I saw an ad for Spotify the other night while I was watching the season premiere of NBC’s The Voice (So excited for this season! I don’t want to like Blake Sheldon, but I do). I thought to myself “Huh. I didn’t know Spotify was advertising on TV now!” After a little investigating, I found two more new Spotify ads on YouTube. This is a big move for the on-demand music service, and rumor has it that Spotify is planning to add video streaming to its existing music service to compete with Netflix and HBO. In light of that, the big-time marketing push makes sense. But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. Let’s dish about the ads, shall we?
A friend came over for dinner last night and handed me a small FedEx package that was sitting on my doorstep. I quickly opened it, figuring it was an item to review. But I had no clue what the device inside was. It looked like a blue package of breath fresheners, inscribed with the single word Tinké.
T-Mobile, the only of the four major carriers not to offer the iPhone, has finally joined the club. At a media event today in New York City, the company announced it will begin selling the iPhone April 12 — but with a difference. Unlike the other carriers, which sell the iPhone for a subsidized price of $199 if one signs a two-year contract, T-Mobile is switching to only selling unsubsidized, contract-free phones. You make a $99.99 downpayment, and then pay $20 per month for two years to pay for your phone. That works out to a total cost of $580.
The Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater ($199.99) is a rechargeable case for the iPad 2 and 3rd Generation that packs enough sonic punch to knock you out of your seat. Admittedly pricey, this audio accessory from Belkin offers quality and intense portable sound through Audifi digital signal processing, making movies and games immersive fun. This product can also solve the dilemma of buying a separate case, stand, battery and speaker.
This post is intended for readers with advanced technical knowledge who have jailbroken devices. If you don't jailbreak, it contains information about the real-world performance of Apple's new Lightning-HDMI adapter.
I love nothing more than iDevice products constructed of natural and organic materials. The feel and durability of accessories made from natural materials is comforting to the touch and a welcome modification to our otherwise cold, hard, metal and glass iDevices. So if you're looking to add an element of natural elegance to your iPad, I have a couple of great products to share with you.
When choosing an iPhone case, you usually have to make the tradeoff between a soft or hard design. Soft, rubberized cases allow you to get a good grip and have your phone stay in place on your desk or dash.
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Growing up, I was a pretty good math student. And while my oldest daughter is holding her own, my youngest, the artist, doesn't really get why math is so important. Since she loves playing with apps on the iPad, I thought a math app could be just the thing.
I bought iMathGenius ($2.99), hoping she wouldn't object simply in principle; fortunately she gave it a good try. And guess what? She liked it!
The Adventure-Proof series examines and reviews the best in rugged iOS gear, apps, and accessories to help iDevice users enjoy outdoor adventures with their mobile tech safely in tow.