Well, the moment you’ve been waiting for since WWDC is here: iOS 7 is now available for download!
But before you upgrade your iDevice, make sure it’ll work on your model; nothing will put the brakes on iOS-Mania faster than finding out it won’t work for you.
iOS 7 is compatible with the following:
- iPhone 4 and later
- iPad 2 and later, including the iPad mini
- 5th Generation iPod touch.
If your device is listed above, you’re ready to upgrade! If your device skews to the “older” end of this spectrum, however, you should keep in mind that some features (like newer camera options and Siri) may not be available.
To upgrade, first upgrade iTunes to the latest version vis Software Update. Then, simply connect your iDevice to your computer, open iTunes, make a backup of your data, and then go ahead and click that Upgrade button.
And, while you’re waiting to upgrade your software with the latest and greatest, why not do the same for your hardware and check out the Newer Technology NuGuard KX case.
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 | Author: OWC Tony A
I think I’ve mentioned quite a bit on this blog that my main cup of tea is a good solid hack and slash RPG. If its got tons of loot and bosses galore, I’m in. But once in a while the sword gets dulled, the shield wrist strap breaks, and the quests are over. Typically at this point I’ll either A) Try and find a new RPG, or B) Branch out, stretch my thumbs, and find a new game in a different genre to play. I don’t understand golf. I mean I get the rules, and I understand there is a LOT of skill involved. I just don’t get the draw of smashing a ball with a stick over and over till you get it into a tiny hole, then when you’ve finally made it, you do it 17 more times. Boy, that gets my heart pounding. Golf video games are no exception. It blows my mind that a new one or two comes out every year, since the game hasn’t really changed since the fifteenth century.
That being said, I can understand the game on a smaller scale – a miniature scale if you will. The game suddenly becomes less about chasing tiny balls in go karts and becomes a game of physics. Now that, I can get into. Mini Golf MatchUp is a free mini golf game for iOS and Android. I figured what the heck, let’s give it a go after my wife suggested I give it a whirl for the blog. So I did, and here are the results… Article Continues…
So after spending about 15 minutes trying to get the game to load, I finally dived into another of the temporarily free titles from the anniversary post, Infinity Blade II.
I have to admit, the trouble I was having with getting the game to load was that I thought the game froze. In all reality, the game just has a one minute and 30 second loading time. Which, in and of itself, is not a bad thing – in fact, that’s pretty good. Arcane Legends had a much longer loading time. My only issue is that there was no progress bar or other indication that it was loading… nothing. The screen just shows the game’s static logo while it loads.
Well, the mystery has been solved, I’ve had my Scooby snacks, and I’m kickin’ it in my SUV (sadly not the Mystery Machine)…so let’s get to it. Article Continues…
Where’s My Water?, is a simple yet effective game when it comes to keeping things varied, keeping it simple, and keeping it entertaining. Generally someone drops at least one of those, and we end up with a puzzle game that just doesn’t hack it in today’s market. Disney and developer Walaber, however, do a great job of pumping out the fun with this somewhat goofy, silly-sounding game of giving large reptiles a shower. So let’s put on our wetsuits, grab a mining pick, and have a blast in this mildly-too-happy puzzle game.
So the basic premise of the game involves a water source, three ducks, and an alligator. And as much as that sounds like a setup for a terrible joke, I assure you its more about digging through dirt with your fingertips. I wasn’t really sure what to expect out of a game called Where’s My Water? with a cute alligator and Disney logo. It didn’t exactly have me screaming for joy like I just got my first Nintendo 64. But with the iOS store sale, and it being free, I said why not. I was very surprised, and I truly hope you read my blog post a few weeks ago, and grabbed all the games while they were free. Article Continues…
Have you purchased what you thought was a genuine Apple USB power adapter for your Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod only to discover it’s a counterfeit? Are you nervous about using it after reading some of the recent articles about people being shocked by their chargers? Kicking yourself that you didn’t get a genuine Apple power adapter from a trusted source?
Well, now is the time to take action.
Apple has introduced, for a limited time, a USB Power Adapter Takeback Program. Essentially, you turn in your ‘questionable’ adapter to Apple to be properly recycled and they’ll drop the price on a replacement adapter to $10.00! See the link for complete details, but act quickly as this offer is only valid through October 18th, 2013.
It is worth noting that while there are reports of people being shocked by counterfeit Apple and fake/non-UL certified third party chargers, not all third party chargers are going to have issues. That’s why we sell both genuine Apple units as well as true UL certified, quality chargers that have passed OWC’s stringent approval process.