As shapes and sizes of tablets, laptops, and gadgets change, the bags, backpacks, and carrying cases change with them. Booq’s latest offering caters to those whose digital lifestyles require their collection of gadgets, chargers, laptops, and other electronic accessories to travel along with them. Read on to find out of booq’s Boa shift is off target or hits its mark.
The day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, is the biggest shopping day of the year. Here are some apps to help you plan those holiday saving shopping excursions.
Maybe the name is a little overboard, but TGI Black Friday leaks ads ahead of time to your iPhone or iPad. Get instant alerts for new Black Friday ads from favorite retailers such as Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and more. Download PDFs or just browse ads page by page. You can make a shopping list, get coupons, price compare, and even buy the Black Friday deals from your iDevice.
Singing in the shower just got a whole lot more fun!
I received the Homewerks Ventilating Bath Fan with Bluetooth Speaker ($139 at Home Depot) for review a few weeks ago, and while I couldn’t wait to test it out, I was feeling a little lazy about the installation process. We finally got sick of stepping over the box, so I bit the bullet and designated a Saturday morning to the task. I regret to inform you that my procrastination was unwarranted and I could have been enjoying music in the shower a lot sooner! Curses!
When upgrading your Apple iPhone or iPad to the new iOS 7 operating system, you will notice a new Find My iPhone/iPad feature called Activation Lock. This beneficial new technology makes it more difficult for anyone to access or sell your iPhone or iPad in the event it is lost or stolen.
Activation Lock starts working the moment you turn on the Find My iPhone application in iOS 7. While Apple’s new security feature is a helpful data-security measure, it also prevents mobile buyback companies from accessing the device to ensure your private data has been completely sanitized.
Welcome to a very special installment of Game Centered. Game Centered features roundups and in-depth reviews of the best in iOS games and related gaming news. Among the App Store’s myriad games, it’s all too easy to overlook some of the greats. Each installment of Game Centered will take a close look at a select few worthy of special recognition. This week, we are treated to a special installment with four highly anticipated, blockbuster game titles making their debuts in the App Store.
Don't forget to enter this weekend's Giveaway Contest!
Here's how it works: Every other weekend we raffle off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE then announce the winners through iphonelife.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. To enter, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. If you win an app, we will email you the promo code. If you win an accessory, we will ask you for your mailing address.
This weeks featured items are:
As new iOS apps flood the App Store every day — recently topping 1,000,000 — we know it’s tough to tell which ones are worth their salt. But thanks to our Weekly Scoop, you can have the best for free! Here you’ll find a weekly roundup of the coolest apps free or at a discount for a limited-time only. Each week features the best and brightest from websites like Free App Report, AppsGoneFree, appsfire, and more.
Hurry! Get 'em while they’re hot!
I used to start out just about every review of an online game making some sort of comment about how I don’t really like online games. I'm beginning to think that’s not really the case. What I don’t like are games where if you’re not in the “elite” you’re pretty much dead when you step out on the battlefield. I also don’t care for games where people pretty much expect you to chat or make the game as much about taunting as actually playing. Thankfully The Rats Online (free with IAP) handles all of these things in just the right manner. Its simple nature makes it easy to get into, and the nicely organized list of folks you need to exact revenge on makes it worth coming back in periodically to see how things are going.
I've written before about the Powermat offerings from Duracell, so I was pleased to see some enhancements to the product line. The Powermat products share a wireless charging mechanism that makes it really convenient to charge your batteries. Simply place the iPhone on a Powermat charging mat and the friendly beep indicates your phone is charging. No more fumbling for cables, especially at night.
I dropped my iPad mini about a month ago, cracking the screen. It took a couple weeks to get it repaired, because the local person I took it to ran into some unexpected difficulties. I used my first-generation Google Nexus 7 for those two weeks, and it was painful. It's a great device, and Android is great software. If I had never owned an iPad, I'm sure I'd love the Nexus 7. But it was inferior to my iPad. The screen was smaller, which made it less convenient to read web pages and email. Aspects of the user interface confused me. And I couldn't find apps that I needed. Overall, it just didn't seem as refined or elegant or friendly as my iPad.
Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Join me each week on this adventure and you will experience how much fun turning your ideas into reality can be! This is part 30 of the series. If you are just getting started, check out the beginning of the series here.
For the vast majority of apps that you build, it makes tremendous sense to make sure your app can be sold to as many iOS users in as many countries and languages as possible. The App Store is available in over 150 countries in 40 languages and automatically handles international payments and current conversion for you. All you need to do is make sure your app can support a variety of languages. I'll show you the basic steps in this post as we make the iAppsReview project multi-lingual.
I love my new gold iPhone 5s, and I want to keep that gold-tone finish scratch free—but I don't want to hide the phone in a bulky case. Fortunately, there's the ThinShield from HyperShield. The case is available in assorted colors. Naturally, I chose the nearly clear version (technically called "white") so the gold color shows through.
The halo surrounding Apple for many years has begun to slip down as the security holes in the supposedly infallible defenses of iOS and bugs in the flagship features of the iPhone have started to gain more prominence. The myths regarding the phone’s robust technical fortress have long been busted by security experts, though a considerable amount of iPhone users continue to hold on to the illusion of security. Considering the implications of such ignorance, it has become more important than ever to highlight the major security holes that every iPhone user needs to be aware of.
Dear iPhone App Developers,
I love experimenting with iPhone apps…the photo apps are my special interest. I wish you all the best of luck and hope that you sell millions of copies. You deserve as much as you can make for spending the hours that you do creating your nifty stuff. But some of you (far too many of you) need to alter the way you do things. Although you know how to code, your business skills are lacking. Here are some suggestions. I hope that they are helpful.
While walking through a lovely New Jersey Park with my wife, we came across this lovely scene. I quickly took the (color) picture and we continued along. Many lovely photos were taken that day.
When I came home I liked this one in particular. The problem was that while it was a nice picture, it just wasn't as good as I'd like it to be. I tried some simple color enhancements and still wasn't satisfied. I even tried a psychedelic look, but it just looked silly. So I put it to the side.
I’m not a smoker, but when I got the prototype for the world’s first smartphone case with a built in no-flame, no-fuel cigarette lighter to review, I appreciated the usefulness of such a thing immediately. The Lightercase is not currently in production yet since it’s still gathering funding on Indiegogo, but the makers are hoping to get it into production in time for the holidays. It’s a perfect stocking stuffer.
I recently discovered Quingo, a trivia game that offers a bunch of twists. Of course you have to answer trivia questions, but there are also objectives to meet. Each question has five correct answers, and you have to identify them quickly, out of a pool of as many as 25 potential answers. There is also a time element as well as "power ups" or "cheats" that you can earn to build your score.
The Korea Herald today published a report saying that Apple's iWatch will come in two sizes: 1.7 inches for men and 1.3 inches for women. The information comes from a Taiwan conference presentation by a market supply chain analyst who cited sources from within Apple. Of course, nothing is officially known, though Apple CEO Tim Cook has indicated that new products are coming. The article also says the watch will possibly have a flexible display and could launch as early as the end of this year (which seems a bit optimistic).
Modern smartphones house a gold mine of private information, from contacts and pin numbers to photographs and emails. Taking simple preventative measures while you own the device and choosing a secure cell phone buyback and recycling company when it is time to retire the device, is imperative to safeguarding your sensitive mobile data.
You've no doubt heard about the terrible typhoon in the Philippines and the desperate straits faced by the many thousands of people there who have been left without food and water. Apple has made it very easy for you to contribute to a Red Cross relief fund.