Touch screens have revolutionized the way we use computers. Perhaps more importantly, they’ve changed the way we use our phones. The touch capabilities coupled with the power of the iPhone and other smartphones has boosted our mobile productivity unprecedented levels. It’s now possible to do many of the tasks that previously were reserved for your Mac right on your iPhone.
But while tapping a screen has served as a fine alternative to using a mouse, typing on a touch screen can still be frustrating and inaccurate. Fortunately, writing an email or texting on your iPhone doesn’t have to be a series of typos that lead to embarrassing auto-correct mishaps. With the Matias Tactile One Keyboard, you can bring the same comfort of typing on your Mac to your iPhone! And with the new special OWC price of $144.99, luxurious typing is easier to obtain than ever. Article Continues…
Improvements are always being made in education. It was only 60 years ago that my grandpa had to walk uphill both ways in the snow just to get to school. Back in my parents’ day…well, apparently they went to the same school because my dad had to walk uphill both ways too…it just snowed less in his version of the tale (and I’m beginning to think I come from a family of exaggerators.)
While my walk to school was apparently easier, back in my day, textbooks were, well, physical paper books. They were tattered, torn, and had previous owners by the names of “Seymour Butts” and “Anita Bath” (those eighth grade boys were sooo funny.) There were always several important pages that were stuck together with mysterious purple goo (that I prayed was just Kool-Aid). It was smart to hold your breath when you first opened these books because a wonderfully musty smell emerged when you separated the pages. And if you didn’t understand the topic, the teacher would suggest you just read the same pages over again (never mind that you were missing half the necessary information because that chapter was ripped out of the book by someone’s hamster back in 1997). Article Continues…
Father’s Day is tough. Gift ideas are not easy to come by … and let’s face it, dad isn’t much help. So this year we’ve decided to go all out for dad’s big day. In this series leading up to June 16, we’ll give great gift ideas for all types of dads.
If you were like most kids, you loved it when your dad would read to you. Great memories are made while drifting to sleep when he’s reading The Hobbit aloud … and of course doing all of the voices.
Now with his handy iPad, dad has the option to read thousands of different books (that require thousands more voices) right at his fingertips. Unfortunately, even dad isn’t immune to a tired arm while holding his iPad. But with a Newer Technology GripStand, discomfort is no issue.
The GripStand is the perfect multipurpose tool for your dad’s iPad or iPad mini. Its unique handle makes holding an iPad easy for hours on end, so he will remain comfortable even during those marathon reading sessions. And should he need to put it down, the handle doubles as desktop stand that swivels 360 degrees and allows for positioning at virtually any angle for viewing. The convenient handle can also be rotated to use as a hook to hang the iPad and turn it into the ultimate picture frame.
With its hard plastic shell and shock-absorbing rubber inner liner, the GripStand will also protect dad’s iPad against accidental drops or whatever other dangers he or his children may pose. Does he have an Apple Smart Cover? The GripStand will still fit seamlessly!
So if your dad loves to use his iPad to read to his kids or just loves to read in general, the GripStand is the perfect gift. Give him the kind of comfort that will keep him happily reading for years to come.
Bonus ideas for the bookworm dad: NewerTech NuGreen LED lamp, BookWedge pillow
Be sure to bookmark the OWC Blog and look out for our great gift ideas for the DIY dad. Have a dad who is always on-the-go? We’ve got you covered.
This morning, the online Apple Store has been taken down temporarily stating “We’re busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon.” This action usually indicates a new product being released or updated.
With the WWDC keynote scheduled for today, we can expect that at least one new product will be added to the store when it comes back online. To watch the keynote streaming live* visit http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2013/
We’ll have the details for you here on the OWC Blog as soon as we confirm what the actual changes are. Stay tuned.
*Live Streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on Mac OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.
Now that Apple has settled into an annual June date for the WWDC, there’s been a Pavlovian response with the expectation of a refresh for the company’s hardware and software lineups.
But you don’t have to wait on Tim Cook and Co. to refresh your current hardware. With this month’s OWC Garage Sale, you can get great deals to upgrade or even add to your computer without breaking the bank!
Check out just some of what’s in store so you can breath new life into your machine:
You can also check out our Garage Sale page for many more great deals!
As always, items are “first come, first served” and of varying limited quantities, so you’ll want to act quickly. Quantities are limited to that which is on hand and items automatically count down and ‘disappear’ as sold out. Sorry… no rain checks.
Want to get an early heads up on Garage Sale deals?
Just subscribe to our Tips & Deals Newsletter and Hot Deals blasts and you’ll get the “inside scoop” on upcoming Garage Sale deals. They’re free to join and, unlike some other places, we don’t sell our subscriber lists to anybody.