Apple’s home-baked Maps application taught many iPhone users a new way of using Apple products: Don’t assume Apple has the best application for you. Excellent alternatives exist for other core iPhone and iPad apps.
My mom called me crying recently. She’s 68 years old, overweight, inactive, and suffers from a litany of “old-age ailments” including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, borderline diabetes, arthritis, and hearing and vision limitations. Her situation probably sounds familiar to a lot of baby boomers and their kids.
Last week saw the announcement of a cool Sony [SNE] boombox that inahles your iPod as if it were one of its own organs. Now there's word that there are several more iPod dock boomboxes on the way from Sony, though the next few are markedly less consumptive. The ICF-CD3iPSIL -- really, that's the name -- is one example; a round-faced alarm clock and AM/FM radio with a iPod dock that juts off the to side, letting your iPod stand free and clear of total capture.