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5 years ago

XGear Folio Carbon Fiber Case for iPad - accessory review

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XGear Folio Carbon Fiber Case for iPad - accessory review

The XGear Folio Carbon Fiber Case for iPad is slim, strong, and sexy, with a suede interior and what feels like a darn-near bullet proof outer shell. In sharp contrast to the plush, old-world, executive leather of the Marware Eco-vue, the XGear Folio is sleek, futuristic materials and textures. It adds considerable protection against scrapes and scuffs, if not as much against shocks and drops.

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5 years ago

More potential iPhone 4 proximity sensor fixes

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More potential iPhone 4 proximity sensor fixes

Still suffering from iPhone 4 proximity sensor problems? Face dialing a family member while on the phone for business? Hanging up or muting with the brush of a cheek? Macworld has a list of things that could help fix it up:

  • Reset "Network Settings"
  • Reset "All Settings"
  • Soft reboot (hold down sleep button)
  • Hard reboot (hold down sleep + home)

Like the clean re-install we mentioned previously, some of these seem to work for some people with the problem some of the time. Hey, it's problem solving in complete darkness, it'll be hit and miss. Macworld's "hunch" is that it's not as widespread as the antenna attenuation problem and that it's most likely a software glitch that will get fixed in the next firmware updated. That doesn't mean, however, that it won't drive afflicted users crazy in the meantime.

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5 years ago

Quick Review: Dictionary.com for the iPad

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Quick Review: Dictionary.com for the iPad

Dictionary.com is one application that everyone should have on their iPad. Dictionary.com has 1,000,000 words, 90,000 synonyms, antonyms and since it caches everything right on your iPad, there's no need to be connected to the internet to use it. There is also a audio feature so you can ensure you will pronounce the words properly, and a word of the day -- with its definition explained -- to help grow your vocabulary.

The interface of Dictionary.com is very clean and easy to access. The main screen has a search bar for the thesaurus or the dictionary. Once the word is written you have a pull down list of words to choose from. The word is then displayed with the definitions. The words origin, history, phonetic and audio pronunciation are also accessible from this screen. The thesaurus is similar in format, with a simple search bar and pull down menu of words to access.

[iTunes Link].

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5 years ago

iOS 4 feature: Linked contacts

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iOS 4 feature: Linked contacts

When you sync contacts from more than one source (i.e. Exchange and MobileMe, on-device and Google Sync, etc.), and there are duplicates, rather than showing the same contact twice iOS 4 will instead create a single, linked contact. This works on any iOS 4 device, including iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, recent iPod touch, etc.

When you look at a linked contact, the header will show Unified Info at the top so you know it's linked. At the very bottom of the contact it will show you the source of the links (i.e MobileMe, Google). Tapping on the source lets you see the original, non-unfied info from just that source.

If you don't like the idea of your contacts being linked, you can tap edit and hit Unlink. If iOS 4 missed linking a contact that ought be linked, tap edit, scroll down to the bottom, tap Link Contact and choose the contact you want linked.

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5 years ago

How to improve iOS 4 performance on iPhone 3G

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How to improve iOS 4 performance on iPhone 3G

If you update to iOS 4 on an iPhone 3G the performance, to but it mildly, will be poor to the point of frustration. When I first updated mine it was so bad I didn't want to use it -- though admittedly I'd gotten used to an iPhone 3GS, then iPhone 4, and it's never easy to go back.

iPhone Forums and stoovie to the rescue. Turns out there are a few things you can do to make it faster to the point of livable:

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5 years ago

iPad live podcast #11: BlackBerry'd

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iPad live podcast #11: BlackBerry'd

NOTE: iPad Live! now has its own RSS and iTunes feeds! Subscribe now via the links above.

In this episode we're asking if November is too late for an iOS 4 for iPad update, will Frash for Flash make a splash, iTunes cloud rumors are back... and so are iTunes account hacks, using iPad with your BlackBerry and is RIM's tablet almost ready? That's right, we're declaring independence from netbooks folks, this is iPad live!

With special guest - Bla1ze from CrackBerry.com!

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5 years ago

Want diamond white iPhone? Got $20 grand?

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Want diamond white iPhone? Got $20 grand?

Want a white iPhone, with diamond banding no less, and willing to spend $20,000 to get it? Rap stars and debutants, meet Stuart Hughes who is happy to separate you from your great gobs of excess money.

Anyone lining up for this baby?

