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At the 2013 Academy Awards, Searching for Sugar Man took home Best Documentary, becoming t...

Last night's Academy Awards marked a number of achievements in film history, but there was one noteworthy accomplishment that wasn't mentioned on stage. While many people were focused on the high-profile Best Picture nominees and Hollywood stars, the low-budget film Searching for Sugar Man received the award for Best Documentary. Aside from earning plenty of acclaim for its director, Malik Bendjelloul, the film also became a technological milestone as the first movie partially shot with an iPhone to win an Oscar.  Read More

The Luxi incident light meter on an iPhone

For professional photographers, an incident light meter is rather important. Unlike a reflective light meter, which measures the amount of light bouncing off a subject, an incident light meter measures light before it reaches the subject. This is helpful in situations where lighting is inconsistent. A new product called Luxi is designed to turn your iPhone into just such a light meter.  Read More

Scosche has unveiled four Lighting chargers and a retractable Lightning cable for iDevices

One issue for those upgrading to an iPhone 5, fourth generation iPad, or iPad mini is the lack of accessories designed to work with the new Lightning connector. Scosche is looking to help rectify the situation with its new line of Lightning cables and chargers.  Read More

RØDE Microphones has launched the smartLav professional-grade lavalier microphone for iPho...

While the name smartLav may conjure up images of a robotic toilet assistant, it is in fact a new professional-grade lapel microphone developed for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Designed for use by film, television and broadcast professionals, RØDE's discreet condenser mic is claimed capable of capturing 360 degrees of premium quality sound.  Read More

Mailbox is an innovative new app for iPhone

Does mobile email have room for innovation? After all, most smartphone email apps are little more than touch-friendly versions of an all-too familiar email experience. Orchestra thinks there is room. The company’s new app, Mailbox, reframes mobile email as a to-do list. Does it hit the right marks? Read on, as we review Mailbox app for iPhone.  Read More

The CalypsoKey can be used to unlock a door, or for almost any other NFC function

One major feature missing from Apple's iPhone, that's commonplace on many high-end Android devices, is near field communication (NFC). This allows NFC-capable devices to interact with one another, to make no-contact payments at businesses, or even to lock and unlock NFC-enabled door locks. Calypso Crystal is hoping to rectify the situation with its new CalypsoKey.  Read More

These instructions tell you how to jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on iOS 6.1 (c...

Countless customers love iOS devices, but some of them find Apple's walled garden to be constricting. For them, there is jailbreaking. There is usually a gap between iOS updates and their corresponding jailbreaks, but this hack came hot on the heels of Apple's 6.1.1 update. Read on for our guide on how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.  Read More

We break down the all-time best Cydia apps for your jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

The jailbreak community has been churning out iPhone apps since before the App Store existed. Some of those apps even served as – ahem – "inspiration" for Apple-made iOS features (Wi-Fi Sync and MobileNotifier come to mind). But as much as iOS has evolved, Cydia is still a hotbed of innovation. Which of its apps stand out? Let's take a look at the all-time best jailbreak apps.  Read More

How does the BlackBerry Z10 compare to the iPhone 5?

Pre-2007, “BlackBerry” was practically synonymous with “smartphone.” Then the iPhone came along ... then Android came along ... and eventually “Blackberry” became synonymous with an inability to adapt. Now, in 2013, the company is finally doing something new. Does its first serious multitouch handset, the BlackBerry Z10, have what it takes to take on the iPhone 5? Let’s see how their specs – and harder-to-define intangibles – compare.  Read More

Our quick render provides a rough sketch of the budget iPhone

The Apple rumor mill loves to speculate. Two of its favorite subjects are the next-gen iPad and a budget iPhone. Apple, as always, is mum about its future plans, but there's been a lot of recent chatter on both fronts. Today two separate leaks may shed even more light on both products.  Read More

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