Here’s a weird deal that might work well if you poke around a bit: Bed, Bath and Beyond (which usually sells towels, sheets, and other household utilities) is apparently clearing out its inventory of iCade devices , per TouchArcade, which means that if you act fast and you’re lucky, you might be able to pick one up from the retail store for $49.99. As of this writing, the arcade cabinet built for your iPad is available on BBB’s website for the half-off price, and if you call around, you might find one at a store near you for just as cheap. These things usually sell on ThinkGeek for $100 , so this is a pretty good deal if you can find it
2011 December 29
Going outside to get some exercise doesn’t necessarily mean I leave my techie toys at home. In fact, I take my iPhone 4S with me everywhere so that I can keep track of how many steps I’m taking, the distance I’m walking, and so on
The nominations are in, and the poll is ready to go! The TUAW Best of 2011 awards are all about you — the readers — and what you think is the cream of the crop of Apple or third-party products and software. To vote, select one entry from the top nominations made by readers.
We haven’t posted a really good iPhone cake in quite a while now, so here we go: Reader Tim sends in this set of cupcakes that his girlfriend made him for his 21st birthday, and boy do they look good. There are a few things that, as Apple obsessive, we would call out in there, including the fact that this cake uses the old iPod logo instead of the new Music app logo, and the fact that the phone happens to be tilted the wrong way in these pictures. But hey, that’s just us nitpicking — these look great, very nice job, and I especially like the custom day and date, as well as the special message on the Notes icon
It’s official! DODOcase , the San Francisco-based company that started the entire “iPad case that looks like a book” craze shortly after the release of the first iPad, was voted the best iPad case of 2011 by TUAW readers. Almost half of the readers voting (49.4 percent) chose the DODOcase (US$59.95) from a ballot of five excellent iPad cases. DODOcase took a faltering book bindery and turned it into a successful business, cranking out handmade iPad cases that look and feel like hardbound books, with a bamboo wood tray that snugly holds the tablet in place.
For Apple history buffs, the Stanford University’s Silicon Valley Archives offers a firsthand glimpse into the company’s past as it is the largest collection of historic material on Apple available. The Associated Press got a glimpse into the material , which was one time slated for an Apple museum that never materialized. Apple made the donation in 1997 , which now makes up a significant portion of the archive’s Apple Collection