iPhone 5 does not have quad-core processor — but it does have dual-core CPU, triple-core GPU… manufactured by Samsung
When unveiling the iPhone 5, Apple proclaimed the iPhone 5′s A6 processor has 2x the processing and 2x the graphical power of its predecessor, iPhone 4S. This lead most tech blogs, including dotTech (guilty as charged), to mark the iPhone 5 as having a quad-core processor. Turns out the iPhone [...]Read More »
With the iPhone 4 came “antennagate” — iPhone 4 owners experiencing dropped calls if they held the iPhone 4 in a certain way. The iPhone 5 may soon be hit by “scuffgate”, as CNET puts it.
There are multiple reports by iPhone 5 owners — on online forums, message boards, [...]Read More »
iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S III: Drop tests show iPhone 5 is very durable, survives falls much better than the Galaxy S III
Today is the official release date for the much anticipated iPhone 5. While the features of the iPhone 5 may be nothing special for Android fans, how does its durability fare? As we have seen in the iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S III vs HTC One X drop test, the [...]Read More »
People generally spend a lot of time walking during the day. At one point I was high school mathematics teacher and I spent a ton of time on my feet. People would ask me if I exercised, and I would always say that I didn’t need too, because work was [...]Read More »
Wish is an intriguing product discovery app that could save you some money. The app provides a large selection of popular product categories that you can browse through at your leisure. Each category contains many interesting products, each with a photo and link to the website it originated from. If [...]Read More »
Skitch is an annotating tool from the makers of the popular productivity app Evernote. If you are a PC user, then you have probably seen or most likely used the program Paint. Windows has been providing it as a part of its operating system for many years. Whenever I wanted [...]Read More »
I live in California. My parents live in Texas. I have friends in Montana, Oregon, and Ireland, among other places. I also enjoy knowing what the weather is like, both where I am and where my friends and family are. Weather+ has an incredibly simple interface for doing just that.[...]Read More »
In my family, recipes are like holy grails that everyone hopes to one day possess. Handed down from grandmother to mother to daughter across generations (and okay, sometimes grandmother to granddaughter), sometimes these recipes are written on old, yellowed, frail recipe cards with the careful hand of a person long [...]Read More »
I’ve always been interested in nature and the outdoors. When I see an animal or a bird, I’d like to know what it is in case I see it again, or in case I want to tell someone what I saw. While I’m not what one would call an “avid [...]Read More »
Apple steals clock design from Swiss Federal Railway, adds it to the iPad on iOS 6 without proper licensing
Apple is very outspoken about how it feels “stealing is wrong”, especially when it comes to “iconic” designs. So what happens when Apple itself does the stealing? (I propose a lightning bolt striking Cupertino but that ain’t gunna happen anytime soon.)
According to Tages Anzeiger, a Swiss newspaper, the [...]Read More »
Have you played any Atari games in your lifetime? If you did (or maybe even if you didn’t), then you probably remember a classic game by the name of Breakout. Yes, I am indeed referring to the game with a small rectangular paddle along the bottom, a ball, and bunch [...]Read More »
Flower Board provides a new twist on the matching genre of games. The game starts out with 72 empty hexagonal shapes that are basically flower pots. As the flowers bloom (2, 3, or 4 at a time depending on the difficulty level), the goal is to match 6 adjacent flowers [...]Read More »
Enscripted is an app of daily cryptogram puzzles that will have your brain boggled for hours. My wife has been getting up every morning for the majority of your life doing cryptogram puzzles in the newspaper before she goes to work. She finds the puzzles to be a great way [...]Read More »
I was homeschooled – I want that to be very clear – so my perceptions of what’s normal for kids to carry to school might be a bit out of whack, seeing as my experience of “real” school was was shaped solely by mid 90s TV… shows like Full House[...]Read More »
I don’t mind apps having “free” and “pro” versions. I really don’t. I’ve reviewed many nice apps that were ad-supported and yet still had almost all of the functionality of the paid versions, as long as you were willing to deal with the ads. What bothers me is when apps [...]Read More »
I have a special affinity for the night sky. I don’t really know what causes it, but astronomy has always fascinated me. So ever since I discovered star map applications, I’ve had to have one on any device I have. For the iPad, that app is Sky-map.
A fairly simple [...]Read More »
iOS 6 sees Google Maps replaced with iOS Maps. Not happy with iOS Maps? Want Google Maps back? Unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be a standalone Google Maps app on Apple App Store… but there is still a way to get Google Maps back on your iDevice.
