When Finals start to creep up on me, I immediately go into my
pseudo-rebellious version of the fetal position, a combination of junk
food and video games. Of course, as a fairly resourceful student, I
manage to find the most time-intensive and least-productive games on
the Internet. The concept of educational games like Brain Age (for the
Nintendo DS) or even things like online poker, which could raise my
earning potential, fall too close to studying for me.
When Google launched Latitude for Android-based
phones, iPhone users
everywhere pined for Latitude implementation on their beloved devices. Google
has now launched Latitude for iPhone, but it might disappoint some
Of course, there are plenty of apps out there that limit
their accelerometer use--or ignore it completely--but who are we to
judge? It’s not like we spend our days trolling the App Store just so
we can boil down tens of thousands of games and utilities to 10 we think need improvement.
So, check out our list of 10 apps that we think need improvement.
It’s disturbing how long it took for manufacturers to create a capable
car stereo for the iPod. Many suffered from a latency issue that made
searching the iPod or even switching to the next song incredibly
frustrating. Add to that navigation schemes that would have led Ponce
de Leon to walk the plank, and you have a user experience that rivals
using the Zune. A new generation of car stereos has appeared lately
that battles the confusing navigation and lag issues associated with
switching tracks. Alpine hopes to lead the charge and bring iPod
enthusiasts a head unit deserving of the “Made for iPod” badge.
Network-attached storage is right up there with smooth jazz on the list
of things that we try to avoid thinking too much about. But hooking up
a NAS box to your home network is one of the coolest and most useful
things you can do if you’ve got more than one computer in the house.
Stepping up from a point-and-shoot to a DSLR can seem as daunting as
trading in your minivan for an 18-wheeler. To ease the transition,
Pentax has placed all the controls on its new 10.2MP K2000 to the right
of the camera’s bright, 2.7-inch LCD screen—just like on your favorite