Power Practical is a Salt Lake City based group that has the most interesting and definitely the most electrifying cooking pots you’re likely to come across. The PowerPot X and PowerPot XL and cooking pots not only convert your noodles into dinner, they’ll convert heat into power. That’s right, you can plug your iPhone into this pot. Both pots can produce 10 watts of power under optimal conditions. That’s enough to recharge an iPad or two iPhones at once.
You must choose, but choose wisely…it’s time to defend your realm, hero. Actually, it’s the Eternian realm, but you can do the fighting. Celestials AOS: Eternian Chronicle is a action/adventure RPG with the usual goal in mind—destroy the bad guys and defend the good guys. Before you get started, you will need to choose your race, your hero, and several other things.
Hard copy greeting cards are now the exception rather than the rule, due to the cost of postage and the proliferation of computers (even though surveys indicate most people prefer receiving greeting cards hand-delivered in the mail, considering a physical card to be more meaningful than the electronic alternative). Whichever sort of greeting you decide to send, here are some more ways your Mac or iOS device can help.
Google Wallet received its first update since it was released back in September. This new version brings several enhancements, including the ability to add your credit/debit card just by taking a picture of it. After capturing the snapshot, it will automatically add the card number as well as its expiration date.
In Strike Force Heroes: Extraction the only person you need to worry about getting out is you. This runner/shooter will pit you against bad guys with guns, jumps from building to building, and firefights with multiple baddies while you hide behind cover. If you can get to the end of the round and jump into the void you will find your chopper-flying-friends waiting to snatch you out of midair and take you home.
iOS device docks with streaming capability are a hot category these days. I’ve tried out quite a few of them, and Pure’s Contour i1 Air is one of the best. It provides all the functionality one wants from this sort of product, with a great look and at a fair price. With the Contour i1 Air, pure has come up with a very functional, easy-to-use and cool-looking streaming product.
Packed with functional scanning and expense tracking features, Haave Oy’s Piikki for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch allows you to scan and upload receipts to popular storage and productivity tools like Google Drive, Dropbox, and Evernote for easy archiving and record keeping.
Mobile musicians in the know are likely familiar with IK Multimedia’s iRig KEYS mobile keyboard already. Today, IK Multimedia has two announcements. The first is that the iRig KEYS mobile MIDI keyboard is gaining Lightning cable support, which is fantastic news indeed. But even more exciting is the announcement of IK Multimedia’s even better mobile MIDI keyboard for iOS: the iRig KEYS PRO.
Sometimes the old saying is really true: simpler is better. Taking an absolute minimalistic approach to game play, Unravel from Aleksandrs Zavalnijs is a deceptively easy game to play, but will draw you in to work out each puzzle. Simply designed and brilliantly executed, Unravel is a must-have in your collection!
When you’re an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch owner, every day is Cyber Monday! (Except for Tuesday. Or Wednesday. Or Thursday. Or Friday. Or Saturday. Or Sunday.) Listen, the point is that there are always deals to be found, and you’re always shopping online. But this Cyber Monday is special, because there are some great deals for apps and accessories. Head inside to see what deals are worth wasting your precious work hours for.
This review is largely about my wife and her iPhone. Having spent her every winter in Ohio, she doesn’t mind being out in the cold, provided she’s dressed to handle it. Her latest gloves of choice, in this regard, are the Moshi Digits touchscreen gloves. They keep her hands fairly warm, but more importantly, they allow her to use her iPhone without exposing her fingers to the cold.
If you’re looking to buy a gift this year for a musician, your iPhone and iPad options have never been better. Digital input adapters for connecting instruments like guitars and the like to iOS devices are now much easier to find, but this year also brought us other musical accessories. And thanks to Apple’s Core MIDI in iOS 7, many of these accessories are able to interact with just about any musical app on the App Store (as long as they support Core MIDI). Let’s cut to the chase, here are my favorite iPhone and iPad accessories for musicians released this year.