The wide open road. The windows down on a warm spring day. The wind
whips through your car and tosses your hair about. The lo-fi tunes
strain to be heard from your car speakers because you’re using a
tape-deck adapter to listen to your iPhone or iPod. If you’re looking
to upgrade your system from its roots in the 1990s, Sony’s CDX-GT730UI
Xplod GT Series CD Receiver (longest name ever) is a low-cost solution
for getting your car to play nice with your iPod or iPhone.
Just as the rumors of Cupertino's tablet device have cooled into an
almost conventional wisdom, something comes along to goose the story --
although from a different direction than usual. Like their original
idea for a Microsoft store (lifted rather blatantly
from Apple stores), the Redmond software giant has allegedly decided to
get into the
In the seminal 1989 Batman film directed by Tim Burton, the
Joker, played to smarmy perfection by Jack Nicholson, grouses about the
well-equipped Caped Crusader, “Where does he get those wonderful toys?”
Ol’ Joker was talking about the batarang or something, but in this
game, the answer is clear: The toys are LEGO. The vehicles are LEGO.
The environments are LEGO. Even the characters are LEGO.
Judging by our desk, you’d never guess that we try to be highly
organized. And we’ve tried everything, from David Allen’s nerd-famous
Getting Things Done (GTD) dogma, to complex Mac apps, endless paper
notebooks, and iCal’s built in to-do features. We have yet to find the
perfect system for managing not only our work tasks, but also all the
other stuff we have to do in the course of our daily life. But Remember
The Milk, a Web service also accessible via iPhone, is helping us
become more organized than ever.
We’re all about convergence, but sometimes gadget makers are prone to
slapping iPod docks on products that don’t really need them, like
armchairs and toilet paper holders. iHome’s iP71 isn’t one of those
head-scratchers. It’s a set of stereo desktop speakers featuring an
iPod dock, so you can play music from your iPod, your Mac, or another
audio device, plus keep your iPod charged at the same time.
In-flight movies suck. They’re usually not the greatest films to begin
with, and then anything that could possibly offend anyone--otherwise
known as “the good parts”--gets edited out. Lucky for you, all you need
is a MacBook and some headphones to stage your own film festival at
35,000 feet. But spinning a DVD takes a serious toll on battery life,
which is where DVD ripping comes in.
Sometimes, when I'm in a hurry, I curse the iPhone's touch screen. All
that typing on those itty-bitty keys with no tactile means of quickly
and accurately ensuring I'm tapping the "i" and not the "o" or "u," can
be a hassle.
When you're bumping out messages on the fly as you walk, sometimes the
iPhone screen is just plain aggravating, and you envy those Blackberry
users and their quickety-quick thumb typing. Yes, the touch screen is
beautiful and lets you do so many cool things, but sometimes your hands
are a little too shaky or sometimes you're just having a clumsy day.
Well, the good people at Mobile Mechatronics have you covered.
No matter how happy you are with your current Web browser, chances are
you’ve wondered if another browser would make your Web wanderings
faster, easier, or at least a little more festive. We speculate about
that too (probably far too often), so we decided to run some tests,
compare features and figure out which browser currently rules the Web.
With the advent of iPhone OS 3.1, Apple gave mobile Safari the ability to alert you of malicious phishing websites, but you're not protected until you sync your database. After some confusion, Apple explains how to do this.