Well, if anything happened that wasn't CES related, this'd be the place to come find it. We were there, we were on the floor, we saw it all, and we've got some on-the-ground stuff from the week in Vegas, but other things were perking out in Applelandia so let's see, on this auspicious Friday the 13th, just what they were.
We’re always fascinated by the amazing diversity of iOS as a gaming platform. Something about the platform pushes developers to create new and completely original experiences, and this week’s selections highlight that theme pretty well, thanks to Infinity Blade II, World of Goo, and Run Roo Run -- a new release about a kangaroo on the loose. And while Hatchi's Tamagotchi-inspired approach isn't exactly original, it certainly is unexpected in 2012!
If there's one thing you can rely on coming home with, it's press kits. Here are just a handful of the many USB drives we stuffed in our pockets. And yeah, that blurry one in the left-hand corner is shaped like a Roomba.
There are several ways that you can browse your music library in iTunes. Its grid and Cover Flow views are really great for picking out an album by its artwork, and you can play an individual track within seconds of it springing to mind, just by typing in the search bar. But sometimes you’ll want to kick back with a tailored selection of songs, or create a playlist for a party.
If you’re in the market for a new digital camera, it usually pays to wait and see what’s announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show, which is winding down in Las Vegas this week. Unlike previous years, digital cameras were eclipsed by other consumer electronics technology this time around -- but that doesn’t mean we weren’t able to find a handful of shooters worth talking about.
No one denies that iPhoto is an excellent tool for organizing your photos. But while its built-in editing tools are fine for everyday enhancements and basic image effects, there are lots of things you might want to do with your pictures that demand a program such as Elements or Photoshop.
ioSafe, the makers of the fire- and water-proof Rugged Portable hard drives, have just announced the next generation of drives that are both Thunderbolt compatible and thunderbolt proof. Not only does the drive hook up to a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac, but it's also safe in a lightning storm -- or, perhaps more commonly, an electricity short from a bad power outlet.
Well, we did it guys. Reviews Editor Ray Aguilera and I sustained a few papercuts and risked dehydration to check out all of the gadgets showcased at the Las Vegas Convention Center and give you a glimpse at what's coming in 2012. And you love your iOS device, right? Surely your iPhone never leaves your side, and we know how you like to use the iPad for work and play, too. Beef up those iOS devices with these fabulous gadgets that work with them, including one that tracks your pet and a device that helps you monitor your blood glucose levels. Read on!