It's trite. It's cliché. But it's what a lot of people are going to say. iOS 7.1 is what iOS 7 should have been. Given that iOS 7 enjoyed less development time than any previous version — 10 months instead of the usual 12, or the 15 afforded iOS 5 — it's certainly understandable. Given that it's taken an additional 6 months — iOS 7.0 was released in September of 2013 — it's also been a long time coming. There are new features like CarPlay, and improvements like manual Siri control and auto HDR for the iPhone 5s. There are also some incredibly welcome bug fixes in iOS 7.1 including an end to the rampant Springboard crashes, the decaying Touch ID fingerprint recognition, and the performance on the iPhone 4. So, despite the long wait, is iOS 7.1 the update iPhone and iPad users have been waiting for?
Steller for iPhone lets you create beautiful stories through your images, words, and videos. Create categories and then fill them with all of your memories. You can then share your creations however you'd like. Need inspiration? You can easily check out what other Steller members are creating too.
Tylt has separated itself from the pack of Apple accessory vendors by thoughtful and unique industrial designs; they don't quite look like anything else out there. The Band Car Charger is no different - it's not your average-looking car charger. It's a premium design that commands a premium price. Is the design worth the extra money?
The Flex by Fitbit is a fitness tracker that lets you monitor your steps, distance, calories, and even food intake. It's lightweight, versatile, and can be swapped out for many different colors on the cheap. As trendy as it may be, how good is it at actually making you aware of your activity? That's what we're going to attempt to find out...
The UP24 is Jawbone's latest fitness tracker that pairs with your iPhone in order to track steps, calories, distance, and even sleep. The companion app breaks down all that data into easy to understand information. With support for advanced reminders, timed sessions, and more — can the UP24 help you get healthy and stay healthy? Let's find out!
The Glacier Case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s by Swiss-Case is a minimalistic case that offers moderate protection without adding a ton of bulk. It's made out of a sturdy silicon and plastic combination that feels and looks high quality. But how does it hold up after a bit of day to day use? Let's find out!
The Pad & Quill Little Pocket Book is a beautifully crafted wallet case for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. The luxurious top-grain leather on the outside, a hand-finished wooden cradle and room for your credit and ID cards, and cash, on the inside, and an elastic strap to keep it all closed. So how does it stack up?
The Nike FuelBand SE is a fitness tracker that can monitor not only your steps and distance, but how many calories you're burning. It also doubles as a watch. Paired with Nike's own NikeFuel system, it can be a great way for friends to compete against each other and stay healthy together. But does it deserve your money over other offerings? Let's find out!
ScreenGuardz Pure is a line of tempered glass screen protectors by BodyGuardz. They are available for a variety of devices including several iPhone and iPad models. Tempered glass is not only a hundred times more resilient than regular screen protectors, they also feel just like the screen since they're made from glass. I've been using a ScreenGuardz Pure on my iPhone 5s for about a week now. Let's take a closer look at how it's holding up...
Support for MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) game controllers came with last fall's introduction of iOS 7. Some products have focused specifically on the iPhone and iPod touch market with devices that clamp on to the iPhone. SteelSeries is taking a different tack with its Stratus game controller, a standalone device that works with iPads too. It was introduced for $99, but SteelSeries has since cut the price to $79.99. The Stratus is available either in black or white.