Apple just unveiled its new mobile operating system, iOS7. It’s better, faster, & more useful but most importantly, it’s simpler. Familiar buttons, icons, and menus have been stripped of ornamentation to reveal a noticeably cleaner look. Everything you want, nothing you don’t, as they say. The new Control Center offers 1-swipe access to exactly what you want and don’t worry about that map function this time around. It’s totally fixed.
Earl is basically an electronic wilderness guide, featuring an efficient E-Ink screen & an Android 4.1 brain to power GPS, mapping, weather sensors, radio communication, walkie-talkie, solar charging and emergency alerts. Good luck out there & don’t forget your bear bell.
For adventure travel into the most remote zones on the planet: high alpine peaks, glaciers, jungles, and wide-open ocean, satellite phones are an essential. Spot’s new Global Phone is the world’s most compact & portable SAT phone yet. It also offers data connectivity & internet access as well as competitive airtime rates. A Lithium-Ion battery provides 4 hours of talk time and/or 36 hours standby.
There are now eleven places left on planet earth where you can’t pick up a wireless signal. For those remote regions, satellite communication is the only lifeline. The inReach SE offers global coverage & lots of functions: send & receive texts, keep family & friends updated on your location, post an LOL on social sites or trigger SOS search & rescue in an emergency.
Could the new flagship HTC One Android phone finally be the iPhone alternative you’ve been waiting for? Definite maybe. Carved from a solid block of aluminum, the One features a 4.7-inch screen, quad-core Snapdragon processor, up to 64GB of onboard storage, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4, NFC, LTE, & a 4MP camera.
Google’s new Nexus 10 tablet launched yesterday and it features the highest resolution display of any tablet on the market. At 300ppi, the 2560 X 1600 pixel resolution is way sharper than your iPad. At 603 grams it’s also lighter than iPad4. Be sure to share these fun facts with the self-righteous Apple weenies in your office.
It’s finally official, after months of leaked images and internet speculation, today Apple released the iPad Mini. Running the latest A5 processor, the new 7.9-inch tablet is half the weight and considerably more portable than the latest iPad but has the same 1024 X 768 resolution. It offers just as many app options, and boasts 10-hour battery life, and a 5MP camera. The Wi-fi only 16GB models go on sale 10/26 with an optional LTE-equipped model following soon after.
Lots of tech-nerd haters have been speculating that the iPhone 5 wouldn’t be much of an upgrade. But today’s official launch reveals the 5 to be badass. First off, it sports LTE for true 4G speed, it’s 18% thinner, 20% lighter, and has a larger, 4-inch display. Apple’s Retina is also sharper: 326ppi, and brighter due to full sRGB rendering. Now who’s gonna hate on all that?
In a big day of new Apple product launches, the 5th generation iPod touch was also unveiled. This iOS 6 powered 32 or 64GB model is the thinnest iPod touch ever and features the same 4-inch Retina display as iPhone 5. And like the new phone, you can also talk to Siri with this new model. Colors options include raw aluminum, red, yellow, blue, black, and a (PRODUCT) RED version.
Apple’s new nano also launched today. A full re-design brings us a 2.5-inch screen, a 38% thinner profile, plus a 30-hour battery life, built-in pedometer, FM tuner, Bluetooth, and up to 16GB of storage. That’s a lot for a little.