference.

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So, here I am discussing about a design that probably is inspired (heavily?) by iPhone. I have always said that it’s stupid to call any mobile with a touchscreen ‘iPhone-killer’ or a rip-off, but sometimes it is that way. This design here we are talking about is for sure inspired by iPhone and is as beautiful as the inspiration itself (dare I say, it’s more appealing than iPhone), kudos to

NTT DoCoMo Launching Consumer BlackBerry Service in August

NTT DoCoMo has announced today that it will launch Research In Motion's BlackBerry Internet Services in Japan for the first time on August 1st. The service will only be available for the BlackBerry 8707h, which was launched last year.The BlackBerry Internet Service allows individuals access to push email without the need for a corporate IT account. The BlackBerry Internet Service from NTT Docomo

LG KP100 / KP105

Simple, cheap phones can often be pretty appealing, and the LG KP100 seems to fall into this category. The recommended SIM-free retail price is €59 (around £48) although we have seen it advertised for less than €30. Given the low cost, the KP100 appears to deliver on all the basics you would need from a mobile phone.Some low-cost LG handsets in the past have been really ugly, but the KP100

LG Chocolate 3 to be released July 14th by Verizon

LG’s Chocolate 3 is the third iteration of the popular Chocolate music-centric mobile phone from LG. The design is so that you can easily access multimedia, especially music, without opening the clambshell, which is different from previous versions that were sliders. Due to the clambshell design, the Chocolate 3 has two LCDs. The one on the front is a smallish 1.76″ LCD with a pixel format of 220

iPhone 3G Available from the First Minutes of July 11 in New Zealand

Mobile users from New Zealand will be the first ones to buy Apple's new iPhone 3G on July 11. That's not only because the Southern Hemisphere country is where, according to the UTC time, July 11 arrives first, but also because Vodafone decided to start selling the handset come 00:01 AM on that day.Thus, New Zealanders who are eagerly waiting for the iPhone 3G can stay up late on the night between

PSP Mobile Phone finally coming under Sony Ericsson umbrella?

We had earlier heard rumors about Sony’s lack of interest in bringing its PSP phone under the Sony Ericsson umbrella and now there is some leaked information that the PSP phone will be made by Sony Ericsson. The display of the phone could be rotated to turn the phone into a PSP console. The 4.3-inch TFT LCD 480 x 272-pixel screen will be developed for full PSP experience.The strictly mobile phone

Samsung GT-B2700:New and Tough Candybar

Samsung is launching the GT-B2700, a new candybar phone certified to be resistant to water and dust. It’s another rugged beast after M110 and Z400 being among the latest-released ones. The phone’s durability has been certified to have met the IP54 level. Which means dust particle larger than 1mm is not allowed into this phone, and it’s also well protected from direct sprays and water. Samsung

Motorola’s worldly Q9: “Napoleon” breaks cover for Verizon

Verizon will be introducing a third variety in their Q9 lineup, and as of now its being code named “Napoleon.” The successor of the Q9 line is a hybrid that works in CDMA or any GSM network (as it is quad-band).The Motorola Q9 with full GSM world roaming capabilities including the U.S. 850MHz/1900MHz bands, which makes the new Q9 operational about anywhere in the world, thus business users who

Knee-high by the 4th of July

Since my last post about the heat... we went through that bit of weather known as "Juneuary". But! temperatures have straightened up and seem to be steady and making every one's crops and gardens a lot happier.It was so welcome to see our first sunflower open a couple of weeks ago on the solstice weekend. Strong and happy in the little strip between sidewalk and road. Signaling summer. And

GTalk Hits The iPhone Via Safari

There're more and more applications being developed for the iPhone and personally I’m not cribbing. Google has already firmly planted itself in the iPhone team with on-board Google Maps, but they’ve now decided that that's not enough. Google fans will be pleased to know that they have released a version of Google Talk that will reportedly work perfectly in tandem with Safari on both the iPhone

Philips X800 Xenium 9@9 reviewed. Comes with 35 days of stand-by!

