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.
Rare is that an iPhone or iPad user has ever looked back at the stylus and thought that it could be of beneficial use to supplement the multi-touch interface of gestures and swipes. Perhaps that may ring true, although that does not mean that a stylus cannot add to the experience. Well, for the right user that is. BoxWave makes its own stride with a new stylus that has the claim to fame of a unique mesh tip, but is it enough to compel you to pick up the EverTouch stylus? Read on for our very complete thoughts on what a stylus can and cannot add in the touchscreen era.
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.
AT&T today announced a new set of data plans for their smartphone users switching some things up quite a bit. Taking effect this Sunday, the 22nd, the new plans allow users to consume a larger amount of data all around, starting from the lower plans to the higher end ones, though with a slight $5 increase.
If you are looking for a stocking stuffer idea for the tech lovers in your family that won’t break the bank, I have just the product for you. A smartphone coaster! I know you are probably wondering, “What the heck is a smartphone coaster and why do I need one?”
The appearance of mysterious deformities on numerous iPhone 3Gs is bringing the durability of the plastic back plate into question. Owners of iPhone 3Gs worldwide have begun to notice small, mysterious, black cracks forming in the plastic of their iPhone. Hairline fractures have been forming, mostly near the volume and vibrate controls, but also elsewhere on the device. Most of the devices with the problem have been the white 16GB model, though at least one black model is displaying signs as well.
A possible defect on some of the iPhone 3G's out there may have been spotted. One user on the MacRumors forums who upgraded to an iPhone 3G today from an old iPhone noticed a difference in the tint of the screen, reporting that they were strangely yellower than the older models in tint.