It seems everyone these days has a smartphone. With the popularity of the iPhone, abundance of Android devices, and the marketing of Windows 7 phones it is unlikely that most people will choose a plain phone over a smartphone. The driving force behind all of the awesome smartphones are the apps. Because of course a smartphone is just a phone without the apps. Summer has just started so here are our favorite apps to make the best out of your summer!
If you are anything like me you have a home theater setup with multiple devices. With all of those devices comes remotes, remotes that are hard to keep track of and easy to lose. I hate wanting to watch a new movie or turn on the game and I can’t find the remote! If there is one device that we always know where it is it is our iPhone or iPad, these things you just don’t lose. Today we have a cool little device that plugs into your iOS devices and turns them into a universal remote. The device is called the VooMote Zapper and we are taking a look at it today.
For those in the Android world who want to add extra storage to their device it is as easy as adding a memory card, but for all of us who use iOS devices we are stuck with the capacity of the device we purchase. With all of the movies, music, photos and apps out there it is easy to reach capacity on iOS devices. I’m sure many people get frustrated with this and Kingston knows this. This is why they have come up with the Wi-Drive. It is portable, wireless storage for your iPod, iPhone or iPad. Read on as we take a look…
When you think of companies making products for iOS devices Kingston really is not one. We mainly know them for memory and solid state drives. The biggest problem with iOS devices is that you are stuck with the default capacity on the device, there is no way to expand your storage. Kingston knew of this problem and came out with the Wi-Drive. It is wireless storage for you iOS device! You simply connect your device to the wireless AP built into the Wi-Drive and you can stream music, movies and other files to your iOS device. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
A company that sparked my interest was a new app called Shodogg. Basically this app will allow you to deliver any wireless streaming content to any web-enabled screen for free at very high speeds. This app releases in March on iPhone and Android platforms and soon after on Blackberry and Windows Mobile. Read on to check out the app in action and an interview with Seth Green who is an investor and adviser to the company.
If there is one thing that has always bothered me it was that I have about 6 remotes for everything that is in my home theater setup. This means I have to keep track of all 6 and if I lose one it is a pain. Even a universal remote is something that can easily be lost. If there is one thing that you always have with you it is your cell phone. Griffin has come up with a really cool device that allows you to control everything in your home theater with your iPhone or iOS device. It’s called the Griffin Beacon and we are going to take a look at it today.
Today we are unboxing a pretty interesting product. It is the Beacon from Griffin Technology and it turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in to a universal remote for pretty much any device. Beacon is able to do this without wires and even without networking! Pretty impressive right? Read on to check out our unboxing video and to learn more about the Beacon!
We all know the two big players in the mobile operating system game are Apple and Google. Apple has iOS and Google has Android. Once these guys have you in their app ecosystem it is really hard to make the decision to change to another mobile OS. With the announcement of the new iPhone 4s last week one thing I think many people looked over was that the iPhone 3GS would be free with a new 2-year contract. How will this effect the smartphone and mobile OS market? Read on to hear my thoughts.
We here at ThinkComputers are very avid gamers. So each Friday we will be covering a game that should help you get through the weekend. The games will range from new games to classics that we still love to play. They also are not limited to just PC games either. If you have a game you think we should cover check out the Gaming Friday thread in the forums.
The game we are talking about today is very simple, you have probably played some variation of it in your lifetime, whether it be the physical game, on a computer or on a mobile device. The game I am talking about is Words With Friends from Zynga the makers of the ever-popular games such as FarmVille and Mafia Wars. Let’s check out this game and see what it is all about.