[Stuart Hughes via Engadget]

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5 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 July 2010

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 5 July 2010

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5 years ago

Pulse News Mini for iPhone - App Review

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Pulse News Mini for iPhone - App Review

Pulse News Mini for iPhone is one of the newer RSS clients to appear in the App Store.  I happened to catch it in the featured section of the App Store and figured I'd give it a try.  Up until now, I've been a faithful fan of the Reeder client for iPhone.  I'm starting to think that Pulse News Mini could definitely give it a run for it's money.

Read on for more screenshots and a walkthrough.

[iTunes Link]

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5 years ago

4th of July App Store sales - EA, Gameloft, Namco, Glu

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4th of July App Store sales - EA, Gameloft, Namco, Glu

In celebration of the US 4th of July holiday, there are a bunch of sales going on in the iTunes Apps Store, including EA, Gameloft, Glu, Namco, and more.

Aside from games, if you have a few moments to spend browsing through Apple's hundreds of thousands of apps, you might just find a quite a few others taking advantage of the holiday to drum up some sales.

Check out the links below for some great game lists. Any of your favorites super cheap today? Let us know in comments!

[Touch Arcade sales list, 148apps sale list]

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5 years ago

Griffin FlexGrip for iPad- accessory review

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Griffin FlexGrip for iPad- accessory review

This week I had a chance to look at the black FlexGrip case for the iPad by Griffin, available in black, blue, purple and white. The FlexGrip manages to protect and look good. It's made from silicon, but the slick kind. The case it self is not slippery, but rather it does not stick to surfaces. This is good if you place your iPad in a bag and want to access it easily but bad if you want it to grip on a surface.

I used the case for a couple of weeks putting it in and out of my backpack, laid it on tables, watched content on it, etc.  The only issue I had with the case is that the edge flashings do not grip the iPad's glass tightly. This is an issue for me as I seem to collect lint where ever I go. I found myself having to occasionally clean out the lint particles. Also, it is important to note that if you use the iPad dock like I do, it does not fit in the dock with the case on.

Ultimately I liked Griffin FlexGrip for iPad. Just be aware of the looser flashings and that it is the slip not sticky silicone.

The Griffin FlexGrip for iPad is currently available for $28.95 from the TiPb iPad accessory store.

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5 years ago

iPhone 4 vs Evo 4G - Monday fun videos (NSFW-L)

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iPhone 4 vs Evo 4G - Monday fun videos (NSFW-L)

Apple iPhone 4 vs Android Evo 4G as expressed by potty-mouthed, poorly animated, digitally voiced, anthropomorphic stuffed animals? Ohecksyeah.

If you're enjoying the 4th of July holiday in the US, or have a way to keep yourself safe at work outside the US, give these dueling videos a look and enjoy the good-natured iPhone and Android rivalry gone horribly wrong.

(And yeah, the guy who made them works at Best Buy mobile, never mentioned Best Buy in the videos, and still might get fired by the humorless big box -- who should be falling all over themselves offering him a job in their creative department.)

Again, NSFW-L, play at your own risk... of amusement.

[Thanks Anthony!]

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5 years ago

Tired of waiting for a white iPhone 4? Do it yourself!

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Tired of waiting for a white iPhone 4? Do it yourself!

While manufacturing problems have reportedly caused delays in Apple's own white iPhone 4 rollout, enterprising do-it-yourself (DIY) types, armed with tear-down guides and replacement parts from China are taking matters into their own hands.

Richard Lai from Engadget gave it a go, and while there are definitely some gotchas, who expects fashion to come without a price?

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5 years ago

+ equals universal iPhone/iPad app in App Store

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+ equals universal iPhone/iPad app in App Store

If you see a + sign next to or below an app in the iTunes App Store, it indicates that app is universal -- designed to work natively on both the iPhone and iPad.

Typically these universal apps are provided by developers when the functionality is similar on both iPad and iPhone, but due to the iPad's large screen a different interface is needed (to include sidebars, popovers, and wide views instead of deep levels).

It also means you only have to download -- and pay for -- the app once.

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5 years ago

iOS 4 features: SMS/MMS failure exclamation badge

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iOS 4 features: SMS/MMS failure exclamation badge

iOS 4 will now put an exclamation badge on the Messages app as a way to inform you when an SMS text or MMS multimedia message fails to send.

Previously, the exclamation badge was only present inside the Messages app itself, beside the message that failed to send. Unless you were there and checking, you might not see it, especially not right away.

Now, if and when there's been a failure to send, as long as you pass by the Messages icon on your home screen, there's a good chance you'll see it.

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