Apple Thoughts - News & Reviews on all things Apple

Be sure to register in our forums and post your comments - we want to hear from you!


Android Thoughts

Loading feed...

Laptop Thoughts

Loading feed...

Digital Home Thoughts

Loading feed...





All posts tagged "monitor"


Monday, February 21, 2011

Volvo Embraces iOS With Their Own App

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 PM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/02/...-charge-status/

"Volvo's upcoming diesel hybrid automobile, the V60, will allow users to run their car on electricity alone. However, one major downside electric cars have, is the time they require to recharge - between three and 7.5 hours, in the V60′s case. Fortunately, Volvo is planning on making the wait a little easier for its customers. They have developed an iPhone application, which allows V60 owners to check their car's charge status on the go."

Always excited to see industries embrace the iPhone and iOS, like Volvo has done here with their app to monitor the charging status of the V60. GM and BMW have also embraced it with functionality tied to the iPhone and the iOS. You can see it in action if you skip forward to about 2:37 in the video above.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Do You Need to Track Your Data Usage?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:32 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/157...l?lsrc=rss_main

"When users had unlimited data there was no reason to be concerned with how or where that data was being consumed. Since AT&T dropped unlimited data in favor of tiered data caps, though, users have struggled to understand data usage, and now AT&T is faced with a law suit accusing it of systematically overcharging customers."

DataMan is what the author suggests, and it sells for $1.99 USD in the iTunes store [affiliate link]. You can also get the free lite version [link] if you just want to test it out before getting the full version that allows more functionality and "more precise" monitoring, as you can see in the image above. I still have the unlimited data plan so I don't worry too much about it, but it appears this app can really break it down for you if you need specifics. What do you use to track your data?


Friday, September 17, 2010

Apple Debuts 27-Inch Cinema Display on the Apple Store Site

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 03:48 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/09/17/appl...-now-available/

"About a month and a half after the introduction of the 27-inch Apple Cinema Display, it's finally available on Apple's online store."

And for merely $999.00 USD you too can own one, well, in one to two weeks you can own one since that is the shipping date. Built-in iSight, microphone, 2.1 speaker system, three self-powered USB ports and more come in the package. This takes the place of the 30-inch model.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nike+ GPS App Now Available

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/nike-gps-n...w+(Cult+of+Mac)

"Nike has released its Nike+ GPS app in to the App Store this morning, and it allows users with a GPS enabled device to track their runs without the $19 Nike+ shoe sensor accessory. Record your pace, distance and the route you ran using just your device's built-in GPS and accelerometer."

From what I've heard about this from some of my more athletic friends, Nike has really done a good job with this app. I'm more of a walker so I don't think this would work too well for me, but I'm going to find out as it appears to take much of the guess work out of tracking your workout, as well as keep track of some vital information you might need should you actually want to improve your performance. You can also find more info about this at the Nike site or go to iTunes and check out the $1.99 USD app [affiliate link] that goes along with the shoe sensor. If you use it with the iPhone, you don't need the sensor as it uses the built-in iPhone or iPod Touch's accelerometer.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Schlage LiNK Has a Deal for You

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 05:30 AM

"Schlage LiNK works 24/7, to keep you in control of what's going on at home from anywhere. And it's completely secure, using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, the same security used for online banking."

The monthly subscription price for the LiNK system from Schlage has dropped to $8.95 USD per month, and they throw in two months free. You can also buy annually for $99.95 USD. They also have their $50.00 USD rebate program on the starter kit going until the end of September. I like the idea of managing and monitoring several things on the homestead remotely, and they certainly are making it attractive to give this setup a try. It's on my short list.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Monitor Your iPhone Data Usage

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

http://mashable.com/2009/12/11/consume-iphone/

"It's no secret that iPhone users are data whores. Whether it's the access they have to data-connect applications, the ability they possess to stream video and audio, or how they utilize the Web browsing experience in general, iPhone owners as a group use more data than the average smartphone user."

I suppose if you need to keep close tabs on your usage because of your plan, or if you just want to get a screen shot and email it to de la Vega to show him that you aren't a data hog like he says you are, then you might want to get this $2.99 USD application. This also monitors your home broadband usage for a limited number of carriers, they list them on their website. It isn't too useful for me now but in version 1.2 they will be adding AT&T to the mix so perhaps.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

27-inch iMac Also An External Monitor

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Desktops" @ 01:00 PM

http://blog.expandrive.com/2009/10/...ith-a-free-mac/

"Today Apple released a new 27″ iMac with impressive specs, a unibody design and an impressive LED backlit display. Somewhat hidden in the announcement is a small but important feature - the DisplayPort connection on the back of the 27″ iMacs operates both as a jack for an external monitor and also as an input for an external computer if you want to use your 27″ iMac as a monitor."

I could have used this capability a year or so ago when my older iMac died. Some were noting that they were cancelling a 30-inch Dell monitor in favor of this since it "includes a free Mac." One way to look at it I guess!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Collins America Readying Cinema Display Competitor

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.cinemaview.com/

"While the elegance and substance of our displays are incomparable, our prices are affordable. What use is the most marvelous product in the world if nobody can afford to own it? CinemaView displays are made to perfectly complement any Apple system, whether a Mac Pro tower, a frequently moved MacBook, Macbook Pro, or MacBook Air or a Mac mini."

Collins America is doing a very smart thing here. There are many of us that are looking for an Apple Cinema Display, but aren't willing to shell out the insane amount of money they're asking for them. The $899 tag on the 24" Cinema Display, in my opinion, is ludicrous despite how great it looks on the shelf. Collins America is going to be releasing a 19" model at $299, a 21" model at $399 and a 24" model at $499. Quite reasonable if the quality matches up to what Apple is offering.

They don't feature the integrated MagSafe of Apple's 24" beauty, but they do have integrated USB and a MiniDP connector so no adapters are going to be needed. In other words, they're designed for Macs from the beginning. I know it's silly to reserve a monitor sight unseen, but I may just do that with these. Anyone else?


Featured Product
News Tip or Feedback?

Contact us

Other Apple Resources

All iOS News

iPhone Life

Thoughts Media Sites

Windows Phone Thoughts

Digital Home Thoughts

Zune Thoughts

Apple Thoughts

Android Thoughts

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Sponsored links