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The End of a Era – Death of the iPod Socks

September 26, 2012 | iPod Socks, a cloth accessory that Apple has sold for years to protect its portable music players, have been removed from the company's online store. We where alerted to the disappearance of the product on Wednesday. It's unclear exactly when the product was removed from the Apple Store, however a Google search still returns a link to Apple's online store as the first result. The iPod Socks were first introduced by Apple in 2004. They came in a pack of six colorful sleeves that were meant Read more [...]

iPhone 5, iPod Touch, iPod nano

September 13, 2012 | The iPhone announced on September 12th will be the fastest iPhone yet. It has the new A6 chip not only supports speed but also provides outstanding battery life. It’s thinner by about 18% and lighter by about 20%. There is a 4-inch Retina display on the new iPhone which has 326 pixels per inch which is more impressive when compared to the iPhone 4S (or at least they say). It’s slightly taller but still narrow enough that you should be able to use it one-handed. Here’s a brief list of Read more [...]

iPod Batteries

June 29, 2012 | 1 Paying attention to just a few commonsense pointers will pay off with a longer battery lifespan and battery life for your iPod. The most important thing is to keep your iPod out of the sun or a hot car (even the glove box). Heat will degrade your battery’s performance the most. Update to the Latest Software Always make sure your iPod has the latest software from Apple, as engineers may find new ways to optimize battery performance. For instance, early iPod models without a dock connector benefit Read more [...]

App News This Week

June 8, 2012 | 2 It's been a busy week so check out the new updates, schedules, and thermostats! Fantastical Updates! Fantastical is one freakin awesome app! We love and use it everyday, and now, it's been updated with some new features! The new version, 1.3, was released this past Thursday. 1.3 adds support for Reminders for iOS and iCal, which will work perfectly with 10.8 Mountain Lion, probable to release at WWDC. Other small bugs and changes were made including the fix for sending out responses to Read more [...]

Notes and Reminders added to iCloud.com with iOS 6, possibly

May 13, 2012 | 1 Several rumors have been flying around about the mysterious beta.icloud.com portal, which now has two new icons in the background, Notes and Reminders. The regular iCloud.com portal shows icons only for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Find My iPhone, and iWork, however two more icons have appeared at the beta.icloud.com portal: Notes and Reminders. At this time log in attempts through the portal are unsuccessful, and sometimes the portal goes down, showing broken images or just redirecting to Read more [...]

Adding Photos to iPod Nano

May 4, 2012 | 1 Syncing Photos from a Mac To sync photos from iPhoto or a folder on your Mac: Connect your iPod to your computer and open iTunes. Select your iPod in the DEVICES section of the iTunes Source list. In the main iTunes browser window, select the Photos tab. Select the checkbox labeled "Sync photos from" and then choose either iPhoto, Aperture, Choose Folder, orPictures, from the menu. If you choose iPhoto, select "All photos and albums" to copy all of your photos in iPhoto, or "Selected Read more [...]

Shake to Shuffle

April 6, 2012 | The shake to shuffle feature on your iPhone — or iPod Touch — lets you switch to another randomly selected song in your Music application without tapping the “Next” icon. With shake to shuffle, you force your Music app to advance your playlist to another track just by shaking the iOS device back and forth. This feature is meant to make it faster to switch to another track, adding convenience to your Music app. If you are running or walking. however, you may accidentally shake your device Read more [...]

iPhone Stands – Milo

March 16, 2012 | 1 I was looking for a iPhone stand the other day, and didn't know what to get. So over the next few weeks I am going to review a few; the BlueLounge Milo (below), Studio Neat's Glif+, CaseMate's Pop! With Stand. BlueLounge's Milo really struck me as a great stand, because it's versatility it can hold my iPhone (3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, even 5), iPod Touch, and any other device of similar size with a semi-smooth surface. The stand itself is very simple and is modeled somewhat after the iMac stands we all Read more [...]

Apple iPad3 Event Roundup

March 7, 2012 | Everyone here at Geeks Union is extremely excited for the Apple event today. We've put together a round-up of rumors for today's event: iPad 3 or iPad HD (A possible name change) -Retina Display -Siri debuting on the iPad -Multitouch gestures -Air mirroring in 1080p -Larger iPad storage capacity (Possibly a 128GB iPad) -Improved Battery life -LTE on iPad iOS 5.1 AppleTV -1080p support -Possible new audio format Stay in tune with everything via Geeks Union live blogging coverage Read more [...]

Book Puzzle Emma in Africa

February 27, 2012 | “Emma in Africa” is the first of a series of Book Puzzles, brought to you by the creators of the award winning and best selling Wood Puzzle apps. It’s a simulated short children’s book that combines amazing images, sounds, music and puzzles, keeping kids entertained and encouraging them to read with its multimedia approach to learning. “Emma in Africa” is the interactive and educational true story about Emma, a fun and adventurous preschooler who travels the world while documenting Read more [...]