Easy-Doks has announced the new CR19 smart charger with Smart Current Detection (SCD) technology for safely charging of up to 3 devices at one time. The CR19 is capable of charging iPhones, Android devices, Blackberrys, iPads, Kindles, iPods and so on. It also features a Bluetooth keyboard, clock radio with FM stereo and a high quality speaker system for listening to music while you charge your devices.
The SCD technology adjusts the flow for each device to avoid harmful overcharging, and the Bluetooth keyboard allows you to type on your tablet while you use the docking station. The CR19 also ships with a “Tidy-Cable” organizer to keep your multiple cables tangle free.
Easy-Doks will officially unveil the 3 port smart charger at CES, which is being held January 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
With a new year comes fresh reports of Apple's upcoming device releases, and the iPad is no exception. Initial leaks indicate the next generation iPad will have a slimmer width from side to side. This form factor would essentially mirror the iPad mini, except with a larger screen size. Gizmag explains that the bezel on each side will be over 8 mm thinner.
Not only this, but the iPad 5 could launch as early as March 2013 thanks to new competition in the tablet market. The Next Web has already received evidence from developers that Apple is indeed testing new hardware. The company has also moved to source A7 processors from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) instead of Samsung.
There are a million three-in-one iPad cases on the market, but if you're looking for a case / keyboard combo for your new iPad, Zagg is offering 20% off its ZAGGfolio portable cover.
The ZAGGfolio all in one iPad companion comes in multiple colors and features a durable microfiber lining, a built-in stand and a built-in rechargeable battery. Its thin form factor and removable keyboard also transforms your iPad into easy to carry mobile laptop.
The cover features convenient access slots for all the iPad's ports and buttons, and the removable keyboard with stand alone iPad dock is Bluetooth compatible. The ZAGGfolio case is available for the second, third or fourth generation iPad, and comes in Metallic Blue, Black Carbon Fiber, Metallic Red, Smart Pink, Smart Orange, White Carbon Fiber or three leather variants.
Apple has announced the best iPad app and iPad game of 2012. The Editor's Pick for iPad App of the Year is Paper by FiftyThree. The Editor's Pick for iPad Game of the Year is The Room. Best iPhone app honors went to Action Movie FX and Rayman Jungle Run was chosen as iPhone Game of the Year by Apple. Angry Birds once again topped the Top Paid iPhone Apps list, and the recently booted YouTube app was the most popular free app. Read on for the complete App Store Best of 2012 list.
Marvel Entertainment is offering THOR: Son of Asgard free for a limited time. I wouldn't recommend it for the iPhone, but if you like playing button mashing games on your iPad, then you may want to take advantage of this deal. The game normally costs $2.99.
Son of Asgard features an original story and script written by Marvel writer Bryan J.L. Glass, 3D Retina display graphics, art by Marvel artist Ron Lim and an original soundtrack created just for the iOS game. Players play as Thor as he defends Odin’s Kingdom of Asgard from Dark Elves, Trolls, Ulik and the Midgard Serpent. You can use Thor's hammer and summon lightning for powerful magic attacks to defeat the enemies of Asgard. The game also features many of Thor's allies like Sif and the Warriors Three.
Before the iPad mini became a reality, the Apple rumor mill had us believing there would be a shortage of the 7.9-inch tablet. But as it turned out, the 27-inch iMac is the hard to find Apple item this holiday season, not the iPad. Shipping times for the iPad mini are listed as "1 week" and the iPad with Retina display is readily available in the Apple Store. However, shipping dates for the 27-inch iMac have been pushed back into January. This means if you didn't already order a 27-inch model, there isn't going to be one under the Christmas tree this year.
It's just not Apple fans suffering this year, Google's popular unlocked Nexus 4 sold out in minutes after its release, and both the 3G and Wi-Fi Samsung Chromebooks have been doing disappearing and reappearing acts at random retailers for weeks. Luckily for Apple and Google fans there is still hope, even if it's slim.
The popular 1998 role-playing game Baldur's Gate is now available for the iPad in an upgraded and improved version made especially for tablets. The iPad version includes the entire Baldur's Gate adventure and the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack. There is also new content like three never before seen characters (two being $3 in-app purchases), and a new adventure entitled The Black Pits.
The official app description promises "80 hours of Epic RPG adventure", "over 100 spells" and "over 150 magical items". Plus in-app purchases for new player voices and portraits, and Gamecenter support.
Just last week if you were looking for an iPad YouTube app, most likely you ended up opening the site in Safari. Now everything has changed, as Google released an updated YouTube app that is optimized for the iPad and iPhone 5 displays. Now iPad users can enjoy the same features that iPhone owners have had in the stand-alone YouTube app.
The latest YouTube app requires iOS 5.0 or later and can be downloaded for free from the App Store. The app replaces native YouTube support, which Apple removed from iOS devices with the release of iOS 6. Along with optimizing the app for more devices, Google has also added some new features to the official YouTube app.
Apple's iPad and iPhone were the go to devices for Black Friday shoppers this year. More than three-fourths of all mobile traffic to online retailers during Thanksgiving and Black Friday was generated by Apple devices.
"The iPad dominated tablet traffic at 88.3 percent followed by the Barnes and Noble Nook at 3.1 percent, Amazon Kindle at 2.4 percent and the Samsung Galaxy at 1.8 percent", according to IBM's 2012 Black Friday Report.
Kids aged 6 to 12 want an iPad for the holidays more than anything else this year. According to a survey conducted by Nielsen Wire, 48% of kids surveyed said they want an iPad, and 39% want a Nintendo Wii U. Apple's iPod touch and iPad mini tied for third with 36% of the vote, and the iPhone beat out other smartphones, gaming consoles and tablets with 33% of children's interest.
While the 4th generation iPad and iPad mini are readily available from Apple and other retailers, the Wii U is largely sold out across the U.S.. Holiday shoppers have been turning to third party sellers, and online tracking services such as whohas.it to find a Wii U console. Scott Moffitt, executive vice president of marketing at Nintendo of America, said Nintendo is doing everything they can do to ensure the Wii U will be on store shelves this shopping season. However, some are accusing retail stores of hoarding Wii U consoles for Black Friday sales. Either way, it looks like Apple products will be the much easier gifts to find and buy this year.