Airstash ($99) notified customers today that its new wifi based flash drive is not shipping due to a problem in some of it's first run products with weak wifi signal (sound familiar iPad users?) even when the Airstash is fully charged and close to the device meant to stream to. A small number of defective units did ship, before 4/20/10, anyone having received one of these defective units should request an RMA number from the following address http://www.airstash.com/contact.html for return.
Having ordered an Airstash myself, I'm glad the company is acting promptly.
Free Game of the Day is a free app that highlights a free game each day. You download the game app from within the Free Game of the Day app. This is because many of the apps that they make available are ones that you'd normally have to pay for. It's an interesting marketing model: they convince developers to make their game available for a day for free. This brings attention to their game, and downloads soar, boosting their ranking. In the case of the Stair Dismount game, it went from 5,000 daily downloads to 32,000.
I am always on the lookout for the perfect case, and the iPad presents a particular challenge. I want something that can protect the iPad, while it is in use, so a slipcase doesn't cut it for me. I also want to be able to grip my iPad with a handle. And I would prefer to not carry a "Man Purse". Yes, I'm superficial.
With that in mind, and nothing on the market that seemed to meet my needs, I went ahead and created just such a tool. I call it the "ManHandle". It is created completely with parts you could get at a hardware store. It looks tough, because it is. And it only cost me around $20.
Saving Private Sheep is the harrowing tale of an abandoned, scared flock of woolen comrades and the one ram that can bring them all safely out of the clutches of the nasty wolves. You are that ram. Can you handle the truth? Have I veered from the topic at hand? Why sheep? All – or possibly none – of these questions and more (or less) will be answered by the time this review is over. Now buckle in and read on to find out why you, too, should be saving some sheep…
Booq names its bags after snakes, and the Taipan Shadow XS ($79.95) is a killer.
I recently received the opportunity to review the RedEye remote control system. I want to say Thank You to ThinkFlood for sending me a review unit to borrow for this review. Many of you may be wondering what exactly is a RedEye? The RedEye is a system where you can turn your iPod Touch or iPhone into an infrared remote control. You can use this for media or other devices that use infrared signals. Please note for the interest of the review, I am conducting this test drive based on an average consumer.
You would think living in Maine with all the blackflies, ticks and mosquitos biting and buzzing around I'd be sick of slapping them all the time, but introduce Fly-flap (.99) and yup, I'm addicted.
The game is literally about slapping flies. The audio is kind of funny too. I like the graphics, since there's something almost surreal about their look - not lifelike but not really cartoonish either.
This seems to be the real thing. The back story is that the forthcoming iPhone was found in a bar in Redwood City. It was camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. You can read all about it and see two videos on Gizmodo. If this is true, you have to wonder if the guy who lost it has also by now lost his job at Apple. The new phone has a front-facing camera for video chatting, a camera flash, apparently a 960x640 display, and a second microphone. The back is flat, and the whole thing has a bit more of a square shape. The article says they took it apart and it's the real thing.
Well, if you listen to the actual interview you'll see that this article by CNN is a bit of an exaggeration. The prime minister of Norway was stuck in New York, thanks to the volcanic ash that has stalled air traffic. And he was using his iPad to communicate. And for those travelers who are stuck someplace, Lonely Planet is giving away its app city guides until April 22 for the following cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, and Vienna.
If I was stuck in Europe right now because of the volcano, an iPad would be a great thing to have. I could check flight, weather, air condition, watch movies, email, blog, write, Facebook, read the newspapers, read ebooks, play games, watch YouTube, find hotels or hostels and most important, find an exit route!
A friend stuck in Paris is trying to get to Africa, to fly to Tel Aviv to fly to JFK. Yep, an iPad would definately come in handy.