October 2013

HP Omnibook 300 at 20: A Retro Tech Look-Back

As we look forward to new technology, sometimes it is instructive to look back to our favorites. I recently looked at the Iomega Zip Drive, but now I want to highlight one of my all-time favorite laptops: the HP Omnibook 300. This laptop was built by the calculator division rather than the PC division and remains one of the best.

G5 Kindle Fire Games On Sale at Amazon App Store!

To celebrate Halloween, G5 is having a sale on three scary Kindle Fire games from now through November 2nd. The games are Magician’s Handbook: Cursed Valley, Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart, and Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings. All three are fun and engaging hidden-object games, and you can get each of them for only $0.99 right now!

Once Again … THIS Is The REAL Samsung In Action

Samsung is many things – they are an innovative chip maker, excellent device maker, massive company with their hands in nearly everything. Samsung is one of the “chaebol” – family-run conglomerates that dominate South Korean society. They are also a company that has a proven willing to do nearly anything to succeed – and today we learn their latest shameful tactic.

Think Those Pricey Glass Screen Protectors Are a Ripoff? Think Again

Numerous companies now offer tempered glass screen protectors to protect your smartphone or tablet; they’re quite pricey — some may think too pricey. If you are one of them, you may want to reconsider your conclusions after I share my experience. You see, as I went to grab a jacket yesterday afternoon I dropped my iPhone. I NEVER do that …

Temptation Episode I HD Brings Chilling Mystery Adventures to iPad!

Last year I reviewed Whispered Fear: The Cursed Doll from Vogat and G5 Entertainment, a haunting tale brought to life through the casual hidden object genre. Now they are back with Temptation. Episode I, another dark and mysterious tale full of dread and misfortune. The story is once again wonderfully integrated and enjoyable to explore –making this another great game!

Casamigos Tequila Fueled by Star Power

I love single malt scotch, and thanks to Judie & Kevin, I’m a fan of IPAs. But my drink of choice? That’s got to be tequila. A new star-powered tequila has just hit the market; this 100% Blue Weber agave tequila is Casamigos Tequila, and both Blanco and Reposado are available. The star-power comes from George Clooney.

Stuff-a-Burger Lets You, Well … Stuff a Burger!

If you don’t know what a “Juicy Lucy” is, then prepare to have your mind blown. The Juicy Lucy is a stuffed hamburger filled with add-ins like cheese, bacon, mushrooms or onions. Until now, they’ve been difficult to make at home, but thanks to the Stuff-a-Burger Press, you can make your own version on the grill!

The Griffin PowerDock 5 Keeps You and Your Gear In Charge

Are you, like me, finding the gadgets in your house multiplying? Our home now has an iPad mini, iPhones, an iPod touch, an iPod nano, Kindles and assorted review samples. All need charging and Griffin’s PowerDock 5 promises to be the one-stop charging solution. For just under $100 you can charge 5 devices at once! How awesome is that?

ChargeSmart: The World’s First Smart iPhone Battery Case

We’ve seen a host of different app-enabled hardware for the iPhone. There’s been everything from smart scales to smart radar detectors. Now there’s even an app-enabled battery case for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. They are working to fund the project on Kickstarter, so if this is something that sounds interesting to you, read on.

Check Out Belkin’s iPad Air Case Collection

Belkin has an entire line of iPad Air cases ready to help you personalize and protect the upcoming thin and light 9.7″ iPad. The collection features 10 different cases and folios that are “designed to match any style, activity or use”. There’s something for every style and budget. Here’s a quick look at some of them.

Phiaton Chord MS 530 Bluetooth Headphones Cut the Cord and the Noise

The Phiaton Chord MS 530 Bluetooth headphones combine premium materials, Bluetooth 4.0 and Active Noise Cancellation in a single pair of high-end, stylish headphones you’ll want to wear for hours at a time. Comfortable and great-sounding, the Chord MS 530 headphones are also well-made and great-looking. At an MSRP of $349 they should impress. And, in a word, they do!

OS X Mavericks Brings Enhanced Voice Recognition

Enhanced voice recognition in OS X Mavericks means that you are no longer limited to the amount of time you speak and can dictate even when offline. It means global dictation is available everywhere and without time limits. It is a far easier way to write. In fact, I am dictating this and I’m not even wearing a headset.

The Sims 4 Fall 2014 Release Annoucement

Electronic Arts/Maxis has announced The Sims™ 4 will be shipping in fall 2014 worldwide on PC/Mac. This specific date range follows the initial 2014 release announcement. Pre-orders are available at www.TheSims.com/. Pre-order now to receive the Limited Edition which comes with The Sims 4 Life of the Party Digital Content.

Check Out WaterField Designs’ New Outback Solo iPad Case

WaterField Designs just introduced a brand new bag, the Outback Solo. Specifically designed for the new Apple iPad Air, the Outback Solo holds the iPad, an iPhone and a few essentials. That’s it… But that’s all you need. Rugged yet professional, the Outback Solo retails for $69. $19 adds an optional shoulder strap. Get it.

Belkin Is Ready for the New iPad Air

Belkin was quick to announce a slew of new cases and accessories for the upcoming iPad Air. Key among the offerings are a series of keyboard cases they are calling the Qode line. Three different price points mean there is something for everyone who wants to turn their thin and light 5th generation iPad into a productivity machine.

Apple’s Big October Event News and Opinions

We’ll be posting the news as it rolls in. While we do we want to know what YOU think! Do you like what you see coming from Cupertino this fall? Are you disappointed? Did Apple nail it or miss an opportunity? Do their prices make sense? We want to know what you think in the comments.