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2010 Holiday Gift Guide: iHome iB969 Charging Station

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Yesterday we hit you with our iHome iB969 Charging Station review, and we like the product so much that we though it was appropriate to add it to our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. In a nutshell, this thing can charge four devices at once. We've had it charging an iPod touch, iPhone 4, and Amazon Kindle while also charging and syncing an iPad all at once. It fits nicely on a desk or nightstand and makes a nice gift for a techie or a family with multiple USB and iOS devices. It makes things easy, and that makes it worthy of being a great, inexpensive holiday gift.

You can pick up the iHome iB969 Charging Station now for $59.99, or as low as $41.21 from Amazon.


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iHome iB969 Charging Station review

iHome iB969 charging station review

The iHome iB969G Charging Station professes to be your one-stop shop for charging your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, BlackBerry, and even ebook readers like the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, and Nook.

It can charge up to four devices at once, while syncing one of the four with iTunes. The expandable rest area comfortably holds a BlackBerry (charging it over USB) or ebook reader, and the integrated cable management keep things looking tidy. The iPad gets its own stand on the device, which will hold it horizontally or vertically, whatever your preference.

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Google Docs now editable on iOS and select Android devices

Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Google, Handhelds, Software

Google Docs has been available on mobile devices for several months now, but there was no way to edit Google Docs documents on the go while in the browser. Now, Google has announced that over the coming days they will push a new version of the mobile service on their servers, and suddenly all your docs will be editable on the go from some Android devices, and iOS devices running version 3.0 or higher. When opening a document, you will be able to turn edit mode on, and add text, bullet points, edit spreadsheets and so on. Changes will be shown in "near realtime" on the web, and changes that other people do to shared documents will be reflected on the mobile device as well. This should be very good news for everyone who've come to depend on Google Docs for productivity.

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iPhone Apps That Sound Like Marvel Characters

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Marvel Comics

iPhoneCan you imagine if iPhone apps were named after characters from the Marvel Comics Universe? I can...and here they are:

Doctor Bong - A constantly updated map of medical marijuana clinics and how far they are from you right now, man.

Fin Fang Foom - A restaurant locator for sushi bars, steakhouses and White Castles.

Impossible Man - An app for ladies with low self esteem. Automatically uploads photos of wealthy, handsome and available men who just aren’t that into you.

Mr. Fantastic - Lets you enhance photos of your junk before you email them to women you find attractive. Also known as The Favre.


The state of newspapers on the iPad

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This week, the Washington Post is the latest of the big, well known newspapers to add itself to the growing list of digital apps available on the iPad, alongside other well known names like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Globe and Mail, The Times and more. But are these worth your time? Do they replace their paper versions, and do they deliver a good value for the price?


iPad acts as game console with The Incident 1.3

Posted by Jazz English Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Software, Video Games

The Incident running through an Ipad on a TV

    App developer Big Bucket Software posted a blog yesterday that details how their iPad game The Incident can be played "like your old gaming console from the 80s only widescreenier."

Version 1.3 of The Incident will allow owners of both iPads and iPod touches or iPhones to link their devices. Doing this allows the iPad to display the game on a television while the iPhone/iPod touch is used as the game controller. We'd love to see more devs add this type of functionality to their titles.

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Comic Book Jobs: Comixology

Remember that whole digital thing that’s supposed to knock off the printed comic book? Oh wait, that’s still happening!

If you want to be part of the industry now that we’ve passed “peak comic book,” ComiXology the “digital comics leader” is looking for a couple of new people.

First up is a LAMP Developer, someone with “2+ years of experience with Linux, Apache, mySQL and PHP. Additional experience with AJAX/JavasScript/HTML5 (jQuery), XML, HMTL, XMLRPC, SOAP and other development environments is preferred.”


How the iPad changed the life of a disabled little boy

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Videos

While you can't really argue against the fact that the iPad has been a massive success for Apple, even outselling Mac computers last quarter, we know there are a bunch of people who write it off as just a  fad and who don't really see anything special about the device. However, it's becoming increasingly obvious that Apple was on to something that goes way beyond the argument of a closed App Store and the simple OS that so many complain about.

In the video above, you'll meet a 7-year old boy named Owen Cain. Owen was born with a debilitating motor-neuron disease that has left him almost completely motionless throughout his life. Needless to say, communication for him has been difficult. Then, a nurse had him try to play with an iPad, and he was able to use and interact with the device immediately, on his own. Take a look at the video above for the 


Apple sells 14.1 million iPhones, iPad outsells Mac

Apple Q4 2010 earnings

Apple is in the midst of their quarterly financial results call, and the impressive numbers are in. The big one here is that Apple sold 14.1 million iPhone in their Q4 2010 quarter, which is almost double what they sold in Q4 2009, and is just...wow. In addition, for the first time iPad has outsold Macs with 4.19 million units sold, despite Apple selling more Macs this quarter than any other quarter in history (3.89 million.) This all leads to Apple bringing in over $20 billion for the quarter, and profiting over $4 billion.

The most interesting thing here to us is that these numbers are before the holiday season began, and you just know the Q1 2011 numbers will very likely be even higher. Full press release after the jump.

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Limera1n iOS 4.1 jailbreak now available for Mac

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Mods / Hacks, Software

limera1n mac ios 4.1 jailbreak, the first jailbreak tool compatible with is now available for the Mac. When first released five days ago, it was Windows-only, and wouldn't even work inside of a virtual machine. Now Mac owners can get in on the action. Limera1n works with all iOS devices.

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