SOEN Transit Bluetooth Speaker Has Constraints, Still Rocks

12:10 PM, Nov. 8th, 2013 · · iPod

SOEN Transit review

The SOEN Transit Bluetooth speaker is designed to be the very best speaker of its kind. Measuring just 32 cubic inches, it's designed to be taken anywhere, and it exudes class in packaging, accessories, design, features, convenience and sound. However, design constraints place limits on performance. John Martellaro sizes it all up.

RavPower’s xRobot Power Bank Is a Charging Workhorse

4:40 PM, Nov. 6th, 2013 · · iPod

RavPower xRobot PowerBank

This little external battery comes equipped with a USB port, a built-in 30-pin connector, a built-in micro USB connector and a built-in standard USB connector. It will charge a lot of things, but unfortunately it does not include a Lightning connector.

Apple Remote 4.0 Adds iOS 7 Look, Support for iTunes 11.1

5:48 PM, Nov. 4th, 2013 · · iPod

Remote 4.0

Apple updated Remote to version 4.0 Monday, a release that updates the look and feel of the app to iOS 7. It also supports iTunes 11.1. Remote allows users to remotely control iTunes on a Mac, PC, or Apple TV from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, control playlists, change song order, and more.

2 Spookily Free Apps for iOS

10:24 PM, Nov. 1st, 2013 · · iPod

Free on iTunes

Yes it's a day after Halloween, but that doesn't mean you can't get creeped out. Vern Seward points out two suitablly scary apps in this week's free in iTiunes, Haunting Melissa and The Drowning.

FAA Approves iPad, other Electronics for All Inflight Phases

11:52 AM, Oct. 31st, 2013 · · iPod

As expected, the Federal Aviation Administration has changed its policy and will now allow iPads and other portable electronic devices to be used during all phases of flights. The official announcement follows news from early in October when the FAA committee looking into the change said that's what was coming.

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It's great to see the FAA relaxing use of electronic devices on flights. Considering airlines still need to show their planes are safe, you probably won't be playing Angry Birds on your iPad during takeoff and landing this holiday season.

3 Free iPhone Apps when You’re Out in the Wild

6:15 PM, Oct. 25th, 2013 · · iPod

Free on iTunes

Fall is a great time to get out in the woods and Vern Seward points out 3 free apps you might want to take along with you in this week's Free on iTunes. Backyard Scat and Tracks, The Mushroom Book, Ive Got 1. Check it out.

How to Properly Email Photos in iOS 7

10:30 AM, Oct. 19th, 2013 · · iPod

Sending Pics

There are different ways to email photos in iOS 7. At times, it's not obvious how to do so. Plus, selecting the correct image size is often critical. Sandro Cuccia shows you how to handle the task properly and efficiently.

3 Free iPhone Apps for the Wayward Traveller

9:19 PM, Oct. 18th, 2013 · · iPod

Free on iTunes

Traveling can leave you with a lot of time on your hands. Vern Seward points out three free iOS apps that wayward travelers might find useful. Circa, CityMaps2Go, Translate Professional.

iRig Pro: An Impressive ‘All-in-One’ Audio Interface That Earns Its Clichés

12:10 PM, Oct. 14th, 2013 · · iPod

IK Multimedia's iRig Pro -- the newest entry into the increasingly crowded audio input field -- seeks to set itself apart from the pack with its versatility and ease of use. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous leaves no cliché unturned as he cuts to the chase to see if this acorn fell far from the iRig tree or if it's a jack of all trades and master of none.