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iPod touch

Apple has quietly discontinued the 4th-gen iPod touch, replacing it with a stripped-down v...

If you were planning on snagging a 4th generation iPod touch, you might now have a better budget model on your plate. Without any fanfare, Apple quietly axed the older model, and replaced it with a slightly stripped-down version of the current (5th generation) model.  Read More

Bodelin's ProScope Micro Mobile is a microscope that mounts on the iPhone

Optics manufacturer Bodelin is no stranger to hand-held microscopes, having previously brought us a series that can be connected to the USB port of a laptop. Given that smartphones are in many ways replacing laptops, however, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Oregon-based company has now introduced its ProScope Micro Mobile – it’s a lab-quality microscope that mounts on the user’s iPhone.  Read More

The iPad mini version of the ampjacket

One of the biggest weaknesses of iOS devices is the speakers. There are plenty of products out there designed to amplify the overly quiet speakers such as the db4 case, the Koostik dock, and the Horn Stand Amplifier. A new player is entering the field called the ampjacket. Not only does it work with iPhone 5, but it's available for iPod touch and iPad mini as well.  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

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

IK Multimedia has announced the successor to its iRig guitar interface for iPhone – the iR...

IK Multimedia has revealed a successor to its undeniably popular iRig digital guitar/bass/instrument interface for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac. New to the iRig HD is a built-in high quality analog-to-digital converter that's promised to eliminate noise and crosstalk, while preserving all the subtle tonal flavors of your instrument.  Read More

With the TinkerBrick case, you can connect your iPhone or iPod touch to any Lego piece to ...

In recent years, Legos have gained a reputation as much more than just a child's toy. Almost everything from motorized wheelchairs to robots that forge bones can be assembled from the iconic plastic blocks. Now with the TinkerBrick case, you can actually connect your iPhone or iPod touch to any Lego piece to build interactive toys, useful attachments, and much more.  Read More

The Satechi Universal Remote turns an iOS device into a universal remote control

Having already provided a remote for the control of iOS devices with its BT Media Remote, Satechi has reversed things by releasing a dongle that turns an iOS device into a universal remote control. In combination with a free app, the Universal Remote dongle enables control of devices around the home that use infrared remote controllers.  Read More

The FloJack is a small disc-shaped NFC reader/writer for Apple mobile devices that conveni...

Despite being heavily tipped for inclusion in the latest version of Apple's iPhone, near field communication (NFC) technology didn't make the final cut and remains on the wants list. The new iPad and iPad mini are similarly lacking, leaving iDevice users lagging a little behind in the short-range wireless connectivity department. A project has just launched on crowd-funding portal Kickstarter, which offers iPhone and iPad users a simple and relatively inexpensive way to join the NFC revolution. FloJack from Flomio is a small disc-shaped NFC reader/writer for Apple mobile devices that conveniently plugs into a 3.5-mm audio port.  Read More

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