iTwin USB Device Securely Shares Files Over the Internet

4:29 PM, Jan. 12th, 2012 · · CES

iTwin Devices Being Paired

LAS VEGAS—iTwin was on hand at CES 2012 to show off Mac support for its self-titled USB device that allows users to share files across an encrypted connection over the Internet. The company was also demonstrating support for multi-iTwin devices.

Steve Jobs’ TV Epiphany ‘Nothing New,’ Says Samsung Exec

12:45 PM, Jan. 12th, 2012 · · CES

Apple TV

As speculation about an Apple TV set swirls through this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, Philip Newton, Samsung Australia’s director of audio-visual, said that ex-CEO Steve Jobs’ revelation about “the simplest [TV] user interface you can imagine” is “nothing new.” He was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Photo Gallery: CES 2012, The Venetian Ballroom

5:30 AM, Jan. 12th, 2012 · · CES


In this photo gallery, Bryan Chaffin shows us some of the cool things he found on the show floor of the Venetian Ballroom at CES 2012. We have a “smartwatch,” waterproof lens cases, a huge panoramic printer, the iTwin Man, and more.


Teen Jewelry Designer Recycles Macs into Fashion Accessories

6:55 PM, Jan. 11th, 2012 · · CES

Las Vegas — Apple’s Mac computers make a fashion statement all on their own, and Taylor Burghard’s jewelry takes that a step further by letting you show off your tech flair with style. Her jewelry stands on its own despite the fact that she’s only 13 years old — a fact that’s easy to overlook thanks to her eye for design and business savvy.

iRig STOMP—A Stomp Box for Amplitube on iOS Devices

4:24 PM, Jan. 11th, 2012 · · CES


LAS VEGAS—IK Multimedia unveiled several new devices and apps for musicians who want to use iPad and iPhone to record and perform music with their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, including iRig STOMP, a stomp box for Amplitube. The device is aimed at musicians who want to integrate their iOS device into their analog music gear by allowing them to activate it with their feet.

Photo Gallery: Direct from the CES Show Floor, Part 1

3:38 PM, Jan. 11th, 2012 · · CES


LAS VEGAS—Direct from the floor of CES 2012, Bryan Chaffin offers part 1 of our show floor photo galleries. In this installment we have robots, art projects, gorgeous Star Wars fangirls, and lots of cool new Mac and iPhone/iPad stuff!


Apple Attends CES in an Unofficial Capacity

12:18 PM, Jan. 11th, 2012 · · CES

CES logo

Unsurprisingly, Apple employees are walking the show floor at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, according to a source who told Reuters that more than 250 of the tech giant’s employees are registered to attend. Apple has no official presence at the trade show.

Liquipel: Waterproof iPhones Without a Case

7:00 PM, Jan. 10th, 2012 · · CES

Las Vegas — Liquipel is hoping to cut down on headaches from water damaged iPhones with its self-named coating that protects your combo iPod and smartphone by preventing moisture from contacting the device’s sensitive electronic components. The coating doesn’t require a case, and keeps your iPhone dry even if it’s completely submerged in water.

Microsoft’s Ballmer Touts Windows 8 at Final CES Keynote

4:23 AM, Jan. 10th, 2012 · · CES

Las Vegas — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s recurring theme through the company’s final keynote presentation at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show was Windows 8. Mr. Ballmer used the event to show off what’s in store for the next version of Windows on PCs, tablets and smartphones, and to indirectly show how the OS will compete with innovations from Apple’s own iOS and OS X operating systems.

TMO at CES: What to Watch for in 2012

3:00 AM, Jan. 10th, 2012 · · CES

The Mac Observer is packing up and heading out to the Consumer Electronics Show again, and we’ll be scouring the massive expo halls to find the latest and greatest in tech. This year, just like last, it already looks like the common theme for companies is to try to catch up with Apple, or even out-Apple Apple, and the show hasn’t even started yet.