Gift Guide: Geek Gifts for Non-Geeks

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Face it, many of the people on your shopping list this holiday seasons have no interest in the geeky gifts that you would love to give them. They don’t want a smartphone and have no interest in a computer, or anything to do with either one of them. However, they might be someone who needs […]

Gift Guide: iPad Gaming Accessories

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The iPad is not a toy, but kids really love playing with it. Apple’s tablet has also proved an excellent gaming platform, sucking hours out of your life chasing down that last elusive three-star score in Angry Birds. However, gaming with the iPad doesn’t have to be a solitary affair or even a purely digital […]

Ditching iPad 2 for the Kindle Fire For a Day

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Can an iPad 2 lover ditch Apple’s awesome tablet in favor of the Kindle Fire for a whole day? In a word, almost. I decided to give it a try. The Wednesday after the Fire shipped, I left my iPad at home for the day – or at least most of it. Reading That morning I sat […]

Gift Guide: Tech Toys and Gadgets for Kids

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Kids love tech and gadgets just as much as adults, and are often quite partial to the same toys their parents bring home. While that’s not always an ideal situation, giving them their own gadgets to play with will satisfy their techie hearts. But don’t hide that iPad or iPhone away just yet, because several […]

Tablet Gift Guide – 6 Best Devices for the 2011 Holiday Season

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2011 has undoubtedly been the year of the tablet. From the millions of  iPad 2s sold, to the fall of the HP TouchPad, to the impending rise of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, slates have dominated technology headlines throughout the course of the year. And while the growth of the tablet market is good for (some of) […]

Epic Halloween Costume Uses 2 iPads to Create Gaping Torso Wound

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What might be the coolest Halloween costume I’ve seen yet uses two iPad 2s, some fake blood, duct tape and FaceTime chat to make it look like the wearer has a hole in his torso. (Read Some iPad Halloween Magic from Magician Simon Pierro) In a YouTube video, the creator explains that he cut out […]

How To Get iCloud’s Photo Stream Working On A Windows PC

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Now that you’ve downloaded iOS 5 to your iPad (well, hopefully…) you can sign up for an iCloud account and start syncing and backing up your data across devices. This includes Photo Stream, which automatically saves all the pictures you take on your iPad or iPhone to the cloud and to synced devices. Though iCloud […]

Facebook iPad App Arrives Today, Finally

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The long wait for an official Facebook iPad application appears to be over as ThisIsMyNext is reporting that Facebook plans on rolling out the software to owners of Apple’s tablet at some point today. If you saw the leak that occurred all the way back in July, then there won’t be very many surprises when […]

AirPlay Mirroring Comes To iPhone 4S

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One of the sweet features of iOS 5 is the ability to mirror what’s on your iPad’s screen on an HDTV via Apple TV without having to connect an HDMI cable. At today’s iPhone 4S announcement, Apple said that this feature is now available for the newest iPhone as well. This is likely made possible […]

MiLi Pico Projector: Turn Your iPhone into a Video Projector [Review]

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The battery-powered MiLi Pico Projector V2 casts a small image onto a wall or screen for mobile video viewing or for presentations. The Mili product adds a few tricks to mobile video projectors, such as including battery power for untethered mobile video projection and an iOS dock so you can connect your iPhone, iPod Touch […]

$60 Atari Arcade for iPad Out In October

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The leaked Atari Arcade joystick controller for iPad has finally been announced officially. That’s right: it’s real, and it’s fabulous. This accessory allows you to play any of the Atari Greatest Hits games the way they were meant to be played. Or, at least, closer to the way we used to play them back in […]

What Will It Take for a Windows 8 Tablet to Succeed?

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What will it take for a Windows 8 tablet to succeed? Less than you think. Microsoft has one big advantage that everyone has been calling their Achilles heal up to this point: they will be last to market. As a kid I remember playing games at recess. Who could hit the 3-pointer or jump the […]

Vogel’s RingO System Mounts iPad to Wall or Car Headrest [Review]

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The Vogel’s Ringo iPad 2 Mounting system will put your iPad “anywhere” with a special case that has a round hole in the back fit for the company’s various Ringo mounting solutions. The whole system allows you to use your iPad hands free in home and business locations as well as on the road, where […]

ZooGue iPad 2 Earphone Wrap Organizes Wires Nicely

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  If you like your ZooGue iPad 2 Case Genius Leather case as much as we liked it, then you may want to check out an accessory the company released to go along with it. The ZooGue iPad 2 Earphone Wrap connects to the side of their leather case and keeps your earphone wires organized […]

Atari Arcade Joystick For iPad Outed On App Store

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With the success of ThinkGeek’s iCade cabinet for the iPad, it’s pretty clear that analog game control is not dead. It’s not all a nostalgia thing, either — some games just do better when there’s a physical joystick and buttons to press. Also, how else are you going to score those extra few points by […]

Buccaneers Put Playbooks on iPad, Other NFL Teams Afraid To

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As the NFL gets back to normal after the long labor dispute, one team changed how they distribute the normally thick book of plays that contains the team’s strategy for how they plan to unseat last year’s champs – this time around my Green Bay Packers! That team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, issued an Apple […]

Kevin’s Mobile Trio of Tech: Notebook, Tablet and Phone

My Trio of Tech

Many of us have a trinity of mobile devices that we use on a regular basis: often a notebook, a tablet and a smart phone. I use a couple of notebooks, one primary tablet and two smart phones, all of which make up Kevin’s Trio of Tech. Notebook Computer: 15″ Apple MacBook Pro If you […]

15 Back to School iPad Apps

Evernote Peek Turns iPad Into a Study Tool

For students heading off to school in the next few days and weeks, toting an iPad might make you the envy of the class. It also ensures that you have some great tools to make the Dean’s List. There are numerous free apps for those on a budget, as well as excellent paid apps that […]

Boxee iPad App Not Really Ready For Most Users

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Boxee released an iPad app that allows users to stream content from their computer to the iPad, as well as from other sources. However, it requires some geeky setup that the average iPad user won’t bother doing, which limits the usefulness of the app to the just tech savvy. I went through the hassle of […]