Toybox: iPad protectors

Toybox: iPad protectors

If you use an iPad poolside or on a beach, consider the waterproof Lifeproof nüüd (HK$1,240). Adding 310g in weight, the nüüd allows an iPad to be dropped from over a metre and survives being in two metres of water for up to 30 minutes. The nüüd creates a watertight seal around the bezel, leaving the iPad's screen completely naked - hence the name.

Monday, 15 October, 2012, 5:26pm

Get a kick out of net happenings

This week's top 10 album downloads on iTunes

1 Living Things, Linkin Park

2 Wild Ones (Deluxe Version), Flo Rida

3 Cornerstone (Deluxe Version) [Live], Hillsong Live

4 Believe (Deluxe Edition), Justin Bieber

5 Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

6 Periphery II, Periphery

7 Lideres, Wisin & Yandel

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Audiophiles and audio files

For those who prefer CDs to MP3, the one-piece Bose Acoustic Wave music system II (HK$9,200) offers a five-disc changer and Bose's waveguide speaker system for room-filling sound. Bose, Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2836 3181

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Apple sweetens features for Chinese consumers

Apple's sales in China could be poised for sharper growth this year after the technology giant unveiled new features for Chinese users in the updated versions of its desktop and mobile operating systems.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Apple, Baidu in rumoured tie-up

Apple's anticipated launch of greater Chinese-user support on the new version of its computer operating system may well lead to a similar enhancement for the iPhone.

The technology giant is said to be planning to add Baidu's online search engine on the iPhone, according to Bloomberg yesterday, citing two sources with knowledge of the matter.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Gadgets on the go

For many, travelling is a means to escape the e-mails, phone calls, high-definition television and other gadgets that buzz and whirr around our everyday existence. But some find the idea of leaving behind our modern conveniences unthinkable, so below are some high-tech gadgets that should make your trip smoother and more entertaining too.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Alarm rouses employees from workstations to action stations

Office Fitness Free Rating 7/10

Apparently, there are app developers out there looking to make a fortune by releasing the next Angry Birds, so it is a puzzle that not one of them has thought to develop a decent - or even fun - app for the millions of office workers who could use an app to help them improve their desk health.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Apple takes heat after latest iPhone blow-up

An iPhone user escaped unscathed when her phone exploded as she slept - the third such case reported in Hong Kong this year.

Joanne Shum Chung-yan, a teacher, woke up on Friday to find her iPhone 3GS, which she has owned for more than three years, cracked in two. She had left it to charge overnight.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Meizu MX

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, than Meizu is certainly paying Apple a big compliment with its new MX Android-powered smartphone.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Angry mob forces Apple to halt sales

Sales were suspended at Apple stores in Beijing and Shanghai early yesterday after scuffles broke out among thousands of shoppers waiting outside its flagship store in Beijing for the mainland launch of the iPhone 4S.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Unicom lures clients with a free Apple

China Unicom, the nation's second-largest wireless carrier, is aiming to lure high-end subscribers by offering customers an iPhone 4S if they sign a three-year contract costing 286 yuan (HK$348) a month.

But Li Zhiwu, an analyst at Bocom International Securities, said he doubted the deal would boost customer numbers.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

In a world full of smartphones, the doctor prescribes more of the same

Everyone has a smartphone, and people do everything with them, Dr Dre says.

The hip hop mogul and pioneer of 'west coast gangsta rap' is talking to me during a recent visit to Hong Kong to plug his brand, Beats by Dr Dre, which started out making headphones and has recently ventured into the smartphone business via a partnership with HTC.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Upgrade for all

For the past four years, Apple has been my biggest competitor in teaching. Steve Jobs nearly destroyed me with all his gadgets. The iPhone and iPad are the class clown, the smart alec, and the child with attention deficit disorder all rolled into one.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Obsession with brand-name goods

One can afford an Apple iPhone 4 but cannot afford to buy four bags of apples. This is a popular saying among university students that reflects how crazy they are about brands.

'Are you using an iPhone?' 'How much are your adidas shoes?' 'What cosmetics are you using?'

Wu Ting, a student at Xinghai Conservatory of Music, knows all about the craze.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Little bytes, great knowledge

Lawrence Cheung Wai-sin, father of a two-and-a-half-year-old son and a six-year-old daughter, has two iPads at his home in Sha Tin. He shares his iPad parenting experience and tips with readers.

Why did you buy an iPad for your six-year-old daughter?

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am