Many people really love what they consider their ultimate iPhone case. For those folks, a bulky battery pack inside a case just won't do. If that describes you, but you still need additional power for your iPhone, the best choice is a small, handy, external battery pack that can be used with any iOS device. That's just what the Antec Advance PowerUp 6000 is. It's small, cleanly designed, full of 6000 mAh goodness, and could save the day by being able to charge your iPhone four times before exhaustion. And the price is great.
You have one of the fabulous olloclip lens kits for the iPhone that provides add-on fisheye, wide angle and macro lenses. But you have to remove your current case to use the lenses. That's a real pain. olloclip has solved that problem by launching its own iPhone case with a top section that flips out of the way. And it still protects your iPhone nicely.
You've heard about the phablets, notably the Samsung Galaxy Note II with a 5.5 inch display, running Android. Unfortunately, not all of the writing about the device, and phablets in general, has been phabulous. Here is an in-depth, no holds barred, technical analysis and detailed review of the Galaxy Note II by John Martellaro. It may not be what you were expecting.
Ulysses III is a complete rewrite of the legendary Ulysses II writing tool. It uses a wide range of OS X technologies to create a focused, elegant writing environment. By using Markdown, it separates how the document looks from the content. Version 1.0.1 is missing a few minor features, but is a solid and impressive initial release. John Martellaro liked it a lot.
There are times when the iPad or iPhone user needs a stylus. And because stylus technology has come a long way in terms of the design, craftsmanship and the nib material, they're even more fun to use. The LYNKtec TruGlide Pro, with a 5 mm microfiber tip, is the best pure stylus John Martellaro has ever used. Here's his review.
Forget warp drive, Mr. Fission and flying cars. For a real glimpse of tomorrow's technology today, it's hard to imagine anything cooler than charging your iPhone with a tablespoon of water. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous looks at the PowerTrekk -- a hydrogen fuel cell that's barely indistiguishable from magic.
Those mostly awesome tabletop optical projectors that are used for presentations are bright but are still fairly expensive. For certain uses, it's often handy to have a handheld device that can attach to an iPhone. The ipico handheld projector is about the size of the iPhone and can throw an image over 6 ft. with good visibility in darkened conditions. Currently available for iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S.
There are occasions when a photographer, cinematographer, astronomer, real estate agent, gardner, pilot or architect needs to know a lot more about the Sun's position than simply sunrise and sunset. Sun Seeker by Ajnaware Pty Ltd in Sydney, Australia tells you almost everything you can know about the position of the Sun for any day of the year. Plus, augmented reality allows you to find the Sun even on a cloudy day.
The Profectus suede leather wallet/cases for iPhone 4/4S and 5 are slip-in style cases that include room for two cards. The cases, which provide a snug fit for the iPhones, are as soft and pliable as butter.
UX Write for the iPad is an excellent word processor for the iPad and includes Dropbox support. Last summer, it was reviewed by The Mac Observer and given a Solid rating. Since then the author has continuously improved this app, and now it includes the ability to export in the .docx format. This Part II is an update to the current state of the app and includes a revised rating.
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