In honor of next week's big iPhone 5S reveal (which leaks have pretty much guaranteed with be fairly anticlimactic unless Tim's got another Mac Pro style surprise under wraps), this week's deals are all about the iOS. We've got iPod touches, iPads, and more inside. We'll keep it short this week, as we know if you're reading this blog, you're holding your breath and your wallet as you wait to see what next Tuesday will bring.
While it’s always a thrill to bring home a new Mac or iOS device, it’s a bummer having to move all of your data over from an older computer or mobile device. This is especially tricky when you want to sync up iTunes on your new computer and have not yet transferred over your library. Fortunately, you can do so from your iPod. Here’s how.
With the likes of iMovie and Final Cut Pro available to cater for all your video editing needs, it can be easy to overlook the fact that your Mac comes with QuickTime Player 10: a free basic video editor. Granted, it’s nowhere near as sophisticated as iMovie or Final Cut Pro, but it won’t cost you anything either.
Being in the post-PC world is fantastic: you can easily carry your information with you in easy-to-handle devices, like iPhones and iPads, and if the need arises, you can wirelessly transmit that information to your widescreen TV via AirPlay--as long as that TV’s connected to an Apple TV. I don’t know about you, but that’s one heck of a frustrating limitation.
That’s plenty of bang for the buck, but exactly how much depends on how heavily you’re invested in Apple’s ecosystem. Except for Amazon Instant, many top Roku channels are available as iOS apps, and with an iOS device and Apple TV, you can play games that are just a little cooler than Video Poker (sorry, Video Poker developers) on your TV. But if you have an older television without an HDMI port, or if you’re allergic to the iTunes Store, Roku is worth a look.
There's nothing I like more than a pretty case...that sounded girly. What I really mean to say is that if the case makes the iPhone look bulky and bland, I'm not going to sport it. UNIEA's unique line of iPhone 4S cases are gorgeous and a work of art themselves--a perfectly pretty companion for your even-prettier phone.
Probably the coolest hack we've ever seen went down this week, as well as Apple letting a tethering app slip through the store before AT&T and pals whined like little babies and had it pulled. But that wasn't all, there was just about the biggest game of the year and more in the hottest stories of the week.
Good news everyone! For years, Apple's water damage policy has kept dedicated iOS gamers from blissing out with a bit of Doodle Jump in the bathroom, as thanks to the presence of a Liquid Contact Indicator (LCI) inside of every iOS device, a single drop of moisture from your sink or toilet could bork your warranty support. Fortunately, if recent a recent leak from an Apple Authorized Service Provider is correct, it looks as though Apple has had a change of heart surrounding their much-maligned water damage policy.
Attention hipsters: Your iOS device case has arrived! Moleskine--purveyors of fine paper products enjoyed around the world--has made yet another decidedly device-centric attempt to increase their stranglehold on the hearts and minds of the scribbling public. A few months ago, we bore witness to the company's first foray into the tech world with what they've opted to call an analog-digital hybrid: A Kindle cover that, in addition to providing some stylish protection to Amazon's one-trick pony e-book reader, also offers Moleskine aficionados the ability to keep the company's signature creamy off-white paper close at hand by building a notepad right into the case's cover. As of this morning, Apple device users have also been extended the ability to add a bit of class to their iPhone 3G/3GS as Moleskine has announced the addition of cases for your cherished iOS devices to their covet-worthy Folio Digital product line.
Your next iPad or iPhone may be incredibly powerful and energy efficient. Texas Instruments and ARM have joined forces to collaborate on the next generation of ARM Cortex A-series processors--code named Eagle. Though both companies are keeping their lips sealed about the inner workings of the chip, the two hope that they can raise the bar for the next iteration of mobile processors.