iTikes Turns Your iPad or iPhone into a Toy

resized itikes toy

No matter what kind of toy we purchase for our kids or grandkids, the young ones will be more attracted to their parents’ or grandparents’ smartphone or tablet computer. In an age where the novelty has worn off for most of us …continue reading

myLED Adds Blinking Notification Light to iPhone

myLED

If there is one thing many Android devices have that iPhone users don’t have access to, it’s an external notification light that lets you know when a new email, call, or service event is available for you. As a Galaxy Nexus user, I rely on …continue reading

Is $649 a Good Price for an Unlocked iPhone 5?

iPhone 5

Apple has quietly began selling unlocked GSM versions of the iPhone 5 at a starting price of $649. Is this price too steep for what you get, or is it a fair rate for one of the hottest smartphones on the market today?

On the …continue reading

Would You Buy the iPhone if It Came to T-Mobile?

T-Mobile

All right, the elephant in the room has to be discussed at one point or another. T-Mobile may be on the verge of announcing that it will be carrying the iPhone 5 as a supported device. The question this raises is whether or not its …continue reading

Should You Buy a Refurbished iPad on eBay?

Resized Apple iPad

Most of us have an opinion as to how reliable or unreliable refurbished products are. Companies that sell refurbished products do so without offering a warranty, or with a limited time warranty of 30 days or less. Apple has a different idea of what a …continue reading

Three Best Waterproof Cases for Your iPhone

waterproof-iphone-case

Ever been pushed into a pool with your iPhone in your pants? Wanted to take underwater pictures with your iPhone? Make sure that your pricey Apple smartphone is water-prepared with these cool new cases.

The iPhone Scuba Suit (a.k.a. The driSuit Endurance)

…continue reading

iOS Consumers Tend to Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

apocalypse-survival-app

A few comments have been posted to an article I recently wrote about a product that is targeted to Apple device consumers. Most of the comments — in fact, 75 percent of …continue reading

Apple’s Website Mistakenly Claims New iPad is Thinner Than a Credit Card

Apple Typo

In what is obviously an oversight by Apple’s website team, a graphic showed that the iPad is just 0.37 mm thin, a thickness that would make the iPad thinner than a credit card. How much thinner? Considering a typical credit card measures …continue reading

Switching from Android to iOS: Helpful Tips

android-to-ios

If you’re a long-time Android user considering making the switch to iOS, there are some thing you can do to make the process a little easier. We received email recently from one of our readers asking some questions regarding the process of making the switch.

…continue reading

The First iPad Gaming Wheel

resized KOLOS wheel 640x480

Indy speedway, here we come! For those with the love for speed, you know how thrilling it is to watch the scenery pass by with lightning speed.

However, for some of us, these thrills have been relegated to our gaming applications and/or consoles. To best …continue reading

Apple iPad mini: Are Women the Primary Buyers?

resized ipad mini

It is possible that the smaller iPad mini design will help people, such as my wife, avoid repetitive injury (due to constantly holding the weight of the 10″ iPad). Of course, her bone structure is not given to wielding a jackhammer, so any consistent extra …continue reading

Apple iPhone and iPad: Digital Baby Memory Box App

resized memento image

When you’re a parent sitting back to reminisce nostalgically about days gone by, baby books have always been great reminders of those first precious months that you enjoyed with your child. However, the problem with our modern, mobile society is that it’s easier than ever …continue reading

WeMo Baby Monitor Keeps Tabs on Your Newborn via iOS App

resized belkin baby monitor

Bringing a new baby home, especially if it is your first, is always an exciting — but nerve-wracking — experience. First, you have to figure out the car seat to even get the baby in the car. Then, once home, you often …continue reading

iProblems: Common User Issues with the iPhone 5

iphone-5-common-problems

As soon as the iPhone 5 was announced by Apple in September, the Steve Jobs-founded company reported two million pre-orders in the first 24 hours, topping the previous record held by its predecessor, the iPhone 4S, during its debut. Just a week after, Apple officially …continue reading

Fourth Generation iPad Announced by Apple

4th Generation iPad

Like every other iOS device, the third generation iPad has received an update of its own to parallel the design of the newly announced iPad mini.

The fourth generation iPad is a small update that impacts the processor and sync connector, but not much else.

