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…]
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…]
If there are two things my gadget addicted friends love right now â€“ itâ€™s tinkering with their iPad 2â€™s and upgrading their home theater setups. Both are fun to do but rarely will those two really meet, that is, until iLuv thought of a way of combining these two hobbies. [Read more…]
I think every person on earth, at this point, has heard of the iPad and the amazing things it can do. Its versatility is just amazing thatâ€™s why a lot of people from different walks of life and professions have found uses for it. Even those with different interests are being catered to by various iPad apps that relate to their interests. [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…]
Iâ€™m not really a fan of jailbreaking. Some of my friends have attempted to jailbreak their iPhones, iPod Touch and first-gen iPads. Even though they were successful, the common complaint I heard from some of them was that the jailbroken device became more unstable. I think thatâ€™s a poor tradeoff. But from what Iâ€™ve been hearing about a vulnerability in the current iOS, it looks like jailbreaking will actually be a solution. [Read more…]
Appleâ€™s devices are so versatile that manufacturers keep thinking of various things to attach to it. I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if someone actually thinks up of a way to attach a coffee machine to an iPad or iPhone. Before that glorious day arrives though we can just ogle right now over an oscilloscope that attaches to your Apple device. [Read more…]
The Apple iPad has become so popular and so sought after that people want to bring it anywhere with them. Youâ€™ll see people whipping out their iPadâ€™s while riding the bus or the subway, use GPS apps to help them navigate the roads when theyâ€™re driving, read their favorite books or comics, Paint virtual artworks or to use as entertainment for their kids. [Read more…]
Weâ€™ve heard rumblings about it in the last few months and last June 7, Apple officially unveiled the latest version of their very popular mobile operating systemÂ — the iOS5. There is big reason to pay attention because iOS5 is installed in iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices, combined this will mean that iOS5 is installed in a big majority of smart device, and we all know how rabid the following is for these Apple gadgets. Consider that over 200 million iOS-run Apple products have been sold worldwide and you will know that the worldâ€™s attention is on this new operating system. [Read more…]
Okay, this is not exactly a gagdet, but we do use apps for gadgets, don’t we? And of all your gadgets, which one is the closest to your heart? I realize that probably isn’t a fair question, as I ought to know that gadget lovers may have a hard time picking a single gadget out of the menagerie of devices that they own. Then again, if you were to pick a few, your iPhone is probably going to be shortlisted. So here is a special app for your iPhone in keeping with the Easter holidays: the Talking Augmented Easter Egg.
Easter has long been associated with eggs decorated in all sorts of ways. Here’s something you may not know about Easter eggs – their origins are pagan, and they were used to symbolize rebirth. They were decorated in bright colors to celebrate new life. When Christianity became widespread, the eggs were used in relation to the resurrection of Christ. Today, Easter is still considered a Christian holiday, and a lot of people still hold to the use of eggs for celebrations.
If you are looking for a different way to conduct your Easter Egg Hunt this year, this Talking Augmented Easter Egg will do the trick as well. All you need is your iPhone, iPod Touch (3rd and 4th gen), or your iPad. You still need an egg for the app to work, but you do not have to hard boil it and paint it yourself.
This is how the app works. First, you have to get a real egg from your fridge – or wherever you put your eggs. Point your device’s camera at the egg, and voila, you’ll have a digital egg that comes alive! I am not pulling your leg – the app will allow you to decorate the egg in the most psychedelic designs that you want; you can also spin and rotate the egg around however way you wish, without worrying about it breaking (although you can do that, too). Once you get your egg to its perfect state, you can even share it on Facebook. Oh, and yes, the egg talks to you. Wait till you get it to talk – the voice will crack you up for sure. (No pun intended.)
There is more to this egg than meets the eye, really. It is an app for kids and those who have kiddie spells every now and then. With this free app, your gadget can come alive in time for the Easter holidays. Get it from the App Store.