Christmas is just a few days away. The malls are crowded, the stores are out of stock, and you still havenâ€™t bought a gift for your special someone.Â If he or she happens to be an avid Apple user, then youâ€™re in luck. There are lots of gadgets and gizmos that you can get within hours of ordering. These are the perfect last-minute gifts! [Read more…]
Trying to take care of yourself is hard enough. But itâ€™s even more difficult when youâ€™re also trying to keep track of the innumerable tasks, appointments and other needs of your family members.
Thankfully, mobile technology is catching up with modern home management needs and is unveiling new tools to share some of the workload. A number of cheap or low-cost applications can be installed onto your mobile phones and tablet PCs to make many daily routines easier and more efficient. Here are five home management apps that can help you manage your home better while freeing up more of your time. [Read more…]
Whenever a new mobile phone has just come out, itâ€™s customary to compare it with the current leader of the pack to see how it measures up. The hottest, latest smartphone right now is Appleâ€™s iPhone 5, while the reigning champ is Samsungâ€™s Galaxy S3. Which one of these is better? Letâ€™s find out how each one stacks up.
Design and construction
At first glance, this category seemed like a no-brainer: the iPhone 5â€™s stunning industrial design and craftsmanship has certainly no equal. However, the Galaxy S3â€™s slightly curved rear end feels better to the touch, compared to the iPhoneâ€™s stark corners. However, the case for the S3 goes downhill when you pore over its cheap-looking plastic body, versus the iPhone 5â€™s aluminum construction. [Read more…]
The cases you buy for your gadgets, for example, your iPhone, may look ho-hum. After all, itâ€™s just a case that protects your gadget from scratches and the occasional bumps. But you may not realize that case manufacturers can be quite the ingenious bunch. Weâ€™ve seen some really cool case designs before and some of them are so cleverly designed we just have to have it. [Read more…]
Appleâ€™s iDevices are so versatile that you can make the appropriate apps to make it perform a gazillion different functions. One of the more popular uses for iPhones and iPads is by turning it into a universal remote control But there is one big drawback to this â€“ Appleâ€™s devices do not have infrared sensors, which is the only way a remote can communicate with a majority of devices or AV equipment. [Read more…]
I was quite impressed when the first touchscreen phones appeared on the market. It presented a completely new paradigm for controlling phones and opens up the phone platform for its eventual evolution as a mobile computer. [Read more…]
Fancy yourself a DJ? You don’t have to be a world renowned DJ to be able to play with music and create your own mixes. Even better, with all the gadgets that you can get your hands on these days, you can play at being a DJ whenever you want to. Before you know it, you might even become famous.
If you already have an iPad, an iPhone, or an iPod Touch, here is a nifty little gadget that you would love to get your hands on – the iDJ Live from Numark. The iDJ Live is an iOS DJ controller that will delight people in all the DJ-ing stages. I mean the DJ wannabe who does not know a thing about DJ-ing, the newbie DJ, the amateur DJ who plays music at his friends’ parties, and even the pro DJ.
How does the Numark iDJ Live work? You simply hook it up to you Apple device, and then spin however, whatever you want! One really important thing, though, is the software. The iDJ Live was designed to work with existing software from Algoriddim, Djay for iPad.
The app is a little pricey at $19.99 (if you compare it to the $0.99/$5.00 apps), but this software is one mean DJ-ing tool. Not only has the app satisfied users because of its function, but it has also received the Apple Design Award.
If you don’t particularly like Djay or you don’t want to buy it, you can also use other similar software – as long as it’s Core MIDI-enabled – with the iDJ Live. Key features of the iDJ Live:
- Scratch wheels are large enough to make the experience more natural
- There is a crossfader that allows mixing between songs
- The package includes a headphone/speaker split cable that allows for separating cue and play performance audio
- Bass and treble controls
- You also get an iPad stand
For sure, the $100 that you will have to shell out for the iDJ Live will be paid back in full – even double – once you enjoy spinning for your friends. Find out more about the iDJ Live from the official web site.
With the last quarter of the year looming, rumors about the new generation iPhone is slowly reaching fever pitch. This growing frenzy has been fanned by the tantalizing previews of the next generation iOS 5. [Read more…]
Developers are now tinkering and playing with the forthcoming new operating system from Apple that will drive its iOS devices. The coming iOS 5 promises to have a slew of new features that will be a cool addition to what is already arguably the coolest devices on the planet. [Read more…]
A lot of crazy stuff has been developed for the iPhone. Appleâ€™s Jesus phone has elicited a level of reverence for it that people want to extend its capabilities beyond the boundaries that was originally set by Apple. For example, who would think of turning the iPhone into a DSLR? [Read more…]