Author Archives: Joe Tomasone

Bogus Apps in App Store Promise Live Wallpapers, Deliver Crap & Demands For Refunds

Posted on 24 Nov 2012 by Joe Tomasone

  Looks like a cool app, right?   “Live Wallpapers – Living Animated Lock & Home Screen” is an app that promises to give iPhone and iPad users animated lock and home screens a’la Android.   However, for your 99 cents [UPDATE – it’s been changed to $1.99 as of this afternoon], you …

Review: The Toddy Gear Wedge

Posted on 05 Nov 2012 by Joe Tomasone

Since I reviewed the Toddy Cloth, it has remained in my bag, ready to do battle with the forces of evil – fingerprints, face marks, and whatever else befalls my iDevices.    The Toddy Cloth is a fantastic product for cleaning pretty much any glass surface (and now I am including …

Apple Posts UK Samsung Judgment Notice; Has A Bit Of Fun

Posted on 26 Oct 2012 by Joe Tomasone

As required by the UK court hearing the patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung, Apple has posted a notice to their UK website informing the public that Samsung did not, according to the court, infringe on the design of the iPad.  While the whole affair must be somewhat embarrassing, …

Review: BugMe! For PalmOS (oops) iPhone & iPad

Posted on 24 Oct 2012 by Joe Tomasone

Sorry, I just can’t help myself. You see, when I had a Treo, BugMe! was one of those applications that made life so much easier to manage. It was the crème de la crème of note-taking and reminder applications. So it is with a heartfelt sigh of nostalgia that I …

Jorno, World’s Smallest Folding Bluetooth Keyboard on Kickstarter

Posted on 02 Oct 2012 by Joe Tomasone

If you’re in the market for a Bluetooth keyboard that doesn’t take up a lot of room in your gear bag, then this might be the keyboard you’re looking for. The Jorno, a Kickstarter project with 14 days to go, is a folding Bluetooth keyboard that is designed to work …

Can’t We All Just…. Get Along? [Opinion]

Posted on by Joe Tomasone

I ran across a post on Google+ recently in which a bunch of Android fans were essentially mocking and making fun of iPhone users.  Normally, this wouldn’t be worth discussing, but some of the comments passed over a certain line of decency – attacking the iPhone owner as much or …

My Impressions of iOS 6

Posted on 22 Sep 2012 by Joe Tomasone

iOS 6 is the latest iteration of the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.   It’s come a long way since it was first introduced, and this release continues to up the ante with useful new features – and one not-so-useful new feature.    Maps. Let’s address …

ZooGue Offers Free iPhone 5 Cases

Posted on 19 Sep 2012 by Joe Tomasone

ZooGue, a leading manufacturer of iPhone cases, is offering their newly designed cases for free for a limited time – you just pay shipping.  The case is a simple rubberized slip-on case, and will retail for $14.99 once the free offer has ended.  The cases are in pre-order status, and …

[OPINION] Apple: Continued Innovator or Innovative Has-Been?

Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by Joe Tomasone

  It’s been several hours since Apple’s event introducing the new iPhone 5 and new iPod models, and already the pundits are taking their shots at Apple for a perceived failure to innovate (CBS News) (Betanews).   “It’s just a bigger version of the iPhone 4S”, “another incremental release”, and “the …

iOS 5.1 Released

Posted on 07 Mar 2012 by Joe Tomasone

  iOS 5.1 is now available.  To get it on your iDevice, go to Settings > General > Software Update.   What’s new?   Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream. Siri support in Japan. Redesigned camera app for iPad. Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces. Camera …

So What Will We Call The 2013 iPad? The “Newer iPad”?

Posted on by Joe Tomasone

  Incredibly, Apple announced the “new iPad” as just that – “The New iPad”.    While Apple is known for marching to the beat of it’s own drum, this is a totally unexpected turn of events, especially from a marketing perspective.    It begs several questions, such as:   Could they not …