The iPhone 4's front and back panels might be made of ultra-strong glass, but they're also a bit brittle, and a badly-angled drop can lead to a brutal shattering. Apple will often replace the back panel for free or cheap, but why not spring for a new transparent panel from the teardown whizzes at iFixit?
The 3DS doesn't have the mobile 3-D gaming market cornered, especially not if Hasbro's new My3D goggles have anything to say about it. And, oh yes, they have worlds to say. This iPhone accessory is a simple and affordable upgrade to the third dimension, and we can't say enough about how much sheer, silly-looking fun it is.
Why are we reviewing an SD card? Usually, SD cards are just there--these days, high-capacity cards are dirt-cheap and nearly disposable. They're essential, but in the same way shoelaces are essential--you replace them when you need to, but you don't give them a lot of thought. Eye-Fi's new Direct Mode for its X2 line of SD cards, though, is different.
The remote control for these fun devices isn't under the couch
By Caitlin KearneyPosted 04.12.2011 at 2:41 pm 0 Comments
The toy department just got its game on with technology that transforms your smartphone into a remote control. This switch means you'll be able to guide helicopters into smoother swoops and swirls and to play augmented-reality games with friends.
Some 45 million Americans have a ready-made, near-universal remote control in their pockets. We already use smartphones to turn up home stereos, scroll through iTunes playlists, and pause Apple TVs. The devices' built-in radios, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, can also control toys.
If you thought Watson’s “Jeopardy” victory over mankind was painful, check this out. A manufacturing robot wipes the floor with us humans in the popular iPhone game “1to50.”
The Adept Quattro robot takes just 6.6 seconds to complete the game, which requires that you press the numbers 1 through 50 in succession. This is harder than you think, like playing a less complicated, faster version of Sudoku. Quattro now tops the leaderboards, obviously.
Google Translate, the amazing app that takes speech or text and outputs into any of over 50 languages (including Icelandic, Haitian Creole, and Maltese), is finally available on the iPhone. You can type or speak in any of 15 languages, and hear your translations spoken out loud in any of 23, which is really impressive.
You can’t buy absolution—at least, not anymore—but $1.99 will help you get there. A new app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch has been “developed for those who frequent the sacrament and those who wish to return” in what is the first known imprimatur to be given for an iPhone or iPad app. Can we get an Amen?
It's been the source of much clamor: the best smartphone on the States' best network. And today the clamor finally became official. Aside from an integrated tethering function, everything about the Verizon iPhone is the same as its AT&T brother.
Verizon just announced that it will carry the wildly popular iPhone 4 at a press conference in New York. We were there live: Check out our impressions from the floor, and the full details of the long-awaited Verizon iPhone, below.