The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a time for massive PR blitzes and the fruits of massive technical efforts and trial visions of the our electronics future. Should all the new CES TV technologies and announcements alarm Apple? Are opportunities disappearing? John Martellaro doesn't think so.
Your iPhone may take great photos, but what if you want to take the images you capture and add an extra artistic touch? As they say, there's an app for that, and we rounded up some of our favorite image effects choices for the iPhone and iPad. Read on to see which image effects apps we use with our iPhones and iPads.
Ever wonder why Android upgrades are...shall we say, spotty? In an attempt to "bring transparency" to the upgrade process, HTC has published an excellent infographic detailing the many steps every update must go through.
What would you do if Bill Gates was your Secret Santa? If you were reddit member NY1227, you'd have a cow. Literally, you'd have a cow. And so would some other person somewhere out there in the emerging—or not-so-emerging world. Bryan Chaffin explains.
It's the nature of technology and marketing. We move along at an ever increasing pace. While many will say 4K TV (UHD) has no visible benefits from a distance, there's no content and the TVs are too expensive, it won't matter. Soon enough, we'll all be on the 4K bandwagon.
Traveling cross town or cross country doesn't have to be a frustrating misadventure, especially if you load up your iPhone with the right apps to keep you organized and on top of your travel plans. The Mac Observer put together a list of the five essential apps for any traveler to help you navigate traffic, avoid missing your flight, organize your travel reservations, stay dry, and avoid going hungry on the road.
Modern digital fabrication technology has made is easy for companies to throw a product together for not much money. But what about the hassle that starts when you get it home? How does this compare to Apple's philosophy? John Martellaro weighs in.
Another Black Friday has come and gone, and once again Apple's iOS devices were by far the most popular devices for mobile shopping, crushing Android. According to IBM, mobile traffic and sales increased, with iPhones and iPads accounting for almost all of it. Bryan Chaffin looks at the issues.
Judge Denise Kote not only saddled Apple with a court-appointed outside attorney to monitor the company's antitrust compliance, she then picked the attorney she wanted—Michael Bromwich—without also establishing how much he would be paid. The result? After two weeks on the job, Mr. Bromwich is trying to charge Apple $1,100 per hour. Bryan Chaffin thinks this is outrageous.
Referring to Windows RT, Microsoft's executive for devices Julie Larson-Green recently said: "We should not have called it Windows." And so it goes with Microsoft's recent confusion about OSes and branding with its mobile devices. The good news is that some clarity appears to be emerging -- as soon as Windows RT dies.
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