iPhone $99 Refurbished and Other Offers

The $99 iPhone are refurbished phones available until Dec 31, 2008 and require a two year AT&T service plan.

Wal-Mart will offer the 8GB iPhone 3G for $197 and the 16GB model for $297. That’s a whopping $2 off AT&T’s iPhone prices and includes the same two-year service contract. Best Buy, in contrast, is currently offering the iPhone 3G models for $189.99 and $289.99 — seven bucks less than Wal-Mart’s “always low prices.”

10 new best iphone apps of 2008 from Gizmodo
1. Easywriter: type URLs in landscape mode with its larger, more luxuriously spaced keyboard. Free version and $2.99 for Pro edition

2. Facebook App. Free

3. Evernote. Geotagged photos

4. Google mobile with voice search. Free

5. RjDj. Processes sound from your environment and replays it according to a set program. Free to try; $2.99 expanded version

6. VLC Remote. Swiss army knife of media players VLC has one of its very own. Free ad-supported simple version; $1.99 for more controls and no ads.

7. Wikipedia Remote. $2.99

8. Night Camera uses accelerometer data to make your low-light picture clearer. $0.99

9. Tweetie. Gives the closest approximation of the Twitter desktop experience. $2.99

10. Recorder: A good solid voice recorder can be incredibly handy. $0.99

20 essential iPhone Apps from Gizmodo on Nov 14, 2008

Below are 9 of the 20:

1. Pageonce Personal Assistant: Combines myriad online accounts, from banking and investing to bill paying to airline frequent fliers. Rather than hit 15 different sites for your montly bill pay/pain time, use this single app.

2. AOL Radio: Four letters: KCRW. AOL Radio pipes in the legendary LA station and for this we are thankful.

3. Fring: The only IM/messaing client you need. Covers Google Talk, AIM, Skype, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Twitter, plus VoIP calls over Wi-Fi if you’re low on minutes at home or in the coffee shop.

4. AirSharing: Our favorite file storage app—shoots files to the iPhone’s flash memory via Wi-Fi for storage, transport, and easy retrieval.

5. Yelp: Taps into Yelp’s community reviews to find good bars and restaurants based on your location.

6. Routesy: Easy lookup of when trains / busses are coming in San Francisco.

7. City Transit: NYC subway map with live updates of service outages

8. Pandora: Best internet radio app, hands down.

9. VNC Lite: View and fully control my computer from anywhere, as long as I am on the same network

Openclip’s copy and paste solution is close but still deficient copy and paste solution.