You see Safari [...]Read More »
At the EUSecWest 2012 conference in Amsterdam, there is a Mobile Pwn2Own contest in which security researchers — or hackers, if you want — try to demonstrate their prowess at hacking mobile devices. The two best hacks of the day? A hack by a Certified Secure team that exploits a [...]Read More »
What do you do when your biggest competitor just announced, and is about to release, “the next big thing”? You create an ad that mocks that big thing to show consumers that “the next big thing is already here”. Just like what Samsung has done. Samsung is running a TV [...]Read More »
Like many iOS users, when I purchased my first iPhone, I got quite used to surfing the web with Apple’s built-in web browsing tool Safari. I was still gushing over how amazing the iPhone was and it really could do no wrong in my eyes, based on how much it [...]Read More »
My Measures and Dimensions PRO is a tremendous tool that can be used increase the productivity level of various professionals. The app starts you off by getting a photo from with the camera or photo library, where you goal is to measure some object(s) in the drawing. Once the photo [...]Read More »
[iPhone] Do some of your friends and family live far away? Use Timezone Clock to stay in sync with them.
Timezone Clock provides a way to keep track of times in other timezones. The app currently supports upwards of 8000 cities worldwide and possesses quite an aesthetically pleasing user interface.
Timezone Clock’s “World” screen consists of a list of all times you want to keep track of in a nice [...]Read More »
Savi Contacts is a new app meant to provide an alternative to the iPhone’s default contact manager. Basically Savi Contacts allows you to do anything that the default manager can do, but adds several other features to enhance the user experience.
The app is divided into four sections, Contacts, Groups, [...]Read More »
I love YouTube. I spend a lot of time on it in my off hours, watching videos, listening to music to help me decide if I want to buy the album, laughing at funny animals, etc. But when I’m offline, I can’t watch my favorite videos anymore, and it is [...]Read More »
All over the internet, there are animated GIFs, little short snippets of videos and life that are sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious, but always short and to the point. With 5SecondsApp, you can make them yourself using your iPad’s video camera.
In an incredibly easy to use interface, 5SecondsApp has a [...]Read More »
Flipboard is more than just another social media manager – Flipboard is a news consolidator that will make sure you have everything you want to read and look at on your iPad in one place. It makes Twitter and Facebook look like glossy spreads in a magazine, and offers the [...]Read More »
Have you ever dropped your phone? I have, although only once or twice. Have you ever damaged your phone, whether that be cracked screen, scuff mark, or water damage? I, thankfully, haven’t. My fellow Americans, on the other hand, are a completely different story. According to a study released by [...]Read More »
Gems With Friends Free is Zynga’s newest multiplayer game from its long line of App Store hits. The app’s gameplay seems to be a mix of Scramble With Friends and Matching With Friends, but with some Gem number play thrown in. Gems possesses many of the same features as its [...]Read More »
Clipboard is a new app from the creators of clipboard.com. It’s main purpose is to share different types of online content (called clips) with your friends, co-workers, and the rest of the clipboard community.
When you sign up for a new (free) account with them, the first thing you will [...]Read More »
Have you been looking for a way to manage your computer/server from your phone? Would you love the idea of shutting down your computer directly from your phone? How about install Windows Updates from afar? If you are intrigued by the thought of any of these scenarios, then PC Monitor [...]Read More »
The concept behind Addr2u Lite is fairly simple. In this internet age, we make friends all around the globe – friends in some cases who don’t even share our same native language. Addr2u Lite offers the ability to share an address in a different language, letting your penpal in Korea [...]Read More »
If you’re looking for an easy way to edit the photos you take on your iPad without having to send them to your desktop first, Ultimate Photo Editor is a good choice. It allows you to take photos right from within the application, and then immediately go into edit mode [...]Read More »
I admit – before the movie came out, I’d only vaguely heard of The Hunger Games. I recognized the covers of the books in stores, though “I should probably read that, some time,” and then moved on to get whatever book I’d gone in for. Then the movie came out, [...]Read More »
Madcoaster is just simply a lot of fun to play. In game play, it reminds me a lot of the original Super Mario Bros., as you not only have to smash your enemies to pieces, but sometimes dodge them as well. The ultimate goal of Madcoaster is reach your highest [...]Read More »
Organizy Tote Bag is a simple shopping list creator for your iPhone. The goal of the app is to develop a shopping list utility that is easy to use when you are actually shopping. When you are in the store and you have a short list of items to get, [...]Read More »