If you were not already familiar with the Alano family of deluxe leather cases by Portenzo, I’d describe them as a great combination of rustic, old world charm and a modern-classic appearance. These high-quality leather iDevice cases are absolutely exquisite and bring an earthy, organic feel to our all metal and glass iPads. The simplicity and practical functionality of the Portenzo cases will suit many an iPad and iPhone user perfectly. Anyone who appreciates a little old world, country flavor with their iDevices, will certainly appreciate these cases.
The Alano cases for the iPad and iPhone remind me of magical leather bound books, the likes of which you might see in Victorian, early Western or Medieval times, straight out of King’s Landing. Urban gypsies, modern cowboys and renaissance classicists (anyone out there a Hobbit fan?) will all feel comforted and at ease with their high-tech devices elegantly ensconced within a Portenzo iDevice "book" case.
Those of you who follow my articles know that I'm both an outdoor enthusiast as well as a person who likes to bring my mobile devices into the field with me. So I get to test the reliability, durability and ruggedness of many products that claim to be just that; reliable, durable and rugged. I'm always keeping my eyes open for any new accessories that can help keep our iDevices safe in potentially unfavorable circumstances, whether they occur in the urban jungle or in the great outdoors.
I’ve got strong Gaelic roots, meaning that some of my great ancestors were indeed Vikings. So I'd like to think that if and when the Vikings were to swarm from the floor that they would spare me (and my iPhone) their wrath. But you never know with Vikings, they are a wily bunch, and one can never be too safe. So with that in mind, take heart, there is hope and salvation!
The folks at CellHelmet are here, with all new CellHelmet cases for the iPhone 5! With my iPhone safely protected by my CellHelmet, I say bring it on you Vikings! Come what may; be it a Viking ground invasion, a Zombie horde shuffling through the ’hood, or just the day to day hazards of mundane life, the CellHelmet is the one case that will guarantee your iPhone gets quickly replaced if it should break while within the case.
If you're a fan of the hit TV show Scrubs, and hate the fact that you won't be able to find any new episodes, you'll be happy to learn of this great app from HeroCraft Ltd. This is the official Scrubs mobile game which brings you the comedy and fun of your favorite television show. Some people might be concerned about the fact that most of the time when you find a game based on a TV show it isn't very fun and the game makers simply rely on the name recognition of the show to make sales. That is not the case with the Scrubs app.
Until November 30th, Digiarty is giving away version 4.0 of their DVD ripping software, MacX DVD Ripper Pro. Among other things you can use it to rip DVDs to iPhone and iPad compatible video formats. For more details and to grab yourself a copy of this software, check out this link: MacX DVD Ripper Pro giveaway.
It’s that time of year… the holiday season is upon us and parents of teens everywhere are scrambling for “cool” gifts for our kids! We all want to be the cool parents, right?
My son and his friends have tested some of the best iPhone accessories on the market this year, and have chosen to deem three of them must-have gifts for this holiday season! To us, these items are must-have because they're practical, easy to use, and more than anything else - cool. You won’t find any crocheted iPhone covers here!
In the past I've covered free apps for streaming video, in my blog posts and in our magazine, and my list of best apps has always included the free SnagFilms app for the iPad. I wanted to alert you that a couple months ago they also came out with a version for the iPhone. The SnagFilms app gives you access to over 300 independent films. There are 17 categories of films, including Festival Flims, Award-Winning, History, Science & Nature, Romance, Fascinating People, Comedy, Drama, Short Films, Health & Food, and more.
I'm always attracted by natural products so have been intrigued when I see ads for wooden covers and cases. One of the makers of a wooden cover, Toast, recently sent me a walnut cover to try with my iPad mini. Toast offers wood covers so light and thin that they seem almost to be a film overlay on the back of your device. It may provide a small amount of protection, mainly from scratching, but the main purpose, I think, is simply elegance and feel. It adheres to your device with a 3M adhesive. You simply peel off the backing paper and apply the cover to the back of your device.
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 toiPhoneLife.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.