By Jim Karpen
Apple really knows how to stir up enthusiasm in its fan base — say nothing and enjoy weeks and months of speculation. It's extraordinary advertising, and free. By the time they announce, everyone is at the peak of frenzied interest. The rumors this summer have been all over the map. Lately, the word is that there will not be a big change in the form factor. However, a recent report says that the cases that are appearing strongly suggest the new iPhone will be much thinner. You can read more on TNW Apple.
By Todd Bernhard
Sanho is one of those accessory vendors that makes the Apple ecosystem better. They don't try to rip off Apple or other accessory vendors with cheap knockoffs. They either build a better mousetrap by improving on an existing accessory or they invent something new that you didn't know you needed until you saw it! You might know of them under their brand name HyperMac and their HyperJuice external batteries for MacBooks, iOS and USB devices.
By Eric Pankoke
I try to be extremely patient with the games I review and play as much of them as I can before writing anything down. I guess you’d call it giving them the “benefit of the doubt”. Sadly, that benefit ran out for Splash Ball after playing level 2 for roughly the 30th time. I really want to like this game, if for no other reason than it takes the marble rolling game and gives it a different look, but I just can’t deal with terrible controls on a game that offers absolutely no leeway before dying.
By Louis Senecal
The folks at Mobile Cloth sent me over their screen cleaning tool called, “Mobile Cloth” to test out. This accessory comes in two sizes and has a special pattern that they call “Nubs.” “Each nub acts like hundreds of tiny suction cups to pull fingerprints smudges, and germs away from the surface of your device and into the cloth with one or two swipes.”
Don’t let the shortness of this review fool you, as I feel this is a pretty effective product.
By Mike Riley
Readers may recall my initial review of V-MODA's Crossfade M-80 Headphone and the less than stellar reception it received. Consequently, V-MODA founder Val Kolton contacted me about his authentic concern regarding my listening experience and graciously sent over several competing on-ear headsets to compare to the M-80. Here are my results.
In addition to the M-80, the other headsets Val sent (all of which were either as expensive or more expensive than the M-80) were:
Iwow 3D SRS Lab is an awesome way to turn a not so good pair of headphones into a great sounding set of headphones. If you have a great set of headphones it’s like being live in concert. Iwow can be used with iPhone, iPad, and ipod. This adapter doesn't use the headphone jack. It plugs in to the 30 pin connector of the idevice. I have used iWow 3D for several weeks now and listened to all types of music including Rock, Country, Gospel, and Rap. I didn’t find any music that didn’t sound better. This iwow makes any kind of music sound awesome.
By Todd Bernhard
I confess, I am a serial case-swapper. I get to try out a lot of cases, as a writer for iPhone Life Magazine, so I can pick and choose the right case for the right job. Maybe it's a waterproof iPhone case for my trip to Cancun, or glow-in-the-dark iPhone case I used on a recent camping trip. The same applies for my iPad 2. I have a trade show coming up and I expect to be demoing my apps on my iPad, so the case I will be using is the Handstand.
By David Averbach
By Guest Blogger
At the time of writing, Sprint is an “Apple competitor”, but corporate insiders confirmed last month that iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S LTE (whatever would be the name of the first 4G-LTE compatible iPhone) would be open to Sprint’s network. Does anything of this has something to do with the hotly debated LightSquared satellite broadband network from which Sprint will get most of its satellite 4G-LTE spectrum next year?
By Peter Magers
Only in a post-Angry Birds world would a slingshot be considered adequate anti-alien artillery. But so be it, who knows what we’ll have at hand when they come for us? Alien: Doodle UFO by Morning Egg, Inc. pits players against some oddly illustrated alien aircraft with a weapon that looks devised by Tom Sawyer. And… it’s a whole lot of fun.
By Nate Adcock
One complaint I have about the iPad's screen is the beautiful, glossy surface. Sure it looks great, until you actually touch it. I'm tempted to wipe it with something 10 seconds after turning it on. The glassy surface is also not optimal for quick and constant finger dragging when gaming, and glare and reflections can be be distracting. The NuVue Anti-Glare protective screen guard will diminish these issues.
My Virtual Boyfriend is the latest dating sim from Wet Productions Inc. The game offers 3D visuals and humor for gamers looking at meeting a virtual boyfriend. It is really aimed at girls but it can be enjoyed by anyone. There are various male classes with their own personalities to choose from, for your virtual boyfriend in the game. Examples include a geek or a metrosexual, but there are many others as well. You can also fully customize your male date from their hair, clothing, face and name.
By Nate Adcock
Out of town on business, and didn't have much time for games, but when I returned this weekend (to be greeted by Hurricane Irene) I had finally received a package with 2 JOYSTICK-IT Arcade stick game accessories (bought one for my daughter) from my fav geek site ThinkGeek.com! So, after battening down the hatches, I wasted no time trying one out on several of my favorite games (Galaxy on Fire 2, Jet Car Stunts, and Paper Racer), and wow is this a simple yet worthy add-on! Read on for more info and to check out my action videos...