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Ruminations on Apple’s Media Event: It’s Not an ‘iWatch’

12:50 PM, Sep. 9th, 2014 · Chuck La Tournous · Analysis

The iPod wasn't just another MP3 player, the iPhone wasn't just another smartphone and the iPad wasn't a tablet computer. So then, the 'iWatch' won't be yet another a smart watch -- even if it wraps around your wrist and tells you the time. Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous throws in his two cents about today's Apple announcement just in time for you to tell him just how wrong he was.

Chuck La Tournous talks ‘Tech vs. Wild’ at NJMUG tonight

4:25 PM, May. 20th, 2014 · Chuck La Tournous · TMO Appearances

TMO Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous will be on hand at tonight's New Jersey Mac Users Group meeting to deliver his "Tech vs. Wild" presentation. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and Chuck's presentation is scheduled to start at 8. NJMUG meets on the second Tuesday night of each month at the Clifton Public Library in Clifton, NJ.

iLoud BT Speaker Features 40W of LOUD with Clear, Clean Audio

3:10 PM, Mar. 5th, 2014 · Chuck La Tournous · In-Depth Review

"If it's too loud, you're too old" doesn't mean much if what you're listening to is distorted and fuzzy. Fortunately, IK Multimedia's new iLoud mobile monitor (you can call it a speaker) delivers a crystal clear, blow-the-door-off-the-hinges output and a built-in feature that has a special appeal to Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous and other iRig-loving musicians.

Parallels Access 1.1 offers improved networking, enhanced Windows support and more

8:25 AM, Jan. 28th, 2014 · Chuck La Tournous · Product News

Parallels, the folks famous for their Windows (and other OS) virtualization for the Mac, released version 1.1 of Parallels Access on Tuesday. Access is an iPad app that "applifies" Windows and Mac applications from the desktop, making them easy to, well, access and use on your iPad. The new version offers beter Windows support, additional languages, improved networking and more pricing options.

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"Applify?" We were skeptical too, but it turned out to be more than just marketing spin. Count on the geniuses at Parallels to make something as dry and cumbersome as remote access something that's actually fun to use.

‘Automatic’ Connects Your iPhone to Your Car to Make You a Smarter Driver

1:30 PM, Dec. 2nd, 2013 · Chuck La Tournous · In-Depth Review

Review of Automatic for iOS

Automatic is a gadget with a companion iOS app that gives just about any car built since 1996 advanced features, including some that even address the "nut behind the wheel." Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous takes Automatic out for a spin and comes back impressed with its style, fuel-saving behavior modification, and the ability to answer that age-old question: "Does anybody remember where we parked?"