Seldom has my iPod lasted me a whole day without me having to charge it. That’s how much its battery capacity has dropped since I bought it two Septembers ago. Those external batteries that they sell do the job, but the iPod being charged usually cannot be used – the
We've discovered one of the coolest iPhone or iPod accessories in quite sometime. It's called the t'Light, and claims to be "the most talented light." Simply put, it's an LED light (which is advertised to run for over 50,000 hours) with an iPod dock in the base. Stopping there, we already want one, but the designers didn't stop there. The t'Light includes a port for charging your laptop and a USB port for charging another device, including an iPad.
Over at CES, peripheral maker Macally unleashed a slew of new products. The first, known as the AmpTune, functions as a stereo speaker for Apple's iPods and iPhone and users both horizontal or vertical docking which charges the unit while docked.
Next, the FMport functions as a full-channel GM transmitter for both the iPod and iPhone and also features a remote control
The PowerGo functions as a three-in-one battery charger and features an internal battery that draws power from either AC, car or USB sources.
One of the great things about the iPhone is that its headphones come with a handy little microphone with an integrated button. The button of course allows you to answer and end calls, as well as play and pause your music. You've also been able to double-click them to skip to the next song, but in iPhone 3.0 you can actually triple-click to rewind and go back to the previous track! It's a little tough to do at first, but it's a handy little addition that's sure to help out with your daily iPhone use. Enjoy!
Recently, accessory company Novothink released the Solar Surge, an integrated solar panel on the back of a case allows you to charge your iPhone or iPod soley from sunpower without the need for any other energy source. According to inhabitat, the unit includes an additional USB cable that can help you charge your device should there be no sunlight in your vicinity.
Software developer Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will arrive for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch handsets later this fall. According to Touch Arcade, the game, which is presently available for the Nintendo DS, follows the story of Huang Lee, a young Triad who travels to Liberty City after the mysterious death of his father.
CrunchGear reports that Apple has sent out invitations to their September 9th Media event. The tag line for the event reads "It's only rock and roll, but we like it," from the Rolling Stones song of the same name. It will be held at 10:00 AM Pacific Time at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Software developer Firaxis' Civilization Revolution has finally arrived at the App Store, marking the first time a Civilization game has been made available for Apple's iPhone and iPod handset. According to MacNN, Civilization Revolution, like the other entries in the "Civilization" series, is turn-based and carries over the other features of the full PC game, albeit some simplified rules include a limit of three units in army stacks.
A recently-published Apple patent suggests that the company is developing a more sophisticated method of telling whether a device such as an iPod or iPhone has been abused by its owner. According to AppleInsider, the patent, entitled “Consumer Abuse Detection System and Method,” describes a system of water, thermal, shock, and other sensors that may detect and record potential device abuse, while at the same time disabling certain components such as screens, hard drives, processor memory, and/or removable media in order to protect them from damage.
Findley Designs has updated their iPod Access software to include support for the newly released iTunes 8. iPod Access is one of many applications which can be used to retrieve music from an iPod, iPhone, or iPod touch. In addition to a pretty standard set of features for this type of application, iPod Access can also create full and sequential backups of your iPod in case anything goes wrong with iTunes. iPod Access is available on both the PC and the Mac and costs $19.99