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.
Apple quietly began taking orders on Tuesday for the new iPad mini with Retina display, which was announced at October’s special event. We got our hands on the Space Gray 16GB Wi-Fi model and took a few unboxing photos for your visual pleasure.
And when you get your hands on your own iPad mini with Retina display, be sure to get it covered in the best protection available: The NuGuard KX for iPad mini with Retina display is available to ship today!
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…
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 | Author: OWC Katie
Power is a good thing. No, I’m not talking about the “ruling over your minions” kind of power; I’m talking about the kind created by electricity. Power lights up the streets at night so you can see when you’re about to walk in gum (but realize it mid-gait and end up stepping in it anyway). It runs the TV so you don’t have to miss a second of the big game (seriously…that World Series of Poker is suspenseful). The point is, we rely on power for so much. (Think about it—it runs our hairdryers! Maybe not as important to you as it is to me, but no one wants to see this ’fro untamed).
We never realize how much we need power until we run out of it or lose it. And unfortunately, we’ve all been in a situation where it is seemingly imminent that we are going to lose power on our computer. That ominous battery symbol suddenly turns into a ticking time bomb. You start calculating, bargaining, and pleading with your machine, thinking “I can finish this project in 20 minutes…but then I need it to last another three hours so I don’t beat my head against the ticket counter while I wait in the airport…maybe if I turn the screen to intergalactic darkness level so I can barely read anything on the screen it will last longer…”