Monthly Archives: October 2012

iPad Mini and Why You Want One

iPad Mini
Photo credit: Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat

In my opinion, the original iPad was the biggest tablet breakthrough into the mass consumer market for many reasons … reliability, similar functions as iPhone, etc. I put off upgrading to the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad until recently, but now, there’s a new player in town and I want one. This is a post about the iPad Mini and why you want one.

First off, the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad were very useful upgrades, but not necessarily revolutionary. Sure, the camera was great and they are faster, but in reality, I stuck with my original iPad classic until just recently. But the iPad Mini has me more excited than the sure to come iPad 4. Here are a few reasons why the iPad Mini will likely become my favorite tablet and millions of others too. Continue reading iPad Mini and Why You Want One

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PhotoCircle Now Available for Private Photo Sharing

photocircle for iphoneI’m a huge fan of taking photos. Instagram is on my first screen on my iPhone and iPad and I’ve shared a bazillion images on Facebook and Twitter. I’m the epitome of a photo-crazed social sharer. However, the pics I share are for public use and usually of non-personal objects. When it comes to my personal images of say, my daughter or son, I tend to shy away from over sharing. So when a friend told me about PhotoCircle, an app that lets you share photos between private groups, I thought I’d give it a try. Continue reading PhotoCircle Now Available for Private Photo Sharing

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Keep the Party Rocking with SoundReaktor for iPad

soundreaktor for ipadHave you ever wanted to spin in the hottest nightclubs on the strip, but just didn’t have the music chops to make it? You’re in luck. Spend enough time with Innovative Labs’ newest music game SoundReaktor¬†and you might just have a chance. That might be an overstatement as I’m sure it takes a lot more than playing a game to get to the top, but at the least you’ll be spinning at your next house party. Continue reading Keep the Party Rocking with SoundReaktor for iPad

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DataWiz Monitors Data Usage to Prevent High Smartphone Bills

DataWiz for iPhoneHow much data are you using? Sure, you know how much your data plan with AT&T or Verizon allows you, but how much are you really using on a day-to-day, weekly or ¬†monthly basis? Princeton’s EDGE Lab recently released DataWiz, a smartphone data usage tracker that answers that sensitive question. It’s an important question for me and maybe many of you since data throttling can be a major issue. And the fact that I still have AT&T’s unlimited data plan … yes, unlimited. Continue reading DataWiz Monitors Data Usage to Prevent High Smartphone Bills

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