By Daniel Rasmus
By Daniel Rasmus
If you are a bike rider, listen up. If you know a bike rider, listen up. If you are thinking about becoming a bike rider, listen up.
This comes under the category of, "It's about time." I'm sure we've all said to ourselves, why didn't I think of that, it's so obvious. Well, here's one of those for you.
What I'm talking about is a bicycle head lamp that lights up the sky and your pathway with a generator and current created by the turning of the front wheel, which is energy just going to waste. Why not harness it?
By Siva Om
As you know, I'm also a big fan of accessories that make it easier for us to be Mobile, in the widest range of situations and circumstances possible. So products that help support our mobility by being built ruggedly and with integrity, and accessories that are highly compactable and portable, always trip my radar.
Add to my list of highly useful gadgets: The Jorno. The world's smallest, folding Bluetooth keyboard.
By Jim Karpen
Macworld has posted a hands-on guide to installing iOS 6. Installation is typically fairly simple and routine, but this overview is very helpful. It tells which devices can run it, and what features won't be available on all devices. It tells what you need to do to prepare to install (that is, make sure everything is backed up) and walks you through the two basic options of either installing "over the air" or installing by syncing with iTunes on your desktop computer. The guide also covers the option of restoring and then updating — wiping your iOS device clean and then installing iOS 6. You can then either set it up as a new device or restore all of your files from an iCloud backup.
By Siva Om
A new video has surfaced, and it's quite a treat. In it, we are given a hands-on tour of the new iPad mini. Well, actually, a mock-up of the iPad mini, which has become very easy to purchase in the Chinese market for about $13.00. The video shows all the details and dimensions of the new iPad mini, which is widely expected to be announced at an upcoming October media event. If you can't see the embedded video, you can also click this link.
By Mark Winegar
The Sioux Falls School District's mission statement reads, "To educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world".
There are some pretty fantastic games available for the iPhone and the iPad, each with its own set of challenges, its own creativity, and its own unique design. One that really stood though was called The Iron Mouse. The gameplay was clever, the scenery and design were colorful, and it is always a fun play. Some games are only fun and interesting for the first few levels, but then they get boring as you get used to the gameplay. The Iron Mouse however, is super addictive and will leave you struggling to put down your device. It shares some of the best qualities of today’s most popular games, but rest assured it remains an entirely unique game.
Here's one you're just going to love. When it arrived via Fedex, it was the only thing in the box. It took me a moment to figure out exactly what it was and how it worked. But when I did decode it, I loved it and appreciated its functionality and simplicity. I wondered why no one had ever thought of it before.
The label on it says "Toddy". I always thought a toddy was a hot alcoholic beverage, not this toddy, but it's definitely hot.
Basically what we're talking about is a colorful cloth wedge that measures four by five inches with a height of about 3 1/4 inches. To view it, go to www.toddygear.com.
Since the iPhone 5 is being released soon, I have updated the PDF I created (for creating icons/images when programming iOS apps) for the new 4-inch Retina Display. This makes a very handy reference for when you need it.
Terry Cavanagh has recently released the very addicting Super Hexagon (superhexagon.com) game. It's 66% off right now - only 99¢!
By Werner Ruotsalainen
UPDATE (19-Sep-2012): as promised, I've thoroughly tested the brand new TV output support.
1.) with wired connections (that is, via the VGA or the HDMI connector – I didn't test the RGB / composite ones), TV out works with the following types of videos:
a.) ones that aren't supported by the iDevice's hardware decoder (they aren't H.264 videos) and, therefore, can be played only via software decoding,
b.) ones that are supported by the HW decoder AND they're ALSO in one of the iOS-friendly formats (MOV / MP4 / M4V)
By Steve Overton
I just got a notice that the pro stock photo website Dreamstime.com is offering 3 free stock photos for anyone new that registers on their site in the next 24 hours. They have a huge collection of stock and royalty free photos of just about anything you can imagine. I use them frequently for photos for website banners and general photos.
Once you register at dreamstime.com, simply type in nf123 as a discount code and you will instantly have credit for three photos of your choice. I think once you see what they have to offer, you'll be downloading more photos in the future.
As John Hodgeman would say.....You're Welcome.
By Siva Om
I'm all about companies that don't just make a great product for profit, but also make a great product while being exemplary of a new way of thinking; one that makes our environment and experiencing the enjoyment of nature and the great outdoors, higher priorities. It's easy to diconnect from Mother Earth if we aren't careful, and I appreciate a company that understands how tied in to our mobile devices we are, while at the same time, facillitating ways in which we can integrate our hi-tech, mobile devices into a lifestyle that takes greater advantage of outdoor activities and adventures.
So without further ado, I'd like to introduce to you, a Kickstarter project worth knowing about! Outdoor Technology's Turtle Shell, rugged, wireless Bluetooth Boombox. Read on after the break for full details in the Press Release...
By Jim Karpen
[update: iOS 6 is scheduled to become avaiable at 10 am Pacific Time today.] I'm looking forward to downloading iOS 6. An article in the International Business Times is offering a complete guide to new features, including Maps, Siri, Facebook, Passbook, and more. Also, see my earlier post outlining the top 5 new features.
By Mark Winegar
The personal computer was supposed to eliminate the use of paper for such things as assignments and syllabi but we use 50% more paper today than we did in 1980. Each American consumes about six trees per year (The Economist online).