WordEver is neat new iPad text editor with a big gimmick: the keyboard. Instead of using Apple’s built-in keyboard,it has a custom version which is both good and bad. Good, because it brings some geniunely useful features to the iPad. Bad, because it can be hard to type and lacks auto-correct, which is why the original version of this first paragraph was so bad.
In fact, I actually went back and corrected that [Read More...]
Securifi’s new Almond+ router, a touch-screen router â€” really the touch-screen router, since the only other router available with a touch screen is the earlier version of the Almond, released mid last year and still available on Amazon for $ 80 â€” went live today on Kickstarter. It’s already lassoed over $ 90,000 in backing as this post goes live, with a goal of $ 250,000; that’s a third of its funding goal, just within its first day on Kickstarter.
Home automation is here, but it isn’t cheap â€” unless you go the smart route with Securifi‘s new Almond+ router. For $ 100, this thing has much of what you’d expect from a top-tier router: Fast, next-gen 802.11ac compatibility (but still works with this-gen “n” devices), a claimed 5000 ft radius of coverage, four ethernet ports, a USB port and some slick mounting options.
But the kicker is that it’s also [Read More...]
I have no idea what it’s like to try to use an iPhone when you have super long fingernails, but I have seen a bunch of women try to stab away at their screens like they’re Freddy Krueger. Your fingernail is not a stylus, but it could become one very soon.
Tech Tips is making a new product that will turn your fingernails into a conductive stylus, so you can stop looking [Read More...]
The holiday season is upon us, and for many that means winter temperatures. Every iPhone user should have a solid pair of touchscreen gloves for when it gets chilly outside. Mujjo recently started selling touch-sensitive knitted gloves, and now the Dutch company has unveiled its premium leather gloves that work beautifully with touchscreens.
The product description says it all:
Made of the finest Ethiopian lambskin, the glove has been uniquely designed from [Read More...]
The iMac touch might be impractical, but it looks good in the new iPad mini commercial.
Steve Jobs said that touchscreen desktops just don’t work, pretty much ruling out the possibility of a touchscreen iMac in the future. But heÂ also said that tablets under ten inches don’t work, and his company is now selling the awesome iPad mini. There’s every chance, then, that we’ll see an ‘iMac touch’ someday, and it’ll fit [Read More...]
Winter is coming (in the Northern Hemisphere at least), and with it cold weather, frosty mornings, overcoats and gloves. And not much puts a cramp on your smartphone-toting style more than a pair of gloves or mittens. I should know — I one spent a winter in Berlin and was often forced to use the tip of my nose to launch the maps app on my iPod Touch.
The answer is Touchscreen Gloves.
These gloves come [Read More...]
A patent application recently published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office earlier today reveals that Apple is looking with the idea of a universal touchscreen controller capable of controlling multiple devices including a “television, a video tape player, a video disk player, a stereo, a home control system, or a computer screen.” The patent application is titled “Apparatus and Method to Facilitate Universal Remote Control” and was filed September 30, 2011. The patent discusses many [Read More...]
One of Apple’s many patent publications from 2010 revealed the company’s concept for an iMac supporting both mouse-driven and touch-based input with a hinged display arm, allowing the screen to transition from an upright position to a horizontal surface. Although Apple has yet to release such a product and may have possibly taken the idea off the whiteboard completely, Lenovo seems to have brought it to fruition. Lenovo’s new IdeaCentre A720 was shown off at CES [Read More...]
LAS VEGAS, CES 2012 – Ever since Apple’s patent for a fold-down touch screen desktop computer, the internet has been wondering how the device would look and when Apple would come out with it (if ever). Taking some serious cues from Apple, Lenovo already has a computer that is very similar to the one described in Apple’s recent patent, so we met up with them last night to take a hands-on tour of [Read More...]