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It's a terrible reflection of us that our first instinct to protect our expensive investments quite soon disappears and we begin slinging the things in our bags. Yet if it's a brief urge, give in to it because it's also wise. DODOcase for iPad Pro comes in at around 10 per cent of the cost of the device itself and it's worth it.
American tech accessories producer DodoCase has released a new set of wood-clad iPhone 5 and 5s-compatible cases under the name Recover. Composed of a natural wood backplate that is inlayed into a polycarbonate bumper, Recover's low profile and snap-fit construction offer a slim design as well as suitable protection from general wear for one's iPhone. The case leaves full access to all buttons and ports, and its wide camera opening ensures photo capturing is unobstructed. Available wood choices include Walnut, White Feather, Bamboo, Wenge Stripe and Recycled Skateboard Deck Wood, the Recover Wood iPhone 5/5s case is priced at $40.
Accessory designer Dodocase has released a new case for iPad Air and iPad mini, the Multi-Angle Dodocases. The back cover is equipped with three pre-set angles (45-60 degrees), and the case has leather grip tabs that accommodate a variety of adjustable angles between 25-90 degrees. Possessing a strength-tested bamboo tray, the Multi-Angle Dodocases are suitable for typing, reading, watching videos, and more. Available in black ($65 for iPad Air, $40 for iPad mini) or red/grey, blue/grey, and grey/grey ($75 for iPad Air, $50 for iPad mini), the cases can be purchased online.
Audiobooks.com announced the release of its updated iOS and Android streaming apps today. Like Netflix and Pandora, Audiobooks.com's app can be used to stream content on demand, choosing from thousands of audio book titles. The latest version features a new user interface, home screen widget and audio player tray. The app can be downloaded from Google Play and iTunes, and requires a $15 per month subscription.
Wednesday marked the release of DODOcase's iPad mini Folio, the latest in its line of part-case, part-notepad tablet covers. Described as an "all-in-one solution for digital and analog needs," the case features traditional craft techniques in its production, including bookbinding practices. The interior of the iPad mini Folio includes DODOcase's signature bamboo precision-carved tray on the left side, with its right side occupied by a reporter-style twenty-four page refillable notebook.
DODOcase turned its high-end case-making to Amazon's Android tablet with the DODOcase for Kindle Fire. Like the iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook cases, the handmade case replicates the feel of a traditionally bound book and can be used both as a luxury case but also as a stealth case for those worried about conspicuous technology. The Kindle Fire itself sits in a bamboo tray that holds the slate while minimizing the ecological impact versus tree wood.
DODOcase has upgraded its popular iPad 2 case with two new features. All versions of the case are firstly being equipped with magnets, in response to public demand, the company says. As with the Apple Smart Cover and other similar products, the new DODOcase magnets turn an iPad 2 on and off automatically when using the lid.
DODOcase, known for its specialty case for the iPad, has just launched Kindle 3 covers. Each DODOcase is leather and handmade by artisans in San Francisco with the same traditional bookbinding techniques and tools used for Apple's tablet. The interior of the cases are made of bamboo to protect the Kindle.
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Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive, Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq
BlackBerry Canada, Florida hit with layoffs
The BlackBerry campus has reportedly been wracked with layoffs. Sources familiar with the company's Waterloo office staffing claim that close to 35 percent of the local workforce has been laid off, with the deepest cuts being made in the BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware teams. Additionally, the state of Florida has been officially notified that the company's Sunrise facility will see 75 people fired. Enthusiast site Mobilesyrup puts the layoffs at around 1000 total. http://bit.ly/1Pc1Rep
Instagram tests multiple account support for iOS
Instagram is trialling support for multiple accounts in its iPhone app with a small number of users. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service confirmed the reports of the tests to TechCrunch, which will allow a single user to manage more than a single account within the app, transferring between two or three accounts with a few taps. It is unclear when the feature will roll out to the public, but it has previously tested it with the Android version of the app since November. http://tcrn.ch/1SPKEKh
Foxconn CEO declares Sharp deal near done
The Foxconn bid for Sharp is allegedly only waiting on specific details of the deal. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has declared that his company has privileged negotiation rights for the Apple iPhone screen supplier, saying that "we have a consensus, the rest is a process ... I don't see a problem completing this process." Gou hopes the deal, worth up to $5.6 billion, will be formalized by the end of February. http://reut.rs/1SPEQjN
MIT demoes 'Eyeriss' AI chip for mobile
At the International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco this week, MIT researchers presented a new chip designed specifically to implement neural networks. The researchers claim that "Eyeriss" is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable mobile devices to run artificial-intelligence algorithms such as Siri or Cortana, rather than uploading all data to a remote server for processing. http://bit.ly/1TISJBe
Pocket for iOS adds readability settings
Offline reader iOS app Pocket has updated, with reader-friendly changes. With the new revision, premium subscribers can adjust character spacing, and choose from eight new fonts including one that makes it easier for sufferers of dyslexia to read saved content. The app itself is free, with a premium subscription available for $5 a month, or $45 a year. http://apple.co/1KuILBl
XCOM 2 ships on Steam for Mac, Windows
Feral Interactive today announced that the highly anticipated turn-based strategy game XCOM 2 is out now for OS X and Windows, and is available to buy through Steam and through the Mac App Store shortly. The sequel to the popular XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 is available as a standalone base game and as the XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition. The XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition comprises the base game, the Reinforcement Pack and the XCOM 2 digital soundtrack. Versions start at $60. http://bit.ly/1KuEFsX