iOS

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BiasFX, an iOS app from Positive Grid, promises to turn your iPad into a world-class guitar amp and effects processor. With dozens of high-quality amp simulations, stomp boxes, and rack-like processors, this software aims high.  Does it hit the mark?  This review is guest-written by my husband, Butch, who will help us answer this question. Evaluation Setup: I [...]

Posted in: iOS, Music Gear, Reviews
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Over the past few years, NKMOS Design Technology has created several versions of their premium smart-device car mounts: the Ultima and Ultima S, both of which began as crowdfunded Kickstarter efforts. Late last year (2014) they began a new Kickstarter project attempting to raise funding for a high end universal tablet stand. The AirStand is [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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I love the ability to customize my iPhone with different phone cases. Normally, I stick to full body cases, since they provide the most protection and (usually) style. The drawback? You spend however much on your thin gold (or other colored) iPhone only to smother it in a bulky case to have enough protection. The [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
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Last December, I reviewed the i-FlashDrive external storage for iOS device from Brando.  It was basically a flash drive that plugged into an iOS device with a Lightning connector to serve as a backup and/or external storage device, and it could work with a computer as a flash drive.  It was a convenient way to [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews
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Anyone familiar with Logitech and their products may not know that Logitech is now called Logi. The newer, design-savvy Logi has released their first product: The Blok series of iPad cases. These cases are—well, blockier with straight edges and squared corners. The 90° corners provide more absorbing protection from drops than a rounded corner will. [...]

Posted in: iOS, News
cta-digital-ipad-play-cars

CTA Digital has Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants inflatable cars designed for children.  (Although it's for kids, it's sturdy enough to support up to 230 pounds.)  The iPad fits into a cradle in the steering wheel, so your child can enjoy hours of pretend racing while playing iPad motion-controlled apps and games.   The car [...]

Posted in: iOS, Kid Gadgets, News
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This post brought to you by 3M Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Gadgeteer. How many times have you sat next to a stranger on a bus, train, plane, or at a cafe, with your laptop or tablet's screen visible? Most of you will say, that it happens to you [...]

Posted in: iOS, Laptops and Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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When I first heard about this little pen, offered by PenPower, that could scan and translate on the go, I couldn’t wait to get it into my hands. I began thinking of all the possible ways I could use this to copy written word, and/or translate text to be used on my computer or any [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews
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With a nod to Independence Day, iFixit is giving away 10,000 iPhone Liberation Kits for free. iFixit is a wiki-based site that teaches people how to fix things. Anyone can create a repair manual for a device. They also sell tools to help people get into and fix the devices. The bottom of an iPhone [...]

Posted in: iOS, News
mikol-marble-cases

If you love the look of rich marble, but you don't like the faux marble look, you're usually limited to using marble in your house.  Now you can also use real marble in these MIKOL cases for your MacBook, iPad, or iPhone 6/6 Plus.  The iPhone cases incorporate a piece of natural marble in the [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Laptops and Gear, News
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Ah, the quandry of cases. Designers keep making phones and tablets thinner and lighter, and it sometimes seems that case manufacturers seek to make up for this by making cases stiffer, heavier, and bulkier. With my currently active phone, I started out without a case. It was the first phone I didn't immediately entomb in [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
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I was excited to receive this sample to review from ONANOFF. Being a music aficionado and an avid iPad Air 1 user, I was stoked when I read the company’s description and claim that this flat panel speaker/case, would improve the sound of my iPad Air by 400%. As you can imagine, I was a [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Reviews
red-stripe-app

Well, it doesn't actually distinguish red from green, but it does indicate the amount of redness in red, orange, and purple objects by a series of stripes superimposed over the object.  The Red Stripe app uses the device's camera to view the objects in question and overlays stripes on those objects with a red component. [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, iOS, News
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I am a huge advocate for the use of screen protectors. I have been a fan since the beginning; starting with those overpriced, thin sheets of plastics to the messy liquid applied protectors to tempered glass and now engineered systems to keep your smart device's round-edged screen safe and protected. The engineers at Bodyguardz have [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews
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The camera on my iPhone 6 Plus is okay, but it's no where as good as my Nikon D5100 DSLR.  The camera on my iPad is no where near as good as the camera on my iPhone.  Sometimes you have to use the camera you have with you, and often that's not the Nikon because it's [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News
bellroy-iphone-6-case

Bellroy has just introduced their first phone case for the iPhone 6.  Their are actually two models of this case: one to hold the phone plus one daily-use card and one to hold three cards.  The cases can also hold some cash and even a spare SIM card.  The case is made from flexible polycarbonate [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, News, Wallets
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Now you won't have to pick up your phone to check the status of your Words with Friends games, because you can keep tabs on the status of your games, chat with your friends, and strategize directly from your Apple Watch.  If you already have the iOS version of the Words with Friends app, you'll [...]

Posted in: iOS, News, Watches and Clocks
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If you have an internet connection, you'll be able to subscribe to SHOWTIME's new streaming service.  In the beginning, they'll be partnered exclusively with Apple, so you'll also need an Apple device or an Apple TV until the service expands to other providers.  The new service is simply called SHOWTIME, and subscribers "will have unlimited [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, iOS, News
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Good protection for your smartphone can be difficult to find, depending on your criteria. Some folks go more for style, some for protection and some for a combination or for other factors. The bumper style has been popular for few years now, and X-Doria now produces two "bumper" style cases that offer both style and protection. The [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
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The onscreen keyboards on our mobile devices work great, but for those of us who are touch typists or those who prefer the feel of physical keys when they need to do a lot of writing, a Bluetooth keyboard is obviously the way to go. The latest keyboard that I’ve had the opportunity to test [...]

Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Reviews