The 2010 Grammy Awards are in progress right now. The annual awards recognize the best in the music industry. Steven Colbert, the host and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series on Comedy Central, “The Colbert Report.” just opened the show and handed out the night’s first award. Instead of the typical award [...]
It’s been a problem since the first winter post-iPhone release: How do you use your smartphone with a capacitive screen during freezing cold weather? There’s always your nose, or a quick “yank glove, interact with phone, throw gloves back on, pray there’s no frostbite.” Etre believes they have a different solution with their Etre Touchy [...]
Red alert, red alert. Now hear this, now hear this….. The Apple online store is down! Yes, Apple’s web store is currently down for maintenance. Now we’ve seen this happen on Sunday before and it has turned out to be nothing more than behind the scenes work. But with the recent announcement of the iPad [...]
(image courtesy The Hogshead) Well, it’s time for another State of the eBook. Of course, this week was under the iPad shadow, but-gasp!-there’s other news out there too! Plus, with Apple landing smack in the ebook game, plus the final “Google Books” settlement, it has led to some interesting discussion about the nature of ebook [...]
Since debuting in 2005, ZAGG’s “invisibleSHIELD” has been a very popular protective skin for the wide range of devices for which it is made. The invisibleSHIELD’s military grade film offers good protection from scrapes, dings, and scratches without adding a lot of bulk to the device on which it’s used. Building on the success of [...]
When we heard that the Nexus One Desktop Dock was finally available, I knew that I would have to order one for home and the office. Read on for some thoughts on the dock’s unique features, as well as comparisons to the BlackBerry 9700 and iPhone docks.
One of the devices that I most enjoyed seeing demonstrated at CES was the Nokia N900. This pocket computer’s impressive specifications, its solid build, its multitasking capabilities, a web browser that looked like it could take on the iPhone’s, and yes, I’ll admit it — the cool little widgets on its personalized desktops had me [...]
There was a brief glimmer of hope that the iPad might actually have Flash running on it. Now all hope is gone. Initial ads for the iPad showed it appearing to run Flash in the browser. This raised a host of questions. Were the ads merely mockups? Can the iPad actually run Flash (despite the [...]
(photo courtesy lifehacker) If you’re like me, you probably set up the Mail application on your Mac at first. And it’s a perfectly fine email program, if you want your mail stored locally. I set mine up when I bought my iBook (the last of the G3 models…what a great little computer!), using my comcast [...]
The iPad is making a unprecedented change, and instead of using a standard SIM like the iPhone does, they are using a 3FF or MicroSIM card. This card is half the length of the normal SIM card, and it pretty much guarantees that you won’t be able to grab any old SIM and stick it in your iPad [...]
The iPad has generated a great deal of discussion throughout the last few days, with people being heavily divided between “It’s exactly what I hoped for!” and “Oh no…it doesn’t multitask or have a camera or walk my dog, it’s ALL WRONG!” Dave Pogue tweeted out a great article that casts the iPad in a [...]
On January 26th, one of the most anticipated games of 2009 (before it was delayed) arrived – Bioware’s Mass Effect 2. The original was released for the XBOX360 in late 2007 and for the PC in early 2008, and was met with huge critical and commercial success. Before it was released the game was already [...]
Need More Function & Efficiency at Your Desk? USB Fever’s Mouse Pad with 3 Port USB Hub to the Rescue
Desk space is at a premium. You’ve got too many cords wrangled all over the place for your gadgets. Why not pair it down and introduce a little convergence right at your fingertips with USB Fever’s brand new Keyboard Mousepad with 3-port USB hub. It’s a mouse pad with numeric keys right at your fingertips, [...]
James Shannon, left, and Robert Bakewell of DevelopIQ [image courtesy of the BlackBerry Alliance Summit Awards] Back in November, I was fortunate enough to meet many of the developers who were expanding the boundaries of what consumers typically imagined when they thought of a “BlackBerry” smartphone. Quite a few people may still consider the [...]
Image courtesy of TechShout So I have written about the announcement of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (GTA:CW fro now on) arriving on the App Store, and of the issues running it on the first-gen iPod Touch. Now I’ve played it, and am ready to review it and let you know how it plays!