Apple

2016 MacBook Pro - Is it worth the cost?

MacBook Pro 2016 Love-Hate: A quirky laptop that feels rushed to market

It's a well-worn cliche to be sure. But: Would Steve Jobs have approved of the new (late) 2016 MacBook Pro laptops? Of course we will never know. If I were a betting man I'd wager "no." Though I originally bought a Surface Book (with Performance Base) to replace my long-in-the-tooth MacBook...
Amazfit Smartwatch for Android and iOS Devices

Pebble is Dead: 5 smartwatches you should buy instead

Pebble is dead! Long live Pebble! Everybody's favorite underdog wearable startup is no longer. Pebble has officially been acquired by San Francisco-based fitness tracker Fitbit. Say it ain't so. Oh, it be so. We know the deal is worth about $40 million. Those that backed Pebble on Kickstarter for its new models...
Microsoft Surface Book

Top 5: Best alternatives to a MacBook Pro laptop (Hint: they run Microsoft Windows)

If you're in the market to upgrade your laptop these are the most interesting of times. Apple is doubling down on its premium approach. New MacBook Pros start at $1,499 (USD) and go up rapidly from there, with the entry 15-inch Pro model starting at a not insignificant $2,499. Gulp. Meanwhile,...
Touch Bar drives foot traffic to Apple Store

The real reason why Apple hyped Touch Bar

Interesting thing this Touch Bar. Apple's replacement of function keys with a dynamic OLED strip that can change based on what you're working on, is certainly unique. If you want, it can be just a standard Apple MacBook function strip featuring the usual controls: screen brightness, volume and music controls......
Which to Buy: Microsoft Surface Book or Apple MacBook Pro

Laptop Dilemma: Surface Book or MacBook Pro?

Microsoft is on a fierce comeback. Who ever thought a Windows laptop would be a viable alternative to the vaunted MacBook? That day is here.
MacBook Pro Touch ID - Magic Toolbar

Apple prefers we touch a Touch Bar instead of a screen

Microsoft says: touch the screen anywhere. Apple says: only touch this narrow strip. Will Apple's Magic Toolbar and non-touch screen philosophy result in an exodus of buyers?
5 Reasons Why the Smartwatch Market Tanked

5 reasons why the smartwatch market took a dramatic nosedive

It was the next big thing. Until it became a boring party trick.
Google Pixel smartphones

Google refreshes smartphone brand, launches “Pixel” phones starting from $649

Consumers are accustomed to paying a premium for an iPhone, but will it work for a Google phone?
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 on mission to kill the DSLR

It looks like Apple is on a mission to kill more than just the headphone jack. Camera. Camera. Camera. For a relatively long segment of today's Apple presentation, the emphasis was on the innovative software technology behind the camera in the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Rather: cameras. As...
Pebble Health App Updates 2016

Pebble 4.0 is here, all about “glance and go” and fitness tracking

In advance of its next wave of smartwatches -- Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 -- the upstart company that continues to innovate where others have slowed has released a significant update. Pebble today took the wraps off its latest software update. The Silicon Valley-based wearable company says the new 4.0 release...