As Hurricane Sandy looms over the East Coast, there is certainly an urgency for those that are about to feel the brunt of its effects (including myself in New Jersey) to become better-prepared for blackouts, emergencies, and every Sandy-originating issue in between. Smartphones are an essential part of that preparation, although many will overlook necessities that could make a major difference as Sandy hits.
Based in San Francisco, Timbuk2 has been manufacturing backpacks for decades. With so many years under the company's belt, it's probably safe to assume that it has mastered the techniques required to produce a comfortable yet fashionable backpack - these can be seen in the company's newest additions to its extensive lineup: The Power Commute and the Power Q backpacks which both offer a stylish form while also enabling the owner to charge his or her iOS devices while on the go.
Infinit Solar Bags takes their stand in the long list of companies offering external batteries, and iPhoneAlley is covering one of their intelligent, power-providing products. The Power Pack is available on their main website for 35 British Pounds, which equates to around $56. Albeit the battery is a bit pricey,
“You have an iPhone?! Can I see it? Does it have Doodle Jump/Angry Birds?” Even after all of these years, people can still act like another person’s iPhone is the coolest thing ever and that they have not seen a computer in ten years. If somebody wants to check Facebook
I’m sure many of you have encountered problems with Apple’s standard supplied gear. I’m also sure many of you look for creative ways to make your iPod or iPhone look like you with a tint of your personality attached to the back. Well, the search has stopped with Sugru! Sugru
It's not the most exciting thing in the world, but it's relevant. Per Macworld, Apple has received permission by the Financial Accounting Standards Board to move beyond previous accounting regulations which required Apple to recognize revenue from the iPhone and Apple TV over the length of their two-year product lifetimes, since the company had promised to roll out new features via software updates. The new rules allow Apple to adjust the percentage realized at sale to a more accurate level. The change could also mean an end to charges for iPod touch software updates.
The New York Times reports that bank and insurance company USAA is currently developing a system that will allow you to deposit checks via their iPhone application. Users will be able to take a picture of a check and send it to their deposit system, where it is processed.