SOL REPUBLIC has really shown in the past that they can produce a pair of headphones that looks stylish and sounds great at the same time. Their Tracks Ultra were a testament to that. SOL REPUBLIC, however, has yet to expand to something larger than on-ear headphones. That is, until now, as they release the new Master Tracks Headphones. (more…)
In a new survey by AT&T, almost half of adults admitted to texting while driving, compared to a slightly smaller number of teens who fessed up to the same thing. About 49% of adults say they’ve sent a text while behind the wheel, according to a new survey conducted for the mobile company, compared with 43% of teens in a survey from last April.
And here’s the thing — they all know it’s wrong.
A full 98% of respondents said they’re aware that texting and driving isn’t safe.
Interesting study. I’ve found myself using Siri fairly often while driving, however I usually just need her to play a song for me. Would you consider texting using Siri to be “texting and driving?”
When it comes to politics, the US loves dividing up the country according to political parties. But who is winning the battle of the mobile operating system? In this article, we’ve broken down mobile website traffic in the US according to mobile OS. Our sample data comes from Mobify’s publisher network, which is composed of over 20,000 sites with almost 200 million visits in 2012.
It’s fascinating to see which states prefer iOS over Android, but it’s also interesting to see that many states are pretty close to being even. Which state do you live in, and which OS does it tend to prefer? I personally live in Texas and am surprised to find out that Android is the majority by a decent margin. Red is android, and Blue is iOS. Hit the source for the detailed numbers.
I just found my new favorite tweak. Like many of the tweaks we feature here, it’s very simple but provides a unique and interesting feature not yet seen before. LiveWire was just released, bringing a sweet new unlock animation. It comes to you by way of HASHBANG productions, the people who brought us other awesome tweaks like TypeStatus and MapsOpener. Hit the break for the demo video, courtesy of the developer himself. (more…)
It’s not often that I see a theme that really makes me say “wow, cool!” This was one of those themes. Not only does it come packed with a sleek, earth-tone design that I find beautiful, but each icon has three variations allowing you to customize the theme to your liking! Maybe I’m crazy, but I would go as far as to say the above concept puts this on top of ayecon. Hit the break for the video. (more…)
It’s not often that we discover little aspects of iOS that were previously unbeknownst to us. Today’s one of those days, at least for me. As the above video demonstrates, you can easily backtrack through your Calculator.app entries with a simple swipe. Swiping either left or right will erase the last character you typed in the case of hitting the wrong number.
I have in the past been somewhat frustrated with Calculator.app when making a mistake. Previously to discovering this trick, I simply hit the “C” key and started my calculation all over. This little trick definitely comes in handy. I don’t know about you, but I love finding little details that Apple has included in iOS. This one seems to be lesser known.
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission — the legislative body responsible for controlling airwaves in the US, as well as certifying devices for use and ensuring proper compatibility – Julius Genachowski is reportedly going to announce that he will no longer serve. This report comes from a source of The Wall Street Journal‘s, though such a move wouldn’t be unheard of. Genachowski was responsible for various moves during his time as chairman, including overseeing the distribution of frequencies that are now being used as the backbone for the LTE networks going up across the country. In addition, Genachowski was a key player in the failed AT&T/T-Mobile buyout.
Breaking: FCC chairman to announce Friday that he will step down, FCC official says.on.wsj.com/53aH8q
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 21, 2013
How will this affect the industry going forward? It’s hard to say, specifically, though we should know his successor sooner, rather than later.
I’m no tree hugger, but some technological advances absolutely stun me. Apple said in an updated report of its environmental policies today that all of their data centers now run entirely on renewable forms of energy.
As of three years ago, only 35% of the Cupertino corporation’s energy consumption was from renewable sources. But as of today’s updated environment page, the company now says that upwards of 75% of their energy consumption is now from renewable sources, a 114% increase. (more…)
The basic idea is this: You take a lightbulb, and you stuff it with a bluetooth antenna, an arduino and a bunch of RGB LEDs. Then control dimming, color, and anything else you can think of with your (BLE enabled) phone. Good stuff.
It would be really cool to have one of these in my room.
CNBC‘s Jon Fortt yesterday tweeted that Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch is leaving the company to join Apple. This of course is interesting for one main reason: Adobe’s forefront technology has never been natively supported on iOS. Today, John Gruber has brought to light a Mythbusters parody video that features Apple’s new hire destroying iPhones, simply because they won’t run flash. (more…)