Posts by Bryce Daniel

Accessory Review: SGP Kuel f60Q Battery Pack

Category: Chargers Model: Kuel f60Q Price: $124 Seller: SGP Requirements: Any iOS Device TiP Rating: 5/5 stars Summary The F60Q is Samsung SDI certified as a 6000mAh high-capacity battery cell and comes with excellent safety features and high quality. Apple products, Androids, smartphones, and tablet PCs can be charged from anywhere…

Apple counting down to 25 Billion downloads!

It was only last July that the App store reached 15 billion downloads, yet here we are. Apple has been selling iPhones, iPads and iPods like crazy and this is only proof. 25 billion downloads. Can you believe it? That is a whole lot of Angry Birds and Tiny Wings and Infinity Blade. Apple has put up their spiffy little animated counter that gets that…

The logo problem: why iPhone works

I stumbled upon an interesting article over at MinimallyMinimal the other day that made me stop and think. The article is about the problem with logos and how they make a difference on devices. If you are not sure what I am talking about, I’ll explain with a picture. Basically, the problem with the Nokia Lumia 900 is the amount of logos. There are…

Apple updates EULA for iBooks: users free to distribute elsewhere

Earlier today Apple updated its End User License Agreement for the iBooks Author application in an effort to clarify confusing legal jargon. It now looks like Apple wants to sell user generated iBooks without placing claims on the content or restricting where they can be distributed. As some of you may know, when iBooks Author was released along with…

Foxconn to open 5 iPad plants in Brazil

There is a new rumor floating around about Foxconn today, and for a change it is some good news. Allegedly, they plan to open five more factories, each employing 1000 workers, in Brazil. This not only means jobs, but it also means that iPad production is ramping up. Officials from Foxconn and the Brazilian government will reportedly meet following the…

Jobs kept letter from Bill Gates by his bed before he died

By the things Jobs said in his biography about Bill Gates, one might think that the two of them were sworn enemies. He describe Gates as a “basically unimaginative person” who “has never invented anything,” yet this was not the whole story. In an interview Gates mentioned that he wrote a letter to Jobs in the days leading up to the Apple co-founder’s death;…

Jailbreaking may soon be illegal

According to ReadWriteWeb, millions of iDevice users jailbroke their devices over the last weekend after the release of the Absinthe A5 tool. However, if the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is not successful in renewing the jailbreaking exemption law put in place 3 years ago, tweak users and Cydia browsers may soon be faced with some legal…

Virgin America pays tribute to Steve Jobs

It has been a little over 3 months since Steve Jobs’s passing, and people are still paying tribute to him. We have seen paintings, musical numbers, dolls, and a whole bunch of other things, but I think that this one flies high above the rest…literally. Virgin America has adorned the side of their Airbus A430 plane with the famous quote by Jobs in…

AR.Drone Quadricopter – Review

Category: Toy Model: AR.Drone Price: $299.99 TiP Rating: 4.7/5 stars Seller: Parrot Requirements: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Summary: Parrot AR.Drone lets you see what the pilot sees. With its built-in Wi-Fi system, you can control the Parrot AR.Drone using the built-in accelerometer in your iPhone, iPod touch®, or iPad® device, as well as…

Vancouver man pays $620 for clay iPad

Last Christmas, a Vancouver resident by the name of Mark Sandhu bought his wife and iPad 2…or so he thought. To her surprise and his, the package contained not an iPad but a chuck of clay instead. Talk about an old-school tablet. The man then tried to take back his purchase to the Canadian retailer Future Shop and complain, but the manager thought that…