Mauz to turn your iPhone into a wireless motion and visual gesture controller

mauz-motion-visual-gesture-mouse-iphone-1

There are quite a few excellent apps that’ll turn your iPhone into a wireless mouse for your Mac/PC (Mobile Mouse being one of them), but one company is looking to drastically improve upon the experience with a tiny peripheral called the Mauz. Combined with a dedicated app, the Mauz (the first of its kind in the ‘appcessory’ world) essentially will turn your iPhone into a motion and visual gesture controlled wireless mouse.

Continue reading…

Tralucent T1 portable headphone amp in review

tralucent-t1-iso
Tralucent Audio came out of nowhere. Their unique 1Plus2 earphone began stirring up Headfi a few months ago; other audio forums have followed suit. Startlingly less uproarious is their excellent T1 amplifier, a 250$ piece of aluminium, solder, and bolts, that thumbs its nose at many a +400$ amp. It’s a pretty little thing, sporting a black coat, thick walls, good ergonomics, and an audio drive
train that is as strong as it is resilient.

Continue reading…

Super Dragon in Review – Cool, But Not Really Super

review-super-dragon-1

Super Dragon is another physics based puzzle game, but at least it doesn’t have the same “topple buildings and defeat the opponents within” type feel that the Angry Birds movement spurred.  This time around you play a dragon that simply wants to get his teeth back so he won’t be laughed at by all his friends.  Naturally, though, your teeth end up in all sorts of precarious spots, and it’s to you and your fireballs to figure out how to get them back without knocking yourself out in the process.

Continue reading…

FAA’s Free App of the Day – Percepto

We’re working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out.

percepto-iphone-ipad-game

Percepto, Apple’s Game of the Week when it first released back in early 2011, is an interesting puzzle game in which you take on the role of a small boy who falls asleep and awakens in a strange two-dimensional world.

Your aim, then, is to escape your new flattened confines by overcoming various puzzles, which require you to flip switches and activate moving blocks. In order to progress, you’ll have to move in 2D but exercise your brain and think in 3D. If you’re up for a delightful and unique puzzler, be sure to grab Percepto while it’s still free.

Percepto Percepto - Free

Continue reading…

iPod Touch survives test drop from 100,000 feet [Video]

g-form-iphone-space-drop

By and large, cellphone cases have traditionally been designed to withstand drops from moderate heights, say several feet or more – certainly not from outer space. In their latest publicity stunt (a recent one being an iPad test drop), accessories maker G-Form have once again attempted to see if an iPod Touch using their signature XTREME case (designed for the iPhone 5) can survive a 100,000 foot free fall from the stratosphere.

Continue reading…

Facebook Messenger update adds voice messaging (for Canadian users)

facebook-messenger-voice-messaging

Facebook Messenger has just been updated with a feature some will undoubtedly find most useful – the ability to send voice messages to your Facebook friends. As TechCrunch describes it:

With voice messaging in Messenger, you open a conversation (new or existing) are shown a red “record” button. Similar to Facebook Poke’s video recording interface, you press and hold the button, talk or record a sound up to one minute in length, and then release the button to stop recording. You can then send then audio message which appears in the conversation stream as a little wave form that can be listened to. Voice messages will also be available for listening from the web interface.

Continue reading…

Former Angry Birds developers set to launch Noble Nutlings for iOS

noble-nutlings-iphone

Boolagoon, a new studio founded earlier this year by three former Angry Birds developers from Rovio, have been cooking up a new iOS game - Noble Nutlings - set for release next thursday. No, it doesn’t involve catapults or birds, but rather some nutty squirrels and a rickety wooden cart. Billed as an physics based action-racing, you’re charged with piloting said squirrels through 36 levels of terrain (while trying to keep them safely onboard), with an emphasis on being able to customize your ride with fruits and other power-boosting objects.

Continue reading…

Apple: iOS 6′s Do Not Disturb bug to be fixed after January 7th

do-not-disturb-ios-6

You may already have noticed that into the New Year, the Do Not Disturb feature on iOS 6 stays on even after the scheduled time has elapsed. If so, fret not because you’re not alone. Apple has acknowledged the issue via their support page, basically stating that all will be well after Monday, January 7th.

Do Not Disturb scheduling feature will resume normal functionality after January 7, 2013. Before this date, you should manually turn the Do Not Disturb feature on or off.

Continue reading…

Games To Make Your New Year Bright [December 17 - 30]

monday-roundup-12312012-intro

Hope you all had a happy New Year.  Since Christmas obligations kept me from writing a roundup last week I thought I’d do my best to give you a double dose of gaming goodness this week.  After being relatively quiet for a while Digital Chocolate is back with what looks to be a real time strategy game called Army Attack.  It’s free with IAP options, and it also requires an internet connection in order to be able to play.  Stone Blade Entertainment released SolForge, a demo of a new trading card game coming from the creators of Magic The Gathering.  The current offering is an offline pass and play experience only, but given the pedigree I would expect some pretty good things to come.  And of course you should check out the extras at the bottom of this post.  Now on to the main attraction…

Continue reading…