Jawbone Gets Back Up For The Second Time

You might remember when Jawbone announced the promising UP wristband that resembled what Nike was doing with their FuelBand just last year. However, the hardware design was subpar and ended up being recalled and Jawbone offered a "No Questions Asked" refund to all of its customers. 

Now, they're back at it again with the Jawbone UP 2.0 that features a much better redesign in both the hardware as well as the software. The main issue users had with the old UP was that water would sneak into the band itself and cause mayhem on the circuitry, leaving you with a dead or twitchy wristband. For some odd reason, Jawbone didn't think users would be "bending and playing" with the UP as much as they had planned, which led to more circuit board issues such as cracking. 

To redeem themselves, Jawbone has improved the overall bonding of the UP wristband and has upgraded their circuit boards with much more flexible versions. By decreasing the number of joints and exposed areas on the UP, it should reduce the number of problems users have experienced in the past version. 

On top of hardware, the iOS app got a nice makeover too. Featuring sleep tracking, smarter calorie counters and even some push notifications to recommend some jogging on your lazy days. 

These redesigned wristbands will be available for $129 and will be on sale immediately on their website. They are currently only available in black but will come in 8 different flavors later on. 

Minecraft App Now Available For All iOS Devices

We just thought we should let you know that Mincecraft is now officially available for iOS device for $6.99. The app is called Minecraft Pocket Edition and it's finally available to waste your time where ever you go in a pixelated fashion. It looks like it's a big hit in the App Store right now with over 400 positive ratings and counting. You can thank us later!

Nir Schneider


TBS iOS App Ad Shows A 15" MacBook Air?

We're not so sure what's up with TBS using some sort of MacBook Air mixed with a MacBook Pro hybrid in its latest iOS app video ad, but it sure look good and makes us wish Apple's next redesigned MacBook Pro will hopefully sport a similar thin design. TBS wants you to download its new free iOS app so you could watch TBS shows right on your iDevice. The video ad showing the MacBook Pro/Air hybrid has appeared throughout TBS shows online. Very funny, TBS.

Nir Schneider