Unobtrusive, and with more hooks and loops than a roller-coaster full of pirates.
Switch 8 by Goal Zero Category: Solar Chargers Works With: Anything with a USB port Price: $ 99
As travel chargers go, The Goal Zero Switch 8 kit is about as convenient as it gets. The two panels fold into one easy-to-carry pack, and on the back is a zippered mesh bag in which the battery pack and USB converter [Read More...]
Apple has purchased a small startup called WiFiSLAM, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The two-year-old company specializes in indoor mapping, which is something Google has already been doing with Google Maps for some time.
Since Apple debuted its own mapping technology in iOS 6, it’s been working to bring its service up to par with Google Maps. WiFiSLAM’s expertise could very well be used to improve Apple [Read More...]
Rdio — for my money, the best a la carte streaming music subscription service out there — just released a nice update to their iOS app, making it easier (and prettier) than ever to interact with your music.
The 2.1 update to Rdio for iOS features two main new additions (outside of a sexy new splash screen, that is): the addition of long press and badges.
The new long press feature [Read More...]
A5X inside, but nothing else new.
That new Apple TV that went through the FCC last night? Apple says not to get too excited, it’s just a small tweak: it won’t be physcally smaller, nor will it feature any new functionality.
Speaking to The Next Web, an Apple Spokesperson said:
â€œWe sometimes make component changes which require an updated model number for regulatory approval. The component [Read More...]
You know what I hate? Detangling the cables, chargers, headphones, and other electronic accoutrements that always weave themselves into a ball while stored in my backpack.
Cocoon, makers of the Grid-It “ultimate organizer,” want to solve that problem. The Grid-It ($ 20), stows your accessories against a flat surface, all held tidily in place with a series of interwoven elastic bands. That sounds a heckuvalot better than what I’m [Read More...]
iGuy is a new iPad and iPad mini case from Speck thatâ€™s built for one thing: taking a beating from sticky little kids. Itâ€™s design buries your device inside a bed of flexible foam that ensures no matter how many times its thrown, dropped, or sneezed on, it will come out looking as good as new.
The iGuyâ€™s handles make the iPad easy to hold onto â€”Â not matter how small the userâ€™s [Read More...]
Apple has been having problems with Chinese writers suing for unlicensed eBook distribution in the App Store. After a group of writers asked Apple for 10 million yuan in damages for unlawfully distributing copyrighted works in certain Chinese apps, the court has forced Apple to pay a smaller settlement fee ofÂ 1.03 million yuan, which is only about $ 165,000.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
A Beijing court orderedÂ AppleÂ Inc.Â to pay 1.03 million [Read More...]
Apple is issuing some small updates to its iWork suite in the Mac and iOS App Stores. Pages, Keynote and Numbers have been updated to version 9.3 on the Mac, and a 1.7 update is rolling out to the iOS versions.
The only thing Apple has said about the minor 9.3 update on the Mac is that it adds support for the 1.7 versions of the iOS apps. All updates are recommended [Read More...]
Podcasts can be great fun, but they tend to have long segments of audio that you may or may not want to listen to. Which is fine, if you could sip through it easily. And, let’s face it, you might not be fully paying attention to them when they’re on, so you might miss things. Things you want to back up to hear, for example.
Well, guess what? You can do both [Read More...]
Advertisements are a vital part of what makes the Internet tick. Even though a lot of them are annoying and intrusive and ugly as hell, they provide websites (like us) with the cash flow needed to give you all the infotainment you can eat for free.
Sometimes those ads are just freaking horrific, and solutions like AdBlock make the web a better, more visually appealing place. Now you can get the hardware [Read More...]