My first generation wifi-only iPad has been nothing short of amazing. I can't remember what life was like before it came into my life. The one regret I have had is that there wasn't a 3G model out when I bought mine. (early adopter's syndrome).
Becoming quite the case snob recently... This week I have found 2 great cases for iPod touch (though the iMainGoX shown works also with iPhone, most MP3 or similar devices and not exactly new). The other is the new Trident Aegis series case for iPod (shown below), which I like a lot. Wasn't sure what to think of the iMainGoX with it's bulky, zippered, hardshell design that includes a small stereo speaker set mounted on one side, until I heard the speakers. Cool, would aptly describe it...
As expected, the Verizon iPhone is a big hit. The New York Times reported that its debut has surpassed any other Verizon phone, including the Droid, and that the company sold all of the phones being made available to current customers in less than a day.
For those of you who like to 'stick it to the man' by jailbreaking your iOS devices, you'll be pleased to know that the good folks at the Chronic Dev Team have released a shiny new tool for all your jailbreaking needs. Better yet, it's an untethered jailbreak, meaning that it should 'just work' without requiring any special boot-time tricks. The application can jailbreak any device at iOS 4.2.1 without trouble. If you're interested, throw on your tye-dye shirt, blast your Pearl Jam, and head over to the GreenPois0n website to mash 'GO' on that download button.
You know what I like about this case besides the fact that it looks cool? I like that you can remove the bottom of the case for quick and easy docking without having to remove the whole case. What a genius idea! More manufacturers should do this!
I don't usually review iPod items, but this was too cute to resist! The HEX Watch Band is perfect for iPod nano users on the go. The nano easily pops in and out of the silicone HEX Watch Band, providing protection as well as easy access to all of its controls. Add a headphone cord and you’re ready to go. Listen to music, track your steps, check the time, and more!
I love playing guitar, whether for people at parties or in the quiet solitude of my home. I also enjoy learning new pieces, whether from traditional sheet music or from the wide range of guitar tabs available on the Internet (most of which are not that good). Yet after years of playing, I still occasionally come across a weird chord that I haven't played in ages. Like many students of the instrument, I learned a majority of chords from Mel Bay guitar chord books. The drawback of these books is that there is no sound accompanying the strum, so it is hit or miss whether your fret fingering is correct. However, with the release of portable music apps like Agile Partners' GuitarToolkit, chord formation and sound are no longer a mystery.