Posts by Justin Rutherford

App Review: Netflix (for the iPhone)

Category: Entertainment Price: Free TiP Rating: 4/5 Release Date: 8/26/10 Version: 1.1.0 Seller: Netflix, Inc. Rated: 12+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Link to app. (Clicking launches iTunes Preview) App Store Description: Get Netflix on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Just download this…

Justin’s take on Apple’s music event

Another beginning to the fall season, and another Apple Music/iPod event. Although everyone fully expected a revamped iPod Touch to keep up with the iPhone 4, I was surprised with the number of changes to the iPod lineup. An update to iOS4 was inevitable, but hearing about what the iPad will be able to do with iOS 4.2 has gotten me all…

iPad Dad: Roadtrip usage scenario

It’s summer, therefore it’s travel season! Where I’m located (Phoenix), gas is still under $3.00/gallon, so we packed up the car and headed for Los Angeles. Seven hours in the car meant only one thing: entertain the kids. We knew that the portable DVD player was going to be on for a good portion of the trip, but the question was what to do when one child…

iPad usage case scenario: Can it replace a MacBook?

Living without a computer is something I haven’t done in a very long time. But two weeks ago, my MacBook had an encounter with a cup of coffee that did not go well. This put me at a crossroads: Should I pay $250 to fix it? Plunk down $80 for a physical keyboard for my iPad? Forget the whole thing and get a new MacBook? Or make the iPad the only…

The iPad Dad: Day in the life of a 2-year-old

We had no idea. Seriously. Three months ago, when we bought our iPad on Day Two of release, we had no idea that what it would become the most-used entertainment and education tool for our 2-year-old son, Dylan. A very precocious little man already, he clamped onto that thing like no other toy or book in his collection, which has led us to a reward system…

Top 5 Questions I’ve Been Asked About the iPhone 4

With any new launch, there are questions. With the iPhone 4, the number of questions raised is staggering. I should know — I work for a national wireless retailer. In this light, I have put together a list of the top 5 questions I have been asked about the new iPhone. Some are based on content; some sheer hilarity. (Full disclosure – I don’t yet…

App Review: Pocket Vuvuzela

Category: Sports Price: FREE TiP Rating: 2/5 stars Release Date: 06/03/2010 Version: 2.0 Seller: Pareira and O’Dell Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires OS 3.0 or later. Link to app (clicking launches iTunes) App Store Description: Can’t make it to South Africa for the World Cup? Bring the thrill of the…

For luxury car geeks only: Rolls-Royce Ghost app

One of the great inventions of car companies around the world, pretty much since the invention of the internet, has been the ability to “build” your own cars on websites before (or after, I suppose) going to see a particular model in person. This comes in handy, say, if you ever wondered just which Ferrari you would buy in the off-chance you won the…

Justin’s thoughts (and a theory) on the next iPhone

Thanks to Gizmodo, images have been surfacing about the form factor of the next-generation iPhone, with specs to go with them. I must say, looking at these images is akin to viewing the million-dollar show cars on display about a year before the production version hits the streets. While it is much easier to change something last-minute on a phone, instead…

Will you somersault for a Backflip?

Word has it that the Motorola Backflip will be available on Sunday at a price of $99.99 on contract. With so many other phones on the market, and such a diverse plethora to choose from, what differentiates this one? Quite simple really. It will be the only phone currently available to AT&T customers with Android, and to be more specific, the only…