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iPad 2 Review

iPad 2 Review

The iPad shaped the consumer tablet market. Now, just as Android 3.0 Honeycomb slates are rising to the challenge, the iPad 2 is here to move Apple's game on even further. Squeezing a faster processor, boosted graphics and twin cameras into a 33-percent thinner design, yet keeping the same 10hr battery and - perhaps most importantly - the same price, the iPad 2 promises to refine what rivals were still struggling to beat. Is the Apple iPad 2 the best tablet today? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Google Translate App Available For iPhone

Google Translate App Available For iPhone

Google just announced today that their Google Translate service is now available as an iPhone app. This should be welcome news for those often lost in translation and find that the old Google Translate web browser app a nuisance to navigate to. This newly released iPhone app version should make your language adventures go more smoothly with a whole slew of neat features.

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Smuggle Truck Game Pending Apple Approval

Smuggle Truck Game Pending Apple Approval

Throw political correctness out the window—or in this case, over the side of the truck—with the new “Smuggle Truck: Operation Immigration” game developed by Boston based Owlchemy Labs. The aim of the game is to smuggle as many illegal immigrants across what looks to be the US-Mexican border. As the truck drives over rough terrain including cliffs, mountains, and even dead animals, the immigrants start falling off the truck bed.

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SG Comics Presents: Angry Turds

SG Comics Presents: Angry Turds

Game developers, Apps Genius Corp, recently released a new game called Angry Turds available now at the App Store. No joke, you get to be a monkey flinging poop, bananas, and coconuts at island invaders.

Parrot AR.Drone Review

Parrot AR.Drone Review

Parrot's AR.Drone was the surprise hit of CES 2010, breaking the French company out of its Bluetooth prison and instead taking to the skies with an iPhone-controlled quadricopter. Reminiscent of something out of a William Gibson novel, the AR.Drone promises to best all R/C helicopters before it, with its combination of four-rotor stability and onboard autopilot intelligence. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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The App Dilemma

The App Dilemma

In the year 2020 there will be 31 billion connected devices and 25 million* applications available for purchase or download. There is no question that apps and the app marketplace is becoming one of the most important trends in the industry.

Software drove the initial PC boom of the 80’s and 90’s and it is again driving the boom of the Smartphone market. During that time period predominantly here on the West Coast we had a thriving retail computer software outlet called Egghead Software. Egghead Software was where you could go to shop for all the latest shrink wrap software. Today the in store experience Egghead Software represented is now found in our current App Store marketplaces. There is however a dilemma with our current App marketplace that didn’t exist back then to the extent it does today.

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Sound ID 510 Review

Sound ID 510 Review

As the technology packed into Bluetooth headsets gets more complex, the method by which wearers control them gets similarly confusing. Where once a multifunction button was enough, now manufacturers are experimenting with voice control and intelligent DSP systems. Sound ID has taken a slightly different path, offloading control from their new Sound ID 510 headset onto a dedicated iPhone app. The question is, has Sound ID made things easier or is remote control software one step too far for the average Bluetooth user? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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