Monday, November 18th, 2013 | Author: OWC Mason
Some products are simply must-haves because they are just so necessary and affordable. The NewerTech NuScribe 2-in-1 Touch Screen Stylus falls into that category. It makes life so much easier that always having one handy is a no-brainer.
For starters, if you have clumsy thumbs like me, the NuScribe makes texting and scrolling on your iPhone a lot easier. Thanks to its precision formed, soft rubber nib, navigating through my iPad and iPhone has become lot smoother. It also prevents smudging on your touchscreen. That’s a win-win.
Personally, its impact on accurate texting is particularly useful to me. My thumbs tend to type things like, “gty tgjr!” and “qgat yp?” instead of “hey there!” and “what up?” when left to their own devices. The NuScribe immediately eliminated that issue.
If you need more proof as to the NuScribe’s versatility, check out my recent app review of Adobe Ideas. I did all of the digital art in that post with the NuScribe. I realize it’s not museum worthy stuff, but it does show how well the NuScribe can handle complex tasks. Not just any stylus could perfectly capture the arrogance of Captain Kirk’s bare torso.
Saturday, November 16th, 2013 | Author: OWC Tony A
Ahh … after a brief departure to the Mac, it’s back to some good ol’ iOS gaming. And what better way to kick it off than with Plants vs. Zombies 2! However, it looks like my 3GS (which I’ve lovingly nicknamed “ye olde smartphone”) may start collecting a little dust.
Luckily this is not a web series, or you’d see me drooling over and hugging my iPad, which I’ll be doing a few reviews on from now on to make sure the iPad gaming scene gets some love. So pick your plants, get your sun smashing fingers ready, and let’s get it on!
So admission time: I didn’t play the first Plants vs. Zombies so go ahead and cringe. I did, however, put quite a few hours of gameplay into the minigame based on it, inside of World of Warcraft. That counts, right? Right? OK, now that I’ve destroyed any street cred I have for comparing this game to its predecessor let’s dive into what makes this game a solid title. Article Continues…
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 | Author: OWC Mason
Adobe Ideas is an incredibly fun digital art app. While it’s certainly not a professional level digital art tool, it makes it easy to download and instantly begin creating cool art. It’s a very intuitive program with a pretty impressive toolkit, but it would definitely benefit from a few simple tweaks.
Lets take a look at the good, the bad, and my deeply insightful suggestions to improve the program.
There is a lot to like here. First of all, it’s easy to dive right in and start drawing. Adobe Ideas is a great app for anybody looking for a cost-free introduction to digital drawing and painting. As soon as you download it, you can start creating, no matter what your skill level is.
The color palate is very impressive, offering a complete rainbow of RGB and HSB colors. There is also a convenient eyedropper tool so you don’t have to worry about picking the exact same color you used previously if you need it again. Just point the eyedropper at the desired color, click and you will have the color you need to get the job done.
Friday, November 8th, 2013 | Author: OWC Mason
The iPad has many utilitarian uses, but my personal favorite is using it as a second screen to track my fantasy football teams when I slip into my 10-hour football coma on Sundays. Naturally, propping my iPad up throughout the entire ordeal can be pretty cumbersome. It’s hard to sit on the edge of your seat, waiting to see if Cleveland’s second string running back is going to get the eight more yards you need to win when you are supporting an iPad on your lap.
That’s where the NewerTech NuStand 360 comes in. It’s completely changed my NFL watching experience in 2013, transforming my iPad from an inconvenience during football games into an exemplary second screen that enhances my game day experience.
Gone are the days when I had to control myself when my quarterback made a big play. Instead of worrying about my iPad flying off my lap when I jump for joy, I can just land on my feet and quickly glance at my strategically placed iPad supported by the NuStand to see how many points I just scored. Article Continues…
Friday, November 1st, 2013 | Author: OWC Jamie
The new iPad Air has arrived, and we got our hands on the Space Gray and Silver 16GB Wi-Fi models. We’ve taken a few unboxing photos for your visual pleasure.
And remember, when you’re done unboxing your own iPad Air, make sure to get it wrapped up in the best protection available.
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