…continue reading

iPad mini Set to Ship November 2nd

iPad mini

During a press event on Tuesday, Apple confirmed previous reports surrounding the iPad mini. The new, smaller iPad comes at a starting price of $329 and features a 7.9-inch screen.

With the iPad mini, Apple hopes to create a strong presence in the budget tablet …continue reading

iPhone 5: Android Has Embraced What Apple Has Missed

Resized NFC scanner

Millions of consumers would never give up their iPhones. In fact, they are willing to pay a premium to own one. However, I believe that while the company’s products are the mainstay of many consumers, Apple is not infallible and, on occasion, makes a blunder …continue reading

How to Turn Your iPhone or iPad into a Webcam

iWebcamera

Did you know that you can use your iOS device as a wireless webcam for your computer? You can, and it’s actually quite easy to do.

There’s an app out there called iWebcamera by drahtwerk. It’s fairly cheap ($4.99) and it enables your iOS …continue reading

Could Taskbox Change the Way You Use Email?

Taskbox

For many of us, email has become something of a to-do list. We sit down and answer email requests as they come in, and often it’s those messages that let you know what you need to get done that day.

When I check email in …continue reading

Would You Buy an iPad mini?

Would You Buy an iPad mini?

If the rumors turn out to be true, is the iPad mini shaping up to be a must-have? What would make an iPad mini a worthwhile purchase, especially for someone who may already own an Apple tablet and/or phone?

Rumors are always just rumors until …continue reading

iPhone 5: Would You Bring Your iPhone to T-Mobile for Cell Service?

Resized tmobile logo (1)

T-Mobile’s marketing division is on the move to the point where it is starting to remind me of the children’s storybook tale The Little Engine That Could. I say this because T-Mobile has been bombarding us with a multitude of television advertising featuring a lovely …continue reading

What is the Best iPhone 5 US Carrier?

iPhone 5

If you’re waiting for the smoke to clear and the full reviews to finally come in to pick up an iPhone 5 of your very own, you’re not alone. In fact, I’d recommend it hands down to buying any device the instant it becomes available. …continue reading

Apple Admits Maps App Falls Short in Open Letter, Offers Alternatives

Google Maps

Tim Cook released a letter to Apple customers on Friday in an attempt to quell outcry over its new Maps application made available to iOS users in iOS 6. The Maps app, which replaced Google Maps on iOS devices, was intended to introduce …continue reading

Vertical Video: the Problem and the Fix

vertical-video-syndrome

Ever since we have had video recording on the iPhone, people have been wishing they could record in portrait while keeping that widescreen video. Just about everyone has, at some point, recorded a video in portrait and regretted it later. You would think it would …continue reading

Mapsgate is Not the End of the Road

mapgate-ios6

So the new default Maps app in the first release of iOS 6 is a dud according to most of the world — who am I to argue?

Apple no longer felt that working directly with Google was advantageous to the iOS platform, and as …continue reading

Drunk Driving Kills: Check Your Breath with iPhone, iPad, or iPod

iphone-breathalyzer

The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones on the planet and is coveted by millions of people around the world. There are a host of accessories for the popular Apple device, most of which are sold exclusively through Apple online …continue reading

Could iOS 6 Shared Streams Be an Alternative Instagram?

My Shared Stream - at time of writing.

Here is something that I found quite interesting when I actually sat back and thought about it. Instagram for iOS and Android is extremely popular. The service, if you didn’t already know, allows users to take a square picture, add a filter to the picture, …continue reading

iPhone’s Biggest Flaw: Vertically Oriented HD Video Recording

Screen Shot 2012-09-15 at 7.04.29 PM

Dear Apple,

Okay, that’s it. I’m sick of this. Fix it, already.

As a long-standing iPhone user, I feel the need to bring to your attention a massive oversight that has slipped your attention with every OS revision you’ve released: enabling users to record …continue reading

A Long-term Review of the iPhone 4

iphone-4-review-long-term

With 30 million plus users (and still counting), the iPhone 4 is one of the most popular phones not only here in the United States, but in the world. Despite being mass produced in such sheer numbers, Apple definitely did not skimp on its fit …continue reading

Audio Production on Your iPhone and iPod touch Using Bossjock Studio

Bossjock Studio

Once upon a time, I was a podcaster. I used my first portable digital audio recorder, a clunky 2004-era iRiver iFP-890, to make recordings out …continue reading