‘Tech’ Category

iOS Connectivity Apps for the Elderly

September 9, 2013

OWK_GandP_001Helping the Elderly Stay in Touch

In our bustling age of modern technology, we often forget that there are users out there who are not as familiar with the ins and outs of iPads, iPhones, apps, accessories, and other fun gadgets. Some grandparents are well-versed in Apple speak, but many still need a little bit of help. Despite the generation gap, more and more senior citizens are finding ways to keep in touch with their family and friends with their smart devices. If your grandparents have an iPad or tablet, here’s how to help them stay connected with the best apps for the elderly. (more…)

Remembering Steve Jobs

August 8, 2013

Young-Steve-Jobs-600x328Steve Jobs was a visionary. Known by many as the “Father of the Digital Revolution”, Jobs created consumer technology again and again, year after year. In fact, he continues to influence well beyond his untimely passing in 2011. As the co-founder of Apple, Jobs oversaw the birth of the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, iPad, App Store and everything in between. Everything you use on your smart phone, all of the music and movies and content you access directly on your computer or devices, is thanks to the charismatic brilliance of Steve Jobs. He literally changed the world forever.

It has only been two years since Steve Jobs passed away, but his work left an indelible mark on society. This month, Open Road Pictures is releasing their version of Steve Jobs’ life story with Jobs, a biopic starring Ashton Kutcher. The film will no doubt explore Jobs’ illustrious career, from the founding of Apple, to his revolutionary return to the company and its worldwide success over the past thirty years.


iPad Case for Mad Men, Season Six

April 30, 2013

iPad Cases and iPads Worthy of Mad MenLast season our favorite Mad Men and women shimmied through 1967 with newlywed bliss, impromptu acid trips, birth and death. As the AMC drama makes its way through the 1960s, anything is possible in the upcoming season. Break out your iPad and tablet mount, settle in with a mod-inspired cocktail, and take a peek at these Mad Men inspired iPad accessories.

Peggy Olson • iPad Case ($63.90)

Swap your typewriter for an iPad stand with this stylish sixties’ iPad case from Redbubble.com. Who wouldn’t want to emulate Mad Men’s most driven copywriter? Multitask like Peggy with one eye on the show and your finger on the pulse of pop culture by using Octa’s TabletTail: Whale Kit as a tablet mount.

Peggy Olson by TatiDuarte

Mad Men Cocktail Culture • iPad App ($0.99)

While you show off your Mad Men iPad case, mix up a classic cocktail along with Don Draper. Peruse vintage recipes or sample your favorite characters’ drink of choice. Just add a snappy suit and one of our iPad stands and you’ll be ready to celebrate a new client with the rest of the gang.

Mad Men Cocktail Culture by AMC Network Entertainment LLC (more…)

iPad Case Celebrates Game of Thrones Season Three

April 9, 2013

iPad Cases from Game of ThronesCelebrate the third season and show off your House pride with our favorite Game of Thrones iPad cases!  Whether you need an iPad case fit for a Khaleesi or just want to fly your favorite sigil, we’ve rounded up the best.  Swear your fealty to George R. R. Martin and HBO’s Game of Thrones.  Winter is coming!

Daenerys Targaryen • iPad Case ($69.23)

If you’ve got a penchant for watercolors and vengeful blonde dragon ladies, this Redbubble.com iPad case is for you.  Showcase your support for the Targaryen line while watching your favorite Daenerys-centric episodes.  House of the Undying, anyone?  Octa’s TabletTail: Monkey Kit is a flexible iPad stand that provides an easy way to view Game of Thrones hands-free.

Daenerys Targaryen Case by Slaveika Aladjova

Game of Thrones Logo • iPad Case ($39.99)

Sometimes the simplest option is the best, and this HBO Game of Thrones original logo iPad case sums your fandom up nicely. Perhaps you can’t choose one favorite character, or maybe you want to support the official HBO store – they are, after all, the ones who gave you Game of Thrones in the first place.

Game of Thrones Logo Case (more…)

Students, Meet Your New Teacher: The iPad

September 18, 2012

Students, Meet Your New Teacher - The iPadWith schools across the country expanding their budgets for iPad purchases–especially relative to their existing PC buying budget–there’s no better time to explore the function of iPads in the classroom.  We’ve taken a look at if iPads are a good match for school, and what the best apps are for iPad-aided learning. (more…)

Meet your New Phone – Apple Announces the iPhone 5

September 12, 2012

Meet your New Phone - Apple Announces the iPhone 5While the recent flood of leaked photos and specs might’ve dulled some of the excitement over Apple’s latest phone release, it’s is still an important day for iPhone. Today Apple officially introduced the latest in their mobile phone line, iPhone 5! They also made a couple less-expected announcements, including two new iPods, a new iTunes, and even some new headphones. We’ve sifted out all of the most important bits of news from today’s Apple event, so keep reading to find out the details.

iPhone 5 – A new form factor, a new processor, and a new operating system are some of the highlights of Apple’s press conference today.

Most importantly, the size and shape of the phone has changed: iPhone 5 sports a larger-than-ever 4-inch retina display. While the same amount of pixels-per-inch as the iPhone 4, this new screen is stretched nearer to a widescreen, 16:9 aspect ratio. This will mean more screen real estate for future apps and multimedia to take advantage of, and a longer physical device to hold in your hand/pocket/purse. This also means that the iPhone 5 will stick out visually from all other iPhones, rather than blending in as the iPhone 4S did–making it a must-have if you need to be seen with the latest and greatest Apple device.


iPad Mini – Big Rumors about a Small Device

August 15, 2012

iPad Mini - Big Rumors about a Small DeviceIf you believe what’s floating around the internet (and why wouldn’t you?) then we’re close to seeing a brand new i-device from Apple, to be announced less than a month from now. Referred to by the press as the “iPad Mini,” the device would be a tablet computer just like the iPad, but smaller. The rumors are strong with this one, and we think we know why: because a device like the iPad Mini would make a lot of sense, especially for younger users.

Google Grabs Our Attention at I/O 2012

July 2, 2012

Google Grabs Our Attention at I/O 2012Last week, Google made a serious play for the tech industry’s press conference throne with back-to-back presentations at their I/O 2012 developer conference in San Francisco. Read on to find out about their biggest announcements, including not one but two never-before-seen devices. (more…)

Put Your Retinas on This: WWDC 2012 Announcements from Apple

June 15, 2012

Image of new MacBook brought to you by Octa, creators of the Whale Kit and Monkey Kit iPad standsApple brass took to the stage recently for another Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), an event at which they directly address all of the people who make developing for Apple computers and operating systems their business. As a company, Apple typically uses this event to make announcements about the future of their products, and 2012 was no different. Read on to check the biggest changes out of Cupertino. (more…)

Those That Brought Game: The Best of E3 2012

June 12, 2012

Those That Brought Game: The Best of E3 2012Another E3 video game conference is in the books. So, did it live up to the calendar-setting event of years past? Well…sort of. It looks like the next truly huge E3 will be in 2013, when Microsoft and Sony are likely to announce their next generation of consoles, to be released around Christmas of that year. Until then, we’re preparing to play the final batch of games that will push the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 to the limits of their processing power. Read on to find out what the best of those games were.