Earlier this year, Braven debuted the BRV-Pro, the first rugged, eco-friendly bluetooth speaker at the Las Vegas CES. Known for their durability and designs, Braven released the BRV-Pro with a lot of fanfare. Sporting up to 20 hours of battery life on a single charge, as well as a solar charging panel battery bank, and a lantern-like glow deck, you get the feeling this tank-like speaker is geared for outdoor enthusiasts. Braven plans to blow the competition out of the water, literally. Sporting HD Sounds, and a powerful bass, the BRV-Pro is the first of its kind with a IPX7…
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Soon after Tim Cook left the stage, popular and Apple Essentials favorite Evernote announced that they are currently developing an app for the Apple Watch. The company has said “An app on a watch doesn’t replace an app on the phone, it complements it. That’s how Apple Watch is designed, and it’s exactly what Evernote for Apple Watch is all about”.
Ever since Apple’s big announcements, people have been asking me “Greg, are you going to buy the Apple Watch?” My wallet, and my conscious have two completely different answers. I have an issue, which I consider “Apple-itis”. Whenever Apple sells me on a new product, they sell me … until I realize I haven’t exactly hit the powerball yet.
The stock iOS Notes app, although great for those who need to jot down a simple grocery list, isn’t enough for some of us. We need a bit more in the note-taking department. I’ve searched for the best cross-platform app that allows me to type on my iPad, iPhone and Macbook and found it. Notebooks is that app.
Newly released, Prong’s PWR case for the iPhone 5 & 5s models is a charger as well as a bumper-like case for your iPhone. In a ways similar to the Pocketplug (available online), the PWR case offers a bit of the same functionality, as well as a 1500mAh backup battery built in.
iOS Blocks is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that will reinvent the way you think of widgets and your productivity on your jailbroken iPhone devices. Created by developers Matchstic, Gabriele, Aesign and TechofOu, iOS Blocks so far is the ability to use your home screen to see more information about any particular app using a pinch gesture. I can already see this, coupled with tweaks like Velox, being reasons why I NEVER put my device down for long. Just the Music app block alone will be a reason for me to stop having to open that app just to do particular…
After being pulled from the App Store in 2011, and a brief return before being removed in 2014, the popular open source media player “VLC for iPhone” is now back! VLC allows you to play nearly every kind of video format you can possibly think of.
In January, Omate announced their $99 Racer smartwatch with much fanfare. Earlier today, Omate Announced what looks to be a first in a blooming Smartwatch community, with their limited edition Omate Racer X VMK. It has been announced that the new smartwatch will be heading to Africa in locations in Congo, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon to begin in June of this year for assembly. Thanks to the Congolese mobile startup company VMK who hopes to become a major player in the mobile industry in Africa, the Omate brand intends to be both cost effective, while giving you all of the…
Coming soon to the ModMYI repo on Cydia is RETURN, a tweak by the Developer of Boxy 2, and certified minimalist William Vabrinskas. What Return does is simply display the most recently opened apps above your Control Center. This of it as your Control Centers App Switcher. And for someone who tends to use my toggles more, this has the potential to be an essential tweak. Along with tweaks like CCControls and Polus, I’ve already made this tweak feel at home. Courtesy of an Activator gesture (Down Button Short Hold) my Control Center with Return comes with it. Currently in…
Today, Prong revealed their PWR Case is now available for the iPhone 6 through pre-orders on IndieGoGo, and will also begin shipping the iPhone 5/5S PWR Case to fulfill pre-orders.
Velox 2 is an upcoming tweak from a friend of mine by the name of Phillip Tennen (@phillipten on Twitter) that allows you to interact with your apps on the Springboard in an amazing new way. Written from the ground, a follow-up to the tweak Velox by ApexTweaks for iOS6, Velox 2 takes us on a new journey in its ways to view notifications on our Springboard. With gestures like swipe up or down, double and triple, as well as hold onto icon, you can invoke a folder that contains the notifications for each app. Think of your Notification Center…
For the audiophile out there, one thing that a lot of us compromise on when using our mobile phones with headphones is one thing, sound. Thanks to a new Kickstarter by the name of UAMP, the possibility of having more bass for that jamming song, or the HD quality sound you want when watching a movie is now enriched with this audio amplifier.
Here at GearDiary, a lot of us writers test out new products all the time. But with all of the awesome items we see & review, I figured I’d throw out a few of my favorite daily drivers that I use the most.
One of the lingering problems I faced when purchasing my 11-Inch MacBook Air was the lack of the SD slot that the 13-Inch model has. I get it, Apple needed a feature to separate the two, and for a lot of people, this was it.
If you’re one of those folks who happen to be in the market for a versatile yet minimalistic portable desk but can’t be bothered with the funky patterned colors, or the spongy cushion material on your lap while surfing the web, the Portable Lap Desk Kickstarter by Liyang Liu may just solve all of your problems.
One of the more popular Cydia music Tweaks has to be CustomCover. Originally a concept on DeviantArt that was turned into tweak (which has stopped receiving updates) named Snowcover for iOS 6, a developer named Chewitt brought it to life for iOS 7, and now, iOS 8. What CustomCover allows you to do is customize your Lockscreen on your iPhone.
As an iPhone holder since the iPhone 4S, I’ve always wanted one thing from my Apple device, freedom. Coming from an HTC Thunderbolt, which at the time was innovative (unlimited data? Who does THIS anymore!?), which at the time I had rooted courtesy of the Cyanogen jailbreak.