Archive for September, 2010

iControlPad dumps Dock Connector for Bluetooth over Apple legal fears; Android BT confirmed

iControlPad dumps Dock Connector for Bluetooth over Apple legal fears; Android BT confirmed

The team behind the iControlPad gaming controller for the iPhone has revealed that the snap-on peripheral has integrated Bluetooth.  Designed to offer mobile gamers a more traditional interface for iPhone gameplay - and, indeed, titles on other devices - the iControlPad hit mass production back in August.  However now the team needs some help developing the Bluetooth support for iOS.

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Kindle for the Web puts ebook samples in your browser

Kindle for the Web puts ebook samples in your browser

The Kindle spread continues, and hot on the heels of Amazon's pledge to put a Kindle app on the new BlackBerry PlayBook comes the news that the online retailer now has a web-based version.  Kindle for the Web doesn't allow full access to Amazon's ebooks, but you can read a book sample online rather than having to download it to your device, and it means other sites can embed those samples and even earn referral fees on subsequent ebook sales.

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Hate smudges on your gadgets? Scratch it up with a scouring pad!?

Hate smudges on your gadgets? Scratch it up with a scouring pad!?

Over the last few years, most all notebooks and other gadgets have started coming with glossy finishes that look nice when clean, but never stay that way. A glossy netbook will be covered with smears and smudges for its entire life unless you constantly clean the thing. If you hate smudges on glossy gadgets, Lifehacker has a fix for you that involves a scouring pad and scratching the gadget up.

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