If you’re a reader of the OWC Blog, then you probably already know about the Power2U – the first UL listed AC/USB wall outlet on the market that charges four devices simultaneously. And since its inception in December 2011, the Power2U has seen its share of imitators. And although they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we wanted to show that while there are copycats, there simply is no substitute for the Power2U when it comes to overall performance combined with efficiency, design and convenience.
In fact, we did some competitive analysis at OWC headquarters to see how the Power2U stacks up to three competitors and the included Apple factory adapters when charging an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4. Article Continues…
Gather your swords and axes friends, in this App review we are taking a look at Parallel Kingdom for iOS!
This app is a wonderful take on the MMORPG Genre, combining exploration, community, and… your real-world physical location. Parallel Kingdom uses your Current GPS location, in combination with Google Map Data, to create your surroundings. I’ve been playing this game for 6 months and have recently claimed the land our OWC Headquarters sits on in Woodstock, Illinois.
What this game lacks in plot, it makes up for with its raw exploration and gameplay. After clearing out the area of monsters and collecting some gold and “Pages” (which you need to max out to level up). I decided to wander around and see what else the land around our building had to offer. Article Continues…
Newer Technology, Inc announced today the NuGuard KX, a kinetic energy X-Orbing protective case for the Apple iPhone 5 and iPhone 4/4S models, is now available from retailers worldwide for as low as $35. Backed by a Lifetime Warranty, the NuGuard KX offers certified military-grade protection for the iPhone without sacrificing style, comprising function, or adding significant bulk.
Earns Industry Awards and Accolades
In addition to being named the “Best of CES 2013” by iPhone Life magazine and a “Best of Show” CES 2013 winner by Beatweek Magazine, the NuGuard KX case has been widely praised by a diverse group of media portals. Mactrast said the KX offered “excellent protection for my treasured device without feeling and looking bulky.”; GizmoFusion.com wrote the KX provided “a great case that is easy to install and provides great drop protection.”; Examiner.com felt the KX “more than lived up to the hype….remarkable ability to protect an iPhone.”; and Mind of the Geek confirmed the KX’s protective qualities by “dropping an iPhone 5 onto a wooden floor, ceramic tile, and concrete surface from over six feet with no signs of impact.” Article Continues…
It’s finally over … you’ve mustered up the motivation to finish filing your taxes. You’ve triple-checked that you entered all the right figures, found out whether you’re getting a refund, and better yet, found out your not getting audited. Now all that’s left is deciding what to do with that glorious refund.
Fortunately, the end of this year’s tax season coincides with the April OWC Garage Sale. And as always, this edition of the sale is packed with some great finds that would make even the biggest IRS targets smile.
Here are just a few of the great deals in April’s Garage Sale:
Over the years, I’ve managed to amass a large amount of apps for my iOS devices. Some of them are really good and I use them daily. Others, I wind up being less-than-enamored with, and quickly remove them. This is all well and good; well over 90% of the stuff on my iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone I got for free, so I have no problem deleting it.
The problem is, even though I have deleted these apps from my devices, the odds are that I originally downloaded them via iTunes (or wound up syncing them there), and they still reside in my library. I took a look recently, and realized I had well over 750 of apps, most of which I wasn’t using. That’s a lot of space that could be used for more important things.
The most obvious solution for this would be to simply go through my iTunes library and simply delete the apps I don’t use. This would be fine, except that I have three iOS devices, each with apps that aren’t on the other ones. It would be a nightmare of cross referencing over 750 apps to see which ones were used and which ones weren’t. As the popular meme goes, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”
Fortunately, there’s a simpler solution, using the built-in tools in iTunes 11. Article Continues…