First off, we have 4 iPhones because we’ve migrated from 3G or 3GS to the 4.Â The iPods are legacy products we had before the phones, yet we still use them for workouts…and the cameras, well those are good anytime. What I like about the iPADock station are all the power and sync options. Continue Reading
One of the beautiful elements of the Trackpad is the wireless freedom you get from using the product.Â For the wireless product you need juice.Â The Trackpad does this via batteries.Â However, some get tired of replacing the batteries [like it’s that hard] and did a simple USB hack to power the Trackpad.Â This hack is not used for communication, that is still done through Blue-tooth, but this is only for eliminating the need to swap batteries or constantly recharge them. To accomplish the hack, remove the pad’s batteries, strip a USB cable down to the red and black power wires and attach them to a battery-sized wooden dowel. Finally, push the dowel inside the pad’s battery compartment and presto! It works. Granted this is a USB hack even my 7 year old could do [less the wire stripping] and I’d recommend making something a bit more elegant. Continue Reading
Note:Â With the new iPhone 4.0+ firmware you have the ability to set the lock/unlock wallpaper and set a different picture as your background image for Home when using your iPhone.Â I think the above pattern image is a very nice background image for the Home position. Third, after you’ve created your pattern image, you will save it as a Continue Reading
I doubt it really burst into flames but the temptation to make a social media claim of an iPhone 4 blowing up is all too tempting.Â The truth is more likely a slow melt from poor circuitry with an “after the fact” photo to create the drama. Given the aforementioned iPhone 4’s bezel allegedly got extremely hot to the touch during the recharging process, you can stand to wonder if this might be an excellent warning sign for a phone about to blow. What do you think?Â Post your comments on our Facebook page. Continue Reading
The iPad will power over USB ports with “high power” while in use.
- The iPad will [obviously] charge when used with the supplied 10 watt power adapter.
- The iPad will not charge over lower powered USB ports while “in use”Â however, they will charge when asleep.
- If the user gets the iPad message “Not Charging” you must take this literally.Â This means the use of the iPad will equal the draw of power and only when it goes to sleep will it recharge…so it’s like a break even.
Clearly two steps back, a dock station for an iPhone and it’s not even cordless.Â But looking on the positive side, maybe the old timer middle management crowd can finally embrace technology of the iPhone without giving up their corded desk phone. It’s seems to be more of a concept phone.Â Lets only hope.Â What do you think? Source:Â Gizmodo. Continue Reading
Wisair’s DisplayDock solution allows Mac users to connect to a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers, via a single wireless link with a single adapter that connects to a USB port on the MacBook.Â Since we haven’t seen a big offering to help out MacBook users we expect this to be a big hit with the MacFanBoys. Wisair will be OEMing the solutions via three vendors [Atlona, Source R&D, Cables Unlimited and Olidata in the UK. Some major points to consider:
- Point to point plug and play USB wireless
- Universal solution for MacBooks
- Distance up to 30 feet
- Doesn’t load over WiFi so your internet USB gadget surfing remains fast
- Wireless video supports up to 1440 x 1050 screen resolution
- Mac Leopard (10.5) and Snow Leopard (10.6) OS support.
The iPad camera connection kit comes with a male adapter card to connect either USB or SD cards.Â Given the slim dimensions of the iPad we can understand the lack of design integration for USB, but SD or even microSD, now that makes sense.Â Our only conclusion is a lack of real-estate on the PCBA used to make the iPad. Interesting side note:Â Apple has the exclusive patent on the 30 pin female connector it uses and plans to NEVER license it out.Â I know the USB kit has a male connector, it just reminded me of reading that info a couple weeks back. Source:Â StumbleTweet. Continue Reading
Murtha Design had their first block buster iPhone app, ShapeBuilder and from that success Murtha Design has teamed with PBS.org to develop the Mister Rogers iPhone app.
Mister Rogers Make a Journal encourages children to identify and talk about their feelings about their everyday experiences like school, playtime, and friends. The App features an animated version of favorite Neighborhood of Make-Believe character Daniel Striped Tiger, who invites children to make a journal to help them reflect on the things they do and to express how they feel.What is amazing about this application is the goal of establishing Emotional Development truly works.Â I have a 4 and 6 year old child and they both create journals about their day and from simply listening to their interaction with the program, I can learn about my child’s day without pressuring them for daily activity reports and grilling them on “how was school today?”
Here is a clip of the Mister Rogers iPhone app in action: Continue Reading
To no surprise, AT&T is considering ways to free up network bandwidth so that everyone without a smartphone, isn’t effected.Â So what does this mean?Â It means AT&T might be giving a screw j_b to iPhone users. – by far the biggest consumers of bandwidth from smartphones.
iPhone users on average consume five to seven times more data per month than average wireless subscribers, according to analyst firm Sanford Bernstein. And all this usage is clogging the network, causing many iPhone users, especially in large cities such as New York and San Francisco, to experience dropped calls, slow 3G service, and issues connecting to the network at all.So what is AT&T considering?Â I would think upping the usage fees, but this might not work for those who don’t care about monthly fees.Â Another approach are incentives.
“We’re going to try to focus on making sure we give incentives to those small percentages to either reduce or modify their usage so they don’t crowd out the other customers in those same cell sites,” said de la Vega according to a transcript of the conference. “And you’ll see us address that more in detail.”Either way, I have a strong feeling AT&T will be limiting or slowing data usage for iPhone users.Â Continue Reading