I have decided to write this two-part article as a part protest and part laugh, so sit back, relax and enjoy!
This is a scene that every tertiary student is intimately familiar with… You’re sitting in seats that you could swear were designed by sadistic old men, hell bent on your discomfort. Staring blankly at a lecturer, who is rambling on about something you couldn’t care less about, not because the topic sucks exactly, but because they use words like um & anyway as if they were vowels and it makes your head hurt. You’re drawing pictures, doing assignments or thinking about the pretty girl (or cute guy) a few rows down.
However my fellow students, do not despair! The apple may have got us chucked out of Eden but it is our salvation! You pay $700 for each class that drives you insane, so why not enjoy it? Be it an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, they will save you, the only question is how? With so many apps and also the internet at our fingertips what should we do?…Read More
I recently got sent a couple of cases in the post that upon first look I just didn’t understand. The reason I didn’t understand is that they were an iPad 2 case with the addition of notepad and personally I just didn’t get why you would want a notepad when you had an iPad.
Well, keep reading to see my thoughts on the case and the interesting combination of old meets new……Read More
Now here’s a blast from the past: an app version of a good old classic ‘party’ game. High technology meets retro low-tech fun. You’ll have played this a dozen times already (perhaps at school). You know: the game where you’re asked to choose a noun or a name or a verb and your choices are inserted into a story. It’s right up there with with taking it in turns to draw sections of a picture on a piece of folded paper, only to reveal a hideous man-robot-fish-thing at the end of it all. But is it as fun as it was back then? …Read More
We’ve looked at TomTom in the past, way back when it first came out, but since then there have been a number of updates drop which have given you updated maps, vehicles, Map Share™ and additional voices that you can download (only you’ll need to be a Star Wars fan). But recently TomTom released their latest version [1.7] which also includes HD Traffic. Keep reading to see our look at this new premium service.…Read More
There seems to be a common misconception out there that because Apple hasn’t begun selling iBooks via its NZ iBookstore that the iPad is dead in the water in this country as far as functioning as an eBook Reader goes. Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong! There are a number of perfectly capable alternatives available here including the Whitcoulls and Kindle apps which both incorporate NZ-accessible stores, as well as several stand-alone reader apps including Stanza which will allow you to import your own books / pdfs. But, little did we realise until we saw this comment from nz_ark, there is also a fabulous app called Overdrive Media Console which will allow members of Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland libraries to ‘borrow’ eBooks for free.…Read More
iPhone-friendly alarm clocks are a great thing – as well as charging your device while you sleep, they also allow you to wake up to your favourite tunes. I’ve recently had the opportunity to try out two different alarm clocks designed for iPod / iPhone, both with what appears to be similar feature-sets but very different price-tags. The first is the Thomson RC59I at $79.95 and the other is the Panasonic RC-DC1 at $149.95. With one being almost twice the price of the other, I wanted to know whether this was simply a case of paying extra for a more well-known brand or if you really do get what you pay for. Stay with me to find out!…Read More
Spokey Dokeys remember those? If you had a bike in the 80′s then chances are you had Spokey Dokeys on it’s wheels and now with ‘Spokeys‘ from New Zealand based developers elucidcode you can re-live your 80′s childhood on your iPhone, to a degree (a very small one). Keep reading to see why I hate this app. …Read More