Archive for July, 2012


FreedomPop’s New Case Brings 4G Data To The iPod Touch

Back in May we told you about FreedomPop’s 4G sled for the iPhone that came with 500MB of free data, and today a similar add-on has been announced for the iPod touch. FreedomPop’s $ 99 sled brings 3G/4G data to the third and fourth generation iPod touch, effectively turning the device into an iPhone without the phone.

The iPod touch add-on is identical to the iPhone model, the only difference is that the iPod touch version draws power from the device itself  [Read More...]

The Top 10 Worst Apple Ads Of All Time [Feature]

Quite a bit of chatter has arisen over Apple’s newest “Genius” television ads. Some have called them “embarrassing.” Others? “Ehhh?” Even Ken Segall, one of Apple’s former advertising creative directors has given the ads a big thumbs down.

But are they really so terrible? If you take a look back, you’ll see rather quickly that Apple has produced much worse. In fact, I’d go as far to say that some of Apple’s  [Read More...]

Don’t miss a thing.

Not getting enough Olympic information to feed your habit? Are you obsessing over every event, every result, cheering your team to victory? Well, perhaps the official London 2012 Summer Olympics App from The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited will fit the bill.

This app promises all the latest Olympic news, schedules, and result, letting you stay up to date with the latest  [Read More...]

Seven Rules Can Deliver iPhone Marketing Success

Seven simple rules about push notifications help craft killer iPhone/iPad marketing campaigns.

Over the past few months, a number of different studies have shown the iPad (and to a lesser extent the iPhone) is a near-perfect advertising vehicle that enourages ad click-throughs, user engagement, and purchase decisions in ways that generally aren’t seen with other technologies.

A truly well-crafted marketing campaign aimed at iPad and iPhone users in, however, is more than  [Read More...]

Wi-Fi Scanner in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

The already powerful Wi-Fi Diagnostics Tool in Mac OS X got a redesign in Mountain Lion and with it came some new features that make it better than ever. One of the best new additions is the built-in Wi-Fi scanner tool, which is a full-featured wifi stumbler to find and discover nearby Wi-Fi networks – even those that don’t broadcast their network names.

This is  [Read More...]

This thing is absolutely insane. That’s all we can think of when watching the video of this huge mech suit built by Suidobashi Heavy Industries. Not only is it gigantic, but it’s fully functional, with robotic arms, BB gatling guns, water bottle launchers, and a kick-ass cockpit that looks like something out of your favorite video game.

The Kuratas, is a 13-foot, 4.4-ton metal mech suit. The best part is that you  [Read More...]

Mute Notification Center alert sounds in OS X

Notification Center is a great addition to OS X Mountain Lion but the alert sounds can be pretty annoying if you have a lot going on. Rather than muting all system audio to hush the constant chiming, you can directly silence notifications on a per-app basis.

Open System Preferences from ? Apple menu and click the “Notifications” menu Select apps from the left and uncheck  [Read More...]

Google’s official Gmail app has had a sordid history. It launched so broken it had to be pulled from the App Store, and when it relaunched, it came without push notifications… a pretty big oversight in an iOS email client. Gmail finally got push notifications, but the app overall still felt a little clunky.

Enter version 1.3. Google says the latest update to their official Gmail app for iOS makes a bunch  [Read More...]

Mountain Lion Server’s Profile Manager illustrates the future of Mac and iOS management.

Since the release of Snow Leopard Server three years ago, Apple has been steering its server platform away from large enterprise deployments. Instead Apple has redesigned OS X Server to meet the needs of the small to mid-size business market as well as the needs of Apple-centric departments or workgroups in larger organizations. That focus is very clear if  [Read More...]

See the 6 day weather forecast on iPhone in Notification Center

Want to see what the weather is going to be like for the next 6 days? You can quickly see the weeks forecast showing conditions with high and low temperatures directly from Notification Center on iPhone:

From the homescreen, swipe down from the top of the screen to summon Notification Center Swipe left (or right) on the current days weather widget to  [Read More...]