Kickstarter Spotlight: LIL KIKR

The LIL KIKR  is a double function device for your iOS devices, it serves as a charging dock, but also a speaker. With the speaker pushing out 10db, it will be perfect as an alarm in the morning, while it is charging. It also amplifies the microphone input, allowing you to use it easier with it in the dock and just being able to walk around it.

Continue reading

Steve Wozniak buying a Lumia 900

Apple’s sometimes lost and forgotten Co-founder Steve Wozniak is looking to pick up a new Nokia Lumia 900. He tweeted today that he would love to stop by AT&T to pick one up. Of course being a founder of Apple he loves all of their products, but it will be very interesting to know what he thinks of Microsoft’s/Nokia’s newest device.

Source: WP Central

Reference to 5th Generation iPod Touch Found

9to5Mac has found a file inside of the build for the iPod 5th generation in the internal build of iOS 5.1. The iPod was the only iOS device to not receive an update last year, but this sure points to one in the near future. The prototype of this new device is said to be running the A5X chip found in the 3rd generation iPad. We will keep you posted on any news about this that will no doubt be upcoming.

Source: iLounge

Apple and Foxconn Agree to change working environments

Foxconn is known for well, not the best things. Their workers have taken lives, and reports say working there is just about as bad as prison, if not worse. Many of the devices made there are used by all of us everyday, notably Apple products, so they are hoping to change that.

Foxconn says they are going to change the overall work environment of their facilities. These changes will of course cost money which will be added on to our products. It of course will be very slight, and will help makes many many peoples job better, hopefully this passes.

Source : Engadget

Apple shipping iPad 3 to 24 More Countries

Apple’s hit tablet the iPad 3 was released a week ago, and has sold about 3,000,000 devices so far. Today they will be shipping to 25 extra countries, that include:

  •  Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Mexico
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

And those are on top of the Countries that have already had it released as of last week:

  • US
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Puerto Rico
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • UK
  • US Virgin Islands

With the expansion of 24 more countries the iPad is now available in 37 countries!

 

Source: iLounge

 

Angry Birds Space Review

image

Angry Birds Space was released today for Android, iOS, Mac, and PC. Rovio said that they will release Angry Birds Space on other platforms shortly. This is a must download for any Angry Birds fan (who isn’t a fan?). I can not stop throwing the space birds at the space pigs far out in outer space. There are some interesting new birds along with different gravitational pulls from nearby objects. Go and download this now. Well I need to get back and rid outer space of those pigs.

Press release here

Elite Score: 10/10

Price: Free (Android), $2.99 (Android tablet version), $0.99 (iOS)

Platform: Android, iOS, Mac, PC, more to come

Marketplace Rating: Android – 4.7 (18,409 reviews), iOS – 4.5 ( 4,732 reviews)

The new iPad is absolutely hot! *Updated

Apples new iPad 3 is the biggest new device on the market, selling 3 million units since it’s release on Friday. What hasn’t been touched on was that it heats up to a temperature of 92.5 Fahrenheit compared to the 82.9 Fahrenheit on the iPad 2!

Of course it doesn’t make any difference on the performance of the device, but may be a little more uncomfortable on your lap

Source

*Apple recently released a statement concerning the difference of heat in the new iPad

“The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications,” said Apple representative Trudy Muller “If customers have any concerns they should contact AppleCare.”

Source

**New Information just came in. Consumer Reports found that their iPad 3 reached temperatures up to 116 degrees after running Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes, a little hot? They also noted that whilst playing the game and attempting the charge the device didn’t gain any battery, let me reiterate, the iPad was plugged in, they played the game and no battery life was gained. Odd.
Back on the topic of heat, Consumer Reports says

When unplugged, the back of the new iPad reached temperatures as high as 113 degrees Fahrenheit. It was only when plugged in that it hit 116 degrees. The hottest areas weren’t evenly distributed throughout the iPad’s back, but were concentrated near one corner of the display as shown in the images taken from the rear of the device above.

Source(s): MacRumors and Consumer Reports