How do you bridge the gap between desktop and mobile? It seems like every computing company has a different answer. Some think cloud services are the answer, while others want to make devices that act like both a tablet and a PC
. But there's also the old standard of logging onto your own PC remotely. Parallels, maker of the popular Mac virtualization software of the same name, just launched an iPad app that tries to make remotely-accessed PC apps feel more like native mobile apps.
Mounts for iPad are thick on the ground, but the creators of MagBak are looking to stand out from the crowd with a slimmed down approach to attaching the tablet to any surface that also keeps the Smart Cover closed and provides a convenient grip.
If you compare the iPhone
to any of the most popular Android phones, there's one big thing you'll notice. The iPhone's screen looks positively puny next to phones like the Galaxy Note
, Galaxy S4
, and HTC One
. According to a new report, though, Apple might be cooking up something that will even that playing field.
The potential for tablets as virtual musical creation devices has spawned a number of hardware add-ons
aimed at bringing a new level of physical interaction to the table. Following this school of thought is the C.24 from Miselu: a Bluetooth-enabled, two octave wireless music keyboard for iPad that doubles as a cover.
The original Plants vs. Zombies
was a casual gaming classic. It had the perfect blend of quirky humor, memorable characters, and just-challenging-enough strategy. Most of all, it was a blast to play. Now, four years later, PopCap Games returns with the long-anticipated follow-up, Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time
. Does it hold a candle to its predecessor? Read on, as Gizmag puts it through the paces.
It was probably about three seconds after the original iPad mini
launched, when the question was first asked: "How long until it gets a Retina Display?". For all of the current model's great features (premium build, light weight, compact form factor), its 163 PPI display isn't exactly cutting-edge. Rumors have been all over the place
about the inevitable Retina upgrade, but a new report says that it may be showing up a little later than expected.
Common sense tells us that a new iPad isn't far away. With last November's 4th-generation model
being little more than a minor spec-bump, we're going on 16 months since the last significant update to the 9.7-inch iPad. Previous rumors
have given us a pretty clear idea of what the next model will look like, and now we may also have a clearer idea of when Apple will announce it.
The relationship between Apple and Samsung is, well, complicated
. They're like two bitter exes who work together, or maybe live in the same building. If circumstances permitted, they'd never see each other again. But, try as they may, they just can't get each other out of their lives. Can you say awkward
? Well, that relationship is about to take one step closer to complete severance, as Apple is reportedly partially switching to TSMC for the coming year's iOS processors.
The market for devices with apps designed to track objects and recover lost items is expanding. A few days ago we reported on Button TrackR
, which uses crowd-sourcing to find lost objects. New to the party is Tile, which adds an element of social networking to the mix by connecting to other mobile devices running Tile apps through Bluetooth, extending the search beyond the usual range limitations.
IK Multimedia recently released its latest iRig audio interface, the iRig HD
, in addition to giving its popular iOS amp-modeling software AmpliTube a facelift. Gizmag investigates whether the two products can offer musicians a portable platform for band practice, playing shows, or recording songs.