We probably won’t be seeing Philips X800 full touchscreen handset here in Europe or U.S. anytime soon.Philips left the European mobile market eons ago and sold off it’s mobile unit to Asian investors. And they concentrated on selling Philips mobiles over there.Well, it’s a shame. But noting prevents us checking out the latest phones under a Philips brand from a far.Their newest creation - Philips

Sharp 923SH

Sharp’s 923SH has one of the most incredible displays! Have a close look at the display specifications and you can see that it is out of this world: 3.3″ LCD with a 480 x 845 pixel format!!! Compare it to the iPhone’s 3.5″ with just 320 x 480 LCD and you can see that Sharp’s 923SH has more than double the number of pixels in a slightly smaller display. Wow.The clambshell mobile phone is angular

How to run Android on your Nokia N810 easy

with due diligence and a little time, you’ll find that it’s very easy to swap the outer casing of your Nokia N810. But have you ever thought about swapping its operating system for another one?Probably not, but in case you’re interested in trying out Google’s Android OS before it finally comes out, here’s your chance. There’s actually a two-step process that will let you run the Android OS on a

Telus picking up HTC Touch Diamond in Canada

Who woulda thunk it? Canada has has just proved to be the first North American market to offer the hottest new touchscreen flavor from HTC. Our favorite Taiwanese ODM-turned global smartphone-manufacturing powerhouse has finally made good on their promise to bring their highly acclaimed HTC Touch Diamond to the North American market. Unfortunately for us Stateside, Canada will be the first North

Samsung Eco Phone SCH-W510: Bio Cover Mobile Phone

Samsung’s newly announced Eco Phone, the SCH-W510, has a nickname: Bio Cover Phone. The reason? The cover is made from bioplastic material, which in turn is made from corn starch. The manufacturing process is an environmentally friendly one and does not use brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). In addition, there are no Mercury, Lead or Cadmium. The SCH-W510 is quite

Bell launching Samsung Instinct August 8th!

Samsung and Bell Mobility have confirmed the highly popular Instinct will be released in Canada. The launch date is August 8th and is perfect to compete with the iPhone and Bold.The Samsung Instinct will be available from Bell Mobility for $149.95 on a three-year contract, $249.95 on a two-year contract or $399.95 on a one-year contract. Or if you want this with no contract it is $449.95.The

HP iPAQ 910

Equipped with the latest communication technologies and optimized for online work on the go, the new HP iPAQ 910 Business Messenger allows you to download files at up to 7.2 Mbps speeds via tri-band UMTS/HSDPA connectivity, roam internationally via the quad-band GSM support, and share information with others through the email and Instant Messaging.Coming at a price of $450, the Smartphone brings

Nokia Eco Sensor

Remade is an interesting concept and now let’s see what the new Nokia cell phone concept is all about. It’s called Nokia Eco Sensor and it’s all a green design. It works together with a sensing device companion and it allows the users of such handhelds to share environmental information collected by the phone.The sensor is wearable on the neck or wrist and can observe the environment changes,

OpenMoko Neo Freerunner Finally Available on July 4th

The official Openmoko online store will begin offering the Openmoko FreeRunner on or around July 4th. The Neo FreeRunner is the second phone designed to run Openmoko software and is the direct descendant of the earlier FIC Neo1973. Hardware specs are at Neo FreeRunner GTA02 Hardware.The Neo FreeRunner is a Linux-based touch screen smart phone aimed at general consumer use as well as Linux desktop

New Samsung SGH-i740 Windows Mobile Smartphone

According to idnes.cz, Samsung is planning to launch yet another full touch screen smartphone, the Samsung SGH-i740. The i740 is the sucessor of Samsung i710. The SGH-i740 slider will run the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS (Windows Mobile 6.1). The device is not going to be an expensive smartphone though, according to the source it will lack of 3G support and also without the WiFi

