Articles by Jakob Hultman

Jakob is the Swedish, blonde, handsome writer at MacTrast. He is based in Southampton, UK, and has been an Apple fanboy ever since his brother introduced him to the third generation iPod in 2003. He owns more Apple products than he can name and is a hardcore Bruins fan. Follow him on Twitter - @Raekob.

Review: Easy Pill – A Simple Medication Timer for iPhone

Posted on 02/05/2012 by Jakob Hultman

Timers are absolutely essential for many smartphone users, but the built in timer functionality in the iPhone is often too simple, especially for people that take medication at regular intervals. Fortunately, Easy Pill offers a well needed solution.

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Review: Words Deluxe for iOS

Posted on 18/03/2012 by Jakob Hultman

This is without a doubt the age of turn-based word games. Everywhere I go I see people playing “Words with Friends”, Wordfeud and Draw Something. Today, I’m trying out Words Deluxe, another word game which is playable in both a 1 player and a 2 player mode.

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Review: The Drop Out for iPhone

Posted on 01/03/2012 by Jakob Hultman

Every other week I come across an Angry Birds rip-off on App Store. 9 out of 10 times the app is not even worth downloading. Today I’ll be reviewing The Drop Out – an app that at first glance looks a lot like Angry Birds, but seems to have much more in store.

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Review: Maglus Stylus for iPad 2

Posted on 23/01/2012 by Jakob Hultman

When Apples introduced the iPhone, the era of the stylus ended abruptly. People started using the most natural tool to navigate – their fingers. But when the iPad came, it also handled a different area of usage – writing and painting. Today I’m reviewing a stylus called Maglus.

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Review: SailorBags Sailcloth iPad Sleeve

Posted on 14/01/2012 by Jakob Hultman

For a long time, I’ve been looking for a good way to protect my iPad from rain, scratches and children. I think I’ve finally found what I’m looking for – the SailorBags Sailcloth iPad Sleeve. Let’s go sailing.

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Review: Turtle World for iOS

Posted on 25/10/2011 by Jakob Hultman

The App Store is filled with great apps, and to get your app on to the top of the charts you have to make it unique, interesting and well-produced. Today we’ll see if Turtle World for iPad and iPhone ($0.99, App Store) can pass the test and make it to the top of the app charts.

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Apple Store Planned To Open In Stockholm – Finally!

Posted on 15/06/2011 by Jakob Hultman

As a Swede, I have for a long time been a part of the large community of people in Sweden who mourn every time Apple is introducing US only/UK only services and products. In the northern parts of Europe, we have often been overlooked and ignored when it comes to big releases. But today, that may change. Today, Apple may be in starting holes of opening up Sweden’s first Apple Store. A small step for Apple, a huge step for Sweden.

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Robert X Cringely on Apple vs Microsoft vs Google

Posted on 30/05/2011 by Jakob Hultman

In one of his recent blog posts, Robert X. Cringely talks about why Microsoft bought Skype. And along with the conclusion that Microsoft did it to keep Google from doing it, he also shares his thoughts about Apple’s role in the fight.

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Reading a Paper Book vs Reading on the iPad

Posted on 14/05/2011 by Jakob Hultman

When I bought my iPad, I didn’t realize how many tasks I was going use my iPad for instead of my Mac. And it makes sense – for example reading the news online is so much easier and convenient on the iPad rather than on a big fat screen, using a keyboard and a mouse. But one thing I wouldn’t think the iPad was going to replace was the book. It just didn’t make much sense to me.

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Watch ASCII Version of Star Wars Episode IV In Terminal.app

Posted on 09/05/2011 by Jakob Hultman

This may be old stuff for some people, but it is still amazing. Some people just have to much time on their hands. By writing a code line in Terminal.app it will show you the entire Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope, in ASCII.

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