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Would a 30% thinner iPad mini “Air” revive sales?

I’m not sure the world really needs a 5.25mm thick iPad mini. It would be interesting technologically, but he current mini seems comfortably small, light, and thin enough for me. However, if Apple indeed does launch an iPad mini Air, I hope enough people will disagree with me on that point to make it a success for Apple and secure the mini’s future.

What lurks in the PowerShadow i5d battery case for iPhone 5/5s?

It’s the combination of the dock and the case, then, that allows me to heartily recommend the PowerShadow i5d. There are less expensive, more attractive options available, but if you hate having to take your phone out of its case in order to dock it, the PowerShadow i5d is the most convenient option I’ve tried yet.

Skateboard artist Don Pendleton’s UE Boom is pretty cool

Ultimate Ears has released a few limited-edition runs of their UE Boom wireless Bluetooth speaker, the latest of which is a collaboration with artist Don Pendleton. Continuing the company’s aim to blend people’s passions for music, design and art, the limited-run Jettison Edition is designed with Pendleton’s distinct organic cubist graphic style.

VocaLive 2 puts a complete vocal recording/editing studio on your iPhone or iPad

When we first reviewed VocaLive back in 2011, it was billed as vocal processor. IK MultiMedia has now redefined the app, and it’s a worth a re-evaluation. VocaLive 2 now comes with a multitrack studio complete with digital audio workstation features such as timeline audio editing, waveform visualization, touch-and-drag looping, and more.

Appidemic: Blackwell 3: Convergence for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

A chance encounter leads Rosa Blackwell and her ghostly sidekick Joey Mallone to a series of unexplained events—an actor haunts the last scene of his movie, an art gallery prepares to open, and a grieving father watches over where his son died. Are they connected somehow? Find out in Blackwell Convergence.

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The FLIR ONE will have your iPhone seeing infrared

Back at Macworld/iWorld 2014 in March, one of our most surprising finds was the FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera. This iPhone 5/5s case—when paired with its iPhone app—displays live infrared imagery, allowing you detect heat energy that is otherwise invisible to the eye. And staring July 23rd, pre-orders are being accepted online.

Review: Epson LabelWorks LW-600P Portable Label Printer

Back to school. Three little words that are a delight to the ears of parents and the sound of unending doom to kids everywhere. Time is drawing near to get everything in place for the upcoming school year, and that may mean making sure everything is clearly marked and easily identifiable. Or, maybe you just want to organize your own life/work. In that case, Epson’s LabelWorks LP-600W label printer offers complete portability, allowing you to get organized anywhere that needs it.

Kickstarter Find: OwnPhones wireless, custom-fit, 3D printed earbuds

Earbuds are many things: wireless, sweat proof, noise isolating, stylish, and custom fitted. But they aren’t all these things at once, forcing you to choose different earbuds for different situations. OwnPhones, which recently launched on Kickstarter, aims to change that by giving you a pair of custom fitted, personalized Bluetooth earbuds that are built to match your ear and your style.

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iHome iBN27 bluetooth stereo speaker review

If you’re looking for a portable speaker that comes at a fair price, be sure to check out the iHome iBN27 bluetooth stereo speaker. I couldn’t ask for better sound quality at this price point; the bass and treble combine for good sound quality in a compact system that’s designed for portability.

Facebook save feature coming to mobile app

Have you ever encountered interesting items on Facebook but couldn’t explore them right away? Well, soon you’ll be able to save links, places, movies, TV and music, as Facebook just announced the new save feature of its iOS app. When you save an item on Facebook, you’ll have the option to view it by yourself only or to share it with friends.

Could you do 80% of your computing on an iPad?

Last week, Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal that he does 80% of his computing work as Apple CEO on his iPad, and he thinks you should too, maintaining “There’s no reason why everyone shouldn’t be like that.” But it’s that last 20% that’s the sticking point, preventing the iPad from displacing a laptop or desktop PC as a completely satisfactory general work platform.

We survived Hellraid: The Escape – can you?

Welcome to the sorcerer’s dungeons here at Camp Hellraid, everyone. We have some really fun activities planned for you, like the balancing beam (but don’t fall in the pit or you die), light bouncing on mirrors (but don’t step in the beam or you die) and plenty of other fun games (which might kill you). Are we ready to have fun with Hellraid: The Escape now?