This week we have some interesting games for you to check out. On the Mac, we have a game that combines strategy role-playing with a Viking fantasy story. After that we’ have a classic arcade title on iOS, but how does it play? Then we’ve got a board game on iOS that’s deceptively simple. Fans of minimal puzzle games will like our penultimate title. Finally we have a card game based on a surrealistic cartoon.
The Banner Saga - Mac
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Full-sized messenger bags are great for the times when you need to haul groceries, a laptop, and school materials around, but what about those days where all you need is your iPad and a few other small essentials? That’s where the Axial Mini Messenger by ModernIndustry comes into play.
The Mini Messenger features a super minimal, two-pocket design with an adjustable strap. The larger of the two pockets can fit almost any tablet or an 11-inch MacBook Air, leaving the smaller pocket for carrying chargers, cables, and other must-haves. The bag ... more
Here’s a first world pain I often experience: sitting on the couch and not being able to use my iPad while it’s charging on an inconveniently placed power outlet. However, that “problem” can soon be a thing of the past with the LifeHub USB Extended Reach Power Hub. This little device is essentially a 3-port USB hub with a 15 foot power cable attached to it. The USB hub’s three USB ports are all 2.1-amps, so your tablets will charge quickly. When not in use, the charger conveniently wraps up ... more
It is all too easy to poke fun at people who record video with their iPads. I'm not sure if the Padcaster Mini would make tablet videographers any less open to ridicule, though.
Currently in Kickstarter mode, the Padcaster Mini is a shrunken-down version of the original Padcaster, a frame that lets you mount your iPad to a tripod and attach add-ons like a microphone or spotlight.
Since the Padcaster is really just an iPad-sized frame with various months, you aren't limited to using it to shoot video. For example, Padcaster Mini's ... more
Magnets. We've seen them used in Apple's Smart Covers and we've questioned their miraculous functionalities through song. Soon, however, it may be time for magnets to become a much more prominent feature of the iPad.
A newly published Apple patent takes the current magnet/iPad integration to a whole different level. Instead of simply connecting cases to the iPad, the "Magnetic attachment unit" patent discusses attaching all sorts of accessories to the tablet via magnets, even second iPads and displays.
The magnets could rest on any or all sides of the ... more
If typical plastic or metal iPad stands bore you, you may want to check out the KeePad Tablet Pillow. This iPad stand consists of a pillow-like apparatus that comes filled with polystyrene beans, similar to what you’d find in airline neck pillows or beanbag chairs. The stand holds your iPad—or any tablet, really—at an angle that’s good for watching movies or writing (if you use a Bluetooth keyboard with your iPad). And it looks like it's perfect for using your iPad on a desk or on your lap.
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Just over a month ago, Apple posted a new marketing campaign called "Your Verse" that focused on cool and exciting ways people around the world use iPad. The campaign also launched with an extensive feature on Apple's website revealing how marine biologist Dr. Michael Berumen uses the tablet in his line of work.
Today, Apple has added a new detailed feature, this time on mountaineers Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger. The feature is complete with interactive graphics and images, and the page is designed with Apple touches that ... more
Between tablets, smartphones, smartwatches, and media players, chances are you own more than one USB powered device. With this comes the need to charge all of them every night, but in doing so you can seriously clutter your nightstand with tons of different cables and power blocks. That is, unless you use a charging station like the Sanctuary4.
The Sanctuary4 is a new charging station produced by the folks at Bluelounge. This device has four USB ports that can charge any USB powered device. On top of this, two of the ... more
You may be getting cabin fever from the harsh winter if you’re in North America. We have some Apps to help you pass the time indoors. First up, we have the first DJ app to source streaming tracks. Then we have an app that allows you to keep up on the imminent doom from the weather. After that we have a text editor that focus on how you use language in your writing. Then we have a project oriented to-do app. Finally, we have a social network’s new app that ... more
This week we have some interesting games for you. The weather may have finally given us a bit of a break, but you’re still better off staying in with your iOS devices and playing some new games. First up we have a unique genre mixer with cats. Then we look at a remake of a classic with some free to play controversy. We have an arena RPG with eight-bit graphics after that. We find your new obsession for iPhone, this time with numbers. Finally we have a sequel to an ... more