iOS 9 Brings Multitasking to iPad

2:39 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · Product News

iOS 9 brings multitasking to iPad

The iPad is going to get more useful when iOS 9 ships this fall because it introduces multitasking, or the ability to work with two apps at the same time. Apple also redesigned the on-screen keyboard to make it easier to t

Apple’s iOS 9 gets Improved Siri, New Apps

2:12 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · Product News

iOS 9 has big improvements for Siri, power management, more

Apple's Craig Federighi showed off iOS 9 during Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference, and it looks like the company wants to make our iPhones an even bigger part of our daily lives. It also includes changes like renaming Passbook to Wallet, and introducing the News app.

Apple Unveils OS X El Capitan with Loads of Refinements

1:29 PM, Jun. 8th, 2015 · · Product News

Os X El Capitan, coming this fall as a free upgrade

Apple's first big reveal for Worldwide Developer Conference this year was OS X El Capitan, the version of the Mac operating system to replace OS X Yosemite. The new version was shown off by Craig Federighi who said Apple focused on experience and performance.

ShowTime Goes Standalone with Apple TV Exclusive at Launch

6:52 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2015 · · Product News

Apple TV

ShowTime announced Wedneday that it will offer its content over the Internet as a streaming service, similar to HBO's move earlier in 2015. The service will launch as an Apple TV exclusive in July for US$10.99 per month. HBO Go is $14.99 per month.

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And thus continues the unraveling of the legacy cable TV industry.

Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Over Fire Hazard

11:18 AM, Jun. 3rd, 2015 · · Product News

Apple issued a voluntary recall Wednesday morning for the Beats Pill XL portable Bluetooth speaker citing the potential for the device's battery to overheat and pose a fire hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that of the 231,000 units sold, there were eight reports of over heating with one saying their fingers were burned and other saying their desk was damaged.

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Fire hazards from batteries are a serious issue, so don't take this recall lightly. If you have a Beats Pill XL, stop using it now and get return it to Apple for a refund.

Asus Discovers Watch ‘Crown’ For ZenWatch 2 Android Wear

7:21 PM, Jun. 1st, 2015 · · Product News

Asus Discovers Watch 'Crown' For ZenWatch 2 Android Wear

The watch crown. It's been a part of pocket watches and wristwatches for centuries and decades, respectively. Apple recognized this and made it a central feature of the Apple Watch's interface. And now Asus has recognized it and made it an on/off switch.

Hands on with Google Photos

4:50 PM, Jun. 1st, 2015 · · Product News

Google Photos was announced last week at Google's annual developer conference. Kelly takes a closer look and shows some of the features that make it an interesting competitor to other cloud storage solutions.

Windows 10 Launches on July 29, Cozies up with iPhone

10:30 AM, Jun. 1st, 2015 · · Product News

Windows 10 coming on July 29 with tight iPhone support

Microsoft Operating Systems Vice President Joe Belfiore promised tight iPhone integration with Windows 10, and now that could be only weeks away. The major PC operating system update is set for release on July 29, or a little over a month after Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference.

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Microsoft is all about being present on every platform instead of being the only platform. This really isn't Steve Ballmer's Microsoft any more.

Swatch Plans to Release Internet-Connected Smartwatch Late Summer

5:00 PM, May. 29th, 2015 · · Product News

Smartwatch Crystal Ball

Swatch Group plans to release its first Internet-connected smartwatch later this summer. The Wall Street Journal reported that CEO Nick Hayek told his company's shareholders that the device would be released in Switzerland and "one big country" that he didn't specify.

Skype for Mac Hotfix Released to fix Audio Selection Issues

11:21 AM, May. 29th, 2015 · · Product News

On Friday Microsoft released an update for Skype for Mac, version 7.8.390, that fixes the audio selection bug introduced earlier this week. In the new version Skype will again honor the audio device selections chosen in Skype > Preferences > Audio/Video. The prior version ignored these selections and defaulted everything to whatever was chosen in OS X's system preferences. Skype for Mac 7.8.390 is available using Skype's built-in update function or as a manual download from Skype. Kudos to the Skype team for engineering a quick fix!