When it comes to iPhone cases, there are more options when it comes to rugged protection. Let’s face it, who wants to drop $400 on an iPhone 4S only to have it shatter into a million pieces. One such case maker in this category is Ballistic. They offer a customizable protective case called the Ballistic Life Style. The Ballistic Life Style is not a hard plastic case, but a gel skin. I found the case to be very rigid. While feeling solid, it retains some of the flexibility you’d find in a silicone case. Next to the display, the most […]
For the first time since the inception of the iPhone, Apple chose to break out of their normal yearly update schedule. Almost 14 months after the release of the iPhone 4, the company has released what all would consider an evolutionary update in the form of the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S shows no distinguishable changes to the physical appearance from its predecessor, but that’s only half the story. Read on for our full iPhone 4S review. Physical Appearance Despite rumors of an all-new design in the form of an iPhone 5, this year’s new iPhone utilizes the same design […]
When I purchase a new gadget, the first thing I normally do is seek out some sort of shield to protect it from scratches. I’ve used a number of products in the past, most of which required wet applications. They require a some sort of Windex-like substance and prior to application, I felt like a doctor scrubbing in for surgery. On the advice of my podcast compadre Marianne Schultz, I decided to give to trial the Steinheil EX Ultra Fine on my iPhone 4.
During the past few years, I’ve grown obsessed with Twitter clients for the iPhone. The number of quality Twitter apps for the iPhone dwarfs those available on other platforms. For many, myself included, Tweetie had been my tweet weapon of choice. After Twitter bought Atebits, I transitioned to the official Twitter app, which was essentially an upgraded version of Tweetie. Great features and at the always fantastic price of free. Now under the corporate branch of Twitter, there have been some questionable decisions regarding features (see Quick Bar) and you have to wonder just how long before they introduce another […]
So, you have an iDevice and would like to take advantage of a Bluetooth keyboard. Well, there are options, but not as many as you would think. Plus, costs vary from product to product. Here are a few things to consider when looking for the best Bluetooth keyboard for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
The whole premise behind the game GrimJoggers is bizarre to say the least. You lead a group of 15 joggers as far as possible in attempt to avoid an assortment of brutal deaths by way of spikes, man eating plants, cliffs and more. It’s an arcade-style survival game with online leader boards and achievements. The developers describe the game as “jogging becomes Bloodsport”. Anything that includes a reference to Jan Claude Van Damme movies is ok in our book, but is GrimJoggers worth the price of admission.
First debuting on Android, the PicPlz app is touted as being the simplest photo-sharing app on the iPhone, updating your Twitter, Facebook, and FourSquare profiles all in one fell swoop—with location and place information, on top of that. So how does it really hold up? OK, yes, it’s pretty darn impressive. Read the full review after the jump
About a month ago, we reported on the brief and fleeting drama of the Pulse News Reader iPad app. The visual news reader was praised by Steve Jobs himself during the WWDC keynote, then abruptly yanked from the App Store after a complaint was filed by the New York Times. Well, approximately eight minutes later, the Times got over it, and Pulse for the iPad was promptly placed back in the App Store. And just a few weeks ago, the Pulse News Mini for the iPhone was released. I wasn’t sure the app would translate well to the iPhone. But […]
If you’re obsessive about keeping your iPhone 4 scratch-free, there are a number of companies that offer shields including Zagg, Bodyguardz, SGP and Wrapsol among others. They all offer a high level of scratch protection. I recently installed the Wrapsol Device Protection on the iPhone 4. Join us after the break for installation and a full review.