By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 21, 2013
To celebrate the release of Abstergo — the notifications managing tweak from Joshua Tucker and Andrew Richardson — we’re giving away five copies!
First and foremost, be sure to read our in-depth walkthrough of Abstergo to learn what it does, and how it can help you in day-to-day usage. As we noted in our walkthrough, this tweak has been in development for quite some time, and a lot of man hours have gone into perfecting it.
Secondly, be sure to check inside to find out how you can win your very own copy of Abstergo, which retails for $1.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Check inside for the full list of details… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Mar 12, 2013
Rokform is quite a regular on the review stream around these parts and it should come as no surprise. Before you assume, no, this is not a sponsored post. Simply, Rokform makes extremely quality products and I am always impressed by them.
The most recent chunks of T-6061 aircraft grade aluminum that Rokform CNC machined into a usable hunk of metal is the RokDock. The heaviest accessory on my desk, the three pound dock is a hyper-masculine throne upon which my iPhone rests. The RokDock is just awesome, no need to complain about my open love affair with their products… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 5, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, we have found the winner for our iPad mini giveaway. First of all, we want to thank everyone who entered, your participation has been nothing short of impressive. We’d also like to lend a huge thanks to our giveaway sponsor, Big Fish Games, for helping us with this giveaway, and for creating awesome iOS games like Fairway Solitaire.
Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. We’ve randomly selected one of our many YouTube subscribers who followed our giveaway instructions to a tee. Now it’s time to tell you who won. Congratulations to…. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 26, 2013
Ladies and gents, you read the title correctly, we’re giving away yet another iPad mini. We’ve again teamed up with the outstanding folks over at Big Fish Games to bring you this exciting giveaway.
Big Fish Games, as you probably already know, is a huge iOS developer responsible for dozens of iOS games for the iPhone and the iPad. Along with sponsoring this iPad mini giveaway, they’ve also decided to provide each one of you with a free copy of Fairway Solitaire.
This time around, we’re doing things a bit different. In order to enter our latest iPad mini giveaway, you need to visit our YouTube channel, watch the iPad mini giveaway video, and follow the instructions. It’s that simple.
Winners will be announced next Tuesday, March 5th. Head over to our YouTube channel now, and enter now!
By Jim Gresham on Dec 24, 2012
Per my previous article, you are well aware of my iPhone stand obsession and on this Christmas week, we are excited to review the Milo iPhone stand by Bluelounge. An award winning international design studio, Bluelounge’s goal is to combine forward designed accessories that are as functional as visually stimulating. The company recently revamped its iPhone stand with an aluminum base, which matches the Apple aluminum color and gives it a sleek, polished look. Check out our review below and enter for your chance to win one of your own… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Dec 18, 2012
iPhone stands are a dime a dozen. Like iPhone cases, there are millions of iPhone stands, small and large, powered and passive, plastic and metal, cheap and expensive. However, when pulling the Rokform Rokstand out of the package, I knew this stand was unlike any other stand I had ever seen or felt, for that matter. Quite simply, it is a machine, and a very elegant one at that. It owns your desktop. Just looking at it, I feel it glaring back at me. To get the full scoop, Rokform sent over a stand for review and offered to give one away to a reader in our contest below… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Dec 12, 2012
I am a big fan of backpacks, all shapes, sizes, and purposes. Like everyone’s father told them growing up, there is a right tool for everything. Backpacks are no different. About two months ago, we took a close look at the B7103 Lance Daypack by ECBC. It was a larger, bulky bag that I would hardly call a “daypack,” as you read in the review. However, ECBC has taken a step back and produced a new bag that is truly top-shelf.
The new K7102 Hercules is a slimmer, more agile pack that, most importantly, boasts dedicated iPad and iPhone pockets and TSA FastPass computer pocket for jet setters. We are pretty excited about the changes ECBC made with such a quick turn around and more excited to offer one as a giveaway to a lucky reader! Check below the fold for all the details… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Nov 27, 2012
Moving toward a more connected world, we need our digital stuff more frequently and certainly when we are on the go. Whether you are a jet setter that hops around the world or a family man that needs to share the family pictures with dear old mom, size and portability matter greatly. Combine that digital need with the post-PC era, where the jet setter sized down to an iPad for space, convenience, and weight, and dear old mom just cannot figure out how to use a computer. Shake that up and you get a USB-less conundrum and, oh yeah, optical drives are out now too – check out Christian’s article to approve it.
That leaves us with a need to move large quantities of data with us, including documents, movies, photos, music, and other digital necessaries in a small device that connects wirelessly. After reviewing a competing Wi-Fi enabled external hard drive, you, the readers, called out for a larger, yet similarly mobile storage option. Today, I am happy to review the Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage 500GB external hard drive. And, because I aim to please, I teamed up with Seagate to give one away… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 21, 2012
What an incredible year in terms of giveaways for iDB readers. We gave away a new iPad, an iPhone 5, and iPad mini, and today we’re giving a second iPad mini to one lucky winner.
Over the course of the last week, we held a contest in collaboration with the fine folks at Big Fish Games. The rules were pretty simple: all you had to do was downloading a free copy of Fairway Solitaire. The results are now in, and we’re ready to announce the winner… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 14, 2012
A few weeks ago, we ran one of our awesome giveaways, which allowed one lucky winner to go home with an iPad mini. With thousands of entries, it was a very popular giveaway, to say the least.
