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It's Friday! We're all exhausted, can't wait for the weekend etc. So, to honor you all this will be a light-hearted post. We present to you a tale of intrigue and... candy. 

Because we love candy.

 

Twelve South is a dangerous, dangerous company. You see, what they do all day is look at Apple products on the market. Then they disappear into some sort of cave and emerge later with something that makes being an Apple user more enjoyable. And then they charge us for the awesome product they created. How dare they? 

Well what do you know? Here's another such device, the PlugBug for iPad/iPhone. If you're a super-mega Apple fan, you probably own a laptop of some sort, be it an Air, a Pro or just a regular ol' MacBook from yesteryear. And then recently maybe you got caught up in the whole omgretinadisplay awesomeness and bought a new iPad as well? Heck, maybe you also have an iPhone? All those chargers are just a nuisance!  Enter, Twelve South's PlugBug!


 


We at bighugenerd love our Kindles. They just can't be beaten for easing into the ebook world. Yes, there's competition from Barnes and Noble's Nook, and also from... some... other companies out there, but let's face it, - the Kindle is the one to beat. 

With that said, we wanted to talk about the Kindle Touch interface today. While the device itself has been out for several months now, It's not perfect; not even close to perfect, actually. So what went wrong?


 

So we don't love the stylus. Steve Jobs didn't love the stylus, either. See, we had so much in common *sniff...*. 

Seriously, though. if there's one major user for the stylus it's art applications, or... the smash-hit Draw Something. Now, bear this in mind: We don't love Draw Something on the iPhone. While it's a reasonably enjoyable diversion for a few minutes, it's extremely frustrating due to the size of the screen. Drawing fine objects and lines is a veritable nightmare!

 

  
And here we go again! An Apple product is released, the Internet get wind, takes hold, and doesn't let go of some purported issue. 

With the iPhone 4, it was antennagate, and now with the 3rd generation iPad it's yellowgate, or heatgate, or batterygate. Hey take your pick, after the break of course, where this nerd delves into iPad 3 to see what's what... 

 
Another year, another iPad.

Last year, we somewhat berated Apple for their lack of... creativity in the second-generation iPad. (We also complained about the resolution of the screen.) Arguably this year there's even less ingenuity involved in the construction of the third-generation model. Of course, there's one thing that stands out, and you probably already know what that is, because Apple are - after all - marketing geniuses. 

So, let your uh... retinas get an eyeful, after the break. 

 

So of course we at bighugenerd got our shiny, new iPad 3rd generation in-hand, and one of the first things we did was to see if our favorite case would work with it. The Yoobao iPad 2 Executive Leather case is designed for the 8.8mm thick iPad 2, so how would it do when partnered with the slightly overweight 9.4mm thick iPad 3? 

 


Twelve South, we thank you. From the bottom of our nerd hearts, we thank you. What, you may ask, causes us to gush so? Well, quite simply, you'll find out after the break. Yes, this product is that good. Really it is. 

 

With the 13" 2011 MacBook Air having been a huge success for Apple, we at bighugenerd see the future (we think). This latest-generation ultralight finally became a desktop replacement for many, with a fast Core i5 or i7 processor, a Thunderbolt port, fast solid state storage and a more-than decent 1440x900 display. 

So where does Apple go from here? We think we know...

 
OK so one is a phone. We understand that. You're not making phone calls with a Playstation Vita. And, yes, the iPhone has games that often cost less than a dollar and the Vita basically... doesn't.  And we know there are a lot of you who don't want a second device to play games on, and thus your cellphone is your primary gaming rig. 

But... but... what if you want something more than cell-phone gaming? Well Let's take a look at the Playstation Vita and see what it offers. Can $40 games really exist in this $0.99 world?