Virgin Mobile picks up camera-equipped Arc

Virgin Mobile USA's recent Helio acquisition announcement hasn't stopped the pre-paid wireless giant from pushing out new handset offerings for its pre-pay customer-base. The latest handset to bring its low- to mid-range feature set to Virgin Mobile's network is the UTStarcom Arc. Clad in a Black-and-Red finish, the Virgin Mobile Arc offers Bluetooth, VGA camera, speakerphone, and external and

Palm Treo 700wx does Windows Mobile 6

Sprint, Verizon, and Alltel subscribers with Palm Treo 700wx smartphones in hand, take heed. Following on Sprint's "minor update" released earlier this year, ROM cooks ("chefs," as we like to call them) have managed to get a fully-working Windows Mobile 6.0 installation running on a Palm Treo 700wx. The Windows Mobile 6.0 AKU 4.2 ROM is compatible with Palm Treo 700wx handsets on Verizon, Sprint,

Rumor: Apple testing iPhone prototypes with physical keyboards

The iPhone's conspicuous lack of a physical keyboard is at once a draw for those in-the-know and a deal-breaker for the virtual-QWERTY-wary. By nixing a physical keyboard from the iPhone's design, Apple has been able to further their minimalistic design philosophy with the iPhone and iPhone 3G. But, clean lines and sleek style come at a price - namely the absence of a physical keyboard.Despite

AT&T Dishes iPhone 3G Info

AT&T has just posted a whole bunch of official iPhone 3G info on its site this morning as it prepares for the hoards of people waiting to snag the new Apple handset on July 11. First and foremost is the announcement that the iPhone 3G will be available for sale at 8:00 am next Friday. Wait, where have we heard that before? We’re guessing there are going to be some pretty early lines forming this

Firefox Mobile Concept for touchscreen cellphones

Two day ago,I told you about the official launch of the Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta which is coming to smartphones and cellphones this July 15th and the launch of the Firefox Mobile which is due sometime in September. Well, today I found a video created by Aza Raskin, the user experience chief of Mozilla Labs which shows his vision of the Firefox browser operating on a mobile phone equipped with a

AT&T Windows Mobile roadmap leaked!

Not looking to jump on the iPhone 3G bandwagon next week? AT&T is already a couple steps ahead of you. After all, not everyone is going to find Apple's handset a good fit for their needs.AT&T has some Windows Mobile smartphones planned for release throughout the rest of 2008, and WMExperts managed to get a hold of the AT&T WinMo roadmap.Pantech Duo IIRemember the Pantech Duo 2 that we saw pass

Nokia Wireless Loopset HS-67WL enhances mobile communications for T-coil equipped hearing aid users

Nokia today announced the Nokia Wireless Loopset HS-67WL, an accessory designed specifically for improved mobile communications for people with hearing aids. The Loopset is expected to start shipping worldwide in the first quarter 2009, with an estimated price of less than 200 Euros, before applicable taxes or subsidies.Compatible with handsets that use Bluetooth connectivity, the HS-67WL enables

Motorola Quietly Announces ZN200 Slider in Brazil

Motorola recently announced its ZN200 slider handset in Brazil, alongside a handful of other handsets. The ZN200 has already been approved by the FCC for use in the United States, as well.Featuring a 2 megapixel camera and on-board image editing tools, the Motorola ZN200 also comes with 30MB of internal storage and should ship with a 1GB microSD card as well. Bluetooth support for A2DP stereo

Summer Veg Out Part III: EASY & EATEN

Okay, so we've talked about finding vegetables and fruits locally and on the cheap. Now that your fridge is full of them, how do you get the kids to actually eat them all summer?

I think one of the keys is to make fruits and vegetables the number one most visible and easy-to-reach food items in the house. Don't leave them tucked away in the crisper drawer, unwashed in plastic bags. If they're on the counter when the kids run by, lookin' cool, crisp, and ready-to-go, kids are more likely to grab and eat them. Of course, it also helps to ditch the junk food or at least keep it out-of-sight, and perhaps rule out other foods for between-meal snacking.

