Canon released a service note detailing a notable but infrequently and randomly occurring artifact in photos shot with certain PowerShot G10s: lines. If you've seen these and wondered at them, wonder no more, and contact Canon for your free repair. It turns out our evaluation unit fell into the relevant serial number range, but none of my test photos displayed this problem. Whew.
As far as video game box art goes, no game cover is more touted than the EA franchise Madden NFL football. Every year EA picks a special athlete to grace the game's cover, forever etching them into video game history. In the franchise's 21-year history, no two athletes have ever shared the cover--until now.
This year, Madden 10 will feature two players from last season's Super Bowl, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. Last year saw quarterback Brett Favre as the title's leading man, only to have been signed by … Read more
While there are separate ways to check the status of your iPhone minutes in the U.S. via AT&T, and pay for your phone bill remotely, the 99 cent app Cell Minute Tracker from Pageonce combines both functions in one. It's neither a complete nor flawless solution, but it's got promise. For many, the nominal price might be worth it to keep from busting through their plan's minutes on AT&T, and from missing bills.
After registering for a MyAccount log-in from AT&T.com--business services aren't included yet--you can access much … Read more
Mediamote's free app that turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a remote control for Windows Media Center (WMC) isn't much to look at, but it gets the job done. It sports all the controls you need to operate WMC, with dedicated buttons for Recorded TV, Guide, Live TV, and DVD Menu. (Here's a complete button guide if you need help.) That's awesome news for anyone who runs WMC on, say, a laptop or den PC, and wants a way to control it from the couch. Mediamote sets up a simple Wi-Fi network between Windows and … Read more
As a media management application for iPhone and iPod Touch, PhotoList's capability to store and sort images by the name and star rating you assign them is a convenient way to quickly find images in a large collection. As with any application that requires you to build a media library from scratch, set-up takes time, enough of it, in fact, that those with large collections in their iPhone camera roll to use PhotoList only for best-of collections. The sorting, rating, and adding photos is intuitive, but we experienced delays after saving a rated and labeled image.
For a $1.… Read more
VeriSign's VIP (VeriSign Identity Protection) Access for Mobile is a free app that lets you add an extra layer of security to your typical Web log-ins from your iPhone and iPod Touch. Popular sites such as eBay, AOL, GEICO, and PayPal all support the app, which is currently only available for the iPhone. The VIP Access application works by creating credentials that are tied to your iPhone--based on your number--and confirmed through SMS. After confirmation, the app generates a unique, six-digit token that changes every 30 seconds based on an algorithm associated with the credentials created. It's extremely … Read more
Those already using the bookmarking tool Read It Later will appreciate being able to sync lists of unread stories between desktop computers and the iPhone or iPod Touch. For those who are new to Read It Later, the free version isn't quite as convenient as it could be, though the application is still one good way to flag stories of interest for later perusing, without having to bookmark each one individually.
The initial setup to bookmark the plug-in is a multistep process, but one the application's developer guides you through in text, pictures, and a video. Registration is … Read more
Free, straightforward, and attractive, Dictionary.com for iPhone and iPod Touch has one or two highlights that give it some interest beyond searching for a quick dictionary definition. It isn't the only dictionary application for iPhone by a long shot, but it is a solid effort that has brand name appeal for Internet vocabulary geeks--plus, it's got those helpful tidbits we mentioned. For instance, after typing a search term, you can switch between the dictionary definition and thesaurus without losing your word. Also, the definitions and synonyms are preloaded into the app, which means your world of words … Read more