March 26, 2013

News: T-Mobile to Finally Get the iPhone

T-Mobile is finally getting the iPhone on April 12, to coincide with the launch of its LTE network and Uncarrier initiative. As the company is moving away from contracts, the phone will cost $99 initially, with 24 months of $20 payments…

March 18, 2013

Review: FutureTap Street View

Street ViewWith iOS 6, Apple moved away from Google Maps as its source for map tiles. Building a new mapping system from scratch is no small task, and the public was quite critical. Eventually Google released its own Google Maps app for iOS and Apple’s own mapping system has gotten quite good. Besides public transit information, Maps also lost the ability to show Google’s Street View panoramic photography. If you opt to not use the Google Maps app, FutureTap is offering a standalone app, dubbed Street View, which integrates with Apple Maps and sells for 99¢…

March 14, 2013

Review: Castello DaVarg KANAM5 for iPhone 5

Castello DaVarg KANAM5We’ve recently reviewed a number of cases for the iPhone 5, made from a number of materials, including plastic, rubber, or some sort of fabric. Still, the idea of a leather case is intriguing in a timeless and natural way. That’s why we were eager to try the KANAM5 for iPhone 5, a $45 cover made by Castello DaVarg…

News: Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.8.3

After a very, very long wait, Apple has released a major update to Mac OS X 10.8. Besides the usual bug fixes and such, other headlining features and changes include redemption of Mac App Store gift cards via the camera and Boot Camp enhancements…

March 1, 2013

Review: Speck CandyShell Grip for iPhone 5

Speck CandyShell GripSpeck has been making cases for Apple devices long before the iPhone, and was one of the first to transition from silicone “skins” to thermoplastic polyurethane for a good chunk of its lineup. The major exception has always been the CandyShell, an often colorful, glossy, hard case, with a rubbery lining. This combination offers a mix of protection and shock absorption. With the iPhone 5, Speck has updated the popular line, and reworked the $35 Grip variety…