Today, we team up with the fine folks at Big Fish Games to offer you a second shot at winning an iPad mini. Big Fish Games is a huge iOS game developer that has dozens of apps under its belt, and not only will they give away an iPad mini to one of you, but they also decided to give a copy of Fairway Solitaire to all of you.
Now let’s find out the details of this giveaway, shall we? Read More
By Jim Gresham on Nov 12, 2012
We at iDB are big MOBiLE CLOTH fans as you can see from our previous review and multiple giveaways. “Who would get excited about a cleaning cloth,” you may be asking yourself. Well, after testing the cloth, we were pretty blown away. I recently tried my hand with a MOBiLE CLOTH and it certainly lived up to expectation. Without any additional cleaning agents or sprays, the dry cloth effortlessly destroyed all of the finger prints and smudges I accumulated while killing baddies playing one of my new favorite apps, ARC Squadron during my review. What impressed me the most is the effortless cleaning process.
To celebrate the launch of the iPad (4th gen) and iPad mini, we teamed up with MOBiLE CLOTH to also giveaway a 24 cleaning cloth gift set… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Nov 6, 2012
Having admired Urbanears from afar, on the shelves of local retailers, I was blown away when I finally got my hands on a pair of the new Zinken over-the-ear headphones. Urbanears is clearly a company priding itself by paying attention to the little things and even places a 63 page booklet in their headphones’ box to prove it.
As a reviewer, I come across a lot of products for iOS devices on a regular basis and I can count, on one hand, how many times I have been impressed with product packaging (excluding actual Apple products). I must say, when it comes to accessories, often, a book should be judged by its cover and Urbanears spares no expense. Let’s open the box on this pair of Zinkens my friends at Urbanears sent over and you too have a chance to grab a pair of your own… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 2, 2012
The iPad mini is launching today in 34 countries around the world, and what better way to celebrate this event than giving one away to one lucky iDB reader. The response to our iPad mini giveaway has been phenomenal. Several thousand entries later, it is now time to announce the winner of our giveaway.
Without further ado, the winner of iDownloadBlog’s iPad mini giveaway is… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Oct 25, 2012
After months of rumors and leaks, the iPad mini was finally unveiled. Bigger than an iPod touch, yet smaller than a full size iPad, the mini is set to be Apple’s most successful product for the holiday season. While the iPad mini will be available on November 2nd in many countries, we suspect supplies might be limited, and chances are Apple might not be able to make them fast enough to meet the demand.
Because we want to make sure you spend the holidays with an iPad mini, we decided to give one away to one lucky reader… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Oct 16, 2012
As precious as your iPhone is, you still love to use it naked… not that you’re naked, I mean case-less. Using an iPhone the way Steve wanted you to tends to leave a concern for scratching and flaking anodized aluminum, which several iPhone 5 users have noticed. When tossing an iPhone in a backpack, duffle bag, or purse, there is always potential for scratching. Consequently, I prefer to use luggage or packs with dedicated gadget pockets that are lined with protective fabrics, but that is not always an option. ColcaSac is here to help case-less iPhone users with their hand sewn organic, hemp sleeves and we’re here to give away 5 of them… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Oct 7, 2012
If you follow our review and giveaway sections, you are familiar with Rokform’s v3 accessory system for iPhone. For a short recap, the v3 accessory system integrates with the iPhone v3 cases making a wide arrange of additional accessories lock into the existing case. As the RokLock iPad case hits the market, there are two new pieces available specifically for the iPad system, which help mount your iPad most anywhere.
The RokLock is an injection molded polycarbonate slider case for iPad and iPad 2. The beefy case is excellent for protection and the remote mounting system keeps your device locked into place. We are thankful to our friends at Rokform for sending us one for review and you could win one for yourself too… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 24, 2012
In case you haven’t figured it out by now, we love giveaways here at iDB. It’s our way of saying thanks to you, our awesome readers, by giving you a chance to win something cool.
For today’s giveaway, we’re offering up 10 copies of moeseth’s popular TwitkaFly jailbreak tweak, which allows you to tweet and reply to Twitter notifications from anywhere in iOS.
Keep reading for details on how to enter… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 20, 2012
Let me tell you that picking a winner for our awesome iPhone 5 giveaway wasn’t easy. But we did it. Over 5,000 of you retweeted our giveaway, 2,500 liked the post on Facebook, and 4,000 left a comment. Talk about being overwhelmed!
I just spent the last few hours of my life browsing through the entries to pick a winner, so without further ado, let’s find out who the lucky person is… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Sep 18, 2012
Over my time blogging, I have only spotted a few wood or faux wood skins for iDevices, but have never had the opportunity to review one. Thanks to my new friends at Toast, I have been using their real bamboo iPhone skin for a little over a week and my completely custom skin is getting even better everyday I use it. With the iDownloadBlog logo darkly emblazoned on the pale wooden backdrop, my iPhone skin is the talk of the town… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 13, 2012
I don’t know about you, but we are pretty pumped up about the iPhone 5 here at iDB. No doubt, everyone on the team will be getting one as soon as possible.
We wish every one of our readers could get their hands on an iPhone 5 too, but we understand that for obvious reasons, that might not be possible. Don’t worry though, because your friends at iDB have got your back. With that in mind, we decided to give away an iPhone 5 to one lucky winner… Read More