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I can only give the heartiest applause for Dbest London Duo Bluetooth rechargeable mini-speakers. The are simply DBest in so many different ways.
What will catch your attention first is the clever design. They look like a large, elongated pill capsule. Held together magnetically, they pull
apart for a dual speaker system--clever and compact.
By Werner Ruotsalainen
At MacRumors, I've published a lot of tips on mass converting videos to make one's life much easier when mass-converting several videos at a time. In the article below, I present you them all in an edited, more verbose format.
1, Using batch files (or looping commands) with command-line applications
Some of the video converters (for example, Project-X or FFmpeg) (also) have a command-line interface (CLI). Should you want to mass-convert / mass-process a bunch of files in, say, a directory or of the same type, batch files can be of tremendous help.
By Siva Om
In the world of modern consumer technology the iPad mini is like the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot or extra terrestrials. Lot's of folks claim they exist, but there's no solid, public evidence. When it comes to the elusive iPad mini, we know nothing officially. Invitations to a supposed October 23rd media unveiling haven't even been sent out yet, and those were rumored to have been scheduled to go out back on October 10th. This wouldn't be the first time that the media's buzz got ahead of itself, with predictions of an Apple device that wasn't due to be released.
As of yet, Apple still hasn't offered any official comment as to whether the rumored 7.85 inch screened iPad mini even exists. So keep that in mind as you read on. That said, at this point there's been an abundance of leaked prototype and part images, along with confirmation of the iPad mini's likely existence from numerous reliable sources, including the Washington Post and the Loop's Jim Dalrymple, enough so as to make me feel like the Apple iPad mini is more than just a speculative lark. I'd say it's relatively safe to think that the iPad mini is going to hit the market, and very soon.
Now, according to German website Mobile Geeks (via SlashGear.com), an internal document has surfaced from German retail chain Media Markt, revealing a definite pricing structure for the mythical iPad mini.
Monster Tower is a fun new game which does a great job combining the strategy requirements of tower defense with a ‘angry birds’ style set up where you have to defeat numerous different boards within each level. You’ll be able to play this game for many hours because of the constantly increasing difficulty and dozens of different upgrades and purchases to be made during the game.
By Todd Bernhard
My traditional 30 pin iPod speaker docks are pretty much obsolete now, thanks to the new Lightning connector. But that's okay, because I can use the audio jack and Bluetooth to enjoy audio from my new iPhone 5.
I've come across a number of gadgets that make the transition easy. Suppose you want to use headphones for privacy and isolation.
By Siva Om
The Next Web is reporting that the upcomming October 23rd media event and supposed unveiling of the highly-rumored and greatly-anticipated iPad mini will focus largely on iBooks after the introduction iPad mini. The iPad mini is expected to go head-to-head with other well-established, smaller tablets on the market, all of which also serve as E-readers, and all of which are roughly around the same price point.
According to The Next Web, "In what will likely be completely unsurprising news to many, we’ve now heard from multiple sources that Apple’s as-yet-unannounced iPad mini event will have a strong focus on iBooks. Since an iPad mini would likely be squarely aimed at those who wish to partake of media on their tablets, that would make a lot of sense.
The event will, of course, be primarily devoted to a new hardware device, which iMore first reported would be a thinner, cheaper version of Apple’s iPad. But the primary purpose of such a smaller tablet would be to act as a conduit for Apple’s content, namely iBooks publications and movies."
By Nate Adcock
Where are you going to find 8 great Sci-Fi reads for $12.50...or potentially even less? Not iTunes, I assure you. What if you wanted 6 of these great reads for just $1 (yes, for all 6 of them), because maybe you are a little short on cash this month, and gotta have your SF fix (who doesn't)? That will work too. The Humble eBook Bundle is letting you set your price for the next 10 days on 6 magnificent ebook reads (available in multiple reader formats including iOS-capable ePub). That's not all, you can even adjust who gets what percentage of your contribution (Author, Charity, or Tip). Works include titles from Cory Doctorow (one of my favs), Mercedes Lackey, and John Scalzi among other SF masters. The project has garnered 40K+ purchases, with an average purchase price of $12.50, for which you can currently snag the full 8-book bundle. If you want to take a bigger discount, you get to select 6--Old Man's War from Scalzi, and Signal to Noise are bonus selections for meeting the average. Enough confusing babble from me... Go grab them there eBooks or learn more about this amazing deal at the link provided above before it expires!
By Biweekly Giveaways
Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works: Every Friday we will announce the prizes being given away through iPhoneLife.com, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. To enter the giveaway, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. On Monday morning we will randomly select the winners. If you win an app, we will email you the promo code to redeem the app for free. If you win an accessory, we will mail it to you.
By Mark Winegar
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep you mind young." - Henry Ford
By Siva Om
By Werner Ruotsalainen
Yesterday night, after the first wave of AC-3 support drop from iOS multimedia players, the MKV playback support scene has turned out (article) to be very dire: previously excellent MKV players (for example, BUZZ Player) were rendered practically useless by the combination of the drop of AC-3 and other problems – for example, BUZZ Player's inability to play any MKV file with a DTS or AC-3 audio file, that is, practically, 99% of the MKV's you may have.
By Siva Om
If you follow my articles, you know that I am a big fan of products that allow us to better merge our technical, mobile lifestyles with accessories that allow us to live our life on the go. I appreciate tools that support us in being as mobile with our gadgets as possible, and along those lines, I'd like to bring to your attention a neat little accessory that will be high on my wish list when it becomes available, the Jorno mini, Bluetooth keyboard.
With its rechargeable lithium ion battery, and measuring 3.5 by 3.5 by 1.2 inches when folded, and 8.5 inches wide, by 3.5 incehs high, and less than half an inch thick when opened, the Jorno is a functional godsend to all business folks, power users and prolific writers out there.
By Jim Karpen
Rumors had said that the invitations to an October 17 event to announce the iPad mini would go out on October 10. That was yesterday. No invitations have appeared. Maybe we'll still see them this week. But it's also possible that Apple may be delaying the introduction. Apparently the iPad mini is facing the same production issues as the iPhone 5: low yield rates on the new in-cell display technology and problems with nicks in the finish out of the box. If they're already having production issues with one new device, it would make sense to hold yet another new device until things smooth out.
By Nina Benjamin
According to a survey of 7,700 U.S. teens by Piper Jaffray & Co., 40 percent of American teens now own an iPhone. You can read the full L.A. Times article here; it points out that, while you may be scratching your head over how all those middle- and high-schoolers got the money for such sweet, sophisticated devices, many of them may have gotten older models at discount prices.