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I have been a happy user of TomTom satnav products since they first hit the market some ten years ago now. For the most part, that has meant dedicated hardware for in-car use. However, when I last [reviewed the TomTom app for the iPhone here at DaniWeb back in 2010](http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/tablets-and-mobile-devices/reviews/333687/edit-your-own-satnav-maps-with-tomtom-for-iphone) …
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If the schools that my kids attend are anything to go by, it seems that high on Santa's list this Xmas just gone was an iTouch, iPhone or iPad depending how well off the parents were. That's understandable, they are just as attractive as gadgets for kids as they are …
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So I was recently at the big Motorola launch event which spanned New York City, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and London where I was part of the media herd waiting to see exactly what new handsets were about to be revealed. The answer came in triplicate: the Moto X Style, …
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So you've got a tablet, be that an Android, iPad or Windows powered device. Maybe you've got a phablet or just a bog-standard smartphone. Whatever you have, the chances are that it will have a capacitive touch screen. Most people, however, won't have got a stylus. The reasons are straightforward …
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[attach=right]13756[/attach]Portable gizmos that claim to charge your cellphone or iPod on the move are two a penny these days. Solar powered portable charging gizmos are not such a common sight, it has to be said, especially if we are talking about ones that actually work. Which is why I was …
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Here’s the concept behind the smartpen: there are millions of pages of good old fashioned handwritten notes taken every day in business meetings and school lessons around the world. Unfortunately they remain trapped within the confines of the paper they are written upon. But what if you could easily share …
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As I stated when [reviewing the Minisuit 3-in-1 Folio Case](http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/tablets-and-mobile-devices/reviews/477039/review-minisuit-3-in-1-keyboard-folio-case-nexus-7-2013#) for the Nexus 7 2013, the most important things a writer looks for in any keyboard are key travel, spacing and feedback. Obviously a travel keyboard throws some additional requirements into the mix such as weight, size and battery life. …
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For a professional writer of any description, there are three things that matter when it comes to the keyboard that they are using: key spacing, key travel and key feedback. The Minisuit 3-in-1 Folio manages, as far as any such small keyboard is ever going to achieve, to get the …
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The AR.Drone is what is known as a quadricopter device, and the Parrot drones are probably responsible for kick-starting the whole consumer drone industry. Unpacking the box you immediately notice how light it is, and how little you get by way of stuff to assemble or plug-in. Beyond the couple …
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The PowerBank 2000 is the latest in a long line of solar-powered chargers from Sandberg. It's far from being the most powerful backup battery for your smartphone (and yes it will charge Droids as well as iPhones, but as I'm an iPhone user I can only talk about my experiences …
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KitSound takes music seriously, so I wasn't that surprised when I read how in recent 'blind testing' consumers were unable to tell the difference between a set of KSDJ headphones costing under £20 and high end headphones costing up to £900 when it came to the audio output. I mention …
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![e776593293ae5ac1272905a2e76cd945](/attachments/small/0/e776593293ae5ac1272905a2e76cd945.jpg "align-right") This is the latest upgrade to the Camera Link product from Sandberg, making it compatible with the iPad 3 and iPad 4/Mini; but not at the same time. To get the iPad 4 compatibility rather obviously requires the Lightning connector equipped version, which costs the same as the …
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This one is for UK-based DaniWeb members, or those of you who are visiting the UK and want to be able to charge your smartphone via a USB mains charger that is neither bulky or heavy. I'm not usually the type of person to get excited by a plug, honestly, …
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I'm not the greatest artist in the world, but I do like to tinker with a bit of sketching. When my vision deteriorated to the point of this becoming difficult, I turned to my iPad for assistance. Using a stylus and a drawing app I found I was able to …
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When you look at the iTunes download charts you will always find an Angry Bird perched towards the top. That's quite simply because this game app has been the undoubted number one commercial and cultural success story of the App Store. The app developers, Rovio, have been accused in the …
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If you take one look at the deadmau5 portable speakers from KitSound and immediately think that they have been inspired, somewhat badly, by Mickey Mouse then I'm afraid you are showing your age and lack of cool. If, on the other hand, you are some hip young thing then you …
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Continuing the Lord of the Rings theme that I started with in the title of this review, I believe it is Gandalf who says "there is only one Lord of the Ring, only one who can bend it to his will. And he does not share power" but he sure …
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Last year I reviewed the original Kensington KeyFolio Pro case with integrated keyboard, and liked it so much I have been using it on a daily basis ever since. With a DaniWeb rating of 9 out of 10, there really wasn't much room for improvement. So when Kensington released the …
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When I hear the word 'powerstation' I immediately conjure up images of either a mega-screen laptop or some seriously beefy server hardware. Mophie, however, likes to think smaller. Much smaller, apart from when it comes to naming products that is. The Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo is one heck of …
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The Kensington Folio Trio Mobile Workstation for new iPad and iPad 2 is rather a large title for what is actually just a case. Mind you, it's also rather a large case. This thing is absolutely huge. No, seriously, it's actually bigger in all dimensions than my laptop. This thing …
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My iPhone is always with me, and I will admit to having mild panic attacks if I misplace it around the office or house. Only once have I had cause to go into major panic mode though, and that was when I managed to leave my iPhone and my car …
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DaniWeb recently reported [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/netbooks-tablets-and-mobile-devices/news/376700/1621471"]how Apple had won a ban on the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Europe [/URL] and even [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/netbooks-tablets-and-mobile-devices/news/376718"]published the rather generic-looking design drawings[/URL] at the heart of the case. Now a Düsseldorf regional court judge, Johanna Brueckner-Hoffmann, has heard the Samsung appeal against …
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![bomb021](/attachments/small/0/bomb021.jpg "align-right") "There are bombs littered all over the city and your job is to stop them from exploding" that's the premise of Bomb Disposal Unit 54, a new game that I have been playing on my iPad before it's official release in the App Store on 6th May. When …
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As well as being Editor-in-Chief and Community Administrator here at DaniWeb, for the last 20 years I have also been a freelance journalist (writing for national newspapers as well as being Contributing Editor of PC Pro, the best selling computer magazine in the UK) and am fortunate enough to have …
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Reallusion is perhaps best known for developing a range of award-winning 3D cinematic tools, so it came as something of a surprise to discover that the company has just released an iPhone app. The surprise did not diminish any when the press release arrived on my desk and proudly, not …
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The trouble with Kensington lock systems for laptops in the past was that they were fiddly to actually use, which is why the company took a step back and redesigned the process by introducing the new ClickSafe system. This still utilises the same Kensington lock slot that appears on everything …
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SRS has released an attachment for Apple’s iPod, iPad, and iPhone devices. As a musician, I really have a deep understanding of how tonal range works on audio devices. I was very pleased to hear that I would get to do a review of this, although I have to admit …
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]21290[/ATTACH]The HP ProBook 6560b at first glance is not distinguishable from other laptops. However, this business rugged machine was designed for the modern day businessman. It’s sleek, charcoal black aluminum case is smooth to the touch. Weighing in at a little less than six pounds, this laptop was made to …
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The iPhone 4 is one of the hot gifts for this festive season, and for good reason as Apple has managed to make the iPhone even better with the addition of a stunning 960 x 640 high resolution 'Retina display' screen with a pixel density of 326dpi (which is so …
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]21685[/ATTACH]It doesn't take long to fill up a 16GB or 32GB iPad with stuff, but what do you do when that data storage capacity is reached? Apple has not opted for an upgradeable storage option with the iPad, for reasons which escape me to be honest, so if you find …
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