Carrying around pepper spray is never a bad idea. One tiny spray bottle can ensure that you have that added sense of security. But, the idea of clipping it to your iPhone may be taking it a step too far. The SmartGuard Pepper Spray iPhone case does just that, and while it's a fantastic idea in theory, its execution is a little awkward.
Apple is famous for the phrase "Think Different", but when it comes to its own products I reckon "Think Simple" would be a better description. In an industry where all too often the value of a product is judged by the number of acronyms on its spec sheet, Apple takes a very different approach. To Apple, what matters isn’t what the product contains but how well it works. If keeping things simple means skipping supposedly must-have features, then so be it: the iPhone didn’t get cut and paste for the best part of three years.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Disk Utility is a great way to create, burn, and otherwise manage disk image files on your Mac. And interestingly enough, you can do the same in Terminal with the hdiutil program. It’s quicker than dealing with Disk Utility and it's more customizable.
Cooking is a science that I don't seem to be catching on to, which is a bit of a bummer. I can make your basic dish of pasta and vegetables and things of that nature, but when it comes to the more complicated stuff -- like making pie crust from scratch or a Vegan dish that isn't bland -- I really need help. Recipe apps like Epicurious are fantastic when you know what you want to make for dinner, but they don't work if you're feeling uninspired.
Traditionally speaking, making quality-looking comic books takes serious writing chops, careful storyboard planning, and a high measure of artistic ability. For both casual comic fans and hardcore enthusiasts who've dreamed of crafting their own creative amateur comics for fun (but possess zero drawing skills), ComicBook! makes it easy to put hilarious strips together on your iPad in a matter of minutes with only the most minimal effort.
The iPhone 5’s coming! Eventually! While Apple hasn’t provided any details as to the dimensions, aesthetics or abilities of the latest iteration of the handset, There’s a lot of media outlets -- some well informed, others not so much -- that swear they have a handle on what’s going on. Here’s some of the best takes on what Cupertino might be cooking up for us.
I’ve previously used the 3G data on my first-generation iPad only when traveling, and instead relied on Wi-Fi--it saves me from paying a monthly charge if I cancel right away, then just use the month of data I paid for. To cancel, or just to check how much data you’re using, you have to sign in to your account in Settings > Cellular Data > View Account. (Make a keyboard shortcut for your email address in Settings > General > Keyboard to save some keystrokes logging in.)