But even though I think they should be out and available, I don't want them to get dry, wilty, or touched by flies. Yuck! This year I stumbled across a great solution at Bed Bath & Beyond: this Condiments on Ice tray with five 2-cup compartments. It has a clear lid that leaves the goodies visible and an ice compartment to keep everything cool. (They also have an Appetizers on Ice tray; I liked the dip holder, but the tray doesn't have a lid, which is a must for me, what with the whole fly touching issue).

Each late morning or early afternoon I fill the bottom of the tray with fresh ice and load it with whatever fruits and vegetables I have on hand. When the ice gets melty I pour off the water and add a bit more; at the end of the day I add whatever's uneaten to dinner or save it for leftover soup.

The options of what to put in this thing are almost endless. Here are three pictures to give you some ideas:

(1) baby cucumber spears, baby carrots, sugar snap peas, organic strawberries and green grapes.

(2) cucumber slices, romaine leaves, sugar snaps, baby carrots, jicama and apple slices (in one container with a small plastic divider), and green grapes.

(3)baby carrots, grape tomatoes, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, jicama, and baby bananas.

The daily Filling-of- the-Tray has become quite an event at our house, especially when the neighborhood kids are over. I tell you, I'm not sure why everyone insists that kids won't eat fruits and vegetables and you have to hand out candy and popsicles if you want them to like you. I've watched these containers empty in a matter of minutes. One little girl ate almost an entire cup of sugar snap peas before she stopped and held one up to me. "What are these?" she asked.

AT&T’s iPhone Announcement

With 10 days to go until the 3G iPhone will be officially sold simultaneously in 22 countries, AT&T have announced details about the US launch. As rumored, AT&T stores will start selling the iPhone at 8 AM on Friday, July 11th.The prices are those announced by Steve Jobs at the WWDC. The 8GB will go for $199 and the 16GB will go for $299; both offers are available with two year plans. In order to

Sony Ericsson Rank Number 1 in the Green way

Out of the 18 electronics companies evaluated in the 8th edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics, only two companies - Sony Ericsson and Sony - score above 5/10. The guide is now being released every 3 months, you can find the history records since 2006 here“Electronics giants pay attention to environmental performance on certain issues, while ignoring others that are just as

Warner Music to Join Nokia Music Stores Globally

Nokia today announced that Warner Music Group will make its content available through Nokia Music Stores around the world as well as through Comes With Music. Comes With Music is expected to launch in the second half of 2008 on a range of Nokia devices in selected territories. With a single purchase, consumers will have access to a year of exploring and downloading the music that they love, and

HTC Touch Diamond, Touch Pro coming to Sprint, Verizon?

Just when we reported that the HTC Touch Pro in CDMA flavor has been spotted at the FCC, another news item caught our eye. Apparently, Sprint and Verizon will get to carry both the Diamond and the Touch Pro. And while we're not sure about the release date at this stage, it seems to me both carriers are eager to announce the two smartphones as soon as they can. After all, they do want all those

LG Secret launched in Korea

LG is bringing the KF750 aka Secret back to its courtyard. Why it took them so long is a tricky question, but knowing that LG is one smart company, I'm certain there's a good reason for postponing the Korean release until now.As far as we know, the Korean version is identical to the Secrets we've seen launched in other parts of the world, and has the same 5 megapixel camera which can record video

$0 iPhone from Telstra,Where the Catch?

Telstra, one of the three Australian operators to sell the iPhone, has announced their prices and plans for Apple’s phone. Vodafone and Optus should roll out their offers on July 11th. And 3 might be the fourth carrier to sell the 3G iPhone if they manage to strike a deal with Apple.Telstra will launch the iPhone on the Next G network which is the largest 3G network in Australia, covering 99% of