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Jun 14 2012

Jammin’ Review: Positive Vibration Headphones by The House of Marley


Music is everywhere, and it’s a party of everyone’s life nowadays. Unlike the late 80s and early 90s, many people are no longer carrying a loud, disposable battery powered boombox, playing a mix tape their significant other oh so lovingly made for them. Today, for the most part, it’s all about the headphones – it’s hard to go outside nowadays without seeing someone with out headphones on, listening to music. And with this music revolution, you can be sure there are many varieties of headphones, from in earphones to on ear headphones, ranging from prices like $5 – several thousand dollars! But with so many headphones, how can one be sure which pair to purchase – aren’t they all the same, made for the same purpose? Alas, it’s not that easy, and in a way, that’s good because if it wasn’t for me trying out various headphones, I’d never discover the House of Marley headphones. Ever since I’ve seen a demo of them at CES 2012 & started using them, I’m in love, and my music sounds better than before, when I was using a nice pair of Sennheisers. The House of Marley offers a plethora of headphones, with options for many types of listeners, with many different comfort options, and the best part is, unlike many other “high-end” headphone companies, Continue reading

Mar 20 2012

Review: The New Apple TV

Adam Shear

While Appl

e has many famous product lines, there is one that hasn’t received as much attention. Apple’s device used to bring iTunes content to your HDTV has gone through significant changes from the first generation model to second generation. The second generation relied completely on streaming video in 720p HD and lacked the bulky, expensive hard drive the first version relied on. It also brought Internet streaming services like Netflix and YouTube. The final major feature the second generation Apple TV brought to the world was AirPlay which allows one to play videos from an iOS device on their big screen TV. Aside from The new iPad, Apple also launched the third generation Apple TV on March 16. This new Apple TV finally brings us streaming video in 1080p HD and an all new user interface. Does the Apple TV deliver as a great set top box or is this tiny black box still a hobby product for Apple enthusiasts?

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Nov 27 2011

Documents to Go: Productivity in Your Pocket

Eric Engoron

With smartphones becoming more and more popular among teenagers, they have begun to lose their true meaning, productivity on the go. In an attempt to bring back the productive side of smartphones, DataViz inc. has released Documents to Go, an app that aims to be Microsoft office in your pocket, and succeeds in being so.

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Nov 16 2011

Taking The Hassle Out Of Data Transfer – Presenting CloudFTP

Eric Engoron

Have you ever wanted to take data off of a USB and put it on your iPad, iPhone, or any other wireless device? If you have, you know that this process is a hassle that involves your computer as a middleman to bridge the USB and your device, and then you have to do all that tedious dragging and dropping. However, CloudFTP, a kickstarter project by the Sanho Corporation, promises to be a game changer that eliminates the middleman.

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Nov 15 2011

Earwax Be Gone!, Says Apple Patent


Grossed out by sharing those gross earwax filled headphones with your friends? Well Apple hears you and is working on some solutions. According to a newly published Apple patent, Apple will most probably add speakers to their nano or shuffle models, without compromising its compact design.

Not surprisingly, the move comes after the declining sales of the iPod line, (last quarter, Apple only sold 6.6 million iPods, a 27 percent decline from the same period in 2010). Apple CEO Time Cook said iPod is a “large and important product” for the company, and hopes that the new features, along with a price drop will breathe new life into iPod sales. But the hopes for new features don’t stop there. According to an industry expert, the new feature “might point to the nano being used to interface with an iOS device”. So, maybe in the near future, the nano might have the power to sync with your iPhone and display text messages and calls directly on its screen. The expert believes that the addition of a speaker alone wouldn’t make any big difference, but believes that more new features like activating Siri might also be even possible.

Well whatever the future holds for the nano, the addition of speakers is definitely exciting for me. I have always wondered why they didn’t bother to put speakers on the newer models of the nano, and now that they are, I definitely think that a lot of people will be excited for this new feature.

Nov 14 2011

iTunes Match: The Software That Fuels The Cloud-Computing Fire

Eric Engoron

Originally intended for release in October, Apple’s long awaited iTunes Match service is finally here, and it definitely takes cloud computing to a new level of amazing.

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Nov 13 2011

Apple Recalls First Gen iPod Nano – It May Cause Your Pants To Light On Fire

Manu Singh

Apple is now recalling all first generation iPod Nanos all over the world. What’s the problem with them? Apple says the Nanos will overheat quickly, and they also advise all owners stop using them and get them replaced. Apple has known about this battery defect for several years, but only just decided to take action because of a recent accident: In Tokyo, last August, a commuter train was delayed during rush hour when passengers complained of a strong burning smell, which came from an overheating iPod Nano that had apparently burst apart. I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely love my iPod Nano, and I would love a free replacement!

Nov 11 2011

Skullcandy’s Got A Solution To Your Ear Bud Woes – They Won’t Fall Out Anymore


Gone are the days of your ear buds/in-ear headphones always falling out! It’s so frustrating that just a little tug would rip out the ear buds from my ear, but Skullcandy thinks they can counter this problem as well. They’ve released a new line up of what they call, Fix Buds. Straight from Skullcandy’s press release, “The Problem: Ear buds fall out of your ears. The Solution: Ear buds that stay fixed in you years.”

FIX Technology is a new dawn of patent-pending ear bud design. Engineered for a FIXed in-ear fit. Revolutionary Engineering. Evolutionary Sound.

There are a couple different versions we got to check out, the above versions, which we were actually given a pair of. Those will run you just shy of $40 at $39.95; they also have a more premium version, with a different design, as well as some extra perks and accessories, like various silicone gel sizes and a pag friction-free cable. They also differ slightly, as far as the tech specs go, but we don’t know why there’s a $30 differences – we’re going to have to try the premium, Red/Chrome version and let you know in our review. The image below corresponds to the premium version.

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Nov 9 2011

Jail Breakers Beware

Manu Singh

Anyone who has jail broken their iOS 5.0 iDevice BEWARE, Pod2G tweets “Note about 5.0.1 : don’t update if you plan on jbking : the bug Charlie MILLER found can simplify exploits dramatically and will be closed “. If you are dying to fix your battery problems go ahead and go for the upgrade, but remember jail breaking will not be so easy for you from there on end till a entirely new update is created.

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In other news:
Great news on untethered jailbreak, Pod2G is also one step closer! He is on the staff who helped create redsn0w and pwnagetool, and also tweeted that he has found a bug in iOS 5. Dont get too eager, eventhough he is working hard there is no news on when exactly he will figure it out and this untethered jailbreak will be released.

Stay up with the action, follow Pod2G:!/pod2g

Nov 7 2011

Your iOS 5 Battery Woes Should Be Resolved Soon


iOS 5 is a great update to the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch Operating System, adding a refined notification system, speed tweaks, better multitasking, etc, but there were some problems that many people, including my friend face. The battery drain, upon upgrading his iPhone 4, among other iDevices, is significantly elevated after the update to the point that some people now have to travel with their charger. There is already a fix out there, but it’s not open to the public yet. Apple’s 2nd beta update to iOS 5 seemingly gets rid of this battery drain whilst adding some more features like, multitasking gestures to original iPad owners, as well as (via CNet) fixing a security issue with Apple’s Smart Cover for the iPad 2 that would let users gain access to whatever app the owner of that device was running, even if they didn’t know that user’s lockscreen password, along with fixing a bug with documents in Apple’s iCloud service, and voice recognition accuracy for Australian users using Apple’s dictation feature on the iPhone 4S. The general public can expect an update in a “few weeks,” according to Apple PR.