At CES 2013, OtterBox announced the Armor Series for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5, their first waterproof case in a long time. The arguably more interesting product OtterBox was showing off at the show was the Defender Series with Ion Intelligence - a new variant with an integrated backup battery and a dedicated iOS application for monitoring how much juice is left in the pack and in your iPhone.
Delta Air Lines today finally released a proper iPad application and its iPhone app to Version 2.0, bringing with it a much-needed redesign and, perhaps most important -- the ability to use Passbook for boarding passes. The iPad version of the app also gets a particularly cool "Glass-bottom jet" feature that shows information about what's under your plane as you fly overhead.
Cut the Rope for iPhone and iPad has been updated with a new Steam Box that includes 25 new levels featuring steam clouds that make candy float in the air and low-to-high pressure valves that control the amount of steam. The steam will help the candy rise and reach the adorable candy-addict called Om Nom.
Usually when sensitive information is being transferred over a network, the application will open an encrypted connection with the server using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). iOS ships with a list of Certificate Authorities whose SSL certificates should be trusted, helping to ensure traffic is only sent to trusted servers and not intercepted by a malicious third party using their own self-signed SSL certificate.
Time was you could create any simple app you wanted, get it approved, then sneak back in and change the screenshots displayed in the App Store to make it look like your scam app was Minecraft or Pokemon or any damn thing you pleased. That time's over. Apple today announced that when an app is approved with a certain set of screenshots, it stays with those screenshots unless and until a developer submits an update for approval.
Twitter has released Tweetdeck for Mac 2.3.1 which brings "90+ fixes and updates" to the popular Mac Twitter client. Some of these changes include a performance upgrade for displaying multiple high-velocity columns, the ability to embed a tweet from the tweet itself (great for bloggers), a new search box with Typeahead and People Search, and the ability to reduce the app window to 2 columns.
Cycloramic is a really fun video recording app that will automatically spin your iPhone 5 around and record a video. As long as your iPhone 5 is placed on a smooth, flat surface, Cycloramic will use the vibrator in the iPhone 5 to make it spin 360 degrees. Not only is this impressive and just a lot of fun to watch, but Cycloramic is a great way to capture video of everyone sitting at a table during a dinner party or family gathering.
It's a new year, which means a new set of New Year's resolutions. 2013 is the year you're going to lose weight, get back in shape, get your finances in order, and get organized. If you've got an iPad, it will make a perfect companion on your journey to success and we've got a list of iPad apps that are going to help you achieve your 2013 resolutions.
Keycard is a new Mac app that pairs to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Bluetooth, and when it detects that you've stepped away from your Mac (assuming you have your device with you), it locks your Mac. Once you return, or enter in the 4 digit code, your Mac unlocks.