June 28, 2012

News: Bob Mansfield to Retire

Apple’s Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Bob Mansfield, will be retiring and handing over the keys to Dan Riccio, who is Apple’s VP of iPad Hardware Engineering.

June 22, 2012

Review: Hex Vision

Hex VisionThanks to Apple’s iPod nano recall, I ended up with an iPod nano that I didn’t really need. However, since the introduction of the sixth-generation iPod nano almost two years ago, I always was intrigued with the idea of an iPod as a watch. Numerous manufacturers came up with bands that clip on the iPod, but many were plastic or not exactly my style. August Accessories’ Hex division offers the $50 Vision and similar Vision Classic, two leather watch bands…

June 19, 2012

Review: Incase Origami Workstation

Incase Origami WorkstationAlthough the on-screen keyboard of the iPad is pretty good—especially in landscape mode, a keyboard adds quite a bit of usefulness for anyone doing lots of writing, coding, or manipulating spreadsheets. Although many manufacturers make keyboards specifically for the iPad, Apple’s is a good option, but a bit cumbersome for travel. To solve this problem, Incase created the $30 Origami Workstation, a case for your keyboard that also doubles as an iPad stand…

June 18, 2012

Review: Studio Neat Cosmonaut

Studio Neat CosmonautThe old story goes that the United States spent tons of money to develop a pen that worked in space (ballpoints did not), and despite all this effort, the Russians used a pencil. What better reason to call a new and unique attempt at an iPad (and other capacitive screens) stylus “The Cosmonaut”, a $25 Kickstarter-project-turned-hit from Studio Neat…

June 15, 2012

Article: On the Steering Wheel Siri Button

After Apple’s announcement on Monday that they would be working with a few auto manufacturers to essentially integrate Siri into your car, a few blew the story out of proportion and are making it sound like Apple made decisions for a number of automakers without consulting anyone. This is simply not true, and downright wrong…