iPhone Life magazine

Singing the Praises of RoboForm

 

If ever there were a piece of software that I could never do without it's RoboForm. I've been using RoboForm now for at least five years, and I cannot even imagine life without it. RoboForm is a secure login data manager. It will save you untold hours of time each month and make your online experience a pleasure with one click logons.

Not only does it automatically log you on to your accounts, it will also complete forms for you with whatever information you ask it to store such as contact information, social security, bank account information and whatever else you make available to it. You can store multiple profiles for form filling if you wish.



Kids Puzzle and Book Apps Review

 

A new set of kids games for IOS just came my way to review. They are Wood Puzzle First Years, Wood Puzzle, Magic Marker, and Book Puzzle Emma in Africa HD.

The common denominator for the puzzles is that they are just like the old wooden puzzles we all played with as kids, probably around nursery school time. Wood puzzle is a little more advanced because you can check an option that allows the pieces to be rotated making it more difficult. The wood puzzles are bilingual in English and Spanish declaring what you put together when finished such as Duck or Pig. So, it's a language and reading tool as well. Price $.99.



Rapoo Bluetooth Keyboard

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It's not foldable, but it will fit in your pocket. This ultrathin, stainless steel, sleek Bluetooth 3.0 keyboard measures only 82mm x 206mm x 5.8mm or 8 x 2 3/4 x 3/16 inches. It comes in your choice of black or white keys. Unfortunately, it only supports IOS devices.

After a two hour charge, it will perform for up to a month, and the keyboard works up to 30 feet away from the device to which it's linked.



Eco Extreme Speaker

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Pick your color: black, yellow, blue, green, or pink. This sturdy waterproof speaker case will serve you well in wet circumstances. Personally, I use my in the hot tub, but it would be great for fishing, boating, skiing or wherever there is the possibility of water damage to a digital device such as an MP3 player, iPhone, iPad, Android or other phone with audio output.

Two hefty latches with button locks on the right side secure a gasket seal tighter than a coffin. Inside a compartment measuring 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches will accommodate just about any digital device you want to tuck in there.



MagicWand

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 I miss the stylus from the old Windows Mobile days. These new touch screens can be difficult for accurate typing, drawing, and pointing. A stylus is much more precise. When the iPhone first came out, I used to call its users nose miners. Ah, the good old days of yore.

Anyway, I'm back in business. I just acquired a magnificent MagicWand by MediaDevil that would make Harry Potter envious. While it's not an Elder Wand made at Alivans, it's a super pointer that improves typing accuracy immeasurably.



Archos 32 Internet Tablet vs iPod

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I must say that I was surprised when I received this "tablet" for review. Somehow I was expecting a 7 to 10 inch screen, but instead, this unit is about the size of an iPod touch. In fact, that's the best way to describe it. It's an Android iPod touch.

It's a bit thicker than an iPod with a smaller touch screen at 3.2 inches with a 400 x 240 resolution and 18 bit color depth. I found the on screen keyboard extremely difficult to use because the screen and keys are so small.  It measures approximately 2 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 1/4 inches and weighs a mere 2 1/2 ounces. It has a handsome, sleek, black case.



Expand Dropbox Storage Free

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What is Dropbox? Dropbox is an invaluable tool that allows you to keep all your important files synchronized between devices from a cloud storage system. 

You can simply drag and drop files from any computer  or mobile device to the Dropbox icon, and the file automatically and securely uploads to all connected devices for always there, easy access. It works across all platforms, even Macs and PCs as well as Tablets and phones.

There is a 2GB limit for the free plan. Then it costs $9.99 a month of 50 GB, $19.99 for 100 GB. Custom designed plan are available for groups and larger storage needs.



Stocking Stuff: Powerskin

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If you are a gamer, and you like to go mobile with your IOS, Blackberry, or Android phone, you'll want to take a look at Powerskin. It not only protects you device, but it makes the handheld gaming experience more exciting and longer lasting. Two gaming buttons, one on either end control the action.



Stocking Stuffer: Opena

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How about a beer with your iPhone?

Now here is a gift for the guy who has everything. The Opena is basically a protective skin for the iPhone 4 with a bottle cap opener that slides out. That's about all there is to it.

All you have to do it click your iPhone into it, and you are in business. When you need to open a bottle, there is a metal slider in the back of the unit with a hole in it. Put your finger in the hole and slide upward. Out pops the opener.



Stocking Stuffers: Tankbots

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They come in a colorful array of orange, green, blue, and black. They are more fun than a barrel of monkeys, and they are aptly named Tankbots. They sort of look like little Smart Cars on tractor treads.



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