3 Free eBooks Worthy of Apple’s iPad Retina Display

8:41 PM, Nov. 22nd, 2013 · · iPod

Free on iTunes

Got a Retina Display iPad or iPad mini? Then you'll want these free ebooks Vern Seward is featuring in this week's Free on iTunes. Hubble Space Telescope: Discoveries, Guinness World Records: Awesome Animals, and Baby Animals. Check it out.

PowerPot Uses Heat And Water To Charge Your Devices

1:02 PM, Nov. 8th, 2013 · · iPod

PowerPot review

The PowerPot uses water and heat to emit 5 watts of on demand power. It can be used in the wild or in your own home to charge your iPhone and iPod touch products. All you need is water and a heat source, for example, an open flame.

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.